Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June Cookies - Take 1

For the June Challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie , we have a beautiful  inspiration picture that is sweet, feminine and maybe even a little bridal. I love how each of our team members show us their take on the Challenge photo and this one is no exception !! I think this Inspiration photo is absolutely gorgeous ..

I have had this amazing Penny Black stamp for awhile and knew it was the one for this challenge. My friend Liz McGuire makes the most gorgeous cards with her Penny Black stamps and I am going to be sending this card to her for inspiring me !!

  • Using Memories India Black Ink, I stamped the Melle Papillion stamp from Penny Black on   Strathmore watercolor paper
  • I colored the image with a variety of my favorite Faber-Castell, Stampin' Up and Brea Reese markers . 
  • On a turquoise cardstock card base, I adhered a piece of scrap pink-patterned paper down the left side.
  • I placed the stamped image near the top of the card and adhered it, leaving space at the bottom to adhere a pink border, made with the Scallops On the Edge die by Tim Holtz.
  • Tombow Adhesives were used on all elements, both MONO Aqua Liquid Glue and the MONO Adhesive + .
  • The Happiness die cut is from A Cut Above Dies by Verve who unfortunately is closing down at the end of June. They are having a great sale and I wish them all the best . I am sure I will be posting many fun projects with my Verve stamps for a long time to come !! 
  • I added some shimmery highlights with a Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen.

Please take a look at my fellow Design Team Member's projects. I hope you will be inspired to create something and link it to this challenge. Our sponsor is Fred She Said and they will be giving a prize to 1 lucky winner. The challenge lasts 2 weeks so put on your thinking caps and link up a card or tag or journal page, anything you'd like !!

Thank you for visiting Meticulosity !!

Debra Davison

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Anniversary & Coffee Hop Winners

The month of May was my 4 year blogiversary and this past week was the fun Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I picked 2 winners at random from comments made on my anniversary posts and 1 person from comments on my Coffee Hop cards. I had so many amazing comments and such love shown for my posts that I wish I could thank each of you in person !! You inspire me and I will be forever grateful for that !!

The winners of my Anniversary blog candy are Diana Larson and Denise Bryant. And for commenting on my cards during the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Karen Letchworth will receive some blog candy . Please PM me with your snail mail addresses so I can send you some Happy Mail .. Thank you all so much for visiting Meticulosity and supporting my crazy.wonderful, blissful papercrafting life !!

Stay creative and drink coffee !!
Debra Davison / Meticulosity

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Obsessive Coffee Disorder

Another day, another card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I have linked up a card every day so far  and for  today's card, I'll be combining my love of coffee and letter-writing ( namely, mailing letters ). I found some amazing 3 cent coffee pot stamps while searching the USPS website one day. Now, I rarely have a use for 3 cent stamps but I figured I could use them on heavier envelopes or when I'm making cards. They are a lovely antique coffee pot and I think they were perfect for this card !!

  • I cut a scrap piece of ledger-patterned paper and adhered it to a kraft card base. 
  • For my main image, I used the Coffee 1 images from Anthony's Paper Craft. I love these images - they appear very vintage and the lettering is amazing. They were stamped with Memories India Black Ink.
  • I adhered the patterned paper to the kraft base using Tombow MONO Adhesive+.
  • 3 coffee-pot stamps were placed down the left side of the patterned paper. I left the backing on the stamps so they could be peeled off and used by the recipient.
  • Across the upper right side of the card, I adhered 4 small gold banners.
  • I tied a piece of Maya Road twine cording across the top of the card.
  • The card is displayed on a piece of paper from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Correspondence" paper pad. It is a Parcel Post Rate page.

Thanks again to everyone for visiting Meticulosity to see all of my Coffee cards this week. I always have an amazing time with this Hop and have to give a shout-out to Amy Tsuruta for being the fabulous host of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop !!  Check out the many wonderful projects over at the Hop !! And be sure to comment on this post for a chance to win some blog candy from me. 

Debra Davison / Meticulosity

May Cookies - Take 3

How lucky are we that we get to have 3 helpings of cookies in May !! The more cookies the better !! Our Challenge this time is all about graduation and gold.. It is that time of year when our children, friends and family members graduate and move on to the next phase in their lives. I did not have any specific graduation stamps but as you all know, that has never stopped a stamper from creating a card!! This is our inspiration picture for the next 2 weeks and our sponsor is Imagine That Digistamp. They will be providing a prize to one lucky person who links up a card .

I made my card for a co-worker who recently obtained her BSN while working full time at the hospital and taking care of her family. No small feat !! I made it a bit flowery but also stayed with a simple gold theme for the stamped image. I hope you like it !!

  • I stamped the typewriter from the Stampendous "Floral Typewriter" set onto a piece of watercolor paper, using Memories India Black Ink. The bravo stamp is by Stampin' Up.
  • I trimmed the image and then matted it with some gold glitter paper, leaving just a small area of the glitter showing around the edges.
  • I adhered the stamped image to a floral wood-designed card base with Tombow adhesive. 
  • Using a gold Kaisercraft Glitter gel pen, I highlighted some areas of the typewriter and the flowers.
Check out the projects by my teammate's here. And head over to the Imagine That page and look at all of their fantastic digis !! I appreciate you taking the time to visit Meticulosity. Comment on my Coffee Blog Hop posts for a chance to win some blog candy !!

Debra Davison / Meticulosity
est. 2014

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

These Are The Days

I've been having so much fun this week  with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and my blog collaboration with Celeste and also the Challenge Blog If You Give a Crafter a Cookie. I've enjoyed seeing everyone else's creations too !! Today, I combined my love of cards and coffee with my love of planners  - to be more exact, my love of planner stickers !! This card  is perfect for today's link-up in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

This card shows how just one stamp and a few stickers can help you create a beautiful card.  Not alot of coloring or embellishments. Simple... I send lots of snail mail and sometimes even type letters with my vintage Hermes Rocket Typewriter, so this card is absolutely perfect for ME !!

Please take a moment to comment here as I am having a blog candy giveaway for 1 lucky person.  I hope you will also sign up to follow my blog. Check out the other link-ups for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop too. 

Debra Davison / Meticulosity
est. 2014

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Unicorn Coffee ?? Why, Yes Please !!

I am totally 100% smitten with this teeny unicorn face. I want to stamp it everywhere !! So, today is Day 5 of the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I couldn't wait any longer ! I had to finally use this stamp on a card .. You've got to admit -- it is just the sweetest !! Even if you aren't a fan of unicorns.. And believe me, I am NOT a unicorn fanatic or unicorn obsessed - but this little face got to me !! You can tell by the number of exclamation points I am using ... And I did just happen to have some too cute unicorn washi, so this card happened :

  • I stamped the coffee cup from Stamplorations " Winter Mug " with Memories India Black ink onto a piece of Neenah Stardust White cardstock.
  • I fussy-cut the coffee cup and adhered it to the lower right side of a Mollie & Rex watercolored card base, using Tombow MONO Adhesive+ .
  • The coffee, cup rim and handle were colored with Prismacolor pencils . 
  • The unicorn face from was stamped onto the cup, also using Memories India black ink.
  • The face was colored with a combination of Sharpies and Kaisercraft gel pens  ( glitter and metallic ).
  • Several designs of washi tape by Recollections were placed along the left side and top of the card .
  • Tim Holtz Ideaology " Small Talk " sentiment was placed above the coffee cup.

I'm linking this card up to the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. There are almost 900 projects linked up already and the inspiration is endless !! Please comment on my card for a chance at some blog candy. And thank you for visiting Meticulosity. 

Debra Davison / Meticilosity

Monday, May 28, 2018

Coffee Talk

Day 4 of the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is here and today I'm using a fun stamp from one of my favorite companies -Rubber Moon. They have a great selection of stamps and art supplies and the most amazing customer service ever !! I love their variety of stamps - from celestial to quirky to cute birds and everything in between. You have to check them out !! They are also having a Memorial Day sale that runs through today, May 28. I love that they give you the option of cling or wood-mounted stamps. I am a stamper from way back and although wood-mounted take up more space, there are just some stamps that I want to have displayed for inspiration 24/7 !!

There's nothing I love better than hanging out at the bookstore or coffee shop, either alone or with a friend. Sometimes you just need to catch up with friends and chit-chat over coffee. And that's why I love this  Rubber Moon stamp - Let's Talk designed by Jane Cather. I'm meeting a friend for coffee today and will be taking her one of these cards. I hope you are inspired to spend some time with a friend soon and enjoy a bit of coffee talk !!

Let's Talk

  • On a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper, I stamped the Let's Talk image using Memories India Black ink . 
  • I colored in the image with some favorite markers - Sharpies, Faber-Castell & Brea Reese.
  • A few clouds  were paper-punched from scrap paper and stapled to the stamped image.
  • I adhered the stamped image to a scrap piece of pale green checked paper, then attached that to the front of a bright pink card base. All adhesive used is by Tombow
  • I'm very proud that I used some of my hoarded coffee washi tape below the stamped image. These are from a collection I got on clearance at AC Moore,
  • The image on this card was perfect for bright shades and it's so much fun to color . I'm sad I don't have a few hats like  these to take with me today when I meet my friend for coffee !!

I hope you're enjoying my posts for the Blog Hop. I'm giving away some blog candy so be sure to leave a comment. There are already 600 cards linked up in the Hop , so head on over to take a look and be inspired !! Thank you for visiting Meticulosity !!

Debra Davison / Meticulosity
est. 2014