Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sharing My heART

It's no secret that I love the art of letter writing. I absolutely love Snail Mail and connecting with friends near and far by mail. One of the projects I always look forward to being involved in is the Global Postcard Art Swap ( heART exchange ) . They have exchanges 3-4 times a year and you are given 3 people to send handmade postcards to. The theme for this swap was Nature Quotes. My postcards this time are being sent to Mexico, Wisconsin and Georgia.


  • The beautiful floral design from Stampendous was stamped onto some old dictionary pages, a wood grain paper and also some patterned paper.
  • I fussy cut the flowers from the patterned papers and adhered them to the stamped images on the dictionary pages. 
  • The quote was printed from my computer. I have always loved this quote - it reminds me to relax and breathe !! Everything happens in its own time. 
  • I adhered the dictionary pages to plain kraft postcards that I purchased on Amazon. 50 postcards for $9.99. A great deal and my favorites to create with !!
  • The leaves were colored with various green shades of Faber-Castell PITT Artist pens.
  • I adhered the quote to the postcards and then added some borders from a Tim Holtz "Scallops" On The Edge die.
  • Using my MISTI, I stamped another favorite quote from a Stampin' Up set on the opposite side  of the postcard.
  • I placed the postcards in clear envelopes and sent them on their way . 







I hope you've enjoyed seeing my postcards for the Global Postcard heART Swap. If you are a lover of Snail Mail and creativity, I hope you will consider joining in on the next Swap. Louise Gale is a fantastic hostess and amazing artist.  You can learn more about her HERE.

I received my first postcard from Vicki Oster from Florida.It's a gorgeous hand-drawn scene.It will go up on the board in my studio  for inspiration !!  I love it !!


Thank you so much for visiting Meticulosity !!

Debra Davison

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 savvystamps.com 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
est.2014