Sunday, February 25, 2018

Coffee & Cards with Deb & Celeste 2/25

This month Celeste and I decided to highlight some of our Favorite Stamps .  This month instead of having a guest blogger, we are telling you about a new blog. My friend Nola Pierce Chandler has designed some stamps ( her first ) for Impression Obsession AND has also just started a blog Snickerdoodle Studios . Of course, I fell in love with her coffee stamps and they are my favorites for today's post !! I also decided to use another of my favorite supplies - Project Life cards. 

  • Using the Impression Obsession stamp set Coffee Set / Valentine , I stamped the girl image on a Project Life "Gather"  journal card and the travel mug images on several colors of scrap paper. Memories India Black Ink was my go-to ink.
  • A fun striped card base from the American Arts "Shimelle"  boxed card collection added a fun background to the stamped images.
  • Brea Reese Markers  were used to color in the images. These are my latest marker purchase and I really LOVE them !! I also used a few Faber-Castell PITT Artist pens.
  • I cut a small tan doily to fit in the upper left corner of the journal card and adhered it with my Tombow MONO+ Adhesive Runner . I then adhered the journal card at a diagonal on the right side of the card base. 
  • I stamped my initial, Celeste's and Nola's on the travel mugs. 
  • The travel mugs were fussy-cut and popped up on the left side of the card base with Tombow Foam Tabs .
  • Ranger Glossy Accents added the appearance of glass to the lenses. 
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Brush Marker added some shimmer to her hair.

Teal, pink and purple are the colors of the Thyroid Cancer ribbon.. I am a 3 year survivor and find myself using these colors often in my projects. They seemed perfect for this card !! I hope that you will check out Celeste's blog Crafting Junky to see what she chose as her favorite stamps. And Nola's blog at Snickerdoodle Studios is a fun place to get lots of creative ideas. You can also see all of her stamps at Impression Obsession . 

My coffee for today is Cinnamon Churro  in a beautiful Starbucks cup that was designed by English fashion designer, Charlotte Ronson. I actually didn't now who she was, but just fell in love with the cup !!

Thank you for visiting Meticulosity !!

Debra Davison

Thursday, February 22, 2018

February Cookies - Take 2

Spring is definitely in the air and Cookie Challenge #88 pays tribute to that with a bird/birdhouse theme. This month's sponsor at the IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE Challenge Blog is Pattie's Creations Digital Images. I hope that after you check out my project, you will also look at the projects from the other Design Team members. And I'd also like to invite you to link up one of your creations to the post.. You have 2 weeks from Feb. 22 to join us .

I will confess that this Bird Crazy stamp set and the matching dies have been in my possession since 2015. A friend got them for me at a stamp show in California and even had Tim Holtz himself sign the die packaging. I will admit that I had something of a fangirl moment when I held the dies in my hands. It was really fun getting creative with these stamps and I am sure I will be using them again very soon !!

    • On a pnk card base, I mounted a background of pink tree/ branch patterned paper
    • I stamped 3 different birds on a variety of different colored scraps and also a few on some Neenah Stardust White cardstock
    • Using the dies, I cut out the 3 birds and also their wings. 
    • I fussy-cut the eyes and beak from the Stardust White cardstock and adhered them to the birds after coloring some of them with my favorite markers.
    • After coloring the wings, I adhered them to each bird. A Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker added some shimmer to  several of the wings. 
    • The birds were adhered to the background with Tombow MONO Adhesive+ and the saying from a Dylusions Coloring Sheet was popped up using Tombow Foam Tabs.

This was a fun card to make. These birds can be used in so many ways !! I'm sorry I waited so long to get them inky .. They were perfect for this Challenge.  Thank you for visiting Meticulosity and be sure to look at all of the Design Team projects here.

Debra Davison / Meticulosity

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

February Cookies - Take 1

Challenge #87 over at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie is all about hearts and love and red and white and Valentines. Our sponsor this time is My Besties . This challenge is open for 2 weeks starting Feb. 8 and I hope you will take a peek at all of the Design Team creations AND maybe even link up something of your own. 

I have had this wonderful AMOR stamp by Hero Arts for quite some time but had never inked it up !! So, the time was right to get creative with it. Along with a red and white Valentine theme, I used a non-traditional color card base.

I hope you like my Frida Amor card !! I am a big fan of Frida and her work  - you can find out more about her here. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my card. Do you like  more "traditional" Valentines?? I love combining patterned papers & backgrounds with stamped images and this card was no exception. Be sure to check out the Challenge page for all of the team's designs. And if you'd like, you can link up a project -- we would love that !! 

Thank you for visiting Meticulosity.
And thank you again to our sponsor -  My Besties .

Debra Davison