Sunday, March 25, 2018

Coffee & Cards With Deb & Celeste 3/25

Hello again and thanks for checking out our monthly blog collaboration . Celeste and I are happy to welcome Marilyn DeGroot as our guest blogger this month. You can find Marilyn at Mississippi-McGyver. I have known her since 2014 when we were on the Design Team of Mountain Plains Crafters. She is an amazing papercrafter and makes the most beautiful projects. I am in awe of her talent !! Earlier this month, Celeste was blessed with her second grandchild and that is our theme for this month -  babies !! 

I don't have many baby-themed stamps but I remembered that I had a few from Unity Stamp Company and decided to combine them in this card to celebrate the birth of Madelyn Celeste.

  • I started with a scrap piece of pink paper that also had some yellow highlights. Using Memories India Black Ink, I stamped the Unity Stamp Company image Tickled Pink in the lower right hand corner. The stars are an older Unity stamp "Twinkle Twinkle". I stamped that in the upper right hand corner. 
  • The baby carriage was also stamped on a piece of my hoarded Basic Grey paper from the "Out of Print" collection and I fussy-cut the image. I had  also stamped the stars on a piece of scrap pale yellow paper and also fussy-cut those. 
  • I paper-punched the clouds, also using the "Out of Print" paper and stapled them to the pink background paper with silver staples. 
  • A piece of gold star washi was placed along the top edge of the background paper.
  • The stars were popped up on top of the stamped image using Tombow Foam Tabs . The carriage was adhered over the stamped image with Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue.
  • I wrote the baby's name and date of birth using Google Docs,cut them out and adhered them on the lower  right side of the card with Tombow MONO Adhesive+ .
  • To finish the card, I adhered the background to a kraft base. 

I'm so excited to see what Marilyn made and hope you will visit her at Mississippi-McGyver to see her project. Celeste can be found at Crafting Junky . I'm happy to be celebrating the birth of Celeste's son's baby girl. Best wishes to Brian and his wife, Erika. 

Today, my coffee is Pecan Pie and I'm using a fun mug by Suzy Toronto that I found at Tuesday Morning.  It's bright, big and I absolutely LOVE it !!

Thank you for visiting Meticulosity.

Debra Davison/ Meticulosity

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March Cookies - Take 2

As we all head into warmer weather, what better than a Springtime theme for Cookie Challenge #90 over at the IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE Challenge Blog !! Our inspiration photo is full of bunnies, chicks, ducks, eggs and fabulous spring colors . I had recently bought a couple 6x6 paper pads at Tuesday Morning and knew they would be perfect for a Spring-themed project. Our fabulous sponsor for this Challenge is Little Blue Button Stamps

I don't send many Easter cards or have many Easter stamps, but I did recently buy a few at the amazing Hobby Lobby clearance. I found wood-mounted stamps clearanced for $1 and $2 dollars so somehow they jumped into my cart. I do love wood-mounted stamps but have been trying to downsize recently to make my stash more manageable !! As usual, my card did not turn out like any of the ideas I had in my brain, But I am thrilled with it and now just need to decide who to send it to. 

Spring is in The Air

  • Using  a piece of pale yellow Bazzill card stock, I made the card base.  
  • The floral images were from a piece of Pebbles "Garden Party" paper . I cut off the 4th floral design in the bottom right corner and placed a piece of coordinating paper from the same pad in its place. 
  • The Easter basket is a Mason-Row stamp from Hobby Lobby. I used Memories India Black Ink to stamp the basket onto Stardust White cardstock, as well as a few scraps of coordinating spring-colored paper.
  • I cut out the basket and eggs, colored them with some favorite markers and then adhered them to a fussy-cut basket image. 
  • I popped up the basket in the lower R corner of the card with Tombow foam tabs, then positioned a Tim Holtz Small Occasions sentiment above it.
  • To complete the card, I placed 3 sequins above the sentiment and numerous rhinestones and pearls on the flowers.  
  • All items were adhered with Tombow Adhesives -  both MONO Permanent Adhesive+ Runner and MONO Aqua Liquid Glue.

Take a look at my teammate's projects here and be inspired  by their Spring designs.  Each challenge is open for 2 weeks. Link up one of your own creations by April 4 for a chance at a prize from our sponsor this time, Little Blue Button Stamps. 

Thank you so much for visiting Meticulosity 

Debra Davison

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

March Cookies - Take 1

This month's cookie challenge - #89 - celebrates all things music. Over at the IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE Challenge Blog , we are showing you our musical creations .  Our sponsor for this challenge is Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps and several team members have used their images. Take a look at my project and those of my team-mates and if you are inspired, link up a creation of your own. The challenge is open for 2 weeks, starting March 8 !!

My guy Brian is a singer/songwriter/guitar player and we have the opportunity to listen to many local musicians in the Hampton Roads area.  This challenge inspired me to make a birthday card for a friend who plays in a band with his wife. John and Laurel have been good friends and we always love to hear them play with their band, The Muddy Gems.  They were the inspiration for this card. No one who hears them play could ever doubt that they are making time for the things that they love.

  • I started with a piece of Bazzill blue cardstock as my base.
  • The guitar image from the Visible Image stamp set  Music Speaks was stamped in Staz On "Blue Hawaii" ink  on a scrap piece of marbled blue paper.
  • A piece of black paper with gold foil accents from the Bella Blvd. paper pad Make Your Mark was adhered along the left side of the blue card base.
  • The guitar image  was adhered at an angle onto the card base. A Tombow MONO+ Permanent Adhesive Runner was used to adhere this image and the paper along the L side.
  • I placed 3 turquoise sequins around the guitar to finish the card.

Heart Musical Note stamp from Memory Box
( back of card )

I'm glad that you stopped by to see what I was inspired to create  Music is an important part of many of my friend's lives and it was fun to take part in this challenge !! I hope you will take a look at the other projects from our Challenge Design Team. Link up a project of your own here and you could win some digis from our sponsors at Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.

Debra Davison / Meticulosity