Saturday, May 26, 2018

Coffee Lovers Bloghop comments for flicker, pinterest and instagram entries and any entry that I had trouble commenting on

In an effort to leave comments for the coffee lover's bloghop, for flicker entries, instagram entries, pinterest entries or any other entry that I am having difficulty commenting on I will leave your # and comment here. I will update as the hop goes on

70 Love the butterflies. So pretty.
79 Love the tea bag folding. Pretty flower
83 Love the roses. Your coloring is fabulous. Love the sentiment
101 Love how you did the sentiment with the label maker.
128 Nice CAS design.
132. Love your layout.
134 Pretty card.
135 Love how you colored the flowers
136 love how it looks like the beach behind the cup.
137 Great CAS design
138 Love the tag
139 Love all the little hearts
141 cute tag
142 Great CAS card
146 Love the butterflies
147 pretty background
149 love the lace
150 cute card. Love how you staged your photo
152 love the pinecones
153 love the doily
154 great sentiment
156 great CAS card
157 cute little squirrel
158 love the little heart
159 love the "table cloth"
161 cute card. love the twine
168 love the floral panel.
169 such a peaceful background behind the cup
171 love the way the coffee sentiment hangs off the tag
172 love the yellow ribbon and the floral paper
173 love the polka dotted cup
174 love the button, twine and gingham ribbon
175 love how the yellow ribbon brings out the yellow flower on the floral paper.
176 love the dotted paper you used.
177 love the hexagon paper and flower
178 love the stitching
180 love the sentiment
181 great CAS design
188 love the artsy background.  I was drawn to the left corner with the gorgeous color and the trellis.
206 love the little hearts
211 love the flowers and paper piecing
212 love the bling butterfly
223 love the books behind the coffee cup
232 love the rose paper and the plaid ribbon
233 pretty rustic ribbon and flowers
234 love the ribbons and flowers
235 love the crinkle ribbon and sequins
236 great job on your paper pieced cup
237 like the little straw
238 love the stitching and the rose paper
239 I like the CAS design of your card
240 love the floral paper and the doily
241 pretty paper and green die cut
249 cute mouse. I like your stitching
255 love the pretty background paper
256 pretty birthday card
288 love the sentiment on the photo and the cute little cup
296 great sentiment, love the stars
299 like the teal flowers on the coffee pot
300 I like the way you colored the stacked cups
301 I the earth tones you used
302 I like the little hearts on the coffee sleeve
303 I like the heart on the cup and the little banners on the cup
304 I like all the layers
305 I like the background behind your cup and the shiny coffee cup sleeve
306 I like how the sun rays look behind the breakfast crew
308 Great CAS card
309 I like the papers that you used
310 I like the stenciled background
311 Nice CAS look
312 love the ribbon on your tag
318 I like your embossed sunshine background
323 Love the yellows. I like how your dimensional flower matches the flower on the cup.
334 very pretty CAS card
337 I like how the blue background makes the "coffee" die stand out
344 Pretty beach scene
346 Awesome job paper piecing  Love the torn edges of the dp
347 some reason your blog doesn't like me. I love the morning glories and the dimensional morning glories.
351 I like the die cut corners
356 I like the paper doily
357 those little birds on the branch are so cute
358 love the coffee stains the rose paper is so pretty. Love the ribbons.
360 What a fabulous bow love how the coffee stain looks with the circle dp.
361 love how the floral dp looks with the plaid paper
362 such pretty paper on your tag
363 love the little polka dotted paper
365 love the coffee rings
366 love how the ribbon and flowers look
367 cute little floral coffee pot
368 love the bold colors on your tag
372 Bold CAS card
379 So cute love how the flap opens up to show those cute little manatees
385 love all the circles with the plaid background
386 cute little girls. I love the flowers
391 cute sentiment





Porcelain Paper Butterfly Coffee Mug Tags

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I am back with my second project for day 2 of the

I made this coffee mug layered tag with a porcelain paper butterfly.
I started by stamping the mug onto rose patterned paper. 

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I colored the "gaps" on the cup with copper ink pen. I added highlights with white acrylic paint and I took a brown marker to color the "coffee" in the cup.
I stamped the mug 3 more times on white cardstock and glued all the layers together so that it has sturdiness.
I next stamped butterfly from 

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I colored and fussy cut the butterfly on the left. I stamped it 3 more times on white cardstock and 1 more time on black cardstock. I then flooded the top with Aleene's tacky glue. It took several hours to dry. So I had to be patient and drink several cups of coffee while I waited. 

While I waited for it to dry, I used 
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to cut out some tags. One of white cardstock and one from the scraps left over from the cup.
I stamped  sentiment on white cardstock using


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The tags are layered on top of the mug. I punched a hole in the mug and tied all the tags to the mug with twine. 


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Friday, May 25, 2018

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Stacked Tea Cups



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Here is my first  project for the 

I made a little porcelain paper pin.


I used 

STAMPlorations

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I stamped on floral dp and fussy cut the cups out. 
Then I put drops of glue on my acetate folder to hold the pieces down. Then I "flooded" the pieces with Aleene's tacky glue. This is a fun technique to do but you have to have  ton of patience. This project took 12 hrs to complete. 

While the individual cups were drying,I worked on the base of the pin.  I stamped the image again onto white cardstock 3 times and onto black once. I fussy cut them out and glued the 3 white layers to the black one, with the black one on the bottom. That is so that it has a finished looking back. When the individual cups dried, I glued them to the base. I "trimed" each cup with gold acrylic paint.  For the back of the pin, I took just a plain safety pin and put strips of black  cardstock over it to hold it to the base.

I really like how the gold paint finished the pin off.

 Here is a photo of me wearing the pin.
 

I am going to give a stacked teacup pin to one of the people who leaves a comment on this post.  If you would like to order this stamp or any other STAMPlorations stamp, you can use the discount code below when checking out.


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Stencil Sunday double tag with dragonfly



I started my double tag project by stenciling with

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I colored it with a marker, sprayed with water and placed on cardstock.
I did it several times with different colors of marker each time.




This is the result. I used this paper to make tags and dragonfly.


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I put a layer tulle in between the dragonfly layers and added glue and glitter.





I stamped and colored 
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I did burned glue technique. I put a generous amount of 
Aleene's tacky glue to the center of the flower.


After the glue was burned I colored it with a sharpie marker.



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There is still time to join our May Mixed Media Challenge.


Monday, May 14, 2018

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is a color challenge: pastels.

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and


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I had a lot of fun making this tag. I used stencils and markers to make the cotton candy looking background. I glued aluminum foil to cardboard for the liner. I cut the cupcake out of pink and added glitter for sugar.





Monday, May 7, 2018

John 14:6

No card today, just some thoughts about John 14:6

Yesterday the  youth at church were asked to share how they would tell others why Jesus is not just "A way" to heaven but the "ONLY way". They put 
John 14:6 in their own words.
Here is what John 14:6 says
Jesus, answered,
 "I am the way
 and the truth
 and the life.
 No one comes
 to the Father
 except through me."

A week ago, our preacher taught on 1 Peter 3:15 which says
But in you hearts honor Christ the Lord
as holy, always being prepared to make a 
defense to anyone who asks you for a 
reason for the hope that is in you,
yet do it with gentleness and respect.

I know that for me it helps me be prepared if I write things down. So I am going to attempt to share some of the thoughts I had about John 14:6.

There are different types of roads. There are smooth four lane highways and there are narrow country dirt roads. What determines which roads to take? For me I take the roads that get me where I want to go. A four lane highway might be easy and nice to drive, but if I take it, and it isn't going anywhere near my destination, I have wasted my time and I am "lost". While driving on a freeway before, I have missed my exit and ended up driving miles in the wrong direction before I could turn around and get to the "right" road. 

How do you know which road is the "right" road. Well, if you are going somewhere that you have never been before you can hope that you will just somehow find the way there or you can ask for directions.  But you have to be careful in who you trust for directions. 

When my husband and I were on our honeymoon, I attempted to give him directions. We were visiting San Diego, CA. I had been there several times with my family growing up and I thought I could give him directions to the beach. Well, we got to a beach, but not the one I wanted to take him too. I took him to dog beach. Which is like the name says, a beach where dogs were allowed, and not everyone picked up after their dogs if you know what I mean. It was not the nice beautiful beach I had been telling him about. I had gotten us lost. Ever since then when I think I know where I am going my husband will say "Are you dog beaching me again?" It is our family joke.
About 2 years ago, my son was going to a jazz band competition. He wanted to ride the bus there, but wanted me to drive him home. So going there I just followed the bus, but for coming home I had printed directions off of google maps so that I could navigate our way home. We got to Ottumwa, IA, and even trying to read the directions we got lost. It didn't help that is was snowing and dark outside. We drove around lost for what seemed like forever before we found the right road that would lead us home. Which we found just on our own not because of help from the directions.
Since I have never been to heaven, and that is my desired destination, I need to get directions. Do I want to trust just anyone to tell me how to get there? It is too important to me, I don't want to get lost on the way. What better person to give directions than someone who has already been there. Jesus left heaven to come to Earth, so I can trust him. I believe Jesus is the son of God and that what he says is the truth.
There are people who say "It doesn't matter what you believe. if you are a good person you will go to heaven." How reliable are these directions? Jesus says that no one comes to the Father except through me. Jesus doesn't say that he is A way he is the ONLY way. 
This got me to thinking about toll roads. Where driving on the road costs you money. I have a friend who found out the hard way what happens when you pass an unmanned toll booth and don't have the correct amount of change. He drove through anyway and what would have cost him only a couple of dollars turned into a big fine. I don't have enough $ to pay to be on the road to heaven. None of us do. It was a price only Jesus could pay and he paid it for us. All we have to do when we come to the toll booth is to say, "Jesus paid it all for me." 
Once on the "right" road, THE WAY to heaven, we will see others who are on different roads. We should try to tell them and let them know that they are going the wrong way.They may not listen to us but we should make every effort to warn them.

It made me think of the movie "Planes, trains and automobiles." Where they are driving the wrong direction on the freeway. Passengers in a car going the other right way try to motion to them that they are driving the wrong way. 





Sunday, May 6, 2018

Things with wings Mixed media project- STAMPlorations





Usually our mixed media challenges are anything goes. This month however there is a theme. THINGS WITH WINGS.

You can link up as many winged-themed mixed media project as you want as long as each project (NO CARDS)  uses a stencil and is a separate blog post.
You can use non STAMPlorations products, but if you have kids who ask what they can get you for Mother's day, you can share your STAMPlorations wish list with them. 
Prizes:$15 gift certificate for the winner -voted on by design team. And two randomly chosen winners will get a $5 gift certificate.


I am excited to share my project with you. The church I go to is having their banquet to honor women this weekend. Separate from Mother's day because not everyone has the opportunity to have children. We are having our banquet to honor women. Our theme is flowers. I made a little scripture easel decoration to go on the table that I'm decorating.  

I used the following:
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and 
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My table for the luncheon was sunflower themed. I used
STAMPlorations Sketched Suflower.
I die cut circles and stamped the sunflowers with black stazon ink. I water colored the sunflowers and then added gold glitter glue to the centers.

Do you see the little topper?


A photo of all the tables
 Local 4-H group helped prepare the food.

The desserts were so yummy.
 A local florist and her granddaughters came and gave a floral arranging demonstration.

With Mother's day coming up. I know that we all know someone who is going to be sad. Maybe they lost their mother, or child or have never been able to have children, or have a sick or a rebellious child. What ever it maybe I want to encourage you as well as myself to be aware of these ladies and extend a little extra love and kindness. Is there a random act of kindness that you can do for them?