Thursday, October 22, 2015

Art Playing with Adornit and MPC

Thank you so much for joining us for the Adornit & Mountain Plains Crafters Blog Hop !! It's amazing to be involved in another Blog Hop with such a fabulous company and have the opportunity to use their fantastic Art Play Paintables again.There are new designs that just beg to be colored, paper-pieced and used in your next project.

First, I made a card using some fabulous Recollections "Steampunk Botanica" background paper  on a kraft card base. From top to bottom, I sponged Wild Honey and Forest Moss Distress inks, then Stampin' Up Peachy Parfait ink onto an Art Play Paintable. I colored the images with Distress and Neon markers and paper-pieced the mountain and house onto the background. After matting it with both  black and bronze glitter papers, I finished it off with a bit of Stampin' Up lace ribbon. 

The second project is an altered cookie/candy dish. Found at Michaels after Halloween last year for $1, I knew it would be fun to decorate it for this year's Trick-or-Treaters !! Using Distress markers, some blingy rhinestones and a few black pearls, I got it all ready for Halloween. A bit of Scotch brand Day of the Dead tape around the top of the dish was the perfect finishing touch. 

Alternate sides of candy/cookie dish

My last project is a Pocket Letter for my best friend in the whole wide world who is going through a health crisis with her 25 year old son. She lives in Maine and I am in Virginia. We met about 27 years ago working in the ICU and used to get together all the time to be crafty. I have been addicted to coloring lately and love how it reduces my stress levels,,, So this Pocket Letter is for her.. Some are colored, others are not. I left blank spaces for her and it will be sent to her with an array of markers, colored pencils and crayons !! The tag is an Art Play Paintable  from "Take Flight" by Carolee McMullin and the actual PL uses designs from  "Pray" , Creative Life" and "Create" by Stephanie Ackerman. I hope it relaxes her and allows her to de-stress a bit and think of me coloring  here as she is doing the same there..

Art Play Paintables by Stephanie Ackerman

This post has been brought to you by the word .

Collect all of the clues and follow the instructions on Adornit's post for a chance to win a great prize from Adornit. Comment on my blog post here for a chance to win some Art Play goodies from me! Your next stop on this blog hop is the fabulously artistic Paula. She is a creative genius and I cannot wait to see her coloring on this hop's projects. Head over to see her creations and get another word clue. Follow the links on Adornit's post ..

And thank you so much to Adornit for their amazing Art Play Paintables. It was so much fun making all of my projects and I cannot wait to send  the Pocket Letter to Sue... Now I think it's time to start on some Christmas designs !!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#fallclh Winner

What an amazing 2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop !! Thank you to everyone who visited Meticulosity and commented on my 5 cards.. It is always so much fun for me to join in on this Hop and I was so happy to be able to help Amy Tsuruta ( our Coffee Queen )  when she needed an extra pair of hands.. Congrats to all of the Flash and Super Sponsor winners and also to all of the Superstar Commenters !! Here is a link to all of them.. I also offered some coffee goodies as Blog candy and out of my 178 comments, the winner chosen randomly was  #96, commenting on my Top 5 card ---

Haha,love your top 5!! And that signature stamp is the greatest (have it too).

Of course, I couldn't just post the winner without making another card.... How simple is this one ?!?! A Starbucks coffee info card, the free Verve digis and a bit of background paper from a very old GCD Studios paper pad is all it took..  Plus a bit of a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella brush. And of course, a kraft card base... Don't you just love Kraft, especially this time of year ???

Again, congrats to Hetty !!!
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Friday, October 2, 2015

Autumn Blessings

One last card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. 
You can download them for free for a limited time HERE from Verve Stamps. I absolutely LOVE these stamps and couldn't wait to make a card with them immediately after I got them today !! I didn't even take a "professional"picture of my finished project-- just grabbed the phone and snapped as soon as it was finished.


Download the free images today. They really are the cutest. And please comment on my blog post for a chance to win some Coffee goodies from me... I've had such fun again with this Hop and already can't wait until the next one...

Thanks again to Amy Tsuruta for another fabulous Hop. There are 540 links already ... I think that's a record !!  And thank you again for visiting Meticulosity ..