Sunday, August 17, 2008

Glitter, Stamps n Coffee!

I am very ready for school to start----very ready. With being away combined with the move and three, ahem...shall we just call them creative children...life has been interesting.

Trying to get anything done around here is pretty much futile. That is pretty much why I stopped trying!!!

Here is my littlest sprinkling some glitter in my bathtub....(don't even ask me WHY there was glitter in the bathroom to begin with?!?!)

Ohhh pretty!!
Glitter glitter everywhere....and I am sure I will be finding it for a long time to come....
In these pictures Lauren was having a bit of a "googlie" eye day. She has exotropia so her eyes wander mostly just when she is tired....We are not ready for surgical correction just yet so she is monitored every six weeks and wears glasses for nearsightedness.
Here is my card for the fun name challenge (CNFS) I do with my CCEE group. Once a month we pick someone with a fun Splitcoaststampers sign-on name and create a card for her. This month it is Stamps'nCoffee...so the challenge was to make a coffee themed card .... AND if you can find a way to add something stamp related on your card like a image of a rubber stamp or similar, that would give you extra bonus points (GRIN...I LOVE bonus points!!!)

Joycelyn was one of my first SCS friends and I just love her--so this was so much fun!!
I used the My Favorite Things set called Hot Stuff for this card...the coffee cup worked perfectly and I love the sentiment.
I used the faux postage tutorial on SCS to create stamps. You can find the tutorial and template for the stamps here.

I stamped the coffee mugs on celery cardstock and blush cardstock and paper pieced the polkadots (I know...batty idea!) Then I went over the green and blush with Copics (which totally made the paper piecing seem redundant!) Oh well, even though I had a round about way of accomplishing this---I still like the end result (I just could have saved a bit of time!)
I embossed the sentiment along the bottom with white ep. I love how that pops!

Here is the close up of the stamps! Stamps n Coffee---mission accomplished!

You can see all the other creations the fabulous CCEEers made here (on Monday!)

Materials: Hot Stuff (My Favorite Things); cardstock-white, blush blossom, black (Stampin' Up!); designer paper (unknown); Brillance black ink; Copic markers; ribbon (Offray); silver cord (SU!); silver eyelets (SU!); circle punch (SU!); Kraft Edgers Postal scissors; corner punch (Creative Memories punch); white embossing powder (SU!); Versamark; dimensionals (SU!).

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25 comments:

Rose Ann said...

Ohmy...Lauren is such a glitterfied cutie!! Your card is so PERFECT, girl!! You ROCK!! (Oh...and I totally agree with the back-to-school comment too).

Alli Miles said...

*grins* life with kids is sure interesting hey? I think you and Julie Campbell could share a lot of glitter stories together. Ask her what her boys did to the glitter.
Beautiful card and best wishes being patient for school to start. We have a two week countdown here *lol*

stampinc said...

OMGosh! This is just to cute. I just love the layout and the colors are great. She will love this card. Can't wait to for a try at this sweet candy coming up.
I hope it's not your sweet little ones> (tee hee) I Lauren is going to be a glitter queen.

Carolina said...

Oh noooo...not glitter! Though, she is such a cutie so no way you can get too upset, hee, hee!

Awesome coffee card!

jules p said...

oh no! Glitter?!?! You will be sparkly when you get out of the bathtub!
The card is so cute

Julie Campbell said...

Cammie, Cammie, Cammie! I see Alli has already mentioned that we've had glitter issues too! LOL! My son (just turned 3) managed to get into my bolted craft room (with the help of older brother) and opened my 4 new NEVER opened jars of ultrafine glitter and spread them all over the floor in the middle of the night. And... I've cleaned glitter out of his ears for a week! It just keeps making it's way to the surface. But... it's better than the other 'art medium' he was using. I call it Potty Art. Not fun!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wow that is a lot of glitter. hee hee You sure will sparkle after your baths. lol Joy will love the card Carolyn, you did a greatjob.

Niki Estes said...

Ah Mom, glitter is so much fun!! lol Little stinkers sure do find a way to get into everything don't they. Hope you make it until school starts! Cute card, too!

Cris A said...

That's one thing I like about having all boys...they have no interest in my stuff! The glitter would make a nice touch in a bath!Very cute card!

Angie said...

At least glitter is pretty! I had a flour incident in my bathroom a couple years ago... lets just say that I KNOW the people who moved in after us were finding flour inthe bathroom! LOL! Great card btw. Coffee... mmmm.

Sharon in NE said...

Love the card and your glittery girl. (the googlie eye thing is so predominant when they are focusing on a camera. I had to have my son look at the wall behind me or closer or father than the camera.) Your daughter is precious, particularly covered in the terminal glitter :D

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh does that bring back memories!!! LOL Vivid ones of my DD when she was almost 3 and a whole tube of Desitin all over herself and the couch!!!! Fortunately she hadn't gotten to baby brother yet!! LOL Oh my!!! But these are the days that fly by so fast!!!

I love that coffee mug image!!! What a fun card and such a fun group you've got!!!

stampmonkey said...

Ahhh, Lauren looks like she's having such a fun time with all that glitter! You're right that you'll be seeing it for a LONG time to come -lol!
Your coffee card is so cute -- love the design, stamps, and colors!
Hang in there with the kids....

Suzanne J Dean said...

Ahh, I can't wait for school to start either--I'll get more done that's for sure (LOL)! Love the coffee card, but the picture of your daughter w/ glitter all over was the best (made me lol)! I'm always visiting your blog, but sometimes don't have a chance to comment so I've given you 2 awards over on my blog--if you get a chance check them out.

TFS--
Suzanne Dean
www.scrapbitz.blogspot.com

Karen Kelly said...

Ha! TOO cute that your daughter has gotten into the glitter and that you were smart enough to just grab the camera instead of getting angry :-)

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a funny picture! I too find craft supplies all over the house and in crazy places (: School starts for two of my four on Wed., so I am looking forward to getting things done too. Thanks for the funny picture, I also love your coffee card! Sounds like a fun challenge.

Funkelzauber said...

Hi Carolyn!
I must laugh very loud, if i see Lauren. She is a little glitter girl!! So sweet. With kids the life is no time boring.
Hugs
Alex.

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh.....how funny is that???? Did you ever find out how the glitter got in the bathroom? LOL!

shel9999 said...

Super cute card, Carolyn! Love those colors! Good luck cleaning up the glitter. That stuff just does not let go!

My son has esotropia-side effect of last year's surgery and will have that corrected next week. Although it doesn't compare to what he went through last summer, it's still a surgery and not something a parent would choose if possible to avoid. If you ever care to chat about it, you know how to find me. Hugs to you and your daughter!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Awww... she's adorable! Tell her Auntie Carole said she can play in all the glitter she wants. When's her birthday? I'm thinking I'll send her a bunch of embossing powder and a heat gun... I'm sure she can make some wonderfully unique carpet art if given the proper supplies! ;)

dpkennedy said...

Great card! Love the glitter! Rose Ann sent me a glitter magnet and it's just perfect! I can't believe how it just keeps picking it up and holding it-really cleans any surface. It's like a tack cloth, and er, you're gonna need one!!

Aunt T said...

I just visited one 'new to me' blog from your blog roll - and left a comment.
http://madisonavenue.typepad.com

Great blog.

Teresa

Aunt T said...

Yay - I get to enter twice because I subscribe :) I just visited another new to me blog and left a message - http://bronih.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Another great blog!

TFS

Teresa

Rita said...

She's so precious! ROFL...there's no more in the bowl either, at least it was the chunky glitter (I think?)! Never a dull moment in your house thats for sure!!!

Cute card, I luv how the colors just pop!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

That is too funny...gotta love kids!!