Thursday, January 20, 2011

CCC#28, Vicki's "Let's Relax" and GC85

Gingersnap Creations challenge is "Hot Beverages." I had remembered seeing a very lovely stamp plate from I Brake For Stamps, so I had no choice but to send Della an order!  I also ordered the new Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities, Labels Four and boy are they grand!  For this wideload bookmark/tag, I used the two smallest dies!  And speaking of coffee, Vicki's current challenge is let's relax and what a better way to relax than with a nice cup of coffee!
We are on week 28 of the CCC at Linda's and we did "Colorful Layered Fragments."  I would have to say that three times is a charm and ended up with a partial cheat.  I say partial, because the background paper is glossy white, but was a leftover from a previous technique.  The fragment mug was stamped and inked as directed!  Now I did three fragments!  The first one was all fine and dandy and then I added the back and was trimming away excess paper, somehow my thumb removed the stamped image!  I am a medical marvel!  I know it was dry, so I guess it was the lotion on my hands.  I was quite shocked to see that, but not as shocked as last weeks ink all over carpet trick.  The 2nd fragment, who cares!  The coffee cup and saucer was cut out after stamped on yet another technique called "Alcohol Splatter" and I liked the look!  And you can't have coffee without the beans, so we embossed and cut them out!

I used Whisped Frames from the Technique Junkies on both die cuts.  Now I suppose I should actually do something not craft related and earn my keep!  Thank you for stopping by to see what I am up to!

49 comments:

Jingle said...

Super cute! Love it!

Netty said...

Smashing Bookmark Tag Terry and so loving your fragment. Thank you for playing the Gingersnaps Hot Beverages Challenge. Annette x

Shelly Hickox said...

This is so pretty! What a perfect bookmark for cozy winter reading.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, that turned out smashing my luv!

Jan said...

This is gorgeous and love the alcohol splatter technique :)

Diana said...

I do like this.....would be really nice hanging on a wall somewhere

wwilloww said...

Well I didn't quite follow your description of making this bookmark (guess I will have to check out this week's CCC to get a better picture) BUT I love your bookmark/tag. It is simply gorgeous. If you are using grand dies, does that mean you have a grand caliber??? If so, do you like it???

wearestampers said...

Fantastic bookmark. Aren't the spellbinders dies great?! Glad to hear your accident wasn't as messy as last week! I rubbed the stamped image off on mine, cause the ink wouldn't dry! Had to start over!
Pam

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- I love this great bookmark- I love the coffee mug on the top of the tag.

Michele said...

i love the richness of the color. such strong design work here Terry, awesome. xo

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry, Oh my gosh--I LOVE this!!! What a fabulous tag...totally awesome!
XO

sweet craf-tea chick said...

so gorgeous, terry!! thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful friday and weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Linda R. said...

Such a warm and lovely Tag. Makes me want to go grab a hot cup of coco right now..

Laura said...

This is lush. Great make and thanks for joining us at Gingers.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Fab piece - lovely!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
as always beautiful!Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Nancy Maxwell James said...

This is so darling! Being a "Maxwell House" girl I love it even more! :) Have a wonderful weekend Terry - looking forward to spending some time with all of you in class!

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Great tag! What a great salute to coffee!

Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Hot Beverage Challenge!

Shelley said...

Ummmmm, I can smell the coffee from here! Love it Terry!

1CardCreator said...

Awesome as always Terry. I love how you used the SB dies and your techniques are absolutely gorgeous. ~Diane

cathy said...

Love the tag. Very pretty.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous bookmark tag, love your fragment cuppa.

Sherry Edwards said...

A lovely mixture of technique there Terry and the result is fantastic! That would look great hanging on a kitchen or dining room wall I think! I love the little tile in particular.

Micupoftea~ said...

Nice color, great texture, and I love the shape!

Ira said...

What a nice cup you created Terry, just love the colours! Great tag!! Have a great weekend, Ira

stampdiva said...

Terry, you and I are having a bit of a tag week, aren't we LOL.
This makes me want to curl up with a cup of something hot (make it a hot chocolate). Wonderful. Wishes. Lynne M

Jack said...

Fabulous, love the colours. xx

penny4thoughts said...

Wonderful tag! So perfect for the hot beverage challenge and I love your fragment, too! It's nice to know that others do things multiple times to get it just right! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

Anna said...

VEry nice, love how you used the technique!

Kristy C said...

This is SO cool!!!

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is one amazing tag wow just adore it hugs cheryl x

2amscrapper said...

Such rich, warm colors, perfect for coffee. Thanks for taking the Gingersnap Creations challenge! Helene

Lynn Stevens said...

I'd love to sit down and have a cup with you!!! great bookmark Terry!
hugs Lynn

MarleneMAZ said...

This is so cute! love what you did with the technique this week.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely. Love the stamp plate and the big nestie,

Lucy x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great job. I'm hoping to do the fragment this weekend.
Rinda

Krisha said...

This is really cool! I think you should hang it over your coffee pot.

Jan said...

Hello! Sweet friend :)
We're trying to stay warm @ 8 degrees! Yesterday it was -25 with the windchill and I had to go out to attend my friends funeral. I'm glad this very long struggle is over for her!

Beth said...

beautiful Terry and I have an award for you over on my blog please stop by.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Okay, first, I want to hang this in my kitchen over the espresso maker. I LOVE THIS! Terry, you're amazing!

Second, you didn't cheat, you used what you had on hand to make the technique work, and you did it magnificently! I'd wear that little coffee Fragment as a pendant-- it's THAT cool! The whole darn thing is wonderful, honey, and I just can't stop admiring it!

Vicki Romaine said...

I just the coloring of this tag.

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

very pretty.

Barbara Mason said...

This is a great piece-off to get a cup of coffee right now!

CuddlyBunny said...

Your tag is gorgeous! The Nestabilities tag looks so cool -- much better than our plain ol' rectangles!

Congratulations on surviving this week's Compendium challenge ... seems that a lot of us found it to be, well, challenging. :)

Christine said...

Beautiful tag!!! I love the colors and that image is beautiful!

Jingle said...

This is SUCH a great tag!!!

Vicki Romaine said...

I'm so glad you decided to join my challenge. I love yur tag. It looks like wood.

Dezinaworld said...

Oh i could just drink that coffee its calling me lol. beautiful piece
Also i wanted to let you know there is a freebie on my dezinaworld blog today. its just for one day.
have a wonderful week
hugs June

Chris said...

Terry this is wonderful! I love your little coffee fragment too.
Hugs, Chris

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