Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Coffee Filter Fun!!

It's been ages since I've posted anything. Between not being able to get pics uploaded and being sick I've just been neglecting my blog. Actually I been neglecting my creativity all together. However, I'm back and what bettter way to get moving again is with a challenge. For these challenges, I've been using coffee filters! OMG, they are so much fun to play with and since I don't drink coffee, but have the filters sitting around the house I might as well use them up. Cut'em, fold'em, ink' em , or emboss'em-- you will have a blast playing with them!!

This first challenge is for the Cuttlebug Spot weekly challenge. Challenge # 31 was to embossing something other than paper metal, vellum, plastic, etc....I always try to be very unique, and I like you use things that aren't suggested. What I did to it was cut a piece from the coffee filter 2.5"x 4". I ran it through my CB using the Textile Folder. I inked it with my red Studio g pigment ink. Then I folded it back in forth ( making like ancordian or a fan), tied it in the center with a piece of ribbon to make a "flower like" embellie. Them I just snipped the ends off with my "wave" scissors.
This LO was for a Challenge on Treasured Scrapbooking called "Pretty it up". Again, I used the coffee filter. This time I cut it using my Fiskars Threading Water Punch to go around the edges of the half circle of the coffee filter. I inked it with Tim Holtz's vintage photo distressing ink; then misted it with H2O and it gave it that cool blending effect and turned yellow in spots which was the feel I wanted since this is an older pic.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the challenges. Hopefully I won't be so neglectful to my blog in the upcoming weeks! I should have some more work later in the week as I do have two planned scrappy night both Wednesday and Friday with the ladies!! Have a great Day!


Southernbelle said...

Just fabulous Kerri!!! Love it! I am glad you are feeling better! Love ya gf!


Oh, and thank you SO much for joining us again this week at The Cuttlebug Spot!

Carol said...

Kerri, what a creative idea on the coffee filters! Very cute card!

Also, that layout is just precious. I love the antique look:)


Steph said...

Very pretty card! Embossing on a coffee filter is something I never would have thought of. I'm going to have to try this now. Great job on the challenge!

KarenB said...

What a great job! I love the coffee filter technique!

Anonymous said...

How cool! Love the effect of the coffee filters! Thanks for playing along at TCS!

mommaidwf said...

Great layout and card! I hope you're feeling better.

Patti J said...

Hi Kerri! Great ideas with the coffee filters! I just signed up to follow you (found you on Steph's blog). Feel free to follow my blog as well - I LOVE having new friends! Can't wait to see what you come up with next - love you music too!

Southernbelle said...

I just wanted to stop by and say a big WELCOME to one of my new DT Sisters at The Cuttlebug Spot! I can't wait to work with you and see more beautiful creations!!! Congratulations!!!!


~JulieH~ said...

Hi Kerri
How creative to use a coffee filter, beautiful card! Congrats on your new DT position with the Cuttlebugspot, I too have been lucky enough to be selected! I look forward to working with you and all the super talented ladies on this DT!

DonnaMundinger said...

Very creative Kerri! No wonder Nilda chose you to join our Design Team. congrats and a big welcome! Hugs, D

Jeannie Phillips said...

Hi... I am now a memeber of the Cuttlebug Spot design team too...love the stamp you used the watering can with flowers is so pretty...am loving your work on your blog!


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