Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Final Day!


Friday, already?  I was able to post one card a day during the hop.  I wish I could have made more projects, but there just isn't enough time in the day to get everything done!  I noticed there were several crafters that way exceeded daily postings ----> YAY!

Okay, let's get to it, eh?!

I always make it way too difficult to pick my supplies for hop cards.  I want to showcase so many of the Super Sponsors but it isn't always easy to do that.  Here's a post that captures a couple different Super Sponsors.

First up is Lawn Fawn:


I combined the Stuck on You set with the Love you a Latte set!  With a smidge of masking it all works pretty well together, don't you agree?

love you a latte

stuck on you

Lawn Fawn is one of our Super Sponsors!  Link up for a chance to win their Lawn Fawn Gift Pack!


Do you see the tiny heart enamel...oh I miss Chickaniddy Crafts!  Check out the sheen on that gorgeous cardstock...I LOVE it.



My green cardstock base is from Impress and it is Bazzill's Fairway. It's incredibly beautiful and really, I wish you could see the sheen...it's amazing.


Impress is a Super Sponsor!  Link up for a chance to win an Impress clear stamp set!



The inks I used on the cacti =  Hero Arts Ombre:

tide pool to navy

Lime to Forever Green

lime to forever green


Light purple to grape juice

Hero Arts is one of our Super Sponsors!  Link up for a chance to win a $25 Hero Arts Shopping Spree!


Whew!  Lastly, I spotted that Kim Heggins used Strathmore Mixed Media paper...we exchanged some emails and here I am, using the Mixed Media pad that I squirreled away that I received from the fabulous Tonya of The Heart Desires ---> who also happens to be a Super Sponsor!  Link up for a chance to win a $20 Gift card to her shop!  Thanks ladies!!!!



Okay, that's all for me today on the blog!



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Right at Home: Happy Mail




Hello, I'm up on the Right at Home blog today!  I love the Happy Mail set!


I used it in a clean + simple design.  The circular stamp with the layered bloom makes for a great focal point.

happy mail

I'm always a happy crafter when I can design a postal friendly design too.  Aren't the colors so fun + summery?


The strip of patterned paper is My Favorite Things - Painted Prints Citrus, which is available in the shop.  I love the fresh colors!


Right at Home is a Super Sponsor for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with a Right at Home Prize Pack (worth $25)!


We hope you link up for a chance to win!




Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 7


Can you believe that tomorrow is the final day for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop?!  The week has flown by and I'm lovin' the awesome gallery of inspiration!

I have a pretty clean + crisp card that was inspired by my Reverse Confetti teamie, Leigh Penner.  I was inspired by her design and used it in my card today.



caffeinated cups


caffeinated cups


love note


fancy words

LOVE this week's ColourQ challenge:



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 6




I'm popping in speedy quick as I should be preparing lunch.  I invited my Momma over and haven't even started cooking it yet (thanks to Blue Apron for the help!).  

Have you linked up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop?  Although this isn't a blaring coffee card, I did manage to include a coffee image and a summer theme!  I made this for a boy that will be graduating 6th grade.  I wanted to break into my Create a Smile Beach Party Kit!


I actually combined the Beach Party Kit 




along with the Coffee First set


Create a Smile is one of our Super Sponsors!  They're giving away a 25€ Create a Smile Gift Card!

I was inspired by this week's Freshly Made Sketches:


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 5




I'm up on the Hero Arts blog today using Kelly's Seattle set but I'm also featuring a different Seattle project using the Destination Seattle stamp, here on my blog:


Even though the stamp has such modern images, I tend to go with minimal coloring and distress inking the edges.  This time I cropped the image pretty small and used my corner chomper.   

It seemed so fitting to have coffee patterned paper teamed up with the Destination Seattle stamp after all, Seattle is home to Starbucks.

I was inspired by Retro sketches:


and of course...the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


Hero Arts is a Super Sponsor and is offering up a $25 Hero Arts Shopping Spree...so why don't you play along and link up?

Make sure you pop over to the see my other Hero Arts project!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 4


Hello!  We're on Day 4 of the Summer Hop!  It's been so much fun seeing all of the great projects in the inlinkz gallery!  We're already on page 2...how many do you think the final count will be?  I'm trying to keep up with the commenting AND the linking and today I actually have 2 cards, this one on my blog and another one over on the Two Paper Divas blog.

I saw this Art Impressions Hot Java Mama when people started to post it in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB page.  It cracked me up then and STILL does.


Well, my friend Toni picked it up for me (YAY for Toni!!!)!  Isn't the set so fun + hilarious?!


The addition of the paint chip was inspired by my friend Ivy and the card that she sent to me.  All the coloring on the card is compliments of the boy that is home from college for the summer.  I love it when the kids want to help!!!

We're super happy to have Art Impressions back as a Super Sponsor!  Their prize is the Coffee Keeper set.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

June Guest: Two Paper Divas




Hello!  I'm up on the Two Paper Divas blog sharing a card that uses the following fun stamp sets:






I was also inspired by their June Sketch challenge:



My card is perfect for the Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop that is still going strong!


Pop over to the Two Paper Divas blog to check it out!

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 3!




Hello!  We're on Day 3 of the Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop!  We're also on page 2 of the linkies and at the time of this post, 208 linkies strong!

Here's a postal friend, one layer card:


I'm so happy to see Clare Brennan now with Gina K Designs!

Check out the We Go Together set:



Gina K Designs is one of our many NEW Super Sponsors for the Summer Hop!


My card was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch:


I hope that you link up for the summer hop!  We have 57 FANtastic Super Sponsors!