Tuesday, December 1, 2015

CASEplorations: Coffee {santa's little helper}

Happy December!!!

I'm thrilled to be featured on the STAMPlorations blog for their CASEplorations challenge:

If you've been following me, you know that I'm a huge STAMPlorations fan.  I was a guestie back in November 2014 and I designed this card:

I cased my overall design but freshened it up with some newer coffee themed sets from STAMPlorations!

 cardstock:  stampin' up crumb cake/coastal cabana  stamps:  stamplorations caffeinated christmas + sketchy coffee cups  ink:  stampin' up white embossing powder, fresh ink black tea  other:  may arts twine, freckled fawn wood veneer ticket

 Sketchy Coffee Cups

Make sure you pop over to the STAMPlorations blog and check out how the Design Team was inspired!

Want to win a Starbucks card from me?  Link up to the CASEplorations challenge and I'll draw a winner from everyone that played along!

Just a reminder about the upcoming Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, the fun starts on Friday, December 11th at 6 am!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday + other sales!

post 2 of 2...click here for my Freshly Made Sketches card.

Shop:  Ellen Hutson


Shop:  Hero Arts


jolly holiday wishes

Looking for Cyber Monday Sales?  Click HERE.

Happy Monday...I think this is one of the toughest Monday's on the calendar.  Having multiple days off in a row, heavily concentrated eating + shopping....it's best to go back to work so that I get away from the online shopping and eating :)

I have a couple cards to share:

paper:  recollections/110/white, papertrey ink vellum, ranger watercolor  stamps:  reverse confetti jolly holiday  ink:  memento tuxedo  other:  reverse confetti jolly holiday + double edge scallop border confetti cuts, peerless watercolors, stapler

The Reverse Confetti Jolly Holiday set is just too adorable!  I wish that you could see 'Rudolph's' nose...I covered it with glossy accents.  I managed to use one Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts for both of the sentiments.  

I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:

Super fun Cyber Monday Savings over at Reverse Confetti!

jolly holiday

jolly holiday confetti

double edge scallop

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Time to chill

Sunday, already?!  I've had a glorious 5 days off in a row!  The bloggie has been quiet since Thanksgiving but I've been busy behind the scenes for some fun events that are happening this week!

Today, I have a card duo to share:

cardstock:  recollections/110/white  paper:  stampin' up home for christmas  stamps:  stampin' up snow place  ink:  memento tuxedo, ranger archival black, fresh ink red currant, various copics  other:  stampin' up snow friends framelits

Other than the ink, all other products are by Stampin' Up.  I've been gravitating to snow people lately...just love his expression!

Snow Place Photopolymer

A big shout out for Stampin' Up Framelits (dies)....they have already been cut so no snips needed!

 I was inspired by the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge:

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving: warm wishes

Happy Thanksgiving!  I'm up on the Neat & Tangled blog today!

My projects today use the fabulous Warm Wishes stamp set:

I'd love for you to pop over there and check it out!

Make sure you check out the So Thankful Sale that starts on Friday!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hero Arts: peace & joy

Post 2 of 2 for today...click HERE for my Reverse Confetti SFTTT

Hello!  Today I'm up on the Hero Arts blog sharing a couple projects!

Here's a sneak peek of the stamps that I used:

peace & joy
peace & joy

joy to the world
joy to the world

sparkle borders
sparkle borders

color layering wreath
color layering wreath

deck the halls
deck the halls by lia
Pop on over to say Hello!

Reverse Confetti SFYTT: Warm Winter Wishes

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving Eve!  I have a trio of cards to share today:

paper:  fancy pants design/true friend  stamps:  reverse confetti/seasonal sentiments, caffeinated cups & for the love of latte  ink:  ranger archival black, fresh ink chocolate  other:  reverse confetti holly & caffeinated cups confetti cuts, recollections glitter cardstock, fancy pants designs ephemera , stampin' up embossing folder

I had a lot of fun putting these together!    The Reverse Confetti Seasonal Sentiments is a great holiday/winter set.  Isn't the color palette fun?   Honestly, I think this is the first time I've used the Holly Confetti Cuts on paper, I've been always using felt:

Gold Glitter Berries = Yes, Please!  I'm really loving the fresh color combos!

You had to know that there would be a coffee version:

I'm a big fan of 'Winter' themed cards during these months!  What's more cozy than a cup of coffee during these cold months?!  I combined the Caffeinated Cups with For the Love of Latte...the coordinated Caffeinated Cups Confetti Cuts makes everything easier!

There's still time to play along with this month's SFYTT:

There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.
The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th. 
Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
You may enter as many times as you wish.
There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of this month.

There is an AWESOME sale going on:

For all the details, please check the Reverse Confetti blog!

seasonal sentiments


caffeinated cups

caffeinated cups confetti cuts

for the love of latte

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

give thanks.

Thankful....I am thankful.  

I simply cannot believe that Thanksgiving is THIS week!  Where have the days gone?  Next week is DECEMBER people.  I wanted to squeeze in another Fall inspired card this week.   The Autumn Stamp Set is gorgeous, isn't it?!

I'm loving the contrast between the yellow and the reds...so perfectly fall like.

Autumn Stamp Set

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Monday, November 23, 2015

friends keep your heart warm

Psssstttt....are you on Instagram?  There's a fun hop that is happening, right now!  You'll want to check it out!  There are excellent prizes up for grabs!

Here's a peek at my project:

cardstock:  stampin' up crumb cake  paper:  carta bella fall blessings  stamps:  mft LLD hug in a mug  ink:  fresh ink/chocolate  other:  mft LLD hot cocoa cups. memory box stitched circles, evalicious wood veneer, cork

I bought one sheet of the Carta Bella Fall Blessings/Fall Plaid to use specifically for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Well, needless to say, I never sliced into it then....but it's perfect for today's card + theme.  Check out those fun acorns + teamed up with the plaid?!

I'm having so much fun with the MFT LLD Hug in a Mug and LLD Die-namics Hot Cocoa Cups!  Check out how fun that Evalicious wood veneer is!

My card was inspired by this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch:

Hope to see you on Instagram today!