Monday, March 20, 2017

Best of Luck



So in between prepping for the upcoming Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I'm doing some serious Spring Cleaning and trying to squeak in crafty time.

I bought the adorable BB Adventure is Calling because of THIS card by Donna💚


So, if you didn't know, my boy goes to college in NYC.  We live in Washington State, he couldn't pick another college a smidge closer (smiles)?  Nah, he was meant to be in New York and we've reaped the benefits of being able to visit him there.  I've been able to visit 2-3 times a year but this year we're saving up for Paris!  He's going to study abroad over there so the girl and I are planning on visiting him in Paris this fall.  

This card is going to get tucked into my girl's suitcase as she travels to NYC to visit her brother and celebrate her 22nd birthday.  Sigh, how can she be 22?  I remember when I was 22 and I can tell you, that was a very long time ago.

I teamed up Adventure is calling with the Die-namics New York Skyline and Cross-Stitched Circles Stax.  Love the look of the Lined Up Dots Background.

My card was inspired by the current MFT Sketch Challenge:


Here's to a GREAT week!



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Close to My Heart - Bloom & Grow






Today wraps up my CTMH Online Party!  Thank you to all that placed an order!  I managed to whip up one last card using the March Stamp of the Month • Tea-rrific:


I found some fun inspiration in the CTMH Seasonal Expressions Catalog.  Oh and btw, all thin cut dies (and stamp/die bundles like that cute fox set!!) are on sale for 25%!!

Do you spy the Fern Thick Twine?  It adds such glorious textures, doesn't it?  Today's card uses the Simple Stories, Bloom & Grow collection.  I watercolored the tea cup with a pale blue.

I even decorated the front of the envelope with a paper pieced tea cup and an added gnome💚




If you spend $50+ on your CTMH order, you can throw in one of the Tea-rrific sets for only $5!


Here's the Fern Thick Twine:


Here are my earlier projects using the Tea-rrific set:



Did you see these products in the CTMH Shop:






I hope that you're having a fantastic weekend!



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hero Arts: Happy Bee Day!





Hello!  I have a clean + crisp Tag Card to share with you.  It features the Hero Arts Busy as a Bee stamps and coordinating Frame Cuts.  Check out the Pool Mix Layering panel that has been cut with the Tag Infinity Dies.



It's been much too long since I've played with modeling paste and had fun combining it with the Honeycomb Stencil.   Such a fun combo of products, don't you agree?!


I was thoroughly inspired by Tag You're it!  I loved the color of Marion's tag, the embossing paste, the pop of color and the sentiment:






Friday, March 17, 2017

Reverse Confetti: Happy Spring!



Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Love today for the LOVE of GREEN🍀  Today I have a Spring card to share with you!

I'm at it again...PURPLE.


The Pacific Northwest has seen several weeks of rain...yesterday it didn't rain and it was actually sunny!  I wanted to capture that feeling of spring in my card design.  

My card base is Reverse Confetti Grape Soda.   I had to sneak in my signature green, do you spy the Lime Green panel?

Aren't the bunnies from the Hippity Hoppity set ADORABLE?!  They've been stamped on Cloud White and colored with my Zig Clean Color Markers.


Aren't the bunnies so cute nestled in their Basket?  It's been cut from the new Sand cardstock.

My card was inspired by the March SFYTT:


I was also inspired by my teamie Heather's use of washi HERE.

Yay!  Reverse Confetti is having a sale for TODAY only:




Thursday, March 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties: Keep Calm and Drink Coffee




Have you seen the latest release from Paper Sweeties?!  I'm smitten by the Keep Calm and Drink Coffee stamp and coordinating Sweet Cuts!


Yes, you're on my blog...even with all that glorious purple.  Not a drop of GREEN!  I used the NEW Hero Arts Ombre Hydrangea pad on the coffee cup, isn't it fun?!

Just say YES to Ken Oliver Crafts - Color Burst.  It makes for an amazing background, doesn't it?


I topped off my card with the Waffle Flower - Flower Circles Inverted Die.  The gold glittery goodness just makes everything else POP, doesn't it?!

So excited to have Paper Sweeties as a returning  Super Sponsor for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!




My card was inspired by the current CASEing DT challenge!


Are you a FLICKR fan?  There's a group that is dedicated to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers fans!  Upload your recently created coffee, tea and/or cocoa creations!



Are you getting ready for the Spring Hop?!