Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Pugs and Hugs | Funky Fossil Designs

Did you know that Funky Fossil Designs has started carrying stamps in addition to their stencils + MDF shapes?  I couldn't resist picking up the Pugs and Hugs set!

I'm super loving the size of the images!  Originally I was only going to share 2 of my cards, I don't want to overwhelm you with the cuteness of the set (wink).  But then I realized that the set I was going to share only featured one of the three images. 

Here's the other thing, I picked up some of her super fun stencils too!

So let's chat about each of them speedy quick.  It makes it easy since I used the same layout/design for each one (more about that at the bottom of my post).  So I gotta be honest, and it probably won't be a surprise but the Pug in the Mug was what put the set over the top for me!  This one has been teamed up with their Coffee Bean Background in Distress Oxide Tea Dye.

This guy has been nestled onto the Knitted Background Stencil in Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke.  I had to buy that particular stencil because my girl is on year two of knitting.  

Are you still with me?  I only have two more to go! This one uses one of the other images in the set, perfectly teamed up with the Sorry sentiment.  I used the Starburst stencil with Distress Oxide Pumice Stone.

This is my final one, he's been teamed up with the Brick Wall Stencil.   

So okay, the card design?  It's compliments of the Sunday Stamps Challenge:

The cardstock I used:

Stampin' Up Real Red
Stampin' Up Night of Navy
Stampin' Up Lost Lagoon
Stampin' Up River Rock
Reverse Confetti Stone

Since I had already cut up the strips, I had enough for 4+ cards.

If you made it all the way down here, thanks so much!
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Mahalo | Reverse Confetti

I'm up on the Reverse Confetti blog today sharing a project I made especially for today!  Here's a bit of a sneak peek:

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Merci | Impress + A Muse

I'm on a citrus kick, I spotted the Lemons stamp from Impress and wanted to color it up: 

I decided to stamp up a plaid with their Thin Stripe Lines stamp.  Although I have the Sweet and Sour sentiment, it wasn't hitting me with the design I had in mind.  I stepped away from the project, with the supplies gathered.

Hours later, I needed to take a belated photo of a wonderful print that Seeka sent to me.  It's the

Coffee Because Adulting is Hard

To prep for that photo, I had to clean and move a basket full of vintage A Muse stamps when I spotted the Merci one. 

Perfect, eh?  

The cardstock I used is Bazzill Marshmallow.  I stumbled across several packages when cleaning (story of my life).  I stocked up after taking several Julie Ebersole classes.  I love the texture and how you can lightly watercolor.  For my project, I did Zig on Zig.

My project was inspired by 'give me lemons':

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Let's Taco 'bout your graduation | Lawn Fawn

It's that time of the year, graduation season.  This was designed especially for my friend's son.

Doesn't everyone love Tacos?  Even my momma does, she gets hers without cheese (gasp!).  

I so wanted to stamp that sweet smiley face on the center image but sigh, it most likely wouldn't be as appreciated by a male graduate.  The dachshund?  Their family owns a Chiweenie, a cross between the Chihuahua and the Dachshund.

The Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel, seriously people, what a genius product.  I've combined 

Year Nine   |   Critters at the Dog Park      
Reveal Wheel Spring Sentiments 

I'm not generally a crafting rebel but I did clip the Year Nine 'your birthday' and separated the words.  Yes, I held my breath. 

I'm linking up to the Lawn Fawnatics challenge:

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Friday, June 14, 2019

time for tea | Clearly Besotted

So, it seems I've been doing a bunch of shopping lately.  I couldn't resist Clearly Besotted's latest release.  It was their Love London set that sucked me in...LOL.  I also threw in Pick a Peony and Simply Said.

Here's how I was inspired:

Time for Tea!  Yes!

Spun Sugar   |   Picked Raspberry   |   Wilted Violet

Those hippos, they kill me, so cute.

That trio window was made using a circle die.  Whew, I'm not a fussy crafter but I'm happy with how they lined up.  I know, I just ordered something online that is similar.

I meant to whip up this card this morning but it took much longer than I thought.  Seems like a fairly basic coloring scheme, eh?  I ended up using 20 alcohol markers!  a mix of Copics and Spectrum Noirs.


R05  |  R35
Y04  |  Y19
B14  |  B06
C00  |  C0  |  C1  |  C2  |  C3  |  C5  |  C7  |  C9

Spectrum Noirs:

GY1  |  GY2
HB1  |  HB3

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

citrus got real | Essentials by Ellen

If you follow me on IG, you may have seen my latest additions from Ellen Hutson - Essentials by Ellen.  I always LOVE Julie Ebersole's releases, this one is no exception with citrus, coffee + hair buns.

Today I'm featuring the Squeeze The Day set.  I was first introduced to Pink Lemons via Blue Apron (Big Fan of their WW meals).  Julie is so clever with her sentiments...

I stamped the images with Versafine  Onyx Black on Watercolor paper.  I dug out my Zigs!  I haven't used those in awhile.  We've been using them on MnT's for crafty day (thanks Toni!)...I kind of forgot how much I love them.  I generally color zig on zig.

I made this especially for a friend of mine, let's see, I've known her for a very long time.  I worked with her via my first 'real' job so it's been a couple of years.  She has 2 kids, her oldest is going to college this Fall, out of state.  As a Momma that has gone through that twice, it's tough.  My oldest went to the University of Washington, lived in the dorms in Year One and I was a mess.  She was only 40 minutes away from home but the transition was tough.  My youngest (who just graduated from college last month) went out of state to NY.  I guess I should be glad that I had a bit of experience before that happened.  Honestly, still trying to get use to him not coming back home.

So although I haven't made her boy's graduation card yet, I knew just what I wanted to design for her.  This card will include an invite to Bubble Tea because, well, that makes everything better.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hello, My Friend | Reverse Confetti

My card was thoroughly inspired by Tracie Pond!   I was so smitten with her card set, I decided to use the designs as a starting point for my project.  I decided to use Reverse Confetti Tall Blooms + A Friend Like You.

I originally started to stamp out the blooms with various inks from the same color family.  I decided I wanted to go a slight watercoloring route.  My color trio is my favorite:

Tattered Rose   |   Worn Lipstick   |   Scattered Straw

I started with the Scattered Straw images first.  Then stamped the images in Tattered Rose .  I used my watercolor brush and went around the outlines very quickly.

The center image has been stamped in Worn Lipstick.    The sentiment is from the A Friend Like You.

The watercolor panel has been mounted on gold glitter and Flamingo cardstock.  I used my black watercolor paint and finished off my card with black speckles.  I masked off the sentiment so it wouldn't disrupt it.

I'm playing along with the Reverse Confetti - Stock Your Stash challenge:

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tag Duo | a2zscrapbooking Guest Designer

I'm thrilled to be guesting today for the a2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge - Anything but a Card.

I designed a tag duo especially for today.  Here's a peek at one of them:

My circular tag features the Alpaca Stamp & Cut.  I loaded this one up with a bunch of images.

I recently bought a top and matching cardi that had their tags attached by the pins I used today on my tags.   Make sure you check out my other project over on the a2zscrapbooking blog!

I can't wait to see how you're inspired by this month's challenge!

A big shout out to a2zscrapbooking for the invite!

Monday, June 10, 2019

National Iced Tea Day Collaboration with SugarPea Designs

The Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Design Team is so excited to be hopping with Super Sponsor SugarPea Designs in celebration of National Iced Tea Day!  If you hopped here the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog then you're right on track.  If you stumbled upon this post, make sure you start on the SugarPea Designs Blog.  

Leave comments along the way for more chances to win!  There is a $25 SugarPea Designs Gift Card!  Leave your comments on all of the participating blogs by Saturday, June 15th at 11:59pm Pacific, then look for the winner announcement on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog the following week.

Here is a peek ato my projects that I designed especially for today:

I had so much fun with these Iced Tea cards.  Lately I can't seem to get enough of Iced Tea.  My first card features the SugarPea Designs Pucker Up set.  Aren't those images so cute?!  

My other project is a mini shaker.  I used the Coffee To Go Cup and made a tiny shaker!  My favorite Iced Tea is Black - unsweetened.  I grew up with Lipton but as an adult I love Earl Grey.

That's it for me!  Next up is Annette Allen!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the entire hop listing:

Amy Tsuruta --> You're here

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Pretzels | Ink Road Stamps

If you follow me on IG, you may have seen one of my recent IG Stories that showed my latest order from the Ink Road Stamps.  

Any Seinfeld fans out there?  If you're one, you NEED the Ink Road Stamps' Serenity Now set.  Both my daughter and I are fans and when I told her about my new stamp set she told me that she hasn't received any recent happy mail.  Ask your momma and you will receive.  She doesn't read my blog so this is safe to post.  LOL

The Twisted stamp + dies set from Spellbinders is PERFECT to team up with this sentiment.  RUN over there because it is marked down to $4.50!

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

June 2019 Creative Hop | Reverse Confetti

Hello!  Today is the 8th of the month which means it's time for the Reverse Confetti Creative Hop!  You should have arrived here from my teamie, Heather Hoffman.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Reverse Confetti blog!

I have a birthday duo to share with you today:

I never seem to have enough birthday cards, how about you?  I'm totally smitten with the Cake & Champagne set.  It's so beautiful, I adore that stacked cake!  I've teamed it up with Banner in Bloom + Hatbox Florals.

Do you notice that confetti falling?  That is from the Celebrations set, and it's been heat embossed in Rose Gold, the sentiment too.

I decided to make a coordinating tag to add as a gift topper.

Since I used the same blended background and copic colors, I wanted to see how Hatbox Florals would look.  What do you think?  I think it matches nicely.

I have a couple June birthday's coming up.  I'm set for one of them!  Well, I still want to buy a giftie too!

I can't wait to see how my teamies were inspired.  Next up is Kathy Schweinfurth!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing:

Reverse Confetti Blog
Raluca Vezeteu

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