Monday, April 22, 2019

Congrats | Lawn Fawn



I was totally smitten by THIS card on the Lawn Fawnatics blog.  It was my inspiration for my card:


My intention was to make it an interactive design and then I went 'old school' and used a wobble on the back of that jumping frog.  I love the Lawn Fawn Toadally Awesome set.   


I made this especially for my boy that is moving into a different place in Brooklyn with 2 roommates.  If you knew my boy, you'd know which frog he was (wink).


I was inspired by the Lawn Fawnatics sketch challenge:


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Sunday, April 21, 2019

National Tea Day Collaboration with Honey Bee Stamps!





The Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Design Team is so excited to be hopping with Super Sponsor Honey Bee Stamps in celebration of National Tea Day!  If you hopped here from my teamie, Laurel Seabrook then you're right on track.  If you stumbled upon this post, make sure you start on the Honey Bee Stamps blog.  

Make sure you leave comments along the way for more chances to win!  There will be two $30 Honey Bee Stamps gift cards for prizes!

I had so much fun with the Tea Time set:


My first design is a shaker card!  I heat embossed the sentiment on the darker panel.  I may have clipped the Coffee Helps. sentiment from the Perfect Blend set.


My second card is more clean and crisp with plenty of white space.  The pattern paper is from the same pad that a friend gifted me.  I thought that the colors were perfect!


That's it for me, next up is Brenda Noelke with the Honey Bee Stamps design team!

The full listing is available on both the Honey Bee Stamps + Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog!

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Dare 2B Artzy | Guest Designer





I'm thrilled to be guesting for Dare 2B Artzy this month!

Here's a sneak peek of my project featuring the very cute Otterly Awesome stamp set.   


You'll want to hop over to the Dare 2B Artzy blog to read about my card!


I'm a fan of all things nautical.  This set is a definite must-have!


I'm also linking up to the current challenge:



Friday, April 19, 2019

Doggone Wonderful | My Favorite Things



I whipped this up this morning, actually when I was on a conference call (multi-tasker!).


I knew I had to ink up the MFT BB Best in Show set.  On my walk yesterday I met thee cutest corgi pup!  She was so sweet!  This morning I grabbed a bunch of supplies and went to work!


You can't go wrong with rainbow stripe paper!


I was inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge:


Thursday, April 18, 2019

hoppy for you | Reverse Confetti


Happy Friday Eve!  I started this in the morning and then dashed out for a day full of errands.  I was able to jump back in and still capture some natural sunlight for my photography.  I do have a new studio light but haven't figured out the glares off 'shiny supplies' but definitely prefer natural sunlight.  The lighting is AWESOME to color with. 

Anyways, to my project: 



I've combined Reverse Confetti Spring Pals + Fall For You.


Love the sweet colors in the Forever My Love paper pad.


I was inspired by the Card Concept:


I'm definitely in the Clean and Simple group.  That sweet bunny was my inspiration and the overall color palette.

I was also inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:






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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Feeling Slothy | Newton's Nook Designs


I've been wanting to combine Newton's Nook Designs Slothy Coffee + Cuppa Cactus, so here's how I was inspired:


That sloth is so cute, eh?  Love how the coordinating die cuts in the interior of the mug handle too.  I had tons of fun coloring this card.  I haven't colored in a bit.  It makes it easier for me to works with a handful of colors throughout the entire design.


I'm not much of a navy girl in terms of coloring but love the dramatic pops that it adds to the design.




..and the Color Throwdown:



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Monday, April 15, 2019

Let's do some shots | Essentials by Ellen



Last week I had the pleasure of picking up my Essentials by Ellen order from Ellen Hutson LLC.  How lucky am I that I can pick up my orders?!  Truly grateful for that and that I can chat with Ellen + the fab employees too.

Today I'm featuring the new Everyday Doodles + Everyday Punnies sets:


This is even more funny if you knew that I don't drink, well I drink tons of coffee but not alcohol.


Aren't you loving that fun color palette.  Those Catherine Pooler Inks are amazing.  The colored layers were done once in my Mini MISTI.  Such awesome inky goodness, eh?


I've been literally hoarding that floral panel of paper.  I decided it was time to slice into the 6x12 panel that I've been keeping for a bit.  My friend Kimberly gave it to me because she's awesome.

I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch!




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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Brave Fearless Strong | The Ton Stamps


Hey Happy Sunday!  I wanted to play with The Ton's washi:


Isn't it gorgeous?  I've teamed it up with The New Pretty.  One of my favorite sentiment sets!


The sentiment has been heat embossed with Hero Arts' Copper.


I was inspired by the Sunday Stamps sketch:


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Friday, April 12, 2019

I love You and Coffee | Stampin' Up + Lawn Fawn



Happy Friday!  I have a quick card that I put together this morning.  I haven't recently taken an inventory of my caffeinated sets but I have a ton.  I wanted to challenge myself to use the (retired) Merry Cafe in a non-seasonal way.


I'm loving the Hello Honey + Lost Lagoon combo.


I decided to use the Lawn Fawn Wavy Savings.  That coffee ring, compliments of a coffee mug on my craft desk LOL.


I was inspired by the current TGIF Challenges:


A big shout out to Paula for her card that truly inspired me!

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Mom | Reverse Confetti | Stock Your Stash





Have you seen the Reverse Confetti challenge, Stock Your Stash?!

This is a chance to create a card to keep in your stash.  (Of course, you could send it off right away!).  Each month will bring a new theme.  

There will be a new Stock Your Stash challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.

The link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th of the month. 

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.

Use #SYSChallenge when playing along with this challenge.
There will be a random winner selected each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store. The winner of challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog at the end of the month.

Here's how I was inspired for this month's challenge:


I had so much fun designing this card.  I love florals but I don't design a ton of floral cards.   When I saw this via email from Rifle Paper Co, I was thoroughly inspired.

I stamped out all the images from the Reverse Confetti Build A Bunch set and went ahead and colored them all.



Can you tell that I've been practicing my blended backgrounds?  This one is:

Worn Lipstick
Spun Sugar
Scattered Straw


I backed the blended background with a gold glitter panel.  The Mom from Mom & Dad Word Duos Confetti Cuts has been cut from the same gold glitter cardstock.  I filled up my card with a combo of shaker fillers.  My Momma is going to get a kick out of this.  I don't think I've given her a shaker card yet.

I can't wait to see how my teamies were inspired:



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