Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday with Amy | Doodlebugswa.com




Hey Doodlebugswa fans!  I'm up on the blog today sharing a Holiday Themed Avery Elle project:

Snow Fun
Holiday Collection 6x6 Paper Pad

Here's a bit of a peek, I'm sharing two cards!


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Fa La La | Reverse Confetti





I'm so excited to be up on the Reverse Confetti blog today!  I'm sharing two cards, here's a peek at one of them:


For all the details and to see what inspired me, please visit the Reverse Confetti blog.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge | Newton's Nook Designs



I've had the very fun Newton's Nook Designs Cluck set for a while.  I finally inked it up:


I teamed it up with the Hardwood Stencil, I used some modeling paste with it on kraft cardstock.  


The tag has been cut from an older Lawn Fawn paper pad [Hello Sunshine], this panel has sun rays.  


I was inspired by the current Inky Paws Challenge:




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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

So Many Candles | Woodblock Wednesday | Guest Designer



Hello and welcome to another edition of Woodblock Wednesday.  I'm featuring:

Savvy Stamps  - Large Whimsical Outline Cake - Retired [9241]
Impress - So Many Candles [5654C]

Here's how I was inspired:


Keeping things real, this was card #3 [whew!].  Originally I stamped the cake in versafine onyx.  My first card I smeared the candles with my hand while coloring [grrrrr].  Card #2 I didn't like the Distress Oxide on top of the candles and I knew better [I really did!] and I tried to 'fix' things with a black sharpie = ugh.

So in an effort to step away from Versafine, I heat embossed the image with Hero Arts Copper on Bristol.


My Distress Oxide color combo is compliments of Kristina Werner.

The cake has been colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  Have you used the blending brush?! Ooohhh...it's amazing.


To keep my card in a festive mode my card base is a very glittery panel.

I'm super excited to introduce my guest for this week, Meghan Kennihan!  She's a wonderful cardmaker, loves making coffee cards and is super sweet!  She's sharing two cards over on her blog AND doing a giveaway too!


A big thank you to Meghan for joining me this week!!!

For all the details on her project, please visit her BLOG + IG.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Reverse Confetti October Creative Hop



Today is the 8th of October which means it is time for the Reverse Confetti Creative Hop!!  We have our September | October 'Fetti Friends joining us today too!  


You should have arrived here from my teamie Heather Hoffman.  If not, you'll want to start on the Reverse Confetti blog so you don't miss a thing!

Today I'm sharing some Gift Card Holders.  I picked up a couple super cute gift cards from Starbucks and they were the inspiration for my projects today.  The cards themselves are clean + simple.  I've also stamped out some coordinating envelopes.

Each design has a Sand A2 base.  I used the Scalloped Bag & Tags Creator Confetti Cuts as the top layer.  They have been cut in Avocado Cardstock.


This Pumpkin Spice Latte version has the pumpkin from the With a Thankful Heart stamped on the envelope in Rust ink.

I used a based rectangle die to cut out the window and backed them with acetate.   I used double sided adhesive the tack down 3 sides of the avocado panel.


Here's what the gift card looks outside of the card.  I added a pull tab directly on the gift card.  The paper is from the This & That 6x6.


I love this 'Not a Decaf Day' gift card, it cracks me up!  I've stamped the coordinating envelope with a sentiment from Drink More Coffee in Avocado ink.


The double sided adhesive keeps the Avocado panel down so snug that I didn't need to design channels on my card.  The gift card easily slides in and out of its pocket.


I adhered the same pull tab on this gift card as the one above.  It really is a pretty quick design with not a whole lot of fussiness.


I'm super excited to see what my teamies are sharing today! Kathy Schweinfurth is next!  I know she's going to have something super fabulous!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete listing:



Reverse Confetti Blog

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Boo! | Evelin T Designs




I'm so excited to be up on the Evelin T Designs blog today!  I'm sharing a Halloween design, here's a bit of a sneak peek:


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Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday with Amy | Doodlebugswa.com





Hey Doodlebugswa fans!  I'm up on the blog today sharing a Fall Themed My Favorite Things project:


Here's a bit of a peek:


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National Coffee Week | Polka Dot Orchard





Did you hop with us yet?  There's a National Coffee Day Blog Hop that starts on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog.  There are a total of 29 stops with prizes on each stop!  We're doing a giveaway on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog too!

Today I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog with my teamie Kerry!  I'm sharing two cards over there, here's a sneak peek of one them:


I'm featuring the A Grateful Heart Digital Stamp set from Super Sponsor Polka Dot Orchard.


I had so much fun coloring this!  The image has been colored with the following copics:

YR07 | YR16
G14 | YG17
V01 | V12
V15 | V17
E40 | E42



Here's the digital set I used:


I was inspired by the Color Throwdown:


Make sure you visit the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog too!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

oh hello friend | Woodblock Wednesday | Guest Designer




Hello and welcome to the 9th edition of Woodblock Wednesday.  I'm featuring:

Impress - Squirrel w/acorn on side [1547e]
Impress - Coffee Cup Stamp with words on side [5375]
Savvy Stamps - Leaf Pattern [1428k]
Impress - Pumpkin Spice [5721D]
Savvy Stamps - Oh Hello Friend [1481e]

Here's how I was inspired:


Let's chat about my Pumpkin Spice card first:


It's actually National Coffee Week over on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog.  Sunday was officially National Coffee Day Hop and the design team is sharing some fun cards all week long.  I wanted to somehow incorporate caffeine with my FALL THEME.  The Impress Coffee Cup is perfect.  I love to be able to customize the sleeve.  Today it has been paper pieced with packaging paper.


To add to the fall theme, I used the beautiful Savvy Stamps Leaf Pattern in Catherine Pooler's Mandarin Spice.  The sentiment, by Impress has been stamped on the same packing paper that I used for the Coffee Cup sleeves.

Next  up is my original design for this week:


The Savvy Stamps squirrel is so cute!  Love him in the acrylic frame that I've been hoarding.  I used the same Leaf Pattern in the same Mandarin Spice [love that color!].  The sentiment is also by Savvy Stamps.


I'm super excited to introduce my guest for this week, Michele Ferguson!  You know her, she's the one with the beautiful work and the wonderful sense of humor.    Here's how she was inspired:


A big thank you to Michele for joining me this week!!!

For all the details on her project, please visit her BLOG + IG.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Happy National Coffee Day | Trinity Stamps + Coffee Loving Cardmakers stamp collaboration




I'm so excited for today, National Coffee Day!  There is a mega hop that starts over on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog.  There are a total of 29 Super Sponsors hopping today!  It's a industry traditional hop so grab your coffee, sit back and take in all of the caffeinated inspiration.  There are prizes on every stop including the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog!

Today's card is SUPER SPECIAL.  It's designed with a special stamp set that was a joint collaboration with Trinity Stamps + the  Coffee Loving Cardmaker's teams!



Here's how it inspired me:


My card also includes some images from the previously released Trinity Stamps Seasonal Sweetheart set.  I had so much fun creating this fall scenery.


Coffee Camper?  Yes, Please!  I colored it in a retro color palette.



Remember the fun starts over on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog.

For more details on the Trinity + Coffee Loving Cardmaker's collaboration stamp set, please visit the Trinity blog!  There will be tons of inspiration over there too!!!!