Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day Two!




Today is Day two of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  What is that?  It's a quarterly hop that follows the seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter + Spring).  That also determines the theme of your projects.  Make sure you check out the hop post HERE.  There are 77 Super Sponsors!  To be eligible for any of the prizes upload a newly created Summer themed project that includes coffee, tea and/or cocoa!


Have you seen the latest release from Super Sponsor Newton's Nook?  My card uses their Cuppa Cactus stamps + coordinating dies.  Oh this is an ADORABLE set!  I love the sentiment that I used today...cracks me up!


The cute floral paper is from Close to my Heart, their Prickly Pear Collection.  There are CUTE cactus in that paper pack.  CTMH - Chris Franco is also a Super Sponsor for the Summer Hop.






My card was inspired by the Paper Craft Crew Sketch:



I can't wait to hop around and be inspired!





Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day One!




Today is the day...the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  What is that?  It's a quarterly hop that follows the seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter + Spring).  The season also determines the theme so start designing those SUMMER cards for the hop!  Make sure you check out the hop post HERE.  There are 77 Super Sponsors!  To be eligible for any of the prizes upload a newly created Summer themed project that includes coffee, tea and/or cocoa!

I've been on a bit of a nautical kick and love working with the Hero Arts Tentacles stamp:


I made THIS card last week....it was all inspired by THIS card designed by Kimberly!

Let's start at the bottom and work our way up.  The main panel is from the Pool Mix Layering Papers pack.  I stamped the Pearl Strings Bold Prints in Orchid Bold Ink  on a Floral Mix Layering Paper panel.

The Coffee Cup Tags Frame Cuts was used on a Pool Mix Layering Paper.  I used a Starbucks sleeve too!


The Tentacles have been stamped and cut out and colored with copics.  My basic colors were inspired by Color Throwdown. I had some serious squirrel moments and was happily creating away when I was completely done, I realized that I forgot to add some of the colors.  I had been working on another card for the same challenge so I mixed everything up...that's what I get trying to juggle multiple projects.  I don't generally do that to myself.

The sentiment is from the Color Layering Octopus set...cracking myself up.


Hero Arts is a returning Super Sponsor for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Link up a newly created Summer project that features coffee, tea and/or cocoa for a chance to win!

I can't wait to hop around and be inspired!


Tentacles             
Coffee Cup Tags Frame Cuts       
Color Layering Octopus 


Pool Mix Layering Paper             
Floral Mix Layering Paper                    

Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Birthday



My weekend was jam packed with fun and Design Team Assignments...nice combo.   So here's a card that has some NBUS:


I've been wanting to use the Waffle Flower Magical Floral Border Die.  Julie's card reminded me that I needed to use it.  Isn't it beautiful in the Reverse Confetti Navy Cardstock?  It's been backed with Reverse Confetti Stone Cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Waffle Flower On My Mark stamp set...stamped on Reverse Confetti Brick Cardstock.


My card was inspired by Kate's Pinned and Penned Moodboard!


My card was also inspired by CAS(E) this sketch!


My Momma and I spent Saturday together...we went to a meeting for a trip to Japan we'll be taking with my oldest brother and his wife.  I'm so excited!  It's in 2018 and I hope to do some research on the areas that we'll be touring...research = where are the craft stores.

I love this pic of us...my Momma doesn't.  I can't help that my arms are too short for pics :)





Friday, June 16, 2017

Reverse Confetti: scoops of thanks



YAY for Friday!  Here's a quick card that I whipped up this morning.  I luckily have a sweet spot in the living room that I can take early morning photos (6 am!).


I used the Reverse Confetti Love & Ice Cream stamp set + coordinating confetti cuts.  Cup, Cone or Waffle Cone?  I'm a cup girl, just in order to save a couple calories...I'd rather have it in a big 'ole waffle cone.  

I used Stone cardstock with the Circles 'n Scallops confetti cuts.  The ice cream is Salsa and the cup is Mist cardstock.  


I'm partial to ice cream than to sorbet.  As I slowly gravitate away from dairy products, I'm thankful that there are tasty vegan ice cream options:  Full Tilt  •  Molly Moon 

I was inspired by Curtain Call:









Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hero Arts: Cheers!





Hello and Happy Thursday!  These days I'm smitten with all things nautical..throw in coffee and it's a perfect match.


I'm such a lucky girl to have a friend like Kimberly...she gave me THIS card.  That got us chatting when I was teaching the Hero Arts class at Impress.  I had a couple of ideas and actually made one come to life...

Love the Hero Arts Tentacles stamp...the possibilities are endless and you know that I had to team it up with a coffee theme because why?  Why not?!  I used the coffee cup from French Treats and the French Coffee Press from Coffee and Croissant.  


The sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings set.  It's been heat embossed in white on black cardstock.

This is definitely a non-traditional Graduation card, isn't it?  I wanted to make one for a super nice guy that recently graduated from college...exciting times for he and his lovely wife who I've known since she was in Kindergarten.