Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday with Amy |

Happy Friday!!!!  I'm up on the blog sharing a card that features products by Mama Elephant.  Here's a bit of a sneak peek:

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Coffee Date with Michele | Coffee Loving Cardmakers

I'm so excited to be up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog with the 2020 Edition of Coffee Date.  Do you remember the feature from last year?  We had such positive feedback that we brought it back this year.  I've invited my sweet, clever and very fun friend, Michele Ferguson.

Here are the details about our card inspiration:

Stamp set:  A Breve Note by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps

Die set:  Hands by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies

Color Inspiration:

 Here's how I was inspired:

Just a smidge of literal interpretation in terms of incorporating the colors.  I included a sentiment from the Voices in My Head by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Clear stamps.  It's been stamped in Reverse Confetti Sand ink.

Why the literal interpretation?  This was my first card I made:

I totally forgot the color challenge for my card but still wanted to share it!  The grey cardstock is Ellen's Slate Gray 100 lb.  Such a pretty shade, right?  I teamed it up with some vintage 12x12 pattern paper.

The bit of felt makes me a happy crafter and is so me, I tend to have a pretty gray wardrobe.

Here's a of a sneak of Michele's BEAUTIFUL Project but you'll want to pop over to her blog for all the details and she's doing a giveaway!

I'm doing a bit of a giveaway too!  Here are the details:
Want to win an Ellen Hutson LLC $15 Gift Card??  You have the opportunity to leave four comments:

this blog post
My IG account

I'll draw a winner from across all four places!  The winner will be drawn on Monday, February 24th and posted on the CLC original post, this post and my original IG post.  Good luck!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Butterfly Wreath | Reverse Confetti

I'm so excited to be up on the Reverse Confetti blog today!  I'm sharing a card set that features the new Butterfly Wreath.  Here's a sneak peek:

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Waving Hello | Honey Bee Stamps + Lawn Fawn

You might know that I've been on a mission to clean + organize my craft room.  The floors and counter/desk has remained clean.  Next is to tackle the drawers and cupboards.  Things have come to a semi halt because I'm spending more time with my Momma as she prepares to downsize.  

Anyways, in January I saw THIS adorable card by Jill Hawkins and it totally inspired me.  I had been hoarding a Honey Bee Stamps gift card so since that Bee Mine set was a gift with purchase I finally picked up the adorable Snow Buddies set.

The banner and sentiment are Lawn Fawn and the paper is vintage American Crafts.

I also used a vintage Waltzing Mouse scallop die for the background panel.

This card is a sweet 3.5 x 5.  I found a whole pack of 25 [with coordinating envelopes] in one of my cupboards.

The copics I used:

YR30 | YR31
BG0000 | BG10

Today's crafty day and this is one of the Make 'n Takes I'll be sharing!

Guess what?  Such awesome timing, I just saw that Honey Bee Stamps is having 20% all weekend long.  They still have that sweet Bee Mine set and it's all yours with a purchase of $50+!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday with Amy |

Hey!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I'm up on the blog sharing a handful of Galentine's Day Cards.  They feature products by Avery Elle, here's a bit of a sneak peek:

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Friends | hÄnglar & Wings

So a couple weeks ago I was one of two lucky winners of a new stamp set by the company hÄnglar & Wings.  It's a company out of Sweden.

The set I won is called: Hjärtan

Here's how I was inspired:

I'm tucking these into goodie bags I put together for Galentine's Day.  The hearts have been stamped in: 
It's a Girl   |   Party Dress
I masked the larger heart and then stamped the two smaller ones.

I die cut them with the Reverse Confetti Fa La La Circle.

I used the MFT Friends Die-namics in gold glitter paper.

Happy Galentine's Day!!!!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Happy Birthday | Avery Elle

I know that I'm not the only one that never seems to have Birthday Cards on hand.  My New Year's resolution is always to be better about designing them and sending them out [I don't know which is more of a challenge!].

Today I'm featuring a super cute stamp set by Avery Elle, Party Pals:

I teamed it up with their gorgeous Quilted Frame.  Sigh, I love that frame! The paper I used is from Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow Scallops.

Yup, I made two of the same overall design, just changed up the color palette a smidge.

Those critters from the Party Pals set are over the top cute and it made me a happy crafter to color them in a soft colors.

Here are the copics I used:

E000 | YR000
YG03 | YG05
BG13 | BG15
C00 | C1 | C2
V01 | V12

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

February Creative Hop | Reverse Confetti

Today is the Reverse Confetti February Creative Hop!  Every 8th of the month is the day we get together and hop together.  Today's theme is:  Critters!

You should have arrived here from my teamie, Heather's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Reverse Confetti blog.

I'm combining the Newly Released Crafty Critters along with the previously released Coffee and You.

I'm a big fan of Theo's Chocolates.  They're local, in Seattle.  We had their chocolates for our pre-wedding S'mores function.  The chocolate bars have been wrapped with Kraft paper.

I used the See Through Tag in Brick for my first project.  I backed it with a smidge of the Sweet as Sugar 6x6.  The cute guy from Crafty Critters kills me!  I subbed his glue with a nice latte.  The sentiment is from the So Very Lovely set.  I added a bit of pom trim.

For my other project, I used Piggy Bank cardstock with the See Through Tag.  Using the same Crafty Critters set, I went with that cute zebra.  I subbed his paint container with yes, a latte.  Have you snagged your Sweet as Sugar 6x6?  This one is packed with goodness...#madforplaid.

These will be going postal to my kids for Valentine's Day.  Of course I'll tuck in a Starbucks Gift card too!  Next is my teamie Kathy!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Coffee | Reverse Confetti

I'm so excited to be up on the Reverse Confetti blog today!  I'm sharing a card duo that features Drink More Coffee + Heart Filled Sentiments.  Here's a sneak peek:

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Friday with Amy |

Happy Friday!  I'm up on the blog today!  Today I'm featuring Lawn Fawn products!  Here's a bit of a sneak peek:

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Tribute to Lil' Inker Designs | Coffee Loving Cardmakers

You may have seen a bit of a sneak peek of this 😳  I hate it when I accidentally publish a post.  So I'm joining my teamie, Lisa Bzibziak in paying tribute to one of our Super Sponsors, Lil' Inker Designs.  Read about their update HERE.

Lil' Inker Designs has been a long time Super Sponsor and known for many of their coffee products.  Today I'm sharing a couple shaped cards featuring their To Go Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder Die.

My first design is teamed up with their Coffee Talk 2 Stamp set:

You can't go wrong with plaid, right?!  This is what the interior looks like:

This second design is pure bonus.  I'm in a summery mood after returning from Hawaii to consistent rain in the Pacific Northwest. 

 Paper by American Crafts:  Happy Place

Make sure you hop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for more inspiration from the Design Team!

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