Friday, August 17, 2018

Spellbinders August Card Kit | Let's do this!



My friends at Spellbinders sent me the gorgeous August Card Kit:


Isn't it gorgeous?!!  The colors and theme are right up my alley!  Here's my first card:


Okay, that watermelon eating sloth?!  Love her!  This design uses the paper and die cuts from the kit.  I didn't use anything else!  The kit comes with adhesive and card bases!

My second card features some of the dies that come with this month's kit:


I used the same card design as my first card but decided to not use the floral panel on this one.  Love the contrast in textures between the yellow panel and the pink woodgrain.  The sentiment is from a sticker sheet that was included in the kit.  I did use enamel dots from my stash, they matched perfectly.

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A big thank you to Spellbinders!  I can't wait to design more projects using this fabulous kit!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Graciellie Design | Hello Sweet Friend



Hello and Happy Tuesday!  My kind of ice cream, pretty and calorie-free!  Loving this digital design by Graciellie Design - Sweetness:


The pattern paper is vintage Studio Calico.  Love the pop of greens


I always gravitate to foam dimensionals, my favorites are by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

I'm so happy that I can link up to the Inspired by... challenge:


Thanks so much for stoppin' by!



Monday, August 13, 2018

Reverse Confetti | Happy Birthday Jen!!!




The Reverse Confetti design team is throwing Jen del Muro a fun birthday hop!  You should have arrived here from my teamie, Heather Hoffman's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is Amy Kolling's blog!

I've had the opportunity to meet up with Jen twice at CHA/Creativation.  This is from January 2018:


She's absolutely awesome and I'm so lucky to call her my friend💚

Here's my project for today's festivities:


I was actually inspired by a recent card designed by Jen, more on that in a smidge.  I love that she has coffee themed stamps and the Caffeinated Cups set is a classic in their design.  I stamped the to go cup on a panel of Iced Aqua cardstock.  The coffee has been stamped in Dark Roast.  I paper pieced the coffee sleeve.


I think another classic is the Blooms 'N Buds set, I stamped the base of the leaf in Iced Aqua and the detail work in Tangerine.  The sentiment is from the Birthday Wishes set.

I love the Stitched Rays Cover Panel confetti cuts.  Mine has been trimmed down just a smidge.

I was inspired by Jen's card HERE:


So cute, right?!

I was also inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:


I can't wait to see how my teamies were inspired!  Next up is the fabulous Kathy Schweinfurth!


Amy Kolling

Melissa Phillips

Amy Sheffer

Tricia Barber 

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Amy Rohl

Heather Hoffman

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Your Next Stamp August New Release Blog Hop!




I'm super excited to be guesting for Your Next Stamp's August Release and Blog Hop!  They're also celebrating 9 years, how awesome is that?!  Make sure you comment along the way for a chance to win!

Prizes:  Nine - $20 Your Next Stamp Gift Certificates
Game:  Count the gumdrops on the creations along the hop and leave your count on the inlinz on the YNS Blog Hop post for a chance to win a gumdrop prize pack!


You should have arrived here from Kendra's blog!  If not, the fun begins on Koren's blog!

Let's get to my hop project, I combined the Sweet Treat Cart with the Happy Bird-day set:


I stayed with the Birthday Girl Paper Pad color palette of Pink + Yellow.  I managed to combine some other Your Next Stamp sets, do you spot them?


The sentiment is from the Coffee Chick set.  The 'Coffee' sign is from Ellie Loves Lattes.  The mug is from Perk Up and the to go cups are from Ellie Loves Lattes too.

I can't wait to hop around and see how everyone else was inspired!  Next up is Deborah!  

A big thank you to Your Next Stamps for inviting me to help celebrate!


In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete listing:

Reverse Confetti | August Stock Your Stash Challenge | Congrats!


Click HERE for the Your Next Stamp August Release Sneak Peek!





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

The new challenge is the STOCK YOUR STASH Challenge!  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:


I started off with the Congrats Square Panel confetti cuts in Stone.  I cut another in Polar white and filled in the Stone panel.  The sentiment is from the Congratulations stamp set.


I inked up Blooms 'N Buds with:

Piggy Bank  |  RC Aqua

My colors were inspired by Color Throwdown:



Make sure you check out the Reverse Confetti blog to see how some of my teamies were inspired!



Friday, August 10, 2018

Your Next Stamps | Guest Designer | August Sneak Peeks!



Hello!  It's the Your Next Stamp August New Release tonight.  They're also celebrating their 9th birthday and I'm helping to celebrate!  

Today we're sharing sneak peeks!  Don't forget that tonight is the New Release Blog Hop!  Stop by the YNS blog for a full list of blogs with peeks!

I'm sharing a project that features:



I teamed it up with the Birthday Girl 6x6 paper pad.  The stencil was in my stash, and coordinated with the paper that I used.


My card was inspired by the latest Your Next Stamp challenge:  (I rotated it)


Be sure to come back at 10 pm eastern/7 pm pacific for the New Release Blog Hop!






Just Bee-Cause


Hello and Happy Friday!  I have a just bee-cause card for today, no challenge just creating.  The sets by Hello Bluebird are so fun.  I'm featuring Bee Happy.  


It has been teamed up with some vintage Cosmo Cricket paper, anyone recognize it?!  I've been doing a mega clean out of my Craft Room and told myself that if I'm going to keep the 12x12 papers, I need to USE the 12x12 papers.

For my card making friends, do you buy 12x12 paper or stick to 6x6 and 8.5x11?  Seriously, who can resist 'woodgrain' + polkas?



Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti August Creative Hop



Hello!  Today is the 8th of the month which means it's time for the Reverse Confetti Creative Hop!  Today's theme is Pattern Paper!  I decided to feature the Paper Bliss 6x6 Paper Pad.


Love the color palette in this particular pad, it definitely reminds me of summer time.  I combined the panel with the Stitched Rays Cover Panel.


I used the All Framed Up confetti cuts with Salsa cardstock.  The Pineapples Aplenty was used with the following inks:

Salsa  |  Bumblebee  |  Parakeet

I couldn't help but add that sticker that I had in my stash, love the hula girl.

I teamed up my card with a bit of a giftie.  I'm a coffee-a-holic.  These Hula Girl Coffee sleeves make for a fun giftie.  They fit perfectly in the Treat Tubes.


I used Salsa Cardstock for the Treat Tube topper.  The Polka Panel confetti cuts was teamed up in Bumblebee and Salsa cardstock.  The Mahalo stamps and coordinating confetti cuts was perfect to top off that panel.  The images were stamped in Dark Roast.



I also used the following inks:

Salsa  |  Bumblebee  |  Parakeet  |  Sand


Reverse Confetti blog

Amy Kolling

Ali Farmer

Melissa Phillips

Amy Sheffer

Tricia Barber 

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Amy Rohl

Laurie Schmidlin

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Deanne Kuntz

Jeanne Jachna

Olga Moss

Eloise Blue





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Monday, August 6, 2018

Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!




I'm so excited to be participating in today's Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!  Today is day that the kit and Optional Add-ons hit the Hero Arts Store.  

You should have arrived here from the Amy Kolling's!  If not, you'll want to start at the Hero Arts Blog where all the fun begins!

Check out the August MMH kit 


Kit Contents:
(One) 6 x 8 Clear Stamp Set
(One) 3.5 x 4.5 Window Fancy Die
11 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen 0.5 fl. oz.
White Puff Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.
(Two) 5.5 x 8.5 Sheets of coffee & Tea Hand Dyed Decorative paper

Kit Value $77.00
Kit Cost $34.99

Check out the FABulous August Optional Add-ons:




Get Them All - August Add-ons AVAILABLE HERE.

REMEMBER, when the MAIN KIT is gone, it is GONE - SOLD OUT!  Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, August 10th.  Remember that you can now SUBSCRIBE to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (Hero Arts will reimburse if the winner has already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, August 12th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week!

Whew!  That's a ton of information but I'm so glad that you made it this far!  If you've been following me for any length of time, you know that I might be a bit of a coffee-a-holic.  I have several projects to share with you so let's get started!

Here's a project that uses the August My Monthly Hero kit:


The coffee cups and coffee art/sentiment are from the Main Kit.  They've been stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black and colored with alcohol markers.  The coffee art/sentiment have been heat embossed in white.

The background uses the fun new  CG748 Distressed Tile Bold PrintsIt's been heat embossed in copper.  The sheen is amazing!

My card was inspired by the Color Throwdown:


My next card uses the sweet DI566 Spill the Tea set and coordinating Frame Cuts.


Yup, I had fun with that set!  I started off with a panel from the Foliage Paper Layering pack.  I knew I wanted to use the CG749 Floral Doily Bold Prints.  The detail work on that is GORGEOUS.  It has been heat embossed in white.


All the images have been stamped with Intense Black and colored with various alcohol markers.  I'm such a fan of clustering images.  Do you spy the lemon and the beautiful silver spoon?  The addition of the sentiment balances out the card.  The extra trim is from a clipped frame I made using the Nesting Postage Stamps + Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies.

My card was inspired by Fab Friday:


I could have shared a TON of projects because this particular release is my FAVORITE.  I managed to design just one more.  I'm a true fan of the infinity dies collection and I'm a happy crafter that Hero Arts released the Tea Pots + Cups with handles!


So I used the new DI565 Cups and Handles Infinity DiesDo you spy some other infinity dies in my design?  The tea bag is made from a Tag Infinity Die using vellum.


The sentiment has been stamped on a Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die.  Any guesses what it was stamped on?  I used an upcycled Starbucks coffee sleeve.

The Cup has been cut from a panel from the Sunshine Paper Layering Pack.  I heat embossed the Hero Florals - Nasturtium bloom in white.    The Deco Pattern Stencil has been used with modeling paste for added texture.

That's it for me!  Next up is the awesome Clare!  If you get lost along the way, here's the full hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Kolling
Amy Tsuruta 💚
Clare Prezzia
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Kelly Latevola
Laurie Willison
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula

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