Tuesday, April 13, 2021

It's a cupcake kinda day | Essentials by Ellen


I wish I didn't have such a sweet tooth these days but I love how these are calorie free:

I made cupcakes out of the Ellen Hutson Essential Circles  + Essential Circles for Stitching Designer Dies.  I topped them with hydrangea blooms from the Mondo Hydrangea set.

The sentiment is from the Warm Fuzzies set and the pastry box was made using the Essential Rectangles + Essential Rectangles for Stitching Designer Dies.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Thinking of you | Lawn Fawn


So June 2017, Lawn Fawn came out with a new release that included the Pretty Poppies Lawn Cuts.  Yup, I had to have it and fast forward almost  4 years later, I'm finally using them!  I tend to gravitate to Lawn Fawn's cute sets but I still collect everything pretty and interactive.

These lawn cuts are so easy to use.  I simply cut in Neenah Solar White 110 and colored with copics:

R00 | R30
V01 | V12

The circular panel is a trimmed down Stitched Circle Tag.  The stripes are made with the coordinating copic V01.

The sentiment is from Wavy Sayings | Simple Wavy Banners.

This card is absolutely not postal friendly.  The lavender bloom is sitting high on a folded strip so that I could still fit the other blooms on the card panel. 

This will be hand delivered to my Momma next weekend.

I was inspired by the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge, Happy Spring:

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

You make the world a better place | Close To My Heart


My friends at CTMH sent me a bunch of new goodies:

Build-A-Rainbow Thin Cuts
Sunny Days Ahead stamp set
Charming Backgrounds stamp set
CTMH Exclusive Inks

I teamed it up with my CTMH colored cardstock and went on a rainbow dash!

I have to be honest, the last one, You make the world a better place is my favorite.  That face on the cloud, it is pure cuteness, isn't it?

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2021

You are the Best | Reverse Confetti April Creative Hop

Today is the 8th which means it is time for the Reverse Confetti April Creative Hop!  You should have arrived here from Olga's blog, if not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Reverse Confetti blog.

I challenged myself to use a specific color palette:
Lime Green | Iced Aqua | RC Aqua

I also decided to design a card set and to use a throwback stamp set:  Figures of Speech

Here's how I was inspired:

I decided to keep the overall design clean + simple.  These turned out exactly how I wanted.  The color combo is so fun and I love those sentiments.  Perfect for letting someone know that you're thinking of them.  

I'm going to start a personal campaign to send out more cards.  I definitely go in waves but need to be more consistent.  Times are crazy right now and there are so many people I've been thinking of.

I can't wait to hop around and see what my teamies designed for today's hop.  Up next is Olga Moss.

Here's the complete list in case you get lost along the way:

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Hero Arts Sale | Ellen Hutson LLC


Did you hear about the Hero Arts Sale over at Ellen Hutson LLC?  All Hero Arts is on sale, 25% off.  That includes the collaboration set between Reverse Confetti and Hero Arts, Better Together.  

This is such a fun color layering set that is super easy.  Here are my Catherine Pooler ink colors:


Mint To Be | Aquatini [scallop Do-Si-Do]
Do-Si-Do | Samba [scallop Mint To Be]


Melon Ice | Lime Rickey

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Hello Friend | Pigment Craft Co


Have you heard of the New Pigment Craft Co?  I'm super excited by this new stamp company because their designs are absolutely gorgeous.  I've placed an order for their second release that is FILLED with caffeinated designs.  Yesterday I sat down with items from their first release.  This card features:

Blooming Floral
Dashing Sentiments

I really wanted to use the stencils with the Blooming Floral Set.  I started a panel with that and then switched to copics and well, then ended super clean + crisp with kraft cardstock and white embossing powder.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Just a Note | Reverse Confetti


Happy April!  Today is the start of a new Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge!

I'm actually up on the Reverse Confetti blog with my teamie Ali.  I decided to make another Mother's Day theme card.  This card is going to my Former Mother-In-Law.  I'm super grateful that we're still friends.

Here's how I was inspired:

The focal point is the gorgeous cluster of oranges from the Orange Blossoms set.  The sentiment is a mix from Orange Blossoms and Lily of the Valley.  My color palette is:
Mist   |   Peach

These are the copics I used:
YR000 | YR01
YG00 | YG01
B000 | B41 | B52

Make sure you check the Reverse Confetti blog for more inspiration!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Holiday Greetings | The Stamp Market


I'm part of a group that designs 5 holiday cards a month.  I need that extra motivation for this Christmas!  I had fun at the last The Stamp Market sale.  I used the Big Botanicals + Holiday Greetings dies.

So last month I told myself to use more diecutting than coloring.  I changed my mind, LOL.  All the diecutting and glueing was a bit much.  I managed to create six cards though!  My design was inspired by THIS card.

I'm linking up to my friends at Jingle Belles, their current challenge is Die-Cutting!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, March 29, 2021

Thanks for being such a Peach | The Greetery


I'm recovering slowly from the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  It literally takes over my crafty life for over 2 weeks.  The hubby is well aware when I'm in the midst of a hop.  It was another great event, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  I always enjoy it, all the inspiration is truly amazing.

I'm switching gears from caffeinated designs to fruit inspired.  I could easily become a fruitarian.  Love them in real life and in my crafty life.  Today I'm sharing a card that that features The Greetery's Just Peachy Bundle.  I've become such a super slow crafter that this came together over a couple different crafty sessions.  It's truly amazing as you see it transform from a stencil trio and then detail stamps:

Funny thing, I meant to start with a pale blue panel, not white.  I didn't realize/remember about it until I had completely finished the panel.  Next time I will start with the blue panel.

The Crimped Frame die was part of my first order from The Greetery.  I love it, reminds me of pastries.  This card is super heavy of foam adhesive, definitely not postal friendly.

I started off with an A2 panel and did all the stenciling and stamping and decided to use the Crimped Frame.  Honestly, I held my breath because I would have been super sad if I didn't like the results.  I love how it turned out.  The crimped panel is on foam adhesive...actually both crimped frames are.

It's absolutely sunny here in the PNW so this card is perfect for today.  I hope you have an amazing week.  Hopefully I'll be posting my monthly holiday cards in the next two days!

Friday, March 26, 2021

Grande Birthday Wishes | Reverse Confetti


I'm super excited to be up on the Reverse Confetti blog with this project.  Make sure you check my post for all the details.  Reverse Confetti is one of the many Super Sponsors for the Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop:

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day Four!


Happy Monday!  I'm so excited to be up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today.  I'm sharing four designs over there, here is a peek at one of them:

Pop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for all the details and to see my other designs!

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day Three!


We're on Day Three of the Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  It continues to be filled with caffeinated fun.  Today will be more of the same and Happy Sunday!

Today I'm featuring projects that feature Close To My Heart:

My Friends at CTMH sent me a box full of goodies that I combined with the previously released Whole Latte Love set.

Let's chat about my first card:

The sentiments are from the Whole Latte Love set.  The cardstock is Lemonade with one of the images from Charming Backgrounds stamped in Candy Apple ink.  The main sentiment is stamped in the same color.  The jar, which is part of all three cards is from the Eat Play Love - Cardmaking Stamp + thin Cuts set.  The Lemonade panel is from the Coordinating Cardstock set. You can't tell from the photog but the green ribbon is loaded up with Wink of Stella.

My next card uses paper from the Eat Play Love Paper Packet.  This collection is so fresh + fun with such a cheery color combo!  If you've been following me for awhile, you know that I love all fruits so love this cherry pattern.  The trim is from one of the 12x12 sheets.  The jar has been stamped onto vellum.  I colored it in on the backside of the die cut shape.  The ribbon has been paper pieced with Sweet Leaf Cardstock. 

My Final card uses the jar, this time stamped on white cardstock and topped with one of the Eat Play Love Wood Shapes.  The Yellow plaid is the 12x12 that has the red floral border.  I love the contrast in colors.  The sentiment is from the Whole Latte Love stamp set, heat embossed in white on black cardstock.

I've always been a huge fan of coordinated collections.  The Eat Play Love set is filled with different pieces that makes it super easy to mix 'n match!

A big thank you to CTMH for sending me the goodies and to Chris Franco for being a Super Sponsor!