Saturday, September 30, 2017

You're the Pumpkin Spice in my latte.

Happy Saturday!  I've been super busy trying to get ahead in Design Team assignments in preparation for a vacation.  The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop took me away from a bunch of my projects so I'm in the process of getting back on schedule.  That being typed, when I should have been working on DT assignments, I played with some of my Lawn Fawn.  I had originally meant to use my newest additions but ended up picking out woodland creatures from older sets:

Do you spy the vellum pinking circle?

All my Lawn Fawn supplies are available at Butterfly Reflections Ink.  Check out her Shop for a Cause Event:

Isn't that cool?!  Vanessa rocks πŸ’š

Today's card was inspired by CAS(e) this sketch!

..and I'm playing with Lawn Fawnatics!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hero Arts: Happy National Coffee Day!

Happy National Coffee Day!  How are you going to celebrate?  Me?  I'll drink lots of coffee while craftingπŸ’š

I have a card today that features some Hero Arts goodies:

I knew that I wanted to do a coffee themed project but today I used some supplies that weren't meant to necessarily be coffee themed.

Check out Thanksgiving Table:

I customized my own cup + saucer!  Do you see it in the set?  I just added a handle.  There's some fun latte foam art with a white embossed leaf in the middle of the latte.

The background is the Love is Love Bold Prints.

I hope you have a great Friday!!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Whimsy Stamps Guest Designer: I seeee you

 Hello!  I'm back again with a project for Whimsy Stamps!  Today I'm featuring Friends Till the End:

Isn't that a fun set?!  I love the illustration, don't you?  Here's how I was inspired:

 I cut my card panel down to 4x4 so that the images would be the star of the show.  I wanted the dress and the background to contrast so purple + orange works well.  I have to tell you, it made me shiver to stamp that spider on her sleeve.

I wanted to thank Whimsy Stamps for having me as a Guest Designer this month!  Make sure you check out their:

Store  -  Facebook  -  Blog  -  Instagram

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Precious Remembrance Guest Designer: All of the Above

Hello, I'm back featuring a project using some goodies from the Precious Remembrance Shop!

Today I decided to share a treat bag!  I'm a big fan of using kraft bags to pop in gift cards!  This features the new Happy Mail set:

I decided to add a leaf from the Fall Colors stamp set.  It's been inked up with Autumn Ombre ink.  I added various wood veneer from my stash.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!!!!  Make sure you check out the Precious Remembrance Shop blog!


Monday, September 25, 2017

The Heart Desires: One In A Chameleon!

I'm up on The Heart Desires blog with a fun project!  Here's a peek at my supplies:

Pinkfresh Studio Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the Pinkfresh Studio blog!

Want to see the giveaway?!  It is the entire release:

The winner will be randomly selected and the requirement is that they have to leave a comment on each blog in the hop!  Comments will close at 11:59 CST on Monday, October 2nd, 2017.

I have two projects to share with you today.  I played with Festive Llama and the coordinating dies.

Oh, that guy is so cute, isn't he?  I stamped and die cut all those packages and stacked them up.  LOVE the sentiment, don't you?

My next card combines the Floral Background and a sentiment from the Simple Joy stamp set.

I love the Floral Background....I wanted to keep my card fairly simple so I fell back on tone-on-tone stamping.  The sentiment has been heat embossed in white on a vellum panel.  It's been die cut in a circle.

To add a bit of color, I added some red/white twine.  

I can't wait to hop around and see how my teamies were inspired.  

Pinkfresh Studio Blog
Amy Tsuruta πŸ’š
Rebecca Luminarias
Elena Roussakis
Isha Gupta
Laura Contoni-Bassen
May Sukyong Park
Julia Stainton
Amy Kolling
Carly Tee Minner

Sunday, September 24, 2017

PNW Birthday Buddies: Birthday Blog Hop

Hello and Happy Sunday!  I'm working off a Coffee Hangover, how about you?  Today I have a very fun post + project.  There's a group of us that are in the Pacific Northwest and we celebrate each other's birthday with a Blog Hop!  Thanks to Kimberly, the Hop Hostess!  Today we're celebrating the very awesome Tonya Jastad.   She's such an awesome friend and I always love to spend time with her.  We like to laugh together...a lot and well, shop together, a lot.  (Psssttt....she's also the owner of The Heart Desires Store!)

I decided to design a girly card with lots + lots of pink, Tonya's favorite color:

I used Reverse Confetti Flamingo + Piggy Bank card stock.  The Birthday Wishes sentiment is from their Celebrations set.  Those blooms from Blooms 'N Buds have been stamped with Flamingo Ink on Flamingo cardstock.  Love how the Midnight ink makes everything POP.  

Isn't the design a fun one?  I do love tilted panels and was thoroughly inspired by

Here's the hop listing, remember to leave some bloggie love for the birthday girl:

Amy        You're here!
Tonya      πŸ’•  Birthday Girl!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hero Arts: happy fall

Hello and Happy Saturday!  I'm here with a non-coffee card..what?!  I know, jumping right back into a fall theme though, Washingtonian's love their Fall!

I'm sharing a card that features a couple different Hero Arts sets:

I love the different elements in the Winter Scene stamp set.  That's where the jar, fox and grounding are from.  I masked the jar a smidge so that I could use the Color Layering Fall Trees.  The 'leaves' have been inked up with Ombre' Autumn ink.  That's where the sentiment is from and it has been stamped with Just Rust Shadow Ink.

I inked up the Pop Pattern Stencil with Wet Cement Shadow Ink.   I finished off my card with enamel dots + twine from my stash.  


Friday, September 22, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Final Day - Part Two

Looking for the SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Hop?  Click HERE.

I know, I usually space out my post but since this one is done I might as well post it.  I'm linking up to the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  This may be my final card although I really make some more...I was able to cover 25 Super Sponsors over the course of the hop.  I actually still have 25 other companies that I can tackle!  Well, let's chat about this project that features the Super Sponsors:

Super Sponsor Brutus Monroe prizes Six Embossing Folders 2 Aztech Stars, 2 Floral Burst, 1 Vintage Tapestry + 1 Petal Lace

Super Sponsor Impress Cards & Crafts prize Goodie bag (20.00 value)

Super Sponsor STAMPlorations prizes $20 Gift Certificate +(flash prize) Prize #1: Coffeecionado 4×6 stamp set; Prize #2: Fall for Coffee 3×5 stamp set

It is a chipboard notecard by Memory Box.  I popped it into my Misti and used Cocoa Fresh Ink by Super Sponsor Impress on the Got Pumpkin set by Brutus Monroe.  The tag was stamped with the STAMPlorations, A Girl and Her Coffee and heat embossed in Zig Apricot embossing powder.

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Final Day

Looking for the SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Hop?  Click HERE.

We're on the final day of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  This has definitely been a whirlwind...we're currently up to 1,115 and still going strong!  You have until 11:55 pm pacific to link up!  I had a slight blog scare this morning...all is fine now but wanted to remind all you blogger to BACKUP your blog.  I did delete and repost 2 hop posts so don't worry if you left me a comment, I did read it and saved just isn't showing up on the replaced blog post.

Anyways, back to coffee crafting!  Today I'm sharing a project that features three Super Sponsors:

I'm trying really hard to feature all the Super Sponsors that I can.  With this post, I've managed to include 21 of them.  I'm hoping to create a couple more cards for today but I'm crazy busy with other design teams too.

Super Sponsor Gina Marie Designs prize  COFFEE Sentiments stamp set

Super Sponsor The Heart Desires prize $20 Gift Certificate +  (Two) – $10 Gift Certificates

Super Sponsor Verve Stamps prize (Two) $25 Gift Codes

The sentiment is from the Verve set, Happiness is.  It has been stamped onto a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Circle.  The Doodlebug paper and die cut is from The Heart Desires.

Super Sponsor Verve Stamps has a new digi and a SALE:

"The digi will normally sell for $5, but is at an introductory price of $3.50 through September 30. While you're in the shop don't miss our 30% off sale on coffee/tea/cocoa and fall themed stamps & dies."

coffee/tea & cocoa

fall themed

Don't forget about The Heart Desires Storewide Sale:

September Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop

Hello!  Hello!   It's the Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop!  Now that so many of you have the SugarPea Designs Fall Release, we're hopping to inspire you!

Here's my project for today!  One of my favorite sets from the Fall Release is the Indian Summer set.

That guy is just too cute!  I've teamed him up with the SugarCut - Arrow Cover Plate and Spots & Stripes Brights Patterned Paper Collection.   Love the sentiment:

Sending Thanksgiving Wishes one & All.  Hope you have a Happy Fall.

Do you spy the stitched rectangle from the SugarCut - Birthday Journal Card?

Would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own?  Please visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Seven

Hello, late posting for today!  I'm so excited that at the time I'm writing this post, there are 1,029 link ups for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  WOW!  We're on our way to beating our Spring Hop of 1,178!

I do have one card to share for today.  It's killing me that I don't remember who the sketch is from!  If you recognize it please let me know!!!!

Today's card is featuring two Super Sponsors:

Super Sponsor Right at Home prize $20 Gift Certificate

Super Sponsor Waffle Flower Crafts prize $25 Gift Certificate

The cup + sentiment are from Right at Home - Cup of Joy + How Have you Bean?

The bear is from Waffle Flower Crafts - Boo stamp set.

I did some quick coloring with Zig Clean Color markers.

Thanks to Erin, she let me know that I used the (expired) CAS(e) that sketch!

Remember to get your projects linked up by Friday at 3 pm pacific to be eligible for our final FLASH Prize party!