Sunday, September 29, 2019

Happy National Coffee Day | Trinity Stamps + Coffee Loving Cardmakers stamp collaboration

I'm so excited for today, National Coffee Day!  There is a mega hop that starts over on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog.  There are a total of 29 Super Sponsors hopping today!  It's a industry traditional hop so grab your coffee, sit back and take in all of the caffeinated inspiration.  There are prizes on every stop including the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog!

Today's card is SUPER SPECIAL.  It's designed with a special stamp set that was a joint collaboration with Trinity Stamps + the  Coffee Loving Cardmaker's teams!

Here's how it inspired me:

My card also includes some images from the previously released Trinity Stamps Seasonal Sweetheart set.  I had so much fun creating this fall scenery.

Coffee Camper?  Yes, Please!  I colored it in a retro color palette.

Remember the fun starts over on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog.

For more details on the Trinity + Coffee Loving Cardmaker's collaboration stamp set, please visit the Trinity blog!  There will be tons of inspiration over there too!!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sweater Weather | My Favorite Things

 Have you seen the My Favorite Things Sweater Weather in the Woods set?  

I stamped out all of the images and went to work, what resulted was a card duo.  My first card is fairly clean + simple.  

This is actually the 2nd card I made with what I didn't use in my first card.  The design is perfect for those two critters.  Just enough room.

I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:

This card cracks me kind of party!  Those critters are throwing back the lattes!

I had so much fun coloring all of the images.  I'm a sweater girl myself, love them, can't have enough of them.

Here are the copics I used:

YR16 | YR07
Y11 | Y13
E40 | E42
E23 | E25
W0 | W3

My card was inspired by both the MFT sketch and color challenge:

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday with Amy |

Hey Doodlebugwa fans!  I'm up on the blog today sharing a Fall Themed Pretty Pink Posh project:

Bear Friends  |  Fall Signs

Here's a bit of a peek:

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Hello | Reverse Confetti

Happy Fall + Happy Monday!  I'm up on the Reverse Confetti blog today sharing a card with a couple of the newest release goodies.  Here's a bit of a sneak peek:

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Love from Seattle | Impress Cards + Crafts

I haven't forgotten about my Woodblock Wednesday features.  I hope to be on a more regular schedule starting in October.  Today, I'm sharing a card that uses the fun Love From Seattle stamp by Impress:

I teamed it up with the Washington Sayings Clear set by Impress.  These are definite must haves for Washingtonians!

Although the polka strip looks like washi, it's actually a label strip from the CTMH Cats + Bats 12x12 paper collection.

I also used the Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle dies by Kat Scrappiness, another local Washingtonian based company!

I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sweet on You | Wplus9

Happy Saturday!  I've gotten a slow start today.  I couldn't figure out what I wanted to work on this morning.  Here's a card duo I designed this morning, please note, no stamping or copic coloring!

Several weeks ago I picked up a bunch of goodies at WPlus9.  The Sweet On You set is, well, sweet, isn't it?  I don't typically share projects that don't have at least some stamping on them so one would think that this would have beena super quick project, right?  Yeah well, it took me forever to pick my cardstock and then to figure out the layers of ice cream.

I tend to fall back on my Stampin' Up cardstock on Non-DT projects.  This combo is:

Flirty Flamingo + Soft Sky

Then I decided on the gold glitter cardstock, I was also toying with cork but how can you go wrong with glitter?

I used the same overall design on both cards but switched up the card bases.  I LOVE that the sentiments are all intact, meaning I didn't have to search for that apostrophe.

I realize that fall officially starts on Monday but seriously, ice cream is a year round treat.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers + Divinity Designs Collaboration Hop!

The Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Design Team is so excited to be hopping with Super Sponsor Divinity Designs!  If you hopped here from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog then you're right on track.  If you stumbled upon this post, make sure you start on the Divinity Designs blog.  

Leave comments along the way for more chances to win!  There will a $25 Divinity Designs Gift Code up for Grabs!

I had so much fun with the But First Coffee set:

If you've been following me, you know that I adore the color green.  I came across a corrugated card base and figured out my color theme.

I love the stacking of the sentiments in the But First Coffee set.  I've combined them with the Beverage Cup Dies.  The striped panel consists of paper strips.  I'm a big fan of designing my own paper to suit my color needs.  If you know me in real life, you know that my go to is striped tops.

While I still had the green cardstock out, I decided to shake things up!

Who can resist a shaker card?!  Not me!  Such a clean + simple card but I'm smitten with the added love that the gold flat confetti adds, don't you?

A big thank you to Super Sponsor Divinity Designs for collaborating with us today!

That's it for me, next up is my teamie Robyn Jordan!

Friday with Amy |

Hey, Happy Friday to you!  I'm up on the blog sharing a card that features My Favorite Things:

BB Sweater Weather on Safari
Cup of Love
Background Knitted Sweater

Here's a peek at my project:

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Trick or Treat | Lawn Fawn

Last night I worked on this card, just because.  

I combined Lawn Fawn's:

Spooktacular   |   Meow You Doin

The Lawn Cuts I used:

Foursquare Backdrop    |   Leafy Tree Backdrop

I still have a bit of the Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 Paper Pad, love that stuff.

Here are my copic colors:

YR00 | YR61
Y11 | Y08
V15 | V17
T0 | T1 | T2 
W0 | W3

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Perk Up Quad | Close to My Heart

Recently I received some happy mail from my Chris Franco who is also a CTMH Consultant.  Have you seen their new Perk Up set?!

This quad [Quad means four espresso shots] didn't take too long to design.  I used the same overall card design and concentrated on two different background panels.

First up is Happy Sweater Weather:

Let's chat about the Cats & Bats pattern paper and coordinating pocket cards that were on the CTMH clearance [sorry, they're sold out now] for only $5.  That star strip was the label part of the 12x12 paper.  I've managed to snag several awesome deals over the last couple of years.  Definitely worth it to watch that particular section on their site.  The coffee cup sleeve was stamped in a stone ink and I embellished it with a pumpkin brad that I had in my stash.  I've been enjoying adding teal to my fall color combo.

Here's a card for you cocoa fans:

That multi-colored strip is another 12x12 label strip.  I was happy to add the pop of green [my favorite color].  The sentiment worked well with the pre printed lines on the pocket card.

Next up is a Pumpkin Spice design:

I paper pieced the to go cup.  The web was a 4x6 pocket card.  This is the only card that has copic coloring and really it's just a smidge of coloring.

My final card is a latte design:

This is definitely my FAVORITE design but it is also the least postal friendly.  I adore all the texture on this one from the shaker style and the added cork sentiment strip.

I actually started off trying to design 4 postal friendly cards.  A horrible fail, I only ended up with one that is truly postal friendly.  That's okay, I don't mind slapping on more postage.

Get your PERK UP set today.  They are currently in their September - October 2019 catalog.

Friday, September 13, 2019

For You | Inspiration Station : Reverse Confetti

Do you subscribe to the Reverse Confetti Newsletter?  It is sent out on Friday's and is packed with inspiration along with some exclusive features like Inspiration Station and be the first to know about sales!  I'm part of today's newsletter and am hostess to this week's Inspiration Station.  Here's a sneak peek:

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