Monday, May 31, 2021

Hello | Ellen Hutson LLC + SALE


Ellen Hutson LLC is having a FLASH SALE, today only!  Spend $100 and Save $20!

What a great time to pick up those items on your wish list!  Today I'm sharing a project that features a couple products from the April Release, Mondo Tulip + Mondo Hello:

I heat embossed Mondo Tulips on Bristol in white.  I used the Bellini and Lime Rickey reinkers to watercolor the image.  

You can make the color as saturated as you want.  I watered my up to get more of a pastel color.

I finished off my card with one of the hellos from the Mondo Hello set.  I cut it 3x and stacked them together.  

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Bibambappin' time | Penguin Palace


The other day I went to a Korean restaurant with my Momma.  We hadn't been to Sumi Korean Grill before, it was really good.  I've had these stamps by Penguin Palace and it was a perfect time to ink them up:

I ordered the Bibambap, it was delicious.  This place doesn't just specialize in Korean, they have Japanese food too, my Momma had Udon.  The images on the counter could pass for both of those dishes.  The jar with the red lid is filled with soy sauce.

We both had tea, so those images on the bar stools are perfect.

The sets I used are:

Never Give Up
There's No One Like You

I took out my vintage typewriter to add the sentiment.

So I thought I needed to schedule a post on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog but I had the date wrong.  Instead of switching the watermark, I decided to just keep it on there:)

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

So stinkin' awesome | The Stamp Market


I recently bought some items from The Stamp Market.  I love their new Fintastic collection:

All the cardstock is from The Stamp Market:


I used the following Catherine Pooler inks:

Coral Cabana
Tiki Torch
Green Tea

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Birthday to You | Reverse Confetti


What is your favorite theme of card to design?  I always gravitate to the Hi, Hello version.  I'm up on the Reverse Confetti blog, here's a peek at my project.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Let the Good Times Roll | Catherine Pooler


I designed this card last weekend and was suppose to give it to my friend.  I totally forgot it on the kitchen table and gave it to her yesterday.  

My friend is our new skating buddy!  We have been skating in the garage all these weeks and finally made it OUTSIDE yesterday...LOL.  I know, it doesn't sound like a big deal but it is.  We scored on a beautiful Seattle afternoon.  We had Temple Pastries waiting for us as our reward.

Any locals that can recommend places to skate, I'd love to hear from you!  The park we were at was okay, we were in their small basketball area.

The color palette of my card was based on my friends skates:

I used the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch but looks like it closed on Tuesday.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Hello | Gina K Designs


I spotted THIS beautiful card by Dilay Nacar and instantly messaged her about the details.  I found out she used an exclusive set for a Scrapbook & Cards Today's event.  I was soooo happy to see Gina K Designs bring it into their shop.  I was lucky to snag one of them, I see it's Out of Stock right now but I highly encourage you to see up for their wait list.  I did some googling for ideas and came across the Youtube for THIS trio by Mindy Eggen.  You can see my card was heavily influenced by both designs, a bit of a mash up them:

My Distress Oxide inks of choice:

Dried Marigold
Spiced Marmalade
Cracked Pistachio
Lucky Clover
Black Soot

I'm loving the layering stencils!

I have some other color combos up my sleeve, so watch for them soon.

I used Bristol for all the Distress Oxides.

Originally I did use Versafine Black Onyx for the center of the blooms and then yeah, didn't wait long enough to die cut them only to have the black contaminate ALL the cut blooms before I really noticed [night time crafting].

Monday, May 17, 2021

Colorado Craft Company - Free Shipping Code!

Colorado Craft Company BLOG HOP click HERE

Have you caught the new Colorado Craft Company release?  Don't miss the blog hop that starts HERE.

Colorado Craft Company has FREE domestic shipping, today + tomorrow!  Use code:


The free shipping code ends on May 18th at midnight Mountain Time.

Here's another peek at a project I made especially for the hop:

The Coffee House set is definitely my favorite!

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Colorado Craft Company | Anita Jeram Release Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Giveaway Closed...EDITED to add WINNER

I'm super excited to be a part of this Colorado Craft Company mega hop of inspiration featuring the newest release with sweet illustrations by Anita Jeram!  This collection is packed with sweetness!  You should have arrived here from Emily Midgett.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Colorado Craft Company blog.

WINNER:  I used to pick the winner of the Colorado Craft Company $25 Gift Certificate:

Congrats to Holly!  CCC will email you with your prize info!

The fabulous folks at the Colorado Craft Company have generously agreed to giveaway a $25 Gift Certificate to one random person who comments on this post, and every other post in this blog hop!  YAY!  Be sure to comment along the way to increase your chances and to share the love!  The giveaway will end on May 19th at midnight pacific.  I will announce my winner on May 20th.  This post will be updated with the winner's name so be sure to check back!

If you're new to my blog, Hello!  I've been blogging for a bit and also have an instagram HERE.  I'm a coffee-holic that loves all things cute.  The Coffee House set was calling my name! 


Oh my goodness, the look of sheer joy on their faces?!  That's how I am with my morning coffee!  All my designs are clean + crisp to let those sweet guys shine.  Yes, they're throwing confetti.

This set is sure to get a ton of love from me.  The images are absolutely darling!  Love the teamwork with the french coffee press.

The Hedgehog Day set is next!  Are you kidding me?  Packed with sweetness and love the sentiments too!

My final card today features the Watch This! set.  All the previous cards were copic colored.  This one is Zig colored on Bristol with the Zig Blender Brush.

I was inspired by the Fusion card sketch and inspiration!

I was also able to use the Color Throwdown palette for this one!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Spreading Rainbows | Catherine Pooler Designs


I'm a huge fan of Catherine Pooler inks.  Did you see she released four new colors for the SPA collection?  It's their Beach Retreat Inks!

They're also releasing their Waves of Happiness today, so super cute!   Today's card features the new inks along with a digital they sent out with their recent newsletter.  I love how you can swipe their inks on cardstock and viola, colored cardstock.

Each strip is .75 inches wide and 4.0 inches wide.  I copic colored the star from the Let the Good Times Roll set.  It's out on my desk because my friend just got roller skates so we'll be skating on the weekends!  Wooo Hoo!

Which is your favorite new color?

Sea Glass

Bay Breeze


Cove Blue

Thanks to my friends at Catherine Pooler Designs for sending me their latest inks to play with!  They're always coloring my world with rainbows of color!