Sunday, October 31, 2021

Hello, Friend | Lawn Fawn


So my goal was to play along with some challenges AND ink up some new products.   Here are the Lawn Fawn products I used in today's project:

Acorn House
Fall Leaves Backdrop
Fall Leaves Background Stencil
Holiday Helpers
Let's Go Nuts
Virtual Friends
Into the Woods Remix 6x6

I'm playing along with my friends at Inspired by Challenge:

I'm going to link up to the Lawn Fawnatics challenge too:

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Hello Friend | Freshly Made Sketches


Hello Friend.  This morning I whipped up a card set using the Taylored Expressions Mini Slim Square Window as a base.

The die cut sentiment is Everyday Sayings by Concord & 9th.

This combo is with Concord & 9th cardstock:

Sea Glass

This color combo is:


I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Snowy Tree | Mama Elephant

I saw THIS set of cards by Thi and immediately picked up the stamps + dies from Ellen Hutson LLC.  That was last week and guess what?  I actually designed a set inspired by her cards.  Keeping things real because typically when I buy products it can take me weeks, months or well, you get the point.

I used the Mama Elephant:

Snowy Tree
Everything Nice stamps + creative cuts

The embossing powders I used for the tree + sentiment are super old and from my stash.

The cardstock I used is Concord & 9th:

Ballet Slipper

The 'stars' are from Studio Katia - Iridescent Ice Flakes and the ornaments are clay flat circles from my stash in a pale pink and brighter pink color.

This is my idea of 'mass production' = four.

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Monday, October 25, 2021

Let it Snow | Coffee Loving Cardmakers


Happy Monday!  I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today.  Here's a peek at one of my projects:

For all the details, and to check out my other card too, please pop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.  I'm also sharing the card that inspired me!

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Avocato | Essentials by Ellen

I've been really enjoying asking questions over on my IG Giveaways.  On my last giveaway I said that I was a late bloomer to discover avocado/guac.  My friend introduced it to me as an adult [via Trader Joe's guac]πŸ˜„  Well, lately I've been all about avocados/guac, can't seem to get enough of them.  Funny thing, I'm not alone, there were several of my IG friends that discovered avocados later in life too.  

My question that I asked is what are some things that you've been lovin' lately.  Here is just a handful of answers out of 1,100+ comments:

Recently I was enjoying the show “Maid” on Netflix.

Just finished Murders in the Building on Hulu! So funny! 

I have been loving Ted Lasso on Apple TV!

I'm loving the new comedy show called Ghosts on CBS!

Lately I've been watching The Big Bang Theory lol

I am currently watching the flight attendant [late to the game] but loving it!

I suppose my latest TV binge has been Ted Lasso! 

Loving my new Nespresso machine!

What I’m loving lately is the pumpkin brioche from Trader Joe’s!

I am loving golden kiwi. I just discovered them and they are delicious!

 I have been enjoying farm picked apples.

I've been enjoying variety pack coffee k cups in various flavors that are decaf in the evening. I've never been much of a flavored coffee person, but It's a nice treat.

I’ve gotten back into graham crackers. Probably not a good thing πŸ˜€

I’ve been loving the steel cut oatmeal that I found in my pantry.

I’ve been obsessed with Sour Patch kids πŸ˜‚


anything pumpkin spice!

Lately I’ve been loving Rosemary-Sea Salt bread from Fresh Market .. with a bit of butter, it is heavenly

I have been loving this new Maple French Toast coffee I have been drinking!!! 🍁 ☕️ ♥️

My new favorite food dill pickles! 

Probably very telling of my emotional status, but I have been loving Haagen Dazs Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!

I’ve been enjoying cheddar nut thins and the new tv series Ordinary Joe. πŸ˜‰

Lately, I've been loving my hot apple cider and pumpkin spice candles.

I am loving Starbucks pumpkin cold brew.

In appreciation for all the avocado lovers out there:

Did you roll your eyes [like my hubby] or did you chuckle [like me!]?  LOL  I combined the Essentials by Ellen:

Guac On
Latte Love
A2 Piercing Plate 2
Tall 'n Skinny Alpha

My overall card size is 3.75 x 5.50.  The copic colors:
C0 | C2

I'll be honest, I'm not much of a youtuber.  Evidently I don't have the patience to sit and watch when I'm in the craftroom but have a better chance on the treadmill [captured audience].  One YT'er I love is Julie Ebersole, she is so talented and funny.  Just one of the things she does is drops tips, love them, like her hinged washi with alpha dies.  See it HERE.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Ink Pink 2021 | Cardmakers For a Cause - Instagram


Welcome to the 3rd annual INK! Pink Instagram Hop! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and did you know statistically 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer? As sad as that sounds, the #SURVIVOR statistics have TRIPLED in the last 60 years!! So KEEP FIGHTING ladies! INK! Pink is a collective group of crafters that has banded together to show support for the fighters in our lives. Be sure to hop along for a chance at one of the prizes from our generous sponsors and designers too!

Here’s how to participate:⠀

Hop over to Instagram and follow the hop, like and leave comments before 10/25/2021 at 11:59 pacific.

For my project today I knew that I wanted to use the Hope Coordinates by Reverse Confetti.  The sentiments in the set are powerful:

I started off with Piggy Bank, Flamingo and Premier Polar White strips of cardstock.  They have been layered under the Head in the Clouds Cover Panel.

I cut the Hope confetti cuts in Piggy Bank and Flamingo along with center rays in Premier Polar White.  I topped it off with a Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon I found online.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Happy Sweater Season | Pigment Craft Co

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Fall is my favorite season, it's all about pumpkins, sweaters and cozy sweaters.   Today's card features a couple Pigment Craft Co sets.

I used the Tea Cup stamps and coordinating dies with Pigment Craft Co Glow Ink.  The coffee/tea has been colored with Copic E34.

The pumpkins from Pumpkin Patch have been stamped in:

The sentiment is from Sweater Seasons Sentiments with the coordinating die.

You might not be able to tell that the center strip is cork.  I've been on a big cork kick lately.  To help let the sentiment pop, I added a panel of vellum.  I have such a  huge stash of 12x12 + 6x6 paper that I should be using more of.  This particular ombre houndstooth [vintage Pink Paislee] seemed perfect for the design. 

My design was inspired by the current Fusion Card Challenge:

Sunday, October 17, 2021

You are Brew-tiful | SugarPea Designs

A big Thank You to my friends at SugarPea Designs for their newest caffeinated collection!   

My card features:

SugarCut - Coffee Cuties
SugarCut - Whole Latte Words
Brewtiful Sentiments

Their sweet faces are over the top cute. The SugarCut sets are packed with different pieces. See how the mug has a piece that shows the interior of the mug? Such a fun way to add a contrasting color.

I used the Coffee Sleeve SugarCut with a Starbucks sleeve, love the added texture it gives the design.

Make sure you check out the SugarPea Designs shop!

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