January 1, 2021

New Year New Blog


I've been gone for a bit and that because I took the plunge and moved to WordPress with a self-hosing service!  My new blog is!! I hope you will stop by and update any bookmarks you have! To celebrate I am doing a giveaway, so stop by the new blog to check it out!! I will not be adding any more posts to this blog and will eventually delete it!

November 13, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop - Card 7


It's the past day of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop! You have until 11:55 pm pacific today to get your project linked up! I have one last card for the hop to share!

I started this card with some snowman images from Hello Blue Bird that I had stamped and colored months ago!! I used three on this card, but have a couple pages worth ready to use! Oh, were does the time go!! LOL!!! To color these and the pages I used my Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils, then fussy cut these three snowmen out!

Next, I decided to use the left over foiling I did on this card.  I cut some blue card stock with Hello Blue Bird's Photo Stack die and then cut the center again from my foiled background. The foiling was made with Funky Fossil Designs Snow Flurry stencil. And Wow Embossing Bonding Powder and White Foil.

To adhere the foil to the die cut square I used a double sided adhesive sheet, this was the easiest way to adhere it and not see any glue!

Next, I stamped the sentiment from Cocoa Party on the lower photo. Then adhered the snowmen from Frosty Littles stamp set.

From my pattern paper stash I picked out a Christmas text background, trimmed it and added it to a light blue card base. Then I added my Photo to the front of the card .

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you get your project linked up for your chance at one of the great prizes from our sponsors!!


November 12, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop - Card 6


I'm popping in real quick today with a sneak of my 6th card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop!! I'm on the CLC blog today, so you will have to go there to see my card! Below is a little peek, I hope you will check it out, here!!


November 11, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop - Card 5


Only a few more days left of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop! Make sure to get your project linked up by Friday for your chance at some wonderful prizes from our sponsors!!

Todays card features Newton's Nook and embellishments from Twiddlers Nook!  I've been eying this Newton's Nook Lovable Llamas for awhile and while think about my next card to make, I though I could have the llama's carrying coffee ups on their backs. That is if it works out how I think it!!

I used a couple cups from Newton Loves Coffee stamp set, stamped them, the llamas and a couple blankets. I colored everything up with Copic markers and added a little gold with Wow Embossing Powder.

Then I fussy cut everything out and arranged the blankets and cups on the llama's. I liked how it turned out! So I moved on to make a shaker card. 

To make my shaker I picked out some purple polka dot pattern paper and used a rounded rectangle to cut a window. I covered the window with acetate and then added foam tape around the window's edge. Then I added my fun embellishments!! These came from a new to me shop and fellow Coffee Loving Cardmaker Design Team Member, Amanda Wilcox! Her etsy shop is called Twiddlers Nook! Her shop features fun embellishments and craft tools (more on that in a minute!). 

So I used the Burning Embers embellishments and added a pile to the center of my acetate window, then adhered the card base to the foam tape. And wa-la a shaker card!! I added the llamas and the sentiment to the card last!

You might have noticed in my pictures two orange objects, one with some embellishments another with a die and a rabbit paper clip. These are just some of the caft tools from Twiddlers Nook that I mentioned above! 

New just in time for the hop is a Magnetic Die Cut Stand! Mine is a coffee cup and in orange!! (orange is my favorite color, and I LOOOOVE the color, its a perfect orange!!!) Amanda has several more colors to pick from, purple, blue, black just to name a few. Plus, there are other shaped stands to choose from!!
The stand is magnetic so you can place the small dies that you use most often or are working with at that moment! Plus the stand sits in a small little tray and you can use that too!!

Another crafty tool Amanda has are little trays in a few different shapes. Mine is a Donut Tray how fun is that!?!?!! Goes great with coffee!! hehe!! Works great with embellishments or those tiny bits!!

Last here is a picture of them both on my desk. I cleaned off my desk before starting my Coffee crafting and of course it got a little messy, though not as bad as it was!! When I'm not using the tray to corral embellishments, it's holding my embellishments that are waiting to be put away!! 

The Magnetic stand is holding an die that has to home yet, the stray bunny paper click and I use the stand it sits in to hold the only clear block I use any more! (I use the MISTI for 99% of my stamping!)

Wow, a long post I know, but so worth it!! Make sure to get your project linked up before Friday for your chance to win a gift card to Twiddlers Nook!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


November 10, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop - Card 4


The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop is in full swing!! Make sure to check out the coffee/tea/cocoa inspiration and play along for your chance to win some prizes! Check out the CLC blog for all the details.

My card features Dare 2B Artzy Perfect Blend stamp set! I started with Funky Fossil Designs Festive Word die and used three colors of Catherine Pooler ink to blend. I was going for a little bit mod with the colors only in the background!

Then I used a stitched rectangle to cut out the background. From the Perfect Blend stamp set I stamped the coffee cup on white card stock with black ink. I thought about coloring it, but in the end I liked the look of the black and white against the colorful blended background!

Next, I adhered the inked background to a black card base and added the coffee cup with foam tape. Below the coffee cup I stamped the sentiment You Warm My Heart. 

Last, I tied a tiny black twine bow and added it to the coffee cup. It needed something else, but sequins and enamel dots were not doing it for me!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'll be back tomorrow with another coffee themed card!!


November 9, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop - Card 3


My next card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop features Sponsor Stampendous! I picked up the Thankful Kitty a little bit ago, I knew it would be perfect for the hop and well kitties!!! 

I stared by stamping the kitties in a row on watercolor card stock. On another piece I stamped two cups, a pumpkin and the sign. In the sign image I stamped Happy Fall Ya'll. Then I trimmed to card stock down and fussy cut the cups, pumpkin and sign. 

Next, used my Distress Markers to color the kitties and then I added the cups, pumpkin and sign with foam tape. 

For the background I used Gina K Designs Thick Brush stencil and Wow Embossing Powder Sunset Boulevard. I trimmed the top and bottom of the embossed panel so you could see the grey card base.

Last I added the embossed panel and then the colored kitties! I love how sparkly this turned out!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure to stop by the CLC blog to see a ton of coffee inspiration and link up your project for your chance to win!!


November 8, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop- Card 2


The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop is in full swing and I hope everyone is laying along and checking out all the coffee inspiration!! I've spent the weekend in the craft room and will have several cards to share over the next week!

Today I have a gift card holder to share featuring Sponsor Catherine Pooler products. I recently picked up the Gift Card To Go die along with some fall stamp sets. I decided to make a fall cocoa gift card holder, with winter pattern paper! I used Feeling Chilling pattern paper and matching CP inks! 

I started by using the die to cut a pattern and then again from some white card stock. I used grey copic markers to shade the top lid part of the cup. Then I trimmed the cardstock so all I had was the white lip. I adhered this lid to the pattern paper cup.

Then I cut the cup wrap from white card stock and then used one of the CP inks and an ink blending tool to ink up the wrap.

Next, I used the Pumpkin Season stamp set and various CP inks. I stamped and fussy cut a pumpkin, a few leaves and acorns and one of the coffee cups from the set. I arranged them on the wrap and stamped the sentiment bring on the cocoa.

You can see in the picture below that I used a Michael's gift card in the gift card slots and the wrap fits nicely over it. I can see making a few of these for Christmas gift cards!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure to stop by the CLC blog for tons of coffee inspiration and to link up your coffee themed projects!