Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 6 (Again!)

Back once more today with another card for National Cocoa Day and linking up to the Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I wasn't planning on making another today, but I saw this Happy Hot Chocolate image over at JessicaLynnOriginal and thought I'd make a quick one!


And since when I originally sat down to create this morning I was planning on some Brentwood, I thought the Brentwood from Operation Snowball would be perfect for peeking out from behind this sentiment... since he's dressed up as a reindeer and the awesome paper from Your Next Stamp behind has some reindeer on it.


Love Brentwood's big eyes and love to put Liquid Glass on them to make them shine...


This image is so cute!  It was quick and easy to color it in in the colors I wanted!  Could be Christmassy like I did it or you can color them any color you want for any occasion!

That's me for today... no more posts... I think three is good!  I'm also linking up to the Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge #312-313.

Be sure to come back tomorrow!

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop-Day 6 National Cocoa Day!


Welcome to Day 6 of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  And it's an extra special day because it's National Cocoa Day!  So happy to be hopping along with my teamies at the Coffee Lovers Blog!  For today, I cracked open my new stamp set from Little Acres Creations, Santa's Coming!


Such a cute set!  That elf, and that mug, and that Santa letter, right??  Love it... there are a few more sentiments and images on this set and it was so fun to color!  I embossed the background paper with my Richard Garay Sweater Embossing Folder and used some Doodlebug Christmas papers... cause they're fun!


I decided to make my mug cozy from variegated yarn and I added some white Nuvo drops to the whipped cream topping.  I dressed up my cute elf by adding some stripes to his leggins and polka dots to his shirt.  And you have a couple letters to Santa to choose from, and I decided if it was me, I'd probably have a long story to tell.

I love how my new CDD Scribble Snowflake Die helps to ground the three images together!  It's one of my favorite new dies! 


I decided this awesome sentiment from Stamplorations (it's one of Becca's very first sets I do believe and it's sassy and I LOVE it!), Caffeinated Christmas, would be perfect to be sure it's cocoa in that thar mug!  I used the CDD Flag Banner Dies to add a little something and then scattered around some CDD Shimmer Sequins (one of my favorites!)

Thanks for stopping and be sure to check out what everyone has made today!  And I'm also linking up with the Visions of Sugarplums Challenge over at Choux Choux Paper Art and you should check that one out for sure!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series - December 2017!


Welcome to Plan Your Life December 2017 from Paper Sweeties!  today I'm sharing with you my planner pages for this week... Coffee Hop Week!  And I'm also linking it up to the Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


Paper Sweeties has so many awesome coffee sets it's really fun to plan my Blog Hop week out!  As you can see, I'm coffee hopping all week!  I used the Planner Series Coffee set a lot on these pages!  And that cute sentiment is from the Keep Calm and Drink Coffee stamp set... of course!


It would seem I might not be doing much else, and aside from work and snuggling with my puppy, and drinking coffee... not necessarily in that order, it is all I'm doing.  Another handy set for this crafty week was the Get Your Craft on Set!  And my sweet sentiment for Sunday is from the Coffee Yes, Please set. Cause.. well... that's the plan for Sunday!


This corner is always my favorite... today I used the Circle Scallop Frame Sweet Cuts Dies as my backdrop; the present shaped tag from the Stitched Tags #3 Sweet Cuts Dies; my favorite cup from the Keep Calm and Drink Coffee Sweet Cuts; the adorable snowman from the Thanks Snow Much Stamp Set;  and the candy cane and holly from the Homemade With Love Stamp Set!  And since it's National Cocoa Day today, we'll say there's cocoa in that there cup! (Probably with a little coffee added... or maybe it's coffee with a little cocoa added... yeah... that's probably it!)

Be sure to check out what the rest of my teamies have planned for today!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Lilian Forsyth 
Lisa Bzibziak (You Are Here)

And head over to the coffee hop!  So many prizes!  Paper Sweeties is a Super Sponsor again and offering up some pretty sweet prizes!



And don't forget about this too!  Make something that fits both and have a chance to win over at Paper Sweeties too!



Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Day 5 With Paper Smooches!


Welcome to Day 5 of the Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  And here's what I have for you today:


So you should know... I haven't gotten great reviews from my test audience on this one.  I've been told it looks like a duck and then the old "It's certainly unique" and my wonderful husband's... "what is that?  That is not a good card" before he knew it was mine...lol.  Can you tell what it is?   That's right!  It's a snowman squeezing the last few drops of coffee from a coffee cup!  (I'm just trying to make myself feel better... maybe you didn't guess... but can you see it now??)

I used the adorable new Snowman Card Dies to create this cutie.  I'm very excited to be Guest Designing over at the Paper Smooches Blog this month.  I was inspired by another card by Design Team Member Savannah O'Gwynn and you can check it out here!


Love this cup from the Coffee and Tea Dies.  I love it when a cup die has the inside of the handle cut out.  And that cute little snowman is from the Cool Dudes stamp set.  My snowman has a snowman coffee cup.. that's cute, right?  And the snowflakes on the cup and background... I cut some snowflakes using the Snowflakes Dies out of some double sided Elizabeth Crafts adhesive.  I peeled off once side of the adhesive and pressed the snowflakes onto the card and cup.  Then I peeled the opposite side off and ribbed on some Prisma Glitter.  I love the way it came out... sparkly, but it picked up the color from the paper.  Those coffee drops I cut free hand and added a few layers of Liquid Glass to make them look like droplets!

And there's a challenge going on over at Paper Smooches this month... all about winter!



I'm also linking up to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #435!  You should check this one out!



So, thanks for stopping today and hope you enjoyed it.  Honestly, I love this card!  Sorry if you don't...lol!  

Hope to see you again tomorrow!

If you think you might want to play along, please do check out the post here on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for all of the details!








Monday, December 11, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge-Coffee Lovers Hop Day 4



Welcome to this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #242 and Yup!  It's already Day 4 of the Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Here's what I made for today:


I used the sketch to create a couple fun tags.  I know I'm not alone when I say that I have stuff in my craft room I haven't even touched since I bought it so today was the day I cracked some of that open.

One being these awesome plaid MFT papers that I bought LAST YEAR!  They are so pretty though aren't they?  I used the Stamplorations tag dies which are among my favorites!


I didn't have a whole lot of wintery washi that matched so for the strips I used a Doodlebug Christmas pad that I've had and used quite a bit of and the colors were perfect with the MFT papers!  Got lucky there!  I got this Cup stamp and die from Impression Obsession fairly recently when they had a sale, and that adorable deer is from a CDD stamp set that I've had for quite a while and not used... but it was perfect along with this sentiment from the Doodlebugs paper pad.  And of course I scattered around some of my other favorite sequins from CDD.


For this one I used some Doodlebugs Coffee stickers and puffy stickers that I've also had for quite a while and not used yet.  Aren't they adorable!?

Here's the sketch!  I can't wait to see what you do with it!


And why not do what I did and pair it up with this:


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Coffee Lovers Bloghop-Day 3

It's Day 3 of the Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  Today I'm creating with some Brutus Monroe and Lawn Fawn and here's what I came up with:


Absolutely LOVE the adorable and fun Coffee Cozy stamp set from Brutus Monroe!  It's the first chance I've had to use it since I got the set a few weeks ago.  It's a set of 3 to go cups all dressed up in their various cozies.. so sweet!  And the coordinating sentiments and hearts are perfect!  I stamped the cup and heart on watercolor paper with Ranger Archival Ink and used my watercolor pencils and brush to color them in.


I needed a quick card for Day 3 because I've been getting ready for company to come and a birthday party (cleaning mostly because my wonderful son is a Chef and he offered to be in charge of dinner... Score!).  So I let the stamps and dies do the work.

That beautiful "frame" behind the adorable cup is part of the Jennifer Mandala set from Brutus Monroe.  It's a gorgeous die set... you can check it out here ... think large doily like pattern.  What's cool about this one is it's in two parts!  The center can be cut separately and used alone or with the larger piece.  I just needed a small frame here, so I used the center only.  I can tell this set is going to be a favorite in my craft room!


I used my Lawn Fawn Snowflake Dies and cut them in the same color of glitter paper as the Mandala and scattered them around ... including on the little Mandala piece.  I stamped one of the sentiments on this vellum banner I had left over from a previous project (cut using the Craftin Desert Divas Flag Banner Dies.) and then would you look at those cooool sequins??  Those are from Brutus Monroe and you can check out these Bottle Cap Sequins in Crystal here!

That's me for today!  Come back tomorrow for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (I have a feeling it might have a coffee theme...lol)!   Thanks for stopping!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Coffee Lovers Bloghop-Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Today I'm playing along using some of Hop Super Sponsor Verve Stamps and I'm also playing along with the Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge for December!  Here's what I made:


The pretty plaid and polka dot papers are from My Minds Eye.  Just love that strip of glitter that is incorporated into the plaid!  


The pretty sentiment and cup are from the Verve Holiday Treats Stamp Set (and it's on sale right now!)  The set was one of my picks when I won the monthly challenge a couple months ago... it was so awesome!  I got this and another Christmas set and a few other things!  I stamped the cup in Versamark, embossed it with Gilded Embossing Powder from Brutus Monroe and then used my zigs to color in the white stripes and handle to make it stand out a bit more.  Don't you love that cute sentiment!?


Quite a few of the embellishments on this one were laying around on my workspace overflowing from my "extras" container.  Not quite right for some other project but perfect for this one!  I love it when I can use up extras!


The other items I used on this one were from various companies.  The doily is from Gina Marie Designs, the snowflakes are from Lawn Fawn, the sequins are from Paper Sweeties, the Poinsettia is from Craftin Desert Divas, and the border is from Poppy Stamps I believe.  All of these companies are Sponsors for the Coffee Lovers Hop.. pretty awesome right?

I'm also playing along with the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge and this week's twist is Polka Dots!  You should check this one out too!  It's a Ning group so you have to join, but it is a lot of fun with lots of challenges and prizes!

Here is the sketch!  Hope you'll play along over there too!


As some of you know for most of the past hops I've commented on every single project.  I think once I just didn't have time in the middle of tax season and I tried to keep going after, but I never did make it quite all the way through...lol... it still haunts me!  I'm going for it again this year and I'm on 116!  It's a Labor of Love... I so enjoy seeing what everyone is using (although it does lengthen my wish list).  You should be hearing from me soon!  Thanks so much to all who have stopped by and left some love!  I do appreciate it!

See you again tomorrow!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Hop-Day 1


Oh Happy Day!  Today is Day 1 of the Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  If you've never played along before, you should definitely play this time around!  Tons of sponsors and lots of creativity and fun!  Just create something new with a coffee, tea or cocoa AND holiday/winter themes!  Check out all of the details at the main blog post here!

Here's what I've created for today:


    Today I'm sharing with you a card I created using Paper Sweeties stamps and dies.  I'm hopping along with my Paper Sweeties Design Teammates today!  Links to each of their projects are included below!  Paper Sweeties is a Super Sponsor for the hop!  You could win a gift certificate for the sets I used today or whatever sets you want!


Love this cutie pie snowman from the Snow Friends stamp set!  Each of his pieces is separate so it makes it easy to mix and match his outfit and do some paper piecing.  I paper pieced his scarf.


And these sweet little coffee drinking birdies from the You Warm My Heart stamp set... so cute!


And the sentiment is from that set too.. I used the stitched banner from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts set.   And I finished it off with those pretty flower shaped cupped sequins in strawberry.

Just a little trio of friends having a warm beverage together.

I'm playing along with the Outlawz Twisted Thursday with a twist of Polka Dot Christmas for this week!  You should check this group out.. it's a lot of fun!

So thanks for stopping!  And be sure to check out what my Paper Sweeties have created for you today too!


And while you're playing along with the Coffee Hop, check out the Paper Sweeties December Anything Goes Challenge and play along there too!  The card I made today fits both challenges!





Thursday, December 7, 2017

Cutting Cafe Inspiration-All About Christmas!




It's time for some Cutting Cafe Inspiration!  And this time around it's All About Christmas!  Regina gave us free reign to use any Christmas sets we wanted and I used a few here to create some cards and tags! ('Cause.. don't tell, but I've barely started making my Christmas cards!!)


Just LOVE the Christmas Sentiment Shapes printable stamp set!  A set of shapes all filled in with wonderful songs lyrics.  The printable set also has an outline and an svg file.  I also used the sentiment circles from the Christmas Sucker Treat Cup Phrases printable set and the beautiful poinsettia I made using the Layered Flowers Template and Cutting Files


This tree tag is from the Christmas Sentiment Shapes set and that bulb is from the All About Christmas Printable Stamps.. another really cute set of printables with lots of different sentiments and images.  I colored mine with my copics and cut it out to add to my tree tag.


Here I printed this sentiment circle large to take up most of a circle shaped card and diecut it out.  And more flowers.... I stamped a vintage Santa and cut him out with a die to place him in the center of my sentiment.. 


This is my favorite... a little shabby chic maybe... and I used another circle sentiment and some more flowers... of course!  Along with a gold embossed Santa image and little bit of gold color splash and I was quite happy!

So thanks for stopping by!  I have lots more ideas for all of the images and sentiments I've printed out so I'll be sharing lots more between now and Christmas!  And I'll slowly be getting my cards out in the mail as well.  If only I could retire.. someone tell me I can retire and spend my day with glitter in my hair and ink on my fingers... well.. to be honest I probably do that most days anyway, but at least if I'm home it will be more acceptable!  Hope you'll give some of these printables a try!

Be sure to head on over to the Cutting Cafe Blog (here) today and check out what everyone has made!  You are gonna be glad you did!