Monday, June 26, 2017

Coffee is Magical

Coffee sure is magical and rainbow cups falling from the sky would certainly brighten my day :)  The amount of creativity I've seen in the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop is absolutely enchanting - wow!  You guys are awesome!!

For my card, I first sponged some distressed ink for the backdrop.  This unicorn cutie floating on the rainbow/clouds is from Avery Elle Be A Unicorn stamp set and dies, the tiny coffee cups are from Reverse Confetti's Coffee and You set and the 'magical' word die cut is STAMPlorations.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:


Picture Perfect

Simply said, coffee makes me's picture perfect!
 The Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop also is making me smile...have you seen all the fabulous creations submitted?!!  Today is Day Four and there's still plenty of time to join the fun!

For my card, I chose this pretty paper from American Crafts True Stories. The cup was paper pieced using Simon Says Stamp What's Brewing stamp set.  I then created a 'picture frame' and placed a strip of Tim Holtz Filmstrip ribbon through it and fussy cut some flowers from the patter paper.  The 'smile' word die cut is from STAMPlorations.

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #254

 Welcome back!  Today starts a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge, so I'm really glad you stopped by!  Lori has a super cute challenge this week:  Create a Christmas card with a Moose on it!

NOTE:  The Design Team will be taking a break for July and August, but will see you in September :)

 For my card, I used some very fun Reverse Confetti products.  The candy cane and wood grain paper behind the scene was cut using Gift Card Holder Tag Confetti Cuts. This adorable little moose and scene elements is from Merry Christmoose stamp set and coordinating Confetti Cuts.

Be sure to check out the incredible inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!



My Cup of Tea

I may not be a big tea drinker, but I love tea pots!  I know people who collect them - and tea cup sets - and I can understand why.  Some of them are so pretty, unique and special.  I think if I had someplace to showcase them, I could see myself being a collector, too.  For now, I just 'collect' tea and coffee stamp sets and dies!!

My card features an awesome tea pot image from Paper Sweeties: Tea for Two and the coordinating die. The sentiment is from the Eat Cake stamp set which is framed with Scallop Square Sweet Cuts.

Paper Sweeties is one of the wonderful Super Sponsors in the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  PLUS, there's a terrific 'create your own discount' sale going on during the hop!!


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Get Well Wishes

I think I've mentioned this grandmother loved her cup of tea.  She believed it was the cure for just about anything.  No matter if I was sick with a cold, scraped my knee or just had a bad day, she'd make us cups of tea and tell me "Doll, sip some tea - it's good for you!"  It always did make me feel better, but I know she was the real reason for feeling better!

For my card, I chose several products from My Favorite Things.  The teapot was cut from pattern paper using Tea Party Die-Namics, the remaining images were created using Feel Better stamps and dies.  The pretty flower is from Paper Sweeties Pretty Posies set.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:

Simon Says Stamp - Use Pattern Paper

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Latte Coffee

In my mind there is no such thing as a little coffee...there's only 'a Latte' coffee!  Actually, I have cut down quite a bit, but not so much during the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop :)

My card features 'a Latte' coffee thanks to Neat & Tangled!  The Perfect Blend set is one of my favorite coffee sets and it was so much fun coloring and paper piecing these awesome images!

Sunflower Summer

I love sunflowers!  My husband won't let me plant any in 'his' garden because they grow so large, but I think I may have found a spot in a hidden corner by the side of our house...I'll let you know how that goes!  For now, I'll have to be satisfied with the ones I find in my craft room ;)

For my card, I used My Favorite Things coffee cup die and sentiment from Perk Up.  The other dies were in my collection, but cannot recall where they each came from.  The sunflower pattern paper is from one of my favorite Doodlebugs 6x6 pads - Flea Market.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:

Saturday, June 24, 2017

I'm A Little Teapot

This is one of my favorite quotes!  Coming from a line of strong women, it reminds me of the women who have shown me that no matter what life throws at you, have faith and hold your head up are stronger than you think!

My card features this wonderful stamp set and coordinating dies from Dare 2B Artzy: Tea 4 Two!  I sponged the background with distressed inks then stamped the sentiment and 'steam'.  It was such fun copic coloring the teapot and cup with bright, summery colors!

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration: