Friday, January 12, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas Solo Sponsor

Hey there  :) 
I am super excited  for Craftin Desert Divas, Amy's Solo Sponsor! 
Tara is offering a $20.00 store credit to one winner!!
It could be you, so be sure to comment on our Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for your chance to win!! 

I really love this set of  Fancy Frame Dies <3 
I use them all the time, from the largest, where I use it on this card, to one of their smaller ones in the same set, that I stamped my sentiment on. 

For this card I started off using Unity Stamp Co Kit of the Month December 2017 coffee cup background. I heat embossed it onto PTI kraft cardstock, then cut it using CDD die.
I am really LOVING this "new to me" crinkle ribbon by D.L. Art.
This is from their Vintage Christmas bundle.. It's a cranberry color, and just beautiful to work with!! 
I added a tiny wooden coffee cup from Latina Crafters, and a tiny butterfly.
That's it for today!
I look forward to your comments
 Check out  Craftin Desert Divas, and be sure to also check out our blog, Coffee Loving Cardmakers to see what our Design Team has for inspiration. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers 

Hey there  :) 
Welcome to my blog !! 
I am so happy to share this sweet card with you this week!!
Being a part of Coffee Loving Papercrafters Facebook group, and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog is so amazing for me!!
I never thought in a million years I'd be asked to take part with such talented women. I am still pinching myself, if I'm being honest.
I will be posting a card, one Wednesday a month,and this is my January card.
I really hope you like it  :) 

Let's chat about this card for a moment, ok. 
This sweet girl is from Unity Stamp Company's  new line called Planner Girls.
They are smaller than their Angie's Girl stamps, but as you know, Unity doesn't make small stamps-EVER! LoL 
She doesn't have a name like the Angie's, but you can find her by clicking here> Stay Cozy
I started out stamping her with Memento Black ink, colored her in with Copics. 
Then I used Craftin' Desert Divas (<link) Fancy Frame Dies to cut her out. I used Papertrey Ink white cardstock as my base, then grabbed a piece of printed cardstock, too.
I used Stampin' Up! Pool Party for the blue layer, and the little piece for the sentiment.
The sentiment is also from Unity, from the Itty Bitty line, called Cup of Love.
I used pink embossing powder on it :) 
I don't know if you can see it, but under the top, white layer and over all the other layers, I used a piece glitter tulle to cover the entire card, and trimmed it some. I am going to so sad when I run out of that tulle. I bought it and 6 other glitter colors at JoAnn's 4 years ago, and I have not seen it since then  :( 

This sticker is so amazing!
It is from Essentials (Sandy Lion) 
It was a gift to me from my friend Eileen Mathys for Christmas!
I just love it, and I will be buying more of them :) 

This pretty little flower came with the same sticker set!! Too cute  :) 

Well, that's my card for this month! I hope you like it, too.
I can't wait for next month!
Valentine's Day!
I already have an idea spinning around in my head!! 
See you then  ;) 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Friends of Unity Blog Hop January 2018

Hey there !! 
Welcome the second Friends of Unity Blog Hop!! 
I am so happy you stopped by :) 
Be sure to hop along with us, because one of us is having a very nice giveaway of Unity stamps...I wonder who it could be?? LOL 

For this months card, we went with a Winter theme.
I chose Warm Winter Comforts ... 
I just love this little guy so much! 
I started by stamping him on PTI cardstock, then coloring him with a combination of different markers ~ Copic, and Distress Markers by Ranger, (Tim Holtz)
Then I used Kat Scrappiness Fancy scalloped rectangle dies to cut out the image~ 
My background layer is literally a piece of white cardstock I smooshed around in some SU! Pool Party ink, that  I spritzed some water on.. it looked pretty good so I saved it. It worked well with this image, and the colors I used. 
I stamped the sentiment that comes with him onto a scrap piece of PTI patterned cardstock then used a punch from SU! to punch it out. 
I used a boarder die from Tim Holtz die set I have to add some more color.
The snowflakes are stickers, and there in the top right side, I added some washi. It didn't match the white as much as I wanted it to, but I still liked it ;) 
I added some twine, to finish it off.
I am pretty happy with how this one turned out!!
I hope you like it too... 
Thanks, for stopping by, and I look forward to your comments 
Please check out the other ladies Hopping with me today!
Don't forget the giveaway!!  ;) 

and lastly :)

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Designer Picks from the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hey  there  :)
The design team picks from the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop were announced!! YAY!!
Two winners were chosen! Can you guess who??? 
I thought I'd put a link here so you could check them out too. It was hard to choose, but then again, I think I knew my choice right when I saw the card posted :) 
So head on over to the blog, and leave us you own comments!! We'd love to hear from you!! 
Thanks for stopping by  :) 

Friday, December 22, 2017

STAMPlorations Sponsor Solo

Hey there  :) 
I am very excited to be joining in with one of the Super Sponsors from the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 
I am sharing a card I made using two of their stamp sets
Literary Caffeine-Ations, and Sketchy Coffee Cups
I started out by paper piecing the cups with some scrap paper I had.
If you look close, you can see the little pearl flourish's I used for "steam" (so cute)  
Then I used Blueberry Sky cardstock.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, then heat embossed it with black embossing powder.
I added a small white doily.. 
I also used a little beaded charm I made. 
Thanks for looking  :) 
Be sure to pop on over to Loving Cardmakers  << Link)
for more inspiration from the talented design team

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Hey there  :) 
Welcome back to my blog 
I am so excited to share this card with you today!
I am using my two favorite stamp companies,
Unity stamp Co. and STAMPlorations 
I used the American Craft,  Hot Cocoa card stock as my card base. I measured it at 10 x 6 1/2, and scored it at 5″

Next I stamped the image of the Angie Girl on white cs, then paper pieced her jacket and scarf. I used copic # E31 for her gloves, making them fingerless-
I used real red cs to mat the image and the Martha Stewart deckle blade to trim the image and distressed the edges

I just love that sentiment set from STAMPlorations!  I used red embossing powder and matted it to match the image.  Then I tied a piece of red sheer ribbon in a knot, added some spiral ribbon that is no longer available, and a jingle bell to give it some pip!
I added the PPP sequins here and there. Love them!!
And lastly, I pulled red twine through some brown buttons and hot glued them to the bottom..
Be sure to stop by at Coffee Loving Papercrafters , to check out this card and the others from the Design Team
Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to your comments  :)

Friday, December 15, 2017

Coffee Sugar Scrub

Coffee Sugar Scrub

Hey there  :) 
Welcome back to my blog!! 
Today is the last day of the 
It has been so much fun seeing all the talent in our group  :) 
For my last entry, I decided to try my hand at making sugar scrubs!
My daughter Emily and I had a lot of fun making 3 different scrubs I found on Pinterest ! 
I bought these adorable 4oz canning jars at Target.. :) 
I was shocked to see there was a Coffee sugar scrub! WhoDaThunkIt ?? 
Here is the link if you'd like to try it for yourself 
It came with the FREE printable labels too! 
I added a brown brad, and some jute to fancy up the jar a bit, as I am giving these as gifts to friends, and my grandsons teachers too.. 
I hope you give it a try
Thanks for following along with the Hop !!