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 !!

Celebrating International Tea Day

Today is  International Tea Day!!
Hey there!  I am so excited to be sharing my card with you today! 
I am participating with Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog 
to celebrate 
International Tea Day!!
Now for some details about my card :)
First I started with Stampin' Up Midnight Muse card stock as my card base. Pattern paper, and a die from Heartfelt Creations. I took a little off the bottom with a die from MFT.
 I used two different stamp sets from
Unity Stamp Co~ "beau-tea-friend", for the sentiment, and "Tea Love" for the image. 
I added a few "Dew Drops" and a sheer bow! 
Have a great day, and as always....
Thanks for looking :) 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Day 7 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

WOW!! We are on day 7 of the Hop! 
What an awesome week!! 
For this card, I started with the cup. 
I used a die from Sizzix, and cut some pattern paper.
I used Bashful Blue cs from SU!, and stitched die from MFT to cut the top layer, leaving some of the white card base showing as a boarded.
I added a strip of  velum that has a swirl pattern on it .
I used my new swirl die for the "steam" from the cup.
I used the scalloped oval punch as the saucer under the cup :) 
Sheer ribbon for the bow, and a no name piece of blue along the right side.
Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins to complete the look..
I hope you're having fun Hopping along with us! 
Thanks for looking :) 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

National Cocoa Day

National Cocoa Day

Welcome to my blog :)
I made this card in honor of today,
National Cocoa Day !!!
To start with, I used Stampin' Up! Close to Cocoa cardstock (yes, Retired ) and some pattern paper I've  had for a few years.
The cup of cocoa with whipped cream is from the September 2015 Kit of the Month from Unity Stamp Company Colored with Copics
The sentiment is from STAMPlorations called
Caffeinated Christmas

I hope you are enjoying a cup of cocoa today!
Thanks for looking :) 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Day 5, Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hey there !! 
Welcome back to Day 5 of  the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop !!!

Today, I decided to make a large tag :)
I love making tags that double as keepsake bookmarks too.
They go pretty fast  :)
I started this tag by first making the tag..
I used PTI kraft paper, and Joy Clair Coffee cup background stamp.
Stamped the cups with clear Versa Mark, then, I 
heat embossed those cups with clear powder!!
I stamped  the image
Tricia Girl,  From Unity Stamp Co
Colored her with assorted Copic markers..
Layered some pattern cardstock behind her ...
The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti .
.I used a brad then tied some Hemp cord through the hole! I love using Hemp, and jute on my cards!! 
Added a piece of burlap, (my favorite thing) behind the image!!
I bought this flourish die from my sister in law Traci Cooley, and I have to say, I love it! I have used it 3 times now!! No name on the die, sorry :( 
Distressed the edges of the image and sentiment!! 
and finally, the big green bow at the top (it may be a tad too big, ;) ya think?!? ) 
Viola', all done LOL
I hope you like this tag.
I look forward to your comments
I hope to see you back tomorrow for Day 6

Thanks for looking :) 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hey there!!!
Welcome back for day 4 of the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
I have really enjoyed myself this week.
There are many talented card makers who inspire me!!
For todays card, I started with this beautiful image from Unity Stamp Co, and artist Angie Blom
 called "Hello Love" .. I absolute LOVE Unity's Angie Girl line of stamps. There are so many, with amazing, inspirational sentiments, as well as these gorgeous girls! I've been collecting them for over 8 years!! One can never have too many Angie's in my opinion ;) 
I used the Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies to cut out the white layer, then dry embossed it with a folder from SU! Then, I used Versa Mark over the embossed part only,
and heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder from Stampin' Up! 
I cut the image out with oval dies from Kat Scrappiness.
These dies are so beautiful. They cut through my heavy card stock on one back then forward pass!! Amazing!!
Thank you for stopping by! 
I hope you are enjoying the Hop, and I look forward to reading your comments

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome back to my blog for day 3 of the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! 
Todays card is just the sweetest thing!!
I have had this stamp and sentiment for a long time.
It is from  Impression Obsession Stamps(E8612)

This sentiment is also from IO, and stamps beautifully. THE perfect size  

I also used Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix sequins, and of course
this Gorgeous die set from Kat Scrappiness called Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies

Well, I hope you like my card.
Thank you for Hopping along, and I hope you come back tomorrow for Day 4 

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Hey there :)
Welcome to day 2 of the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
For today's card I used the cup from STAMPlorations  .
Stamped with memento ink and colored it with Taken with Teal from SU! 
I used my FAVORITE die set from Kat Scrappiness (love her) called Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies 
Sentiment is from Neat and Tangled 
The rose is from Prima, and the leaf swirl is a beautiful die that was a gift <3 
Thanks for hopping along
I'd love to hear what you think of this card  :)

Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hey There :)
I hope you are having fun Hopping along with Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop this week!
I am pretty excited myself!! 
Details about this card... 
First thing I did was grab some red cardstock and Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink.
Used the new dies I won from 
Kat Scrappiness  link here> Kat Scrappiness
These are just amazing!! I love the stitching inside and the beautiful outer fancy scalloped edge
Thank you so much Kat for choosing me in the Fall Hop~
~I'm a lucky duck  :) ~
These little coffee cup dies are from Jaded Blossom,  Coffee Dies line.
Coffee word die is from STAMPlorations (LOVE them so much!! )
The sentiment Caffeinated Love is from Unity Stamp Co
( I got the stamp as a gift from my friend Eileen Maythes <3 )
I also used a coffee ring stain from Prickly Pear EE0040, with Creamy Caramel ink from SU!
The tag is cut from a nesting set..
I dry embossed it with the coffee bean folder from Sizzix
Embellishments are my "thing" LOL.. so I added a paper clip and hung some metal charms from it , a red button, tied a piece of Hemp cord in a bow.
I used sheer ribbon through the tag hole, and held the tag in place with coffee themed Washi 
Thanks for looking :) 
I hope to see you again tomorrow

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Friends Of Unity Blog Hop

WELCOME to our first Friends of Unity Blog Hop!!
I chose to use the "She Never Says Never"
 kit from Unity Stamp Company
I think she is in my top 5 favorite sets.
I used pattern cardstock, and paper pieced her sweater~
Burlap flower from Recollections @ Michael's
Prima paper leaves
Burlap, and the frame die is from Craftin' Desert Diva's
PTI black cardstock for my base
Thanks for looking  :)
Crystal Minkler
then Hop over to, 

 Wynne Cockran Grob
Eileen Mathys
Jeanie Marie Hays
Robyn DeRossett Jordan (Me! You are here)
Amber Trubiak
 Dawn Fields