Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Fall '16

I am keeping these posts short and sweet ~ playing catch up for all the CLBH days I missed while away!   :-)

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My card ~ 
I won the Sizzix embossing folder (which I love) from Two Paper Divas in the CLBH '16 Summer.  Thank you!
The To Go cup & sentiment are from a stamp set by Sugar Pea Designs which I won from the CLBH  '16 Spring.  Such a fun set, thank you, Kimberly Weiner! 

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Fall '16

I am so happy to be joining in the Fall CLBH! 
I am a little late coming to the party because I was on vacation and just arrived home this evening.  Soooo, I have a lot of catching up to do.  I had WIFI on the plane and was thankfully able to start commenting on the fabulous entries, but had to hit the craft room and make some cards to enter.  Have you seen the Super Sponsors for this Hop?  Oh my, they are amazing!
This is such a fun Blog that card makers from all over the world want to be a part of. 
A huge THANK YOU to Amy Tsuruta and Team for all of the hard work that goes into these amazing hops! 

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 My card ~ 
This sweet stamp, "Coffee Break", is from Lily of the Valley.
Two friends sharing a cuppa dressed in their Fall finery :-)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

PTI- Blog Hop September 2016

It's Time for Papertrey Ink's monthly Blog Hop.  And just look at the inspiration photo! 
It is filled with textures, beautiful colors and CAS creative ideas :-)

My Card~
Stamps/Dies:  Song Birds and Swoosh
Cardstock:  PTI- White, Black; Recollections- Kraft, Greens
Marvey sales tag punch, Burlap polka dot ribbon and clothes pin from Michael's
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

MIM #261



Betsy is up on MIM this week and she is going to tackle the challenge of incorporating florals on masculine cards.  See her video and beautiful  rustic floral card design HERE

I decided on a Thanksgiving card for my brother.

He likes the color orange and always tells me how much he enjoys getting my handmade cards  :-) 

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My Card ~ 

The leafy orange panel is from a new pad of embossed cardstock purchased at Michael's last week. It was on sale for $5 (regular $19.99) and has the prettiest Fall colors. Okay, I didn't stop at just one ~ loaded 4 of these pads in my cart :-p

Stamps/Dies are from PTI- Peonies On Parade; Fall Elegance

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Create Along With PTI-September 2016

"Create Along With Us" challenge at Papertrey Ink allows us to select something the amazing team has created during the September Release that inspired you.  Then we can create our own version of the Design Team member's, eh? 

Dawn McVey's card

  Here is the Christmas card I made using my Song Birds stamps and dies :-)

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Creative With Stamps

The Design Team for  
Creative With Stamps 
has created another card to share with you 
Mid Month for our September challenge.


You can check out the lovely cards from my team mates and all of the wonderful entries from everyone so far  HERE.

You have until the end of  September to enter our Challenge #6, 
so post your stamped art to win some fun prizes. 

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This is an Anniversary card for a dear couple, it incorporates all of the Autumn colors in the inspiration photo.

My Card ~
Stamps:  Little Birdies by Dina Wakley
Colored images with Spectrum Noir markers
Clouds: Paper Smooches dies

Friday, September 9, 2016

MIM #260


From Black and White to Color

Oh my, we get some fabulous tips from the wonderful Miss Danielle Flanders as she demonstrates a really cool technique to pop your black and white stamped backgrounds with a colorful focal point, that lines up with the original background images!
You can check out her beautiful card and video HERE.

I thought this was a really pretty look for cards and have done this with those popular coloring book pages that are out now.  

My Card ~
I watercolored Peonies On Parade and tied some silver thread around the sliced card stock to accentuate the black and white stamped portion. Popped the white panel onto a Raspberry Pink card base.

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