Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Fall '17

Card 6:

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My card ~
I stamped my fave Maple Leaf stamp from Michael's several times and washed over each with Tim Holtz Distress Stains. The Circle window is from Spellbinders. Fussy cut the Tim Holtz 'Coffee Time' to go cup and added some orange cord and wood veneer leaf also from Michael's.

Coffee LoversBlog Hop-Fall '17

Card 5:
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Oh what fun coloring this free digi image is!  You can download yours from Craftin Desert Divas, one of the awesome Super Sponsors!  You will want to check out the DT's fabulous cards there.
This owlie is so sweet but I clearly need practice using my Alcohol markers, so maybe I will make a few more cards using this cutie ;-)
Note: The tea cup border stamp I used on my last card (#572)for the CLBH is from a 1996 Stampin Up  set "Best Borders"

Monday, September 18, 2017

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Fall '17

Card 4:

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Okay, who out there is old enough to recognize the line of tea pots wood stamp?  :-)


Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Fall '17

Card 3:
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My card~
The Tim Holtz "On The Go' embossing folder was a CLBH-Summer '16 win from Two Paper Divas
Seam Binding ribbon was from CLBH-Fall '15 win from Two Crafting Sisters
The chipboard sticker, die cut leaf (Darice), cardstock, from my stash.
 This card is going to one of my friends with a Starbucks gift card inside   :-p

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Fall '17

Card 2:

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Grandpa's Glass Cup is such a fun die to use!
Spoiler Alert:  you may see a few cards here on my Blog featuring it  for the CLBH ;-)

Picked up a package of those cute wood Jack-0-lanterns after Halloween last year from Michaels and the scary spider sticker is from Pebbles.

Coffee Lovers BlogHopFall '17

Hey there Coffee, Tea, Cocoa Lovers in Blogland!  I am so very happy to have my (slow/limited) Internet back as of this morning!  AND, in time to join in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! 😊
Irma, the totally 'un-welcomed guest' of Florida last week, created such havoc and devastation across the entire state.  I feel very, VERY fortunate my home had minimal damage (all fixable) and no flooding here on the Island.  The tornado warnings were nerve wracking to say the least. We were SO lucky and truly Blessed!   My electricity, water, landline and internet were out for a few days, but there are still folks in my County (towns right next to me) that do not have their power up and running as of today(!) The news reports are saying total restoration will be completed by Tuesday.   
I want to thank you for your concern, comments and well wishes!  
Hope to get by your blogs for visit soon.  💗Hugs, Helen

Here's my first card:
I used the Jillian Vance Design Grandpa's Cup die that I won from the Summer 2017 Hop~Thank you, Jillian!
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Create Along With PTI - September 2017

Create Along With Us challenge at Papertrey Ink allows us to select a card one of the amazing Design Team Members has created during the August Release that inspired you.  We can then create our own version of their project..pretty awesome, eh!
It's a fabulous opportunity to CASE something made by one of these talented ladies! 😊
Love any creation by Betsy Veldman~always looking for a chance to CASE her artwork.  💓

This amazing card is the one I was inspired by ~
Betsy's gorgeous card
My Card
Not quite as elegant as Betsy's card...I used the limbs and the birds from "Nesting" to create my first Christmas card.  Love the white glitter for snow even though it's all over my craft room desk! 

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Creative With Stamps

The Design Team for
 "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you 
Mid Month for our September Challenge~Leaves
You can check out the cards from my fabulous team mates and all of the entries from everyone so far  HERE.
You have until the end of September to enter our Challenge #18.
Hope you will join in the challenge, you can enter up to 3 cards and be eligible to win some great prizes from our Fabulous Sponsors.  
Just be sure to read through the few "Rules" and have FUN!   

My card is CAS with an old favorite wood block leaf image stamped 3 times and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers then I glittered up each one with Wink of Stella. 

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

MIM #296

Small Images on Repeat

I am happy that PTI is back this week with a new Make It Monday challenge ~ 
We are to create a clean and simple card with our smallest stamp images using tips from Lexi.  You can view her how-to-video HERE

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Creative With Stamps

#What! It can't be September 1st!   Hope your Summer was wonderful and full of fun family activities. Now it's time for the cooler temperatures and beautiful colors of Autumn!

On the first of each month is there's a new challenge at   
Creative With Stamps.  For the month of September we are looking for stamped Leaves on your card creations to be entered at our Challenge Blog  HERE.

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I used Autumn leaves from PTI's Fall Elegance stamp set and the gorgeous "Mums in Basket" image from our amazing  Sponsor Pattie's Creation

Pattie is such a talented designer and has so many beautiful digi stamps, you should check out her SHOP!
Happy news:  You maybe lucky and win 3 digital images!  

NOTE:  CWS Challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.