Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

Okay, we are down to the last day of this FABULOUS blog hop!  
I know, I know ;-( 

I am sorry for my error above~we have until October 2nd, yes folks, three more days of Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop caffeine inspiration!! 
But, the good news is you still have time to post your project HERE.
I am always so impressed at the number of entries to this very popular themed hop...over 400 right now.  I will keep this short and sweet because I am determined to finish commenting on each and every entry! I was pretty caught up last night, but I know you all added a whole latte more cards today ;-)  Happy hopping everyone!

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Day 5 ~ Card 5
Stamp is from Sweet 'n Sassy
from 3-in-1 punch from EKSuccess 
Burlap from Christmas leftover decorations at Walmart 
Blue card panel is Spellbinders Labels Eight
Embossing folder from Momenta

Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

WOWZA!  This is one of the most popular Bloghops in the land :-)  Maybe it's the love of  this beverage OR maybe it's the amazing prizes you can win along the way, hey hey!!
Heading toward 350 entries today, I am posting another card and have commented on over 200 of these fabulous Coffee Lovers projects so far.  You can check it all out HERE.

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 Day 4 ~ Card 4
Using another oldie but goodie block stamp called "Butterfly Tea Cup" by Impression Obsession. which I outlined in gold and colored in the flowers, butterfly and cookies with Watercolor Pencils. 

It was fussy cut and popped up with double sided tape onto vellum which is softening the leaves I gold embossed then used acryllic paint to color on white cardstock.  The tea bag tag has gold twine attached and a wood veneer heart finishes it off.  The three panels are adhered to lemon yellow card base.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

Such a huge display of Fall inspired Coffee cards and projects!
It is a wonderful group of Coffee~Tea~Cocoa lovers around the globe coming together for the most fun Blog Hop.  I can't imagine you have not entered or been to visit yet, but just in case you have not,  go HERE to start :-)
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Day 3 ~ Card 3:
This is an old
(the date on it is 2000) wood block stamp "Pansy Tea Cup" from Stampendous. The sunflowers peeking out from the leaves are a from Stampin' Up stamp set (dated 1995!).
I still love it and use it for get well or thinking of you cards.
The leaves are a 3-in-1 punch from EKSuccess.
I die cut Spellbinders "Labels Twenty-Three" to create the window in the base card.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

Oh my, what fabulous inspiration so far and we are only on day 2 ~ Yahoooo!
Have you been Hopping?  Go HERE to start :-)

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Card # 2:
I fussy cut the tea cups from a sweet Hampton Art stamp set after inking them in Fall colors (there are Fall leaves on them if you look closely :-) then stacked them to the left of my sentiment. Added the wood veneer hearts and arrow leading my Aunt to a get well message on the inside.  The Tim Holtz EF, 'Retro Circles' is embossed onto the base card.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

YAY! it's finally here.  
Fall themed Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  

Thank you Amy, Chaitali, Kimberly and Debra for all of your hard work and efforts behind the scenes.
Also, a huge thank you to all of the Super Sponsors Yahoo ~ there are 42 of them ~ sweeeet!!! 

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Day 1 - Card 1:
The To-Go cup and sentiment stamps are Sweet 'n Sassy. 
The Pumpkin is Craftsmart from Michael's (used to be $1 bin). 
That leaf is a plastic ring (back cut off) that came on Fall cupcakes from our local Publix bakery.  The cupcake was delish, by the way  :-p

Off to do some serious hopping :-)

PTI-Sep Blog Hop

It time for Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop. Take a look at this Chalkboard art inspiration photo.  You can head over to Nichol's Blog for a ton more inspiration.
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I had fun creating the chalkboard, haven't done that in a while.  Picked up on the beautiful Fall colors for my Butterflies and added some gold thread nested under each one on this Thank You note card.  Embossed the sentiment and butterfly layers with White Embossing Power onto a Black card panel, which is popped it onto Rustic Orange and then onto White Stamper's Select card base.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

MIM 224


Danielle Flanders is up this week, showing us how to create a two-toned sentiment effect with stamps and dies.  Watch her video HERE  to see her tips for this clever technique.  Love Danielle's Fabulous card!  Plus, I never tried this before, so I  was up for the challenge and think  my card can be either masculine or feminine :-)

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The "happy birthday" sentiment was embossed with white embossing power onto black cardstock, then in charcoal onto the white base card.  A strip of musical notes Washi Tape was attached to the side holding the black strips on. All of the dies are from PTI Song Birds.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Create Along-Sep 2015


This challenge over at Papertrey Ink allows us to select something that the amazing Design Team has created during the release that we find inspiring and then we can create our own version by using  a color scheme, technique or an older PTI set.  Pretty cool, huh?

Nichol's card that I selected to CASE
Here's my card.  
I created the wreath with the leaves from "Song Bird" dies and the sentiment is from an old set "Fall Elegance",  that I still love to use for cards this time of year.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

NBUS #5-card 3


Wow, have you been by to visit Darnell's Blog yet?  A couple of hundred crafty folks have entered her NBUS challenge so far and there are 5 more days to go! And here I was thinking I was the only one with a ton (seriously, there's a ton!) of never before used schtuff  ;-)

I am entering my final card here but promise to keep on using my way-too-long-hoarded goodies on a regular basis. Thanks for the shove in that direction with you awesome challenges, Darnell.

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  • I love Paris stamp by Stampendous
  • Corner Punch on black cardstock 
  •  110# Black Cardstock
I have been wanting this stamp for a long time, but didn't want to pay the $14.95 price tag. So when I saw it at our 'new' local Michael's for $3.49 (not sure why they had it on clearance?) I gleefully snapped it up.  
This card is going to friends who are taking a Cruise through France. 

PS:  Quite honestly, I'm not sure what else I would use this stamp for, so if you know of anyone going to Paris ...

Saturday, September 12, 2015

MIM #223


Camouflaged Pocket Inserts

This week, Dawn shows us how to create camouflaged pocket inserts to tuck inside super easy pockets for our cards!  
Watch her video on this design technique HERE  

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I think I need to practice a little more to capture this design that Dawn has so beautifully captured.  I never tire of my Song Birds stamps /dies (can you tell ;-),  so maybe I will try this again using different colors and patterns.
Here is a picture of the panel pulled out of the "pocket" I made using some neglected Journaling Tags.  Can you see the gold thread nested under the bird?  

Thursday, September 10, 2015

NBUS #5-card 2

Okay, I don't know what happened to my second post for the NBUS #5 Challenge
I have posted hundreds of cards in the same manner and this has never been a problem before ~ when I click on the photo (#127)  from Darnell's blog, 
I get the message:
"Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist."  
YIKES!  no clue where it went! :-(
So I am posting the card here, in the hope when you click on "Home" on that error page post, you will see this entry.

I'm done whining now, thanks for indulging me.  I hope you will join in the fun of this fab challenge, there are also prizes galore to be won  :-)

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Bicycle die
Wood veneer airplane
Cloth covered cloud stickers
Glittery flowers in bike basket

Tuesday, September 8, 2015



YAY!  It's time for another NBUS Challenge over at Darnell's Blog!   
I am a BIG fan of Darnell's, you will be too, just check out her FABULOUS creations and her very funny posts.  I promise once you visit, you will not want to leave ;-)  Here is the link.

There are so many wonderful sponsors for this challenge and they are all giving away prizes.  So, to re-cap:
  • you get to use up some of your too long neglected NBUS
  • you get a ton of inspiration from talented bloggers
  • you meet new friends 
  • you enter a very fun Challenge
  •  you have a chance at winning amazing gift certificates
Are you still here?  
Go, make a card,  enter your card, comment on as many entries as you can, have a great week :-)

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  • The Frame with the "Cheers" die is from Sizzix Framelits Drop-Ins set of 15 dies (a B-Day gift this year)
  • Wine glass and grapes stamp from Inkadinkado (which is vintage NBUS)
  • blue DP paper from Recollections