Friday, September 30, 2016

Coffee Lovers BlogHop - Fall '16

Coffee & Donuts ... a match made in Heaven!  :-)

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Coffee Lovers BlogHop - Fall '16

I like to give Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts gift cards to my friends for Halloween and these Fall coffee cards are perfect for tucking the gifty inside   ;-)

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The funny Bones "Procaffinating definition" is a fun stamp I won from the oh-so-crafty Maura Hibbits in the Coffee Lovers-Fall 2015 Blog Hop. There was a Starbucks GC  and some awesome dyed seam binding also included (YAY) 

Coffee Lovers BlogHop - Fall '16

I made another card with this sweet stamp "Coffee Break" from 
Lili of the Valley.  I will mail this off to my friend in MA ~ 
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with her for several days last week.  It has been a 35 year friendship and we both know all the 'secrets' of each other's lives ;-)

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The orange polka dot pot and cups are filled with Pumkin Spice coffee  :-)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Coffee Lovers BlogHop - Fall '16

Havin' a little fun with Halloween cards  :-)

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Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Fall '16

This is another card made with UNIKO's "I LOVE Tea" stamp set.  The large tea cup is so fun to color in and fussy cut.  
The pretty Doily is from a restaurant I visited last night which was on the saucer of a cup of soup.  I asked if I could have a few that were not stained with my soup spills ;-)
The gold embossed leaves dies from Darice are cut from a gold box which had chocolates in it at one time...happy I saved it!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Fall '16

My card~
The fun 3D stickers have printed text and leaves on them. Plus the Yellow panel is another Embossed Falling Leaves piece of my 12X12 pad of cardstock (which I had the CLBH in mind to use a bunch of those beautiful papers on my cards :-)

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Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Fall '16

Love this cute little Koala Bear from Stampin'Up!  
He is sitting in the lovely BIG cup from UNIKO's  Tea Lover's clear stamp set that I won from the CLBH-Spring '16. 
Yay! Thank you, Bev!

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The green background paper is a paper pack that is all embossed Fall colored 12X12 sheets from Michael's clearance rack.  Can you see the embossed acorns?  The sunflower and falling leaves are 3-D stickers from the Dollar Tree :-)

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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Saturday, September 3, 2016

MIM #259


  Ombré Cluster Stamping

Dawn McVey is showing us another great technique this week on Make It Monday ~ cluster stamping in ombré colors!  
See her lovely card and her video HERE.

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Don't you just love Dawn's color choices for her beautiful card, 
me too!  I tried to CASE it closely using an oldie but 
still-one-of-my-fave PTI flower stamp sets.
 ~  anybody remember the name of this one?  :-)  

Thursday, September 1, 2016

NBUS #7-card 3

Okay, Darnell's Rules for her NBUS Challenge says we can enter up to three cards.  And since I have enuf of this schtuff to enter 300,  I'm going to add another card as my #3.
Thank you, Darnell for helping me out here girlfriend and for hosting such a fun event.  :-)

You can check out all of the great entries for this 7th challenge 
right HERE peeps.  AND, good news, you still have a couple days to add a few cards to the hundreds already posted.
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NBUS used:
  • The House Mouse stamp "Pop-ular Fun" is a wood block stamp that was tucked away with my (almost forgotten) other HM stamps.    I colored in this "Pop-ular Fun" image with my Spectrum Noir markers and die cut it with Spellbinders Label Eight Frames.  
  • The sentiment was stamped onto a smaller Frame that I don't believe I've used in .... ever (?)
  •  I opened the package of Purple 2-sided embossed cardstock for the first time too.

Creative with Stamps

On the first day of each month, there is a new challenge posted from Creative With Stamps.
The month of September you are challenged to create a card using the Autumn colors in this photo inspiration:

You can head over to the Creative With Stamps Blog, HERE and check out what my fabulous Design Team members have created, then add your entry there for a chance to win some fun prizes  :-)

Here is my card using
 QKR Stampede digi image Pumpkin Vine)

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