Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hocus Pocus I need coffee to focus!

I just love this image and sentiment from Jessica Lynn, and it is another freebie for the Fall Coffee Bloghop.  And, this is the last card that I have for right now.  I know that I am planning to go tomorrow to celebrate my daughter's birthday with her and her class and then on Thursday they are coming here to the capital so I will be spending time with her and her students so again I won't be able to craft.  It is worth it to see her as an adult doing her job, and I'm so proud of her.  I couldn't help it, but I had to buy her a pair of Mary Janes for for her birthday, hehe.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - About Autumn
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Jessica Lynn - Bentwood Coffee Owl Fall 2017
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Leaves:  Recollection

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 175 Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 196 Autumn
Sweet Stampin' - Your favorite stamp  (I like owls, and fall is my favorite season)

I always fall for coffee

Here is a freebie image and sentiment from Limited Runs.  The patterned paper is a new release that will be coming out new week from Imagine That Digistamp, but I couldn't help using it because it was the perfect colors and had pumpkins on it which is great for a fall card.



Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp - Ellie's Pumpkin Costume
Carstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Limited Run - Fall Coffee Freebie

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 481
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 300 - 301 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 261 Anything Goes

Coffee you know you want it

I made this card using a freebie that is available from Craftin' Desert Divas for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop and a sentiment from TLC, Create.






Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Celebrate Thanksgiving
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Craftin' Desert Diva - Happy Fall
Sentiment:  Coffee you know you want it
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Jute:  May Arts
Flowers:   Recollections
Sakura white jelly pen

Challenges
Craftin' Desert Diva - September Mood Board
Cheerful Sketches - September
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 196 Autumn
Allsorts - Wk 433 Feels like Autumn

Take time to smell the coffee

For this card, I used an image from TLC,Create and I distressed the edges with ink.  I added Prima flowers with a variety of buttons.




Patterned Paper:  Creative Imagination
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Tim Holtz - Distress - Old Paper
Dies:  Sizzix
Flowers: Prima
Buttons:  Stash

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - September
613 Ave Create - Ch. 201 Anything Goes with optional twist distress it
Sparkles - Ch. 96 Die Cuts and/or Punches

Congratulations to the new "cup"ple

Here are a few more coffee cards.  This one is for a fall wedding.  This wonderful image/word art is from TLC, Create.  It would also be great for a Bridal Shower with some Coffee Beans and a Grinder.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Fallish
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  TLC, Create - (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Leaf:  Recollection
Flower:  Recollection
Gems:  Recollection

Challenges
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 140 Add a Heart
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 495 Add a banner/flag

Monday, September 18, 2017

I like BIG CUPS and I cannot lie

This image is from TLC, Create and if you go in the store there are a lot of coffee sentiments/images as well as right now Paulette has a lot of freebies that are perfect for the Fall Coffee Blog Hop.  I paper pieced this image a long time ago and finally got to putting it together.





Patterned Paper:  Target
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - BIG CUPS
Leaves:  Recollections
Gems:  Recollections

Viva la Verve - September
Allsorts - Wk 433 Feels like Autumn
Dream Valley - ch. 163 Autumn Colors
CHNC Patterned - September

Coffee and friends...the perfect blend

Today I again, wanted to make cards for the Fall Coffee Blog Hop, but I did make cards, but I needed to make for an upcoming DT release so I wanted to get my samples done and I still have one more that I am thinking on how I want to do it.  Then I went to a friend's so we could do our weekly Sunday "take the baby Granddaughter for a walk".  After that we ordered pizza and talked and then I came home to watch the Green Bay Packers which was disappointing.  Then finally I got a chance to make a few after a late night...when I should be sleeping.  So here is one, using an image and sentiment from TLC, Create.  If you go to the TLC, Create site, Paulette has some wonderful freebies that are perfect for the coffee blog hop.







Patterned Paper:  Creative Imaginations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Woman drinking coffee tea vintage
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Doily:  Recollections

Challenges
Crazy for Challenges - C4C403 Sketch
CHNC Patterned - September
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 211 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 495 Add a banner/flag
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 300 - 301 Anything Goes

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Wishing you a whole LATTE love

I have had this image from Mo Manning colored for quite sometime, but just haven't had an opportunity to put it together so I thought it would be perfect for the Fall Coffee Blog Hop.  I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I had meant to make some cards for the hop ahead of time; however, I had a water leak and it was quite an ordeal to get that fixed.  Then I healed my friend babysit her Grandson so she could go to an appointment, and tonight we took another friend out for her birthday.  This pup reminds me of my daughter's new dog, Gus he is not a Yorkie though; however, that is why I colored him the colors that I did, hehe.  It is also a good coffee color.






This is Gus from last weekend

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Pumpkin Spice Yorkie
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Whole Latte love
Circle Punches: EK Success
Die:  Sugar Pea
Ribbon:  Offray

Challenges
Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Ch. 420
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 346 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 188 Anything Goes with a sentiment
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and/or punches

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Princess

My daughter will have her 25th birthday on Wednesday.  I have always referred to her as my Princess so this stamp set from Newton's Nook called Once Upon a Princess is perfect for her.  Last year for her birthday I even got her a princess themed items for her class at school since she teaches 4th grade.  The kids think she is one too so it is great.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Candles and Confetti
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Paper Studio
Stamp & Sentiment:  Newton's Nook - Once Upon a Princess (see above for a direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
        Distress Oxide - Lucky Clover & Broken China
Stencil - My Favorite Things - Clouds
Spellbinder:  Delicate Circle; Small Circle
Ribbon:  Michael's
Hemp:  Hemptique

Challenges
Inky Paws - Ch. 55 Sketch
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 174 Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 81 Three of a Kind (ribbon)
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 360 Happy Birthday
Cutie Pie - Ch. 115 - 6th Birthday Favorite Cutie Image
RRR - Ch. 172 Anything Goes with a Ribbon theme

Friday, September 15, 2017

Moo-chas Gracias

I have one of the new stamp sets from MFTs called Animal Farm and I made a CAS card.  I put Distress Oxide Black Soot ink on the background that looks like a cow spot on the fur.  Then I dry embossed a wood grain piece of kraft paper to put the image on.  I used the "Moo-chas Gracias"  sentiment since I will give this card to my daughter so she will use it as a thank you note since she is a teacher and needs lots of thank yous.  Being in WI the dairy state I thought this was just too cute.



Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  My Favorite Things - Animal Farm (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
        Distress Oxide - Black Soot
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Hemp:  Hemptique
Pop Dots

Challenges
My Favorite Things - 2017 Card Design Superstar CAS
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 174 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 300 - 301 Anything Goes
AAA - CAS Game #98 - Create great or small
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 256 Anything Goes

Have a Ginger Good Holiday

I made a Christmas card using an image from Polkadoodles called Baked with Love and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I put two dies in the corners from Amy Designs that have poinsettias.  Then the Spellbinder has an embossed center with ivy.  The bottom has some holly leaves from Spellbinders.  I love Gingerbread cookies so can't wait for the holiday season for a few.





Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Carstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Polkadoodles - Baked with Love (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Have one Ginger Good Holiday
Spellbinder:  Octagon; Ivy Octagon; Holly Leaves
Dies:  Amy Designs - Poinsettia Corner

Challenges
Polkadoodles - Wk 37 Anything Goes
CHNC - Ch. 350 Christmas optional folliage/flowers
CHNC Extra - September
CRAFT - Ch. 433 Christmas
Christmas All Year 'Round - September Use leaves
ABC Christmas Challenge - S for Sketch T for Trio (holly leaves)
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 140 Add a Heart



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Friends don't judge each other

I guess I am on a roll lately pulling out some vintage images...maybe I'm feeling nostalgic. Maybe it's because I'm crabby...I had a leak in my basement last week so I called the plumber and he said that it was the pressure tank for my well and that it needed to be replaced (which he didn't do).  So my Dad said is it like that commercial he is just the monitor to tell you how bad the damage is I guess was the truth so he put duct tape on it so it wouldn't be leaking all over the basement floor for me.  Then my Dad told me to turn the water off when I wasn't using it.  Then they didn't come back until Tuesday afternoon to remove the "bleeders" from my well line because the new tank will have them in it.  Then they came out first thing this morning.  So after they left, I finished getting ready and my master bathroom is on the 2nd floor and I couldn't get any water of the sink so I had to call them back to tell them that there is not enough pressure in the system.  So they have to come back, but I have to go help my friend babysit her Grandson because she has an appointment this afternoon.  So I'm so frustrated with the plumbers.
 Here is a vintage image that comes with a sentiment from TLC, Create which I think is so true. For this card, I embossed some yellow paper and then distressed the images with Memento gray ink.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Friends Don't Judge
Ink:  Memento, London Fog
Embossing Folder - We Are Memory Keepers
Bling:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Challenges
Little Red Wagon - Ch. 411 Distress It
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 362 For a friend
613 Ave Create - Ch. 201 Anything Goes with optional distress it
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 256 Anything Goes

Pumpkin weather is here!

I made a card using Block Watercolor Stamping.  There is a video here done by Jennifer McGuire.  I used Distress Oxide ink Fossilized Amber and then splattered some Distressed Oxide Vintage Photo on it.  I then put a sentiment from TLC, Create and distressed the edge with peeled paint distress ink.






Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  QKR - Pumpkin Vine
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Pumpkin weather is here
Ink:  Distess - Peeled Paint
        Distress Oxide - Fossilized Amber; Vintage Photo
Stamp Acrylic Block

Challenges
JUGS- Ch. 410 Block Watercolor Stamping
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 480  (I just love this sketch)
QKR - Ch. 260 Use Fall colors
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 174 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 494 Autumn
Dream Valley - Ch. 163 Autumn Colors