Sep 29, 2016

Everything is Better With...


Happy national Coffee Day!
Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Everything is better with.....
Some would say Coffee, me I say Pepsi, although I try not to drink to many of them. When I moved away from my home state about 15 years ago, I stopped drinking Pepsi all together because it tasted flat, it was pretty nasty. Now that I am back east, not to my home state but close enough, the Pepsi is amazing again where the Pepsi is amazing again. What is your favorite drink? are you actually a coffee drinker or are you like me, just love to participate in these coffee hops and see all the gorgeous cards to get some inspiration. 
This card was actually inspired by Andreea Raghina. She created this beautiful card for the Summer Hop and I was inspired to make it a fall one for the Fall hop.



To make my card I started with a top folding card base and a white stitched panel cut with my favorite stitched die from My Favorite Things. The stamp set I used is Warm Welcome,  from Lil' Inker Designs. The Coffee word die  is also from Lil' Inker as well. 

I am also entering this in a couple new to me challenges I ran across while  hopping along

Challenge #32 ~  Autumn Colors 

Challenge 445 ~ CAS

and then an old favorite 

Anything Goes 




Sep 28, 2016

Coffee Lover's Fall Blog Hop


Happy Wednesday! 

I love the Perfectly Plaid paper from Lawn Fawn, it's perfect for fall cards, love the colors in the pad. this is my 2nd card for the hop, are you playing along? lots of prizes to be won, I am trying to get around to commenting on everyone's cards but being on vacation is making it harder than usual, so I'm keeping this post kinda short.

I used the Fill Me Up set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Fall perfectly plaid paper from Lawn Fawn, Stitched tag die from lil' Inker Designs and a stitched die from My Favorite Things and of coarse my Bff MISTI



Sep 27, 2016

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop






I am back with a card for the fall Coffee Lovers blog hop. I am not a coffee drinker but I love to participate in these hops. 
This card was simple to make, I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel cut with my favorite stitched die from My Favorite Things. For the background I used a couple stencils from The Crafters Workshop and Cracked Pistachio distress ink. The coffee cup is from Lil' Inkers Coffee Cozy die set, cut out with the fall perfectly plaid paper from Lawn Fawn. The greeting is from the set Coffee Cozy by Lil' Inker along with the die cut word Coffee

I am also entering this one at CASology for their challenge of cute







Take Flight


Happy Taco Tuesday! 
I am on the So Suzy Blog, sharing this card today using a September release stamp Take Flight with one of my favorites Blowing Butterfly Tree.

To make my card I started with a top folding A2 card base, a white panel cut with a stitched die, distress inks, post it tape and of course my Bff MISTI

To start I masked off the top position of the panel and sponged Tumbled Glass distress ink and blended Blueprint Sketch into it, masked off another portion and sponged Tumbled Glass again but this time I blended Broken China into it, for the third portion I sponged Broken China and blended Mermaid Lagoon into it and for the last section I sponged Evergreen Bough and blended Peacock Feathers into it. I stamped Blowing Butterfly Tree in versa mark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder, I also stamped just a small portion of the Blowing Butterfly Tree in the top corner and embossed it as well. To finish the card I added the sentiment in black so it would stand out.





I am also entering this one in the Simon Says Monday challenge 
Powder Power



Sep 25, 2016

Fall is Here


I am on Vacation and this didn't post, I didn't get a chance to post it until now. 

It's time for a new game at AAA Cards, our sponsor is Stampendous and they are offering a $20 voucher to their store. 


To make my card I started with a top folding A2 card base and a white panel cut with a stitched die from My Favorite Things. I stamped the scarecrow in the center of the panel and then again on some masking paper, cut it out and placed it over my stamped image. Next I used a stencil and some distress inks for the background. After removing the masking paper I colored the scarecrow with Copic markers and paper pieced his shirt and hat. To finish the card I added the Happy Harvest greeting.


I am also entering this one at 







Sep 20, 2016

A Card For Granny


Granny is turning 100 next month, not my granny but doesn't any granny that turns 100 need a bunch of cards? I think so. My friend Holly in Colorado has put together this card drive for her granny that will be 100 in October, they are throwing her a big party to celebrate and she is going to have lots of cards from lots of people she doesn't even know but that makes it even better. 

Happy Birthday Granny! 

To make my card I used the Birthday Blooms set and colored the floral image red because that is granny's favorite color. 

If you would like to send Granny a card you can ask to join this Facebook Group but you have to hurry because it's almost her birthday.

Sep 19, 2016

Dashing Through The Snow


Happy Monday! 
I can't believe that September is over half way over and it's less than 100 days until Christmas, wow where does time go. You know what this means? I have to get cranking on my holiday card making. I love to send and give Christmas cards so I usually end u making over a 100. Some of them will be multiples and I am blessed to have the MISTI tool in order to make multiples quick and easy. I also use it on just about every card I make, I don't know how I stamped without it. 
To make my card I started with a top folding white card base, a piece of white card stock, stitched die from MTF's Blueprints 15, Perfectly Plaid Winter paper from Lawn Fawn, the Hillside Edge dies and the Holiday Hugs stamp set both from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. 

To create the scene, I used a paper from the Winter Perfectly Plaid paper pack from Lawn Fawn and the Stitched die from the Blueprints 15 set from My Favorite Things for the sky and the Hillside Edhe dies for the snow, to give the snow more dimension I added a little soft blue to the edges. For the trees I also used the Hillside Edge dies and cut the trees out using the plaid paper and added it on top to make them stand out more. I stamped the cute little penguin for the set Holiday Hugs on a scrap piece of white card stock and colored him with Copic markers. After cutting him out with the ScanNcut, which cut off his hat strings and the little marks so you can tell he's sledding, the MISTI worked perfectly for adding both of those back in by stamping the image again on the snow, and then adding my colored image on top.


I am also entering this one in the challenge at 
Addicted to Stamps and More of anything goes