Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day Day Four - Unity Stamp Company

I'm easily enabled by coffee stamp sets, I'm pretty sure everybody knows that.  Unity Stamp Co, a returning Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Super Sponsor, recently came out with a couple new sets.  I especially love Angie Blom's "To Go" collection, so I happily bought Spring To Go and Kitty To Go.

Let's start with Spring To Go:

Isn't it such a pretty stamp?  I  was inspired by the photos floating around with the Starbucks Spring Cups.

The bloom has been colored with Zig Clean Color Markers and everything is nestled on a Ranger Watercolor panel.

Next up is my Kitty To Go project:

Chuckling, that Kitty!  Love his sweet face!  I'm going to save this for my Momma's Easter card💚

I have to share the Unity Stamp Company Super Sponsor prize:

Um WOW!  I'm always overwhelmed by the generosity of the Paper Crafting Community!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day Three - Born this way

We're on Day Three of the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  The gallery is filling up with so many fun + inspirational is a girl to get anything done because she just wants to soak up all the fantastic projects?!

Here's my project for today that I whipped up last night!  Yes, I was chuckling the entire time.

All the images are from the Sweet Stamp Shop, a returning Super Sponsor!  I managed to combine 3 of their fabulous sets.  Let's start with the mug, which is from the Muggin' set.  I stamped the fun Super Girl from Girl Power on the front of the mug and colored her up with various Zig Clean Color Markers.  You can't really tell from the photo but her crown has been covered with Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is from the FUN Snarky set.


Girl Power


Check out what is up for grabs from Sweet Stamp Shop!  It's the Coffee Delight Washi set!! 

Coffee Delight Washi

You have until 11:55 pm pacific on Friday, March 31st to link up a newly created Spring Themed project that includes coffee, tea and/or cocoa!  Check out the Spring Hop post for all the details!

My card was inspired by THIS older CAS(E) this sketch!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Welcome Little Miss Croghan Blog Hop!

I'm thrilled to be a part of the Welcome Little Miss Croghan Blog Hop!  The fun starts at Lori Turner's blog - Big Round of Applause to Lori for coordinating this Sweet Event!!!!!!

I've had the pleasure to meet up with Lesley and her hubby, Corey, when they were in Seattle.  Such a treat for me since I've known her for a while and have been on a couple of her teams including Fusion, Seize the Birthday and Seize the Sketch.  Not only is Lesley a awesome designer but she has the talent to start great challenges!

I'm soooo happy for Lesley and Corey and can't wait to 'meet' Little Miss💚

Make sure you visit Lori's blog for all the wonderful projects/hop participant's!

Here's what I designed especially for Lesley + Corey:

(chuckling) It's a mug family, of course!  I had so much fun putting this together!  I used Paper Smooches - Cyber Cafe along with the Scallop Frames.  The frame has been watercolored with Cosmo Cricket's - Pixie Paint - Candy.

The wood veneer Congrats is by Stampin' Up.

I'm linking this up to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:

I'm headed over to Lori's to hop and be inspired by everyone!!!

A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary: Let's Celebrate

I'm so excited to be a part of the A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary Celebration!  I'm a former Guest Designer and also participating on behalf of Hero Arts, a Sponsor for this fun Hop!  You should have arrived here from the fabulous Melissa Chipperfield's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is A Blog Named Hero.

This is Day One of a Two Day Celebration:

A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today's prizes include the following: 

$50 gift card to Hero Arts
$40 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
$35 gift card to Lil' Inker Designs
$25 gift card to Newton's Nook
$25 gift card to Paper Smooches
$25 gift card to Winnie and Walter
$25 gift card to The Ton  

$20 gift card to Right at Home
One Online Card Class of your choice

Here's my card that I made especially for today's hop:

I started with the Hero Arts Celebration Words Stencil inked up with Mint Julep Shadow ink.  Love the contrast of the Pool Mix Layering panel with black.  

The sentiment is from the Invitation Themes set.  It has been embossed in white on black cardstock.  The Coffee Cup Tag Frames has been inked up with the Antique Rose stamp in Mint Julep.  

That's it for hop over to the amazing Wanda Guess' blog!

I'm linking up this card to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:

In case you get lost along the way, check out A Blog Named Hero for today's full hop listing!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day One- Coffee makes everything better

Today is the day...the start of the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  We have tons of great Super Sponsors and prizes to give away!  All the details are over on the Hop post HERE.  Remember to link up your newly created Spring Themed project that includes Coffee, Tea and/or Cocoa!  Super Sponsor prizes are awarded based on participation rather than commenting, the more you link up, the more chances you have!

My first project for the hop features a Paper Sweeties set, Keep Calm and Drink Coffee stamp set and the coordinating Sweet Cuts.

The paper pad is Dear Lizzy's Happy Place, aren't the papers so much fun and perfect for the hop?!  My overall card design was inspired by Donna Mikasa's Designer Choice Award HERE.

I can't wait to hop around today.  I'm always so inspired by everyone...the generosity of the Super Sponsors and all the inspiration in the gallery.  It's wonderful how everyone supports each other.  I'm truly thankful for the Paper Crafting Community.

Remember to pop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog to check out all the fun!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hero Arts: Just Because

Hello and Happy Thursday!  I'm up on the Hero Arts blog with a project!  I'd love for you to pop over there to check it out.  

I wanted to also let you know that Hero Arts is one of our many Super Sponsors for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that starts tomorrow, Friday, March 24 at 6 am pacific over on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog!

Here's a peek at my supplies for today's project over on the Hero Arts blog:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Best of Luck

So in between prepping for the upcoming Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I'm doing some serious Spring Cleaning and trying to squeak in crafty time.

I bought the adorable BB Adventure is Calling because of THIS card by Donna💚

So, if you didn't know, my boy goes to college in NYC.  We live in Washington State, he couldn't pick another college a smidge closer (smiles)?  Nah, he was meant to be in New York and we've reaped the benefits of being able to visit him there.  I've been able to visit 2-3 times a year but this year we're saving up for Paris!  He's going to study abroad over there so the girl and I are planning on visiting him in Paris this fall.  

This card is going to get tucked into my girl's suitcase as she travels to NYC to visit her brother and celebrate her 22nd birthday.  Sigh, how can she be 22?  I remember when I was 22 and I can tell you, that was a very long time ago.

I teamed up Adventure is calling with the Die-namics New York Skyline and Cross-Stitched Circles Stax.  Love the look of the Lined Up Dots Background.

My card was inspired by the current MFT Sketch Challenge:

Here's to a GREAT week!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Close to My Heart - Bloom & Grow

Today wraps up my CTMH Online Party!  Thank you to all that placed an order!  I managed to whip up one last card using the March Stamp of the Month • Tea-rrific:

I found some fun inspiration in the CTMH Seasonal Expressions Catalog.  Oh and btw, all thin cut dies (and stamp/die bundles like that cute fox set!!) are on sale for 25%!!

Do you spy the Fern Thick Twine?  It adds such glorious textures, doesn't it?  Today's card uses the Simple Stories, Bloom & Grow collection.  I watercolored the tea cup with a pale blue.

I even decorated the front of the envelope with a paper pieced tea cup and an added gnome💚

If you spend $50+ on your CTMH order, you can throw in one of the Tea-rrific sets for only $5!

Here's the Fern Thick Twine:

Here are my earlier projects using the Tea-rrific set:

Did you see these products in the CTMH Shop:

I hope that you're having a fantastic weekend!