Sunday, September 24, 2017

PNW Birthday Buddies: Birthday Blog Hop

Hello and Happy Sunday!  I'm working off a Coffee Hangover, how about you?  Today I have a very fun post + project.  There's a group of us that are in the Pacific Northwest and we celebrate each other's birthday with a Blog Hop!  Thanks to Kimberly, the Hop Hostess!  Today we're celebrating the very awesome Tonya Jastad.   She's such an awesome friend and I always love to spend time with her.  We like to laugh together...a lot and well, shop together, a lot.  (Psssttt....she's also the owner of The Heart Desires Store!)

I decided to design a girly card with lots + lots of pink, Tonya's favorite color:

I used Reverse Confetti Flamingo + Piggy Bank card stock.  The Birthday Wishes sentiment is from their Celebrations set.  Those blooms from Blooms 'N Buds have been stamped with Flamingo Ink on Flamingo cardstock.  Love how the Midnight ink makes everything POP.  

Isn't the design a fun one?  I do love tilted panels and was thoroughly inspired by

Here's the hop listing, remember to leave some bloggie love for the birthday girl:

Amy        You're here!
Tonya      💕  Birthday Girl!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hero Arts: happy fall

Hello and Happy Saturday!  I'm here with a non-coffee card..what?!  I know, jumping right back into a fall theme though, Washingtonian's love their Fall!

I'm sharing a card that features a couple different Hero Arts sets:

I love the different elements in the Winter Scene stamp set.  That's where the jar, fox and grounding are from.  I masked the jar a smidge so that I could use the Color Layering Fall Trees.  The 'leaves' have been inked up with Ombre' Autumn ink.  That's where the sentiment is from and it has been stamped with Just Rust Shadow Ink.

I inked up the Pop Pattern Stencil with Wet Cement Shadow Ink.   I finished off my card with enamel dots + twine from my stash.  


Friday, September 22, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Final Day - Part Two

Looking for the SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Hop?  Click HERE.

I know, I usually space out my post but since this one is done I might as well post it.  I'm linking up to the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  This may be my final card although I really make some more...I was able to cover 25 Super Sponsors over the course of the hop.  I actually still have 25 other companies that I can tackle!  Well, let's chat about this project that features the Super Sponsors:

Super Sponsor Brutus Monroe prizes Six Embossing Folders 2 Aztech Stars, 2 Floral Burst, 1 Vintage Tapestry + 1 Petal Lace

Super Sponsor Impress Cards & Crafts prize Goodie bag (20.00 value)

Super Sponsor STAMPlorations prizes $20 Gift Certificate +(flash prize) Prize #1: Coffeecionado 4×6 stamp set; Prize #2: Fall for Coffee 3×5 stamp set

It is a chipboard notecard by Memory Box.  I popped it into my Misti and used Cocoa Fresh Ink by Super Sponsor Impress on the Got Pumpkin set by Brutus Monroe.  The tag was stamped with the STAMPlorations, A Girl and Her Coffee and heat embossed in Zig Apricot embossing powder.

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Final Day

Looking for the SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Hop?  Click HERE.

We're on the final day of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  This has definitely been a whirlwind...we're currently up to 1,115 and still going strong!  You have until 11:55 pm pacific to link up!  I had a slight blog scare this morning...all is fine now but wanted to remind all you blogger to BACKUP your blog.  I did delete and repost 2 hop posts so don't worry if you left me a comment, I did read it and saved just isn't showing up on the replaced blog post.

Anyways, back to coffee crafting!  Today I'm sharing a project that features three Super Sponsors:

I'm trying really hard to feature all the Super Sponsors that I can.  With this post, I've managed to include 21 of them.  I'm hoping to create a couple more cards for today but I'm crazy busy with other design teams too.

Super Sponsor Gina Marie Designs prize  COFFEE Sentiments stamp set

Super Sponsor The Heart Desires prize $20 Gift Certificate +  (Two) – $10 Gift Certificates

Super Sponsor Verve Stamps prize (Two) $25 Gift Codes

The sentiment is from the Verve set, Happiness is.  It has been stamped onto a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Circle.  The Doodlebug paper and die cut is from The Heart Desires.

Super Sponsor Verve Stamps has a new digi and a SALE:

"The digi will normally sell for $5, but is at an introductory price of $3.50 through September 30. While you're in the shop don't miss our 30% off sale on coffee/tea/cocoa and fall themed stamps & dies."

coffee/tea & cocoa

fall themed

Don't forget about The Heart Desires Storewide Sale:

September Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop

Hello!  Hello!   It's the Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop!  Now that so many of you have the SugarPea Designs Fall Release, we're hopping to inspire you!

Here's my project for today!  One of my favorite sets from the Fall Release is the Indian Summer set.

That guy is just too cute!  I've teamed him up with the SugarCut - Arrow Cover Plate and Spots & Stripes Brights Patterned Paper Collection.   Love the sentiment:

Sending Thanksgiving Wishes one & All.  Hope you have a Happy Fall.

Do you spy the stitched rectangle from the SugarCut - Birthday Journal Card?

Would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own?  Please visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Seven

Hello, late posting for today!  I'm so excited that at the time I'm writing this post, there are 1,029 link ups for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  WOW!  We're on our way to beating our Spring Hop of 1,178!

I do have one card to share for today.  It's killing me that I don't remember who the sketch is from!  If you recognize it please let me know!!!!

Today's card is featuring two Super Sponsors:

Super Sponsor Right at Home prize $20 Gift Certificate

Super Sponsor Waffle Flower Crafts prize $25 Gift Certificate

The cup + sentiment are from Right at Home - Cup of Joy + How Have you Bean?

The bear is from Waffle Flower Crafts - Boo stamp set.

I did some quick coloring with Zig Clean Color markers.

Thanks to Erin, she let me know that I used the (expired) CAS(e) that sketch!

Remember to get your projects linked up by Friday at 3 pm pacific to be eligible for our final FLASH Prize party!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Six - Part Two

The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is still going strong!  You can link up until Friday, September 22nd at 11:55 pm.  We have a record to break, it is from our Spring Hop = 1,178.  The Summer Hop we hit 1, close.  It's all good though, everyone is having so much fun which makes me a happy crafter.

So for my post #2 for the day I have a giftie to share:

Super Sponsor Lawn Fawn Prize- $25 Lawn Fawn Gift Card

EEP!!!!  I'm so pleased with how this turned out!  All my products are by Super Sponsor Lawn Fawn!  I started off with the Goodie Bag.  I love the size of it and it is super easy to put together!  I used a 12 x 12 sheet of Perfectly Plaid Fall.  I combined the Large Wreath Lawn Cuts + the Pumpkin Spice stamp set.

Do you spy the Stitched Leaves?  I upcycled a coffee cup sleeve...isn't it a beautiful shade of kraft?  I was a total happy camper when I realized those Mini M&M tubes fit perfectly into the Goodie Bag!

I'm spending the day with my Momma. I always give her those M&M's so that she can stash them all over the place in case she gets woogie from her diabetes.  The timing was perfect when I decided to make it this morning!

Just a reminder to link up your projects by 3 pm pacific today to be eligible for the first of two FLASH prize parties.  Are you part of our Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group?  The party will happen over there sometime late after/early evening.  If you're a winner and aren't on FB, you will receive an email notification.

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Six

Hello, late start this morning...well, on my blog.  I didn't end up commenting on any of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop cards last night so I did a massive catch up this morning, almost 3 hours.  I followed that up by whipping up a couple cards and a gift project.  Have you seen the gorgeous entries for the Fall Hop?!  Oh my, if you haven't you really need to check it out HERE.

In an attempt to share as many projects with Super Sponsor products, here's one that combines:

Can you spot them?

That tea cup is by Krumspring Stamps - Coffee is Love.  If you haven't read their announcement, it's HERE.  Although I'm sad that Maria has closed her shop, I'm so happy about her new adventure.  We're so lucky to be able to find Krumspring Stamps at other retailers including Super Sponsor Butterfly Reflections Ink.  I believe that Vanessa of BRI is the only retailer that carries that particular Coffee Is Love set and she only has 6 in stock so get it when you can!

Super Sponsor Butterfly Reflections Ink Prize - $25 Store Gift Certificate

The sentiment is from the Altenew - Vintage Tea set:

Super Sponsor Altenew Prize - $30 Store Gift Certificate

I fussy cut the Unity Stamp Co. Cup of Tea image:

Super Sponsor Unity Stamp Co Prize - Coffee/Tea Themed Prize Package that includes 9 Unity stamps, value approx $150

That's it for me this morning...I'll be back around noon with another project!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Five - Part Two

Welcome back, I have another card for today and I'm linking up to the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  This project features Super Sponsor Hero Arts!

I made a galaxy background with various Distress Oxide inks.  I topped it off with white splatters from my Kuretake Gansai Tambi set.  Don't you LOVE the Gothic Vines Fancy Die with Frame?!  The details are simply amazing.  

The Coffee Cup Tags Frame cuts have been cut with Floral Mix Layering Papers.  The Please Send Coffee sentiment is from Kelly's Coffee and Donuts.

Big shout out to Super Sponsor Hero Arts!!  I look forward to hopping around tonight!

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Five

We're up to Day Five of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Today I'm featuring two companies, they are both returning Super Sponsors:

I used the a jillian vance design Grandpa's Glass:  Cup of Love die with my embossing pads.  I love the look when I do this technique.  The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set, Perk Up.  

Isn't the ribbon beautiful?  It's DL.ART's Pumpkin Spice that is sold in a set with the very pretty Latte ribbon.  I topped off the ribbon with one of DL.ART's Newest product, Coffee Themed 1" Flair.  Oh, these are FABulous!

I can't wait to hop around and soak up all that FUN Inspiration!!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Four - Part Two

Hello, I'm back again with another project for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  This card features returning Super Sponsor Reverse Confetti!

So much Reverse Confetti goodness on this, let's start from the bottom and work our way up.  The patterned paper panel is from the Every Little Bit 6x6 paper pad.  The Tall Stripe Panel has been cut with Sunshine cardstock.  The Lacy Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts was cut with Stormy cardstock.

 Caffeinated Cups was stamped in Dark Roast.  I die cut the sleeve from felt that I had in my stash.  The sweet acorn from Happy Harvest was stamped in Lime Green.  Obviously I didn't clean off my stamp the last time I used it but I like the ombre' effect it has.  The acorn topper is Reverse Confetti packing paper...I always keep that stuff.   The sentiment is from A Friend Like You and has been stamped with Dark Roast.

My card was inspired by 

Fusion Card Challenge

I used the sketch and went a caffeinated route!  

Looking forward to hopping along with the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog hop!