Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2018

Hello, friends!  I'm here today with a card for the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! (Haven't missed one yet, can't start now!)

For my card, I stamped several Avery Elle "Cool Beans" coffee cups and fussy cut in order to paper-piece them. I added some MFT die cut snowflakes to embellish them, topping each with a white gel dot.  I stamped a gingham pattern on my card base, then adhered the coffee cups to a patterned paper square framed in black.  Finally, I die cut the STAMPlorations sentiment and adhered with glue.

Sorry for the poor lighting...I leave for work in the dark and get home in the dark! :(
If I'm able to get a shot in the daylight, I'll come back and add it!

Edited to add picture from daylight!


  • Stamps: Avery Elle (Cool Beans), Impression Obsession (Gingham) 
  • Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), red dye ink
  • Dies: STAMPlorations (Warm Winter Wishes), Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Squares), 
  • My Favorite Things (Layered Snowflakes)
  • Papers: Lawn Fawn (Knit Picky 6x6 paper pad), silver glitter paper
  • Other: white gel dots, glue

I'm also adding this card in the current challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #321 where Anything Goes!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by.
Happy Hopping!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Merry Santa

Hello, friends! I'm stopping in quickly to share a card I made for several challenges:

(1)  Inspirational Challenge #175: Designer's Choice - Anything Christmas

(2) Inspired By...Christmas Linens -- I was definitely inspired by the Santa images!

(3) CAS on Friday Challenge #147 - Make a Christmas Card

(4) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
I had a good time inking up and coloring this festive My Favorite Things Santa image paired with a great sentiment from Honey Bee.  I kept it clean and simple by keeping white space and minimal embellishments around my one main image.

Stamps: MFT (Jingle All the Way), Honey Bee (Fa La La)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood), Copic markers
Dies: MFT (Wonky Stitched Rectangles)
Other: Hero Arts snowflake sequins, Stickles, ultra fine glitter

I really appreciate your visit during such a busy time of year!
Thanks, as always, for stopping by!