12/03/2015Hi Crafters! Well, we changed up the weekly Friday Cuppa Joe post over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to the THURSDAY Cuppa Joe! We have a lot going on on the blog on Fridays, so we decided to give the “Cuppa Joe posts” a better day of the week with less competition! Thanks for bearing with us as we get our new team and blog posts all sorted out! This week I’m using My Favorite Things for my fun coffee card! I mixed older goodies with newer goodies: Jingle All the Way stamp set and coordinating die set, Stay Cool stamp set, Cool Cup die set, and Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX die set. All the patterned papers come from the Doodlebug 6×6 Sugarplums paper pad. The cupped sequins are Pretty Pink Posh: Marshmallow 6mm & 4mm, and Aquamarine 4mm. The colored images are done so with Copic Sketch Markers, and I added some Xmas Red Stickles to the green present’s red bow, and Green Stickles to the red present’s green bow, and Crushed Pineapple Stickles to the tree’s star. I glued some transparent sheet material down for the coffee cup’s lid ~ too fun! Only 1 more week until the Holiday Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop! Be sure to head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog &/or the Facebook page for information! Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Coffee Crafting!
I’ll be entering this project into both Simon Says Stamp Challenges:~Valerie
12/02/2015Hi Crafters! I’m over on the Denami Design blog today with this fun Christmas shaker card! The DeNami Design stamps I’m using are Tall Curly Christmas Tree, Candy Cane Monster, Peppermint Candy Monster, and Flower Patch. To make the shaker portion, I pulled out the Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 2 die for the frame; it worked perfectly with the images I had selected! I filled the shaker portion with Pretty Pink Posh clear cupped sequins 4mm & 6mm. The scalloped frame is die cut from the new Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frames die (gorgeous!). All the patterned papers are from an older My Mind’s Eye 6×6 paper pad: Winter Wonderland. And the Merry Christmas word dies are an older Simon Says Stamp die set. Oh yah… I colored the images with Copics! Hope this gave you a smile! These little guys always give me one! Thank you for stopping by today, and Happy Crafting!
11/28/2015Have you seen the Paper Smooches December Release and Blog Hop yet? If not, you absolutely HAVE to; it’s just adorable! And to join along, my card today is a Christmas card using lots of Paper Smooches goodies! I have always loved the adorable Santa Paws stamp set, but never got my hands on it; but when they came out with the coordinating die set, I finally took the plunge and ordered them both! I just love, love, love this set! So those are 2 of the PS products at work here today. And their November Release was phenomenal, so I ordered a bunch of it; the ones at work on this card are Holiday Cheer (an excellent set to have on hand) and the pretty, new Sweet Escape stamp set and coordinating die set. I used my Memento Tuxedo Black marker and drew snow lines on the trees to turn it into a winter scene. The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It Blending Card Paper, and colored with Copic Sketch Markers. I used Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink to stamp the sentiment. For some sparkle, I added Sprinkle Sugar Stickles on the snow portion of the trees, and Xmas Red Stickles to the reindeer’s nose. And there is also Zig Clear Wink of Stella Brush Glitter Pen Marker painted onto the white portions of Santa’s clothing. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend, and Happy Crfating! ~Valerie
11/27/2015I am so excited to be writing my first post for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today! My card today is a Thank You Shaker card; the coffee cup, the white steam swirls, and the sentiment all come from the fun Thanks a Latte stamp set by Your Next Stamp; the cup and it’s heart-decorated holder are die cut using the coordinating Thanks a Latte die set. I stamped the fun background pattern filled with coffee sentiments with the Coffee Background stamp from Stampendous. The patterned papers all come from Lawn Fawn‘s 6×6 Let’s Polka Mon Amie paper pad. The papers are all die cut using Pretty Pink Posh‘s gorgeous, brand new Scallop Frames die set. Now how about all those gorgeous sequins that make it a shaker card? They’re all Pretty Pink Posh‘s cupped sequins: Espresso 6mm & 4mm, Metallic Gold 6mm & 4mm, Sand 4mm, and Metallic Bronze 4mm. Hope you enjoyed my inspiration todayand that you’re ready to go make YOUR coffee card for the Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop coming up! It starts on December 11! And can you believe it’s the 6th Coffee Loving Blog Hop now?! The list of sponsors has grown once again; make sure you join the Facebook group so that you can keep up with any info, and meet other coffee-loving-crafting enthusiasts! Thank you so much for joining me today; happy crafting! ~Valerie
11/27/2015It’s officially the beginning of the Holiday Season! And for that I have 3 Holiday gift tags! I’m over on the AJVD blog today, and I’m using these goodies today: Winter Woodland stamp set, Shine Bright stamp set, and Minnie Pearl Tag die set. All the papers come from the new Echo Park 6×6 The Story of Christmas paper collection (it’s gorgeous!). And the ribbon is Crinkle Ribbon from 3 Girl Jam. I stamped the animal images and the sentiments with VersaMark, and used Zing! Gold Glitter embossing powder on the animals, and Zing! Chestnut Opaque embossing powder on the sentiments. For the 2 reindeer, I added Xmas Red Stickles to their noses, and Gunmetal Stickles to the bear’s nose. On the backs of the tags, the To & From are stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and the bird is stamped with Memento Lady Bug ink. Have a wonderful day, and if you’re going out shopping on this Day-after-Thanksgiving in the States, I hope you stay safe and find a lot of awesome deals! Happy Crafting! ~Valerie