Monday, September 18, 2017

Life Happens....Coffee HELPS!

2017 fall hop

Welcome back to my blog everyone! 

The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop started Friday and this is my 3rd card to share. 
One can never have too many coffee stamps/dies/papers/embellies!!! The blog hop is always a great place to get ideas for new stash! lol

For my card today, I used the awesome goodies from Stampin' Up! The stamp/dies are from Coffee Cafe, and the paper is Coffee Break. Such an amazing set of crafty goodies to play with....


If you haven't checked out the hop, you really, really should - it's amazing!  Click HERE to start at the beginning and see all the wonderful Sponsors and Super Sponsors! Happy crafting!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

coffee...because adulting is hard!

2017 fall hop

Happy Sunday everyone! Welcome back to my blog to check out what I've been up to...

The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop started Friday and it's always one of my favorite events of the year in blogland!!! Being a coffee lover AND Fall colors lover, this is so much creative inspiration for me (plus, I always increase my coffee stamps/dies stash a little every year seeing everyone's amazing cards! lol) and I love hopping through to see it all!

For my card today, I used the oh-so-awesome But First Coffee set from Echo Park and some yummy plaid paper from Your Next Stamp 


Image result for but first coffee stamps echo park


I left this card very CAS as I love the plaid and that sentiment and cup are what I wanted to be the main focus - added a few gumdrops and wa-laaaa! Done.....

If you haven't checked out the hop, you really, really should - it's amazing!  Click HERE to start at the beginning and see all the wonderful Sponsors and Super Sponsors! Happy crafting!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Project Bin & Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop!!


Happy Saturday everyone! 

I am back with another installment from The Project Bin! We are experiencing frosts now and we've had about 3 days of rain (which we really didn't need right now as we were just getting the combine going!) and I really wish we could ship it to the locations where the forest fires are destroying our beautiful countrysides! 

I decided to make another Fall card featuring a sentiment from our newly released set "New Leaf" from The Project Bin and join in the fun over at The 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! 
2017 fall hop


Can you guess what kind of coffee I'd have in that there cup??? Yep, you got it - pumpkin spice latte! MMMMM.....the ultimate Fall coffee treat! The coffee cup is from Echo Park....



Clear stamps, autumn, Fall, stamping, owls, paper crafts, card ideas, card making

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Friday - Fall Colors
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to The Project Bin's BLOG and see what other creations have been posted for your crafting pleasures....then click HERE to do some happy shopping! Cheers!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties September 2017 Release Party!


Are you ready to P-A-R-T-Y?! It's "release day" over at Paper Sweeties!

The new stamp sets and sweet cuts dies are absolutely ADORABLE - you don't want to miss this release! 


Happy Mail Stamp Set
Happy Mail Sweet Cuts
Sent From My Heart Stamp Set
Sent From my Heart Sweet Cuts

Today, I used the new set "Happy Mail" and the "Happy Mail" Sweet Cuts to make this cute notecard

Here's a close up....


I first made my background with some Distress Oxide inks and then stamped "snail" and "mail" on the bottom right hand corner. I stamped the other 3 images on Xpress It Copic paper and colored them in. Then used the Sweet Cuts and cut them out - easy peesy!!! LOVE THIS SET!


Paper Sweeties products used on my card:

Happy Mail stamp set
Happy Mail Sweet Cuts

Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you using this months stamps and sweet cuts:


I hope that you have enjoyed today's release party revealings and tomorrow we will be finishing up with a Release Rewind - be sure to tune in! 

Remember that our Monthly Challenge is still going through the rest of September and we'd love to have you play along...you may be the winner of a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shop and a Guest Designer for the following month! 




4 CC #368 {Geometric Fun!}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone!

Welcome back to my blog - this week, our hostess is Nance and she's issuing the following challenge for us all:

4 CC #368 {Geometrical Fun}

I really hope that plaid is considered "geometrical" lol....cuz I LOVE it and I used it! hahaha :D Nance said it was ok, so I ran with it!

I made this card last night at our monthly stamping club with my group of crazy ladies - card idea CASE'd from Pinterest:


Here's a close up:


All products from Stampin' Up!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + sentiment
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - In the Woods

Please be sure to hop on over to the hen house to see what the rest of the Chicks are up to - they are always up to "something!" lol....Happy crafting!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties September 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Today is a very special and FUN day - we are starting the sneaky peeks for our September release over at Paper Sweeties!

Here's the card I made using one of the new sets and matching sweet cuts - oh my goodness, this set is so stinkin' ADORABLE!!!! It comes with a variety of different sentiments - I will be using this set A LOT for my nieces and nephews!


Here is a close up:


Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you using this months stamps and sweet cuts:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Remember that our Monthly Challenge is still going through the rest of September and we'd love to have you play along...you may be the winner of a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shop and a Guest Designer for the following month! 



Be sure to check back in tomorrow for more wonderful release goodies!

Elvira's Kitty in Training....


Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog and another installment for One Crazy StamperThe challenge this month is "Fall/Halloween."

We are experiencing very wet, chilly days here in central Alberta - feels like the brink of that *S-stuff* (I won't say the whole word out loud cuz it will jinx my butt and people will throw things at me)...definitely feels like Fall!

This week, I am sharing "Elvira's Kitty in Training" with you all - High Hopes Rubber stamps have *such* adorable images to color and bring to life and this one was no exception.  I stamped the image with my Momento Black ink, colored with copic markers then layered on black along with some Halloween paper and a paper spidey web - then added my favorite embellie - gumdrops! :)



I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Craftaholics R Us - Pumpkins
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Send A Smile for Kids - Fall/Halloween

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Elvira's Kitty in Training - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Copic Markers: C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, E31, E35, E37, E49, E50, E53, E55, E93, V22, V25, V28, Y26, Y28, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR14, YR16, YR18, YR21, YR24
Extras: Misti, Halloween paper pack, black gumdrops, black paper doilies

Be sure to hop on over to the September Challenge HERE and link up your project with us! Cheers and happy crafting! 




Thursday, September 7, 2017

4 CC #367 {Inspiration Photo} and GDT!


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone!

This week, miss Leanne is wanting to see some crafty creations using the following inspirational photo as your jump-off point:


I wanted to make a shaker card using my apple box image from Power Poppy:


I had so much fun making this one - I love shaker cards ... need to make more of them as they are so fun to make and so fun to send!! LOL


I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Day Dreamer - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Punches/dies

Thanks so much for stopping in today and be sure to swing on over to the hen house to see what the rest of the Chicks have for you - also, we are having another Guest Designer call - so throw your name in the hat! More details HERE! Cheers!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tommy Turkey says "Happy Thanksgiving!"


Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog and another installment for One Crazy StamperThe challenge this month is "Fall/Halloween." I love the gorgeous, rich colors of Fall and I always try to watch the progression of the leaves changing but it always seems to just POOF! and they've changed! LOL...we are having gorgeous temperatures here in central Alberta so I hope it lasts so farmers can get their harvesting done! Not like last year when the *s* stuff fell wayyyyy too soon! 

This week, I am sharing "Tommy Turkey" with you all as he tells everyone to eat more pie hahahah! He cracks me up! The sentiment is called "Script Happy Thanksgiving." I stamped the image with my Momento Black ink, colored with copic markers then layered him and added the sentiment and some sparkly, gold gumdrops! :)




I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Stamp or Digi (I used a stamp)
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Fall/Halloween

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Tommy Turkey and Script Thanksgiving - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Copic Markers: E15, E17, E19, E43, E44, E47, E49, E50, E51, E53, E55, R35, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y35, Y38, YG61, YG63, YG91, YG93, YG95
Extras: Misti, Autumn designer paper, gold gumdrops

Be sure to hop on over to the September Challenge HERE and link up your project with us! Cheers and happy crafting! 




Monday, September 4, 2017

Merry Monday #255 {Joy}


It's Monday - and the Merry Makers have had a couple months off and so that means its time for another installment of Christmas over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge! Marcia is our challenge hostess and she's looking for us to use JOY on our cards: 




I decided to dig out another of my pre-colored digi's from Mo Manning - sooooo pretty! I added a die cut poinsettia and "joy" was embossed with white in the bottom right.



Thanks so much for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the Merry Monday challenge blog and see all the super cute creations by the Merry Makers and meet some new faces! Happy crafting!


Saturday, September 2, 2017

I Love FALL (most of all)


Happy Saturday everyone! 

Autumn is definitely in the air here in central Alberta, Canada! The mornings are crisp, cool and have that "winter-is-knocking" feel to them! Our trees are turning colors and the leaves are already falling off. 

I decided to make another Fall card featuring a sentiment from our newly released set "New Leaf" from The Project Bin:





Clear stamps, autumn, Fall, stamping, owls, paper crafts, card ideas, card making

Thank you so much for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to The Project Bin's BLOG and see what other creations have been posted for your crafting pleasures....then click HERE to do some happy shopping! Cheers!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties Challenge September 2017


Welcome back to my blog! This month at Paper Sweeties, we have a brand new challenge for you - just in time for the upcoming FALL season! Here's this months inspiration photo for your jump off point:


I am sharing a card I made with Abigail pulling her wagon to collect some freshly picked apples! I paper pieced her outfit from some gorgeous fall papers and used our gorgeous heart sweet cuts as a backdrop....



Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you - sooo much amazing talent - then be sure to come play with us!








Thank you so much for stopping in today! Happy crafting!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

OCS September Challenge and New Release - Seasons of Celebration

 

Today marks the start of another month-long challenge over at One Crazy Stamper! It's a "Fall/Halloween" theme this month....BOO!!! Feel free to join us with any STAMPED image (no digi's please!) 

But first...we are here to show off some of the new images from High Hopes Rubber Stamps and their "Seasons of Celebration" collection!

My card features "Winter Owl" from the "Seasons of Celebration" release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! I stamped this cutie on Xpress It! Copic paper, colored her up and cut her out with some circle dies and then layered her on a gorgeous Spellbinders decorative die for the wow factor :) 


Foam Adhesive, Spellbinder die, embossing folder, white pearls
Copic Markers- B000, E41, E42, E44, E47, E57, G17, R27, R85, RV29, Y28, YG93, YR24



Thank you so much for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the OCS challenge blog HERE and link up your "Fall/Halloween" creation - just remember, you MUST use a rubber/clear stamp on your projects - NO DIGIS.

Cheers!