Friday, March 31, 2017

Dear Coffee

I can't believe that's it's the last day in the month of March! This weekend I will be spending time with kids which I am not accustomed to doing much anymore.  Tomorrow I will be taking some photos of a 7 week old Grandbaby of my best friend.  And then the three of us are going shopping for Easter dresses.  Then on Sunday it is my nephew's 7th birthday so I will be driving for that party to spend the day with him and his 2 year old brother and the rest of my family.  So.....I think I will be needing coffee.  The way things have been going I stay up all night crafting because that is when I am the most creative and then sleep from about 6am - noon.  However, this weekend I have to be out and about so I feel like a vampire or like I did as a RN when I worked night shift.  This card depicts what I will be looking like.  The image is a freebie from Limited Runs and the sentiment is from TLC.

Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Limited Runs - Mini bird Springtime Coffee
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Dear Coffee
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles; Small and large petite ovals
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Fabric Tape:  Recollections
Tim Holtz Distessing Tool

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 276- 277 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 176 Any Sentiment Except Birthday
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Unicorn Coffee

Here is one of the images that I purchased from Craftin' Desert Divas called Unicorn Cup.  My blog friend Fit Kitty was so sweet and she sent me a card and package and in that she included these die cuts so I do not know what the maker is of the "Coffee" or the butterflies.

Patterned Paper: Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Core-dinations
Stamp:  Craftin' Desert Diva (see above for direct link)
Dies:  Unknown
Sequins:  stash

Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 152 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 332 Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Ch. 156 Dieing to see your projects

Burdens light and Coffee strong

Well, today is the last day for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  I made a shaker card using the digital stamp set that was a freebie from Verve.  I did it in the colors for Color Throwdown for this week.

Cardstock: Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Verve - Rise and Shine
Spellbinders:  Small Circles
Foam & AC tape
Pearls:  Michael's
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Sequins:  Stash

Verve - Spread a little Sunshine
Creatalicious - Ch. 112 Anything Goes with flowers
Crafty Creations - Ch. 338 Anything Goes

Happy Keester!

I just love this Bugaboo image and sentiment maybe this year since I know know that I want to send it to the man who broke off our engagement and relationship after being together for three years.  For the glasses I added Glossy Accents.

Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Bugaboo - Gus - Keester
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Die:  Sugar Pea
Flower:  Paper Studio

Catch the Bug - March Color
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 506
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch.87 Easter
Alphabet Challenge - B for Bunnies
Hanna & Friends - Ch. 270 Life in Color
Paper Shelter - Ch. 287 Easter
Come & Get It - Spring Time

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Coffee a lot of Coffee

I'm not a big drinker of regular coffee....I only like the flavored stuff and then only have a small cup.  I like it hot no cold/ice coffee for me.  I did get this adorable image from Craftin' Desert Diva called Brewing Coffee and put it with a sentiment from TLC.  I put a gem on the top of the pot.  I pulled out some of my old My Mind's Papers and used the new Mojo Monday sketch.  I used quite a few shades of my Copics for coloring this little guy.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Craftin' Desert Diva (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - How do I do it Coffee
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Ribbon:  Offray
Bling:  Recollections
Die:  Sugar Pea

Mojo Monday - Sketch 490
As You Like It - Favorite coloring medium/why (Copics, can blend and shade, looks more realistic)
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 187 Anything Goes
A snowflake promise - Ch. 38 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 236  Anything Goes

Take life one cup at a time

Besides having the challenge for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop this week the JUGS had a wonderful photo inspiration.  I found that I had this freebie image from many years ago....unfortunately I don't know where it is from.  Back in the day, I didn't think I would have a blog and that I would like manufacturers and the such.  So I'm so sorry, but I think it is beautiful and I added some Martha Stewart butterflies to it.  I also put a sentiment from TLC.

Cardstock:  Paper Studio; Recollections; Bazzil
Stamp:  Unknown provider of freebie
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Take life one cup at a time
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Butterfly Punch:  Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Ribbon:  Michael's

JUGS - Ch. 386 Photo Inspiration
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 276-277 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 116 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 152 Anything Goes

Trevor celebrate 21

This next month my son will be celebrating his 21st birthday.  Unfortunately he is working out of state right now so I won't see him.  I haven't seen him since Thanksgiving.  This is the card that I am making for his special day.  I used an image from Pink Gems and put Glossy Accents on the beer.  The sentiments are both from TLC.  I did some embossing as well as pulling out some washi tape and sparkly gems.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Monster Crush
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Pink Gems - Beer Monster
Sentiments:  TLC, Create - Happy Trevor Day, Celebrate Twenty One
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Embossing Folders:  Sizzix
Washi Tape:  Recollections
Gems:  Duct Tape
Glossy Accents

Pink Gems - Ch. 190 Boys Birthday
Catch the Bug - Color Challenge
CI - Ch. 400 Birthday 
Incy Wincy - Happy Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 336 Sparkles

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wake up and smell the coffee

I have one last coffee card for this morning and it is also using the Craftin' Desert Diva image called Bunny Latte and I put it with a sentiment from TLC.  I just love this wonderful sketch that came out from Tuesday Morning Sketches and I pulled out some old papers from Authentique.

Patterned Paper:  Authentique; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Craftin' Desert Divas (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Wake up and smell the coffee
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinder:  Pennant; triple tear etched dies
Bling:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Offray
Border Punch:  Fiskars

Tuesday Morning Sketch  - Sketch 396
Southern Girls - Ch. 156 Dieing to see your projects
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 176 Any sentiment except birthday
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 336 Sparkles

Coffee to save the day

I have a card for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop as well as it being for the Cupcake Inspiration Birthday Celebration.  I have a friend that is into Batman so this will be the perfect card for her.  The image is from Craftin' Desert Divas called Coffee Hero, and I used the pre-colored image along with the sentiment. The birthday sentiment is from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment: Craftin' Desert Divas (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy Birthday to you framed
Ink:  Memento- Tuxedo Black
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Bling:  Mark Richards

Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 400 & Ch. 305
Incy Wincy - Happy Birthday
Crafty Friends - Ch. 54 B is for .... (Batman, black, bling, birthday, bang, boooooom)
Brown Sugar - Ch. 243 Anything Goes

You're a real hoot

I've had this image colored for some time, but just haven't done anything with it until now.  I have a bunch that I have colored so I've been trying to work with them.  This image is from Little Miss Muffet and the sentiment and patterned paper is from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Whos There Paper 5
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Little Miss Muffet - Celeste Amberglow - Owl always love you
Sentiment: TLC, Create - You are a real hoot
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts; Recollections
Ribbon:  Michael's
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Little Miss Muffet - Ch.159 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch.232 Mother's Day - For a female
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C378 Owls
Alphabet Challenge - A for anything with wings
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 84 For the girls

Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy 4th Anniversary

My massage therapist is having his 4th Anniversary for having his business open and trust me I wouldn't go anywhere else.  With having diabetes, I get problems with range of motion in some of my joints and it really helps to have regular massages.  So this is a card that I made for him and his staff.  I used embossing powder for the sentiment from Verve and a sticker for the number 4.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Verve
Tags:  Target
Ribbon:  May Arts
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Art
Versa Mark
Sticker:  Pebbles
Buttons:  stash
Clock:  Tim Holtz
Brad:  Paper Studio

Crafty Friends - Ch. 54 B is for .... (Blue, buttons, bow)
Crafty Catz - Ch. 163 Anything Goes with optional buttons

Just want to "espresso" my thanks

I just couldn't pass up this adorable image from Craftin' Desert Diva called Espresso Yourself and it goes well with a sentiment from TLC.  I kept it rather simple with an embossed background.  Today I was on a color theme of navy and kraft.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Craftin' Desert Diva (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Just want to espresso my thanks
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch 280
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 152 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 159 Anything Goes

Rise and Shine

Julee at Verve did another wonderful digi set for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and it is available for free.  I used the mug and sentiment for my card.  I added Stickles to the sun to give a little sparkle.

Patterned Paper:  K & I
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Verve Rise and Shine
Dies:  Sugar Pea
Jute:  May Arts
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Verve - Here Comes the Sun
Color Throwdown - Ch. 435
4CC- Ch.343 Punches or Dies