Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop Part 2

I was so impressed by my friend Tonya's 5 cards for the coffee lover's blog hop, so decided I needed to make another!  I used the same Fiskar's Latte Love set and colored it with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. 

It's hard to tell in the picture, but I added some Wink of Stella to the hearts on the cups.  There have been a lot of fun coffee cards in the blog hop - have you added yours?



Coffee Blog Hop

I'm sharing a card I made for the Coffee Blog Hop on National Coffee Day!! 


I used Stampin Up paper and paper pieced my little latte cup.  The perfect sentiment and a perfect way to show some appreciation with a Starbucks gift card!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall Thank You

Hi All,
Just popping in today to share a fun fall card I made! 

This card is copied from the wonderful Jennifer McGuire.  She created this beauty last fall, and when I found these leave stamps at JoAnn's I knew I needed to make a card like hers.   Her banner was made from solid cardstock, and I tried that first.  But I didn't like how it covered up so much of the pretty leaves.  So I decided to go with vellum for the banner instead. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Hero Arts real leaves poetic prints
Inks:  Distress inks in wild honey, spiced marmalade, peeled paint, mowed lawn, fired brick, antique linen, versamark
Paper: Neenah Solar white and desert storm, vellum
Embellishments: HA pearls
Other:  white embossing powder

Monday, September 15, 2014

Home Sweet Home

My Brother - in - law and his wife just bought a new house, so off course that is a card occasion!!  I made this card with the Hero Arts Mia Casa stamp set.  I just love the house in that set - the perfect size for a card front.   I used SU paper from the calypso coral celebration add on kit.  The Home Sweet Home saying was pieced together from an HA Alpha set and a friendship sentiment set. 
I got the idea of the little hearts coming out of the chimney from Darlene DeVries of Darlene Designs.  She is uber talented and I have learned so much from watching her videos.  I have also CASed her cards more than once :)

Since this card uses lots of patterned paper, I am submitting it to Virginia's View Challenge.  Love that challenge - always lots of inspiration there!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Merry Monday & NBUS

I have a fun Christmas Card to share with you that I created for the Merry Monday Challenge.  And since it uses a stamp I bought last Christmas, it falls under the NBUS category and I will link it up to Darnell's challenge too.

Merry Monday's challenge was to use a present on your card.  I used the Memory Box Presents of Joy stamp and then watercolored in my gifts with distress inks Fired Brick & Worn Lipstick and Mowed Lawn & Peeled Paint.  I added the polka dots on the green gift with some white pigment ink after the watercoloring had dried. For a little interest, I added some splatter in both red and green.  Then I popped up the panel on a green card base.   

Thanks for looking!  Are you glad the kids are back in school?  I am a little sad to see summer end, as we had such a great summer this year.  But it nice to get back into a routine again!

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)