Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Jillian Vance Design: anchor





I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog today!  I'd love for you to pop over there to check out my non-holiday card.  

Here's a sneak peek at which stamp set I used




Wednesday, December 17, 2014

happy winter




I had a friendly challenge with some bloggie friends...we altered some hinged tins.  I totally forgot to take all the photos, Vicki was so sweet to give me hers and I'll be sharing that this week. 

Here's mine:


All the paper is from the Chickaniddy Crafts Collection, Jolly Good.  The enamel dots are MME/Freckled Fawn.

Here's the interior:


It's a winter survival kit, on a very small scale.  It has a pack of tissues, hand sanitizer and a lip balm.  This was gifted to my girl.

Speaking of my girl, she's back home with us for several weeks.  She gets her bedroom back which leaves me without an office so Darin helped me move my computer back into the 'ole craft room. 

Over the weekend, we had some seriously lovely weather.  The girl and I spent some time at the Pike Place Market and then went out to the University of Washington campus to pick up the boy.  He had a Computer Science competition.

I love this pic of the girl.


On Sunday, I had a holiday gathering with some friends and we had brunch at Skillet.

 This pic is for you, Yvonne:


“the ultimate grilled cheese” -
a classic done right, with brie, cheddar &
american cheeses on brioche toast 
add bacon jam✔
add fried chicken thigh✔ 

That there was beyond delish.  Needless to say I didn't need to have any dinner that evening.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

neat & tangled: gift tag

 
 
Hello and Happy Tuesday!
 
The other day I was up on the Neat & Tangled blog and I wanted to share that project over here.
 
This time of year can be super hectic & chaotic.    We all need to remember to
 
Stop & Slow Down
 
cardstock:  recollections  stamps:  neat & tangled stop and go/falling flakes  ink:  zing black/white, watercolor tray  other:  cork, divine twine/lemon
 
I hand cut a tag and watercolored it.  Do you see the cork detail and the snowflakes?
 
I used
 
 
 
and
 

 
I topped off the tag with
 
 







 
I hope that you're having a great week!  I'll be posting my Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Prize Winners tomorrow along with what I'm calling ★★Rock Star Commenters★★.  These are the awesome people that took the time to comment on every project that linked up for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Curtain Call Candy Cane: happy holidays

 
 
 
 
It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!
 
 
 
photo source: atthepicketfence.com


We have a new sponsor, Avery Elle, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Candy Cane!  A randomly selected participant in the Candy Cane challenge will receive a $20 Avery Elle gift certificate, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

 
I used the following Avery Elle products on my card:
 
 
 

 

 
I love using non-holiday images for Christmas cards.  I've been a big fan of using a charcoal ink for sentiments when you don't want them to steal the show.


cardstock:  recollections  stamps:  avery elle/joy to the world, petals and stems  ink:  fresh ink red currant/charcoal  other:  solid white divine twine, avery elle circle die, stampin' up embossing folder
 
I was inspired by
 
 
 
 
Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!


Clearly Christmas Designers

Sunday, December 14, 2014

baby, it's cold outside

 
 
coffee hangover anyone?
 
The response to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop was simply amazing.  I'm still recovering from all of the awesome inspiration! 
 
Lucky for you though, there are TONS of blogs that are offering up giveaways and delish recipes!  Remember to comment before tonight at 11:59 pm pacific to be eligible for their giveaways.
 
What's that?
 
Yup, another coffee card.
 
I had to use my new PTI Cuppa Love set because it is highly neglected.  It's bad when a girl can't keep up with her purchases.
 
cardstock:  papertrey ink  paper:  studio calico/wonderland  stamps:  papertrey ink cuppa love, a jillian vance design frosty stamp set  ink:  fresh ink red currant/mojito  other:  papertrey ink cuppa love dies
 
I did a smidge of altering....I rounded out the handle.
 
 
The sentiment is by A Jillian Vance Design
 

 
 
Yesterday was a lovely day in Seattle.  I'll share some pics this week but the girl and I spent the afternoon at the Pike Place Market.  I'm happy to say that she's home with us for the next several weeks and well, that makes me a happy momma

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Winners of Super Sponsor Prizes!






Hello Coffee (& other hot holiday beverage) Fans!

The official linky for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is now closed.  That means, if you linked up, you name went into the hat for the Sponsored Prizes (random.org).  

The fun hasn't ended though!  You have until Sunday, December 14th @ 11:59 pm pacific to comment on the participating blogs that have so generously offered up giveaways!

I'm also giving out 5 prizes for people that comment on ALL of the linked up projects.  

A super ginormous shout out for the AWESOME Super Sponsors!  I'm so appreciative to be a part of this most giving community!

I've linked the winner's blog post below the Super Sponsor's name.  

Winners:  
Please contact ME...see my email on the right side bar -- >
Please put in the subject line:  Super Sponsor name
Within the body of the email, if it is a non-digi prize, please include your mailing address so that I can route the information to the Super Sponsor.  If it is a gift card or other digi prize, please include the email address you want it to be emailed to.

17Turtles
Tina
Veronica Zalis
Larissa Heskett
Chris Franco
Chaitali
Add a Little Dazzle
Patti J
Butterfly Reflections Ink
Mississippi McGyver
Color Cast Designs
Ruby
Create a Smile
StephanieBeauchemin
Hero Arts
Eileen
Kraftin' Kimmie
    Maureen R
Kreative Kymona
Kay Miller, Erin T,
Julee Tilman
Latina Crafter
"Vicki"
Neat & Tangled
Jennifer Scull
Newton's Nook
Keren Baker
Pickled Potpourri Designs
Robyn Oliver
Poppystamps
I love it all
Reverse Confetti
Emily Leiphart
Stamp Academy
Monika's Blog & Christine Drogt
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Leslie
STAMPlorations
Patsy's Scrapbooking
SugarPea Designs
Ceal
Sweet 'n Sassy
Lynn
The Alley Way Stamps
Laurel Beard
Two Paper Divas 
 Becca Cruger
Verve Stamps
Virginia L
Whole Wild World
AJ Scrapbooking & Cards
Your Next Stamp
Lyndal
Paper Smooches
Handmade by G3


17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug 

Congrats to all of the winners♡

Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: warm winter wishes



Looking for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Inlinkz post...click HERE.


Have you seen the original post for the





Oh my, did you see the listing of the Sponsors?

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches


17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

As I personally hop through all the linked projects, I will be pinning projects to a special



Remember, the link up is on THIS post along with all the information.  I also have the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post for easy hopping and linking up!

Okay, so this will be my final project that I'll be linking up to the hop.  I had a hard time deciding what I was going to do and then I thought I'd go ahead and make another fussy cut to-go cup.  My first one is HERE and the card is only 4.25 x 4.25.  This one is a standard A2 @ 4.25 x 5.5.


All the paper is Teresa Collin's, Tinsel & Company.  The sentiment is Lawn Fawn, Winter Fox.  Don't you love that ginormous dark wood snowflake veneer?  It's by Recollections....it makes my card so NOT postal friendly, but it's worth it.


I was inspired by 




So, I wasn't going to do a give-a-way since I have 2 others going but, what the heck, it's almost Christmas.

One lucky winner that leaves a comment by 11:59 pm pacific on Sunday, December 14th will win a $15 Gift Card to



Have you seen her




In case you aren't part of the fabulous Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Facebook Events Page, I announced that when the linkies hit 300...there will be a random draw of all the people linked up!  One lucky person will win $15 to spend at their favorite Super Sponsor's shop! 


For those that aren't aware, there is a major blogger glitch for commenting.  It looks as if you need to go through the word verification process....but you DON'T need to.  Please leave a comment and by-pass/ignore the word verification request.  Your comment will post!