Sunday, November 29, 2015

Time to chill

Sunday, already?!  I've had a glorious 5 days off in a row!  The bloggie has been quiet since Thanksgiving but I've been busy behind the scenes for some fun events that are happening this week!

Today, I have a card duo to share:

cardstock:  recollections/110/white  paper:  stampin' up home for christmas  stamps:  stampin' up snow place  ink:  memento tuxedo, ranger archival black, fresh ink red currant, various copics  other:  stampin' up snow friends framelits

Other than the ink, all other products are by Stampin' Up.  I've been gravitating to snow people lately...just love his expression!

Snow Place Photopolymer

A big shout out for Stampin' Up Framelits (dies)....they have already been cut so no snips needed!

 I was inspired by the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge:

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving: warm wishes

Happy Thanksgiving!  I'm up on the Neat & Tangled blog today!

My projects today use the fabulous Warm Wishes stamp set:

I'd love for you to pop over there and check it out!

Make sure you check out the So Thankful Sale that starts on Friday!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hero Arts: peace & joy

Post 2 of 2 for HERE for my Reverse Confetti SFTTT

Hello!  Today I'm up on the Hero Arts blog sharing a couple projects!

Here's a sneak peek of the stamps that I used:

peace & joy
peace & joy

joy to the world
joy to the world

sparkle borders
sparkle borders

color layering wreath
color layering wreath

deck the halls
deck the halls by lia
Pop on over to say Hello!

Reverse Confetti SFYTT: Warm Winter Wishes

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving Eve!  I have a trio of cards to share today:

paper:  fancy pants design/true friend  stamps:  reverse confetti/seasonal sentiments, caffeinated cups & for the love of latte  ink:  ranger archival black, fresh ink chocolate  other:  reverse confetti holly & caffeinated cups confetti cuts, recollections glitter cardstock, fancy pants designs ephemera , stampin' up embossing folder

I had a lot of fun putting these together!    The Reverse Confetti Seasonal Sentiments is a great holiday/winter set.  Isn't the color palette fun?   Honestly, I think this is the first time I've used the Holly Confetti Cuts on paper, I've been always using felt:

Gold Glitter Berries = Yes, Please!  I'm really loving the fresh color combos!

You had to know that there would be a coffee version:

I'm a big fan of 'Winter' themed cards during these months!  What's more cozy than a cup of coffee during these cold months?!  I combined the Caffeinated Cups with For the Love of Latte...the coordinated Caffeinated Cups Confetti Cuts makes everything easier!

There's still time to play along with this month's SFYTT:

There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.
The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th. 
Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
You may enter as many times as you wish.
There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of this month.

There is an AWESOME sale going on:

For all the details, please check the Reverse Confetti blog!

seasonal sentiments


caffeinated cups

caffeinated cups confetti cuts

for the love of latte

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

give thanks.

Thankful....I am thankful.  

I simply cannot believe that Thanksgiving is THIS week!  Where have the days gone?  Next week is DECEMBER people.  I wanted to squeeze in another Fall inspired card this week.   The Autumn Stamp Set is gorgeous, isn't it?!

I'm loving the contrast between the yellow and the perfectly fall like.

Autumn Stamp Set

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Monday, November 23, 2015

friends keep your heart warm

Psssstttt....are you on Instagram?  There's a fun hop that is happening, right now!  You'll want to check it out!  There are excellent prizes up for grabs!

Here's a peek at my project:

cardstock:  stampin' up crumb cake  paper:  carta bella fall blessings  stamps:  mft LLD hug in a mug  ink:  fresh ink/chocolate  other:  mft LLD hot cocoa cups. memory box stitched circles, evalicious wood veneer, cork

I bought one sheet of the Carta Bella Fall Blessings/Fall Plaid to use specifically for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Well, needless to say, I never sliced into it then....but it's perfect for today's card + theme.  Check out those fun acorns + teamed up with the plaid?!

I'm having so much fun with the MFT LLD Hug in a Mug and LLD Die-namics Hot Cocoa Cups!  Check out how fun that Evalicious wood veneer is!

My card was inspired by this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch:

Hope to see you on Instagram today!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hero Arts: Spreading Cheer

I'm such a fan of non-traditional colors for the holidays, how about you?!

One of my fall back color combos is pink + green.  Such a happy combo, don't you think?  I used Kelly Purkey's Clearly Kelly S'No Problem.  Love the mix of snowflakes and sentiments!  The inks are Lime Green + Ultra Pink.  The green paper is from the Foliage Mix Layering Papers.

I've been making different card sizes, this one is 4x4.

Don't forget that today is the last day to comment on the Hero Arts + A Blog Named Hero Holiday Blog Hop!  The fun starts on the Hero Arts Blog!

Hero Arts tucked away a few of the November 2015 My Monthly Hero kits to giveaway to three lucky readers of this hop! The winners will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments, across all blogs, received by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, November 22nd. Check the Hero Arts blog for the announcement of the winner on Tuesday, November 24th.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

oh hello friend.

Happy Saturday!  I have a ton of wood mount stamps that need some serious inky love:

cardstock:  gmund savanna bubinga, bazzill marshmallow  stamps:  create a smile coffee first, savvy stamps oh hello friend  ink:  ranger archival black  other:  peerless watercolors

When I saw The Challenge, I knew that I wanted to use the Coffee First set by Create a Smile.  I teamed it up with the super sweet sentiment from Savvy Stamps.

I was also inspired by CAS(E) this sketch!

It's a busy day of cleaning, craft fair, cleaning, cooking + a dinner party!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

coffee + joy

So, it isn't very often when I just craft to craft.  I instagrammed this yesterday as I put together a bunch of happy mail that was belated.  What's that?  Yes, I do generally average 7 cards a week but I wanted this batch to be specifically coffee themed:

In case you aren't part of the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group (messaged me on FB if you want to be added!), STAMPlorations and Becca Cruger have some pretty awesome stamps.  They just released a new set yesterday which sparked this coffee-extravaganza.  I ordered Becca's new set but wanted to whip up some watercolored designs using her previously released sentiment set.

Here they are all prettied up using Peerless Watercolors:

Honestly, this makes me a happy and enjoyable mass production!  I had the intention of using a sketch challenge but just got carried away stamping.

STAMPlorations is having a sale so be sure to check these out!

Check out Becca's newest set....

Which I ordered along with the