Friday, April 17, 2015

need to venti?

I'm trying to spread the latte love around in my craft room.  I have a couple of coffee sets and I'm trying to make the rounds with them.

This is with the MFT: 

Dienamics Coffee
Perk Up stamp set
Steel Grey card stock

Yup, I upcycled a Starbucks Sleeve!

I was inspired by

Do you recognize the paper I used on the card?  Well, it's because of my recent organizing:

This is where I sit at my crafting desk:
(my computer is in a different room:  the office)

This is to the left of where I sit:

My washi collection:

Aha...lots of PL cards, so the paper I used is from various PL cards.  I've been hoarding them, I might as well use them!

Today, I spend some time with my new Walking Buddie:  Laura Norris

Bonus that it's suppose to be really nice for the next couple of days!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

the power of two...

♡two lattes♡

cardstock:  stampin' up blushing bride/rose red, papertrey ink vellum  stamps:  stampin' up yippee skippee  ink:  gold embossing powder  other:  stampin' up hearts mask, create a smila/coffee to go chippies, reverse confetti/tag me confetti cut, modeling paste, pebbles gold scallop tape

I need to use my Stampin' up Goodies more and decided to combine the Yippee Skippee set with the coffee chippies from Create a Smile!

The sentiment has been heat embossed in gold to bring out the Pebbles scallop tape {love that set and I might have 3 rolls of it}.

My Stampin' Up demo is Tonya.

I added some texture by using modeling paste with the Hearts mask {it comes with a star mask too!}.  

I used the Tag Me Confetti Cut.

Inspired by the

along with

That's it for me...I've been having fun over at Instagram.  I'm so slow to join but enjoying it!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Curtain Call Bouquet: sponsored by Penny Black

post two of two for HERE for the Neat and Tangled/The Cut Shoppe collaboration!

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

photo source:

We have a new sponsor, Penny Black, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Bouquet!  A randomly selected participant in the Bouquet challenge will have their choice of a Penny Black gift certificate, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I used the adorable 

woodland friends

I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo!

cardstock:  stampin' up pool party, recollections/110/white  stamps:  penny black/woodland friends  ink:  memento tuxedo, various copics  other:  stampin' up labels collections thinlits, martha stewart wool yarn

Make sure you check out the Curtain Call blog and check out all the designers:

Bouquet Designers

Neat & Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe

post one of two for HERE for the Curtain Call Challenge.

It's an exciting week....Neat & Tangled is collaborating with The Cut Shoppe!

What?  You didn't know that I had a Cameo?! has collected quite a bit of dust and the wonderful Ashley Horton of The Cut Shoppe totally held my hand a lot.  I generally talk to my Cameo...and when I type talk, I mean I call it names....but, Ashley was what changed things around and I actually IM'd her:


Bonus points for doing a layout:

Perfect time to scrap one of the pictures from our recent trip to Japan!

I combined


Next up is a card:

Oh yes, I love my Cameo now♡

IN LOVE with

teamed up with


Make sure that you check out the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

welcome, little one.

I whipped this card up last night for a friend of mine.  She recently adopted a new pug puppy!

So I wanted to make her a 'new baby' card:

cardstock:  stampin' up basic black, papertrey ink vellum  paper:  mme/jubilee/tangerine  stamps:  reverse confetti/puppy love & fancy word coordinates ink:  memento tuxedo, various copics  other:  reverse confetti/puppy love, tag me, too & leaping lions confetti cuts, black craft foam

I love teaming up the black, white & yellow.  I didn't photog this until almost 5 pm and let me tell you, there isn't much natural sunlight here in the pacific northwest!

I was inspired by retro sketches:

puppy love
puppy love

puppy love confetti cuts
puppy love confetti cuts

tag me
tag me, too confetti cuts

fancy word
fancy word coordinates

leaping lions confetti cuts
leaping lions confetti cuts

Monday, April 13, 2015

the essence...

One of my favorite paper collections is Basic Grey's Persimmon.  I never tire of it and tend to hoard my paper.  I was inspired by a couple challenges:

cardstock:  recollections/110/white  paper:  basic grey/persimmon stamps:  stampin' up/love is kindness  ink:  memento tuxedo, various copics  other:  stampin' up embossing folder, martha stewart wool yarn, cork, circle punch 

 I was lucky to borrow Kimberly's Stampin' up image, Love is Kindness.  I love the newsprint wrapped tulips!

Can you see the cork on top of the tag...oh yes, and the polka base?

Playing along with the gals over at Tag, you're it!

I'm such a fan of Jeanne's work!

I'm also linking up to AAA Cards!

This is my first time playing with them, I hope that my card is CAS enough!

That's it for me...before I go, I wanted to let you know that we're having a ton of fun & prizes over on the Neat & Tangled blog this week:

We're collaborating with the awesome girls of The Cut Shoppe!  There are prizes so make sure you check out both Neat & Tangled along with The Cut Shoppe!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

lucky me.

I love a good challenge.

I've been wanting to play over in 

I picked up a ton of the new Essentials by Ellen before we left for Japan and I'm just now getting to play with them.

I knew that I wanted to use the Laurel Wreath, in gold, but of course!  Then I looked over my Lawn Fawn goodies and HA, are you surprised that I added the coffee mug?

cardstock:  recollections/110/white  stamps:  essentials by ellen/fancy thanks  ink:  ranger/archival/black, picked raspberry distress ink, various copics  other:  american crafts gold glitter cardstock, beading hemp twine

The sentiment is from Fancy Thanks...oh, I LOVE that set.

Linking up to the

I'm also linking up to


Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

SFYTT: think happy thoughts

Hello Hello!

It's Saturday and I'm hopefully going to be crafting up a storm today because I should have cleaned and organized yesterday.

I have a Happy card today:

paper:  pebbles cottage living  stamps:  reverse confetti/color me happy  ink:  zing black, fresh ink peach  other:  beading hemp twine, papertrey ink vellum

Don't you love the paper?!  It's Pebbles' Cottage Living, it's available at Butterfly Reflections Ink!

I was inspired by 

I adore the new

I'm also linking up to

I hope that you've checked out the Reverse Confetti Special April's truly amazing and chock full of goodness!