Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day Five!






Today is Day Five of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  What is that?  It's a quarterly hop that follows the seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter + Spring).  That also determines the theme of your projects.  Make sure you check out the hop post HERE.  There are 77 Super Sponsors!  To be eligible for any of the prizes upload a newly created Summer themed project that includes coffee, tea and/or cocoa!

If you aren't a member already, you should check out the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group.  It is filled with the nicest people..love how helpful and encouraging everybody is!

Have you heard about Stampin' Up's new coffee collection, Coffee Cafe'?  I love it!  In today's card I used the stamp set and the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper:


I added the pineapple for a summer flair!


Love the size of the cup and the fabulous sentiment!



My card was inspire by CAS(E) this sketch!


I hope you've hopped around....there is soooo much fabulous inspiration!

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Heart Desires: Life Happens After Coffee





I'm up on The Heart Desires blog today!  We're super excited for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and The Heart Desires is a Super Sponsor!


I'd love for you to pop over to the blog to check out my project!  Here are some of the supplies I used:



It's a great time to stock up at The Heart Desires!  We're celebrating the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with a SALE:


Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day Four!




Today is Day Four of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  What is that?  It's a quarterly hop that follows the seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter + Spring).  That also determines the theme of your projects.  Make sure you check out the hop post HERE.  There are 77 Super Sponsors!  To be eligible for any of the prizes upload a newly created Summer themed project that includes coffee, tea and/or cocoa!

If you aren't a member already, you should check out the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group.  It is filled with the nicest people..love how helpful and encouraging everybody is!


I stumbled upon Laura Bray's blog one day...There's always an instant connection for me with crafters but even more so if they are in the  lovely pacific northwest.  We started chatting and then she let me know that she was going to be releasing a brand new Tea set!  Well, that officially happened on June 19th:  Tea in the Garden stamp set 

Check out how I was inspired by this fantastic stamp set:


I decided to use the large flower as a background pattern.  I stamped it willy nilly with Versafine Onyx and colored it with various Zig Clean Color Markers.  I filled in the 'white space' by watercoloring it with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints. 

I decided to make a black scallop frame using a now retired Waltzing Mouse Scallop Rectangle and the Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies.  I adhered the frame to a vellum panel.  I stamped and colored the sweet tea pot and tea cup with my Zigs and fussy cut them out.  they've been mounted with foam dimensionals.  


What seemed to take the longest was my sentiment.  I couldn't figure out what to use but then decided on the Simon Says Stamp Painted Friend Wafer Die.  I love how this all came together!

Check out Laura's fabulous packaging with her Tea in the Garden Stamp Set:


We're super thrilled to have Laura Bray Designs as a brand new Super Sponsor for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Make sure you check out her blog HERE and her shop HERE!  Link up a project for a chance to win of the the Two - Tea in the Garden Stamp Sets that Laura is giving away!


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day Three!





Today is Day Three of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  What is that?  It's a quarterly hop that follows the seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter + Spring).  That also determines the theme of your projects.  Make sure you check out the hop post HERE.  There are 77 Super Sponsors!  To be eligible for any of the prizes upload a newly created Summer themed project that includes coffee, tea and/or cocoa!

Isn't the Reverse Confetti Coffee & You stamps and coordinating confett cuts adorable?!  Those guys are just cuteness overload.


I've teamed them up with a panel from the Pattern Play 6x6 Paper pad.  Love the Circles 'n Scallops as a backdrop for my scenery.  I couldn't resist adding the Star Garland.  The rounded panel was made by using an Edgers Confetti Cut.


The cardstock I used is Cloud White + Lime Green.  The images have been stamped in Midnight ink and colored with various Zig Clean Color Markers.





My card design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:


Looking forward to hopping around for some awesome inspiration!!!


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day Two!




Today is Day two of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  What is that?  It's a quarterly hop that follows the seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter + Spring).  That also determines the theme of your projects.  Make sure you check out the hop post HERE.  There are 77 Super Sponsors!  To be eligible for any of the prizes upload a newly created Summer themed project that includes coffee, tea and/or cocoa!


Have you seen the latest release from Super Sponsor Newton's Nook?  My card uses their Cuppa Cactus stamps + coordinating dies.  Oh this is an ADORABLE set!  I love the sentiment that I used today...cracks me up!


The cute floral paper is from Close to my Heart, their Prickly Pear Collection.  There are CUTE cactus in that paper pack.  CTMH - Chris Franco is also a Super Sponsor for the Summer Hop.






My card was inspired by the Paper Craft Crew Sketch:



I can't wait to hop around and be inspired!





Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day One!




Today is the day...the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  What is that?  It's a quarterly hop that follows the seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter + Spring).  The season also determines the theme so start designing those SUMMER cards for the hop!  Make sure you check out the hop post HERE.  There are 77 Super Sponsors!  To be eligible for any of the prizes upload a newly created Summer themed project that includes coffee, tea and/or cocoa!

I've been on a bit of a nautical kick and love working with the Hero Arts Tentacles stamp:


I made THIS card last week....it was all inspired by THIS card designed by Kimberly!

Let's start at the bottom and work our way up.  The main panel is from the Pool Mix Layering Papers pack.  I stamped the Pearl Strings Bold Prints in Orchid Bold Ink  on a Floral Mix Layering Paper panel.

The Coffee Cup Tags Frame Cuts was used on a Pool Mix Layering Paper.  I used a Starbucks sleeve too!


The Tentacles have been stamped and cut out and colored with copics.  My basic colors were inspired by Color Throwdown. I had some serious squirrel moments and was happily creating away when I was completely done, I realized that I forgot to add some of the colors.  I had been working on another card for the same challenge so I mixed everything up...that's what I get trying to juggle multiple projects.  I don't generally do that to myself.

The sentiment is from the Color Layering Octopus set...cracking myself up.


Hero Arts is a returning Super Sponsor for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Link up a newly created Summer project that features coffee, tea and/or cocoa for a chance to win!

I can't wait to hop around and be inspired!


Tentacles             
Coffee Cup Tags Frame Cuts       
Color Layering Octopus 


Pool Mix Layering Paper             
Floral Mix Layering Paper