Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hot Concoction

The excitement continues as we enter into Day 5 of the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  Hope you've been having a "hopping" great time so far!!

  For my card, I used an adorable stamp set from Paper Smooches:  Hot Concoctions.  The images are perfect for paper piecing or coloring.  I paper pieced using Pebbles Spring Fling 6x6 paper pad.  The sentiment is from Verve Stamps Coffee Helps set.

Happy hopping!

My Daily Little Helper

 Yep...I agree with this sentiment for sure!  When those little things happen in life (like I run out of an ingredient while trying to make a particular dish), a cup of java eases the frustration, puts things in perspective...and I just call for take out! 

 For my card, I played around with Distress Oxide Ink pads to create the backdrop and color in the elements.  The plate/cup/spoon are from one of my favorite coffee sets from Concord & 9th: Let's Chat. The sentiment is from another fave from Verve Stamps: Coffee Helps.


 Can't think of a better beverage to "cheer" to than a cup of coffee (ok, mimosas would work, too!)  But then we'd all be playing in the Mimosa Lovers Bloghop instead of the COFFEE Lovers Bloghop!

 For my card, I used this cute coffee cup die cut from Lil Inker Designs: Coffee Cozy.  The "cheers" word die is new from My Favorite Things.  

Hope you've had a chance to join the fun at the Coffee (and Tea) Lovers Bloghop -- there's only a couple more days left!  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


 Hope you've had a chance to join in the excitement of Spring Coffee (and Tea) Lovers Bloghop - it's been TEA-riffic

For my card, I used several Tim Holtz products.  The backdrop was cut from Mixed Media Thinlits, the cups were cut from pattern paper using Sizzix Bigz Tea Time and I added the spoon from Idea-ology Silverware.  (The sentiment and pattern paper is retired from Stampin Up.)

I'm also entering my card in these wonderful challenges:
 Simon Says Stamp - Use more than one die/punch

Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes

 Hand Stamped Sentiments - Inspiration Photo

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes 

Good Morning Birdies

 Hehe...even the birds love their morning coffee!  How 'bout you?!  Even if you aren't a coffee or tea drinker, you'll want to stop by the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop to see the hundreds and hundreds of incredible creations folks have linked up!!

I made this card for the Paper Sweeties March release using You Warm My Heart.  It was one of my personal favs and reminds me that spring is coming!  Those little birdies holding their morning coffee just make me happy!

I'm excited to submit my cards in these fun challenges too:


Coffee and Sprinkles!

 Sprinkles make everything festive!  And since we're still celebrating our love of coffee/tea at the Coffee Lovers Bloghop, I thought it appropriate to make a festive sprinkles card!

For my card, I started with a colorful pattern paper from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper pack.  The cup, from Simon Says Stamp What's Brewing set, was paper pieced and I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to look like 'coffee'.  I colored these darling donuts from Lawn Fawn's Donut Worry set and added Papertrey Ink "Sprinkles" word die cut.

I'm happy to be entering my card in these fab challenges, too:
 Simon Says Stamps - Use More Than One Die/Punch

A Cup of Kindness

 We're almost a half way through the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop and I have just been wow'd by the amazingly talented folks out there in blogland!  
For my card, I used an adorable, new Paper Sweeties stamp set: Tackle Life One Cup at a Time!  I love those sweet tiny cupcakes and coffee cups -- eek!  Emma is enjoying a cup of java and sporting her cute new outfit from this set, too!  These pretty flower shaped Cupcake Sprinkles sequins and Sugar Sprinkles seam binding add the perfect touch.


 Paper Sweeties is one of the amazing Super Sponsors of the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop and is offering a $25 gift certificate to the boutique!

 All you need to do is enter a Spring themed coffee and/or tea project HERE.  Can't see what YOU create!

The hop runs from Friday, March 24, 2017 (6:00 am Pacific) - Friday, March 31, 2017 (11:59 pm Pacific).  Winners are drawn for all the Super Sponsor prizes from the linkups (not based on commenting).  Winners will be posted on the Coffee Lovers blog Sunday, April 2nd.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Feel Better Soon

 My beverage of choice, by far, is coffee, but when I have a cold or am over stressed, a cup of tea definitely does the's so soothing!  I think it also reminds me of my grandmother who loved her tea! 

Tea or coffee...either way we're celebrating the lovers of both with the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop!


For my card, I used this fabulous die from My Favorite Things: Bedside Comfort; the teapot is from Paper Sweeties You Warm My Heart die set and the teacup is from my stash :)


  It's a day to party!  I just returned from a business trip and am celebrating being home and playing in my craft room once again!

For my card, I used some new paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite 6x6 pad.  The darling pinata image is from Lawn Fawn's Year Seven stamp set, the other sweet birthday images are from Lawn Fawn's Plan On It Birthdays set and the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Sophie's Sentiments.

Thanks to these challenges for helping me celebrate: