Life In Color

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hey, Fetti Fans!  I'm excited to be up on the Reverse Confetti blog today and sharing a colorful project!  Stop on over to see all of the details :)


Saturday Coffee Cafe - Feel Better

Saturday, August 17, 2019

 Hey, there Coffee Loving Cardmaker fans and welcome to the Saturday Coffee Cafe!  I'm so glad you decided to stop in today to see what's brewin'.

I'd be hard pressed to go without coffee - it always makes me feel good.  However, when I've got to sniffles or feel run down, there's nothing better than a hot cup of tea to help make things right.

For my cards today, I used Echo Park Coffee paper pad on both.  This is one of my favorite paper pads - even if it wasn't called 'Coffee'!  The colors and patterns are so pretty.

 For my first card, I layered a strip of one of the patterns onto the cardbase.  The pretty cups were created using Elizabeth Crafts Teacup Dies to cut several patterns from the paper pad.  This sentiment is one of my favorites and it's from Lil Inker Designs Coffee Talk 2 set.

For my next card, I used patterns from the Echo Park Coffee paper pad and navy cardstock adhering strips to the card base.  Two of my favorite MFT products were used here:  Feel Better stamps and coordinating dies plus Tea Party dies.  I stamped one of the sentiments onto the bottom paper strip.


Thinking of You

The new Pink & Main August Release is almost here and it's filled with the perfect sentiments for every occasion!

 For my card, I first cut lime green cardstock with one of the Stitched Rectangle Set 1 dies and adhered to the card base.  Using paper from the new Summer Splash Paper Pad, I cut a piece using another die from the Stitched Rectangle Set 1 for the bottom half.  I cut coral cardstock using the Floral Mail Die as the 'frame', cut the matching pattern paper for the 'envelope' and white cardstock for the floral part.

Using the new Just Because stamp set, I stamped the 'thinking of you' sentiment onto the pattern paper then white embossed the other sentiments onto black cardstock.  I then cut out the sentiments using the new Sentiment Banner Dies!

Be sure to check out the Pink & Main blog for more sneak peeks the rest of the Design Team will be sharing!  The new release will be available on August 20th!!

Divinity Designs August DT Color Challenge

Welcome to the Divinity Designs Color Combo Challenge.  Each month, the Design Team is challenged to create a project using a color combo.  This month's challenge is inspired by the colors in the Fall Favorites Paper Pad!

For my card, I layered a piece of cranberry paper from the Fall Favorites Paper Pad and adhered to the cardbase.  I then placed a dotted pattern from this paper pad behind dark brown cardstock cut with the new Chicken Wire Background die.  Using Be A Sunflower Stamp/Die Duos, I copic colored the flowers and popped them up onto the card.  To finish, I stamped the sentiment from this set onto white cardstock cut from one of the Rectangles Dies and layered cranberry paper cut from one of the Scalloped Rectangles Dies.


Howdy From The Herd

Friday, August 16, 2019

Hope you've been enjoying the DT projects being shared featuring Divinity Designs new August Release!  The card I'm sharing today reminds me of a scene you might see down a country road!


For my card today, I began using the Side Step Card and Layers Dies.  I created the scene using the Barn Dies, Farm Friends Stamp/Die Duos, Farm Fence Die and Grass Hill Die.  The sentiment from Hogs & Kisses was stamped on black cardstock cut from one of the Ovals Dies and layered with red cardstock cut from one of the Scalloped Ovals Dies.


Hogs & Kisses

Friday, August 9, 2019

Have you seen Divinity Designs August Release?!  Today I'm sharing a card created with several new items that are very fun!

First, I layered a pattern from the Weathered Wood Collection paper pad onto the card base.  Using the new Chicken Wire Background Die, I cut kraft cardstock and layered it on top.  The cute animals are from the new Farm Friends Stamps/Dies Duo and I added the Farm Fence Die and Grass Hill Die to complete the scene.  The sentiment from the new Hogs & Kisses set was stamped on white cardstock cut from one of the Circles Dies and layered with paper cut from one of the Scalloped Circles Dies.

You'll want to stop by the Divinity Designs blog to view the entire release complete with video and special bundle offers!


Reverse Confetti August Blog Hop

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Yay - today is Reverse Confetti's August Blog Hop!  This month, the Design Team and and our special 'Fetti Friends are sharing their Anything But A Card projects.  C'mon and hop along...

Summer is one of my favorite seasons and I want to eek out every bit of what makes summer special:  fresh berries, warm sunshine, dinner on the patio with my family and an icy glass of lemonade, lemon water or tea with lemonade. 

Believe it or not, my daughter has loved lemons since she was about 2 years old when my aunt gave her one to taste.  Yes, she made that super funny face and I think my aunt wanted to see her make that face, but that little nugget kept going back for more!  She's not so little anymore (in fact, she just graduated college) and still loves lemons!

For my project, I used a mason jar that can be filled with water and  instant lemonade.  I added a tag made with the Fold Over Tag.  On the outside, I white embossed several of the small images in the Lemonade Stand stamp set and then covered with distress oxide ink.  I used the actual Lemonade Stand image from the set (copic colored) to place on front of the tag then tied it together with a paper straw with baker's twine.  On the inside, I used a piece of pattern paper from the Sun & Sea pad and added some of the lemon images to make a pocket for a packet of lemonade powder and added the sentiment.

I couldn't resist adding this little bucket and filling it with lemons.  The sign and sweet lion images are both from the Lemonade Stand stamp set and coordinating dies.


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