Saturday, May 8, 2021

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Java Love


Happy Saturday and welcome to the cafe!  I'm so happy you stopped by today!  Grab a cup of your favorite caffeinated (or non-caffeinated) beverage and see what's brewing today.


I love the smell of coffee!  I've heard from people who even are not coffee drinkers say they love the smell of coffee.  Maybe that's one reason why so many people hang out at Starbucks...they tell you it's because of the open internet, but I'm wondering if they just like the aroma!


For my card, I created a fun background with distress oxide inks.  These darling coffee cups, bean images and sentiment are from Newton's Nook Love Cafe set. For the backdrop behind the cups, I cut dark brown cardstock using Pink & Main Mod Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Pretty Posies


There are so many fun and wonderful goodies in Pink & Main's recent release! Gorgeous stamp sets, fabulous stencils, sparkly new gems and more!

For my card, I embossing the background with the new Rose Garden Embossing Folder and layered piece of pattern paper from the new Garden Paper Pad. Using one of the jars from the Pretty Jars set, I stamped and die cut the jar then colored part of the jar and adhered several of the pearl embellishments from the Unicorn Pearls to the bottom of the jar. These gorgeous flowers and simple sentiment are from the Pretty Peony set. An awesome part of the coordinating die set is there are dies included that cut the sentiments!


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

This Little Piggy


This little SO CUTE!! He's part of the PINK & MAIN APRIL RELEASE which is FABULOUS and filled with wonderful stamps, dies, paper and fun embellishments!!

For my card, I cut one of the patterns from the new GARDEN PAPER PAD with the largest STITCHED RECTANGLES die set. Using the new CONCAVE RECTANGLES die set, I cut two different patterns from the same paper pad. This sweet little guy is from the new PIG TIME stamp set and coordinating dies which I placed on top of the sky blue cardstock circle diecut with one of the STITCHED CIRCLES dies. The sentiment...which makes me giggle every time I read it! also included in the PIG TIME stamp set. To finish, I added a few pretty STARLIGHT GEMS.


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Just for Dad


Masculine cards can be a challenge, but Papertrey Ink - Ink to Paper makes it super easy!  The new April Release has the perfect goodies to help you create wonderful cards for the guys in your life!

 For my first card,
I layered navy and a wood grain pattern paper to the card base.  I then used the Weaved Background stamp and layered it onto sea foam green paper as a backdrop for this simple, but perfect coffee mug which I cut from plaid pattern paper with The Mug Die!  I stamped and die cut the sail boat from the Seas of Life set and added the sentiment from the Dad's Time Mini Stamp.  To finish, I added some nautical-looking cord!

For my next card, I layered dark blue and plaid pattern paper to the card base.  I created a 'sign' using this lovely sentiment from the Mother & Father stamp set.  I cut wood grain pattern paper with a circle die for a backdrop to the Seas of Life stamps/die images.

Saturday Coffee Cafe - For Dad


 Happy Saturday, coffee lovin' fans, and welcome to the Cafe!  So glad you decided to stop by to check out what's brewing!


Masculine cards can be a challenge, but these goodies from Papertrey Ink - Ink To Paper made putting together this card so easy!  I layered navy and a wood grain pattern paper to the card base.  I then used the Weaved Background stamp and layered it onto sea foam green paper as a backdrop for this simple, but perfect coffee mug which I cut from plaid pattern paper with The Mug Die!  I stamped and die cut the sail boat from the Seas of Life set and added the sentiment from the Dad's Time Mini Stamp.  To finish, I added some nautical-looking cord!


Friday, April 23, 2021

The Only Way


The April Divinity Designs Release includes so many wonderful products!  If you haven't seen it all, check it out HERE.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Simply Amazing

As I post this, we have snow on the ground...snow! Our flowers and trees had begun to bloom, but it looks like their growth is going to need to wait a few days. Thankfully, the roses were in full bloom in my craft room!!

 For my card, I used several NEW goodies from Pink & Main's April Release!! I layered dark raspberry cardstock to the card base. I then cut white cardstock using the new CONCAVE RECTANGLES DIES and added texture using the new ROSE GARDEN EMBOSSING FOLDER before adhering the piece to the card. These gorgeous blooms are from the new ROSES stamp set with coordinating dies which I copic colored. The sentiment is also from the set. To finish, I added several pretty embellishments from the new STARLIGHT GEMS!


With Gratitude

There are so many things to be grateful for - both big and small - even with all the craziness in our world .  Hearing birdsong, feeling the warmth of the sun, or  chatting with a friend brings joy to my soul.

I'm also very grateful to have been part of the Reverse Confetti design team for the past 4 years.  It has been one of my greatest experiences!  I've been inspired by amazing designers, worked with incredible products developed by Jen DelMuro and got to share my creations with all of you!  While I'm stepping down from the team, I'll always be a huge Reverse Confetti fan and I'm sure we'll still see each other around the crafting world!


For my card, I layered the card base with a design from the Cue The Confetti paper pad. I cut two pieces of Premier Polar White cardstock with the new Above The Clouds Cover Panel.  With one cut piece, I cut off the clouds and added it to the back of the other cut piece, brushed the ends with ink and then adhered to the card base.  I cut Mist cardstock using the All Framed Up Die and adhered the frame over the Above The Clouds Cover Panel

The beautiful image is from the Stained Glass Butterflies set with coordinating dies and I copic colored the image to coordinate with the pattern paper.  To finish, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Mixed Messages stamp set and added a few clear sequins.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Divinity Designs April Blessings Box!

Divinity Designs April Blessings Box is BLOOMING with wonderful goodies!  A NEW product line is being introduced in this collection: Paper/Die Duos!

What is the Blessings Box?
The Blessings Box is a quarterly (every 3 months) subscription kit. 
Each kit will be sent out to subscribers in January 17, April 17, July 17 and October 17 in 2021.  Once you become a member, the boxes will be shipped automatically and billed to your credit card.

Below are several cards created with the NEW  Paper/Die Duos and others!




 My last card features a gorgeous new stamp set and slimline paper!  Here's what is used for my card...

Friday, April 16, 2021

Divinity Designs April Release Inspiration


Have you seen the newest Divinity Designs release?!  It's filled with awesome new goodies that will help you create amazing and fun projects!
My first project uses the following items:

My next card mixes some old favorites with new to create a fun, festive slimline card!


Thursday, April 15, 2021

Special Thank You


Welcome to Day One of Pink & Main's April Release sneak peaks! Get ready for both gorgeous and adorable stamp sets, a new embossing folder, paper pad, stencil and several surprises!


For my card, I layered two different patterns from the new GARDEN PAPER PAD onto a light blue cardstock and adhered them to the cardbase. These amazing, bold blooms and leaves and lovely sentiment are from the new MISSING YOU stamp set and coordinating dies! I ADORE these new goodies and I know you will too! The new release will be available on April 20th!


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Sweet Friend


Have you seen the wonderful new Pink & Main goodies?!! There's so much to love and have fun playing and creating with!!

For my card, I used the new Pyramids Stencil and the Mini Ergonomic Blending Brush to apply ink and create a fun, colorful background. This super adorable image and sentiment are from the Gnome Matter What stamp set and coordinating dies. I just love these sweet little garden gnomes! To finish, I added some Glitter Enamel Dots.


Rainbow Birthday



If you're like me,  you always need birthday cards in your stash.  I wanted to create something happy, yet a different type of birthday card that could be used for anyone!

For my slimline card, I first cut light blue cardstock with one of the Never Ending Nesting dies and adhered to the card base.  I then cut two cloud borders from white cardstock using the Slimline Stitched Cloud Border Die Set for the top and bottom of the card.  Taking the Slimline Rainbow Die Set, I cut different, brightly colored cardstock and wove the rainbow through the clouds.  Cutting black cardstock with the Happy Birthday word die, I added the diecut to the corner of the card.  To finish, I added the light blue stars cut from the die included in the Slimline Rainbow Die Set and then some clear sequins.