Saturday, August 13, 2022

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Coffee House

 Happy Saturday and welcome to the Cafe!  I'm so happy you've stopped by to see what's brewin...

These sweet little guys are working hard to whip up a delicious brew!  I can almost smell the wonderful aroma filling their darling coffee house!

For my card, I embossed white cardstock with Taylored Expressions Brick Embossing Folder dabbing it into spritzed distress oxide ink.  These adorable images are from Colorado Craft Company Coffee House and coordinating dies.  This word die is one of my favorites from Honey Bee Stamps Coffee Buzzword.


Thursday, August 11, 2022

Hello Silhouette


A simple ‘hello’ card can brighten anyone’s day! 

Using Ergonomic Blending Brushes, I blended yellow, coral and deep coral inks to create the background. Using the Wildflowers 2 stamp set, I heat embossed the images using the Embossing & Watermark Ink Pad and Licorice Embossing Powder then splattered some diluted black paint. I die cut vellum and gold cardstock using the Big Hello dies. To finish, added several embellishments from the Warm Jellies Gems collection.


Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Birthday Celebration!


Guess what?  It's my birthday month - yay!  A birthday without cake (or cupcakes) is just another day which is why I'm sharing this "yummy" card today!

For my card, I created a background by blending distress oxide inks, spritzing with water, then splattering some diluted white paint.  These delicious images and sentiment are from a very fun  set: Bday Cupcakes which I've colored with Copics and added a bit of shimmer to the stars with a clear Wink of Stella marker.  To finish, I added a few gold sequins from the Fall Festival Sequin Mix.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Simple Birthday Bouquet


Creating a quick, easy and pretty card is a snap with the Simple Bouquet stamp set and coordinating Simple Bouquet Stencil

For my card, I stamped the Simple Bouquet stamp image and let the ink dry. I arranged the coordinating Simple Bouquet Stencil over the image and blended inks using a Mini Ergonomic Blending Brush to color in the flowers, leaves and banner. I then stamped the sentiment on the banner. The pretty butterflies are from the Butterfly Trio stamp set and coordinating dies which are popped up with 3d foam. To finish, I added a few embellishments from the Sparkle Gems collection.


Saturday, July 30, 2022

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Books 'n Brew


Happy Saturday and welcome to the Cafe!  I'm so glad you stopped in today to see what's brewing...

I have a hard time just sitting to relax. I don't watch TV or take naps.  I'm always 'doing' something - even if it's 'doing' something that I find relaxing like crafting.  One of my favorite ways to relax is grabbing a fresh cup of coffee and a good book!  I recently finished reading "Washington's Immortals"  and just started "The Indispensables" - both by Patrick K. O'Donnell...and got to enjoy some awesome Kona coffee from Hawaii that my daughter brought back for me when she was vacationing there.

For my card, I embossed kraft cardstock with Altenew Organic Linen 3D Embossing Folder and adhered the piece to the cardbase.  How fun are these book, glasses and floral dies?!!  They are from SugarPea Designs Open Book dies and the cup is from SugarPea Designs Coffee Cuties dies.  The sentiment is STAMPlorations Good Books and Coffee.


Thursday, July 28, 2022

Fluttering By


There's so much to love with this month's Pink & Main release...especially the beautiful BUTTERFLIES! Today I'm sharing two (actually 5) projects using several new products!

For my first card, I cut a pattern from the new Black & White Paper Pack with one of the Stitched Rectangles Set 1. I cut three circles, in the pattern paper using the Layered Circles Dies and placed a piece of light cardstock behind the openings. The butterfly images are from the new Butterfly Trio set and the sentiment from the Floral Wings set and cut with one of the Large Sentiment Strip Dies.

For my next set of cards, I cut black cardstock with one of the Stitched Rectangles Set 1 dies and then embossed with the new Heart Embossing Folder.

The butterflies were created by cutting white cardstock with the new Butterfly Trio Emboss 'n Cut -- in one step, these butterflies are embossed and cut out -- so cool! I used distress oxide inks and water to 'color' each of the different butterflies.

I stamped different sentiments from the Floral Wings set onto cardstock cut from the Notched Corners Dies.


Thursday, July 21, 2022

Pretty Winged Things


Gorgeous! While I LOVE this month's new release, I think this set is one of my favorites! There are so many color combos you can use to make these lovely images come alive...I know I'll be using this set over and over!

For each card, I used patterns from the BEE Kind Paper Pack and cut designs for each background with the Stitched Rectangles Set 1

I used different shaped dies as the backdrop for the images: Reverse Scallop Square Dies, Reverse Scallop Circle Dies, and Reverse Scallop Rectangle Dies.

To finish, I added some color coordinating enamel dots.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Wine Time?


Happy Saturday and welcome to the Cafe!  I'm so excited to decided to stop in today to see what's brewin'...

I'll admit it...I drink coffee all day long and when it would be an 'appropriate' time for a glass of wine, I still drink coffee (wine will put me right out - such the lightweight!)  But this sentiment, does make me smile :)

For my card, I first created the background with distress oxide inks and water.  I then stamped this fun Coffee Bean Background from Honey Bee Stamps and added the sentiment from SugarPea Designs The Perfect Blend.  The colorful cup dies and sentiment (from my stash...can't remember the brand) are framed with Divinity Designs Mini Slimline Pierced Frames.


Friday, July 15, 2022

Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #7 - Stars


There's still time to play in the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #7!  
The theme is: Stars.  
July 1, 2022 - July 25, 2022

Link up a newly created Christmas themed card with at least one star!  Your card can be Coffee or Tea or Both!

We are so happy to announce this month's sponsor, Twiddler's Nook!  The fun star sequins and star-shaped embellishment holder in the pics are both from Twiddler's Nook!!
The winner of  a $20 gift code from Twiddler's Nook will be drawn randomly.  We will also be announcing our Top Three Picks.  The Top Three Picks will be invited back as Guest Designers for the September Challenge.

  • Please link NEWLY created cards. No backlinking.
  • Please link up cards only.
  • Any products can be used with the exception of counterfeit products. 
  • No digital projects please, only digital images that are printed and incorporated in your design.  
  • Please link back to the CCCC post and include the challenge graphic.
  • Use #caffeinatedchristmascardchallenge  #cccc7
  •  Just a reminder that cards should have a definite Christmas theme along with at least one star.
 Can't wait to see what YOU create!

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Something Old, Something New...


The title may be a little misleading (bet you thought this post was going to be a wedding post!), but I'm sharing a project featuring products from last month's release and also sharing this month's Stamp/Die of the Month. So - something old, something new - LOL!

For my first card, I cut a pattern from the Sunshine & Smiles paper pad with one of the Stitched Rectangle Set 1 dies and adhered the cut piece to the card base. I created the 'pool' by cutting oval shapes from a stone colored and light blue cardstock then blended a darker ink on the light blue cardstock with the Curly Waves Stencil. These ADORABLE images are from the Flocks of Love stamp set and coordinating dies. The sentiment from the sent has been heat embossed with Ocean Wave Super Fine Glitter. To finish, I added gems from Cool Jellies Gems.

BEES! BEARS! What could be better?!! The July Stamp/Die of Month is Sweeter Than Honey and it is absolutely DARLING! For my card, I used two patterns from the Black and White Paper Pad (being released tomorrow!!). That's right, the new release goes LIVE tomorrow, so be sure to check out the website for the newest goodies! Psst - it's WAY cool!!