Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Pumpkin and 3 Lattes

Today I am excited to be entering the Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge the link is HERE .

I used the digi image that Shery was so kind to share with us for the coffee hop.  I loved it when I saw it and just knew I wanted to use it to make a card for a friend.  Here is a pic.

I printed the image twice.  I wanted a little dimension and to give those cute cups a coffee sleeve.  I used my Distress Ink marker tool to sprintz some Aged Mahogony onto the background, and used my Spectrum Noir markers to color in the leaves, pumpkin stem and add some shading to the cups.  I used Brusho on the pumpkin and cups on one digi, then cut them out and layered them onto the image.  Then I layered the image onto some orange card stock and then kraft.  I added the Little B Gold Foil Moroccan Window Tape to the right side, love the touch of gold on this, and to finish it off some orange and white twine.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Falling Leaves and Coffee

This will be my last card for the hop.  It has been a great hop and full of so much inspiration.  I will be stopping by blogs tonight and tomorrow.   Here is a pic of my card.

My cup image is from Stamplorations.  It's lots of sketchy goodness, and I added a die cut leaf to the sleeve.  The gal image is from Unity and I used Distress Inks to color her.  For the base I used some orange cardstock, and the brown cardstock is called leather paper.  Now, it's not real leather.  It is paper, but has the texture and look of tanned leather.  I love it.   The dots and "falling leaves" embellishments came from Echo Park.

I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you have a lovely night.

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

One sip at a time.

WOW!!  Today is the last day of the hop.  Time goes by so fast.  I have had do much fun seeing all the creative cards and projects made using a coffee, tea and hot cocoa theme.
Here is a pic of my card.

When I saw this die of this little guy, I just loved him.  He is from Echo Park.  He is a little work putting together, but worth it.  I used a base of chocolate brown cardstock, then added the kraft cardstock.  I used the cold cup die and Stay Cool stamp set that I won through the coffee hop.  Love those.  Thanks again My Favorite Things.  They are just awesome.  The cold cup can actually double as a hot cup with a lid.  And the same with the stamps, many can double for a hot drink so it's a great set.  I added my sentiments stamped in kraft above and below my cup.  The cup was die cut from some woodgrain DP.  On a different note, I am a big fan of white pumpkins and this is one I picked up over the weekend.  So pretty.  I thought my fall display on my table outside was the perfect little place to take the pic.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

Thursday, September 29, 2016

National Coffee Day

With today being National Coffee Day, I whipped up a little gift bag to give to a friend.  I added a K-cup of some Starbucks coffee and some delicious little candies.  Here is a pic.

And a close up:

That's all for today, hope you have a lovely evening.

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

Coloring and Coffee Planner Fun

It's National Coffee Day!!!  Yea!

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I know I will be celebrating with a large cup of my favorite java.
And it's day 7 of the Fall Coffee Hop,  I can't believe how fast time is flying by.
I have a few photos for this post so please bear with me.  Ha!

First up I wanted to share how I like to cut out the cups from the cardboard Starbucks instant packages.  Here is a pic.

Then by adding a fun green clip to it I can make it a bookmark, or fun clip to use.  See next pic.

I wanted to use it in my planner and here is a pic of mine.  I am using Johanna Basford's Coloring Book planner this year.  I love her coloring books and thought this planner would be so fun.  I get a little coloring in with my planner arranging.  And you can see how I used my clip to mark my planner.

Here is a finished page for the week the hop started.   My clip and some fun fall pumpkin spice  planner cut outs from Planner Pickett.  I used a combination of colored pencils to get these pretty fall colors.  It is a lovely array of mum looking flowers.

That's all for me today, I am so glad you stopped by and hope you have a lovely day.

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nope Not Today

So, have you been enjoying the Coffee Hop.  I have, lots of creative inspiration.  And I just love how the craft companies are accommodating our love of coffee.   Today is day #6, and I have a fun card to share with you.

 I have to laugh on days that I have set aside to go shopping and pick up a coffee.  That my husband tries to set my day up for other things.  Ha!  And I tell him, NOPE not today!!  Ha!  That is my day to go out, shop, and pick up a favorite java of mine.  He knows that it's serious at that point.  Ha!  Here is a pic.

My stamp and sentiment is from Unity, and the Design Paper is from Echo Park, the washi, kraft paper and ribbon is from my stash.  I colored in the image with Distress Inks.  Love her red wellies.  Ha!

Ok, that's it for me today.  So glad you stopped by and have a great day.

Coffee Lover's Fall Hop

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PSL Kind of Day

It's day 5 in the Coffee Hop.  It has been loads of fun.
My creation for today is a fun little notebook that I am going to use for grocery shopping.  Here is a pic.  This is a side by side pic of the notebook.  The front cover and inside.

I used the super cute stamp and die set from Reverse Confetti which is so cute.  I used some lined papers I had for my little notebook, and created a back out of chipboard, and then used some DP and paper embellishments from Echo Parks Collection called, The Story Of Our Fall.  I punched some holes into the top and added some yarn.  Then to finish it off added some enamel dots and an acorn.

That's it for me today.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Fall Coffee Hop