Monday, September 26, 2016


Today my card uses a stencil on it for the main design. I got the Artplorations stencil and the stamp set which has the sentiment on it from the Stamplorations line which are designed by Sherry Russ. I am entering this in the 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

This is actually the first card I made for the hop but for some reason I was not satisfied with the look of it with just the sponged design on the card. Then I remembered that my son had given me a coloring book and colored pencils for Mother's Day and I thought perhaps the colored pencils would be the answer to giving me some additional color to the coffee cup design and allow me better control on how the colors would be applied instead of using more sponging of ink or using a marker. And, it did achieve the look I wanted. I applied white to make it look like a cream with the coffee and also some light green to enhance the cup design.

My base card was a rustic orange color but the panel with the stenciled design on it that I applied was a lighter yellow color. The front panel was die cut with a My Favorite Things Die-Namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. I also applied some die cut leaves from a pre-sponged fall colored card stock using a Cheery Lynn Designs die to the front of the cup. Then over the top of the steam I stamped the sentiment with black dye ink. The final touch was to add some metallic copper looking dots in each of the upper corners and a yellow panel inside the card.

Supplies used:
Artplorations Coffee Cup stencil from Stamplorations
Stamplorations Clear Stamp set called Coffee Happy
MFT Die-Namics Wonky Stitched Rectangles MFT-839
Cheery Lynn Designs Flourish Leaf Strip B178
Gina K. Designs Dye Inks
Crafters Companion Glue Pen
Scor Pal
Sargent Art Colored Pencils
Mark Richards Metal Sticker Nailheads

I am so glad you could stop by and I just wanted you to know that I appreciate each and every comment too!

God bless,

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Stained Glass Coffee Cup

I have another card for the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. This is an image that I found to be so beautiful when it was used on cards in the last hop so naturally I purchased it so that when the next hop came along I could make my own version of the card. All the stamps used are from Jillian Vance Design.

Usually with my arthritic hands I have issues stamping larger stamps but with the use of the MISTI I was able to stamp over it several times in just the exact same area and by that measure assured a good stamping. I stamped it in Memento Black ink onto white card stock. While I had it already on the MISTI I also stamped the sentiment in the bottom and the fall colored ivy leaves on the cup. I used a Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves ink pad to stamp the leaves.

I used a base card of yellow card stock which pretty well matched the colors I had colored my cup and outside border. And, all the stained glass areas were colored with my Bic Mark-It pens. I used my Crafters Companion glue pen to add the main panel to the yellow card base. 

Sorry for the poor coloring on the image. It was so dark outside that even the inside lights did not provide enough for me with one partially bad eye. But I am going to leave it as is and this way you can be sure it is handmade as it is not perfect. LOL But there was a lot of love and fun going into the coloring of it regardless.

Stamp sets from Jillian Vance Design used are:
Cup of Love 2016-014
Simply Said:Coffee & Jesus 2015-007

Well, we have been having so much rain with lots of lightning and thunder and so many times we had to shut the computer off  and unplug it so lightning would not strike it. We had lightning strike before and destroy a computer so we don't take any chances. Then for yesterday afternoon and evening we had no internet service. So it is good to be back up and running again. One sure misses it when it is not available.

Thanks for stopping in and for all your sweet comments. I so appreciate all of them.

God bless,

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Today's star is the Altenew line and I used both Fall colored images and coffee designs on this card.  As you may know by now I am doing coffee cards for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop which is going on now. I am also adding this to the Mod Squad Blog Challenge as well.

First on a white piece of card stock from Gina K. Designs I stamped the coffee ring from the Altenew set called Coffee Ring in the Gina K. Designs Warm Cocoa dye ink. Next using the Gina K. Designs black ink I stamped the sentiment.

Now all that was left was to stamp the leaves from the Altenew Beautiful Day set in the open areas. I first stamped the solid part using a Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves rainbow pad. Once I had them all stamped I then stamped over them with the second step design and used Gina K. Designs Fresh Asparagus dye ink for that.

I die cut that white panel then with the largest die from the My Favorite Things Die-namics set called Wonky Stitched Rectangles. I love the stitching details and the way the stitches weave in and out to create this look.

I selected a base card of Gina K. Designs Fresh Asparagus card stock and to that I added the white panel. Also I added a white panel inside for the inside message for when I am ready to send this card to someone.

I just love how this card turned out. And, I love that the coffee rings show little spatters as well. I think that adds so much to the design. I debated about adding more spatters but I finally decided to leave well enough alone.

Other supplies used:
Scor Pal
Crafter's Companion Glue Pen

Well, we did have a brief bit of sunshine this morning but now it is once again clouding up and looks like rain. It was so nice to see the sun though for a little while. I hope whether it is rainy or sunny that you are having a wonderful Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comments.

God bless,

Friday, September 23, 2016

Perk Up

Here is my second entry for the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. And for this card I used images from Gina K. Designs stamps.

The sentiment was added to the center of a pre-printed label frame which was in a past card kit from Gina K. Designs. I die cut that patterned paper circle with a die from My Favorite Things. It was a die that cut out the center and left the outer part for a frame. It also has some stitches in it.

I used ivory card stock and stamped the cup with Gina K. Designs black ink. After that I colored it with Bic Mark-It pens. But to finish the cup off I pieced a portion of the pattern paper from the Gina K. Designs Autumn Wishes paper pack on the band area. I then popped it up over the stitched framed sentiment.

My base card was in a deep red color so I thought these designs would work well on it. I also added a strip of the pattern paper along the bottom of the card which was layered onto ivory card stock.

It looked sort of plain to me so I took some complimentary colored enamel dots from Stampin' Up! and added them randomly. Also in the center of the card I added a sheet of ivory card stock so that I could stamp a sentiment or write a message.

Gina K. Design Stamp Sets: We Go Together and Coffee which are both illustrated by Claire Brennan
MFT Die-namics Die:
MFT-948 Single Stitch Line Circle Frames
Gina K. Design card stock and pattern paper
Enamel Dots from Stampin' Up!
Gina K. Designs black ink
Bic Mark-It pens
Zots Dots (popped up the cup)
Crafter's Companion Glue Pen

Thanks for  checking in and leaving so many kind words about my card. I hope you are having a fantastic day too!

God bless,

Happy Fall Ya'all

Time once again for the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and this is the first card I have made for this challenge.

The oak leaves and acorn design is a digi that I purchased from I Brake for Stamps digital images. I printed it out on card stock and also printed out another copy on regular thin printer paper so that I could use that as a mask. Then I added the cup which was a clear stamp.

The combined images were then colored with my Bic Mark-It pens and then fussy cut out. These were popped up and added to the card front. I also stamped the sentiment on white card stock and placed that under the cup and acorn image.

The final addition to the card front was to add die cut chevrons in various colors which I thought represented the colors of Fall. I also added some white paper inside the card so that I could later add a stamped sentiment or a hand written message.

Die used:
MFT Stepped Up Chevron

Digital stamp:
Acorn and leaf-I Brake For Stamps

Clear Acrylic Stamps:
Sentiment and Cup-Stamplorations-Coffee Happy Set designed by Sherry Russ

Other supplies:
Zots for popping the acorns/leaf and cup image
Scor Pal
Scor Tape
Sailor 2 in 1 Glue Pen
Bic Mark-It pens
Black Memento Dye Ink
Various colors of card stock

I am also entering this in the Stamplorations Never Ending Challenge and Crop Stop Linky Party #20-Anything Goes.

Thanks for looking and Happy Fall Ya'all!

God bless,

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Vintage Christmas

I was hoping to get a more vintage look and I think by using a cut out from a set of Heartfelt Creation Christmas papers from year's back I managed to get that type of design. I combined that with dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Using a cover die I added the white layer over the glitter infested beige card stock. And, sorry! I have no idea where that card stock came from but it sure is pretty! Next I added the Heartfelt Creations cut out and layered it to Gina K. Designs Fresh Asparagus card stock. This was then placed over the top of the card front panel.

I die cut a poinsettia from card stock which closely matched the poinsettia in the cut out and also some evergreen branches. I shaped the poinsettia and layered it over the right lower corner of the card. I popped the poinsettia up by adding several layers of  Zots thick dots so that there was more dimension. I also added some yellow rhinestone gems to the center of the poinsettia.

To finish the card design I took my Wink of Stella pen and added some glittery shimmer to the poinsettias.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:
French Lattice Small Frame FRM132
Pine Branches B146
Poinsettia Strip B324

Other Supplies:
Wink of Stella
Zots Clear Adhesive Dots
Scor Pal
Heartfelt Creations Paper Collection
Rhinestone Gems-Unknown

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Challenge-Vintage
Crop Stop Linky Party #20-Anything Goes

Well, another cloudy day with the promise of rain later on. It is a good day to make cards. But I think the rest of my day will be working with tomatoes again. Oh, well! That is a productive activity too!

Thanks for stopping and for the lovely comments.
God bless,

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Funky Flakes Christmas

I finally made a card using snowflakes on it as I had been wanting to use some new dies and images ever since I had purchased them a couple months ago. So today I decided was the day to use them. I made a very clean and simple card design and wanted to have the sentiment as the main focal image. I hope I did not over do it with die cut embellishments and take too much away from that concept.

My card stock used was White and Blue Lagoon from Gina K. Designs. I also used Gina K. Designs Blue Lagoon ink. And for the snowflakes I used silver glitter paper from Stampin' Up.

The snowflake stamps and sentiments are from the CAS-UAL FRIDAYS set called Snowy Sayings and the die cut snowflakes in the silver paper are a FRI-DIES set called Funky Flakes.

I used My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangles to die cut the sentiment and the frame to help showcase it.

I carried the snowflake theme over into the inside as well and once again used a sentiment and snowflakes from the same stamp set.

I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge for this week in which the focal image is to be the sentiment.

It is a nice warm and sunny day and once again I was able to join my fellow church members at church. I better go while the weather is still good because when the ice and snow come I don't get out as much.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope your week is off to a great start.

God bless,