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A Muse Studio November Sneak Peeks: Day 3!

A Muse Studio November Sneak Peeks:  Day 3!
It's Day Three of the A Muse Studio November Sneak Peeks! Today, I'm sharing a one layer card which uses a combination of two of the new sets, Mini Messages and Mug Life.  The mug was stamped in black ink directly on the card base.  The heart image was stamped next in Sage ink.  I then stamped the little sentiment in black on top of the heart.  The design was done!  Talk about a super simple winter card! Now it's time to get your wish list finalized for tomorrow's new release!  Are you excited?!

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CASology GROWth

CASology GROWth
It's time for a new cue word over at CASology and we're focusing on growth this week!  Spring is definitely emerging in the landscape now and DS1 actually mowed the grass last week for the first time this year!  Things are growing! Week 245 - Grow I chose to combine two sets from STAMPlorations to create this simple design (All You Need is Coffee & Literary Caffeine-ations).  I masked the steam using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink.  The cup was stamped, fussy cut and paper pieced with decorative paper from my stash.  It was then popped up over the steam using foam adhesive.  I stamped the funny sentiment in Tuxedo Memento Black ink and added three brown gemstones to the mug.  That's it! I hope you'll visit the design team member and guest designer blogs and leave them a little blog love when you have a little time this week!  They've done such a great job providing inspiration this week! DT Badge
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Mocha Love with Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Mocha Love with Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
It's Friday!  Another week is about done and tomorrow is April 1st!  Wow, time flies! 2017 SpringCoffeeLoversHopLogo I wanted to create one more coffee themed card this week for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that ends todayA Muse Studio has a coffee set called Mocha Me Happy that I've been eyeing for quite some time now and recently acquired. I decided to create a one-layer design this time.  I masked off the area where I wanted to place the sentiment and splattered the rest of the kraft card base with white ink that had been diluted with water.  Once the ink was dry, I stamped the coffee cup, sentiments and heart in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used a red distress crayon to color the heart, adding a touch of water with a watercolor brush. 2017 Mar31 CoffeeHop Closeup I hope you've had time to join in the blog hop fun this spring!  It's always a fun hop and there is so much inspiration!  Thank you again, Amy, for putting together another fantastic hop! Have a fabulous Friday!   2017 SignatureContinue Reading...
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Coffee Drinking Unicorn for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Coffee Drinking Unicorn for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
I'm back with a second post for today!  I feel like I've been stamping up a storm lately!  Whew!  While it's fun, I do tend to need a break (yes, I just said that) after going on a crafting streak.  I have several cards to share yet this week, but I probably won't be creating much of anything new in my craft room for a few days while I give my creative mojo a little time to breathe!  DD loves to craft with me, but now that the weather is milder, we're going to head outdoors a bit more and enjoy the fresh air! I wanted to play along with the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop this week! Spring Hop 2017 I went through my bucket of supplies that haven't been used and settled on the smile-evoking Moody Unicorns set by Gerda Steiner Designs.  I paired it with the little coffee cup in the Hedgehog with Coffee set.  I thought I'd play along with the Gerda Steiner Designs 31st Share Your Designs Challenge too while I was at it! I recently acquired a set of Tombow Dual Brush Markers and gave them a try on the unicorn and coffee cup!  Very fun!  To create the curvy, stitched main panel, I simply used a die from the A Muse Landscape Dies!  I went with a rainbow color scheme for the unicorn's tail and mane because, after all, they are magical creatures!  I also added gold sparkle to the horn using a Wink of Stella Glitter Gold Brush Marker, enhancing that magical feeling only unicorns provide! 2017 Mar SpringCoffeeHop closeup The simple sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The finished main panel was popped up using foam adhesive to add a little dimension and then three mini gold star sequins were added as embellishments.  I think I'll send this card through the mail to someone.  Who doesn't like a bright rainbow coming out of their mailbox?! Have a marvelous Monday!   2017 Signature   Save Save SaveContinue Reading...
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CASology ROMANCE

CASology ROMANCE
Happy Heart Day! CASology's cue word for the week fits in quite nicely with today's holiday!

Week 236 - Romance

I tend to think along classical and elegant lines when thinking of romance.  I, personally, have a bit of romantic relationship with coffee since I can't seem to live without it.  I thought perhaps if I dressed up a to go cup it might be a bit more romantic for Valentine's Day than the usual kraft colored cups I get at the local coffee shop.  Thank you, Uniko Studio, for providing a wonderful coffee cup image (from the I Love Coffee set) for me to play with as I paper pieced with decorative paper that hasn't seen the light of day in quite some time! I stamped the coffee cup in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, fussy cut and then paper pieced using a print from Echo Park's Yours Truly collection (discontinued).  The little golden heart is from Uniko's Strike a Pose set (retired) and is stamped in gold ink.  I added a little extra gold shimmer using a Wink of Stella Glitter Gold Brush Marker before attaching it to the cup with foam dots.  The main panel is die cut using a die from Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I stamped the simple sentiment (Uniko's All Occasion Sentiments #5) in black at the top of the main panel before adhering the cup with foam dots.  The assembled panel was also attached to the card base with foam dots.  True love in a cup! I hope you'll take a little time to leave some blog love on the blogs of the design team members and guest designer this week!  They pour a lot of love and creative effort into the inspiration they provide! DT Badge
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  Don't forget to link up your own ROMANCE creation over on the CASology blog by Monday at NOON (CST) for your chance to win the prize from Uniko Studio! https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dr6NQcZn_w4/WJ4xFqcr9tI/AAAAAAAAQ38/cK5msNQR-2UWkoEFc6MXZ5lMh8BatJh7wCLcB/s1600/5yearLogo.jpg They just happen to be celebrating their 5th anniversary this month!  What a milestone! I am also linking this up with Uniko Studio's Anything Goes challenge that is going on until February 24th!

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A Blog Named Hero January Challenge

A Blog Named Hero January Challenge
Today is the first challenge of 2017 over at A Blog Named Hero!  The challenge theme for January is "New to Me."  Just dig out anything new to you in your stash or use a new technique to create a card!  Easy peasy! 2017-jan-challengelogo Right At Home Stamps is sponsoring and we're showcasing two of their brand new stamp sets! 2017-jan-rightathome-logo If you're a coffee lover, you're going to love How Have You Bean? and Cup of Joy! 2017-jan-rightathome-newsets I used How Have You Bean? along with Hero Arts' LOL set to create a little smart phone message. The phone was stamped in black ink and fussy cut before applying Glossy Accents to it.  I wanted the phone to have a realistic shine!  Once the Glossy Accents was dry, I selectively stamped the sentiments and coffee bean images.  The coffee beans were colored with a Copic marker.  Three tiny gold sequin stars were adhered as embellishments.  The finished phone was then attached to the kraft card base using foam dots to add a little dimension.  The polka dot washi tape was added last. I just love this particular sentiment!  It's so true for me right now when life gets hectic.  There's nothing quite like a soothing cup of hot coffee to sip on at the beginning of a day to ease into things! I hope you'll join in this month's challenge!  There's lots of excitement ahead over at A Blog Named Hero this year, so you'll want to keep up-to-date by participating in the monthly challenges or follow along on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

Happy New Year!

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2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Happy Friday!  I had a little extra craft time yesterday and made another card for the oh-so-fun Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with the help of a little of that creative fuel called coffee!  It seems like I've been drinking more of it the last couple weeks as winter weather finally settles in around me! Winter 2016 Blog Hop I've been itching to use the fantastic Sip on This set from Clear & Simple Stamps!  I stamped the different sections of the cup in red and green and then added some sparkle with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker.  The popped up circle is die cut using a Nestabilities circle die and stenciled with green ink using The Crafter's Workshop Mini Microbial Stencil.  The coffee cup is popped up right next to the circle with a little thicker foam dot to make it slightly higher.  The fun sentiment is also from the Sip on This set and is stamped in black.  I added some simple gold star and clear circle sequins as embellishments.  I am in love with this stamp set and, now that I've finally inked it up, I can't wait to brainstorm for more coffee themed designs! Clear and Simple Stamps Only a few more hours to link up to the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I'm ready to start hopping myself, so need to grab some decaf this evening and go check out some of the inspiration in the hop's gallery!  Can't wait! Have a wonderful weekend!Continue Reading...
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CASology BOW

CASology BOW
It's Tuesday and you know what that means!  A new cue word challenge is up over at CASology!  This week, it's all about the bow and whichever definition you decide to use for inspiration! week-228-bow I went with the definition that goes along with the season as people are busy wrapping presents and gearing up for the upcoming holiday! Winter 2016 Blog Hop This week is the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, so I just had to incorporate some sort of coffee cup into my design!  I used the cup in Uniko Studio's I LOVE Coffee stamp set and paper pieced it with decorative paper from Cosmo Cricket to make it look like one of those lovely red Starbucks cups!  I stamped and fussy cut the bow from an older Uniko set, adding sparkle with a Wink of Stella brush.  The main panel is die cut with a My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle die.  I tilted the cup, main panel and bow a bit to create a little visual interest as I just wasn't feeling it when I had everything perfectly straight!  The coffee cup is popped up with foam dots as well as the entire assembled main panel.  I love the contrast of the traditional red and green holiday colors. I hope you'll bop on over to the guest designer and design team members' blogs and say hello!  They work diligently each week to create inspiration and would love to hear from you! Remember to link up your own CAS design on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST) for you chance to win the prize from this week's sponsor, Birch Press Design! 2016-birch-press-design-logo  

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Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

13130832_10209657747231052_7266796962897251339_o Summer is here and so is the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  These hops are always so fun and I couldn't miss playing along!  It ends this Friday, June 24! I chose to use Concord & 9th's Being Classy Stamp Set & the Let's Chat set to create a clean & simple coffee themed card. 2016 June22 Concord&9th CoffeeHop WM 2   Coffee is classy.  I suppose you could say the same of tea.  I think "coffee" gives the phrase more of a ring, though!  This was so simple to create!  I stamped the plate and coffee cup outline in Tuxedo black ink & then stamped the coffee in brown for a little selective color.  The heart is stamped in white & I added some sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.  A quick one-layer, 5x5-inch design! Now I need to get hopping! So much inspiration to be seen!  Continue Reading...
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Coffee Loving Cardmakers + Reverse Confetti

DT Badge I'm featuring Reverse Confetti over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today!  This is also my final post as a design team member.  It's been a fun designing with the team and I will miss all the excitement! For today's feature, I chose to use a combination of sets, I Like You and Peacock Pretties. 2016 Apr4 SponsorReverseConfetti card WM

The main image (from Peacock Pretties) reminded me so much of a drip, so I decided to use it as a drip of coffee!  I stamped both the main image and "coffee" in brown and then stamped the smaller sentiment in black.  A single, tiny clear gemstone was added to the main image as well as a thin layer of clear sparkle from a Wink of Stella brush marker.  The main panel was popped up with foam dots for dimension.

I hope you had a great weekend!  After an eventful week last week (sick kiddos, school events, church events & house guests), I'm crossing my fingers this week will be one of calmness!  Funny how much you appreciate quiet days at home after such a week!

Have a marvelous Monday!

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