Saturday, March 25, 2017

Stop and Smell the Coffee Card

If there is a flower that smells like coffee I would want that flower! The smell/aroma of coffee is one of my favorites! I love grinding my own coffee beans, it makes the kitchen smell yummy and makes a good cup of coffee. I still have a drip coffee maker by Bonavita and I really like it. I make a strong pot and then put the leftovers in the refrigerator for iced coffee the next day. Truth be told, I prefer cold brewed or iced coffee. It has to be really cold outside before I drink hot coffee. Okay, I'm sure that's more than you wanted to know about my coffee preferences.

Onto this Stop and Smell the Coffee Card! I was inspired by several rainbow colored coffee cards at the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I decided to use an image by Bugaboo Digi Stamps called Coffee Time - Smell The Coffee. This image has been in my stash since 2011 and it's still one of my favorites. I colored the image with Copic markers and then it was die cut using a stitched rectangle die by Lil' Inkers. The plaid patterned paper is by Lawn Fawn and I added some punched grass using a Fiskars punch with Green Apple cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. Some purple twine from The Twinery, the sentiment from the image set and three sequins finished the card. That's it! I thought about adding a butterfly and then forgot until after I took the pictures. So, if you want to envision a little yellow butterfly on the right top corner of the image it just might live there. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Color Challenge and Card


Happy Saturday! I hope you have some time this weekend to get crafty and play along with the color challenge starting today at Catch The Bug. To get all the challenge details and design team inspiration click here.

The colors are bright and cheerful! When I first saw the color inspiration photo I knew I wanted to use the Cute Dragon image to make my card. It's perfect to color green and add the purple flower. However I didn't realize the image is retired, sorry. Although, Bugaboo has several other really cute dragons to choose from click here. To work the remaining colors in I relied on patterned paper scraps for the background. Then I added three die cuts: Stitched Sun by Lil' Inkers, Sending Smiles sentiment and grass both by Impression Obsession. That's it!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a happy and crafty weekend!

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Card using Complementary Colors


Crafty coffee lovers unite four times a year to have a fun and inspiration filled time at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop organized and hosted by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. The Spring hop started today and there are already some amazing inspiration to get your crafty mojo going. For this card I used my two favorite Complementary Colors... Purple and Yellow. A little green and orange were used for a pop of color. The digital image is by Jessica Lynn Original and she is offering it as a freebie during the hop, so hurry to get yours click here. Copic markers were used to color the image then it was die cut with a cross-stitched oval die by My Favorite Things and matted to a scalloped frame by Avery Elle. Two green banners and purple brads were used to accent the image. The corners of the purple polka dot paper by Echo Park were punched with a decorative corner punch by Creative Memories and that's about it. Thanks for stopping by I hope you have time to join the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Simple Coffee Themed Card

Hello crafty friends! Today is the start of the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, so I made this Simple Coffee Themed Card to share. The patterned papers are from the Cream & Sugar paper pad by Doodlebug Design Inc. and I used a digital image from Craftin Desert Diva called Coffee Time Bunny. The sentiment is from a stamp set called Coffee Break by Your Next Stamp. Three heart sequins finished off the card and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and have fun during the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Birthday Wishes Card

Happy Friday! I have a quick post to share this Birthday Wishes Card I made using the Bugaboo Digi Stamps Freebie Friday image called A Little Sketchy - Izzy Balloons. My niece is turning thirteen soon, so I made this card with her in mind. The image was colored with Copic markers, trimmed and matted to gray cardstock. A Birthday Wishes die cut by Impression Obsession was added along the side and adhered flat to the card. As usual I've mixed several different patterned papers, added some twine for detail and three pink sequins for sparkle. That's it!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Garden Cat Hugs Card

Hello crafty friends! Since I started this blog back in 2012 I've been playing along with challenges at Catch The Bug and the Stella Says Sketch  challenge has always been one of my favorites. I'm excited to share this Garden Cat Hugs Card with you as a Guest Designer for the challenge. Click here for the sketch, challenge details and design team inspiration. It's a bi-weekly challenge, so you have some time to play along. I hope to see your card in the gallery!

This Garden Cat - Plant Pot image is one of the first digital images I purchased and I've used it several times. I think the cat looks sad, so I usually use it for an encouragement card. The image was colored with Copic markers, trimmed and matted to Watermelon Wonder cardstock by Stampin' Up!. All patterned paper is from the Echo Park Just Be You paper pad. Other cardstock colors include: Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaroon by Stampin' Up!. The {{HUGS}} sentiment is from a Fiskars Hello Fabulous stamp set. A stamped flower from the Flower Shop stamp set by Stampin' Up! was added with a circle glitter sticker by Jolee's in the center and that finishes the card. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bingo at Catch The Bug


Happy Saturday! Do you like bingo challenges? They are one of my favorites! Today is the start of a bingo challenge at Catch The Bug and you're invited to play along. Click here for all the challenge details and design team inspiration.

When selecting which row to play with, I could have gone several different ways but selected the right hand row down: Bugaboo Image, Flower and Stripes. The deciding factor was the colors in the Bo Bunny striped paper from the Butterfly Kisses paper pad. I really wanted a purplish boot and the paper had the right color stripe to match my Copic markers. The Bugaboo image is called Spring Boot and it's the FREEBIE this week, so make sure to get yours click here. Once the image was colored it was die cut with a pierced oval and scalloped frame set by Avery Elle. Cardstock colors include: Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White by Stampin' Up!. The Blushing Bride Flower was stamped using a retired set called Polka Dot Pieces by Stampin' Up! and the sentiment is from the current Watercolor Wings stamp set. The last detail was adding the polka dot butterfly along with three tiny adhesive pearls. That's it! I do hope you will play along with the challenge this week.

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!