Sunday, October 19, 2014

Baby it's COLD!!!

A cute set from Simon Says Stamp bringing in a new season of wintery, fun images and matching dies.  If you have to ditch the flip flops for winter chill might as well have a fun hat and a cup of cocoa!

I love the steam die cut.  It so perfectly fits the little steam stamp!    
Makes me want to grab a cup of something steamy!  
Stay WARM!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Winter Joy!

How about this cute little car from the Essentials by Ellen ('Tis the Season) set by Julie Ebersole?  Driving to pick out a Christmas tree in the middle of the snowstorm is fun as long as the hot cocoa is waiting at home!

I needed a fun sentiment and thought JOY was perfect.  I used the Zipper Panel by Julie, another Essentials by Ellen set that comes with three sentiments.  One of the sentiments is ENJOY so I just chopped off the EN and had a little JOY!

Those cute little trees are from the Home and Hearth Designer Dies,  Essentials by Ellen,  another Julie Ebersole set.
Used my Falling Snow stencil and embossing paste to create my snowy scene and a little fun Washi tape to lay down some pavement.

Have yourself a little wintery JOY!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Be Merry!

Certainly I'm not the only one SWOONING over the Essentials by Ellen by JULIE EBERSOLE!
I wanted them all!  After I win the lottery!  They so reflect Julie's fun personality.  They are Creative, Fun, Happy, Classy, Clever all mixed in with a little "Sass!" Just love this girl to pieces!

Held my breaths for weeks, I tell ya, waiting for this to go live at Ellen Hutson.  Race yourselves, ladies over to Ellens and get you some!!  HERE:

I'm kicking myself for not getting the  Merry and Bright stamp set because now it's SOLD OUT!  Argh!!

This little eye candy brought to you from the "Tis the Season" clear set along with the sentiment from the Merry and Bright Designer Die set in the handwriting font of Julie herself!

Without further adieu -

A little ombre sweater all glittered up for a Merry little Christmas..

The Mix:
Merry and Bright Designer Dies
Tis the Season Clear Stamps
Copic Markers
Stickles - Xmas Red
Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn
Medium Stencil
Dimensionals - Foam tape

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Wishing You the Happiest of Birthdays!

And, the years fly by!  A birthday card to share today that I'll be slipping in the mail to our youngest.  Hopefully, she's so busy finishing up her last semester in Nursing school that she won't see this post! Hitting the Impress store on a recent, very brief trip to Seattle, I picked up this Pretty Pink Posh, "Stitched Film Strip" die.  That along with some images from some different Avery Elle sets made up this cheerful birthday greeting.

Used the Stitched Index Card Die from Mama Elephant with the fun Everyday Collection 6 x6 Avery Elle paper for some background interest.  Copic Markers, Sequins, Wink of Stella, some Glossy Accents and a Lawn Fawn die cut heart finished off the card.  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Focus! Happy World Card Making Day!

Sharing a card on this fun World Card Making Day!  Keeping things in focus is on my mind as I do a bit of a juggling with a few things in my life right now!  Sometimes the things you most want to do take a back seat to the priorities that come along in life!

Made this super fun BOKEH card with a set from My Favorite Things.  The idea came from a beautiful fall photo I spied on Pinterest.

Originally made as an engagement card for a super adorable couple, the sentiment on the inside reminds: The first rule of focus is, wherever you are, BE THERE!

Happy World Card Making Day!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Online Card Classes - Better Late than Never!

Have you signed up for Copic Markers for Cardmakers at Online Card Classes?  Week two is just beginning!  I'm beginning at Day 1 (again!) because I hadn't worked on my practice sheets, yet!  Ended up sharing a card that I had done some blending on and felt kinda silly not doing my practice sheet.  A bit like eating dessert first.  Egads!  So I'm working on some blending techniques here, trying to get myself out of a square box and be a bit more adventurous in my color selections.

It's not very exciting, but here is my practice sheet for Day One.
Kinda makes you want to color some balloons, doesn't it?

Even though I already enjoyed different Copic certifications through Imagination International, I still wanted to see what fun ideas Sandy, Kristina and Jennifer had.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy International Coffee Day!

I love coffee.  I really LOVE coffee.  Sometimes I rush off in the mornings and only am able to enjoy a quick cup but, I love having my morning coffee.  Next to my charcoal broiler, I think my coffee/espresso machine is my favorite kitchen appliance.  But, what makes coffee even better is sharing it with friends.

Sometimes those friends are far away and that just isn't possible.  But this is!!!!

So I have a few coffee cards that I am sending to a few card crafty friends that I wish I could just stop and share a "cuppa" with.  Things to chat about while the coffee aroma fills the air.

Using fun Lawn Fawn Sweater weather 6x6 pads and some inspiration from a gifty card idea from Kristina Werner's Holiday Card Series here: I adjusted her pattern a bit and built these.  Choosing to wrap the base all the way around to the back of the card I didn't need to cut another piece.
My pattern paper is cut 4.25" h x 2 3/4" w (shy).  The bottom 5 3/4" h x 2 3/4" h.  Score bottom 3/8 from bottom and sides. Angle cut wide ends to mitre a neat fold. Fold around top patterned paper, embellish and slip in a card.

Hop on over to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and check out all the fun cards!

Alaska has some very wonderful coffee roasters and if my friends were closer we'd go grab a cup but, in the mean time Starbucks will do.