Friday, September 22, 2017

Hocus Pocus 2 - Coffee Lovers Fall BlogHop



This card was made using the freebie image of Brentwood "Hocus Pocus" at Jessical Lynn's Originals.  Brentwood was my choice for the first card for the Coffee Lovers Fall BlogHop, and Brentwood was chosen as my last card to the Fall BlogHop...I love him.  

However, my card was not made without a comedy of errors...
  • The image was on stamped on daisy white cardstock and did not look good with design paper chosen 
  • Image had been colored but set aside because the eyes had been messed up
  • The frame was a die-cut which did not die cut all details of the frame design. 
Just needed a little tender care and cleanup...the focal panel was distressed/sponged in expresso and chocolate inks, able to fix the eyes, and used the negative of the frame. Happy with result and Brentwood was not cast away.  Brentwood says "So Long" and see you at the Holiday Coffee BlogHop.  


For the inside just added a corner strip of the same design paper used on the front of the card.  


Products Used
Design Paper  
     Authentique "Harvest Three" 
     CTMH "Falling For You" 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Espresso, White Daisy and Colonial White
Inks 
     Copic and ShinHan alcohol-based markers 
     CTMH Cocoa and Chocolate Inks
Image
     Jessical Lynn's Originals "Brentwood" 



Cats & Bats - Color Dare #262



Ooooh, doesn't this look like a pumpkin spice latte or cappuccino...even a witch can make something brew-tiful.   Chose to use the Cats and Bats design papers, cut a few dies and the Lil' Inker stampset, a llittle fussy-cut and layering made up my card.  

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #262: We are challenging you to Use (All and Only) these three CTMH Colors: Willow, Goldrush, Emerald and then use one, 2, 3 4 or 5 of the neutral colors (White, Pebble, Black, Charcoal and Pewter)  All these colors are in the Cats & Bats Paperpack.  If you don’t have these CTMH colors you may substitute similar colors. Hop on by and see the many inspirational cards by our DT and other entrants.  


Our Weekly Color Dare Challenges are open for two weeks, so if you have not yet created and entered your project for Color Dare #261, click HERE or click on the sidebar at the top of our challenge blog. 





On the inside just added a couple of Zip Strips from the Paper Pack and more of the Halloween Holiday dies from Peachy Cheap.  














Also submitted to the following Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies"


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     Cats & Bats 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment - Goldrush" 
Cardstock 
     Goldrush, Black, White Daisy and Black
Stamp Set
     Lil' inker Designs "Simply Brew-tiful" 
Dies
     Peachy Cheap - Special Halloween Dies
Other 
     Dollar Store - Foam Sheet 






Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Coffee Card



This card was created using the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #421 using a Fall Theme at Cuttlebug Mania "Golden Harvest" and the Inspiration Photo "Falling For You" at Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #6.  

On the inside of the card I cut out some of the leaves from the Falling For You paperpark and layered in the inside corner.  



Also submitted to the following Challenges: 
Facebook - Paper Sweeties

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Identified:  
Design Paper 
     Falling For You and Complements
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Espresso
Stamp Set 
     Fox - Unknown, in my Stash
Dies 
     IO Dies #523-W "Scribble Circles"
Inks / Pens
     ShinHan alcohol based pens 










Hug In a Mug - Dare to be Artsy

DAY 7 AM - 2017 FALL COFFEE LOVERS BLOGHOP

Purchased a new Stamp Set by Dare 2B Artzy "Hug in a Mug" for the Fall Coffee Hop.  In viewing their Shop noted there was a link to their current months Challenge "Ship Shape" which required a shaped card.  I was making a K-Cup Holder as a thank you gift and thought this would fall into that category.  Previously made K-Cup holder as a gift for Christmas so I went back to the You Tube tutorial Simply Simple K-Cup By Connie Stewart to refresh my memory.  



For my cups I stamped one in second generation black, and then used a Mirror Block from Paper Smooches to do a reverse cup. Colored cups using a combination of Copic colors to match up to the design paper, fussy-cut and then adhered to background with thin foam tape for dimension.  Stamped Sentiment and put on the K-Cup finger handle behind the the K-cups.  


Products Used:  
Design Paper 
     Stampin' Up "Coffee Break" 
Cardstock 
     Stampin' Up "Coffee Break" 
     CTMH White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     Dare2BArtzy 17245 "Hug in a Mug" 
Pens/Inks 
    Variety of Copic alcohol-base pens 
    CTMH Cocoa Ink 
Other 
    Dollar Store - thin foam sheet

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

With a latte Love


DAY 6 PM - 2017 FALL COFFEE LOVERS BLOGHOP

Back a couple weeks ago created a few backgrounds using the shaving cream technique with the thought in mind to use this particular background for the Fall Coffee Bloghop with colors to represent a latte for my Lil'inker stamp set...I think it turned out brew-tiful. 





This was the Lil' Inker stamp set I won for one of the random draws at the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers BlogHop ... so anxious to use this stamp set in the next Coffee Lovers BlogHop.  Using the masking technique, I stamped three cups in cocoa color using the Misti to cover the background well. The latte tops were stamped with chocolate ink lightly so that the background colors showed through the design. Combined two of the stamps for the sentiment because they both fit the image so well. Used three different color sequins from the bronze sequin packet in the bottom corner. Card went together pretty fast, CAS, and turned out brew-tiful. 



Along the border of the inside stamped with cocoa ink the same latte designs.  


Products Used:  
Design Paper 
     Shaving Cream Background Technique
Cardstock 
     Espresso and Colonial White 
Ink/Pens 
     Refill Inks from Copic Colors for Background
     Sentiment - CTMH Cocoa and Chocolate Inks 
Stamp
     Lil' inker "Latte Love"  
Embellishments
     CTMH Bronze Sequins



Happiness Is a Cup of Coffee


Back a couple weeks ago created a few backgrounds using the shaving cream technique with the thought in mind to use this particular background for the Fall Coffee Bloghop with colors to represent an autumn day.  



Masked and stamped the background with several leaves in a variety of colors, and then to give it more texture ran it through the crackle embossing folder.   I then went through my stash of previously stamped die cuts and chose the branch and little birdies holding a cup, colored and adhered with 3D foam tape.  Found a stamp sentiment, colored, layered and adhered to background with foam sheet.  




On the inside of the card, stamped masked and stamped three leaves and acorn on the bottom corner and stamped a frame for a sentiment. 



Also submitted to the following Challenges
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday w/Twist Leaf/Leaves (2nd Card) 












Paper Sweeties - Facbook



Products Used
Design Paper 
     Shaving Cream Technique, Embossing and 
         Stamping - Background 
Cardstock 
    CTMH Autumn Terracotta and Colonial White 
Stamp Set 
    Sentiment - Paper Sweeties "Keep Calm & Drink Coffee
    CTMH D1181 Autumn Splendor
Inks 
    Copic Pen Inks for Shaving Cream Technique 
    CTMH Inks - Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Honey, Chocolate 
Embossing Folder 
     Darice "Crackle" 
Other 
     CTMH Liquid Glass 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Dollar Store - Foam Sheet 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thank You - Coffee Lovers 2017 Fall BlogHop


When we had our Crop back East, one of the girls (Donna Davis, Diary of a Scrapbook Addict) introduced us to the Mosaic Moments Photo Collage System for scrapbooking. Usually scrapbook pages to me are minimal...so I decided to make a couple of cards (a little larger than A2's) using their 12 x 12 scrapbook cardstock, and dies for the squares.    

Chose a couple of floral design sheets from a 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Jen Hadfield "Simple Life" for placing on the squares.  The sentiments were in the same paper pad.  Added flowers and foliage and placed a small wooden teacup among the flowers.  You can see my other floral card HERE.  


Also submitted to the follow Challenges:
DL.Art September Linky Challenge "Anything Goes"

Products Used:  
Design Paper 
     Jen Hadfield Simple Life #733524
Cardstock 
     CTMH Colonial White
     Snap&Crop - "Mosiac Moment 12 x 12 Design Sheet"
Embellishments 
     Wood TeaCup, Flowers and gems from Stash - Unknown 
Dies 
     Snap&Crop - "Mosiac Moment Dies"  
     Foliage - from Stash Unknown
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Love Each Other - Coffee Lovers 2017 Fall BlogHop




When we had our Crop back East, one of the girls (Donna Davis, Diary of a Scrapbook Addict) introduced us to the Mosaic Moments Photo Collage System for scrapbooking. Usually scrapbook pages to me are minimal...so I decided to make a couple of cards (a little larger than A2's) using their 12 x 12 scrapbook cardstock, and dies for the squares.    

Chose a couple of floral design sheets from a 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Jen Hadfield "Simple Life" for placing on the squares.  The sentiments were in the same paper pad.  Added flowers and foliage and placed a small wooden teacup among the flowers.  You can see my other floral card HERE.  


Products Used:  
Design Paper 
     Jen Hadfield Simple Life #733524
Cardstock 
     CTMH Colonial White
     Snap&Crop - "Mosiac Moment 12 x 12 Design Sheet"
Embellishments 
     Wood TeaPot, Flowers and gems from Stash - Unknown 
Dies 
     Snap&Crop - "Mosiac Moment Dies"  
     Foliage - from Stash Unknown
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, September 18, 2017

How've You Bean - H2H Sept Wk#3

DAY 4 PM - 2017 FALL COFFEE LOVERS BLOGHOP


This is my Design Team project for Heart2Heart "Aarrgh - 9/19 Int'l Talk Like a Pirate Day".  Talk Like a Pirate Day was initiated in 1995...go HERE to read some history about how this came to be a holiday. Remember you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition as one of the Top 10 "Darlings". AND if you create a project for each challenge in the month of Sept, you will earn a badge as an H2H Addict for Perfect Attendance. 

For additional inspiration on this Challenge hop on by to see what other Design Team members have created. Hope this gives you some inspiration and enthusiasm to link your artwork as a participant ... we look forward to your creativity.




I had been wanting to use the Paper Smooches Mirror Blocks to create a reverse of a stamp...so chose our cute little Pirate. It took a couple of attempts creating a good reverse stamp of the pirate...but when happy with the stamp, both images were colored with a variety of copic pens, fussy-cut and set aside to decide on the scene. Using a design paper from Regatta for the background water and sky, stamped a small fleet of Pirate Ships, partially colors the ships, added waves, and stamped the sentiments Ahoy Matey and Happy Birthday. 



Used a die to cut out my sand...again many cuts were made but finally got a sand dune that represented sand. This card was so much fun to make and it wasn't until my Happy Birthday sentiment was added and remembered that I also wanted this to be a card for the Coffee Lovers BlogHop.



So how do I accomplish this...on one of my coffee stamp sets there was another sentiment "How've you Bean?" and then stamped a number of coffee beans on the sand to represent pebbles. The stamping of the beans were somewhat difficult working around all the stamping, but I was able to pull it off without smudging or tearing it apart. In my stash I had a sign which had been previously cut for a project never completed, cut it down a bit, changed the words and added to the bottom.




On the inside added a few more coffee beans on the border. My daughter had some really teeny-tiny die-cut cups so at the last minute, and new photos, three of them were added to my coffee card. 

This was such a fun and whimsical card to make and will be going off in the mail to a special person who has a birthday on this day, and who also enjoys Starbucks Coffee a gift card will be included.  

Also submitted to the following challenges: 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Regatta 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire, Chocolate and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     A1186 Pirate Birthday 
     Paper Smooches "Mirror Blocks" 
     Friskars "Latte Love" 
Pens/Inks
     Copic alcohol-based pens, variety of colors 
     Black - Copic Multi-liner 
Dies 
     Sign - Unknown but cut from Cricut, in my Stash 
     Memory Box Inc Cups - Die Cuts my Daughter gave me from her Stash
           
          
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 












I Need Some Coffee Right MEOW - AHSC #230

DAY 4 AM - 2017 FALL COFFEE LOVERS BLOGHOP




My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #230. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, Sept 24th to enter your project. 

The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesday, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge...and stop by every Monday for new sketches. Don't wait for the DT post to create your project...show us up with your artwork.  



 


Products Used
Design Paper 
     Stampin' Up "Coffee Break" 
Cardstock 
     Stampin' Up "Coffee Break Cardstock" 
     CTMH White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     Newton's Nook "Loves Coffee"
Other
     Dollar Store Foam Sheets 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape