Archives for March 2017

Hi Friend It’s the Last Day

Hi Friend

This is the last Cricut Shaker Card and my last card for the Spring Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.  I hope you took some time to go over and look at the amazing work!!  =)

Using the sentiment “You are tea-rrific” from the Stamp of the Month S1703 Tea-rrific,  randomly stamp over the Kraft Cardstock with chocolate ink.  Use first and second generation images.

This is the last day you can purchase this stamp set so don’t miss out.  It’s got some super cute sayings and images in itBuild the shaker card on the Raspberry cardstock with your 3D foam tape.  I doubled up the tape and I sealed any openings with Liquid Glass to ensure the contents would not leak out.  Then you can add your shaker toppings.  Cover with transparency.  Add the top of the card on.  Lining up the card is much easier this way.  Use your shimmer brushes on the Cricut Sentiment and the steam from the cup.

Here’s the Design Space file (WARNING – all images were purchased images so if you do not have the cartridges, you’ll need them.  I’m happy to help you out with the CTMH ones):  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/56171688

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Hi Friend Card!  Have a creative day!!


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Hello Darling! Need a cuppa?

Hello Darling!

This is my next to last card for the Spring Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  Be sure to join us as the cards are amazing as well as the sponsors.  You have one more day to play.  There are lots of great sponsors so you can win by entering your cards and by commenting on blog posts!!  =)

I used Mocha Moments for this card.  We needed some cards to give Starbucks Gift cards to for the Children’s Ministry leaders.  They work so hard!  Here they can take a moment to rest and relax with a cuppa!  The paper on the card is retired CTMH paper but one of my favorites, Blossom so I kept a stash.  😉

Use CTMH watercolor pencils and paper for the image.  Memento in for stamping which is not suppose to bleed when you watercolor but looks like it might have in some places when I went back over the watercolor pencil with the small watercolor brushes we have that already have the water in.   I added additional color and shading by pulling the color off the pencil, then adding to the image.   I took the glue pen and added sparkle to the steam coming off the cup of coffee and Liquid Glass on the coffee.  Waxy flax from my stash.  Dreamin Big Sequins with the Sugar Rush Dots in the middle.

We all need a moment of peace and quiet on the couch, right?  Here’s to all of the ladies in the Children’s Ministry at the MACC!  I hand it to them as they do a marvelous job and our daughter loves them.

 

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Hello Darling Card!  Have a creative day!!


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Love You A Latte…I really do

Love You A Latte

With an anniversary around the corner on April 1 (and no, it’s not an April Fool’s Joke), this is a great card to have done.  It’s another one of my shaker card experiments with creating the shaker cards from the Cricut.  The Designer Space cut file will be posted on March 31 with the last shaker of the group.  It’s also part of the Spring Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  You can click here to see their post, the amazing sponsors, and fabulous art work. 

I used Sea Glass cardstock for the base and Kraft for the top.  I love Kraft paper for coffee cards.  I stamped a retired stamp from CTMH Coffee Stain randomly over the top of the craft paper.  The “Love You A Latte” says it all.  My husband is a coffee addict.  He’s got a K-Cup, an Nespresso, and I think he’s the holder of a platinum membership thingy with Starbucks, LOL.  Come to my house and you’ll get great coffee, tea, or espresso.

The sentiment is cut from the Cricut and piece together.  I used the Shimmer Brush to sparkle up the “you” in the sentiment.  For shaker contents, I used toppings from Queen and Company.   I liked how the new Neutral toppings mixed in with some of the older ones.  I think I like the old bottles better than the new packaging.  I put down some Dreamin Big sequins and added some Sugar Rush Dots to the center of them.  =)

This shaker card will be part of the extra shaker kits you can purchase at our Shaker Card Parties in April. 

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Love You A Latte Card!  Have a creative day!!


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Take Life One Cup At A Time….it’s necessary

Take Life One Cup At A Time…..

Life can be really crazy and this little hedgehog mirrors my thoughts of being in a hammock, just drinking some coffee or tea, if you please.  I’ve been collecting stamps since 1987 which I suppose, dates me a little bit.  I pulled out this Penny Black stamp from 2000 “Nap Time” (I got this stamp back in Guam).  It’s so nice outside today, I felt like I could be in a hammock and take a nap!  This little hedgehog is me today.

The Penny Black Stamp does not have a cup on it so I borrowed a cup from another Penny Black stamp set “Mocha Moments” from 2015.  I got it from Simon Says Stamp.    I used my CTMH ink pads and a watercolor brush to color this.   I need to do this more often.  I have a wonderful collection of stamps that bring me smiles as I remember why I got them.

I stamped with Memento Ink on the CTMH Watercolor Paper (which really does make a difference).  On the cup, I colored it in and then went over the heart with the CTMH Shimmer Brush (like Wink Of Stella but way better for a few reasons – mainly more juice for less money)!  I put Liquid Glass over the heart and coffee to make them stand out a little more.

I’m showing this image for my friend Connie Estes who is a good friend from Guam.  Her husband Tim was a bee keeper  (as well as my personal locksmith because I kept losing my keys) before he passed recently.  I got this stamp in Guam and the bee reminds me of the awesome friendship I made there.  Connie and Tim both LOVED their coffee.  Tim leaves a big space here on Earth.  On the inside of the card, I used another sentiment from the “Mocha Moments” set.

I bet you all can guess who will be getting this card.  =)

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my One Cup At A Time Card!  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 

 


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Sunshine and Good Times

Sunshine and Good Times:

Taking a break from cards and coffee, here’s a Sunshine and Good Times Dreamin Big Camera Shaker Layout!  The left page of the layouts was inspired by Queen and Company’s sample layout for the Picture Perfect Kit.  Since I’m always taking pictures on both my camera and phone, this was a great layout to capture this.

My left page:My right page:

 

The Dreamin Big papers and compliments are awesome to use.  I think it’s my favorite paper of the SE1.  I had not used the bugs much so I opted to use this along with the zipstrips and a retired camera set from CTMH.  I also used 2 sentiments for a stamp set I received as a door prize at a crop from – .  I stamp on the tags and pennants from the Compliments.  I used the Pictures My Life cards from the Dreamin Big paper pack create the saying on the right page – “Sunshine and Good Times”.  How easy was that?

I used Black Shimmer Tape to add borders across both pages.  The Dreamin Big sequins were spread randomly through out the pages to add a little bling.  SG is always outside playing and collecting bugs.  Now that the weather is turning, I’ll be able to capture this.  The Camera Shaker is an added fun bonus to the page.  =)

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Sunshine and Good Times Layout!  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 


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Cup of Cheer Shaker Card

Cup of Cheer Shaker Card

In making the Shaker Card Party and doing the Spring Coffee Loving Paper Crafters Blog Hop, I combined the two and created three shaker cards to have available for purchase at the class.  I created the cards in Design Space using images from the CTMH Exclusive Cartridges as well as some of the free ones they offer.  The stamp set is a retired CTMH stamp set – Coffee Ring.  I tend to hang on to anything coffee.

I used Pixie cardstock for the base because it’s pretty “springy”.   Kraft paper just looks so right with coffee themed cards, I used it as the top of my card.  Get a box of transparencies from Staples to make the inside of the card.   some bright shaker toppings from both Queen and Company as well as Michaels.  Stamp the Pixie cardstock using Chocolate ink.  The saying is from a coffee stamp set, Caffeine Addict, from Sugar Pea Designs.

Now, I build the container for the shaker material with our 3D foam tape.  I used two layers of it so the beads would roll around better.  I have done one layer and you’ll see that in another post.  Two works better for more movement.  A lesson learned is figuring out how to build the well on the base and have it line up right.  Top down like I did, leave you trying to line up the card upside down.  It makes the Queen and Company Shaker Cards look quite lovely for the ease of making the cards!!  You can see that the shaker contents have plenty of room to move around.

To finish up, I used the Shimmer Brush to add shimmer to the letters in the title.  I used the Dreamin’ Big Sequins with gold glitter gems in the center for embellishments.   It’s a great card to send to someone not feeling well or having a down day or time in their life.  Well, everyone needs a cup of cheer.  =)

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Cup of Cheer Skaker Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Card!  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 

 

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Love You More Than Coffee???

Love you More Than Coffee?

Here’s my second card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop.

This is made using the CTMH Exclusive Cricut Cartridge Artistry!  I love being able to create cards like this.  I received a similar card from a downline, Debbie O’Neal, who is a whiz at the Cricut Stuff.  In Design Space, I created this file to make coffee cup cards:  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/38515691.  If you do not have the Artistry Cartridge, you can purchase it here (and be in my Great Cricut Giveaway see end of post).

Sugar Rush is the paper for the cup and Kraft Paper was used for the protective wrap.   What goes better with coffee then donuts and Sugar Rush is an awesome paper pack for this.  Using Chocolate Ink, stamp “love you more than” on the wrap.  Distress the edges with Chocolate and sponge daubers.  The stamps and dies are from Sugar Pea Designs.

Take the heart cut out from the Kraft paper and put on the lid.  Use 3-D foam tape on the lid for dimension.  Sugar Rush glitter dots (aren’t they just yummy) add the bling to the card with red enamel hearts inside the hearts.   Come back tomorrow for a Coffee Shaker Card!

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out Love You More Than Coffee Card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop!  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 

 


Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop

Well, all the stars and planets aligned along with the coffee beans and espresso machine for this blog hop.  I had no major weekend events in March and could spend some time playing with my coffee stamps, dies, and Cricut!   I love and follow The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog as we love coffee and espresso here at our house along with lots of tea.

My first card (yes first card) for the blog hop is this card featuring CTMH’s wonderful March Stamp of the Tea-rrific! 
Isn’t this stamp set super cute??

The base of the card is made from Kraft paper.  Cut down the 12×12″ sheet to 8.5×11″, then cut in half.  Stamp the cup and saucer on Sorbet and Colonial White cardstock and fussy but them both out.  You’ll paper piece the the Colonial White cup onto the Sorbet cup and saucer.   The sequins are perfect additions to add subtle bling to the card.  Use the clear shimmer brush to add shimmer to the steam coming off the cup.

I used the Thin 3D foam tape to pop up the cup and saucer.  Because the card base is made with Kraft paper, I used a Colonial White piece cut 4″x 5.25″ and stamped an inside sentiment on it.

 

You’ll have to check out the blog posts for the next few days as I’ve got several cards to share along with a few of them being shaker cards as I play with using Design Space to create the fronts for these cards.  =)

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my first Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Card!  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 

 


With Sympathy

With Sympathy

This card is for the Come and Play Card Buffet.  We needed to have some more sympathy cards for people to have on hand when the occasion arises.  It seems the older we get, the more we have a need for these cards.  =(  C1616 Heartfelt Thoughts is a great stamp set to have on hand to create these cards in the spur of the moment.

I used some retired paper Ariana to create this card.  I love our embossing folders and while this one is retired we have some other great patterns and a few on sale!  Tie of the sentiment pennant with the white and gold twine (available products links at the end of the post).  The gold glitter gems are my favorite outside of the black and white dots.

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which starts tomorrow.
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Sympathy Card!  Have a creative day!!


Hello Shaker Card

Hello Shaker Card

This is one of the cards for the Shaker Card Party.  All the of the stamps, papers, and hello die cut are from CTMH.  The die cuts are 25% off this month! Woot, woot!  The shaker heart, die, and toppings (insides of the shaker) are from Queen and Company.

Using the “hello” die from above, I cut it both in Sea Glass and Black.  Doubled it up to create a shadowing effect.

I did discover that the glitter, while beautiful, tends to adhere it’s self to the transparency on the shaker.  This then blocks you from seeing the other fun things inside the shaker.  Here’s a side by side so you can see how it looks.  I won’t be adding glitter to my shakers anymore.

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Hello Heart Shaker Card!  Have a creative day!!