Thursday, September 29, 2016

You Mocha Me Happy Card

Hello and Happy National Coffee Day! It's been a busy day at my house but I was determined to make another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. The kitty stamp and sentiment on this card are by Your Next Stamp. It was one I put on my wish list during the Spring Coffee Hop. To add a pattern to the coffee cup I paper pieced the image. The kitty was stamped onto Crumb Cake cardstock and then colored with Copic markers. Here is a quick list of supplies:
  • Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and Soft Suede cardstock along with leaves patterned paper from the Woodland Forest paper pad by Pebbles and plaid paper retired from Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps: Coffee Break stamp set by Your Next Stamp.
  • Inks & Coloring: Memento black and Copic markers.
  • Other Stuff: Big Shot, Frame die cut by Taylored Expressions, Acorn & Leaves die cuts by Sugar Pea Designs, three sequins and dimensionals.

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

This You Mocha Me Happy Card is entered into the following challenges:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Coffee Making me Awesome Card

This COFFEE is making me AWESOME!!! In some ways this sentiment defines me, I'm like the little mouse until the coffee kicks in. Another thought...Wheaties may be the breakfast of champions but I bet if you follow it with a few cups of coffee... you would be unstoppable.

There is still a couple of days left to join the fun with the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. This is my second card for the hop and I used the challenge colours at ColourQ to make this card. The colours include: Early Espresso, Kraft, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise and White. The image is called Colby's Caffeine by Whipper Snapper Designs, Inc. It was stamped onto several pieces of paper and paper pieced together. Warm Gray Copic markers were used to colour the mouse. The sentiment is also by Whipper Snapper Designs, Inc and was stamped with Memento black ink. Due to the large size of the image I kept the layout simple and added three brown sequins for sparkle. That's it!

This Coffee Making me Awesome Card is entered into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Feather Nap Fall Card

Happy Tuesday! Today is the start of a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and the theme is Fall Feathers. Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Sami Stamps and they generously provided the design team with our choice of image. Since I love cats, I selected the Feather Nap image. The design team has created some fantastic inspiration and we would love for you to play along with the challenge this week. Click here for all the details and you have until mid-day on Monday, Oct. 3rd to link your creation. Hope to see your card in the gallery!

Supplies for this Feather Nap Fall Card include:
  • Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie cardstock by Stampin' Up!, along with patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs Flea Market paper pad. 
  • Stamps: Feather Naps digital image by Sami Stamps, pumpkins from Graphic 45/Hampton Art and Hello Fall sentiment from Simon Says Stamp exclusive Hello Fall stamp set by Newton's Nook. 
  • Inks & Coloring: Memento black ink and Copic markers.
  • Other Stuff: Photo frame die by Stamps of Life, grass punch by Fiskars and dimensionals.
This card is linked to the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Brentwood Trick or Coffee Card

Hello! Today is the start of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and one of their super sponsors is Jessica Lynn Original. Jessica has provided a freebie image for the hop called Pumpkin Spice Latte Happy Halloween Brentwood. You definitely want to download your image now... while it's free.

If given the choice between a trick or coffee... I would choose coffee every time! So, I decided to alter a Trick or Treat sentiment from the latest Halloween Brentwood stamp set to say Trick or Coffee. To create this Brentwood Trick or Coffee Card I printed the digital image and colored it with Copic markers. Using an Avery Elle die cut the image and Bermuda Bay* scalloped mat were cut with the Big Shot. The card base is Crumb Cake* with a layer of Chocolate Chip* and Fall Perfectly Plaid patterned paper by Lawn Fawn. A strip of orange scrap paper was adhered in the middle and some twine added for detail. The matted image was adhered with dimensional and the altered sentiment was added. * Denotes cardstock colors from Stampin' Up! That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Framed Autumn Greetings Card

Hooray the first day of Autumn has arrived!!! This is my favorite time of year and although cooler weather isn't arriving until late this weekend, I'm happy Autumn is here. To celebrate the day I made this Framed Autumn Greetings Card for the following challenges:
This Framed Autumn Greetings Card was fun and easy to make. I liked stamping multiples of the leaves to make a leaf wreath to accent the scalloped frame. The leaves are from the Vintage Leaves stamp set by Stampin' Up! and the colors include: Hello Honey, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. The Soft Suede scalloped frame was cut using the Frame in Frame cutting plate by Taylored Expressions and the Autumn Greetings sentiment is from Inkadinkado. For a little sparkle five sequins in matching colors were used and that's it!

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sunflowers Hello Fall Card

This time of year in Oklahoma you can see sunflowers in the fields as you're driving by. I think they are happy flowers and I've always wanted to plant some in my backyard, but alas I never have. Maybe next year!

The image on this Sunflowers Hello Fall Card is by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and it's called Autumn Owl. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was die cut with a circle stitched die by My Favorite Things. The sunflower patterned paper is from the new Flea Market paper pad by Doodlebug Designs and the brown dot is from Bo Bunny's Enchanted Harvest collection. A scrap piece of striped Pumpkin Pie paper was added for additional color. Since I added a pop of blue on the flower vase I decided to add some denim blue twine from The Twinery. The Hello Fall sentiment is from the retired For All Things stamp set by Stampin' Up! and three pumpkin colored sequins were added for sparkle. That's it!

This Sunflowers Hello Fall Card is entered into the following challenges:

Same supplies different layout:

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

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Purple Brentwood Halloween Card

Happy Sunday! Yesterday was the launch of a new stamp set at Jessica Lynn Original called Trick or Treat in the Pumpkin Patch and the design team had a lot of fun creating inspiration for the launch. I was inspired by several creations with Brentwood in different colors. So, I decided to "dress" Brentwood in a purple feather Halloween costume. I'm so used to coloring him in gray or brown tones it was nice to break the routine and try something different.

To make this Purple Brentwood Halloween Card I used the sketch at Sketch Saturday. All patterned papers are from Doodlebug Designs and the image was colored with Copic markers. The smaller front pumpkin was stamped twice, fussy-cut and adhered with dimensionals. To add a little more "spook" the spider and web from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set by Newton's Nook was stamped in the corner. The sentiment was added along with two glimmer dot stickers by Jolee's and that was it. Thanks for stopping by!

This Purple Brentwood Halloween Card is entered into the following challenges: