Friday, November 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties November 2019 New Release Party


Welcome back to my blog and welcome to the 
Paper Sweeties New Release Party!
This month we have 2 new stamp sets for you and 1 matching die set.
Today I used the 
to make my card.  The presents under the tree are from the new set and the
cute tree is from the Merry Christmas Y'all stamp set.



Here is a look at the new stamp set with matching sweet cuts.


Thanks so much for joining me today and make sure to come back tomorrow for 
the new release rewind!

Check out what the rest of the DT made for this release!

Maria Patrick

Have a great day, I already am!
❄️Lisa ❄️

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Believe in the Magic


Good morning and welcome to my blog!
Today I am up on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog and I have
a piggy inspired Christmas card for you!
I just love the November release with the adorable piggies
and cute little mice! They are all ready for winter in their
warm clothes and skiing gear.

Today's card features the sweet little piggie in the santa hat
from the Hoggy Holidays stamp set and I used the 



Here is the card recipe:

1) I started out with a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and I cut a piece
out using the largest die from the Kat Scrappiness Embossed Edge Rectangle dies.

2) Next I used some removable purple tape to tape down the paper to the 
Candy Twist Stencil. I took an ink blender tool and covered the stencil with

3) After the pattern was all inked up I put down a second layer of
Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel to give the panel a whole lot of sparkle!

4) Next I took some white card stock and cut a panel down to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
so I could lay it over the stenciled panel with a decorative edge.
I cut the panel down using one of the dies from the Kat Scrappiness

5) I stamped my piggie in Copic friendly Gina K Amalgam ink
and did some quick coloring with my Copic markers then cut him

6) I popped him up on foam tape where the decorative edge meets
the stenciled panel and I stamped the sentiment from Hoggy Holidays
at the top of the card in red. I added some red and green sequins 
before and after the sentiment and my card was done.

**for some extra fun I used a Snow Marker to give the hat some fun puffy dimension!



Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed this fun 
Christmas card and that you'll give stenciling a try!
It's so much fun and the glitter gel gives it a whole new dimension!


For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these links.


Have a great day, I already am!
🐷Lisa 🐷



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at no additional cost to you. These are
links to products that I may have been 
sent or ones that I purchased on my own.
Either way, they are products that I
use frequently and LOVE!

Paper Sweeties November 2019 New Release Sneak Peeks



Welcome back to my blog and welcome to the 
Paper Sweeties New Release Sneak Peeks!
This month we have 2 new stamp sets for you and 1 matching die set.
Today I used the 
to make my card.  The snowballs in the truck are from the new set and that
awesome red truck is from the Merry Christmas Y'all stamp set.

Here is a look at the new stamp set with matching sweet cuts.


Thanks so much for joining me today and make sure to come back tomorrow for 
the new release party!

Check out what the rest of the DT made for this release!

Maria Patrick

Have a great day, I already am!
❄️Lisa ❄️

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Coffee Gnomes




Good morning and welcome to my blog!
Today I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog and I have some holiday themed 
caffeinated inspiration to share with you in my ICU!
Today in the "Intensive Coffee Unit" I have a pair of tags with some 
Coffee Drinking Gnomes!



This Simon Says Stamp Gnome Wafer Die is just too cute and I know the second
I put that cute little gnome together he/she needed a coffee cup to go with!
The Karen Burniston Coffee Charms Dies were the perfect size to pair with this
gnome die cut and I distressed them with some Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink.

I started out with some Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tags and die cut 
To give these tags a fun background I used the Echo Park Shine on Stars Stencil
and taped it down to the tag with some Therm O Web Purple Tape.



Next I sponged over the stencil with some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink on
one tag and Picket Fence Distress Oxide Ink on the other.
While the stencil was still in place over the tags I also layered on some 
Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel to add some holiday sparkle!



For the sentiments on my tags I used stamps and dies from the
I used vellum to stamp on so that the background would show through.
I love how the dies cut out the exact shapes of the sentiments, it such a clean look.



I will be entering my tags in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags put on
by Tracey McNeely each year.
I was inspired by Becca Yahrling's tag this year.
I love how she made a white patterned background on her kraft tag,
so I recreated that look on my tags here today.
Have a look, so cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,  if you have any questions
about my tags, feel free to leave a comment below.
Have a great day, I already am!
☕️πŸ§™πŸ»‍♂️Lisa πŸ§™πŸ»‍♂️☕️


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at no additional cost to you. These are
links to products that I may have been 
sent or ones that I purchased on my own.
Either way, they are products that I
use frequently and LOVE!


Friday, November 8, 2019

New Happy Hanukkah dies from Kat Scrappiness

Well it's official! Halloween is over so everyone is ready for the holidays!
All the stores will turn green and red and Christmas music will take over the airways!
And with Christmas coming that means Hanukkah is not far off as well.

It is one of my most favorite holidays because growing up the holidays were
always about family! I have very fond memories of sharing Hannukah 
with my family and I always love lighting the menorah with my kids
as an adult. I have a beautiful menorah from a dear friend that she
gave me at my wedding and I take it out every year for Hannukah!

My friend Kathleen Driggers from Kat Scrappiness just came out with the most gorgeous
Happy Hanukkah die with matching shadow die as well!
She sent me one to play with because she knew I would love it!

This die is seriously one of the most gorgeous Hanukkah dies I have ever seen!
I used the shadow die for this tag and it really makes the words just pop!


If you celebrate Hanukkah and even if you don't you have to check
this die out! It really adds that special something to your Hanukkah cards!
She also has a similar die for Christmas you can check it out here.
I think that die will be the next on my wishlist!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!
I already am!
❄️Lisa ❄️








Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 8


Raise your hand if you need a 
Cafe'-Mocha-Vodka-Valium-Latte'


Welcome to the final day of the 


I have loved being a part of this fun hop as I'm sure you all have been too!
Amy has done an amazing job putting it all together and the 
Super Sponsors have been incredibly generous!


I wanted to wrap up the hop with a funny card showcasing the
Caffeinated Owl from Super Sponsor, The Rabbit Hole Designs
That hilarious sentiment on the card was computer generated and cut
out with the Zig Zag Rectangle dies from Kat Scrappiness.
It's a sentiment that I have seen over the years floating around the internet
that I thought was absolutely perfect to pair with these wide
eyed caffeinated critters!
I just love the Gina Marie Coffee Stencil for backgrounds
and I thought it was the perfect detail for this card!


Here is a closeup at that crazy sentiment that just makes me laugh!
Feel free to order one at your favorite coffee shop today!




Happy Friday everyone and I'll see you back soon with some
more caffeinated craftiness here on the blog!

Enjoy your day, I already am!
Lisa



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at no additional cost to you. These
are products that I may have been sent
or ones that I purchased on my own.
Either way, they are products that I 
use frequently and LOVE!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 7


Bring on day 7 of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! 
Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Today I’m combining 2 stamp sets from Super Sponsor Paper Smooches for this 
flirty floral card! I’m just in love with this patterned paper!

The sentiment is from the Caffeinated Two stamp set and the

tea cup is from the Healty Vibes stamp set with matching dies.
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I finished the card off with some beautiful Yellow Jewels from Kat Scrappiness!

Have you hopped along yet and more importantly have you linked up a 
project yet? So many generous sponsors and so much fun!
Head over there now and soak up some caffeinated inspiration!
You'll be glad you did!
Here's the direct link to the Hop post:
Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy your day, I already am!
Lisa



**Affiliate links are used occasionally
at no additional cost to you. These
are products that I may have been sent
or ones that I purchased on my own.
Either way, they are products that I 
use frequently and LOVE!



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop Day 6


Are you enjoying the hop so far? So much inspiration and so many 
Super Sponsors! Kudos to Amy for hosting such a successful hop once again!

Today I have a clean and simple card to share with you that was actually
inspired by a paper pack. I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and I 
picked up a paper pack by The Paper Studio that was Christmas 
themed called Have a Cozy Christmas.


When I got home and really looked through the pack I found the 
most wonderful piece of paper that I fell in love with!
It had this rustic circular design that said Have a Cozy Christmas.
I immediately thought it would go great on a coffee themed card for the hop.

I included a sweet cup of coffee from an old Fiskars stamp set called Latte Love.
I didn't stamp the heart in the middle of the cup, instead I replaced it with
a holly berry stamp to make it holiday themed.
Although the holly berry image isn't that clear, I thought it 
was the perfect touch to this simple cup.

For an extra cozy feel I laid out my design on a cozy sweater 
embossed background.
Cable knit sweaters hold a special place in my heart because
my Mom has been knitting them for years.
Every winter she makes my Dad an Irish Fisherman's sweater
with that pattern.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Enjoy your day, I already am!
☕️Lisa 🦌

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 5


There are over 600 entries to date so it looks like everyone is 
well caffeinated and getting crafty this week!

For today's project I have a tag to share with you.
I was browsing YouTube looking for inspiration and I came across
a video from last year by Nichol Spohr. She made the cutest coffee cup birthday cards
and they looked so realistic so I wanted to give it a try.
You can see her awesome video here.

She made very large birthday cards with faux foam on top but
since I wanted to make a tag I chose smaller dies and scaled the
project down a bit.

I started with the Sugar Pea Designs Coffee To Go Cup dies.
I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock so I could do some ink blending
on the cup base. I used Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso Distress Inks
and then spritzed with water for a more realistic look.
For the dome piece of the cup I sponged on a little Tumbled Glass Distress ink
to give a very slight appearance of glass.
For the foam on top I used a super cool product called a Snow Marker.
You just apply the white liquid and then blast it with your heat tool
and like magic you have faux snow (or in this case.... foam)!
How cool is that? I also loved Nichol's idea to add little Coffee Tiny Bubbles
from Honey Bee Stamps for that little extra something on the foam.

Here is a closeup of all that foam and coffee bubble goodness:



For the word "latte" on top of the cup I used the Coffee Words Sugarcuts dies
from Sugar Pea Designs cut from gold foil.
I added a red foil heart under the word because as Nichol said,
a little bit of red just pops out and I couldn't agree more!

For the base of my tag I cut out some vellum using the Stitched Duo 3 dies 
from Pretty Pink Posh. I've always loved the rounded top of that die!
I took  Gathered Twigs Distress ink and sponged it over a 
Gina Marie Coffee Bean Stencil to give the tag some detail.

And last but not least is my cute little heart charm hanging from the twine.
I used the same heart from the tag in red foil and I 
sandwiched my twine in between two of them to look like a charm.
I just love that extra added touch!

I'm not gonna lie, this is probably my most favorite 
project yet for this hop!
Thank you Nichol for the inspiration and I'll see you soon
with another entry for the Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Have a great day, I already am!
☕️Lisa ❤️





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at no additional cost to you. These
are products that I may have been sent
or ones that I purchased on my own.
Either way, they are products that I 
use frequently and LOVE!







Monday, November 4, 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 4 with The Rabbit Hole Designs



Good morning crafty friends! It's my day on The Rabbit Hole Designs 
blog and it's also day 4 of the Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


is proud to announce that they are a Super Sponsor
This is their second time sponsoring the hop and they have loads of
caffeinated critters to play with!

The Rabbit Hole Designs is offering 15% off everything in the Caffeinated 
section of the shop for the duration of the hop.
Just use the code: FallBrew
All the caffeinated stamps can be found here.


INTRODUCING my Pumpkin Spice Latte a la Rabbit Hole!
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For day 4 of the hop I decided to use the stamp set Pumpkin Friends.
Now I know these pumpkins are not from a caffeinated critter set
but this is pumpkin season and they were the perfect addition to my
Pumpkin Spice Latte!
I used the Coffee Cup Fold It Die from The Stamps of Life and decorated
it with fun orange polka dotted paper and this super cute Rabbit Hole pumpkin!
The #pumpkineverything sentiment is from the Pumpkin Friends stamp set
and the sentiment at the top of the cup is from the Perfectly Blended stamp set.
I just love all the coffee and tea related sentiments in that set!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Don't forget to hop over to The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog and comment for 
your chance to win a prize. Then hop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog
and link up your coffee themed cards for more chances to win!

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these links.

Have a great day, I already am!
☕️Lisa πŸŽƒ

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 3


Welcome to day 3 of the Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
I am having so much fun making coffee themed cards for the hop.
I have a whole basket full of coffee themed stamps and dies and the 
possibilities are endless!

2 of the Super Sponsors for this hop are 
and 

Today I decided to use the stamp set called Latte Happy Vibes
from Your Next Stamp. The first time I saw that fun coffee cup and donut
on that skateboard I knew I had to have them! They are having so 
much fun and I couldn't wait to get them on to a card!

I colored them up with my Copic markers and used the 
matching dies to cut them out.
Next I took the largest die from the Kat Scrappiness Zig Zag Rectangle dies
and cut out a panel using the Your Next Stamp Crazy For Coffee 
patterned paper pack.  That coffee bean pattern was perfect for this card!
I used a smaller die from the Zig Zag Rectangle dies to cut a piece of kraft
paper and pop my image up on and also
stamp my sentiment from the Latte Happy Vibes set as well.
I tilted that panel diagonally to match the fun motion of the skateboard.

Last but not least I decorated the front panel with some 
Kat Scrappiness Teal Jewels!

Thank so much for stopping by today
and enjoy the rest of the hop!
I'll be back tomorrow with a card for 

Have a great day, I already am!
☕️Lisa 🍩





**Affiliate links are used occasionally
at no additional cost to you. These
are products that I may have been sent
or ones that I purchased on my own.
Either way, they are products that I 
use frequently and LOVE!


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 2



Welcome to day 2 of the Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
Are you hopping along to see all of the wonderful creations?
That's my plan today! Today I am using a gorgeous image from Super Sponsor
 Gracielle Designs for my card. It is called Stay Strong and can really be colored
to fit any holiday or theme. Gracielle's images are gorgeous and they really
lend themselves to beautiful watercoloring. 
I used my Zig Clean ColorMarkers to color up this beauty.

I also used a die set from Super Sponsor
cut out the burlap behind the main image and the rectangle that
I stamped the sentiment on. These dies are unique in that they leave a raised
edge on the border of the paper. It's easier to see on the sentiment panel in
person, a little more difficult in pictures. I also included lots of Kat Scrappiness
Orange Jewels around my card to give it lots of shine!

And finally for the sentiment I used another stamp set from Super Sponsor
Paper Sweeties. They are releasing a stamp set on the 14th of this month
called Truck Add-on: Occasions. This set has holiday themed images
and some wonderful sentiments including the Pumpkin Spice one on my card.

My goal is to try and make at least one card every day during the hop but
life doesn't always go as planned......... have you noticed that???
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Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Enjoy your day, I already am!
☕️Lisa πŸŽƒ


**Affiliate links are used occasionally
at no additional cost to you. These
are products that I may have been sent
or ones that I purchased on my own.
Either way, they are products that I 
use frequently and LOVE!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter 2019


Calling all Caffeine addicts! It's time for the 
put on by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers!
Big congrats to Suzanne Reynolds for designing the awesome
graphic we are using for this hop!
You can check out Suzanne's blog here:
https://iluvscrapping2.blogspot.com/

This hop will run like the traditional seasonal hops with a link up that will
be open to the public. There will no longer be a seasonal theme requirement
for the linked up projects, so have fun!

Amy has been hard at work gathering sponsors for the hop and guess what?
There are over 80 sponsors for this hop so you know what that means!!!
LOTS and LOTS of PRIZES!!!!

🎁  πŸŽ‰  🎁  πŸŽ‰  🎁

So what are you waiting for? Get those coffee, tea, and cocoa projects
made and linked up!
Here is the direct link to the hop so you can add your project
to the inlinkz party!

My card for day one is a shaped card using the Coffee Cup Fold It die
from The Stamps of Life and I added the cutest little hamster image  
 from the Hammie - Coffee and Tea stamp set by Your Next Stamp.
The patterned paper behind the sentiment is from an older
patterned paper pad by Lawn Fawn.




I absolutely LOVE that cute hamster!
Now it's your turn, let's see your coffee loving projects!
All you have to do is head to the Coffee Lovers blog and link up!


Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great day, I already am!
🐹 Lisa ☕️

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs November Release Day 3

Good morning crafty friends!
Today is the 3rd and final day of the new release from The Rabbit Hole Designs!
The November release is available to purchase right now in the shop.
There are 4 new stamp sets, coordinating dies and 1 stencil and if you love
Christmas critters, you're going to love this release!

Today on my blog I am featuring the stamp set
Merry Mousemas!



If you loved those cute piggies yesterday than you will LOVE 
this pair of winter loving mice! How about a mouse on skis....🐭⛷

For my card I used the super cute image of the mouse dressed up like
Santa Claus! I also did some white paint splattering on the kraft card base
to give the look of snow!


I'm not a big fan of mice but this little guy is so darn cute
I just had to put him on a card!


**GIVEAWAY**

To celebrate day 3 of the Inspiration Hop, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving
away the Merry Mousemas stamp set and the Light Me Up stencil featured on 10-30-19th
to one lucky winner!

Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating
blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment.
Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST 10-31-2019
Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 11-1-2019


Here is a link to all of the Design Team's blogs where you will 
find lots more inspiration from our new release!



Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount code TRHD2019.
This code will only be accepted until Friday 11-01-2019 12:01 am PST. 
Excludes Crafters Essentials. Not applicable to previous orders and 
may be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.
**Please Note: Free Shipping WILL NOT be available during the time 
this discount code is in effect.**

Thanks so much for stopping by today to join in the new release
fun! As always it's a blast to bring you the new release and show you
how much fun it was to create fun cards to inspire you!

Don't forget that you can purchase The Rabbit Hole Designs products at


For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these links.


Have a great day, I already am!
🐭LisaπŸŽ…πŸ»