Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Paper Sweeties | April 2021 New Release Sneak Peek!

Hello CRAFTY FRIENDS, I hope all is well with you!

Welcome to Day 1 of the April 2021 New Product Release over at the Paper Sweeties Shop!





This is a Sweet Kit month and here's a look at the new  2nd Quarter Sweet Kit!  
There is so much sweet delicious fun to look at!



Today I have a fun tag to share with you using the stamps and dies from the sweet kit.
It's the Sweet Mini: Homemade and Sweet Mini: Homemade Add-on stamp sets with matching dies.

Sweet Mini: Homemade
 
 

 
Sweet Mini: Homemade Add-on: For You
 

Sweet Mini Duo: Homemade




Aren't those cute little kitchen accessories adorable!
Here's the cute little tag I made using the little hand held and electric mixer stamps.
The tag is from the For You Sweet Cuts and the oval behind the mixers is from the 


The beautiful patterned paper is from the Doodlebug Made With Love 6x6 paper pack and the gorgeous Frosting Seam Binding is also from Paper Sweeties. I also added a few sparkly Sugar Sprinkles Sequins for some extra added bling!


  Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Karen Letchworth

Maria Patrick

Teresa Plunkett


Have a great day, I already am!

 🧁 Lisa 🧁 


Monday, April 12, 2021

Say Cheese!

Hello crafty friends, today I am up on the  Kat Scrappiness blog with another adorable quokka card for you! I used the selfie loving quokka stamp from the Quokka'n Up stamp set to make this mini slimline card.



I just love how this little guy is taking a selfie with his selfie stick! I placed him in the polaroid frame stamp from the Quokka'n Up stamp set and the "Say Cheese" sentiment is from that set as well.
I am loving the size of the mini slimline cards and  Kat Scrappiness has a great assortment of mini slimline dies. There are some new styles coming to the shop in mid April so make sure you join the Kat Scrappiness Insiders group on Facebook to stay alerted to new product releases, sales and coupons!
Fort this card I used the Mini Slimline Wonky Stitched Dies and I layered a fun piece of patterned paper on top of it to match my polaroid frame.


I also added an extra sentiment to the bottom of the card from the Everyday Brush Strokes stamp set. I thought it went well with the Say Cheese sentiment.
To add a little more interest to my card I added some fun confetti sprinkles in 3 different colors to match my patterned paper.

Lime Green Confetti Sprinkles

Bright Yellow Confetti Sprinkles

Light Blue Confetti Sprinkles

I love to pour out my sprinkles into Kat's Triangle Embellishment (Sorting) Trays to make them easy to pick up and apply to my cards. There is also an awesome Embellishment Organizer that can hold up to 64 different embellishments. It's a great way to organize your sequins, confetti and sprinkles all in one place and to see them at a glance!

Here's a look at all of the supplies I used on my card today.


Thanks so much for joining me today, make sure to check out  Kat Scrappiness for all of your crafty needs. There's quokka's and mini slimline dies and TONS of embellishments to choose from!

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

Monday, April 5, 2021

Hooray for the Graduate!

Hello crafty friends! It is April and that means graduation season is upon us! 
My daughter Brooke is graduating this month with her Bachelors in Social Work and I couldn't be more proud!


I am up on the  Kat Scrappiness  blog today and I have a very bright and colorful card to share with you. What better way to celebrate a graduate than with a gorgeous rainbow to show them how bright their future will be?

 Kat Scrappiness has a fun rainbow die called After the Rain  and it cuts out 7 individual arcs for your rainbow. I chose to only use 6 arcs for my rainbow in the interest of space but you could add one more arc and use any color palette you like.  I made a similar card previously with a pastel color scheme and it came out lovely!




To start off with I took a sheet of white card stock and cut out a panel using the largest die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies and I stenciled on a beautiful cloud background for my rainbow. Once I was happy with how the clouds looked I began adding in my rainbow one arc at a time.





I wanted to add a couple of stitched clouds to my card so I used the Stitched Puffy Clouds and die cut 3 of the 4 different sizes to add around my card. I made sure to hang one cloud off the side of my card for a more organic look.




For the sentiment on my card I knew I wanted a big bold die cut in black and white so the Hooray with Shadow Die was the perfect addition. This die comes with 2 layers so you can cut out a shadow for your word and it was just what this card called for. I added a smaller sub-sentiment to make this a graduation card in black and white as well.




The only thing left to do was add some sparkle and shine so I reached for the 
Tear Shaped Water Droplets to decorate this pretty rainbow with. 





I also used the Embellishment Pick Up Tool and the Embellishment Sorting Tray to help me apply all of the clear droplets. These 2 tools make for such easy placement of embellishments and the embellishment tray is triangular which makes clean up a breeze. All those tiny droplets just fall back into the bag with ease because of the shape of the tray.


Here's one final peak at my card for today with all of the supplies used. I hope you'll check out all of the fun products in the  Kat Scrappiness store and make a rainbow card for that special someone who could use a happy colorful rainbow!




Also if you wanted do some crafty shopping in the next 2 days, there is an Easter Sale going on right now and you could save 15% off of all Easter and Spring products. Just use the code EASTER2021 at checkout!



Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! If you choose to do some crafty shopping using any of my affiliate links throughout my post I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products that I truly LOVE and use myself!

Have a great day, I already am!
🌈 🎓  Lisa  🌈 🎓 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A Cup of Joy

 


Hello and welcome back to my blog! It's my day again up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog and I have another caffeinated creation to share with you today!

Hopefully you all had a chance to take part in the Spring/Summer 2021 Coffee Lover's hop, it was so much fun to see everyone’s cards and projects!
In case you missed Amy's wrap up post with all of the winners, you can find it here.

I made 12 cards for this hop and I've put them all in a collage to share with you today:


I used lots of different stamps and dies from the many super sponsors and had so much fun!
The bright yellow card with the flower was made using the Better Together stamp set from super sponsor Reverse Confetti. I loved that card so much and I really wanted to use that stamp set again so I made another card for today's post using that stamp set for the flowers and the cute coffee cup is from an older stamp set from Paper Smooches.


Lately I have been enjoying making mini slimline cards and super sponsor Kat Scrappiness carries a whole line of mini slimline dies! I used my favorite one on this card, it's called the Scalloped Edge Mini Slimline Die and I just love those pretty scallops around the edge!
You might notice the faint text stamp on the background and on the coffee cup and for that I used a stamp from super sponsor Unity Stamp Company called A Faithful Letter.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and having a cup of coffee with me! 
Have a great day, I already am!
🌸  Lisa  ☕️ 

Friday, March 26, 2021

Sending Warm Fuzzies

 


I am up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today with this adorable caffeinated creation!
Today is the last day of the Spring/Summer 2021 Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop and Kat Scrappiness is a returning Super Sponsor! In honor of the hop there is a special sale going on.


There are over 100 coffee themed items in the shop and everything is 15% off through today!

My card today features the brand new Happy Mail Gift Card Holder Die.
It has the perfect little pocket for a gift card!


For the base of my card I used the Mini Slimline Scalloped Edge Dies and some fun patterned paper.


The darling little bear is from Gerda Steiner and the stamp is called Warm Fuzzies. I just love that little coffee loving bear! Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lovers Hop and link up your caffeinated creation, today is the last day! Also make sure to check out Kat Scrappiness for all the crafty goodness your little heart can handle!
Here's one more look at my sweet coffee card for today!



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

Friday, March 19, 2021

Kat Scrappiness 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Calling all caffeine addicts! It's time for the 
Spring/Summer 2021 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop put on by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers!





Kat Scrappiness is a Super Sponsor for the Coffee Lovers Hop again and the design team is hopping along today with some caffeinated inspiration for you!

EVERYTHING is 15% off from NOV 19-26TH, !!! use coupon code: 
“COFFEEHOP2021” for 15% off your order).

Since Kat Scrappiness is a super sponsor, they will be giving away a $25.00 gift card to the store, PLUS a flash prize which is a surprise package of Kat Scrappiness products!


I made a slimline card for today and I think it turned out adorable!
Ok well the truth is that the Quokka is super adorable and that definitely helped!


I used 4 different Kat Scrappiness products on my card:



The base of my card was cut out of some pretty patterned paper using the largest
 Zig Zag Nesting Slimline Die and I matted it on to a coral panel.

I thought it would be fun to spell out the word coffee using the Condensed Lowercase Alpha Dies and use the adorable Quokka as the letter "o".

One of the cute accessories that comes with the Everyday Quokka stamp set is that adorable little coffee cup in his hands. I cut around the outside of his hands so that he could hold his cute little coffee cup.



I printed the sub-sentiment out from my computer and matted it on the same color card stock as the base.

I finished off my card with some Sparkling Clear Jewels to make it shine!


Here's one more look at my caffeinated creation:





Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and hopping along with Kat Scrappiness over at the Coffee Lover's Hop!

Make sure to check out Kat Scrappiness for all of your crafty needs, they have a WIDE assortment of slimline supplies, embellishments and stamps! Not to mention over 100 coffee themed products!
☕️ ☕️ ☕️ 

Have a great day, I already am!
Lisa 

Spring/Summer 2021 Coffee Lovers Hop

 



Calling all caffeine addicts! It's time for the 
Spring/Summer 2021 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop put on by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers!
Thank you to Kerry Urbatch for designing the awesome graphic we are using for this hop!


Don't forget to use this social media hashtag when posting to Facebook and Instagram!
#springsummer2021clh

For my first project to start off the hop I have a cute little mini slimline card and
I've used stamps and dies from several of the Super Sponsors!



How adorable is that cute little bunny on my card!!!
You must check out the sweet digital images from Super Sponsor Isabel Cristina on Etsy!
This bunny is from the Coffee Bunnies digital set and comes with 5 different bunny images, 4 sentiments and several mini coffee cups.




For the base of my card I started with the Kat Scrappiness Mini Slimline Scalloped Edge Dies. I just love the mini size of these cards and the scalloped edge is my absolute favorite mini slimline die!
I cut out a piece of pink card stock using the largest scalloped die and then I stenciled over it with  
The Rabbit Hole Designs Splish Splash Stencil using a darker pink ink than the card stock.




Once I had that beautiful stenciled pattern I stamped over the entire panel with the
Unity Stamp Love Story stamp and I just love the way the text background stands out!

The next step was to add my Copic colored bunny to a Stitched Scalloped Heart from Kat Scrappiness and I cut it out of a piece of vellum so you can see through to the background.
To add the sentiments from the Coffee Bunnies digital set, I just printed them out a few times until I got the size I wanted and then cut them down and adhered them to the card on foam tape.

To finish off my card and add some shine I adhered some 





I really love how this card came out and I just love working with digital images because you can customize them to whatever size you need.
Make sure to check out Isabel's Etsy shop for more cute images!
Thank you to all of the Super Sponsors taking part in the hop and a big shout out to the Sponsors that made my card possible!
Isabel Cristina
Kat Scrappiness
Unity Stamp Co
The Rabbit Hole Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and I hope that you join us all week for loads more fun and caffeinated inspiration! 
Here is the starting blog post for the hop where you can find out all the details and a full list of all the Super Sponsors!

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

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Coffee Coffee Coffee

 


Hello and welcome back to my blog! It's my day up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog and I have a fun card to share with you today!

The truth about today's card is that I had absolutely no plan when I started making it.
I was playing around with some Color Burst powders by Ken Oliver after a video I had seen on You Tube.

Before I knew it I had a very colorful blue and purple background on watercolor paper and I thought a text stamped background would really look good on it. I recently purchased the Tracey Hey stamp set "No Words" and it came with the perfect sized text stamp.

Here's the panel after I cut out the elements for my card:




Once I had the panel stamped I used the Embossed Edge Heart Dies from Kat Scrappiness  to cut out 2 different sized hearts for my card. 



Now let me just say that at this point I still had no direction for this card... 😂 
I did however think I wanted to turn it into a coffee themed card for today's post so I took out one of my favorite coffee dies from an older company that went out of business.
I used a coffee cup die from Top Dog Dies and I used the blue and purple panel I made to cut out the koozie for the cup.




For the background on my card I used the same text stamp from the colorful panel and I stamped it randomly over the card smudging the black ink here and there to give it a more grungy look.




To finish off my card I die cut the word coffee from the CAS-ual Friday's Coffee Cup Dies 3 times and added some colorful jewels from Kat Scrappiness in Dark Blue and Purple.

This was definitely a different style card than I'm used to making but I had a lot of fun playing around with no particular plan.
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget that the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Hop is just around the corner! Here is a link to a blog post with more information:

There will be fabulous Super Sponsors, tons of caffeinated inspiration and as always some fabulous prizes to be won compliments of the generous sponsors!
Make sure you come play along with us!



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

Paper Sweeties March 2021 Featured Products Inspiration – Day #3

   


HELLO!! 
Welcome to Day 3 of the 
Paper Sweeties March 2021 
Featured Products Inspiration Day 1!! 

This month Paper Sweeties is featuring the fabulous dolls and all of their accessories!

My card today features Jake with a very dapper outfit from the I'm Nuts About You stamp set.




The sentiment is from the Congrats stamp set. I heat embossed it in white to make it stand out on the brown patterned paper.


Please continue to hop along and visit the AMAZING Design Team blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

A MONTH LONG SPECIAL 
 BUY 3 DOLL AND/OR OUTFIT STAMP SETS 
GET ONE FREE!!  
(This sale does NOT include Sweet Cuts Dies) 
  Customer must leave name of FREE set they want in comment section of order form on the Paper Sweeties Website during Checkout!!
There's NO LIMIT to how many sets you can earn for FREE- 
You'll get 1 FREE stamp set for every 3 that you Buy!! 



Thanks so much for joining me today!
Have a great day, I already am!
❤️  Lisa  ❤️ 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Paper Sweeties March 2021 Featured Products Inspiration – Day #2

  


HELLO!! 
Welcome to Day 2 of the 
Paper Sweeties March 2021 
Featured Products Inspiration Day 1!! 

This month Paper Sweeties is featuring the fabulous dolls and all of their accessories!
My card today features Emma with an adorable outfit from the I'm So Proud of You stamp set!





The sentiment and all of those fun paint splat is from the You Add Color to My Life stamp set. I also stamped, cut and colored the adorable paint brush from the same set to put in Emma's hands!


Please continue to hop along and visit the AMAZING Design Team blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

A MONTH LONG SPECIAL 
 BUY 3 DOLL AND/OR OUTFIT STAMP SETS 
GET ONE FREE!!  
(This sale does NOT include Sweet Cuts Dies) 
  Customer must leave name of FREE set they want in comment section of order form on the Paper Sweeties Website during Checkout!!
There's NO LIMIT to how many sets you can earn for FREE- 
You'll get 1 FREE stamp set for every 3 that you Buy!! 



Thanks so much for joining me today!
Have a great day, I already am!
❤️  Lisa  ❤️