Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Rainbows and Coffee

 


Good morning Coffee Lovers! Welcome back to my blog! Today I have another caffeinated creation that I made in my I.C.U. (Intensive Coffee Unit). I'm especially fond of the color scheme on today's card.


I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today and here is my card.



Rainbows have always been one of my favorite things ever since I was a little kid.  I used to love the traditional ROYGBIV order but since I got into card making and using more than just the traditional rainbow, I've discovered even prettier color schemes.  My favorite of all has to be the coral and teal color scheme. For my card today I used the Rainbow Stitches and Strings bundle from Concord and 9th and paired it with a sweet little cup of coffee. I just love the warm feel this card has!



I just love all the new pearl mixes at Kat Scrappiness and the Apricot Pearl Mix was the perfect addition to this card. There are so many colors and they are just beautiful!



Thanks for stopping by today and spending some time in my I.C.U.

I'll be seeing you again real soon for more caffeinated inspiration!

Have a great day, I already am!

Lisa

Monday, July 26, 2021

Happy Summer

 


Happy Summer everyone! I'll admit that summer is not my most favorite time of the year mainly because of the hot weather. I'm definitely a cold weather girl but I live in South Florida so I am out of luck! What I do love about summer is the bright and cheery colors and flowers. Kat Scrappiness has you ready for summer with cute sentiments and beach themed dies!

My card today features the Happy Summer Word dies and the flip flops from the Summer Essentials die set. I mounted all of that fun onto the new Sun Spots Background Die.


I just love how pretty these flip flops look in rainbow colors! I added a sparkly bow just for fun!



The big bold sentiment dies are the perfect size for A2 cards and I finished my card off with some pretty little Seafoam Pearls. There are so many pearl mixes in the Kat Scrappiness shop to choose from!


Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have an awesome day!

I already am!

🌞 Lisa  🌞 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Paper Sweeties July 2021 New Release Rewind!

 


 


Hello crafty friends and welcome to Day 3 of the July 2021 New Release Rewind at Paper Sweeties!

Today I'm sharing a fun rainbow themed card with a throwback phone that some of you might recognize and many of you may have used! The old dial phone that took forever to call a number, especially if it had a 9 in it. And heaven forbid you had to call the operator!!!!!


I also used the older Hello Sweet Cuts die for the sentiment on my card.



 I used the brand new stamp set and dies included in this month's Sweet Kit!





As I mentioned these stamps and dies are part of the 3rd quarter Sweet Kit available in the shop right now. Here is a look at all of the fun elements you get with this kit!


As usual there is an adorable assortment of Doodlebug products that you will just adore!
Look at that giant phone sticker! Isn't it fun?!!

Make sure you hop around to all of the Design Team's blogs to see what they have created!



There are also 2 specials you'll want to check out this month!




Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the new goodies that Paper Sweeties has to offer and make sure you take advantage of the 2 specials going on as well!
Have a SWEET day, I already am!
Lisa

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Paper Sweeties July 2021 New Release Party!


 


Hello crafty friends and welcome to Day 2 of the July 2021 New Release Party at Paper Sweeties!

Today I'm sharing a beautiful card to send to a friend using the brand new stamp set and dies included in this month's Sweet Kit!




The pretty little flowers and the stamped sentiment on my card are from the brand new stamp set with matching dies. 





I also used the older Sweet Cuts Rectangle Scalloped Frame for the frame on my card. The pretty little flower sequins were the perfect finishing touch to the card. I used the Gold Sequins and I love the classy touch they add.

As I mentioned these stamps and dies are part of the 3rd quarter Sweet Kit available in the shop right now. Here is a look at all of the fun elements you get with this kit!


As usual there is an adorable assortment of Doodlebug products that you will just adore!
Look at that giant phone sticker! Isn't it fun?!!

Make sure you hop around to all of the Design Team's blogs to see what they have created!



There are also 2 specials you'll want to check out this month!




Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the new goodies that Paper Sweeties has to offer and make sure you take advantage of the 2 specials going on as well! We shall see you back tomorrow for the New Release Rewind Party!
Have a SWEET day, I already am!
Lisa

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Paper Sweeties July 2021 New Release Sneak Peeks!


Hello crafty friends and welcome to Day 1 of the July 2021 New Product Release at Paper Sweeties!

I have a pretty little thank you card to share with you today using the brand new stamp set and dies included in this month's Sweet Kit!


The pretty little flowers on my card are from the brand new stamp set with matching dies. 





I also used the older Sweet Cuts Thanks die for the main sentiment on my card. The pretty little flower sequins were the perfect finishing touch to the card. I used 2 different colors:

As I mentioned these stamps and dies are part of the 3rd quarter Sweet Kit available in the shop right now. Here is a look at all of the fun elements you get with this kit!


As usual there is an adorable assortment of Doodlebug products that you will just adore!
Look at that giant phone sticker! Isn't it fun?!!

Make sure you hop around to all of the Design Team's blogs to see what they have created!



There are also 2 specials you'll want to check out this month!




Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the new goodies that Paper Sweeties has to offer and make sure you take advantage of the 2 specials going on as well! We shall see you back tomorrow for the New Release Party!

Have a SWEET day, I already am!
Lisa

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Happy Vibes!

 


Hello and welcome back to my blog!
It's my day to take over the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog again and today I have a cute little Corgi to bring you some happy vibes!


Isn't that just the cutest little puppy you've ever seen! I just love his cool shades! 

The patterned background paper is from the Coffee Lovers Paper Pack from Unity Stamps and the cool sentiment is from the Latte Happy Vibes stamp set from Your Next Stamp.

My cute little Corgi is actually a vinyl sticker from my daughter's Etsy shop The Paper Garden Gals. These vinyl stickers can be used on cards, cups, computers, or anything you want to decorate. There are lots more coffee themed vinyl stickers in her shop to check out as well!

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out what's brewin' in Lisa's ICU!
Have a great day, I already am!
Lisa

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Love and Coffee

 


Hello and welcome back to my blog!
It's my day to take over the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog again and I have a double shot of iced coffee to share with you today! I have been obsessed with the Shaken Iced Espresso from Starbucks lately and I don't usually like their coffee because it's too strong. This particular drink is perfect though and I can't get enough! I found a video by Nichol Spohr on YouTube that shows how to make the perfect iced coffee and I've made quite a few cards lately using it.
Here is a link to her video if you are interested:
These coffee cups come out looking so realistic!


Here is my card for today, check out the card recipe below:



For my card I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and I cut out a panel using the largest die from the Kat Scrappiness Stitched Rectangle Dies. I wanted a soft color in the background so I used my Domed foam applicators to apply a light covering of Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink.

The next step was to prepare my coffee cups. I used the Honey Bee Coffee Break Dies and some Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink mixed with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink to give the appearance of iced coffee. I intentionally left the bottom of the color light to make it appear like the cream at the bottom of the cup. Nichol's video has great step by step instructions to achieve this look. I sprinkled water over the ink to make it look more realistic. For the foam at the top of the cup I used a Snow Marker to give a puffy foamy effect and I love how it turned out!.

Once I knew where I wanted the placement of the coffee cups I placed my card front into my Mini MISTI stamping tool and stamped my sentiment from the Technique Tuesday Perk Up stamp set with Versafine Black Onyx Ink. That is my favorite black ink for stamping sentiments because it stamps so crisp and dark! All that was left to do was to pop the coffee cups up on some foam tape and add some fun red hearts.

Thank you for joining me today, make sure you try this technique on your own coffee cups and watch Nichol's video for some helpful tips!

Have a great today, I already am!
☕️  Lisa  ☕️ 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Paper Sweeties June 2021 New Release Rewind!

 



Welcome to the Paper Sweeties June 2021 New Release Rewind!

Today I'm showcasing the brand new stamp sets and matching dies from Paper Sweeties called

and

This set features the most adorable gnome car that you can customize by coloring or paper piecing with some fun paper!

These stamp sets pair so well with last month's Build a Gnome stamp and die set and the Photoplay 6x6 patterned paper pack and Cardstock Ephemera.

Here is a picture of the new stamp set and matching dies that are available in the Paper Sweeties Shop!





For today's card I used one of the adorable Gnomes from last month's Build a Gnome stamp and die set and I put her behind the wheel of the super cute Gnomebug from Keep Calm and Gnome On! I'm not quite sure how she can see since her hat is over her eyes but we're just gonna go with it!



I love how this card came out! There is something so adorable about this little Gnomemobile! I love how the die cuts out the window so you can see inside the car!
The sentiment is a mix between this month's stamp set and the

You can hop along and visit the rest of the talented Designer's blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:



Thank you so much for stopping by for the June Release! I'm so glad you could join us for another gnome invasion! Stay tuned for more gnome accessories in the coming months!

Keep Calm and Gnome On, I already am!
Lisa

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Coffee with Friends!

 


Hello coffee lovers and welcome back to my blog! Today I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog and I have a treat to share with you!

The Colorado Craft Company has a set of coffee loving mice and they are just too cute! The talented artist Anita Jeram has designed some new stamp sets for them and she draws the most whimsical characters! You might recognize her name as she is the talented artist who illustrated the popular children's book Guess How Much I Love You and many others!

My card today features a darling image from the Colorado Craft Company's stamp set titled 
Coffee House. If you are familiar with Jeram's artwork you will recognize her whimsical style in these images. There are also dies to match these images but I did not use them for my card. 



Aren't those mice just the cutest! I just love how excited they are over that cup of coffee. I imagine after Covid many of us would be excited to have coffee with friends again in person!
Here is a picture of that sweet stamp set.



I made my own stencil for this card using the Distressed Edge Rectangle Dies from Kat Scrappiness.
I cut the third largest die from that set out of some stencil material and placed the negative piece over a piece of watercolor paper. Then I took Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink and did some quick watercoloring over the panel. Once it dried I removed the stencil and had the distressed edge design perfectly masked off.



After the panel was completely dry I placed it into my MISTI and stamped the image and sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx ink a few times. The watercolor paper was very textured and thick so I had to stamp a few times to get a good impression.  I popped the stamped panel on to an A2 size card base with some foam tape and the card was done. For a fun embellishment I glued one heart on to the coffee cup from the Trinity Stamps Coffee Bean Heart Sprinkle Mix. I just love that extra bit of character it adds!

Here is one more look at my card with the supplies used.



Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to have coffee with a friend soon!
Have a great day, I already am!
☕️  Lisa  🐭

Paper Sweeties June 2021 New Release Party!

 

 



Welcome to the Paper Sweeties June 2021 New Release Party!

Today I'm showcasing the brand new stamp set and matching dies from Paper Sweeties called


This set features the most adorable gnome car that you can customize by coloring or paper piecing with some fun paper!

This stamp sets pair so well with the Photoplay 6x6 patterned paper pack and Cardstock Ephemera.

Here is a picture of the new stamp sets and matching dies that are available to purchase in the shop Today:





For today's card I used the super cute Gnomebug from the new set and a gnome sticker from the Photoplay Crafting with my Gnomies sticker sheet to drive the car. The patterned paper is from the matching 6x6 paper pad from the same Photoplay collection.




You can hop along and visit the rest of the talented Designer's blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:



Make sure to come back tomorrow for the Release Rewind and some more Gnometastic inspiration from the design team!

Keep Calm and Gnome On, I already am!
Lisa

Monday, June 14, 2021

Paper Sweeties June 2021 New Release Sneak Peeks!

 



Welcome to the Paper Sweeties June 2021 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Today I'm showcasing the brand new stamp sets and matching dies from Paper Sweeties called

"Keep Calm and Gnome On"
and
"Keep Calm and Gnome On Sweet Cuts"

This set features the most adorable gnome car that you can customize by coloring or paper piecing with some fun paper!

These stamp sets pair so well with the Photoplay 6x6 patterned paper pack and Cardstock Ephemera.

Here is a picture of the new stamp set and matching dies that will be available to purchase in the shop Tomorrow:




For today's card I used one of the adorable Gnomes from last month's Build a Gnome stamp and die set. The sentiment is from the new Keep Calm and Gnome On set.







You can hop along and visit the rest of the talented Designer's blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:



Make sure to come back tomorrow for the New Release Party when the new products will be available for purchase! There will also be a lot more inspiration from the design team as well!

Keep Calm and Gnome On, I already am!
Lisa