Wednesday, September 29, 2021

National Coffee Day 2021


Welcome Coffee Lovers! Today is National Coffee Day and we have been celebrating all week over at the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog! Here is a link to today's post explaining all of the festivities.

There will be a hop featuring all of the Super Sponsors from this past week.

Today I am featuring a project using the Bear Cozy Kit from super sponsor Ellen Hutson.
This kit features enough materials to make TWELVE cozies!

* 10 piece die set
* 6 colors of Essentials by Ellen Wool Felt 8 1/2" x 11"
*6 colors of DMC Floss
* Large vinyl mesh zippered storage pouch

I made 2 projects with this kit and I absolutely adore them!
One is a traditional teddy bear and the other is a unicorn.

For the teddy bear cozy I used all of the dies included in the kit and added some pearls for extra cuteness! I just love how the bow looks on the bear's head.

For the unicorn I paired the dies in the set with a few extra dies in my stash to make the unicorn.
I love how VERSATILE this set is and can be incorporated into almost any animal with a little bit of imagination.
Check out all of the Coffee Lovers DT projects today to see how many other animals you can spot!

Thanks so much for joining me today and make sure to check out the main post to see all of the caffeinated inspiration on the blog today! Make sure to visit the Super Sponsors and show them some love as well, they are all so generous! Here is the link one more time to today's post.

Have a great day, I already am!
 🦄 Lisa  🐻 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Freshly Ground Heaven


Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I am sharing another caffeinated card over on the
Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog in my I.C.U. (Intensive COFFEE Unit)

My card today features a fun and whimsical coffee cup from the 
Catherine Pooler Mug Shots stamp set and I used the matching dies to cut out the pretty little cup.

I colored up the cup with my Copic markers and I doodled some white polka dots on to the heart. I just love white polka dots on a pink heart! Actually my 2 favorite colors are pink and teal and I incorporated both of them on this card. 

I started with a white A2 card base and glued a black layer on to the base to build the rest of my card. Next I measured a piece of white card stock to 5 1/4" x 4" so it was just slightly smaller than the black layer. I used the Hero Arts Script Bold Prints background stamp to stamp a partial image along the left side of my white layer. To do this I tore a scrap piece of paper in a wonky pattern to mask off the white card stock leaving a random pattern when I stamped the script print. I really love how that came out!

I wanted there to be steam coming out of the cup so I took the steam image from the Mug Shots stamp set and stamped it directly on to my white layer. I popped my coffee cup up on foam tape right over the steam and I stamped my sentiment directly under my cup. I used the Darcie's Milk and Cookies stamp set for my sweet sentiment. To finish off my card I added some sweet little black hearts from the 

I really love how this card turned out, it's got a clean, bold and graphic look that I'm quite fond of!

Thanks for stopping by my ICU today, I love sharing coffee with my friends!

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

Friday, September 10, 2021

Pretty Poinsettia


The holidays are slowly approaching once again and many of you might be starting to make your cards early this year! LDRS Creative has you covered with some fabulous stamps and dies that are perfect for holiday cards! 

I am up on the LDRS Creative blog today with this gorgeous poinsettia card!
This card features the fabulous Layered Poinsettia Dies and the beautiful 

I started by cutting out a panel of white cardstock with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set and then embossed it with a sweater pattern embossing folder. 

Next I did some watercoloring with various shades of red and green so I could cut out my poinsettia flowers and leaves with some varied shades of color. I used gold glitter paper to cut out the center of the flowers to add a little bit of sparkle. I used the same gold glitter paper to cut out the letters so they would match the flowers.

I finished off my card with some pretty little gold pearls to tie the card together.

I really love how elegant this card looks and the Layered Poinsettia Dies make it so easy to create professional looking cards! Make sure you check out the entire release of holiday inspired stamps and dies available now at LDRS Creative!

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

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Screaming for Coffee!


I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog again today and I want to know.....
Where are all of my pumpkin spice latte lovers at?
I've been seeing all of the Fall inspired cards all over social media lately so I figured it was ok to jump on the bandwagon. Even though I live in South Florida and we won't likely experience Fall weather until February, can't hurt to pretend! 

Here is my not so scary Halloween inspired coffee card!

For the base of my card I used a spider web stencil from my stash and made a background on some white cardstock. The coffee cup was cut out of orange and white polka dot paper using the Coffee Cup Fold-It die from The Stamps of Life. I then took the Pumpkin face stencil from The Rabbit Hole Designs and gave my coffee cup a not so scary face. 
For the sentiment on the bottom I used a sentiment from the Coffee Talk 2 stamp set from Sweet and Sassy stamps. I finished off the card with some shiny black and orange sequins for some fun!

I love how this not so spooky coffee card turned out and I hope you like it too! 
Now go enjoy some fall inspired drinks and send some cooler weather my way!

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