Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Cats and Coffee!

Hello my coffee loving card makers! It's my day on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog and I'm so happy to be here and not at work in my real ICU! I'm sure every nurse, teacher, and Indian chief will tell you they are severely understaffed and overworked! Honestly though, it makes me even more grateful for my card making hobby because it is my escape and my sanity!

My card today incorporates 2 things I LOVE! Coffee and cats... I have 2 cats of my own and iced coffee runs through my veins! I love making my own cold brew at home, it's delicious! My card today features a new stamp set from the Ink Blot Shop.

I'm just in love with that fat cat! The set is called Fat Cats and there are 5 cute cat images in the set with lots of feline accessories! The coffee cups in the background are from an older Lawn Fawn set called Love You a Latte and the sentiment is from the Perk Up stamp set from Jaded Blossom. I matted everything on to the Postal Cover Panel from Reverse Confetti.

This was a fun card to make and I can't wait to color up the other 4 kitties in that stamp set!

Have a great day! I already am!

☕️ Lisa 🐈

Friday, February 18, 2022

Coffee Date My Daughter


Hi everyone, today is my day up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog and I have a very special post for you! This blog post is dedicated to all the incredible teachers out there! More specifically my favorite teacher of all.... my daughter Taylor! 

Taylor is my coffee date for today and I am so proud of her. As you all know teaching is one of the many jobs that became infinitely more challenging when COVID hit. Taylor has been working way too many hours every week past her contracted time just to give her students everything they deserve..... sadly it leaves very little personal time. Despite Taylor's lack of personal time she still agreed to be my Coffee Date for today.

Taylor is a planner girl at heart and she loves all things planner related! She agreed to do a planner layout for the week of Valentine's Day and make it coffee themed. But of course real life got in the way and her layout as of tonight was only half done. As she sat writing an IEP for a meeting tomorrow she felt guilty about not finishing her planner layout for our coffee date.  I am going to share the gorgeous layout she started and as you can see she has a COFFEE CUP sticker on Friday the 18th to signify our "date". Taylor is a big fan of the Erin Condren Life Planner and Krissyanne Design's stickers and she uses them frequently in her layouts. Taylor's Instagram account is @prettypaperpieces4u if you'd like to check out all of her other amazing layouts!

Here is a picture of her layout and I am in love with the color scheme and adorable stickers she used for the week of Valentine's Day! Notice the AWESOME "Drink Wine Day" on the 18th!

In keeping with the Valentine's Day theme I decided to make a love themed card that sums up my relationship with Taylor. We definitely go together like coffee and donuts! We craft together and support each other's hobbies. She attended Creativation with me and I am attending Go Wild with her next month. Go Wild is a huge planner convention that takes place once a year for the die hard planner fans.

For my card today I used the adorable Yum Yum stamp set from the Not 2 Shabby Shop. That little hamster is just adorable and her little hands hold lots of little accessories. Today she is enjoying coffee and a donut!

I stamped that adorable hamster onto a panel cut from the Waffle Flower A2 Lacy Layers Die set and colored her up with my Copic Markers. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. Although it's difficult to see in the picture I did use the Love Splash stencil from A Colorful Life Designs on the card base for some fun pink hearts!

Thank you for joining me today for our Coffee Date! I am honored that Taylor agreed to virtually meet me for coffee and I can't wait to see her completed layout when she is done!

Have a great day! We already are!

Lisa and Taylor

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

You Are So Beautiful To Me

 Good morning crafty friends!  I'm so excited about the new January release from LDRS Creative and I've been busy creating some beautiful cards to share with you! The possibilities are endless with the new Strip Dies and in my opinion they are excellent for getting your creative juices flowing!

My card today features the:

1/2" A2 Background Strips Die
Joyful Blooms Stamp Set
A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers

This card was so much fun to make. These new strip dies really lend themselves to endless possibilities! I decided to go with a monochromatic look for this card. I chose 6 different colors of teal card stock and cut each color out using the brand new 1/2" A2 Background Strips Die. I glued them to a piece of white card stock and then I stamped the gorgeous flower cluster over top using the Joyful Blooms Stamp Set.

Next I used the second largest die from the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers to cut out my main panel. Once the panel was cut out I added the pretty sentiment from the Joyful Blooms Stamp Set to the bottom left corner.

I attached my panel to a white A2 card base with some foam tape for dimension and added some clear droplets for some extra shine.

Here is one more picture with all the products used on today's card.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. I encourage you to check out all of the new stamps, dies and stencils from the new January release! You won't be disappointed!

Have a great day, I already am!