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




Saturday, June 12, 2021

Summer Quokka Birthday Card

 



I'm up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today with this fun Quokka Birthday card! He's all ready for summer with his Hawaiian shirt and surfboard! I created the fun camo background strip with a unique layered stencil from A Colorful Life Designs!

That super cute little Australian Quokka is from the Summer Quokka stamp set and comes with 3 summer themed Quokkas and some cute beach themed accessory stamps!


I created the strip of camouflage using a unique stencil from A Colorful Life Designs
The Layered Camouflage stencil comes with 3 different layers of a camouflage design that lets you customize your background any way you want. I went with the traditional camo colors on my card but I think it would look good in blues and grays as well. Here is a look at the 3 stencils that make up this set. They are labeled top, middle and base layer and they are super easy to line up too!



I just love using the Quokkas on my cards, they are so cute and I love how you can customize his shirt and surf board with any patterns and colors you want!

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

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Happy Father's Day

 



Hello all! I'm up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today with a mini slimline card featuring lots of new goodies from the new release! Since Father's Day is coming up soon I decided to make a card using some of the fun beachy elements from the new Summer Fun Essentials Dies.  I'm in love with those cute flip flops and for this card I cut them out of burlap to give them a more rugged masculine look. I also used distressed a couple of starfish to match the theme!


Summer Essentials Dies
Summer Essentials Dies



I also used the brand new Lumber Yard Slimline Paper Pad for the first layer on my card base and then I cut another layer out of cream colored card stock using the largest die from the 




And now for the star of the show, the Happy Father's Day Word Dies With Shadow! I just love how the addition of the shadow layer behind the words really makes the sentiment stand out! I used the Lumber Yard Slimline Paper Pad for the shadow layer behind the card. To add some extra interest to the card I added some Espresso Pearl Mix because why not?!


Here's one more look at today's card with all of the supplies used.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to check out the entire new release over at Kat ScrappinessYou will find lots more shadow dies and pearl mixes and a ton of crafty inspiration! I've included lots of affiliate links in my post for you to click on.  There is no extra cost to you but I do earn a small commission to support this hobby that I love! I love recommending products to you that I use and love!
Have a great day, I already am!😎 Lisa 😎

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Coffee With My Dad!

Hello Coffee Lovers!
I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog today and since Father's Day is coming up this month, I thought it would be fun to make a caffeinated card for my dad! 

We love to go to Starbucks together for some coffee and a chat. His favorite hot drink was always an Americano with Breve Foam but recently he changed his order. On our last visit I noticed a drink on the menu that looked delicious called a Shaken Iced Espresso and I was right..... it was DELISH! My dad was inspired to try a cold drink like mine for a change so he ordered a Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino and he was immediately hooked! It's nice to hang out having our favorite caffeinated beverages and talk about life!

The new release at Super Sponsor Kat Scrappiness has the perfect Father's Day die and it is perfect for a slimline sized card!




for this slimline card.



The base layer of the card was cut out of some patterned paper using the largest die from the
Zig Zag Nesting Slimline Dies and I added some Mocha Pearl Mix for some extra embellishments because why not?

Here is one more look at the card with all of the supplies I used.


I hope my dad likes his card, I certainly enjoyed making it and I look forward to our next Starbucks visit so we can sip and chat!

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


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

You Warm My Heart

 


Hello Crafty Caffeinated friends! It's another day up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog and today's card will warm your heart..... literally!

Today's card features a trio of darling little coffee to go cups and a sweet little heart on each koozie!


One of my favorite coffee cup dies is from a company that is no longer in business. Top Dog Dies made this adorable little coffee to go cup die and I just love the little scalloped koozie in this set. It's just so dainty! I especially love the little heart that goes in the middle and I covered the hearts in sparkly Star Dust Stickles for some extra bling!



The sentiment on the card is from the Honey Bee Perfect Blend stamp set. I cut the sentiment into 2 parts so I could split it up on the card. I placed my cups on a panel that I cut out using the Wonky Stitched Mini Slimline die from Kat Scrappiness.




Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I'm so glad I could warm your heart today!
💖💛💚



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

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Paper Sweeties May 2021 New Release Rewind!

    




Welcome to the Paper Sweeties May 2021 New Release Rewind Day!

Today I'm showcasing the brand new stamp set and matching dies from Paper Sweeties called
"Build a Gnome"! 
It features the most adorable gnomes that you can build yourself with matching sentiments.

This stamp set pairs so well with the Photoplay matching 




Here is a picture of the new stamp set and dies that are now available to purchase:


Here a tag I made for the last day of the May 2021 release using the Photoplay matching 



I also used the Sweet Cuts For You  tag die for this project.  I cut out 2 different patterns from the Photoplay Crafting With My Gnomies paper pad to layer on top of each other. I topped off my tags with some yummy Watermelon Seam Binding.


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




Thanks so much for stopping by today and joining us for another fabulous Paper Sweeties Release!


Make sure you come back next month and join us for the June release! If you love GNOMES you'll LOVE what's coming! 😉 


Have a great day gnomies, I already am!

 💜  Lisa  💜 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Paper Sweeties May 2021 New Release Party!

   




Welcome to the Paper Sweeties May 2021 New Release Party!

Today I'm showcasing the brand new stamp set and matching dies from Paper Sweeties called
"Build a Gnome"! 
It features the most adorable gnomes that you can build yourself with matching sentiments.

This stamp set pairs so well with the Photoplay matching paper, ephemera and stickers.

Here is a picture of the new stamp set and dies that are now available to purchase in the shop:





Here is the card I made for the second day of the May 2021 release using the coordinating Photoplay matching paper, ephemera and stickers.







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




Thanks so much for stopping by today and make sure to come back tomorrow when I'll be sharing another project for the Paper Sweeties May 2021 Release!


Have a great day gnomies, I already am!

 💜  Lisa  💜 

Friday, May 14, 2021

Paper Sweeties May 2021 New Release Sneak Peeks!

  




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

Today I'm showcasing the brand new stamp set and matching dies from Paper Sweeties called
"Build a Gnome"! 
It features the most adorable gnomes that you can build yourself with matching sentiments.

This stamp set pairs so well with the Photoplay matching paper and ephemera.

Here is a picture of the new stamp set and dies that are now available to purchase in the shop:


Here is the card I made for the first day of the May 2021 release using the matching stamps and dies.




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




Thanks so much for stopping by today and make sure to come back tomorrow when I'll be sharing another card for the Paper Sweeties May 2021 Release!


Have a great day gnomies, I already am!

 💜  Lisa  💜