Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Eat, Drink & Be Scary Coffee Card

Today is the fifth day of the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and I have a Halloween card to share with you.  This is a first for me too.  I have never done a coffee card for Halloween!!!!  I don't think it will be my last though because I had too much fun putting it together.  These caffeine filled ghosts will be playing at the following:

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Marker Pop Challenge (#129 Boo)
Crafty Catz (Halloween)
Crafty Friends Challenge (Use Dies and/or Punches)


Stamps -- Hampton Art (Graphic 45 -- the Eat, Drink & Be Scary plus Spider) and STAMPlorations (Coffee Sentiments)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Diecuts -- Sizzix (Window) and Scan N Cut2 (Ghosts)

Cardstock -- Recollections

Misc. -- Googley Eyes

Monday, September 18, 2017

Why She Smiles Card

I am sharing another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop today.  I have always had a special appreciation for Mona Lisa.  I have four albums full of Mona Lisa artist trading cards which I created plus those I have exchanged with artists from all over the world.  I don't do them anymore but it still gives me happiness to look at those albums occasionally.  So when I went into my craft room today to do my "coffee" card I happened to think of Mona.  I thought it would be fun to do a fall themed coffee card with her.  Thanks for stopping by to check out my funny Mona card.  She will be smiling at the following:

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Sunday Stamps (Autumn Rainbow)

Allsorts (Feels Like Autumn)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fall Pumpkin Spice Card

I'm having such fun designing cards for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I used three colors of acrylic paint and stenciled the harlequin background on this one.  If you haven't checked out all the creative and fun cards at the Fall Coffee Loves Blog Hop, you are definitely missing out.  I did it this morning with a good cup of coffee and was inspired to go to my craft room and create!!!!!  This pumpkin spice will be linking up to these fine challenges:

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Hand Stamped Sentiments (Photo Inspiration)

Inky Chicks (Use Your Favorite Colors -- I love fall colors!!!!)

The Crazy Challenge (Autumn)

Hiding In My Craft Room (It's Fall Y'all)


Stamps (and Matching Dies) -- Sizzix (662271) and Hampton Art (alphabet to spell coffee on stencil letter)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide)

Acrylic Paints -- Apple Barrel by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Cardstock -- Recollections

Stencil -- Tim Holtz Collection (THS016)

Stencil Letter -- Jillibean Soup

Leaf Diecuts -- Sizzix

Cork -- DCWV

Misc. -- Rope Hemp (Hampton Art) and Sequin Leaves (Hobby Lobby)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Coffee To Go? Card

I having such a good time with the Fall Coffee Lover's blog hop that ideas are popping into my head in the middle of the night!  (Big wink!)  Such is the case with this FUN coffee themed llama card.  I was lucky to have a coffee to go stamp image by Art Impressions which fit the llama's back.  I also used three colors of acrylic paint to create the background "strokes."  Hope you like my humorous llama card and thanks for visiting today.  This unique little coffee carrier is going to be playing at:

Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Dream Valley Challenge(Autumn Colours)

Try It On Tuesday (My Friend -- Human/Animal or Imaginary)

2 Crafty Critter Crazies (Anything Goes With A Critter)

A Gem Of A Challenge (Fun Outside)
Allsorts (Feels Like Autumn)


Stamps -- Pink and Main (Llamas) and Art Impressions (Coffee Cup To Go)

Alphabet Stamps -- Hampton Art

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Markers -- Staedtler Triplus Color

Acrylic Paint -- Apple Barrel by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Cardstock -- Recollections

Diecut -- Lawn Fawn (Circle with Cross Stitched Edge)

Round Tag -- Hampton Art

Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Card

It's time for the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  Yay!  I have been looking forward to it since the summer one (wink).  I am so ready for cooler weather and all things autumn like yes, pumpkin spice!!!!  I used a new stamp set which arrived in the mail today!  The large leaf on the card is a piece of cork I diecut and colored with alcohol markers and a ink pad.  I remembered some leaf brads I thought would be perfect but it took me forever to find them.  I had to play the hunt and search game in my craft room.  Do you ever play that?   I won today because I found the leaf brads but sometimes I lose (wink).   This pumpkin spice coffee wants to play at the following challenges:

Use Your Stuff (Fall Is In The Air)

The Crazy Challenge (Autumn)


Stamps -- Unity Stamp Company (WIB-976)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide)

Markers -- Staedtler

Cardstock -- Recollections (Kraft)

Patterned Paper -- Jillibean Soup

Embossing Folder -- Sizzix (660248 On The Go)

Diecut -- Sizzix (656927 Tattered Leaves)

Brads -- Recollections

Corner Rounder -- Fiskars

Cork -- DCWV

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Medicinal Apple Card

I have a confession to make.  I struggle doing a CAS card.  I start out with the white space and simply cannot stop trying to FILL it up!  (Wink!)  So here is one of my best attempts at a CAS card....how did I do?  This medicinal apple is going to be joining the following challenges:

Addicted To Stamps And More (CAS)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (CAS)

Addicted To CAS (Apples)

Cute Card Thursday (Banner/Flags)

Atlantic Heart Sketch (see sketch below)


Stamp -- Jillibean Soup (jb1282)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Cardstock -- Recollections

Patterned Paper -- American Crafts

Diecut -- Scan N Cut2 (included in machine)

Washi Tape -- Queen & Co. (Green Dotted) and Recollections (Red Dotted)

Misc. -- Black DMC Thread and Chalks (Stampin'Up!)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Words 2 Craft By Guest Designer Card

I am guest designer at Words 2 Craft By today.  When I saw the new quote challenge  I immediately thought of my Albert Einstein stamp by Stamp Francisco.  Decided to use him for my fun card (besides he had not gotten "inky" in a long time).  (Big wink!)  I typed the quote on my We R Memory Keepers typewriter.  The sentiment borders at top and bottom are clear stamps by Pink and Main (from their Owl Nerds set).  The patterned paper is by Jillibean soup and embossing folder by Darice.  Thanks for stopping by and remember "Geek Is Chic."   Einstein will also be acting up at the following challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters (Oh Boy! I did a masculine card.)
Fairytale Challenge Blog (Only For Men)
Retro Rubber Challenge Blog (Anything Goes -- My Einstein stamp is several years old.)
Through The Craft Room Door (Anything Goes)
Crafty Cardmakers (Monochrome)
Dragonfly Dreams (Patterned Paper)
Crafty Friends Challenge (Use Dies and/or Punches -- I used a circle punch.)
The Crafter's Cafe (Boys Will Be Boys)