Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop with CAS-ual Fridays

CFSCLCBloghopLogo

Hello coffee lovers and CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I am so excited because today, the CFS Ink Squad is collaborating with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers group.  There will be tons of inspiration during this hop and if you leave comments, you will have the chance to win 1 of 3 $25 Gift Certificates.

For my project, I am showcasing the Coffee Cup Fri-Dies, Coffee Talk Stamp Set and the Hot Coffee stamp set.

I started by stamping my image on some smooth white card stock.  I die-cut the image using the Coffee Cup Fri-Dies.  I colored the image with my Copic markers.

I die-cut a piece of some Bristol Smooth white card stock and used a stencil from my stash to color my background.  I used Carved Pumpkin and Wild Honey distress oxide inks.  I smooshed my Vintage Photo distress oxide onto an acrylic block and added water, then used my watercolor brush to splatter some colors on my background.  I adhered the coffee cup onto my card.

CFSCFCBloghop1A

The stamp sets that I used for this card are definitely must-haves for any coffee lovers!  I think the sentiments are so funny!  Here’s a little close-up:

CFSCFCBloghop1B

I finished my card design by adding some Sparkling Clear Jewels.  Don’t you think the little color splotches look like coffee?  I love how this card turned out.

CFSCFCBloghop1C

 

Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below if you’d like to order the stamps and dies I used today.  Hop along with us by clicking on the link below to see more inspiration from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers DT and CAS-ual Fridays Ink Squad.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win 1 of 3 $25 Gift Certificates.   I hope you like my card and got inspired.  Happy crafting!

 

b04db-cfs2bdt2bcode

————SUPPLIES—————



Newton’s Nook Designs October Release – Day 4

It is the last day of the October reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For the last day of the October reveals, the design team is showcasing the Slothy Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies, the Happy How-lidays stamp set and coordinating dies with two new mini stamp sets called Mistle-Toad and Fleece Navidad with their coordinating dies.  Here’s what they look like:

NNDOCT18_SlothyChristmas

NNDOCT18_HappyHowlidays

NNDOCT18_MistleToad

NNDOCT18_FleeceNavidad

I stamped and colored all the images with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  Also die-cut the other elements I needed to create my scene.  Here’s my first card:

IMG_9765

The little stockings are from the Ornament Shaker Dies.  The Birch Trees and Pine Trees are from the Forest Scene Builder and the Snow Hills, using the Land Border die set.   Since this is a holiday card, glitter is the way to go!  I added some stardust stickles to the Santa hat.  Here’s a little close-up:

IMG_9766

Don’t you just love this little cutie?   He represents me around the holidays.  I get so tired from traveling, cooking and entertaining that all I want to do is take a long nap.

Here’s my second card with the Happy Howl-idays stamp set.

IMG_9768

I added some gold detail on the dog’s jingle-bell collar using my Sakura Gold gel pen.  Also added some red stickles to the berries.  Here’s a little close-up:

IMG_9770

Last but not the least, here’s my card with the Mistle-Toad stamp set.  This is so adorable.

NNDMistletoad1A

I used the Framework die set to add some embossing details to my card stock.   I also used the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and the Pines and Holly Die set, with the Festive Forest stamp set. Here’s a close-up:

NNDMistletoad1B

To finish my card design, I added sparkling clear jewels and stardust stickles.

NNDMistletoad1C

Would you like to win the “Slothy Christmas” or the “Happy Howl-idays”  Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

——–SUPPLIES——-



Newton’s Nook Designs October Release – Day 3

NNDOCTReleaseIcon_Oct18

It is the third day of the October reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first two days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For the third day, the design team is showcasing the Holiday Stockings stamp set (NOTE: you can cut these images using the Stylish Stockings Die Set), and the Ornamental Wishes with the Ornament Shaker Die.  Here’s what they look like:

 

NNDOCT18_HolidayStockings

 

NNDOCT18_OrnamentalWishes

 

For my first project, I stamped the images on some smooth white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the Stylish Stockings die set.   I die-cut another piece of white card stock using a square die from my stash to create the windows for my card.  I embellished the stocking with Stardust Stickles and set them aside to dry.

 

I die-cut the Merry and Bright sentiment using the Holiday Greetings Die set, featured on the first day of the reveals.  Here’s my card:

 

IMG_9759

 

I absolutely ADORE the images on the stockings!  I can’t even pick a favorite because they are all so cute!  This stamp set is a must-have for your holiday cards.  Here’s another look:

 

IMG_9760

 

For my second project I used the Ornament Shaker Die with some silver glittered card stock.  I used the double-sided adhesive foam to create my shaker well and used some sequins from my stash.  I die-cut the top piece of the ornament with gold glittered card stock and used a bow punch from my stash.  I also die-cut some pine boughs with white card stock to decorate my ornament.

 

IMG_9762

 

To finish my card design, I die-cut the “Happy Holidays” sentiment using the Holiday Greetings die set and adhered these pieces on my card.

 

IMG_9764

 

This Ornament shaker die is another must-have for sure!   Wouldn’t you just love receiving a holiday card with this shaker ornament?

 

Which one is your favorite from today’s reveals?  I would love to know.

 

Would you like to win the “Holiday Stockings” or the “Ornamental Wishes” Stamp Set?  Each stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

Newton’s Nook Designs October Release – Day 2

NNDOctReleaseIcon_Oct18

 

It is the second day of the September reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Nutcracker Squeak stamp set and coordinating dies with Caroling Newton stamp set and coordinating dies.  Here’s what they look like:

 

NNDOCT18_ANutcrackerSqueak

 

NNDOCT18_CarolingNewton

I stamped my images on some neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  I also die-cut the trees and the snow hills using the Forest Scene Builder dies and the Land Border dies.  Here’s my first card:

 

NNDNutcrackerSqueak1A

 

I absolutely LOVE the Forest Scene Builder dies.  Nt only did it come with the birch trees but I also came with little birds and Pine trees.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

NNDNutcrackerSqueak1C

 

Don’t you just love the little mice?  They are so adorable and super cute!

 

NNDNutcrackerSqueak1B

 

For my second card, I also used the Music stencil and covered their beanies with stardust glitter.

 

NNDCarolingNewton1B

 

Would you like to win the “Nutcracker Squeak”  Stamp Set or the “Caroling Newton stamp set?  Each stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

Newton’s Nook Designs October Release – Day 1

NNDOctReleaseIcon_Oct18

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off  the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.   You also have a chance to win a stamp set for each reveal day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Winter Memories stamp set and dies with two new stand-alone dies that you are absolutely going to LOVE – the Forest Scene Builder dies (my favorite because I LOVE birch trees), the Holiday Greetings Dies (another favorite), with three new AMAZING stencils.  Heres what they look like:

 

NNDOCT18_WinterMemories

 

NNDOct_ForestSceneBuilder_DIE_PKG

 

NNDOct_HolidayGreetings_DIE_PKG

 

NNDOCT18_Stencils_ALL3

 

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock with versafine onyx black ink.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I die-cut the rest of my elements using the Forest Scene Builder dies and Land Border dies.  I colored the birds die-cut with my Copic markers.  Here’s my first card:

 

NNDWinterMemories1A

 

I am so bummed that my lighting didn’t really show the glittered “snow” on my card.  When I was making this card, it was hurricane season in Florida.  I used some diamond glittered card tsock to create my snow hills.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

NNDWinterMemories1C

 

I love the silhouette images on this stamp set.

 

NNDWinterMemories1B

 

For my second card, I used my Nuvo Moonstone glitter paste and the Evergreen stencil.

 

NNDWinterMemories2A

 

I wish you can see this card in person.  The glittered/snowy trees the background is really pretty.   Here’s a little close-up:

 

NNDWinterMemories2B

 

Would you like to win the “Winter Memories”  Stamp Set?

This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 18th at 9 pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

National Coffee Day Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook Designs

NNDCoffeeHop9.29.18_Long
Happy National Coffee Day! Today the Newton’s Nook Design Team is hosting a blog hop to celebrate!  You can visit all the Design Team Member’s blogs and leave comments for a chance to win! You can also visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today for another big blog hop and a chance to win more prizes!
For my project today I am showcasing the Slothy Coffee stamp set and its coordinating die.  This stamp set was just released this month!
I started out by stamping my image on some smooth white card stock and colored him in with my Copic markers.  I die cut the image with the coordinating dies.  I used an oval die to create the window on my card base and used the same oval die set to create my oval frame.
I stamped my card base with some fall leaves using some light gray ink.  I also die-cut the leaves and acorn with the Autumn Leaves die set.  I adhered all of my elements to the card.  Here’s what I created:
NNDSlothyCoffee3A
I finished the design by using my white gel pen to add some details to the coffee cup.  I really LOVE this stamp set!  Here’s a little close-up:
NNDSlothyCoffee3B
The Autumn Leaves die set is a must-have for your fall projects too!
NNDSlothyCoffee3C

I hope you like my card today.  Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?  We will choose one lucky winner from our Hop!

Here’s how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, September 30th at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on an NND blog post on Tuesday, October 2nd so please check back to see if you’ve won!

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee – 2018 National Coffee Day Hop with Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps!  Today is National Coffee Day and since I belong to 3 design teams, you will be getting 3 posts in relation to this.

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Let’s Get Caffeinated stamp set, with the Peacock Backdrop die and the double-stitched oval dies.  Kat Scrappiness is also giving away two $25.00 gift cards to Kat Scrappiness shop, as well as a SECRET coupon code!  Please go to http://www.katscrappinessblog.com to enter.

 

KatScrapCoffeeLoversSept181A

 

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on the Kat Scrappiness blog post letting us know your favorite coffee related project from her blog post today as well as your favorite Coffee Related Product at Kat Scrappiness.  Kat Scrappiness will choose TWO winners who will each win a $25 gift card to Kat Scrappiness to spend as you’d like!  We will announce the two winners on Monday, October 8th right here on our blog!  Here’s another look:

 

KatScrapCoffeeLoversSept181C

 

Secret Coupon Code for Coffee Lovers!

Remember that secret coupon code I mentioned at the beginning of this post?  Here it is!  Save 15% on all Coffee related items at Kat ScrappinessWAIT A MINUTE! Let’s just make it 15% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!!!  Just Use coupon code:

“CoffeeDay”

Coupon is valid from 9/29 – 10/1 at http://KatScrappiness.com  Happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Drink Coffee For Your Protection – 2018 National Coffee Day with CAS-ual Fridays

CLBHSEPT29Photo

 

Today is National Coffee Day and we are doing a little blog hop at Cas-ual Fridays Stamps.  For my card today, I am showcasing the Coffee Cup Fri-Dies with the Coffee Talk stamp set and Cup of Coffee stamp set.

 

I started by stamping my coffee cup stamp onto some patterned paper. I used the Coffee cup fri-dies to die-cut the image.  I stamped my sentiment using the Coffee Talk stamp set and also used the “coffee script die to die-cut the coffee.  I adhered this piece on my coffee cup.

 

On a piece of Bristol smooth card stock, I used a sunburst stencil to color my background with some distress oxide inks.  Here is my card:

 

 

I really love how this card turned out.  I used my white gel pen to add some details to my card.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I hope you guys like my card today.  Please visit Car-ual Fridays stamp to purchase the stamps and dies I used today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.

 

 

Day of the Dead with Kindred Stamps

Hello everyone!  This week, the Kindred Stamps is super busy with the September product release.  The entire Kindred Stamps September release will be available on Friday, September 21 at 8 am PST/11 am EST.  Be sure to check out the Kindred Stamps blog on Friday for the full product release as well as the complete line up of all the Kindred Stamps Design Team projects from release week! If you visit and comment on all of the designers’ blogs this week, you could win $15 in Kindred Stamps shop credit! So join the Fan Club and event, show the design team some love, and get ready to empty those wallets this Friday!

 

For my projects today, I am showcasing the Day of the Dead 4 x 6 stamp set.  I’ve always loved the Day of the Dead images.  For some reason, the colorful banners, sugar skulls and flowers cheer me up.  I think this is probably because of my Latin blood.

 

I started out by cutting an A2 size piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used my circle punch to cut a masking paper and applied it on my card stock.  I inked up my background with some distress oxide inks, i.e. Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey.   I smooshed some white paint on an acrylic block and added a few drops of water, then used my watercolor brush to splatter some white paint on my colored background.  I let this piece dry for about half an hour, before die-cutting it with my Stitched Scallop Rectangle die.

 

I adhered the middle piece of the colored card stock onto my card base.  I used my liquid glue to add a piece of acetate and also added some foam adhesive to my frame to create my well to hold my shaker element.

 

IMG_9708

 

I used some light colored sequins as my shaker element and adhered the frame on my card base.

 

IMG_9709

 

I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I fussy-cut the images with my precision scissors.  I adhered these images onto my card.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on black card stock and heat-embossed this piece with white embossing powder  Here’s my shaker card:

 

KindredDayoftheDead1A

 

Isn’t this stamp set so adorable?  This card is so cheerful and is also perfect for Halloween.  Here’s a closer look:

 

KindredDayoftheDead1B

 

That little dog is the cutest ever!   I think the sentiment I used is perfect for this card.

 

For my second card, I stamped the images on some Bristol smooth white card stock and also cut a masks to cover the images.  I adhered the masks onto the images and I used my clouds stencil to ink up my background.   I removed the masks and colored my images in with Copic markers.  Here is the second card:

 

KindredDayoftheDead2A

 

I LOVE all of the pop-culture stamps by Kindred Stamps!  I think the images are proportionately sized for an A2 size card.  You can also used these stamps creating a scrapbook layout.  They are also perfect to use for your planners or traveling journals.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

KindredDayoftheDead2B

 

I hope you like my projects today.  Please visit Kindred Stamps to purchase the stamp set I used today.  Happy crafting!

 

70df8-maria2brussell2bsignature2blogo