Friday, June 30, 2017


When I saw the color palette for Ellen Hutson's June Pin-Sights Challenge I knew it was the perfect time to play with the Mondo Peony by Julie Ebersole and my Kuretake Zig Clear Color markers.

The BeYOUtiful die cut in bold black was perfect! A splash of Pretty Pink Posh Strawberry Burst sequins was the right shade and bling.

Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony by Julie Ebersole
Essentials by Ellen Be-you-tiful die
Kuretake Zig Clean Color markers
Pretty Pink Posh Strawberry Burst 6mm sequins

Hope you link up your creation too!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Washi Framed Coffee

My second card, another Stamplorations stamp I'm using for the first time. Linked up at #130.

Thought I'd frame the Framed Coffee Word Art with washi from Sweet Stamp Shop. This washi set is adorable!

Stamplorations Framed Coffee Word Art (Black)
Sweet Stamp Shop Coffee Delight washi (set of 5)
Hero Arts Cup O' Joe ink

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Thanks a Latte Summer Bloghop

The much-anticipated Coffee Lovers Bloghop is here! I was out of town for the last one, so am happy to be able participate in this one. This is card #111!

Stamplorations had a sale recently, so I scooped up Coffee Cup Row. What a versatile stamp! Instead of coloring them in or paper piecing, I decided to fussy cut them out and apply some hoarded summer stickers that match the DCWV Summer stack patterned paper. Of course, the stickers had lost its stick by now, so had to carefully remove them and glue them down. Lol, that was a first!

Stamplorations Coffee Cup Row
Stamplorations set of 5 Coffee Phrases
DCWV Summer Stack & stickers (hoarded stash)

Be sure to visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers site to see all of the wonderful projects!

Monday, June 19, 2017

#RoyalChallenge Day 15

Today is the last day of Brian's InKing Royalty's 15 day challenge using new product from the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. There are so many wonderful new sets! I used one suite, Eastern Palace for this challenge. The possibilities are limitless with this versatile set.

Today I tried a new technique. Made a watercolor wash on watercolor paper, then I set a stencil I made with the Eastern Medallion thinlits on top of it with a weight. Very cool how the color pooled within the openings. Cut out a scalloped circle and border trim from that piece. The corners are pieces from the border.

I chose "inspire" because this group was so encouraging and the creations were inspiring. This was my first challenge in this group, and it was hard work, but very rewarding. Thanks to Brian for coordinating everything, leaving amazing comments, and being the biggest inspiration.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Medallions
Stampin' Up! Layering Circle Framelits
Stampin' Up! Flourish Thinlits
Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Banners (sentiment)
Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tide ink
Stampin' Up! Lemon Lime Twist ink

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

#RoyalChallenge Day 14

Teabag folding is featured on today's card.

This is actually an A1 notecard. I wanted to put this cute vellum teabag flower in the medium medallion. Happy with this little, but CAS card.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Medallions
Stampin' Up! Layering Circle Framelits  
Stampin' Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes
Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo cardstock

Thanks for the visit, and Happy Father's Day to all the dads!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

#RoyalChallenge Day 13

Lucky day 13 of the InKing Royalty challenge! Just today and two more days to go.

Thought I'd add a layer of vellum to the die cuts. Took an angled picture to feature the layers. Had fun with this one!

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty
Stampin' Up! Eastern Medallions
Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride cardstock
Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride ink
Stampin' Up! Rose Red ink (didn't have Razzleberry)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 16, 2017

#RoyalChallenge Day 12

This challenge has been such a special part of belonging to InKing Royalty. The creations shared have been amazing and inspiring! 

Today's card was fun to assemble. Fussy cut the Eastern Palace DSP for a fun touch. Since the Eastern Palace suite doesn't have die cut words, I used a Sunshine Wishes thinlit.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace DSP
Stampin' Up! Sunshine Sayings (sentiment)
Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes thinlit

Come back soon!