Sunday, March 21, 2021

Peek-A-Boo Thanks

Are you enjoying the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop? I'm posting my second card!


Oh my word, I love the Avery Elle Peek-A-Boo critters! I need some thank you notes. Chose some colors that would be okay to send to a guy. It turned out so cute, but still okay to send to a guy, right? I always spend a crazy amount of time choosing papers. So many patterns detracted from those sweet little paws. This print from Your Next Stamp is just right. The critter is fussy cut, as well as the speech bubble. Sponged the edge of the coffee cup with distress ink. Decided to keep a lot of white space.

Stamps: Avery Elle Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals, Avery Elle Peek-A-Boo Pets (sentiment)
Dies: Memory Box Cozy Mugs 

Off to enjoy more caffeinated inspiration!





Friday, March 19, 2021

Zen Coffee Cup

The Coffee Loving Papercrafters blog hop is here! Join us for fabulous caffeinated card inspiration.



I just received an amazing gift of handmade Thai paper and had to create a card with it. Thank you, Martha & Terry!



Here's a closer look at the texture:


The paper looks and feels amazing! Also amazing is the Stamplorations Caffeinated Zen 1 image, and the Coffee word die. The band is colored with Zig markers, and I used a Sakura glaze gel pen on the lid. The lid and band are popped up. This card is linked up at #64.

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the hop!








Wednesday, March 17, 2021

InKing Royalty Flowers & Fauna Blog Hop


Welcome to InKing Royalty's March Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects feature Flowers & Fauna, a brilliant starting point for so many projects. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post. 

This might be my favorite theme! I have lots of flowers, birds, and trees in my collection. This sprig of cherry blossoms is so pretty!





Side-step cards are so much fun to make, and not very hard if you have a paper trimmer like the Stampin' Up! one that can make a cut midway up the cardstock. A few score lines, and you're done! I stamped the hummingbird on thick whisper white, then stamped another one. Fussy cut them both, then glued them stacked one on each side of the card front for strength since it's only attached to the card at the head. I colored many birds before choosing this one. Wish you could see the Wink of Stella on the hummingbird! I hope you were able to get A Touch of Ink during the recent Sale-A-Bration. This one will stay in my stash. The beautiful card I cased is by Cheryll Miller and can be viewed here.

Stamps: Forever Blossoms, A Touch of Ink (SAB), Friends Are Like Seashells (sentiment)
Dies: Cherry Blossoms
Punch: Lovely Labels Pick a Punch

I did punch both ends of the sentiment label, but thought the one end was so pretty covered up by the branch.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping. Please join us!




Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  4. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  7. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

InKing Royalty Blog Hop: Balloons

 


Welcome to InKing Royalty's February Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects feature balloons, so you are in for a celebratory treat. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post. 

Incorporated balloons into this Valentine's Day card for Stan! I am enjoying the Detailed Hearts die so much that I'm using it again. One of my favorite things to do is emboss something I've die cut. The Dainty Diamonds embossing folder is subtle, but so pretty, the perfect background.


The Detailed Hearts and Balloons are triple cut and stacked for depth and strength. The sturdy stacked diecuts are easier to position on the card front as well! The silver thread is from my stash. I wrapped a short piece around the neck of the balloon and fastened to the back of the balloon. The bottom of the string is poked through the cardfront and fastened on the back. The top is taped behind the balloon. I love the Balloon Bouquet punch, but must remember it punches two balloons at once (one upside down), even though you have embossed three "love"s in a row, lol!

Stamps: A Touch of Ink
Dies: Detailed Hearts, Ornate Layers
Misc: Balloon Bouquet punch, Dainty Diamonds embossing folder

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, the incredible Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group, please join us!




If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  5. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ← ← ← You are here
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  12. Genevieve Ko at Stampin4Fun
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

InKing Royalty Hearts Blog Hop

 


Welcome to InKing Royalty's January Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects feature hearts, so prepare yourself for lots and lots of love. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post. 





I thought it would be fun to use the Nothing's Better Than stamp set, and instead of saying a day without coffee or chocolate, I would use "love" for an anniversary card for my hubby. 42 years! I am so grateful that if I had to be stuck at home, I'd be stuck at home with him. At our age, we're very lucky everything is easy and fun, even the 60 hour power failure we just shivered through. The die cut love in the heart is backed by shiny gold cardstock.

Stamps: Nothing's Better Than
Dies: Wreath Builder (heart), Detailed Hearts (background)

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!






Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ← ← ← You are here
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  10. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  13. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

Monday, December 21, 2020

For Leslie

Couldn't let a Shopping Our Stash challenge go by this time of year. This one's for you, Leslie.


Re-worked my card to an exclusively red, white, and black color combo, the theme for #435. My previous post lists details on stamps and dies used. This has been a most challenging year, and the world needs as much kindness as everyone has to give.

Here's to a new normal in 2021. 

Thank you for stopping by!




Wednesday, December 16, 2020

InKing Royalty blog hop: New Year's Day

 


Welcome to InKing Royalty's December Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month's projects celebrate New Year's Day, a special day to start anew and prepare for the coming year. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post. 




It has been quite a year. We are all looking forward to 2021, hoping to get back to the world we used to know. I was delighted to find this sentiment in Waterfront. It pairs perfectly with the beautiful World Map die. I've cut it out of the gold foil backed by Night of Navy, my favorite combination for this globe. The globe is centered, just looks wonky from this side angle, to capture the shiny foil. :)

I saw a card by Fiona Bradley where she snipped a section of the Detailed Hearts, which is what I did. It wasn't quite wide enough, so I snipped the center. The small gap is covered by the globe.

Here's to kindness in 2021.

Stamps: Waterfront
Dies: World Map, Detailed Hearts
Misc: Tasteful Textile 3D embosssing folder

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group, please join us!

The first blog on this hop belongs to the Birthday King!!! Yes, today is Brian's birthday!!! Please stop by his blog and leave some fabulous birthday wishes. Brian, you are the best, we love you! Happy birthday!!!





If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian  ← ← ← Today is Brian's birthday!!!
  2. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  7. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  11. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  12. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl   ← ← ← You are here
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy