Card Recognition

Friday, September 22, 2017

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall...


I lied...  I thought the hop closed at noon (and I spent the day working, but had to run home for something, so when I realized I was wrong, I whipped up one more card-- because 60 sounds so much better than 59).  Thanks Fall Coffee Lovers Hop...  Using some Verve Stamp goodies, a piece of May Arts burlap and PTI paper.

Coffee Extravaganza


I'm sad to say this p-a-r-t-y is over....  thank you to all the amazing folks who have joined in for the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop, I wish I had time to drool over every single project, although I'm sure that would lead to even more enabling in the purchasing department-- a girl can never have too many coffee stamps.  As I said in the last post, I reached a new record number of projects.. so I'm closing out the hop with a grand total of....drum roll please..... 59 new coffee projects in the last week.  My craft room needs an intervention, there are some health hazards in there (I've never been known for being neat).  Okay, off to work.. I promise, I will not sneak in another one... 


Love the new Echo Park coffee cup, the oxide inks did a great job over lapping the stamped images.  The sentiment and scallop die are from My Favorite Things.





These two cards were inspired by the new Ellen Hutson Pin Inspired Challenge, I stamped three of her coffee cups thinking of the cairn, but decided to go my CAS style and use the patterned paper as my ode to the colors.





And this tag (which honestly I don't really love) is another try at the Reverse Confetti Sketch.  Thank you to everyone for all your love as I busted out all of these projects... I promise to go back to flowers, wine and camping...



Thursday, September 21, 2017

sometimes the smallest things can make your day a whole lot better


Happy Thursday.  I made my crazy goal.... this post brings my Fall Coffee Lovers card (and tag) total to 51.  And I will be back with more-- I've got all these amazing pieces all over my messy craft desk... I'm a total addict, can't stop.  The card uses the Lil Ink coffee and sentiment set-- b/c that's seriously my motto for today-- except my go to is to have a cookie with the iced latte.


I had been neglecting my Paper Smooches, so I busted out this cup and this fun sentiment.


This card uses the new Echo Park sentiment and a Hero Arts coffee, Hero Arts background, MFT tag die and some patterned paper from my stash.


Because we all need a bit of sparkle...  this card uses PT printed vellum, gold washi, Lil Inker coffee, MFT die cut, Lawn Fawn leaves.



This card uses the new CAS(E) this sketch, Echo Park stamps and a collection of PTI paper and cork with a PTI edger die.


And finally.. another coffee tag on a bag of coffee-- using the sleeve from today's treat.  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

creative fuel



Happy Wednesday!  I know some people think they're half way through the week-- but as a girl who works weekends, I'm trying to work on taking a pause during the week (something that is proving to be more difficult then I thought).  So while some of you may look at my excessive crafting this week in awe, please note that it's actually keeping me sane.  Thanks to the crew at Coffee Lovers for providing such a colorful outlet.  So with that disclaimer in mind...  my first card is for the Reverse Confetti sketch, I actually used Reverse Confetti dies and stamps (I entered earlier in the hop and this morning I realized I used the "wrong" stamps).  





This tag is for the MFT Sketch Challenge using MFT dies, Amy Tangerine paper and a Butterfly Reflections sentiment.




Definitely inspired by the Curtain Call Challenge, my Reverse Confetti coffee cup didn't ink properly, so I used a Lil Inker die and some cork to cover the sentiment, which turned out better then I thought.  The sentiment is from Butterfly Reflections-- channeling my inner girl boss.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

life's too short for bad coffee


Greetings friends...  more coffee cards, anyone surprised?  Can't help myself and my slightly obsessive desire to make LOTS of cards/tags for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  This blog post brings the total for this hop up to 39 projects... yes, we can say I have a problem-- it's only Tuesday!  (My slightly crazy goal was 50, which is sounding less crazy at the moment).



This card uses SugarPea Design goodies and the colors from the current The Heart Desires Challenge.  (And yes ~amy~ I'm looking at you with a green card base).


This card... so I'm currently lusting over the Concord & 9th Simon Says set... and while digging for something else for this coffee-centric week of mine, found an old Hero Arts set... funny, I can make cards like the ones I've been seeing online- without buying the set! (I'm still not committing to not purchasing it, but...).  But I thought it'd be fun to make a all Hero Arts stamps card...  three different sets.



This card is for the current MFT Color Challenge, the sentiment is from Neat and Tangled, but everything else is MFT.



And even though I'm on the design team for Tag You're It, I found inspiration from the new challenge to play along.  The background of the tag uses the technique of inking an embossing plate (this one is from Papertrey Ink).


And finally a little Verve stamp love on this super simple one layer card.

Monday, September 18, 2017

You Warm my Heart



Happy Monday crafty peeps.... back with more coffee cards for the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop... I tried to get these up this morning, but my day has been full go... so finding a quick moment at work to finally post these (almost 12 hours after I made them).  The first card is for this week's PTI Make It Monday- mix your florals, anyone surprised that I put the flowers to work on a coffee cup?  (It's a Hero Arts die cut).  I used a PTI sentiment and some May Arts burlap to finish off the CAS card.  


This card uses a Cat's Pajamas sentiment and their September challenge is fall, so it works well for that.







This card is for the current CAS(E) this sketch, my vellum 3m tape wasn't as clear as I'd like, but otherwise love the mix and match of the papers.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Let's drink COFFEE and create stuff


Happy Sunday!  I'm back for Day 3 of the Coffee Lovers Blog hop and I've got more fun to share.  I love that by pulling out all my coffee themed supplies I get so much inspiration.  So, I'll be back with more :)  The first card uses two different Clear and Simple Stamps and some patterned paper from my stash.



This card works well for the Joy Clair One Layer/Texture Challenge.


This card is for the Little Tangles Challenge, decorate your envelope.  The coffee cups are from Neat and Tangled, the sentiment on the card is from Verve Stamps.