Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Great Ideas Start With COFFEE

Hello, Coffee Lovers!  It's time for some COFFEE!
Welcome to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Grab your favorite coffee stamp set and play along with us!  Head on over to Chaitali's Blog...Cuts, Crops & Creativity, to read all of the details of this fun blog hop!

Check out all of these fabulous Blog Hop Sponsors...

and some Flash Giveaway Sponsors, too!

So, let's chat a bit about coffee!

1. When did I start drinking coffee? 
My father would always go to the coffee shop in the mornings and have coffee, mom's early beverage of choice was Diet I didn't grow up with coffee around.  Once I started college and studied late at night for tests, I thought I'd try coffee to perk me up on those long nights.  I started drinking coffee with a little sugar, and soon fell in love with its aroma and warmth!

2. What is my favorite brand(s)? 
Dunkin' Donuts French Vanilla is my all-time favorite brand and flavor of coffee!  My husband tries to sneak in off-brands on occasion, and I remind him every time of my preference, even if it costs a couple dollars more.  Husbands! 

3. What is the most amazing coffee that I've had?  Where and when?
When my hubby and I met, we would spend Saturday mornings at a pancake house in a Chicago suburb that had the STRONGEST coffee.  It soon became our standard of coffee at restaurants and we craved strong coffee for several years after that.

4. If I don't drink my needed coffee, I will...
get a headache, even a bit nauseous, and irritable!  Yes, I'm a coffee addict!
It's hard to believe that I was able to quit drinking coffee while pregnant, even had an aversion to the aroma when I was expecting my sweet daughter...hubby was not even allowed to brew a pot at home for a few months!  LOL!

I LOVE COFFEE!  I begin each and every day with a cup (or two or three), taking my jumbo Tervis filled with coffee on work days!

Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #238 was just what I needed to frame up the flavor of the day!

I used some fabulous Verve goodies on my card today!

I LOVE the new coffee-themed goodies from Verve!  I can't get enough of that awesome Coffee Word Die paired up with the Coffee stamp set and Cuppa Joe Die Set....then a few sprinkles of the Signature Sequin Mix and you've got yourself a fun mix of fun!

The papers, flower, leaves and wooden stick are from the Prima Coffee Break!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!  Enjoy the hop!

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Stamps:  Coffee (Verve)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa Luxe (Momento)
Paper:  Primitive Cream (PTI), Coffee Break (Prima)
Other:  Cuppa Joe Die Set, Coffee Word Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Signature Sequin Mix (Verve), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pinked Circles Dienamics (My Favorite Things), Coffee Break Wooden Sticks, Leaves and Flowers (Prima)

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Muchas Gracias - SugarPea Designs SugarSketch Challenge

Hello, Sugar LOVING Peeps!  It's time for a new SugarSketch at SugarPea Designs!

This super fun and a bit masculine stamp set, Let's Fiesta!, from the Bean Stalk Collection, will make you and your men smile!  I can't help but giggle every time I use fun!

It's also time for a new sketch, Sugar Sketch 012!  Hope you'll play along with us!

Check out this awesome sketch!

Here's how you can play along with the SugarSketch!

Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
Feel free to rotate/flip the sketch, or exchange any shapes for what works with your design, just make sure the sketch is recognisable!
Combine our sketch with any other challenge(s) (except another sketch!)
Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPDSS12 so that we may check out your beautiful work
Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.

I stamped "Mi Amigo" over a piece of patterned paper, fussy cut him out and colored his face a bit with pencils.  After a bit of layering and sentiment placement, this fun guy card is ready to go!

Hope you'll grab your SugarPea Designs and join us for the sketch this week:)

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Stamps: Let's Fiesta! (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Black Ranger Archival, Stampin' Pencils
Paper:  White Linen (Ellen Hutsen), World Traveler (Teresa Collins)
Other:  Stitched Circle Dies (Lil' Inker Designs)

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Life Begins After...Coffee - Viva la Verve

Hey there, Verve fans!
I'm up on the Viva la Verve blog today sharing a new sketch

I paired the sketch up with the fun colors at ColourQ Challenge this week!

Here are the fabulous Verve goodies that I used on my card!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps: Coffee (Verve)
Ink:  Espresso Truffle Momento, Copics
Paper:  White Linen (Ellen Hutsen), Sweater Weather (Lawn Fawn)
Other:  Cuppa Joe Die Set, Coffee Word Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Twine (The Twinery)

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Reverse Confetti September Color Challenge Recap

Hello, 'Fetti Fans!

There's still a bit of time to play along with the Reverse Confetti September Color Challenge!
Check out this pretty color palette!

 When I took one look at these colors, I knew I was going going to use either the Fabulous Flamingos stamp set or the Peacock Pretties stamp set!  Well, Peacock Pretties won out this time!

I wanted that Peacock Pretties feather to really stand out, so I used some bright yellow paper to stamp on and fussy cut to prop up with foam adhesive over a few other yummy layers!  The Love Note and Tagged Tote prove, once again, to be the PERFECT layers to show off Reverse Confetti's gorgeous stamps!  The stamped images and sentiments were embellished with a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins, too!  

Head on over to the Reverse Confetti Blog to see what the other crew gals have whipped up with the color challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Peacock Pretties (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Luxe
Paper:  White PTI, Glitz
Other:  Tagged Tote, Love Note Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Twine (The Twinery), Sparkling Clear and Lemon Chiffon Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

EAT CAKE - Reverse Confetti

Hello, Reverse Confetti fans!
Today, I'm sharing the "Shoebox Swap" card that I made for the girls at our fun weekend at The Craft House in Newton, Kansas!

Here is a silly shot of us!  What a blast we had!

I used some of my favorite Reverse Confetti stamp sand Confetti Cuts for my card!

I love the whimsical look of the Confetti Cuts all layered up together!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  In a Big Way (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (PTI), Sprinkles & Sunshine (Bella Blvd)
Other:  Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Tag Me Too Confetti Cuts, Pretty Panels Triangles Confetti Cuts, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Twine (The Twinery)

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A Perfect Autumn Card Set - Carta Bella Paper

Hey there, card-making friends!

I'm up on the
today with a set of autumn greeting cards using A Perfect Autumn Collection!

I'd love for you to stop by and let me know what you think of this card set!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Chevron Dragon - Top Dog Dies

Hey there, Top Dog Dies fans!
Over the fun weekend at the CRAFT HOUSE with my gal pals, I whipped this funky card up using 
Top Dog Dies!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Doodlebug Design papers, Top Dog Dies, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, The Twinery Baker's Twine

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