Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thanks a Latte




It's been just as much fun hopping around looking at cards as it has been making them for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  This morning, I discovered a new challenge, Tuesday Throwdown.  The challenge to use creative borders took me directly to Reverse Confetti's Edger dies.  I couldn't resist inlaying the Reverse Confetti Wreath in gold and adorning it with a Verve Coffee Mug.


Linking to:
Coffee  Lovers Blog Hop
Throwdown Tuesday
PIP Challenge
SSS Work it Wednesday



Thanks a latte for taking a look,
Christine





SaveSaveSaveSave

SFYTT: Wishing You a Beautiful Day



Love the Tall Tags Trio from Reverse Confetti as well as the wreath die!  I was bound and determined to piece together some tall tags to create the vertical elements of the sketch and just couldn't make it work.  So....I went "off road" with the sketch, but know the intended recipient of this card will like it anyway as she is a fan of the color yellow.  Love how the Garden Bunch layers in shades of yellow.

Thanks for stopping by,
Christine

Linking to
Reverse Confetti SFYTT
Word Art Wednesday

Monday, June 26, 2017

Add Your Own Sweetener






I found another treasure on the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:  this marvelous digital image and sentiment from TLC offered right here.  The cheerful colors from the Sunday Stamps Challenge have once again appeared in my card...just love them!  Thanks for looking!  Christine
Linking to:

SaveSaveSaveSave

Many Blessings




Swoon!  I love the inspiration photo at the Card Concept.  Reverse Confetti's Rose Garden was the perfect choice for the florals and I chose the sentiment "Many Blessings" from Verve's Autumn Blessings to open lots of options for sharing this card:  anniversary, birthday, just because, etc.  The sketch was a fun discovery made while looking at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop entries.  I just fell in love with this coffee themed card, and decided to use the sketch for my clean and layered entry at the Card Concept.

Have a blessed day,
Christine

Linking to:
The Card Concept #76
Atlantic Hearts Sketch #218
Word Art Wednesday
SSS Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Patterned Paper)
SaveSaveSaveSave

Never Underestimate the Power of Coffee and a Thank You


First, I'd like to say a big thank you to Sherrie, a sweet blogger whose work can be found here.  I was blessed to win a Michael's gift card offered on Sherrie's blog.  We live in a tiny town, so it takes a road trip to go to shopping, and one of the highlights of our weekend excursion was a trip to Michael's.  I got lots of card making goodies, including the fun chalkboard papers and enamel dots used on this card.  Thanks a bunch, Sherrie!

The fun digital stamp was offered by Gloria Stengel in a previous Coffee Lovers Hop.

I really need to straighten my craft room, but feel inspired to make another card.  Thanks for stopping by,
Christine

Linking to:
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
PIP Challenge
Sunday Stamps
SSS Wednesday Challenge Patterned Paper

SaveSaveSaveSave
SaveSave

Sunday, June 25, 2017

CLC Sketch--Upcycled Sleeve




We enjoyed a quick weekend trip, making a  point to stop along the way at a mom and pop bakery that looked appealing.  Both the Saturday morning pastries and the coffee were fabulous.  I loved the sleeve on my coffee cup and tucked it away for a little crafting fun.  The circle dotted with coffee beans serves as a background for a Verve Coffee Cup stamped on a bit of water color paper.  The background was stenciled in Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige ink.

Be sure to visit the Coffee Lovers Blog to play along with Kerrry Urbatch's sketch.  I love her card, the memory she shares, and the idea that it is aromatic!

Have a wonderful week!
Christine

Linking to
CLC Sketch
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Friday, June 23, 2017

This Girl Runs on Coffee


I had so much fun making this card, but I can't wait to "remodel" it.  The sunburst background was created using Prima Confections Pastel Dreams Watercolors and  the sunburst die from Sunny Studio Stamps.  I had fun creating and cutting a gradient watercolor panel but could not  decide how to add a sentiment.  I stamped on a glittered vellum panel, and was disappointed that the stamped sentiment "feathered" on the vellum. Purely my error, and I look forward to a "do-over".  The sentiment, coffee cup, and coffee word die are all from Verve, and I use them almost as much as I drink coffee.  (grin!)

Linking to
Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Patterned Paper)
Word Art Wednesday
SaveSaveSaveSave