Saturday, March 25, 2017

May Your Coffee Be Strong





I am so enjoying this beautiful day.  It's so much fun to squeeze in a little card making  in between Saturday errands and chores.   This is the second card made using the Rise and Shine digital set offered by Verve.

I guess this card has a "double shot" of espresso, because I also CASED a card on the Coffee Lovers Blog.

Linking to:

Enjoy your day!
Christine

Rise and Shine


The Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is underway, and it's a welcome "excuse" to play around in my craft room.  This card was made using the Rise and Shine digital set offered by Verve.  Thanks, Julee, for sharing your amazing designs!

Linking to:
Verve Coffee Lovers Linky
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Paper Sweeties Coffee Themed Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge--Two or more dies
PIP Challenge
4 Crafty Chicks Punches or Dies

Hope you have some time to day to rise, shine, and stamp!
Christine

Friday, March 24, 2017

Never Underestimate the Power of Coffee


The fun sentiment was shared by designer Gloria Stengel in the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, and the coffee cup is from Verve's Coffee Stamp Set which has matching dies.  It is so much fun to stamp and cut from patterned paper.

Linking to:
The Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge (more than one die)
Word Art Wednesday
Crop Stop

Thanks for stopping by,
Christine
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Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


So excited that spring is beginning to show her face (even though Spring Break was last week, for me) and that it's time for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I had so much fun planning this card using a favorite stack of My Mind's Eye papers (I've bought it twice), MFT Stitched Flowers Dies, and Verve's Coffee Stamps and Dies.




Excited to link up to:
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge (more than one die)
Jo's Scrap Shack

Wishing you a delightful spring and great coffee,
Christine


Saturday, March 18, 2017

"CASE of Coffee"


There is a fun CASE Challenge going on at the Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog.  The watercolor panel was cut with My Favorite Things Stitched Square and layered onto the matching MFT Scalloped Square.  I didn't have any fun gold and white striped paper, so I placed Verve's Rounded Scalloped Frame  on a scrap of white card stock and "eyeballed" the placement of four pieces of washi tape.  It cut beautifully  and left a nice interior piece for later use. The stamps are Verve's Coffee set which has matching dies.  I would definitely have to call that my favorite (stamped) coffee cup, especially because it is such fun to stamp on prints with tiny flowers.


Linking to:
CASE Challenge at Coffee Loving Card Makers
Paper Sweeties Coffee Challenge
PIP Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by,
Christine

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Coffee-themed Tag


Karen Letchworth, a super-sweet and talented crafter, left a message about the the Paper Sweeties March Challenge which is coffee themed.  I love coffee and have several coffee-themed stamps and dies, so I was ready to go!  This project started out with a card sketch and some carefully selected scraps that, unfortunately, I "mis-cut".  (Is that a word?  I cut them incorrectly for sure, so my plan was toast.)

With the cup already made, I cut the pink panel into a tag and went crazy adding a wild mixture of dies and patterns from a Heidi Swapp stack that's is about used up. The result is not my typical project, but I think I like it and am sure it will adorn a "coffee gift".

Linking to:
Paper Sweeties March Challenge (Coffee)
PIP Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
Bizzy Becs
Jo's Scrap Shack

Wishing you good coffee and good crafting!
Christine
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Fun Friday sponsored Looby Loo


Happy Friday!  It's time for another Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack where the theme is always Anything Goes.  The design team is showcasing images from Digital Deights by Louby Loo.  Please take time to see the design team's samples and to link up your own creations.  It's always fun to see what you have to share!
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

Linking to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Bit o' Green)
Great Impressions (Spring)

Thanks so much for taking time to visit,
Christine