Saturday, September 23, 2017

Here to Decorate Your House.....


Happy Saturday everyone! 

I am back with another installment from The Project Bin! I am trying to get a little stash of Halloween cards done and ready for my nieces and nephews and this set is a perfect one to help with that!!

I decided to have a bit of fun with the "Creepy Halloween" stamp set and some Distress Oxide inks and an embossing folder...I got this idea from a lady on the Coffee Blog hop and man, it's FUN! You rub your ink on your embossing folder, squirt some water on it to make it activate, then add your paper and run it through the Big Shot - done! Instant cool background! 




Clear stamps, Halloween, zombies, witches, Halloween cards, card making, paper crafts

I am entering my card into the following challenges:


Thank you so much for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to The Project Bin's BLOG and see what other creations have been posted for your crafting pleasures....then click HERE to do some happy shopping! Cheers!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Pawsitively Sweet with Heffy Doodles!


Happy Friday everyone!

I received my goodies from Heffy Doodle Stamps a couple weeks ago but haven't had much time in my crafty room to work on "for fun" cards....today is another very cold, wet and dreary here in central Alberta, CANADA...so you know what that meant right? Yep. Hubby and I went to town and did a few errands this morning, then as soon as I got home, I changed into my warm, fuzzy PJ pants, a hoodie and some slippers then grabbed a fresh coffee and got busy!


Isn't he just the SWEETEST lion ever?!? He's a part of the "ad-roar-able lions" stamp set and there are matching dies ta boot! I got out my distress oxide inks, did some sponging and cut out my panel with my wonky stitched die from Craftin Desert Divas. 

I stamped the cutie lion, crown and ice cream cone on Xpress It Copic paper then colored them with my Copic Markers and die cut them and put the image together. The sentiment was stamped with my Hero Arts Intense Black ink.


I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CAS on Friday - use a die
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in - I sure appreciate the visit!! Stay warm and caffeinated! Cheers!!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day #7 with Paper Sweeties!


2017 fall hop

Welcome back to day #7 of the The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! It started last Friday and I have been so thrilled to participate this go-round, as I didn't get a chance in the Spring hop! 

Now, I know I didn't *really* use Fall colors for this sweet card, but I have seen the odd card with pops of pretty pink and my "Crazy for Coffee" paper from YNS had some sweet pink coffee patterns - so that's what I went with!! :) Too fun!


I started out with my "With Love" heart Sweet Cuts then cut out my cute coffee cup with my "Keep Calm and Drink Coffee" Sweet Cuts. The steam was cut from Crumb Cake using "Homemade With Love" Sweet Cuts. The sentiment was stamped in brown using a sentiment from "Keep Calm and Drink Coffee" stamp set! I just LOVE how this card came together! :) The sweet sequins are our "Bubblegum" series - adorable!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas - Coffee Day/Shades of Brown


If you haven't checked out the hop, you really, really should - it's amazing!  Click HERE to start at the beginning and see all the wonderful Sponsors and Super Sponsors! Happy crafting!


4 CC #369 {Fairies}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday :D

Tamie is our hostess for the challenge this week and she would like to see projects made with fairies...one of her favorite things!

4 CC #369 {Fairies}


This pre-colored cutie I found at Digi Web Studio fit the bill perfect - she's adorable!! I printed her out on Xpress It! Copic paper and then stamped the "hello" sentiment with my Versafine Onyx Black ink. I finished the image panel off by cutting it out with my wonky stitched rectangle dies from Craftin Desert Divas...


Card Supplies:

Stamps: Garden Fairies - Digi Web Studio and Hello sentiment - Daisies by Jane's Doodles
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
Paper: Whisper White, Xpress It! Copic Paper, Real Red
Extras: Foam tape, wonky stitched rectangles from Craftin' Desert Divas

Please be sure to hop on over to the Hen House and see what the other Chicks have created for you :) We would sure love it if you would come link up your "fairy" creation for us so we can come visit your blogs as well! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Happy Halloween with One Crazy Stamper!!


Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog and another installment for One Crazy StamperThe challenge this month is "Fall/Halloween."

We are STILL experiencing very wet, cold days here in central Alberta - some places even got a few inches of snow! The weather man says we are to get a bit here too and although I LOVE winter and my "hunker-down-and-craft" days when it snows, it's just a wee bit too early yet....it can wait a while! 

This week, I am sharing "Halloween Kitty & Gang" with you all - High Hopes Rubber stamps have *such* adorable images to color and bring to life and this one was no exception.  



I stamped the image with my Momento Black ink, colored with copic markers then layered on black along with some Halloween paper and then added my favorite embellies - gumdrops! :)




I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Halloween
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Halloween Kitty & Gang - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Copic Markers: see photo below
Extras: Misti, Halloween paper pack, black gumdrops



Be sure to hop on over to the September Challenge HERE and link up your project with us! Cheers and happy crafting! 




Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - thanks

2017 fall hop

Welcome back to my blog everyone! 

The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop started Friday and I am sharing my 4th card in celebration of Fall and coffee....

As I was hopping and commenting on the amazing entries this morning, I came across this amazing technique from Hetty Sanders - to use distress oxide inks in an embossing folder - and I *had* to try it!! To see Hetty's GORGEOUS cards and the tutorial, click HERE....thank you, Hetty!!! It was fun :)


I used my "leafy branches" embossing folder and my Distress Oxide inks to create this oh-so-cool background. I then die cut the coffee cup (uncertain of brand), and added a thanks from MFT on the plaid strip - I had to add 2 gumdrops to the top corners ;) I love how this turned out...so happy I came across Hetty's post!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop 
Die Cuttin Divas - Coffee Day/Shades of Brown
Always Fun Challenges - Fall Colors
Dream Valley Challenges - Autumn colors
Make my Monday - Autumn colors

If you haven't checked out the hop, you really, really should - it's amazing!  Click HERE to start at the beginning and see all the wonderful Sponsors and Super Sponsors! Happy crafting!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Life Happens....Coffee HELPS!

2017 fall hop

Welcome back to my blog everyone! 

The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop started Friday and this is my 3rd card to share. 
One can never have too many coffee stamps/dies/papers/embellies!!! The blog hop is always a great place to get ideas for new stash! lol

For my card today, I used the awesome goodies from Stampin' Up! The stamp/dies are from Coffee Cafe, and the paper is Coffee Break. Such an amazing set of crafty goodies to play with....


If you haven't checked out the hop, you really, really should - it's amazing!  Click HERE to start at the beginning and see all the wonderful Sponsors and Super Sponsors! Happy crafting!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

coffee...because adulting is hard!

2017 fall hop

Happy Sunday everyone! Welcome back to my blog to check out what I've been up to...

The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop started Friday and it's always one of my favorite events of the year in blogland!!! Being a coffee lover AND Fall colors lover, this is so much creative inspiration for me (plus, I always increase my coffee stamps/dies stash a little every year seeing everyone's amazing cards! lol) and I love hopping through to see it all!

For my card today, I used the oh-so-awesome But First Coffee set from Echo Park and some yummy plaid paper from Your Next Stamp 


Image result for but first coffee stamps echo park


I left this card very CAS as I love the plaid and that sentiment and cup are what I wanted to be the main focus - added a few gumdrops and wa-laaaa! Done.....

If you haven't checked out the hop, you really, really should - it's amazing!  Click HERE to start at the beginning and see all the wonderful Sponsors and Super Sponsors! Happy crafting!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Project Bin & Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop!!


Happy Saturday everyone! 

I am back with another installment from The Project Bin! We are experiencing frosts now and we've had about 3 days of rain (which we really didn't need right now as we were just getting the combine going!) and I really wish we could ship it to the locations where the forest fires are destroying our beautiful countrysides! 

I decided to make another Fall card featuring a sentiment from our newly released set "New Leaf" from The Project Bin and join in the fun over at The 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! 
2017 fall hop


Can you guess what kind of coffee I'd have in that there cup??? Yep, you got it - pumpkin spice latte! MMMMM.....the ultimate Fall coffee treat! The coffee cup is from Echo Park....



Clear stamps, autumn, Fall, stamping, owls, paper crafts, card ideas, card making

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Friday - Fall Colors
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to The Project Bin's BLOG and see what other creations have been posted for your crafting pleasures....then click HERE to do some happy shopping! Cheers!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties September 2017 Release Party!


Are you ready to P-A-R-T-Y?! It's "release day" over at Paper Sweeties!

The new stamp sets and sweet cuts dies are absolutely ADORABLE - you don't want to miss this release! 


Happy Mail Stamp Set
Happy Mail Sweet Cuts
Sent From My Heart Stamp Set
Sent From my Heart Sweet Cuts

Today, I used the new set "Happy Mail" and the "Happy Mail" Sweet Cuts to make this cute notecard

Here's a close up....


I first made my background with some Distress Oxide inks and then stamped "snail" and "mail" on the bottom right hand corner. I stamped the other 3 images on Xpress It Copic paper and colored them in. Then used the Sweet Cuts and cut them out - easy peesy!!! LOVE THIS SET!


Paper Sweeties products used on my card:

Happy Mail stamp set
Happy Mail Sweet Cuts

Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you using this months stamps and sweet cuts:


I hope that you have enjoyed today's release party revealings and tomorrow we will be finishing up with a Release Rewind - be sure to tune in! 

Remember that our Monthly Challenge is still going through the rest of September and we'd love to have you play along...you may be the winner of a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shop and a Guest Designer for the following month! 




4 CC #368 {Geometric Fun!}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone!

Welcome back to my blog - this week, our hostess is Nance and she's issuing the following challenge for us all:

4 CC #368 {Geometrical Fun}

I really hope that plaid is considered "geometrical" lol....cuz I LOVE it and I used it! hahaha :D Nance said it was ok, so I ran with it!

I made this card last night at our monthly stamping club with my group of crazy ladies - card idea CASE'd from Pinterest:


Here's a close up:


All products from Stampin' Up!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + sentiment
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - In the Woods

Please be sure to hop on over to the hen house to see what the rest of the Chicks are up to - they are always up to "something!" lol....Happy crafting!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties September 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Today is a very special and FUN day - we are starting the sneaky peeks for our September release over at Paper Sweeties!

Here's the card I made using one of the new sets and matching sweet cuts - oh my goodness, this set is so stinkin' ADORABLE!!!! It comes with a variety of different sentiments - I will be using this set A LOT for my nieces and nephews!


Here is a close up:


Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you using this months stamps and sweet cuts:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Remember that our Monthly Challenge is still going through the rest of September and we'd love to have you play along...you may be the winner of a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shop and a Guest Designer for the following month! 



Be sure to check back in tomorrow for more wonderful release goodies!

Elvira's Kitty in Training....


Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog and another installment for One Crazy StamperThe challenge this month is "Fall/Halloween."

We are experiencing very wet, chilly days here in central Alberta - feels like the brink of that *S-stuff* (I won't say the whole word out loud cuz it will jinx my butt and people will throw things at me)...definitely feels like Fall!

This week, I am sharing "Elvira's Kitty in Training" with you all - High Hopes Rubber stamps have *such* adorable images to color and bring to life and this one was no exception.  I stamped the image with my Momento Black ink, colored with copic markers then layered on black along with some Halloween paper and a paper spidey web - then added my favorite embellie - gumdrops! :)



I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Craftaholics R Us - Pumpkins
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Send A Smile for Kids - Fall/Halloween

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Elvira's Kitty in Training - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Copic Markers: C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, E31, E35, E37, E49, E50, E53, E55, E93, V22, V25, V28, Y26, Y28, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR14, YR16, YR18, YR21, YR24
Extras: Misti, Halloween paper pack, black gumdrops, black paper doilies

Be sure to hop on over to the September Challenge HERE and link up your project with us! Cheers and happy crafting!