Friday, November 18, 2016

Princesses and a Wedding

Oh my, where did the fall go?? Between school starting again, Halloween, and craft show season starting all the days started blurring together around here. And, honestly, I was feeling rather burnt out. Ever hit that point where you want to create, but real life has you so exhausted you just can't drag yourself to your craft room? Yeah, that was my October. But that feeling is definitely passing now and I have a giant stack of pretty new stamps sitting on my desk begging to be used. Who am I to ignore them any longer?? LOL

Let's start with the wedding - friends of ours tied the knot and they deserved a special card. Of course, I had one idea in my head and my husband completly hated it...too formal/frooey for them, not enough natural/nature. Fine. FINE. (He was right, blast him. I hate it when he's right.)

So in the end, I still got to use the stamps I wanted but utterly changed up the color scheme:

I finally got to use the bride & groom from So Suzy Stamps and one of the newer sentiments (one of my personal favorites). I heat embossed them on a cream base with hot chocolate Nuvo embossing powder, then layered it onto woodgrain cardstock and the whole pile onto some pretty deep olive cardstock. And yes, it's a square card - the freedom of delivering it in person!

The inside got a little 'fancier' - leaf vellum paper, anyone? It is sooooo pretty, and perfect for layering inside of the card.

More of the cream and wood grain on the inside, with plenty of room for us to write our best wishes to them. Isn't the font on that Congratulations stamp awesome?? The wedding was just beautiful as well.

Now for the princesses...hehehe...I had the joy last weekend of attending a local scrapbooking retreat that happens twice a year. A full weekend of paper, friends, merriment...and themes! This crop the theme was Royalty and, being a team member, who was I to shirk my duty to dress up?

Friday night brought about this gem...hey, $30 on Amazon, people! Very see-thru, though, so you're welcome for the jeans and tank top...LOL

 My friend Annette was, of course, the Queen of Hearts. I must have done ok as I got to keep my head.

While it was fun being Princess Leia (though, let me tell you, that hood is HOT to keep up all night!) Saturday was my favorite. And, even better, I shopped my closet & craft room to pull her together, AND only burned my thumb a dozen times curling my hair!

Can you guess who I was?

I'll come back and tell after you have some time to log your guesses in the comments. I will say it tickled me to no end that nearly everyone at the crop figured it out!

All right, I have a craft show to get ready for on Sunday - local peeps, check the sidebar for my schedule! And non-local peeps, take a peek at the new headers up at the top of the blog. I'm very proud to announce that my handmade shop is now part of my blog page! Wahoo! Huge shout-out to the techs at Shopify who got it working for me.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Good morning everyone, and welcome to my stop on the Coffee Lovers Bloghop! I'm so excited to be offering up a Flash Prize this hop and extra, super excited that it's one of my new mugs!

So anyone who's stopped by here before knows just how much I love coffee and crafting. Well, I finally took it to the next level and opened up my own shop on Facebook. There you will currently find handmade coasters, mugs, and coffee cozies with more goodies to come as I slowly get everything photographed and edited. Seriously, does anyone else groan at the thought of photo editing? So.tedious. I could be crafting! LOL

As fall has officially arrived, I simply had to celebrate my favorite part of it - PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!

Yes, I am that gal - give me pumpkin and fall is bearable. I might already be stockpiling pumpkin coffee and creamer...hey, it's a long winter!

I'd love it if you stopped by my new shop and left me some love (and, you know, stocked up for winter...LOL). The mug I'm giving away as a Flash Prize is the fun Make Stuff mug!

Is that what we crafters do or what?? All right, off to enjoy the hop! Oh, and if you do go shopping, how about a coupon code just for my fellow Coffee Lovers? Use code Coffee10 to take 10% off until the hop ends on September 30th.

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Caffeinated Crafting!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hug in a Mug

It's summer, and that means it's time for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I decided to get inky (and hot) with some of my goodies from The Ton Stamps. and heat embossing and polka dots. Divine! Of course, I couldn't stop at one color combination...oh no, I just had to see what blue and silver would look like.

And then I couldn't stop at just one. LOL The whole set is actually available in my Etsy shop that I'm finally starting to pay attention to again. A girl needs crafting money, after all!

Stamp sets used: Hug in a Mug, Polka Dot Background, Tea Party
Supplies: VersaMark ink, Simon Says Stamp silver and gold embossing powder, Hero Arts Tide Pool ink, Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue and Slate inks.

Thank you so much for stopping by today - Happy Caffeinated Crafting!

I am linking up to:
-Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
-Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add Some Shimmer

Friday, May 27, 2016

Coffee Loving Cardmakers May Guestie

Good morning, lovelies! I'm so excited to be guesting over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I'm sharing several cards, old and new, over there but have one more for you right here.

It is finally feeling like summer around here, which means pretty green grass & plants (my favorite color) and iced coffee!

Yummy yum yum! I broke out some of my new toys to make up this summery card. The stamps are from Lil' Inkers Designs and are colored in with my Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush markers.

The stencil is from So Suzy Stamps and I made my own ombre greens by mixing Ranger Glossy Embossing Paste with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Inks. After it was all dry I cut my panel down with one of Lil' Inkers wonky stitched dies (which are crazy fun, by the way), popped my iced coffee on with some foam tape, and attached the whole panel with some Fun Foam for dimension.

Be sure to stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to see the rest of my caffeinated creations for today, and Happy Crafting!

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