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A New Take on my Rain Die

Today’s card is a variation of the one I posted a day or two ago.  I just received my Hero Arts Monthly Hero Kit and it occurred to me that I could combine my Falling from the Clouds die from My Favorite Things with the Jungle Border from the Hero Arts add-on die and make it rain in the rainforest.

Originally I was going to make a “Save the Rainforest” sentiment, in honour of my so environmentally responsible friend Michelle K., but I opted in favour of the less noble but highly useful Happy Birthday.

Just so you know………………….stringing those little beads late at night with my Expired Best Before eyes was no easy feat.  I will be vacuuming up seed beads until July.  But hey, the card is so cute.

 

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2019 #7

 

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Oh my goodness, I was lucky enough to win one of the Flash Prizes from Super Sponsor Taylormade4U.  So grateful!

Today, I made a card with a stamp set from Concord and 9th.  Every time I make a “fancy” cup of coffee like this one, I am reminded of the wonderful Baristas on many of the cruises I have taken.  They make putting together a cup of coffee a work of art.

When I saw the “spoonful of sugar” sentiment on the stamp set, I knew I had an opportunity to use the wonderful ice cubes from My Favorite Things once again.  With the right card they are magically transformed into sugar cubes.

The patterned paper is The Daily Grind by Photoplay.  The coffee ring is  Turnarounds Set 2 by Seth Apter.  I stole the napkin out of the Karen Burniston pop up coffee card.  Just love the realistic crinkled edge on the napkin.

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2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop #7

The little sloth is back today.  He is just too cute and deserves a second card.  This time Lawn Fawn’s Knit Picky provides the background.  My Favourite Things Ice Cube shaker pieces double as sugar cubes in this card.  The spoon is from a tea cup die set from Simon Says Stamp.

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Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer bloghop 2018 Day 8

I guess I just wasn’t done with my little ice cubes from My Favorite Things, because here they are again:

 

Coffee Lover’s Spring/Summer Bloghop 2018 Day 6

I love the Leading Ladies series of stamp sets from Ellen Hutson.  I could just imagine any one of the ladies relaxing while clutching her cup of coffee.  I decided to adapt the Photo Lady to depict this in a card.    Patterned paper is from Stampin Up and the sentiment from Technique Tuesday’s Sassy Coffee.  Coffee beans are from Doodlebug and the stitched mat is from My Favorite Things..

 

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2018 #2

Today’s card just turned out so cute, that I couldnt wait to post it.  I had bought this Gnome image and sentiment stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps, just because it appealed to my sense of humour.  I was thinking about how to make sure the card had a spring/summer feel when I thought of the Gnomes stamp.  Sure enough one of the “Garden” gnomes is even holding a flower.  When I finished the card, I thought it needed a little somethin somethin.  Then I remembered these insanely cute “ice cubes” from My Favorite Things.  The iced coffee is a Sprinkles from Doodlebug and the straws are from Jolee’s by You.

 

Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop-Day 3

People often ask, “What jumpstarts your creativity?”.  Now  people usually reply with answers like an inspiration photo, or a challenge sketch, but not me.  I am motivated by the desire to feel less guilty about my stash, by using something that has never come out of the package.  Such is the case with today’s card.  I had to have that die of a toaster and toast, but really, it lacks the versatility of the dies I usually gravitate toward (thank you, Captain Obvious!). I found it in my stash, and decided it had to be used…… today.  I paired it up with a coffee cup from some Stampin Up paper that was sitting on my desk.    The hunt was then on to find a sentiment that captured the feel of the little breakfast scene.   I like the look of the metallic toaster and it just might show up again paired with a metallic looking expresso maker or a French press coffee pot.   Look at that, that little toaster is versatile after all.

JAVA NICE DAY, EVERYONE!

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Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Summer 2017 Day 8

Today is the last day of the blog hop.  I recently got this sentiment stamp which pretty much sums up how I cope with life.   The ants not only convey summer, but the inevitability of  problems that either need to be dealt with or endured. That’s life, folks!

 

Supplies:  Verses Lots of Laughs stamp, Doodlebug Picnic Ants stickers, Simon Says stamp coffee die and Adult Beverages die set, Paperhouse At the Vinyard patterned paper,  Reverse Confetti All Framed up die, Lawn Fawn Make me smile die, Alideco washi tape, My Favorite things Abstract Art stamp set, Hero Arts Painted circle stamp,Simon Says stamp card base and Scor tape.

 

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 6

Today’s card was based on a die set from My Favorite Things.  I tried a number of things and nothing seemed to work.  In fact, I tried one thing twice and nope it didn’t work.  That is the definition of insanity isn’t it?……………………………….doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  Finally, I came up with something I liked.  Now if I hadn’t been impatient and stuck my finger in the wet Pico Embellisher, it would have been better but, …Oh well.

Here it is:

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Supplies:  My Favorite Things Tea Party dies, Reverse Confetti All Framed Up Die, Paper House Colorways patterned paper, Pico Embellisher, Stampendous embossing powder, Neenah card base, Tim Holtz distress ink (Vintage Photo), Hemptique twine, Simon Says Stamp sentiment from Coffee and Tea stamp set and Scor tape.

My Favorite Things Colour Challenge

Sandra has found a few minutes between hockey games to make a card for this challenge.

The challenge is to use the suggested colours on the card entry.  Here is the chart of colours to be used:

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Now here is how Sandra took those colours and created a “delightful” and yet “frightful” card:

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Supplies:

Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Memento Ink, Pattern Paper (Recollection), Cardstock (Xpress It and Bazzill), Stamp Set (Lucky Dog and My Minds Eye) and 1” punch.