Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Sip and Share...Hopping Along!


Hello there Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate loving friends!  It's me Kerry, back with another Sunday Sip and Share!  I'm sharing a little project I created last night for the Fall Hop.  I had a goal of making a card each day (for each one of my blogs) but I caught a nasty cold a week ago and it hasn't let up!  Stamping and Coffee are my liquid therapy, so I've been trying to create through my icky feels...It's working, but I missed a day yesterday.  I'm too tired and icky. Wahhh!!!  Anyway, I did create this tag card last night particularly for this post, and I'm really loving it!  Hope you do too!
I started off by selecting a fun fall image!  Waaay back in the day, I subscribed to the Unity Stamp of the Week Club and like many others, I amassed a huge collection of gorgeous itty bitty stamps.  I was bad, and just packed most of them away as I had trouble inking them up as fast as I received them...I'm happy I didn't let them go because they're becoming some yummy treasures in my stash!  This particular mini set is called "Nuts But I Love Ya" by Joslyn Nielson (WIB-399).  I see it is still available in the Unity Shop. 
I love the crosshatching in the image and decided to ink it up, color it with Ranger Distress Inks and use it on a card...Problem was, I had no "sketchy" cup to coordinate...so what to do???  I doodled one myself!  I colored it up and cut it out and it was a perfect match!
When watercoloring the acorn image, I used a mix of some older colors:  Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Bundled Sage and Broken China.  I also used my FSJ Gold Silk as a paint medium and added just a hint to the edges of the acorns and the crosshatching on the coffee sleeve.  I hope the photo allows you to see some of the flecks and shimmer of gold.  After coloring, I added some Journey Glaze on the acorns and cup for gloss and shine.
When ordering from Unity Stamp Company, I often receive a freebie bag of goodies to craft with. Sometimes, as in this case, it is a few tags, a couple buttons, some yummy twine and a cute itty bitty stamp.  I used these freebies to make this tag!   I also added a bit of some My Minds Eye 6x6 All Spice printed paper.  It's an oldie but goodie from my collection.  I also added a bit of vellum to the layering.
After creating the tag, I assembled the card.  Just a little layering onto a white card base and voila!  I was happy with how it turned out!  Isn't it fun!?!
Next, I set out to build the sketch...Here it is...Simplified layering, of course. I hope you enjoy using this sketch and if you do, please share your creation with us!  We would LOVE to see what you make.  Make sure to come back and add your link to our September Sip and Share collection below!   If sharing to social media, please remember to include the hashtag #clcsipandshare for easy reference!
I hope you enjoyed today's post!  I'll see you around the blog hop! Back to creating some coffee loving cards and projects....and sipping Thera-flu...


Friday, September 23, 2016

The Fall Coffee Lovers Hop starts TODAY!

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
September 23-September 30
Theme:  Fall Coffee, Tea, or cocoa project
National Coffee Day:  September 29
#fall2016clh

I'm excited to join the Coffee Loving Design Team in welcoming you to the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop! I'm sure this hop will break records for participation and for awesomeness...just as in hops of the past!  Just you wait, will we hit over 800 link-ups???

Let's take a peek at my first fun creation for the hop.  I'm sure you'll GASP because I created something CAS!!!  Yeah, you read that right!  I about patted myself on the back for this one!  I have very little restraint when it comes to cardmaking and I love adding layer upon layer of yummy goodness to my cards but something weird came over me.  Maybe it's my cold, or my aching back...I don't know...all I know is I was victorious in creating the elusive CAS card!  Snaps for me!!!

So wanna see what I'm talking about?  Hold on to your seat...Don't faint!
 Really, I earn a GOLD Star right?  WOOO HOO!!!

So to create this fabulous, once in a lifetime CAS card, I washed a bit of Ranger Walnut Stain ink onto some watercolor paper, splattered some Ranger Peeled Paint ink and some Walnut Stain ink onto the dry watercolored paper, then splattered a tiny bit of Orange Rave Silk onto that.  I selected the fun mug image and sentiments from one of our Super Sponsors:   "Coffee is my Liquid Therapy" by A Creative Journey with Melissa.  I stamped the sentiment words all over the mug using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hazelnut Blend ink and the heart was stamped with Cranberry Bliss ink.  I stamped the "Hello Friend" sentiment onto a hand doodled thought bubble. The images were cut out and some twine was added.  The little wooden heart button was the finishing touch!
Just look at that yummy splatter!  I just LURRRVE it!!!  Perfect fall colors, dontcha think?! 
This little inked panel was mounted to a Kraft Cardstock panel and mounted onto an Olive Green Card Base.

Hope you enjoyed this little number!  If you LOVE the stamp set as much as I do, head on over to Melissa's store!  Make sure to enter the special discount code FCLH2016 to receive an extra 25% off your entire order (offer good until 10/3)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

CLC Sip and Share...True Love!


Hey there coffee loving cardmakers!  It's Kerry here and I'm back for another Sunday Sip and Share!  I decided to play around and profess my love for the almighty coffee...Yes, I'm truly, madly, deeply in love with this delish concoction and cannot imagine life without it!
I started off by creating a little sewn-and-shabby heart using some scraps from a quilt I'm making.  I stitched up some strips and then dipped the fabric into some coffee to pick up a light coffee tint.  After it was dry, I cut it out into a heart shape and set it aside so I could work on the card.
I think this card took a "Valentine-ey" turn with the red, black and kraft colors, but I love it nonetheless.  I love the paisley medallion stamp I used in the background (Fun Stampers Journey:  Ornamental Dream) and I think it goes well with the coffee cup (Hero Arts: Hipster at Heart) and sentiment/hearts (Hero Arts: You Are My Happy) I used. I stamped the cup using Versafine Onyx ink, heat set it, then colored with Copics (R29, R32, RV42, R0000, E23). When finished, I added a bit of Journey Glaze to give it some shine.
I particularly love the scripty font on this sentiment! It is so elegant and lovely, don't you think? After assembling the card onto Kraft Cardstock (and adding a few pearl embellishments, I set off to create the sketch. Hope you enjoy!
Remember,  we're always looking for awesome interpretations of our sketches! Please join us and share your creation with us! When sharing on social media, please include the hashtag #clcsipandshare so that it can be discovered in search easily. Make sure to also add it to our link-up HERE: