Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Fall, ya'll!

Woo Hoo!

It's the first day of Fall, the first day to play with my new Echo Park stamp set and the first day to stamp IN THE DARK with my CutterpillarPro GLO!  WOO HOO!!!  So sad it's the LAST day of the Fall coffee lovers hop!

I was so excited to come home today because I've been waiting so patiently for my CutterpillarGlo (Premium version) to arrive.  It was right on my doorstep waiting for me!  WOO HOO!  I pulled it out of the box and immediately went to work...IN THE DARK!  So fun!

Have you ever stamped in the dark with no lamps and lights?  Well, you can with this little beauty! She's super thin too and fits perfectly on my workspace.  SO FAB!

Of course I had to inaugurate her with a little inky love so I pulled out a new stamp set But First Coffee from my new friends at Echo Park and some Memento inks and started inking away!

Such a perfectly fun fall card on the first day of Fall!
It's time to bring out the hot chocolate too.  Tonight, it's Pumpkin Spice hot chocolate.  Yep, homemade and perfectly deeeelish!
A little bit of bubbly doodling, a snippet of the HOT chocolate sentiment and a little colored pencil coloring on the sleeve...  Those yummy dots kinda remind me of apple printing with acrylic paint but nope, it's the dotty strip in the stamp set.
Of course, my card wouldn't be complete without some pretty satin ribbon and some twine.  Just a fun little ribbon treatment for ya!

Hope you had a fabulous hop experience.  I'll be hopping to Standardsville, VA to attend the Virginia Clay Festival and I hope to meet a few new Virginia potters and hope to pick up a few new mugs for my collection! If I do, I'll make sure to share my treasures with you on Sunday with my Sunday Sip!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hoppin' Day 2!

Hello there coffee loving friends!  I'm back with my second creation for the FALL Coffee Lovers Hop.  This time, I'm sharing a scrappy little Christmas card that features the Joy Clair stamp set called Christmas Coffee.  Yes, I KNOW, I KNOW, this is a FALL hop but I have a reason for this card at this time!  LOL.  It is that time of year when I start cranking out millions and millions of Chirstmas Cards.  Yes, while I'm sipping my Pumpkin Spice Latte and dreaming of cool days ahead, I'm prepping my Christmas basket...So that's, ok, right!?!  

This is a fun set that includes two "sweater-like" backgrounds to fill a coffee mug, some holly leaves, coffee beans and a yummy collection of sentiment parts!  Such a great collection that you can mix and match to create an unlimited amount of unique creations.  

To create the colorful panel, I glued a variety of my cardmaking scrappy strips to a piece of cardstock.  It's fun to use these strips to make striped backgrounds!  I stamped the cup and just lightly stamped a few hints of the sweater background just to give the cup a bit of texture.  After that, I watercolored with a mix of colors that are found in the background and then added the holly leaves and coffee bean.  After that, I stamped the sentiment panel and distressed it with some coordinating colors and some golden embossing powder along the edge.  

Did you know that Joy Clair is one of the Super Sponsors of the hop?  They're offering one lucky participant (worldwide) a $25.00 gift card to the shop.  Check out the shop for their complete line of awesome clear stamps and start making your wish list!  You never know, you just might be a lucky winner!!!  
Jut a little twine to hold the cup...
Check out all the coffee-loving stamp sets that Joy Clair offers!  
Which one is YOUR favorite???
Thanks for stopping by and remember to come back tomorrow as I share another coffee-tea-cocoa-loving project with you!  Have fun hopping!  

Friday, September 15, 2017

Coffee loving with Joy Clair...

Woo Hoo!!!  The hop is HERE!  I'm excited to be hopping along again and have so much to share this week.  My first share is this fun card created using a fun little sentiment from Joy Clair.  The sentiment comes from the Coffee Quotes stamp set.  It's a great collection of quotes that work perfectly as stand-alone sentiments or as embellishing elements on any crafty project.  

I created this card by first applying some watercolor splats using a sheet of acetate.  I just applied some watercolor on the acetate and then laid my paper onto that.  After that, I splattered some watercolor using my brush and my finger.  I stamped the sentiment then watercolored with some watercolor pencils.  
Did you know that Joy Clair is a Super Sponsor of the hop?  Yes, and as a Joy Clair DT member, I get to share in the excitement by hopping along and featuring some amazing stamp sets this week. Throughout the week, I'll be sharing several Joy Clair creations and I hope you enjoy.  Joy Clair will be awarding one lucky HOP participant a $25 gift certificate to their online shop!  Make sure to hop along and comment away for your chance to win!

I like to add some machine stitching to my cards so I just did a meandering stitch over and over using some white thread.  I think it gives the card a bit more to talk about...Helps it along a bit.  The little piece of Rinea Foil added a bit of whimsy and allowed me to apply some star punches for embellishments.  I added a little bronze ink splatter too.

Mounting the stamped panel onto some coordinating cardstock was the finishing touch before attaching it to a white (topfold) card base.   I had such a fun time creating this card!  I hope you like it!