Friday, February 9, 2018

Graciellie Designs and Coffee Loving Cardmakers...The Perfect Blend Blog Hop!

Hello there Coffee Loving and Graciellie friends!  I'm excited to be joining my fellow Coffee Loving design team members and the Graciellie Designs team as we HOP for joy sharing our fun creations with Graciellie Designs newest digi set!  Graciellie Designs is offering TWO awesome hop commenters a gift certificate to their etsy shop so we encourage you to hop along, comment and enjoy!  We hope the projects shared today inspire you and make you smile (and drool).  ;)

Let's get on with the hop!  If you've arrived here from Amy's blog you're on the right track.  If you're a bit lost, you can start back at the beginning HERE

 I created THREE projects using the fabulous digi set!  I love, love, love that I could print the images in a variety of sizes and could use them for not only cardmaking, but some other fun projects!

My first project is a card.  I loved stitching a whimsical "steamy" background with my sewing machine and the cup was a dream to color with my Copics!  

My next project is a Bible Journaling project.  This digi set worked perfectly for this verse.
Yes, Coffee and Jesus in the morning!  FOR REAL!  a
I doodled a few of the elements from the stamp set that I had to cut off when fussy cutting the flowers from the coffee cup.  I decided to just focus on the sentiment and the flowers for this spread...
Being able to print these images in various sizes allowed me to select and color the perfect size of flower for each panel.  It also allowed me to mix and match some of the leaves so that I could really make my page gorgeously floral (and cover some of my personal journaling)
My final project is a fun little (well, kinda little) magic erase book.
I colored a large version of the digi cup with Copic Markers then cut it out.  I traced 7 additional images on white cardstock then cut those out too.  After they were all cut, I laminated each page and punched holes on the side so I could connect them together with binder rings.  Adding a few bits of ribbon finished it off.  
This is such a fun way to have a book that you can keep forever.  The Sharpie marker is easily removed with stamp cleaner and a tissue and the page is wiped clean.

I hope you enjoyed my creations.  I'll be sharing more about these creations in future posts, but I wanted to keep the images and descriptions short since this is a pretty long hop.  If you are interested in reading and seeing more of these creations, stop back again in the near future!  Thank you for stopping by.

And now it's time to hop on over to Lisa's blog.  She has something quite gorgeous to share with you!

42 comments:

  1. Hey Girl Hey! You Wowed me with your Bible Art! You used Gracie's images beautifully! Good to "See" you my Creative Friend!

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    1. Thanks Karen! Surprised to see you hopping along- You snuck up on me! LOL. Gracie's designs are gorgeous and they were such a pleasure to work with!!! :)

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  2. Wow.. just love the idea of the magic notebook and what a great image to use!

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    1. Thanks bunches! I love making magic notebooks! I knew right away when I loaded this digi image that it needed to be BIG and BOLD so that I could make a magic notebook with it! :)

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  3. Kerry! Loving all of your gorgeous projects! The stitching on your card is the perfect touch and the erasable notebook = genius! Loving all of the purple blooms!

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    1. Thanks so much Amy! this cup was so drool worthy I just went overboard playing! HEE HEE...Thanks so much for the opportunity to collaborate with Gracie's designs. They are gorgeous!

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  4. Such great ideas, Kerry. love your card, that background is beautiful.
    Beautiful decoration in your bible and the notebook is so sweet.

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    1. Thank you Hetty! I'm a bit addicted to stitching on my cards and knew the meandering stitch would work perfectly for "steam". Love love love the cup/flower so I knew I would go crazy coloring! LOL

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  5. What a cute design! I love it!

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  6. Kerry... you are super creative with the digital stamp!!!
    LOVE each of the project idea. Fantastic coloring, too.
    Thank you for the inspirations!

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    1. Thank you so much Helen. It was so fun playing with these images. I haven't played with digis in a long time so it was a pleasure playing with these beautiful images! :)

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  7. Wow! These are so beautiful and genious! Wonderful inspiration. You are truly talented. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much! Your designs were such a pleasure to work with. I could not stop playing!

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  8. Beautiful Kerry! FSJ Hugs from Ohio!

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  9. WOW! What creative ways to use the set. Brilliant steam, gorgeous Bible journaling and that notebook is AMAZING! Love them all! xxD

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    1. Thank you so much! I had a ball playing and just couldn't stop myself!

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  10. Absolutely GORGEOUS projects for the hop, Kerry! I love that wipe-off journal - soooo cool!

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    1. Thank you Lori! I love making these not-so-little reusable books! :)

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  11. I've never used digi stamps. Thanks for sharing that they are re-sizable to fit your project!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne! Don't be afraid to try! Just purchase/or get free, add them to a word file and print them out on a laser printer (OR TAKE THE NON_LASER PRINTED ONES to KINKOS)! They are such fun to play with and the fact that they can be resized and flipped-reversed is what is so appealing! You can also overlap them (similar to masking).

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  12. Oh Wow!! I can't decide which project I like best! All of them are gorgeous, I especially like the Bible journaling pages! Sooooo pretty!

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    1. Thank you Esther. I knew immediately when I saw the sentiment that there was a spot in my bible for this set! :)

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  13. Oh Kerry! You really got the most amazing ideas for this beautiful digi set! I love your card, and bible journaling pages! That wipe off book is a pretty unique idea! Way to Go!!

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    1. Thank you! I had such a fun time thinking of and creating fun designs with this set. It's gorgeous so I just fell in love with it! :)

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  14. Yes, Yes Give me Jesus and a little bit of coffee every day! Lovely journaling and nice note pad there too - great use of the digitals - TFS

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    1. Thanks Char! I've had so much fun playing!!!

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  16. Wow!!! You left me in awe with these wonderful projects! Especially the notebook!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Cindy! It was fun creating that not-so-little book! :)

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  17. Beautiful - love all the projects and what a great idea for the notebook!!

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  18. Wonderful projects. I really like the notebook idea.

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  19. Love both of your ideas! Love the idea of laminating...hmmmm...that just gave me a bunch of ideas!

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  20. Wow! What super cool projects!!! Love the stitching and the very cool notebook!

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  21. Kerry, I had told you on Instagram how much I lived your Bible journal entry!

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  22. Your projects are so amazing!
    I love the soft colors on your card.
    The Bible journal page is so lovely
    and I LOVE your erasable notebook!
    I may need to make one!

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