Monday, March 22, 2021

Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Hop Day 4: Miss Ink Stamps!

Hello there coffee loving crafty peeps!  It's DAY 4 of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring/Summer hop and today I'm sharing my fourth project with you today!  This time, I'm featuring the fun new stencil called "Latte Love" and the oldie but goodie coffee set "Brewtiful" from Miss Ink Stamps.  

To create my card, I started out by stenciling some Citrus Green and Cottage White Folk Art paint over the stencil using a foam dauber.  After that, I attached some sparkly washi and tied on some crumpled tissue paper for texture.  I used some green ribbon and some satin twine along with a bit of golden trad to tie on a yellow button.  
To finish things off, I added some green Nuvo drops and added some Lucky Leprechaun Dazzle Dust over the drops to make them sparkly.  I mounted the panel onto some yellow cardstock and then onto a yummy lime card base.  

Thanks so much for hopping over to check out my project.  I hope it inspires you to create something for the hop!  See you tomorrow for DAY 5!  Make sure to play along too.  You can upload your card and check out all the entries and Super Sponsors HERE.  


Friday, March 19, 2021

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop Starts NOW!


Hello there inky friends!  Today begins the fun Coffee Lovers Hop for Spring and Summer!  I'm joining my fellow Coffee Loving Cardmaking teamies as we usher in a brand new hop.  I hope you find some time to join the fun and share some deelish creations with us!  Hop over to the START page HERE to read more about it and to find a list of all our fabulous super sponsors!  Play along and you might win a coffee/stamper prize!

On this first day of the hop, I decided to feature SUPER SPONSOR Graciellie Design.  Gracie is debuting a brand spankin' new digi called "Spring Coffee" that you can find in her shop HERE.  You can check out all the inspiration from this new set on the Graciellie Design Blog HERE.  I thought it would be fun to create a fun little notecard set in the rainbow "Easter Egger" design.  These tiny little notecards have a topfold and are colored on both the front and the back.  To create the digi design, I just rotated the floral to-go cup to fit atop another cup and shrunk it down to be a half-pint cup.  Definitely need SEVERAl cups of these to start your day!

I used colored pencils and Wendy Vecchi Ranger Blendable Ink to create the colored rainbow of cups!  

Yummy, Yummy!  Gotta love this set!  

Graciellie Design "Spring Coffee Cup Mega Bundle"
Graciellie Design Spring Coffee Cup Mega Bundle

Thanks for hopping over and I will see you again tomorrow for another fun coffee-licious crafty project!

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Take Note little Leprechauns...It's GOLDEN!

Hello there inky friends!  Today I thought I'd pop in and share a little project I created for me!  As a Kindergarten teacher, I'm constantly using sticky notes.  I have sticky notes everywhere!  I decided to create a little sticky-note free reminder notebook that I can keep tucked in my pocket (with a Sharpie).  The good thing about this notebook is that it is erasable, isn't bulky and eliminates the need for stickie-notes!  WOO!  

To create my cute little "March" notebook, I used The Cat's Pajamas brand new March digital files here: 
Leprechaun and Pot of Gold $2.49 USD

Irish Coffee Digi Set $2.49 USD

Sitting Shamrock Gnome Digi Set $2.49 USD

Half Rainbow Digi Stamp $1.99 USD

I started off by creating a background "Paper" image using MS Word.  I then overlaid the images and sentiment I wanted to create the cover and inside page designs.  After that, I printed the panels on white cardstock and colored them with my Copic markers.  Next, I laminated the panels using my cheap old Scotch laminator and cut them to size.  I cut the corners round so that they wouldn't be "pokey".  HEE HEE.  After that, I used my coil binding machine to cut the holes and bind the pages together.  

The great thing about using a Sharpie on laminated paper is that you can erase the ink with hand sanitizer...and these days, hand sanitizer is All OVER MY CLASSROOM!  SO...easy, peasy, lemon squeezy! 

I just love using digis to create my fun projects for my classroom too.  I'll be making more of these little pads for sure.  Thanks for hopping over to check out my project!  

You can get these files at 20% off all month long!  Hop over to the shop and scoop them up!