Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 5: Elizabeth Crafts Designs

 Hey there Coffee, Tea, Cocoa Lovers!  I'm back with DAY 5 of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Today I'm featuring a cute set from Elizabeth Crafts Designs.  I picked up several stamp sets from this company (for my first time) at the Scrapbook Expo this summer and I have been holding this adorable set in waiting for this hop!  I searched the whole booth for coffee lover stamp sets and this was one of the sets!  LOVE IT!  The animals in this critter set are all dressed and ready for fall/winter!  This set is appropriately called "Winter Animals".  I love the little squirrel!  I think he's holding a cuppa hazelnut flavored coffee.  HEE HEE The sentiment comes from the "Cute Winter Sentiments".

I decided to doodle a tree and some falling leaves.  Yeah, I must have been feeling the vibes from my front yard that is currently blanketed with a whole tree's worth of leaves.  Just gotta get the leaf sucker-upper out there before it gets dark tomorrow.  

I colored the squirrel with Copic markers.  Isn't he cute?  

Thanks for hopping over today.  I hope you've been enjoying the hop so far.  I've been enjoying all the submissions and have been slowly weeding through all the posts and commenting.  It is a full time job I don't have any time for!  LOL

I'll see you again tomorrow with day 6 of the hop!  


Monday, November 4, 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 4: Super Sponsor RG Avenue!

Hello there coffee loving crafters!  It's Day 4 of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I'm hopping every day!  Today, I'm featuring Super Sponsor RG Avenue!  RG Avenue is offering a SWEET prize for some lucky hoppers and I get to share with you some yummy inspiration!  

While late night crafting with my friends at RG Avenue Convention, I played around with the yummy new RG Avenue exclusive Gel Press Petite set called "RG PLAN".  This mini Gel Press collection includes three Gel Press shapes:  a lightbulb, Arrow and coffee cup!...Yes, you read that right, a COFFEE CUP!  RG's Gel Press Petite sets (he has three! were first debuted at Creativation and were sold out to retail distributors and online.  Now, RG is offering them exclusively in the RG Avenue shop!  Check them out here:  


RG is offering two winners a stamp set and Gel Press Petite of their choice!  Sooo...Good luck and hop along for a chance to win!

So while playing with the coffee cup, I inked up the cup with some Tangy Apple and Rich Cactus ink (directly onto the plate) and then splattered some Black Taffy reinker onto the plate and then applied the plate to some Powdered Sugar cardstock.  Next, I cut out the image and used a paint brush to apply some Media Mixer and some Vanilla Cream and some Black Taffy sugar drops reinker along the edges of the cup.  After that, I just flicked some Rich Cactus sugar drops reinker and some Dazzling Pat onto the cup to finish it off before overstamping the design.  
Since it was a few days before Halloween, I decided to grab the pretty and appropriate images from the new Life Celebration set called "Boho Skull".  It matched perfectly to a ceramic tumbler I have in my pottery collection from the amazing potter/artist/teacher named Tony Young (@youngy_03 on Instagram).
I stamped the skull on the cup then distressed the paper a bit with Black Taffy ink.  I then dripped a few droppers of Rich Cherry reinker down the side to create some "bloody drips".  I also added some flicks of black acrylic paint and media mixer/rich red reinker onto the cup before coloring the flowers. 
 I colored the flowers with Copic Markers and then I fussy cut them and rubbed a bit of black ink over them with a blending brush before attaching them to the cup. 

To finish off the card, I applied the sentiment and flicked some reinker on the white panel before attaching the flowers and mounting it onto Nectar Stone cardstock and then mounting it onto a powdered Sugar card base.  I also added a few blingy bits here and there and of course, had to add some ribbon! 

Thanks for hopping over!  I hope my card inspired you and got you dreaming about some yummy fun you could have with these gel plates!  See you tomorrow!!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Sunday Sip! Day 3 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop...Pink and Main!

Hello there coffee/tea/cocoa loving crafters!  It's Kerry here and I'm back with another Sunday Sip!  This week I'm celebratin' by sharing a card I created for Day 3 of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Are you loving the hop so far?  Have you been playing along?  We hope so!  My card today features products by Super Sponsor Pink and Main!
To create my card, I pulled out some yummy Pink and Main products:  Herringbone Stencil, Tea-rific stamp set and the Mum die set.  Mums are so perfect for the Fall season and I just love their pouffy flowers so much!
I colored the teapot image with Copic markers and added some coordinating doodling on the card base.  I also added some real English tea on the center of the mum flower.
Hope this card inspires you to create something yummy and to pour yourself a cuppa love.  Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing more yummy creations throughout the rest of the hop!  See you next week!