Hello there Coffee Loving Crafters! I am so excited to be joining my fellow Coffee Loving Papercrafters designers AND the Fun Stampers Journey designers as we collaborate today in a fun and inspirational hop featuring the newest coffee-loving products in the Fun Stampers Journey line! We hope to inspire you with our creations using the yummy Coffee Helps stamp and dies as well as the new Coffee First Die Set. If you've arrived here from Amy Tsuruta's blog, you're on the right track! If not, you can find the complete blog hop listing at the bottom of my post.
Many of the products used in my creations are directly from Fun Stampers Journey. Please make sure to check out their website and their brand spankin' new Inspiration Book and Catalog! FSJ has graciously provided a prize for one lucky blog hop comment queen/king! If you would like a chance at a $25.00 gift certificate to shop FSJ products (FSJ only operates in the US and its territories), make sure to visit and comment on each blog for a chance to WIN! And non-USA coffee loving friends, don't worry! I am offering an FSJ prize package for one lucky NON-USA coffee loving commenter too! Just note in your comments (NON-USA) for a chance to win! (Not a Coach, just a fan!)
I've listed the complete blog roll at the bottom of my post so that you can navigate your way through coffee bliss!
Mondays...Mondays can be quite a drag...especially when you've spent the weekend having a grand time with family and friends and it comes to a screeching halt when the M word is mentioned! That's when coffee comes to the rescue and gives you a little pep-talk!
I love incorporating old jeans into my crafty creations and the projects I'm sharing today do just that! I took a piece of my old ripped up jeans, stitched them a bit and frayed them to give a little fringe. I applied a piece of it to a white card panel that I had stamped with the "you got this!" sentiment. After that, I diecut the fun little frapuccino cup (and doodled some cream) from the Coffee First die set and stamped and diecut the to-go cup from the Coffee Helps Bundle using Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink. I attached some Black Licorice Satin Ribbon over the edge of the jeans to finish it off.Journey Vellum lid and the striped straw (I colored it with a Copic Marker) and added a little Rock Candy Organza Bow onto the straw to make it cute! After adding the bow, I diecut an oval using the Journey Ovals Dies so that I could mount the cups and add some Fashion Silver bling and a little hint of that MONDAY! The Monday sentiment comes from the adorable Calendar Essentials ATS set. SO FUN!
Now, on to my second project: Planner fun! I love working in my summer planner (it's an exclusive FSJ Citrus Personal Planner by Webster's Pages) and enjoy embellshing it every month. It's a nice break and helps me stay organized! I started out by diecutting the "Receipt Pocket Die" using some Lemongrass cardstock. I added the remaining piece of jeans material, some kraft paper (the packing material in my FSJ orders) and some graph paper. I tied a bit of green twine (from Hemptique) around the pocket and then stamped the sentiment onto some retired FSJ printed paper. I slid that panel into the pocket.Whip Cream Acrylic paint and then Lemon Drop Acrylic paint to keep it bright and happy! I stamped and diecut the cup (and cut out the handle) and colored it with my FSJ Color Splash watercolor pencils.
Don't be afraid to add a bit of color/sparkle to these little wooden embellishments!!!
To finish my divider off, I added a photo of myself sippin' some coffee from one of my favorite ceramic mugs. I'm a collector, so I always find opportunities to add them to my planner. Adding a few mini staples to my photo just adds a little more pizzaz!"My Moments Variety Photo Sleeves". I really prefer this style of planning during the summer months as it is a snapshot and very quick and simple to create a stack of "days" whenever I'm on the go. I just carry a box of 4x3 pieces of cardstock that are stamped and embellished a bit and add information to them as I need them. They're easy to slide in and out of the sleeves too, so they allow me to have more room for memorabilia, notes, etc. without making my planner burst at the seams.
Citrus Cooler ink and the beans/Friday/Date with Lemon Grass ink.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you were inspired by my creations and hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! Make sure to stop back this SUNDAY as I share a few more coffee-licious cards and my new sketch challenge for my weekly Sunday Sip and Share post at Coffee Loving Cardmakers!
Please zip over to Helen's blog for some coffee-licious inspiration!