Friday, October 18, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Trinity Stamps




Happy Friday y'all! 

Today, the Coffee Loving Cardmakers are hopping with Trinity Stamps...you should have arrived here from Robyn's BLOG. If you didn't please click HERE and start at the beginning at Trinity Stamps so you don't miss any of the action. Here is a listing of all participants:



I had so much fun creating with The Frappy Camper's Perking Spot stamp set again using PLAID! I am mad for plaid folks...this set has so many possibilities...


There will be a $20 gift certificate to be selected from participating blogs - be sure to comment on them all! You must comment by October 22 at 11:59 PM PT. Winner will be announced 10/26 on the Trinity Blog.


Now, onto the next stop - miss Dana's blog HERE. Don't forget to comment along the way for your chance to win, win, win! Thanks so much for stopping in today - CHEERS!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

KCC #477 {Ghostly Greetings!}


Happy "Krafty Chicks" Thursday! Nance is our challenge hostess for this week and her crafty twist is for us to create "ghostly cards or projects." 

KCC #477 {Ghostly Cards/Projects}


I had ordered from Reverse Confetti a while back and was so excited that all these goodies came in time for me to use them for this challenge! Soooo fun :) 


The Criss Cross cover panel die is awesome for a background and all these super cute  ghosties, pumpkins, Frankenstein etc. in the Frightening Friends stamp set are so fun to bring to life!


Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Chicks Challenge blog to check out what the rest of the Chicks have in store for you! There is some awesome inspiration in the hen house this week! Don't forget - you do NOT have to use the weekly twist in your project, but we would sure love it if you did! Thanks! Cheers....



Monday, October 14, 2019

Christmas Cheer!

 

Happy Monday everyone! Today I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers BLOG sharing some "Caffeinated Creativity" with you all. 

Before I get to my card today, I would like to wish all of our Canadian friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. Around central Alberta, the farmers were scrambling once again this weekend to get crops off before the weather turned bad again. I am hoping a lot of them were successful in doing so. We were shut down around 6 pm Sunday evening due to rain so we are about 1/2 done our harvest. Once again, we are hoping for a nice long stretch of warm weather yet to come so we can finish! Mother Nature hasn't been very nice to us this year :( 

For those enjoying time with family and friends today...along with delicious food, Happy Thanksgiving and be sure to count all of your blessings! HUGS! 

Ok, onto my card. It was so fun to muck around again with my new set from Stampin' Up! It's called Christmas in a Cup and the die set called Christmas Cheer. I came across a card from Brian King HERE and wanted to CASE it but use these colors...


This color combo has always been a non-traditional Christmas favorite of mine. I love the simplicity of this stamp/die set - and there are SO MANY ways to use the dies! So fun...


It actually feels great to get a jump start on Christmas cards! This set will definitely help with the mass production of cards :)  I hope you have enjoyed this installment of Caffeinated Creativity - enjoy the rest of your Monday! Cheers!        

Saturday, October 5, 2019

KCC #475 {Create a Scene}


The twist over at 'Krafty Chicks' this week is "Create a Scene" and it's my turn to be the challenge hostess. Sorry I am late getting this card photographed and blogged, but unfortunately, work life has taken over and I haven't had much time for much else. That is hopefully going to change soon ;) 

I would love to take this opportunity to welcome Shanna Slater from Caffeinated Craftiness to the hen house! She's our Guestie Chick for the month of October and I am super excited to have her with us...be sure to hop on over and welcome her.

KCC #475 {CREATE A SCENE}

Our challenges are always Anything Goes with the twist, so you can choose to use the twist or not - totally up to you!  

This card was made at one of my stamping club ladies nights a while back - all products Stampin' Up! (stamp set is Waterfront) and it is such an awesome set for scenery cards...

Here's a close up of my card:


Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the blog to see what the rest of the Chicks have created using my "create a scene" twist. Cheers!



Sunday, September 29, 2019

National Coffee Day w/ Trinity Stamps!

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Happy NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!!! A day made with ME in mind hahahah (ok, ok...and the hundreds of thousands of other caffeine-dependent folk out there ;) 

Today, I am celebrating by hopping along with the gang over at Trinity Stamps in celebration of this oh-so-awesome day!The hop starts at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers BLOG and there are prizes along the way - be sure to start there!


A while back, the DT at Coffee Loving Cardmakers teamed up with the DT at Trinity Stamps and collectively created a stamp set, illustrated by Davina Cantrell! 

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Isn't it just the CUUUUUTEST!?! And guess what else...there are dies to go with and they are released TODAY! Whoop! Whoop! 

I had so much fun paper piecing this little scene together:




Be sure to hop on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog HERE and start the hop :) Be sure to comment for your chance to win along the way!! CHEERS! 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

KCC #474 {SKETCH CHALLENGE}


Happy 'Krafty Chicks' Thursday everyone! Today, it's miss Tangii's turn to play your challenge hostess and she's issuing the following "SKETCH" twist for our Anything Goes challenge this week:

KCC #474 {SKETCH}


Our challenges are always Anything Goes with the twist, so you can choose to use the twist or not - totally up to you!  

For my card this week, I decided to kinda "stretch the sketch" a bit lol...I didn't follow the circle part and flipped my sentiment to the other side...this is why it's called a challenge, right?! :)

Here's a close up of my card:


Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the blog to see what the rest of the Chicks have created using Tangii's "stars and stripes" twist. Cheers!



Thursday, September 19, 2019

KCC #473 {Thank You}


Happy 'Krafty Chicks' Thursday everyone! Today, it's miss Tangii's turn to play your challenge hostess and she's issuing the following twist for our Anything Goes challenge this week:

KCC #473 {THANK YOU}

Our challenges are always Anything Goes with the twist, so you can choose to use the twist or not - totally up to you! For my card this week, I decided to make a very clean-and-simple card and to me, the stamps here totally do all the work for me. All products are Stampin' Up! and it was made at our ladies Stamp Night a few months back using a 2-step technique.


Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the Hen House HERE to see what the rest of the Chicks have created using Tangii's "thank you" twist. Cheers!



Thursday, September 12, 2019

KCC #472 {Border Stamps}


Happy "Krafty Chicks" Thursday! Nance is our challenge hostess for this week and her crafty twist is to use "border stamps" on your projects. 

KCC #472 {Border Stamps}


I went rummaging through all my stamp sets and I wasn't coming up with ANY border stamps...yikes! Then, I came across an older set from Reverse Confetti and decided to emboss it! So pretty...


The "love story" die is from Echo Park and I cut it out of gold glitter paper. Although it's a bit hard to read in the photos, it's so pretty in real life - I promise. *wink* 


Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Chicks Challenge blog to check out what the rest of the Chicks have in store for you! There is some awesome inspiration in the hen house this week! Don't forget - you do NOT have to use the weekly twist in your project, but we would sure love it if you did! Thanks! Cheers....



Monday, September 9, 2019

Just Breathe...



 Happy Monday everyone! Today I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog, sharing today's Caffeinated Creativity with you all. This card was made at my ladies stamping club night this past Tuesday and man, it was messy but OH SO FUN to make!

 

The background was made on shimmer paper with Stampin' Up!'s new color Sprinkle Dust (I am not 100% sure of the name of them) and some water. Then we used stencils and added waterbased ink on top with a very soft make up brush and it gave the background effect. SO COOL!

 
I then added the sentiment with white embossing powder and also stamped the to-go mug from Simon Says Stamp set "Coffee and Tea."

 
I fussy cut the cup and colored in my hearts with my copic markers then popped it up for added dimension. Added some white gum drops and that's it! Such an awesome technique! I will definitely be doing it again - it's very messy but oh so fun!

 

Sorry about the little "flecks" you see in all the photos - it was very difficult to capture the card without the sparkle from the shimmer paper coming through! I hope you have enjoyed this installment of Caffeinated Creativity - enjoy the rest of your Monday! Cheers!  

Thursday, September 5, 2019

KCC #471 {Balloons}


Welcome back to another "Krafty Chicks" Thursday! This week, it is Leanne's turn to be our hostess-with-the-mostess. Before I get to her challenge, I'd like to welcome Katie Brooks     to the Hen House this month as our Guest CHICK! Be sure to pop on over to her blog and say hello. Welcome, Katie! :)

Leanne has given us the following "twist" to our Anything Goes challenge:   

KCC #471 {BALLOONS}


My card was a super CAS one this week - the pattern paper has the ballons, a die cut and a few gum drops - DONE!! Love those kinda cards and I can never have too many birthday cards on hand!!

Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using 
Leanne's "Balloons" twist:


We would love if you come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional use of the twist :) Cheers!







Thursday, August 29, 2019

KCC #470 Just a Sentiment/Crazy Egg Challenge


Happy 'Krafty Chicks' Thursday everyone! Today, it's my turn to play your challenge hostess and I'm wanting you to keep things super simple:

KCC #470 {JUST A SENTIMENT}

Today is also our Crazy Egg Challenge as there are 5 Thursdays this month...Our challenges are always Anything Goes with the twist, so you can choose to use the twist or not - totally up to you!  


This card was made at one of my stamping club ladies nights a while back - all products Stampin' Up! and it's just some pattern paper, a few punches and some twine...

Here's a close up of my card:


Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the blog to see what the rest of the Chicks have created using my "Just a Sentiment" twist. Cheers!



Sunday, August 25, 2019

Happy Birthday, Paper Sweeties!


All month long, Paper Sweeties has been celebrating their 7th Birthday! I am super  excited to be today's Guest Designer, helping them whoop it up and party :) What's a birthday celebration without pressies?!? For today, there is a special gift just for YOU:


Today, you will receive 25% off your online purchases by using code: lori26. Now, that is something to celebrate!


For my card, I used a few Paper Sweeties goodies: I first stamped the balloon image in the Happy Cake Day stamp set and then used the Happy Cake Day Sweet Cuts to cut it out. Then, I paper-pieced all the balloons and popped the image up on the Circle Scalloped Frames Sweet Cuts. I then used the Sweet Cuts Sweet Borders to cut out my sentiment piece in black cardstock and embossed "Happy Birthday" from the Hello Friend stamp set.

I finished off by tying some twine around the bundle of balloons and adding some Cookie Dough sequins :) FUN!!!


Sending Debbie and the gang over at Paper Sweeties the BIGGEST BIRTHDAY HUGS! Thank you for having me over to play at your party...cheers!! 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

KCC #468 {Masculine}

Welcome back to another "Krafty Chicks" challenge. This week, it is miss Amy's turn to throw out the "twist" for this week's Anything Goes challenge! 

KCC #468 {Masculine}

** Remember, our challenges are always Anything Goes with the optional "twist" thrown in each week. You do not have to use the twist, but we would sure love it if you did! :)

This card is full-on masculine I feel - how about you? It was made at one of our stamping club nights and it's perfect for that fisherman in your life...


   

Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using Amy's challenge:


We would love if you would come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional "twist!"