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!" 





Monday, August 12, 2019

This Life is Pretty Amazing...


Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping in today - life's been VERY hectic around here with our daughters' wedding on the 21st, house renovations (decking), yard work, garden work, and work has been crazy to say the least. I really enjoyed just taking an hour or so yesterday and going to hide out in my craft room with a delicious cup of coffee and making this sweet card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today :) 

The image is called "Spring to GO" from Unity Stamps and it's such a pretty image to color - you could have so many different colors with this one - here's a close up:


I colored the cup with my Copic Markers and stamped the image beneath it then cut it out with my Gina Marie Designs cross-stitched rectangle dies and popped it up for added dimension.

I hope you enjoy your Monday and thank you very much for popping in to see what I created today - cheers!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday Coffee Lovers Bloghop


Hello hello! Welcome to my blog :) You should have arrived here from Amy's blog - Tsuruta Designs - for the next stop in helping Paper Sweeties celebrate their 7th birthday! The design team over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers has joined in to help with the celebrations.

For my first card, I used the stamp set Coffee, Yes Please and the sweet cut Keep Calm and Drink Coffee 


...and for my 2nd card I used the stamp set Keep Calm and Drink Coffee along with the Keep Calm and Drink Coffee Sweet Cuts.


 

Your next stop is to Helen's blog - HERE...

If you happened to stop in "just because" here's the direct link to Coffee Loving Cardmakers post so you can start at the beginning and hop with us! Here is the link to the Paper Sweeties post so you can check out all the juicy details regarding her birthday celebrations! Cheers! 

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Cheers!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

KCC #466 {Embossing}


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 Betty Roberts to the Hen House this month as our Guest CHICK! Be sure to pop on over to her Instagram account and say hello. Welcome, Betty! :)

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

KCC #466 {EMBOSSING}

I don't do a lot of heat embossing anymore - I used to ALL.THE.TIME! I need to get back into that as I really love how it turns out. I do use embossing folders a lot more. This card is so pretty with the dry embossed leaves - here's a close up:


Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using 
Leanne's "Embossing" 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, July 25, 2019

KCC #465 Tags/Bookmarks


Happy 'Krafty Chicks' Thursday everyone! Today, it's my turn to play your challenge hostess and I'm wanting you to dig out some tags and or bookmarks and either make them on their own, or add them to your cards - your choice! Our challenges are always Anything Goes with the twist, so you can choose to use the twist or not - totally up to you!  

KCC #465 {TAGS &/OR BOOKMARKS}

This card was made at one of my stamping club ladies nights a while back - all products Stampin' Up!

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 "tags/bookmarks" twist. Cheers!



Monday, July 22, 2019

But First...Coffee!


Hello, hello crafty friends! Happy Monday - I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and I am here to share this fun card with you today:


As some of you may be aware, the DT over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers was in a collab blog hop with Graciellie Designs last Friday - Gracie also had a 25% off coffee images sale so I took part :) This super cute cup and sentiment is part of the Coffee Lovers digi stamp set...so fun!




I decided to print the mug out on some pretty designer paper as well and paper piece it for a super cute CAS design. I then added some chunky sparkles to the whipped cream and popped it all up with dimensionals...FUN!! 



Thank you so much for stopping in today - I hope you all have a fantastic Monday and have a chance to get crafty! CHEERS everyone!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Gracielle Design


Happy Friday all!! Today is a super-fun day for us over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers as we join Graciellie Design in a collaboration blog hop! You should have arrived here from Kathy's blog, Stamps At Play, if not - click HERE to return to the CLC blog or the Graciellie blog HERE to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing :) 

For my card I had the giddy pleasure of using Brew Like A Boss stamp/sentiment set and let me just tell you - I will be using this set A LOT! I love this iced coffee and hibiscus and the sentiments are amazing - check it out:


I started my card by printing the selected image and sentiment on Xpress It copic paper and colored it with my Copic Markers and fussy cut it out. I cut the sentiment in 2 pieces and layered onto black card stock to give it a bit of a punch....


I then finished the card off with some fun designer papers, popped up the image and sentiment and added some pearls and bam! Cold brew perfection - looks so refreshing! :) 

Your next stop is Lisa from Oh So Cute by Lisa - be sure to comment along the way for your chance to win a $25 gift card to the Graciellie Design Shop. Gracie is also having a 
Special Coffee Lovers Sale 25% off everything! No code needed.

What are you waiting for?!? Go, go, go!! Hop on over to Lisa's blog now and happy shopping! CHEERS!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

KCC #464 {Stars and Stripes}


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 #464 {STARS and STRIPES}

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 use an embossing folder and a Stampin' Up! die to create my birthday card. I am sorry that you can't see the stripes very good in the photos, but they embossed beautifully...

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, July 11, 2019

KCC #463 {Christmas in July!}

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 #463 {CHRISTMAS IN JULY}

** 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 gorgeous card is part of a kit from Stampin' Up! that I used for Christmas cards...isn't it so so pretty?!? I must say, this kit was by far my favorite so far from SU


   


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!"