Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

Happy Sunday everyone! I have a very FUN card to share today. I decided to play along with the HUGE Fall 2015 Coffee Lover's blog hop going on now. There are so many awesome sponsors, and page after page of fantastic projects being linked up! JessicaLynnOriginal.com is one of the sponsors, and in addition to the prizes, Jessica Lynn is also giving away a free digi stamp right now in honor of this great blog hop. I have used the FREE digi in my project today, it's called Brentwood Owl Needs More Coffee. TOO CUTE for words!!


Of COURSE, this is a fall-and-coffee themed card, to match the hop. I used fall colors for Mr. Brentwood, and I set the pattern of sequins to be "fall"ing into the cup with him. I chose the color palette from this gorgeous inspiration from Your Next Stamp (YNS #23) which has been on my list all month; so beautiful. The colors are also matching up with this week's ColourQ (#309) and a new challenge blog I discovered - Our Crafty Corner's very first challenge, a beautiful autumn board (yep, a theme here!).




This is an easy 1-layer CAS card. I printed my Brentwood and colored him in. Masked off the image and spritzed the card with gold and pewter Perfect Pearls sprays. I added the sequins and glitter dots, went back for some extra shading on the colored image, and viola! I'll let this sweetie speak for himself :) I'd use this card for ANY reason for a coffee lover friend of family member (and I have MANY).


Just a reminder too that we have a HUGE CardMaker Magazine blog hop going on right now as well, featuring images from JessicaLynnOriginal.com. The CardMaker Magazine team has joined us in showcasing Jessica Lynn's wonderful drawing style, and we've had a ton of fun hopping with them. Jessica Lynn has put up a $50 gift certificate (YES...FIFTY DOLLARS) to one lucky commenter. All you need to do is hop along with us and leave a comment on each blog. One random winner will be drawn from the comments for this awesome prize! There is still time, so get hopping!! 
Here is the very first stop on the JessicaLynnOriginal.com showcase blog hop (I know, 2 blog hops back to back, confusing...this link is NOT for the coffee hop. It's for the $50!): CardMaker Magazine Blog.

Challenges for this card:


Verve Inspiration - Autumn Lovelies [Autumn colors]

ColourQ - #309: Colors
Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Fall 2015
Robyn's Fetish - #283: Square or Rectangle Cards (1 of 3)
Dragonfly Journeys - #25: What a Hoot (1 of 5)
Come and Get It - Clear It Out (stash items) (unlimited) [I won't tell you how long I've had the glitter dots. Or the sprays. eep!]
Sweet Stamps - September: AG (unlimited)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #107: AG (2 of 3)
The Stamping Boutique - #67: No Designer Paper (2 of 3)
Creative Craft Cottage - #48: AG (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #52: AG (unlimited)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: No Designer paper (2 of 5)
Crafting With Friends - #7: AG (3 of 3)
Gem of a Challenge - #145: Autumn [colors]
Di's Digi Designs - Animals Acting Like Humans (1 of 3)
Alphabet Challenge - P is for Peacock (or any other bird) (1 of 1)
Digitally Sweet - #142: Anything With Wings 
Animal Friends Challenge - #30: Forest Animals
YNS - #23: Colors (unlimited)
Happy Little Stampers - September CAS: Coloring (1 of 3)
Oddball Art - Fall is in the Air (2 of 5)
Our Creative Corner - Shades of Autumn (3 of 3)

Our Crafty Corner - #1: Colors (2 of 3)
The Pencil Cases - #3: C is for Creepy or Autumn Coloring (1 of 2)

If you need to go back to the main post for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, click the image below.



http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2015/09/2015-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

Thanks for stopping by today friends. Happy Fall - enjoy your coffee! ;)


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Friday, September 25, 2015

CardMaker Magazine BLOG HOP: JessicaLynnOriginal.com

TGIF STAMPING FRIENDS!! We've been waiting for today for awhile...WELCOME to the JessicaLynnOriginal.com and CardMaker Magazine Showcase Blog Hop!  If you have arrived here from Jennie Harper's blog, you are in the right place. Remember, if you leave a comment on each stop along the hop, you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to JessicaLynnOriginal.com!

[This is my SECOND POST today. Scroll down for my Simply Papercraft Challenge inspiration]

I hope you've been inspired by the projects you've seen so far along the hop. You're almost to the end so let's finish strong! My card today uses one of my FAVORITE new JessicaLynnOriginal.com sets (well, my favorite that is not a Brentwood Owl stamp at least!). It's called "Love is a Big Deal".


What do you think? This card is fairly CAS, which is a surprisingly hard concept for me. I created it using watercolor paper. I inked the stamp with my old Stampin' Up! water-based markers so I could make each letter a different color. Then I spritzed water on the stamp and the paper and let it bleed. Once it was dry I over-stamped it with black and drew in the base line. I really, REALLY like this image, so I wanted it to speak for itself. I used some Lawn Fawn dies to create the layered look at the top with different scraps of coordinating cardstock and then mounted the entire panel on a half sheet of watercolor paper (using foam tape between layers) so that the base of the card matched the image panel in texture and weight.

Your next stop on this amazing project showcase is Gini Williams Cagle. I hope you're having a fantastic time sharing in our blog hop, and remember to comment on each post for your chance to WIN!! This is a huge prize...good luck to you all! I hope to see you again very soon. :) You can "like" JessicaLynnOriginal.com on Facebook here. We'd love to see what you make with our stamps!


Challenges:


Sweet Stamps - September: AG (unlimited)

Creative Fingers - #94: AG (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #107: AG (1 of 3)
The Stamping Boutique - #67: No Designer Paper (1 of 3)
Creative Craft Cottage - #48: AG (1 of 3)
Sassy Studios - #300: AG (3 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - #140: AG (unlimited)
Inspiration Destination - #52: AG (unlimited)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #18: AG (3 of 3)
Love to Scrap - #62: AG (3 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - #142: AG (3 of 3)
Fashionable Stamping - #103: Words (2 of 3)
House of Cards - September: Stitch it Up
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: No Designer paper (1 of 5)
Crafting With Friends - #7: AG (2 of 3)

Simply Papercraft #14: Always Anything Goes!

Happy FRIDAY, my lovelies!!! I'm so happy the weekend is here! Today I'm sharing my latest card for Simply Papercraft. Our bi-weekly challenges are ALWAYS "Anything Goes". I love this! Makes it easy and fun to combine challenges and really show off your best work. This week's challenge is sponsored by SLS Lines! As always, fantastic and generous prizes are up for grabs!

For my project today I used the Cupcakes in Beehive digi stamp. I really enjoyed playing with this image. It's so fun and unique and CLEVER. It ended up matching up PERFECTLY with this awesome, awesome stamp set I won from Kerry Urbatch. I play along in her monthly challenge whenever I can and this was my prize over the summer. What a great size and fun sentiments too. Thank you again Kerry for the great challenge!





I played along with a sketch on today's project (VLV September #3):



That's it for me! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Challenges:

Viva la Verve - September: Sketches
Sweet Stamps - September: AG (unlimited)
Digi Galore - September: AG (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #94: AG (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #107: AG (2 of 3)
Sassy Studios - #300: AG (2 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - #140: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From The Heart - #78: AG (3 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #52: AG (unlimited)
Crafting With Friends - #7: AG (1 of 3)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies on the Simply Papercraft blog for your chance to win! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Creative Knockouts #108: Glamour and Glitter

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's Thursday is off to a fantastic start!  For my post today, I want to share a super fun card for this week's Creative Knockouts (#108) where the challenge is....Glamour and Glitter! So fun and GIRLIE. I have to get my girlie fix somewhere.... This week's sponsor is The Paper Shelter and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player!

Here is my project, featuring "She's Charming". I used the pre-colored version for my card today (you get the line art, the paper, the composite, and the pre-colored image in TPS sets). My sentiment is from Paper Pretties (and can I tell you that it was SO NOT EASY) to line that sucker up on the pierced frame cardstock...):



Dies from My Favorite Things and La La Land. Glitter brads from Doodle Bug. Dazzling Diamonds loose glitter (with Quickie pen) on her puffs of powder (and some extras), and the straps of her shoes. Paper is Basic Grey, with SU cardstocks. Lots and lots of foam tape! ;)

That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Challenges:


Crafting From The Heart - #78: AG (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #52: AG (unlimited)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #18: AG (2 of 3)
Love to Scrap - #62: AG (2 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - #142: AG (2 of 3)
Crafty Gals Corner - #38: Sparkle and Glitter (2 of 3) [glitter, glitter brads]
Through The Craft Room Door - 9/22-9/28: AG (2 of 2)
Sweet Stamps - September: AG (unlimited)
Digi Galore - September: AG (1 of 3)
Sassy Studios - #300: AG (1 of 3)
Little Miss Muffett - #121: Bingo (1 of 3) [Dies, Sentiment, Glitter]

I'll be back here tomorrow with a new challenge from Simply Papercraft. So many awesome upcoming challenges and fun events! Stamp happy! 


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Kitty Bee Designs: Bonus Spotlight for September!

Hello everyone, happy Wednesday to bloglandia! We are still in the midst of a beautiful fall week, trying to enjoy every moment before the big W starts! I'm popping in today with an extra monthly spotlight card  for the FANTASTIC Kitty Bee Designs DT. Have you checked them out yet? They are adorable and awesome to color; fun and easy to work with!


This image is called Best Buns. How fun is it?? I hand-wrote the word "happy" along the bottom of the heart die cut. I think this card could be used for several different types of occasions, which is awesome. I wanted to add a sentiment, but still leave some flexibility with the use of this card. 

I used dies from Lil Inker and Provocraft. Buns are colored with Copics. Sequins, ribbon and clip are generic from stash. Paper from S.E.I.

Challenges:


Crafting From The Heart - #78: AG (1 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine - 9/20 - 10/3 (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #52: AG (unlimited)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #18: AG (1 of 3)
Love to Scrap - #62: AG (1 of 3)
Crafts 4 Eternity - #244: Handwriting (1 of 3) ["Happy" written on the heart die cut]
613 Avenue Create - #142: AG (1 of 3)
Crafty Creations - #298: It Takes 2 (1 of 3)
Crafty Gals Corner - #38: Sparkle and Glitter (1 of 3) [foil paper, sequins, shimmer ribbon]
Fresh Brewed Designs - 9/23-9/29: 3+ Patterned Papers (1 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Through The Craft Room Door - 9/22-9/28: AG (1 of 2)
Card Mania - #72: Pastels (2 of 5)
Quirky Crafts - #19: Animal Magic (3 of 3)
Art By MiRan - #41: AG (1 of 3)
Crafty Catz - #293: Special Occasion (2 of 3)
QKR Stampede - #157: 3's a Crowd (1 of 4) [3 patterned papers]

I'll be back here tomorrow with a new challenge from Creative Knockouts. So many awesome upcoming challenges and fun events! Stamp happy!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Kitty Bee Designs: September Spotlight

Hello everyone, and WELCOME to the weekend! I think it's almost impossible not to be happy on a sunny summer Saturday...yesterday was a PERFECT summer outside day and we were hiking all day...so I'm afraid I'm a little slow this morning! BUT, I made it and I'm here with my monthly spotlight for the FANTASTIC Kitty Bee Designs DT. I am SO in love with all of these little sweeties. If you are new to Kitty Bee, you HAVE to check them out. Seriously. They are adorable and awesome to color; the shapes and designs lend themselves to all kinds of color and sketch combos!


I played along with this awesome VLV September sketch for Mr. Froggie today...


Other Challenges:

Viva la Verve - September
Inspiration Destination - #51: AG (unlimited)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: Die Crazy (4 of 5)
Artistic Inspirations - #140: AG (unlimited)
Digistamps 4Joy - September AG (no twist) (3 of 3)
Quirky Crafts - #19: Animal Magic (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #93: AG (1 of 3) 
Morgan's Art World - #7: For The Kids (3 of 3) 
Hiding In My Craft Room - #217: AG (1 of 1)
Crafty Calendar - September: AG (1 of 1)
The Pencil Case - B is for Bright (2 of 2)

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fabulous weekend - mmm, Autumn ;)


Friday, September 18, 2015

Wags n Whiskers #162: Glittery

TGIF! Boy am I glad it's Friday. What a week! Seems like I always say that... I managed to sneak a bit of stamping time EARLY this week so I could bring you a new card for today!

This next challenge up at Wags 'n Whiskers is: #162 - Glittery! Add some sparkle and shine to your card. Easy peasy! 




I just love this sweet "Ellie & Squeak" image. I used dies from IO and MFT. Ellie is colored with Copics. I added glitter on the present and the blue paper is from the DCWV glitter mat stack. I followed the week #1 VLV sketch again for this project:



Challenges:

Viva la Verve - September
Crafts Galore Encore - September (3 of 3)
CCC Digi Creations - #33: AG (3 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - #141: AG (not playing twist) (3 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #51: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From The Heart - #77: AG (3 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #279: AG (3 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: Die Crazy (3 of 5)
Crafting For All Seasons - #110: Layer It Up (3 of 3)
Creative Moments - #77: AG (3 of 3)
Let's Craft and Create - #105: Dies (3 of 3) 
Crafty Sentiments - AG (3 of 3) 
Crafty Friends - #14: B is For... (3 of 3) [Blue, Birthday]
Artistic Inspirations - #140: AG (unlimited)
Seize the Birthday - 9/10 - 9/22: AG (1 of 3) 
Sparkle & Sprinkle - September: AG with loose glitter [glitter on the ribbons of the gift] 
Digistamps 4Joy - September AG (no twist) (2 of 3)
Pile It On - #86: Birthday (1 of 3) 
C.R.A.F.T. - #329: Bling (1 of 5) [glitter, glitter paper] 
Robyn's Fetish - #181: Cards with Numbers on them [embossed background is all numbers]
Quirky Crafts - #19: Animal Magic (1 of 3)
Creative Corner - Team Jess: Party Time (1 of 3)
Crafty Catz - #293: Special Occasion (1 of 3)
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - #100: Celebration (1 of 2)
Just Add Ink - #280: Glimmer 
Morgan's Art World - #7: For The Kids (2 of 3) 

Hope you all have a wonderful day! I'll be back tomorrow with my monthly Kitty Bee Designs spotlight project! Until then...stamp happy!


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Creative Knockouts #107: Happy Fall, Y'all!

THIS IS MY SECOND POST TODAY! Scroll down for my card for the amazing and fabulous Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's Thursday is off to a fantastic start!  For my second post today, I want to share a super fun card for this week's Creative Knockouts (#107) where the challenge is....Happy Fall, Y'all!  Woohoo! Fall is my absolute favorite season, and Halloween is my favorite holiday! This week's sponsor is Sami Stamps and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player!


Here is my card using this awesome little boy fall image Pumpkin Smiles. What's better than a cute little man with an enormous jack o lantern? Probably not much :)



My man is colored with Copics. Button from Dress it up. Dies from My Favorite Things. I wanted to play along with the challenge from Sami Stamps so I doodled a border around my main image (I started out with a cardstock border but it was too big and clunky so I had to cut it off and wing it from there. EEK! But I'm actually really happy with it, so phew! All's well that ends well).

I used another of the Verve September Sketches for this card (#2):



That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Challenges:


Verve Inspiration Challenge - September: Autumn Lovelies
Ching-Chou Kuik - September: Fall Colors (2 of 3)
Sami Stamps - #29: Frame It 
Viva la Verve - September 
Incy Wincy - Digi Images Only (1 of 5) 
Di's Digi Designs - Fall Colors (1 of 3) 
Oddball Art - Fall is in the Air (1 of 5)
Our Creative Corner - Shades of Autumn (2 of 3) 
{PIN}spirational - #149: photo inspiration (1 of 5)
Love to Scrap - #61: 2+ Patterned Papers (2 of 3) [Long layer and a smaller tag die behind the flourish die]
Crafts Galore Encore - September (2 of 3)
CCC Digi Creations - #33: AG (2 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - #6: AG (3 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - #141: AG (not playing twist) (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #51: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From The Heart - #77: AG (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #279: AG (2 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: Die Crazy (2 of 5)
Crafting For All Seasons - #110: Layer It Up (2 of 3)
Creative Moments - #77: AG (2 of 3)
Let's Craft and Create - #105: Dies (2 of 3) 
Crafty Sentiments - AG (2 of 3) 
Our Crafty Corner - #1: Autumn (1 of 3) 
Creative Card Crew - #96: Fall (1 of 3)
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Cute Fall or Halloween (1 of 3)
Crafty Gal's Corner - #37: AG (2 of 2)
Great Impressions - September: Trick or TREE-t (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - #140: AG (unlimited)
Addicted To Stamps - #109: Autumn

I'll be back here tomorrow with a new challenge from Wags n Whiskers. So many awesome upcoming challenges and fun events! Stamp happy! 


Aud Sentiments #140: Anything Goes + Sentiment

Wow, Thursday already! My "stay"cation and relaxation time is really flying by! Thursday means challenges, and I will have TWO for you today. This is the first, the mid-inspiration post from Aud Sentiments.

Aud Sentiments is a bi-weekly challenge with a theme. The one special thing to note is you MUST use a sentiment on your card to enter our challenge. It can be on the inside even, just show us the sentiment! I have been guilty of just using images on cards myself so I love this idea. :) This week's challenge is sponsored by Great Impressions Stamps. As always, fantastic and generous prizes are up for grabs!


Here is my project, featuring Blue Skies from Verve Stamps. The many dies I used on this project are from Verve and My Favorite Things. Patterned paper is from Basic Grey, cardstock from Stampin' Up.





I played along with a sketch and a color challenge for this project today, here are the swatches for them (Viva la Verve September #1, ColourQ #308):

  
That's it for me! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too! I'll be back soon with my post from the new challenge at Creative Knockouts!

Challenges:


Viva la Verve - September
ColourQ - #308 
Crafts Galore Encore - September (1 of 3)
CCC Digi Creations - #33: AG (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - #6: AG (2 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - #141: AG (not playing twist) (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #51: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From The Heart - #77: AG (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #279: AG (1 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: Die Crazy (1 of 5)
Crafting For All Seasons - #110: Layer It Up (1 of 3)
Creative Moments - #77: AG (1 of 3)
Crafty Friends - #14: B is For... (2 of 3) [Blue, Button, Basic Grey papers]
Let's Craft and Create - #105: Dies (1 of 3) 
Love to Scrap - #61: 2+ Patterned Papers (1 of 3) [Back layer, flags in the corner and banner are all patterned paper]
Crafty Sentiments - AG (1 of 3) 
Fashionable Stamping - #103: Words (1 of 3) 
Crafty Gal's Corner - #37: AG (1 of 2)
Artistic Inspirations - #140: AG (unlimited)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies over at Aud Sentiments for your chance to win! Remember, you MUST include a sentiment to enter our challenge! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)


Saturday, September 12, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal.com DIGI WEEKEND!

Good morning! Happy Saturday stampers! I hope your September is going well, it's been really nice here, the boys are enjoying school, their activities are getting underway and the weather has been wonderful for the most part. A great start to fall!

TODAY is a fun Design Team day for me - we are blog hopping with JessicaLynnOriginal.com! With the fun and busy start to fall, Jessica decided to run a digi stamp special this weekend to get everyone back into the creative spirit! ALL digi stamps in the JessicaLynnOriginal.com store are on sale for $1 each this weekend only. A buck!! So if you are a digi lover, or if you've never tried them before and were thinking about dipping in your toes, NOW is the time. That's almost 70% off the normal digi stamp price! Digis are a lot of fun, they can be printed as many times as you like, stretched, flipped or resized...and they don't take up any space on your shelves. Just print them out and get to work ;)

Jessica has also created a FREE DIGI as a gift to all of you! You can download the freebie this weekend only in the JessicaLynnOriginal.com store.

If you've arrived at my blog from Jessica's blog, you are in the right place. I've made a card to help get the inspiration and creativity going today!


I used the digi Brentwood Owl - Autism Awareness for my project. Isn't he wonderful!? I really wanted some bright and bold colors for this card -- to make it POP. Brentwood is such a blast to color, and he has so many variations and themes...his puzzle piece says it all. L.O.V.E. :)

He is printed on PTI white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The heart puzzle die is from MFT. Patterned paper is Basic Grey, cardstock Stampin' Up. Flowers from Prima, sequins from Doodlebug, pearls from Kaisercraft. Oh, and lots of foam tape! (I bet you are not surprised, if you know me at all...).

I will let you get on with your inspiration! Here is the full log hop order:
And here's the link to the Digi Section of the JessicaLynnOriginal.com store so you can grab all the $1.00 digi specials!!

Challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations - #4: AG (3 of 3)
Digitally Sweet - #142: Things with Wings (unlimited) [Digi stamp, Owl]
Inspiration Destination - #50: AG (unlimited)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Simon Says Stamp - Monday: Stamp and Die Cut/Punch (4 of 5)
Lacy Sunshine - Colour Your World: AG 9/6 to 9/19 (3 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - #139: AG (unlimited)
Little Red Wagon - #306: Digi Do (unlimited) [This is a digi stamp]
Create and Inspire - #29: AG (3 of 3)
Scrapper's Delights - #48: AG (3 of 3)
Moving Along With The Times - #3: Cute Animal (1 of 3)
Time Out Challenges - #39: Make Your Mark (use marker) (unlimited)
Little Miss Muffet - #110: AG (1 of 1)
Crafty Friends - #14: Letter B (1 of 3) [Brentwood Owl image, Blue]
My Time To Craft - #304: Owls
The Pencil Case - B = Bright (1 of 2) [Colored with Copics]
Crafting With Friends - #6: AG (1 of 3) 
Morgan's Art World - #7: For The Kids (1 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls - #9: September AG (2 of 2)


That's it for me! Thanks for hopping with us, I hope you got some great inspiration (and deals!). Have a great weekend lovelies, and stamp happy!

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