Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

So excited — it’s the Coffee Lovers Blog hop! Here are 3 adorable cards I have been working on.

First up is the the Gnome. I am currently obsessed with Gnomes. This is from SugarPea Designs called Gnome for Christmas. ADORABLE!

of Course I double dutied for the coloring challenge!

and a coffee drinking Hedgie! He’s from the Simon Says Stamp card kit this month: Woodland Whimsy. Links below.

And my favorite Ellen Bear and his red cup! I just love him.!

The birch Trees and a stencil from Tim Holtz. I added some coloring and some lines. So fun!


Fun Stampers Journey November Stamp of the Month

Happy November stamping friends! Today I am happy to share 2 cards using the new FSJ November stamp of the month, Mistletoe & Holly!

I’m surrounded by adorable cute critters and I could not be happier! Which deer is Mistletoe or Holly? Not sure, but both are cute!

Totally adorable and easy to color! And it has perfect timing with my 30 day coloring challenge.

I love the simplicity of the holly image with the addition of the stitching from the FSJ Circle Around die.

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Simon Says Stamp Woodland Whimsy Card Kit

It’s been a while since I purchased a Simon Says Stamp card kit. This kit is so so so very cute. The little Reindeer and Hedgy stole my heart. Let’s start with the reindeer.

I die cut him in white card stock and quickly colored him with a light brown and dark brown copic. Easy. The stitching is the Journey Circle around dies. A perfect addition! He looks great all white too!

Piercing was added using my Journey Circle die. That beautiful woodgrain paper is part of the kit! Hand doodles for the border …and I love using the Nuvo drops for his nose! Can you tell why I love him so much? Now check out this cutie:

It’s Day 1 of the 30 day coloring challenge so my timing is perfect.


Most of the card kit supplies can be purchased separately if a kit is not for you. BUT the value is definitely in the kit.

Spellbinders HOLIDAY 2019-Sharyn Sowell

Have you seen the new Sharyn Sowell Holiday Collection over at Spellbinders? Absolutely beautiful!

The tree from Starry Forrest, I wanted it as the center piece for this card. I cut an extra bird, and extra trees and extra star. The are all layered together.

The Tree is cut from Fresh Forrest, Candy Apple, Whip Cream, mirror gold and some brown I had leftover from a card kit. The snow is from my favorite Shapabilities curved border dies.

Below, touches of gold at some shimmer to this card. Gold is in the printed paper, the layers and die cuts.

These silhouette images were super fun to create with! I love the deer and the tree in silhouette.

Sure hope you found inspiration to make something beautiful. You can find lots of wonderful inspiration on the Spellbinders website HERE.


Christmas Poinsettia Wine Tag

Hello Stamping Friends! Today I am sharing a non-card project. Check out this Wine Bottle tag featuring the Winter Poinsettia Floral Cluster from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:

A wine bottle tag is a fabulous way to personalize a gift of wine or bubbly. What better gift to bring to your holiday parties!

Basic Specs: The tag base is 2-3/4 x 8 inches in dark green card stock, scored at 2-1/2. The Prima Christmas in the Country paper : 2 x 7. The red cardstock banner: 3/4 x 6. The circle die cut: 1-1/2 diameter for the top of the wine bottle.

The poinsettia is colored with copics. There is an additional poinsettia on top of the floral cluster to add dimension. (Fussy Cut) The Wonder of Christmas for the sentiment.

Take your gift from ordinary to extra-ordinary this holiday season and make your gift recipient feel extra-special!

Any and all of the Floral Cluster stamps (and die) will make great wine tags for anytime time throughout the year! Add them all to your collection!!

Love. Joy. Peace.

Showcasing a simple, flat for mailing card today featuring O Christmas Tree bundle from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

The White background is so easy to make. With your scoring tool, score ever 1/2 inch! The snow mound is the Curved A2 borderabilities from Spellbinders and the Tree snow is White Nuvo drops.

Inside a simple, beautiful sentiment. totally could make these in Dark Green, Blue and Burgundy. So simple, easy and elegant.

Mmmmm. Coffee.

Two of my favorite things are coffee and stamping. Its an added bonus when I can combine them and create coffee themed cards. This is the new Concord & 9th Coffee Turnabout released earlier this month. I knew I had to have it!

I stamped the turnabout background in black memento ink and then colored with copics. It was so worth the extra effort because it looks like designer paper! Can you see the clear glaze on the coffee?

Here is a second card. I went simple dark brown ink to keep it clean. This is such a fun stamp set.

If you place an order please DON’T FORGET to get the Turnabout Jig. It really does make the turnabouts soooooo easy to use. Total game changer.

This Coffee Turnabout bundle is available at several of my favorite retailers!

A Crafty Friends Blog Hop: Essentials by Ellen Edition

Welcome to the OCTOBER Crafty Friends Blog Hop featuring Ellen Hutson Essentials Line. YES! this is the same company as the Bear and all his Ware that I love so much!

Today we have a Special Coupon code and fun cards to share. I love the Essentials by Ellen line and have quite a few in my collection. Introducing you to the Holiday Characters.

Oh how I love these little cuties. So whimsical and cute! I paired them with the Retro Holiday Sentiments which has a great font! TOTALLY LOVE IT!

Easy Peasy to color! They look adorable with any holiday paper! An added bonus- they come with dies!

Santa is the perfect size for the A2 Scallop die set. One of my favorites! And these characters are PERFECT for tags too!

When you click over to Ellen’s site, please search “Ellen Essentials” and you will see all the stamps available for the coupon. She has lots of stamps, dies and other goodies too. Stay a while and shop around while you are over there.

Now it time to Hop with my Crafty Friends:

Tanya Boser
Ilina Crouse
Maria Willis
Becky Roberts
Sandi MacIver
Sue Plote
Sara Sherlock
Lydia Fiedler
Jill Hilliard <—– You are here
Jen Timko
Amy Kolling
Jenny Hall


Blooming Garden Pop Up Card & Sale

I love a good crafty sale! Only 3 more days to Save 40% on Spellbinders Past Club kits! There are Large dies, Small dies, Glimmer kits, Card kits and more to choose from. Sale is now through 10-20-19.

Sharing the Blooming Garden pop up (from march) today! How about a Sunflower Garden!

Two flowers, one small bloom and one stem. Those are the die cut card stock pieces for the front of the card. The real magic of this die is on the INSIDE of the card, check it out:

Not going to lie, this card was fussy and took a while to make. The flowers were the fussy part, mostly because I put in extra layers and sponged the petals. Without a doubt, it was worth the effort and I LOVE IT!!

Each Sunflower has 3 flower die cuts, 2 for the front and one for the back. I added one to the back so the open card was pretty from any angle. The green stems are also 2 pieces of cardstock glued together. You could definitely use one, I just wanted a little more stability.

If interactive WOW cards are your thing, then this Pop Up die makes it easy! Check out this video from Spellbinders:

Like the Slider card from the other day, you can also go super simple with this die as well.

Simple die cut flowers in fall colors! So much fun! Check out all the sale deals HERE.

Welcome Fall

Happy to welcome cooler temps and falling leaves! This Welcome Fall stamp and die set from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is perfect for the Fall season. And I may have a slight obsession with sage green pumpkins!

Gingham and Sage Green are all the trend for fall decorating, Why not use the same in my card designs?

Simple stamping, die cutting and coloring with copics. Love! Check out the Welcome Fall bundle HERE or click the links below.