Thursday, December 14, 2017

Holiday Hugs!



Can you believe there are only two days left in the Coffee Hop?  I can't, it has really flown by.  BUt there has been so much fun and so much inspiration.  


Today I ave this card featuring one of my most favorite stamps from MFT.  He was fun to color as a Sasquatch this time around.  I paper pieced the scraf from the some fun DP.  The background DP is cut using Avery Elle and PTI dies.  Love the little felt trees picked up from my local craft store.  The sentiment is from WPlus9.  

Hope you are getting lots of inspiration! 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

National Cocoa Day

Who's ready for some Cocoa?! Visualize me raising my hand...  It's National Cocoa Day so we should ALLbe ready I think.  The next uestion is what is your preference, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, something else?  Marshmallows or not?  Me, I am a milk chocolate girl with marshmallows. 


Now if you are a mallow lover like me, then this is a good gift for you.



This little cutie was made by simply purchasing a small jar from my local craft store and filling with marshmallows.  The penguin is vinyl, which you could make with your die cutting machine.  I coupled it with some Starbucks Cocoa and finished it with a tag that I die cut form Lawn Fawn.  Hard to see but I also stamped some blue snowflakes and Happy Holiday's Sentiment (also LF) and tied it up using some fun red twine.

Do head on over to the Coffee Lover's blog to see what else is in store for today!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coffee- My Merry Maker



This hop has been so fun so far.  I am doing my best to get around and comment as much as possible.  If only I didn't have to work... then I would comment on them all!  I guess I have to support my craft supply habit somehow. 


There are soooo many fun elements in this card that I am not sure I can name them all.  Where shall I start?!  OK, the cups are from Honey Bee stamps, I used a masking technique to layer them and used the Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs inside the cups.  I colored them with my Copics.  The Christmas sentiment s from Walter and Winnie, I cut it twice, in foam and sparkly paper and off set them to allow for that shadow-like look.  The DP is also Lawn Fawn.  The snowflakes are from Simon Says Stamp and cut into Luxury Cardstock from Crafter's Companion.  I am not sure if the design in my head quite played out on paper, but it is still fun.

OK, thanks for the visit and and enjoy more of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Still Hoppin?




Hey there!  Are you still getting your Winter Coffee Lover's hop on?  I am!


If you know me, you know I love all things Yeti or Sasquatch, and this is one of my favorite stamps sets by MFT>  I love this guy and he is fun to color in so many ways.  This cute dude is all snuggled up with his cup of Cocoa and his scarf.  I really love this color combo to.  The red paper is embossed with a SU! embossing folder and the DP panel is cut out using and Avery Elle die. 

So, I know you are Yeti for coffee and crafts, but are you Yeti for Christmas? 

Thanks for your visit! 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cup of Cheer!


The weekends always go too fast don't they?  I can't really complain though, I got to see lots of my crafty friends yesterday for a fun gathering inclusive of cardmaking, treats, gifts and lots of laughter.  It was so much fun, thank you t the gracious host/hostess for letting us use their home.  

Among the treats were coffee cups, cookies and more  So this card is the perfect follow up to yesterday. 


These fun images are a compilation of stamps from some of my fave companies.  The cocoa is MFT, the plate is Lawn Fawn and that delectable gingerbread person is from Neat and Tangled.  Color them up, add some bright and fun Holiday papers and a bit of twine and BAM!  This would be perfect to go along with a batch of cookies for a neighbor or hostess gift.   i should have had this ready for our hostess yesterday!  

I hope you are enjoying the Winter Coffee Lover's Hop, I sure am! 

Entering this into: 


Thanks for your visit! 


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hot Toddy Anyone?



OK Coffee, Tea and Cocoa lovers.... no I know you like your beverages as is, but what if you decided to go out caroling on a cold night and added a little extra kick to your drink?!  Sound tasty?   Maybe for some and not for others, either way your in luck.  This Coffee Lover's Hop card has a little something for everyone compliments of Your Next Stamp!


This is such a fun set from YNS and delightful to color!  I am not a beer fan (my hubby is) but I sure do love the look of that Santa hat on top, that green cocktail looks delicious and who wouldn't want that cocoa covered in whipped cream?  I am drooling looking at them all.  I love that stirped DP and ribbon and have been using these fun dies from Gina Marie like crazy!

Now if you'll excuse me... I need to get a drink! ;)

Thanks for stopping!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop- Winter



Again, thrilled to be a Guest DT on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog!  And it is time for another Coffee Lover's Blog hop+ YAY!  Soooo much fun with all the inspiration, delicious looking drinks, super sponsors and prizes!  So what are we waiting for?!  


My card to kick of the Hop features this super cutie pie stamp from Super Sponsor Your Next Stamp.  I stamped it out on watercolor paper and used my Zigs to make it look festive.  I fussy cut it out, and placed it in this layout with all the fun punches and die cuts. I can't recall who makes the sentiment, but the die cut rectangles are from Avery Elle.

I'd love to know, whatever your drink of choice is (coffee/tea/cocoa)- do you prefer to make it at home or buy it and why?

Thanks for the visit today and be sure to head to the CLC blog for more fun!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Throwback Thursday!

Check out this fun card!  I actually made this in January of this year, I was still in the mood to use all my fabulous Christmas stamps so....


OK, I just need to say that reindeer from Mama Elephant just makes me want to give a little shout of joy, then add that fluffy red Rudolph nose and.... EEEEEP!  Frickin' cute!  I colored with my Copics.  The JOY die cut is from MFT but I used the negative cut out.  The fun DP is cute using and Avery Elle die.  The bright color, the nose, the cuteness, what more could I need?!

Thanks for another visit today and your lovely and uplifting comments!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Where did you get that hat?!

I have never really seen critters wearing clothes (minus the dressed up dog here and there) but I have to say, imagining it in nature kinda makes me giggle.  Can you imagine coming upon a winter scene with these little ones wearing clothes and maybe even decorating a Christmas Tree?  It would be too precious!


I started this creation by stamping these Sweet Avery Elle images on watercolor paper.  I used a combo of my zigs and my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens to create the colors.  Once I had my scene created I decided to frame in in this oval (MFT die) with the Gina Marie Die outside.  I like the white on white and the little extra glittery holly on the front.  

Entering this into: City Crafter Challenge 391- Santa Hat
Just Add Ink- Glitter (glitter pens) 




Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

From our Igloo to yours...

You may have noticed, but one thing that makes me happy is a cute scene with sweet little characters, dimension and color.   When I created this card, it just made me smile.
 

This card features some SUPER ADORABLE images from Pretty Pink Posh.  I love the soft colors here as I feel like they would be appropriate on this type of landscape.  The background features some Distress Oxide inks from Ranger and on top of that is a MFT die to help set up this fun winter scene. 

I don't know about you, but if I was one of these cuties, I would for sure have cocoa in my hand, brrr....looks cold! 

From our igloo to yours, wishing you a wonderful holiday season!


Monday, December 4, 2017

Holly Jolly

Me thinks I need say very little about this card...  Yeti....


Seriously LOVE this guy from MFT.  I paper pieced the scarf and the tree is from a Lawn Fawn set.  You can see the Avery Elle impression around the edge.  I love how the green enamel dots pop against the red paper!

This card makes puts me in a Holly Jolly mood. 💖

Thanks for your visit today!


Sunday, December 3, 2017

He's Makin' a List....

I sure hope you aren't getting sick of my holiday cards yet because I have a LOT more to share!  All in all, I think I've made about 65 this year.  I am no good at duplication, so when I send out my cards they are all different.  



This is another fun one that is a bit further from my typical style (no, I don't do great with CAS).  But this guy really doesn't need an entourage; he is center stage and proud of it!  Colored using my Copics is this sweet Santa from SugarPea Designs.  The DP is from last season and I can't remember who makes it, pulled it out of my scrap bin because it is still lovely and really makes the perfect backdrop for Mr. C.  I cut the DP using my Avery Elle die and then added some sparkly enamel dots from Freckled Fawn.

What do you think of this blue and red color combo?  Not Christmasy enough or just right?

Entering this into the City Crafter's Challenge- I believe in Santa

Thanks for stopping by friends!

SEA-son's Greetings

More holiday fun to be had here with Sea Santa....



The image is from Waffle Flower and borrowed from my sweet friend Toni (Frankie Helps Craft).  I colored with my Copics and used my Hero Arts Infinity dies to cut it out.  The backdrop uses and Echo Park stencil that looks like mermaid/fish scales, I used a combo of two greens from Ranger Distress Inks to add the color.  The wood chip stars are from Studio Calico. 

This is a fun card for those beach lovers in your life.

Entering this into:

CAS on Friday/Sunday- Christmas


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Teddy Bear Christmas

I have sooooo many holiday cards to share, I guess I better get on it!

Teddy Bear Picnic or Teddy Bear Christmas?  Christmas please!  Check this out: 


So darn cute and I LOVE this color combo.  The dies and stamps are from Craftin' Desert Divas.  I colored with my Copics.  The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp.  

Don't you just love all the layers and dimension, so fun and cute!  Did I mention cute yet?  If not, let me tell you that bear and it's snowbear are both ADORABLE!

Entering this into: 





Friday, December 1, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Guest Post- 3


You know where to find me.....   the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog!  

Sneak Peak below:



Thursday, November 30, 2017

Going Retro!

Hey, hey!  Here again today with another fun holiday card for another fun challenge!  This time I am playing with The Card Concept Challenge. 


I LOVE this color combo for the holidays, it is so fun and chic and sparkly!  Here is my creation for the challenge using the Clean and Layered style.:


So much fun product here!  Especially the SugarPea Designs elf!!!  So dang cute!  I colored him using my zigs and watercolor paper.  There is some fun DP and Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock (BLING!).  In the very front is a nice Memory Box die.  The sentiment is a wood stamp and I completed on the inside of the card- it says sparkle.  Love it!

Thanks for your visit!

Mover's and Shakers

Hi Friends!  Wanting to share a fun interactive card with you today.  Holiday Hugs from Craftin' Desert Divas is sooooo cute!  I love the little trolls in this set they fit perfectly with all things mysterious and whimsical.  Here is my creation:


I have colored this sweet Santa Elf with my Copics.  The backdrop is a combo of Echo Park paper and a Simon Says Stamp snow die and this sweet little town scene.  I separated the trees from the buildings and colored them to add a little green to the foreground.  The slider die from Lawn Fawn add's just a little extra magic to the scene.  I love how as he slides across and you can see the sentiment as if he is chuckling as he soars through the sky!




Thanks for your visit! 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Winter Joy & Week of Giving Thanks Winner!


Hello!  I am so glad you have come by today.  I want to share with you some gorgeous holiday stamps and share won the Week of Giving Thanks $10 Crafter's Companion credit!  

First I'll share my card.  




This card features the poinsettia from the Sheena Light Up Christmas set.  I embossed it in Cold and then used my SN Markers to color the image.  I also gold embossed the sentiment from Winter Joy on this lovely DP.  I cut the DP using a Gina Marie Die and placed it on the Kraft CS.  I the gold and the  colors, they make for a nice traditional card.   Here is another view of the flowers. 

OK, onto the winner.  I used random.org and the winner is #7-


SugarGem said...
This is so pretty! I'm most thankful for my tweezers to pickup all those teeny pieces 🤣

Congrats to you!  Send me and email with your personal information to Katieannbrooks@gmail.com and I will forward it on to CC so you can claim your prize!




Entering this into:  

Just Add Ink




 Thanks for your visit!