Lawnscaping’s Coffee Blog Hop kicks off today!

Hi, everybody! There’s a fun coffee-themed blog hop kicking off today at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog, with 40 hoppers and 9 sponsors! The FIT team isn’t participating in the hop today, but I made a quick card to promote the event!

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Here’s a look at the sponsors for the hop:

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For the full hop list, and the details on the hop deadline and prizes, visit the Lawnscaping blog!

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Awesome Coffee Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Love You a Latte clear stamp set
So Much To Say clear stamp set
Let’s Roll clear stamp set
Let’s Polka Mon Amie 6×6 paper pad
Other supplies:
Neon Sunshine, Neon Orange ink – Hero Arts
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic markers
kraft cardstock

Reverse Confetti April Sketch Challenge

Hi, everybody! Hope your week is off to a good start! I’m popping in today to share a card that I made for the April Sketch For You To Try challenge at Reverse Confetti’s blog.

My entry features the “Be A Barista” stamp set. I love that you can pick different types of latte art to customize the beverage in your cup!

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Here’s the challenge sketch. I made one change from the original layout. Because I added a tag element to the card front, I layered the horizontal strip behind the tag.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! For all of the details on this challenge, stop by the Reverse Confetti blog.

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hi, everybody! Since I had so much fun participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hops in September and December, I’m joining in the fun again with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that’s kicking off today! So, grab a cup of your favorite coffee, tea, or cocoa, and get ready for some caffeinated inspiration!
I have to tell you that I am so ready for Spring to get here (I’m sure you are, too)! When I thought about what I would make for the hop, I made sure that bright colors were part of my card to remind me that warmer weather should be on the way soon! 
I made some patterned paper with Sweet Stamp Shop’s Coffee Town set and colored it with Copics to match the paper. I combined stamps from the Coffee Town and the Guac Love sets to make a custom sentiment.
Many thanks to the crew at Coffee Loving Cardmakers for graciously organizing and hosting the hop and working so hard to get everything ready! You can find all of the details and the full list of blogs in today’s hop at Coffee Loving Cardmakers, including the prize lists from all of the super sponsors and the flash sponsors, who are donating prizes to give away during and after the hop!

The hop starts today and runs until Friday, March 6th at 11:55 p.m. PacificMake sure you leave a comment before you hop to the next blog, because there are prizes for a few lucky participants who leave comments on ALL of the blogs! For the full details, and the full hop list, stop by Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget to leave a comment here before you hop to the next blog! Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Holiday Edition!

Hi, everybody! Since I had so much fun participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop in September, I’m joining in the fun again with the holiday edition of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that’s kicking off today! So, grab a cup of your favorite holiday beverage, and get ready for some caffeinated inspiration!
My card was inspired by the red holiday cups you’ll find at your favorite coffee shop. I stamped and paper pieced the cups from Lawn Fawn’s “Love You A Latte” set in a tree shape, and masked stamps from Lawn Fawn’s “Winter Fox” and “Winter Owl” sets to create a custom sentiment. (The snowflake on the coffee sleeves is from the “Critters in the Arctic” stamp set.)
Many thanks to Amy Tsuruta of Tsuruta Designs for graciously organizing and hosting the hop and working so hard to get everything ready! You can find all of the details and the full list of blogs in today’s hop at Amy’s blog, including the prize list from all of the generous companies donating prizes for the hop!
The hop starts today and runs until Sunday, December 14th (if you’re participating in the hop, you’ll have until Friday, December 12 at 11:55 Pacific Time to link your blog to the list on Amy’s blog). 
Make sure you leave a comment before you hop to the next blog, because Amy will be giving away a prize to FIVE lucky hoppers who leave comments on ALL of the blogs. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

The new digis at Some Odd Girl Stamps are ready for their close-up!

Hi, everybody! I hope you’re ready for some new Some Odd Girl digi stamps, because I have two cards to share with you today! We’re continuing our “portrait” theme for this month’s releases, and I know you’re going to love these! Both of the new stamps are available in the Some Odd Girl Store right now!
First up is “Coffee Piper,” paired with a sentiment from the “Sweater Kaylee” clear stamp set:
If you’re looking for a gal who’s retro glam, you’ve found her! “Beehive Mae” is the perfect example of fabulous, and I think that Sunshine Sorbet papers are a fabulous choice for this card! The sentiment is from the brand new “Wink Mae” clear stamp set.

You’ll find more inspiration with “Coffee Piper” and “Beehive Mae” at the Some Odd Girl blog!
I had a post on the Some Odd Girl blog yesterday with some inspiration on making this mini note card set with the Sunshine Sorbet 6×6 pad and the new “Garden Gwen” clear stamp set:
I’d love it if you stopped by the Some Odd Girl blog to check out my project! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! 

Two challenges, one card!

Hi, everybody! I’m playing along with the current Lawnscaping challenge, which is to use patterned paper on your project.

I used papers from Lawn Fawn’s retired “Into the Woods” and “Bright Side” petite paper packs and the new “Love You a Latte” clear stamp set for my card.
For all of the details on this challenge, or to link up your entry before the deadline (Wednesday, October 15), stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
I’m also entering my card in the current challenge at retro sketches. This week’s challenge is to pick one of your favorite sketches from the retro sketch archives to inspire your entry. I chose retro sketch #86. Here’s a look at that sketch:
For information on either (or both) of these challenges, stop by the Lawnscaping and retro sketches blogs! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is going well so far!
Hugs,

Join in the Coffee Lovers’ Bloghop!

It’s National Coffee Day here in the USA, and I’m happy to celebrate it with a bunch of super-talented caffeinated crafters by participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
You can find all of the details and the full list of blogs in today’s hop at Chaitali’s blog, Cuts Crops Creativity, including the prize list from all of the generous companies donating prizes for the hop:
Much like it’s hard to decide what to order at my favorite coffee shop, I couldn’t decide on just one project to share with you today, so I made a card and a tag!
First up is my tag! I combined Some Odd Girl Stamps‘ “Mr. Octopus” with the “Hipster Pets” coffee cup stamp, and a sentiment from the “Breakfast Friends” set with some papers from my stash. 
I thought it would be fun for Mr. Octopus to use all of those arms of his to hold not just one or two, but THREE cups of coffee! After coloring the image and fussy-cutting it, I cut along the lines on his arms and adhered the cups in place.
Next up is my card, which features Reverse Confetti‘s “Be A Barista” stamp set. I had fun figuring out what fancy latte design I’d use, and decided on the one with the hearts since it’s a sweet thank you card. 
I had several different shades of brown ink, but none of them looked quite right, so I inked the stamp with Memento Toffee Crunch, then with Memento Desert Sand. The blend of the two inks worked perfectly! I love the color!
I chose the current Deconstructed Sketch (#170) for my card layout and altered a few of Some Odd Girl Stamps‘ wood veneer hexie dots in place of the flowers on the sketch:
Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects! Grab a refill of coffee (or tea) and head over to Chaitali’s blog, Cuts Crops Creativity for the full hop list! Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs,

Some warm & fuzzy inspiration today at the SOG blog!

Hi, everybody! I’m up on the Some Odd Girl blog today with a post full of warm and fuzzy inspiration!
I made this reusable coffee cup sleeve with my Some Odd Girl stamps and some wool felt!
I’d love it if you stop by to check out my project and say hi!
I’ll be back tomorrow with a card featuring one of this week’s new digis at Some Odd Girl!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is going well so far!

It’s Garden Variety Tuesday at The Greeting Farm!

Howdy, Friends of the Farm! It’s time for a new Garden Variety Tuesday challenge at The Greeting Farm!
I decided to feature Latte Anya on today’s card:
Supplies: image stamp (Latte Anya” – The Greeting Farm), cardstock (Stampin UP), striped paper (Fancy Pants), assorted Copic markers, orange chevron paper (My Mind’s Eye), twine (Whisker Graphics), button, sewing machine, foam tape, embossing folder.
The sentiment is from my stash of various coffee-themed stamps. Before we moved to Virginia, we lived near Seattle, Washington, the home of Starbucks Coffee. I became quite a coffee snob in the process! Now that we’re back East, I don’t go out to Starbucks as much, but I still love a cup of coffee in the morning (even though now it’s the store brand)!
Our challenge for today is inspired by this group of photos. We’ve also included the color palette in case you’d like to draw your inspiration from it instead of the items in the photos.
For all the details and guidelines on this challenge, visit The Greeting Farm’s blog!

The deadline for this challenge is in two weeks, because we’re previewing the June release next week and won’t have a new GVT. So, be sure to upload your entry to the TGF blog before Monday, June 3 at NOON CST.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,

YNS Fun Friday! – Thanks a Latte!

Happy Friday, crafty pals! It’s my turn to post again at Your Next Stamp for Fun Friday, and today, I’m sharing a cute gift card holder that features one of my all-time favorite YNS images, “Ellie Loves Lattes,” as well as a couple of the new YNS Whatnots dies.
Even though Christmas has come and gone, this would still be a great project for anytime you are in need of a gift card holder for a birthday, special occasion, or a thank you gift!
I started with a free pdf template for my project, but I made some changes. I didn’t include the top tag shape or the fastener portions. I used the size of the template to make a pocket to adhere to the front of a small note card, because that leaves room to write a special note to the recipient on the inside.
I also punched a half circle on the pocket to make it easier to get to the gift card. 
To make sure the gift card doesn’t fall out, I cut a long piece of twine and wrapped it around the card, then punched a small hole at the bottom of the pocket. Once the gift card is in the pocket, the twine is tied through the punched hole, and voila! The gift card stays in place!
Supplies: Your Next Stamp (“Ellie Loves Lattes” stamp set, Whatnots Seasons Set One Dies), papers (Bo Bunny Double Dot, Crate Paper, Copic markers, watermark ink, opaque white embossing powder, twine (Trendy Twine), Stickles, Liquid Pearls, free PDF template (Carolyn’s Stamp Store).

Thanks bunches for stopping by! I hope you have a totally fun Friday and a wonderful weekend! 

To see what the other members of the Your Next Stamp team have created to inspire you, just stop by the YNS blog! I’ll be back tomorrow with a year in review wrap-up post, and again on Sunday with a new Christmas Card Challenge!