Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Coffee Cat


If you follow along, you know I'm not a coffee drinker.  However, coffee stamps are some of my favorite.   This cat looks proud of himself in his coffee cup.    The inside of this card says "because adulting is hard". 

Copics used:

Orange: YR61, YR65, YR68
Cat:  C7, C5, C3, C1
Fish: E50
Ground: W3, W1

Monday, January 27, 2020

Hogs and Kisses

Hello all,

Well I've managed to dig myself out of all the Christmas projects that seem to collect over the season.  I'm starting to look to the next holiday.  I love making friendship cards.  This year I made a bunch of Pal-entines.   They are kind of like Valentine's but less mushy. 

Stamp set: Avery Elle Hogs and Kisses-  retired

Copics used:

Pink:  RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00
Red: R39, R37, R35, R32
White: C3, C1, C0

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Friends Like You are Rare

Yeti or is another card!

I thought I'd try my hand at another box card.  These cards are so much fun to make.  This Yeti is so cute, I don't think he could be scary.  Hmmm what you think?  Should the villagers run or prepare for a party?

Supplies used:

Beast Friends: 
Mountain Die:
Die Set by Pink and Main:

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Blue: B04, B02, B01, B00
Blush: R00, R30
Gray: N3, N1, N0, Blender
Green: G28, G24, G21
Pink: R85, R83, R81
Purple: BV00, BV02, BV01
Teal: BG72, BG70

Monday, January 13, 2020


Hello friend,

I know Christmas has come and gone, but I wanted to share this card.  I love the sparkle.  In the background I used a sparkly-clear embossed a snowflake background on the red cardstock.  I wish the camera captured the sparkle.  I used an old Quickutz alphabet and snowflake die add JOY.  It is a simple card.  I hope you enjoy!

No copics today

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Lovely Birthday

Hello again,

We might still be in the middle of winter here in NY, but I'm looking forward to Spring.  This card is very simple but it has such dimension.  I used the stamp set for Altenew Sakura.   I love that dies come with the set.  The set is also unique as the dies cut right up to the stamped line.  I wish more stamp companies would start adopting this style of dies.  What do you think?

Stamp set used : Altenew Sakura

No copics used

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Best Things Fall Apart

Happy Taco Tuesday!

How many of you out there celebrate Taco Tuesday?  We don't do it on a weekly basis, but it has become a regular event in out house.    I couldn't pass this card idea up.  I used some stamps from Riley Stamp Co and Simon Says stamp.

Copics used:

Shell:  YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20
Red: R39, R35
Lettuce: YG03, YG06, YG09
Meat: E43, E44, E47

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Perfect Blend

Happy New Year!

I've taken the last two weeks off of card making.  We went on a whirlwind trip to see my father, my in-laws, grandmother, and cousins then back again.  It was an wonderful trip, but the car was packed and I couldn't fit a single crafting item in the car.    Today I sat down to craft and I felt like a fish out of water.  I didn't know where to start.  I spent my time today cleaning off my table instead.  Have you ever felt this way?

I hope the ideas come flooding back soon.  In the meantime, I thought I'd catch up on some blog posts.  We made this card in December class.  I love this embossing folder by Tim Holtz.  I paired it with an old stampin up coffee cup stamp set.  I thought the cup matches perfectly with the folder. 

I used a bit of W3, W1 to add some shadow to the whip cream.

The coffee was created with distress ink.