Two Paper Divas Saturday!

Hello, hello! Welcome to my Saturday post with Two Paper Divas.

This Saturday, I am excited to have a creation for the Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop. This great hop has a ton of sponsors and Two Paper Divas is happy to count themselves among them!

My creation uses the September released Afternoon Tea image. I love tea and I love reading, so this image tugs little strings in my heart! And, since coffee and tea mugs know no boundaries in my house, we can easily rename this image Afternoon Coffee for today! The image comes with just one cup on top of the books, but I stamped it a second time, cut it out and added it to this pile for a tea for two moment.

The sentiment comes from the One Cup at a Time set, which unfortunately is sold out at this time.

Now, as the fall days settle in, grab your own favorite hot beverage and

And, if you pour yourself a second cup, skip on over to the Coffee Lovers blog to check out the hop creations.

And, if you pour yourself a second cup, then also swing by the Two Paper Divas blog to check out the sale that started yesterday. 25% off site wide, so pick up your favorites now at a great price!

See you next week!

Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop

Hey Everyone! Today is the start of the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Fall Blog Hop. I recently found this blog, and participated in their summer hop and it was alot of fun! So, since I heard that the fall hop was coming, I decided to work on a few creations.

Today I’ve used stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. This is the Coffee Cup clear set, which has a matching die set. I’ve also used the Coffee Stain stamp on my background.

Sketch for this one came from the Paper Craft Crew (#116).

Come back tomorrow! I’ll have my regular post with Two Paper Divas, also an entry for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.


Card Kits 2016 – #11

I can’t believe it!! 11 card kits are DONE! This post completes the 11 kits I received this February in the 2016 Card Kit Shower. Wow, I’m amazed!

The final kit is from Lori. I think I may have unconsciously saved Lori’s kit for last because it was another umbrella one. Yay for umbrellas! She sent a lovely variety of ribbons and die cuts and papers. Great fun to play with!

Lori sent a number of these cool rainbows from the MFT Rainbow Dienamic. It was quite fun to play with! (There’s another bow from Theresa’s kit, #10. I couldn’t resist. They’re too beautiful!)

And, this is a MFT image called Sunny Thoughts. I decided to color two of them up and chose green and blue for this one. Because it matched this cute boot paper, of course.

This one was colored bright red and yellow. Also love this one!

Lori, thanks for an awesome kit!!

And that concludes all 11 of my 2016 Card Kit Shower swap kits. Maybe I should finish my 2015 kits now?? (or how about my 2008 kits? <grin>)

Card Kits 2016 – #10

Wow, what am I going to do with myself when I finally finish this years’ card kits? Work on the last, oh, 3 or 4 years of course!! It has been great to play with these, but it convinced me that it’s time to continue to work through these kits and get them out of my craft room. You can only hold onto things for so long!

Theresa has the position of being Kit #10. Theresa is super generous with her kits and sent me bags and bags of fun things to play with. Her selections were very thoughtful too!

The first card uses this adorable bunny image. I loved the paper selections Theresa included and had fun trying to figure out what combinations to use to make sure I had enough for all the images I wanted to use!

And, I also colored a pink version of the bunny and made this with it. Those flowers were fun to work with. They’re resin, so quite hard, but they glue down nicely.

I believe this may be a Penny Black image and she is super cute and fun to color! That pre-tied bow was included in the kit. See the double bows? How does she do that??

And, last card with this kit is also a Penny Black image called Bunny Kisses. I really loved how the image and this card turned out!!

One last kit! Will I be done before the year is over??? YES!!! I am happy to say that the 11th kit is completed and will be posted tomorrow. Can you believe it?? Make sure you come back and check it out.

Two Paper Divas Monday!

Hello! Well, beat me with the baker’s twine now. Yes, my weekly post with Two Paper Divas has migrated, once again, from it’s usual Saturday position.

This week, I had the pleasure of attending my weekend scrap retreat. There’s quite a bit of planning that goes into a retreat, as you want to make sure you have enough to work on and, of course, figure that involves packing the kitchen sink (aka, everything in the craft room). So, I had planned to sit down and create prior to leaving and then as I started packing I realized that I was unlikely going to be able to get anything crafted if I wanted to make the retreat. This particular retreat location has poor wifi, especially in the space where we craft, so trying to get something posted while there is pretty much a no go.

So, I had to be satisfied with crafting away happily and saved the photos and posting for my return. I managed to finish a number of Two Paper Divas projects and am excited to share everything with you in the coming weeks.

This card was created using two sets. An older set in the store inventory called Happy Mother’s Day and the new Celebrate Life set.

Both sets offer great versatility. The possibilities with Celebrate Life are endless and Happy Mother’s Day is nice because it includes a couple of stamps that can be used for everyday occasions too.

I will be back (I promise) on Saturday September 24th with the next Two Paper Divas creation! Swing by the Two Paper Divas blog to see what’s up and I’ll see you again soon!

Creating with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Hey all! Have you check out the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog lately? Head on over there to find fantastic new projects from the Prickley Pear Design Team. There’s lots of variety this week, so don’t forget to take a peek.

What do I have for you this week? Well, I’m back with Gnome Homes again, but that isn’t all I’ve used. Sometimes I have…er, difficulties, throwing out usable scraps. They sit around on my desk until I either get annoyed or am inspired to do something with them. Today, it was the latter. And, proof that you can take bits and pieces and create something fantastic with them.

Anyway, the yellow sentiment piece was from one of my cards posted a few weeks ago. I stamped the sentiment (from Hibiscus 2) in the wrong place and had to redo it, but I didn’t want to waste the beautiful paper (or the beautiful stamp job). It sat on my desk with this gold banner piece until I had my moment of inspiration. This adorable tree is also a Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp product (more on that in a moment) and then I used those Gnome Home flowers to add a little flavor.

Now, the tree. This die is Tree 2. It caught my eye in store, but sometimes you don’t really know what you’re getting until it arrives. The die is the perfect size for card making, cuts beautifully and can be easily decorated with whatever you like. Watch out, because a four seasons version of this card might be coming to a blog near you soon.

My other project this week might not highlight the variety of stamps at Prickley Pear, but here’s what it does tell you. The sentiments included with the clear stamp sets are AWESOME! I’m a sentiment girl, so I love it when great images come with great sentiments. And, the sentiments don’t JUST fit the stamp set. You get more mileage with each stamp set. This sentiment is included with the Build a Cupcake set.

The second thing about this card is that it uses two new Prickley Pear die sets. The sentiment is stamped on the Scalloped Circle die and the pink mat is the middle shape from this Flourish Oval Nesting Die. This is the third time (other than the new release sets) that I’ve used Prickley Pear dies. I love their clean, easy cut and the detail turns out nicely. Bravo Prickley Pear!

Head on over to the Prickley Pear blog or the Facebook page to check out more great projects. Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again in a few weeks with more creations from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

TCCCB – Buttons

Hello, welcome to the mid-month challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is Buttons. I’m pretty sure every crafter has a massive button collection somewhere in their craft room, so give up a few and come play along!

The sponsor I’m working with this time is Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  This particular image is called Roasted Marshmallows. I decided to use some non-traditional colors in this one. I was going for the oranges of the fire, but I colored her pink and decided that she needed some girly touch. I do love how this one turned out!

Come on and play in this great challenge! You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the end of the month. Come and check us out!