Coffee Week Video Series 2016 | Episode 2


Welcome back!! 

Do you have your coffee warmed  up for today’s video?  Well, it’s a super simple card today.  I love this sentiment and have wanted to use it for quite awhile, but I really wanted to make the focus on IT and not the rest of the card.  So things were kept simple and cute.  I also went with a color I really love, but rarely reach for!!  Certainly Celery was my all time fave Stampin Up color, so this green will have to work for me now!! 


The stamp set I used is called Choose Happy from Simon Says Stamp.  The die is from the Stitched Scallop Rectangle dies from MFT. 


Coffee Week 2

Enjoy today’s video!!  See you tomorrow with a fun fall themed card.  Think Pumpkin Spice Latte’. 

Coffee Week Video Series 2016 | Episode 1


Hi Crafty friends!! 

Welcome to my blog today!  I am very excited to share this week with you!  I am going to be sharing my love of Coffee this week with coffee themed projects all week.  Thursday is International Coffee Day!  WHAT!!  I love these silly lil holidays like this and thought I would share with you all week on my blog and YouTube channel. 


Coffee Week 1

Today’s card features the amazing die set from Taylored Expressions, Koffee Time and the Kuerig die. 

And today’s sentiment is perfect for a Monday!!

Enjoy today’s video!  See you all tomorrow for more coffee inspired goodness!! 



Be sure to check out the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for fall.  All this week!!

A Cuppa Thanks | Coffee Week is HERE!!

Hey friends!  I wanted to pop on to share with you it’s COFFEE WEEK!!  This week is the fall Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop, and it’s also International Coffee Day on Thursday!  So all this week, I have a coffee themed project for you.  Both here and my YouTube channel.  So check back each day! 


Today however, I’m sharing a fun new image from Craftin Desert Divas.  This adorable lil bear, Coffee and Donuts Bear,  is ready for fall with his cute scarf and (I assume) a Salted Caramel Latte.  ♥CCD Coffee Bear

I colored him with my Copics and used the Frames set of dies to cut the paper.  This will be my entry to the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch for the week.  The patterned papers are from the new Doodlebug pads, Gingham-linin and Swiss Dot.  I added some sprinkles from the Matte Halloween pack to finish my card off. 

I stamped the sentiment from Got Coffee.   Check them at in the Craftin’ Desert Divas store as well.

Be sure you pop back for Coffee Week.  I can’t wait to share with you!!  Check out my Blog and YouTube all week. 


So Thursday night, my brother called and was acting very fishy.  His wife was gone for the weekend so he brought the kids to visit.  I dropped everything else and we spent Friday afternoon and Saturday with them.  Thankfully they got to see RC play football and McKinley at soccer and some good quality Auntie time!  Loved it. 

Thanks for your visit today!!


Feeling Blessed! 

Scrapbook Blessings Club | Sponsored Post with Art by Miran

Hi Crafty Friends!! 

Today we are Video Hopping for the Scrapbook Blessings Club.  You can see my video below, but watch it on YouTube and make sure you check out all of the other DT members too.  

We are so lucky to have Art by Miran sponsor us today!  She has the cutest images in her Etsy Store.  Check them out HERE.  




I kept my card very simple because I wanted to focus on the image itself.  It was so fun to color!! I did add some stitched border and matted on cardstock to make it really pop, but it really was fun by itself!!  Super cute! 






Again, visit all of the blog.  The grand prize will be FIVE images from Artbymiran. The drawing is to be held on the following Friday after the hop.

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MHK Designs September Challenge

Hi friends!!  Today I have a fun new challenge for you.  It’s time for the MHK Designs challenge on the MHK Designs Blog.




If you don't use MHKDesigns products,

here's this month's inspiration~




Find the rules HERE on the MHK Blog. 

September Challenge

I water colored the image from Thankful Thoughts (August release), and love how it looks.  So I kept the rest very simple, adding stitching on the dies and some twine and sequins to finish the card. 


I decided to video the process for you today!






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21st: New Challenge


Riley & Co Inspiration

Hi friends!!  How is everyone?  I have been a busy momma, working and taxi-ing kids around. And we slipped out of town for the weekend to a wedding.  However, I have so much crafty stuff to show you in the next few weeks.

Today, I am sharing a couple Riley &  Co. projects.  In one of my recent orders, Tanya gave me some pre-cut and scored card bases to use.  I wanted to try one out, so I choose this one that is split and folded.  It provides for some fun space to work with. 




Riley Sept 20

This image is Coffee Riley and one that I got right away!  You know I love coffee!!  I found some fun papers in my go-to teal color and used those as color inspiration.  

Now the sentiment, All I Care About, totally cracks me up!!  It is almost true, I might say 5 or 6 people, but isn't that great!!  I also added some corrugated paper, black and white striped twine and a cute wood veneer to finish off the card.  

For my next project, I decided on a note pad.  I always need notes!!  









Sept 20 Notepad

I was looking at my stamps and this sentiment came up. I thought it would be perfect for a notepad, and I plan to use this one at my desk at school.  Helping kids with their Middle School Math, this sentiment is so perfect!!  

The sentiment is called Parallelograms, and is from the newest release!  I created the notepad cover based on the notepad I had on hand.  I especially love this paper as it looks very geometrical.  That works with the sentiment,  And then I found another wood veneer to tie it all together!!  


Super fun projects.  You can see more from Riley & CO on the Blog today!  And make sure you check out our Facebook page as well!  


Today we are headed to an away Football game so I am missing my monthly stamp club!  I am really needing some crafty time with them!!  

Have a great Tuesday!!


MHK Designer Inspiration

Hey friends!!  I am sharing my projects on the MHK Designs blog today!  Pop over there and check it out! 



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I printed off the cute image from the Friendship set today.  I love this image and coloring it was fun! 

I kept the rest of the card very simple, adding some black matting to make things pop.  I also used a impression plate to create the chicken wire background.  The houndstooth paper is also from MHK Designs and so pretty.  It pairs well with this cat image and brown grasses. 

The card was finished off with some of my favorite natural twine. 

Shop the Etsy Store HERE, or click on the images below to find them.

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Set copyThanks for checking out my project today!

We are heading out to McKinley's soccer game and then out of town for a wedding tonight!  Enjoy your weekend!!

Faith Friday | Through Christ Episode 2

Hey all!!  So, yes, I’m a little late in posting today, but I do have a Faith Friday video for you.  I only got through one of the devotionals this week, but still wanted to share. 


Enjoy today’s video and devotions.



I am working with Illustrated Faith’s Through Christ devotional kit.  You can find other IF products HERE on the DaySpring site. 

Fitness Hippo Spinner Card | Craftin’ Desert Divas

Hippo Collage

 Hi friends!!  I have a fun video for you today sharing how I made this super cute lil spinner-ish card.  I don't know what you would call it I guess.  HA!  I knew tho, that I wanted to have those three Fitness Hippo images twist through the card.  Hopefully, by watching the video you can get the idea.  However, I didn't have a plan, I really just was winging it.   If you also want to create it, please let me know and I can help you get the idea of it. 

 Fitness Hippo


I used three of the new Fitness Hippo digital stamps form Craftin' Desert Divas. The sentiment is from Be Inspired. You can find the new Shaker dies HERE.  Papers are the Jillibean Kraft In Color and sprinkles are the Birthday Girl pack. 



Adding Texture | Lawnscaping Challenge

Happy Saturday all!

We are off to enjoy football at home this morning, and then use the warmth to finish up some outdoor projects today.  AKA, not that fun.  lol 
I have a cute lil card for you all today.  I am playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge which was to add texture.  I did this by using my Color Blender on my Copic coloring.  The second photo shows that better. 

Lawn Fawn Texture Challenge

The images are from Lawn Fawn's Mom and Me collection.  I stamped and colored with Copics and die cut them out.  I used some corrugated papers too for even more texture here.  Then pieced the rest together with some scraps of cardstock. 



I am always way late with this sketch challenge, but I still wanted to use it for this card. 

Thanks for the visit today!!  Enjoy your weekend!!