2016 Fall Coffee Lovers bloghop {day 5}

Good Morning and Welcome to day 5 of this bloghop you can find all the details to play along here. ( all you need to do is a fall themed coffee, tea or cocoa project) and link it up, you can use online galleries, flicker, instagram ( the social media hashtag is  #fall2016clh )

 A closer look at the collage, the leaves are a new one from the Concord & 9th lace leaf set. all three were heat embossed on cream neenah cardstock with some ( I have had it many years) embossing powder that says "superior powder with Cheetah as the color name" I found this in a hole in the wall mom and pop shop probably about 15 years ago in Minnesota on vacation so, I have never seen it for sale since. ( but, I think you could do the same thing mixing a few grains of different colors and then storing it in its own container after) The branch wreath is a Hero Arts fancy die that cut out some early espresso cardstock. The Happily Caffeinated sentiment is from Impression Obsession and that mug diecut is also from Impression Obsession.

This one finished out at 5" square in real life, the leaves were cut with scissors and the sentiment was cut with either the SSS or MFT stitched circle die ( because I have both and they are different sizes) so, I tend to stamp sentiments when I first get them on scraps and diecut them here and there and save them for later use. (so, I don't remember for sure sorry) I am hopping along very slowly this week as my son is home on leave and I did make this one on Sunday afternoon, because my personal goal was to have a project for each day of this hop since its a subject near and dear to my heart and I have collected so many of the toys to do so. :) I think that is the most fun part of this hop for me is all the eye candy along the way. Thanks for stopping by.


2016 Fall Coffee Lovers bloghop {day 4}

Welcome to day 4 of this hop, you can find all the details to play along here all you need to do is create a coffee, tea or cocoa project with a fall theme to it and link it up. The
Social media hashtag:  #fall2016clh

 This was done yesterday while the guys were fishing because, time is limited this week. ( tomorrow's card is done and ready to go too)
Anyways, this sentiment is from the club scrap office space jumbo set and the cup is from the Darkroom door coffee talk set. they were both stamped with some onyx black versafine on Neenah classic cream cardstock. This panel was cut with an Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die. and was colored with a Zig Clean mid green brush and a Stampin Up smokey slate markers. ( these were also used for the splatters) The lime green base came out of the drawer of premade card bases ( and none of these are in packaging so, ( I don't know off hand what it is, but it was flimsy so the inside is also lined with some cream neenah for stability) It's A-2 in real life.

A closer look at the coloring and splatters ( splatters are a "new" thing for me) I tend to not do things that could potentially make a huge mess and or ruin a nearly finished project. know what I mean? so, I thought you don't have a lot of time into this so, it was a good one to practice that technique on for me. Thanks for stopping by, if this is your first visit my son is home on leave and so, I am hopping along very slowly.


2016 Fall Coffee Lovers bloghop {day 3}

 Are you playing along with us? the link up for this hop ( a coffee, tea or cocoa project) can be found here. There is so much to see, I am hopping along really slowly during the down times at work and or when my son is out with friends.

This is the second one from friday night and it's just a very simple one with recent things that came in the mail last week the sentiment and coffee ring are new ones from Altenew called "coffee ring" these were done on Neenah solar white with some Adirondack latte (ring) and Versafine vintage sepia (sentiment) I used a My Favorite things stitched scallop basic edge die and layered some older basic grey print under that. this one finished out at A-2 in real life and is totally flat. This is more of a reality in my life than a joke but, it did make me smile and since we are among friends here I bet you are smiling and nodding along too. Thanks for stopping by.


2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop {day 2}

Welcome to day two of the Fall edition Coffee Lovers blog hop. you can find the details to play along here all you need to do is make a coffee, tea, or cocoa themed project with a fall vibe and link it up. The social media tag is #fall2016clh

I had a sliver of down time after work yesterday and made a couple of cards ( will trot the second one out tomorrow morning) the goal for me personally this time around my second time playing in this hop is to have a project for each day. We'll see how it goes. This one the cup just arrived in the mail its a Sizzix teacup and saucer die that has been on my wish list at amazon for a long time. ( it dropped in price at the beginning of the week so, I tossed it in the cart with something else I actually needed) I cut some older Bo Bunny paper that had these leaves looking almost ghosted in the print and then I happened to notice the leaves to the Ellen Hutson mondo poinsettia were really the right scale for this so, I heat embossed both sizes on the bottom of the cup and saucer with some white Hero Arts powder. ( that was the first time I had tried that color and it threw me for a loop because to my eye this white only looks white in the jar, it looks sliver-ish on this particular paper) So, I will have to try it some more later. the glittery ribbon at the bottom is a recent Joann's Fabrics find and the sheer gold ribbon is really old and I do not remember the mfg info anymore. the Sentiment on this is from the Verve Stamps set one cup I cut that out with a Hero Arts long and cute tags die and tied it off with some scrappers floss. This one is A-6 in real life. thanks for stopping by, I am hopping along very slowly as our son is home on leave. (insert big happy smile here)


2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop {day 1}

 Good Morning and Welcome to day one of the Fall edition 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
(you can find the link up to play along here at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.) There are 63 sponsors of this hop so, the talent level and eye candy is over the top awesome. To play along all you need to do is create something with a coffee, tea or cocoa theme.The social media tag for this hop is: #fall2016clh

 This is a quickie cell phone shot to catch the glimmers. I seem to have better luck with the cross lights on a flat laying card than set up shots by the window so, the cell phone tends to over expose the colors but, you can catch the masking and details of this angle right?
I was aiming for that look you see when people paint the clear jars to look like milk glass. and I grew up with people in my families having labeled canisters in their kitchens. so, this was kind of a combination of that . I have also seen you know lace on the edges inside country cupboards so, these layers were run through my sewing machine.

 Another cropped view, the lids were heat embossed on scraps and cut out by hand for this, the mason jars ( all sizes Two Paper Diva's makes are masked onto one piece of Vellum card stock and also cut out by hand) The Mason Jars And Large Mason Jar from Two Paper Diva's were heat embossed with ranger enchanted gold powder and the Lids were done with Liquid Platinum powder. (as were the sentiments from the Keep Calm & Drink set.) 

The finished size of this one is A-7 in real life on some spring moss from PTI & the vellum and vintage cream (liner) are also from Papertrey ink, the print behind the jars is from Diecutswithaview and that plaid is from We are memory keepers autumn splendor. the lace is vintage, the button is a craft one and the holes were filled with scrappers floss. ( I love that stuff its way easy to thread in bitty holes because, it is stiff not like a textile cord that would just flop and fray on you) The keep calm and drink part of the sentiment was die cut with a fishtail die. If you like what you see here and have been meaning to add some TPD to your collection There is a site wide sale during the hop for 25% off everything, you don't need a code it comes off automatically. YAY for it being fall. :) I am going to wear a sweater to work today :) and will be slow to hop, our son is home on leave so, the down time is not as much as normal for me. Thanks for stopping by!