Friday, December 15, 2017


The Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is on its final day HERE.  Just enough time for me to make a holiday bookmark which also serves as a gift tag. And it's tea themed for international tea day!


STAMPlorations (blog hop super sponsor)
digital stamp of books and cup; 
Literary Caffeine-ations clear stamp set: Lewis quote
Prima Coffee Break mini paper pack
Loew Cornell Simply Art Colored Pencils
Archival Ink: Coffee
Wilton doily from stash
baker's twine from stash
foam tape

Entering this card here:

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #932

Tag Tuesday: Christmas Memories  Each year I give a book to my husband.  This year we're going to add to that memory by starting in our home the Icelandic Christmas Eve tradition of giving a book and chocolates and then spending the evening reading our books.  (Book Flood)

Tagplorations challenge (random winner) #12

STAMPlorations Never Ending Challenge #1984

Tag You're It:  #79 Last Challenge--site closing #3 x

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Vintage Journey Guest Designer

As a result of my Pinworthy Mention in September, I'm thrilled to be a guest designer at A Vintage Journey for this month's theme, Winter Wonderland.

Sandy is our guide and has offered suggestions for the theme:

For the month of December let's think of the season as well as the holiday with Winter Wonderland.  As the song goes, sleigh bells ring, snow is glistening! Let's see some snow, snowmen, bare trees would be nice or some snow covered pines in the meadow.  Whatever Winter Wonderland means to you in your vintage, shabby, mixed media; art journaling; industrial or steampunk style.

Materials for the snow globe:
Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods
American Crafts Christmas

Die Cuts and Embossing Folders:
Tim Holtz SnowGlobe #2 thinlet die
Tim Holtz snowfall

snow netting
wood grain embossed cardstock
Archival Ink:  jet black
Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock
USArtQuest Crystal Effectz and PPA matte glue

I liked my substrate so much, I hated to cover it up!

Materials for the substrate:
corrugated cardboard peeled back
ProArt Canvas white Gesso
Tim Holtz Birch stencil
Prima Art Alchemy (Finnabair) old silver metallique wax

I finished with quite a few oldies but goodies from my stash including a Stampin' Up snowflake die and frosted finish embellishment.

Thanks to A Vintage Journey for including me in their travels as a Guest Creative Guide HERE.  
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Also entering these challenges:

STAMPS and STENCILS Festive Theme until January 3 #9 x
An Inky Mess:  Challenge 16 Anything Goes #13 announced Feb 1
Frilly and FunkyMost Memorable Gift:  I have a Santa Claus Collection--each one given as a gift to me over the years. #12 x
Country View ChallengesDecember-Christmas #92 x
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Christmas/Winter #245 x
We Love 2 Create Challenge #3 Anything Creative Mixed Media #20 x

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


The Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing HERE.  Time for me to get in gear and make some gift card holders.  Here is one to hold a Starbucks tree gift card:

What I tucked inside: 

Too Much Fun rubber stamps:  mailbox and sentiment
Prima Coffee Break paper pack
Graphic 45 holiday stamp

Entering this card here:

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #647

Mix It Up Challenge #8 Anything Goes with optional twist:Fancy Fold #14 x

Little Red Wagon:  #422 Gift Tags and Gift Card Holders #23 x

Color Throwdown #473 Pink Green Kraft and White  #3 closes Monday Dec 18 x

Monday, December 11, 2017


The Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing HERE.  

This time I'm using the Brentwood Owl freebie from super sponsor Jessica Lynn Originals.  Brentwood's jersey screamed football to me so I turned him into a Green Bay Packers fan. Coloring is digitally done on my computer. 

The inside says:  
Merry Christmas Cheeseheads!
May your season be full of good cheer

Other materials include:
Graphic 45 paper from my stash
Digital football is from Marisa Lerin at Pixel Scrapper
Martha Stewart snowflake punch

Entering this card here:

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #440

OUTLAWZ sitewide #79 x
Dec 8 Festive Friday: Winter Fun--football in the snow OR Winter Bird
Dec 9 Paper A La Mode: Make a Christmas Card

All Sorts Challenge 445 Snowflakes #54 x

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper December #142 random winner x

Mod Squad Challenge What a Flake #42 x

Sunday, December 10, 2017

CLBH Post #1

The Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing HERE.  Time for me to get in gear and make some holiday cards to send out.

This one is for my sister-in-law and her husband.  They drink tea, not coffee.  Sorry for the photo quality--it's late and the artificial light is bright.

Thanks to super sponsor Limited Runs Stamps for the free digi winter coffee mug (which I colored in my computer software) and warm winter wishes sentiment.  Everything else is very old stuff from my stash.  I popped up the teabag tag (printed it twice) and the sentiment which I punched out with that cute tiny Stampin' Up label punch.

Entering this card here:

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #400

OUTLAWZ sitewide #76 x
Dec 8 Festive Friday: Winter Fun
Dec 9 Paper A La Mode: Make a Christmas Card

All Sorts Challenge 445 Snowflakes #44 x

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper December #130 x

Monochrome Magic:#7  Monochrome with Twist: Shades of Blue #24 site closed

4 Crafty Chicks:  #380 Monochrome #14

4 CC Golden Egg Award

Mod Squad Challenge What a Flake #39 x

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