Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Final Day – How Have You Bean?

Hello everyone… Today is the last day of the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!! It is a 1-week long link up party where you can participate and find inspirations from other coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing Super Sponsors!

I hope you all have been having fun and be inspired by so many coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers! This is one of my favorite crafty communities, lots of amazing and kind friends!!!

For this last day of the blog hop, I have a simple mixed media card that I would love to share with you all. All stamp sets and die sets I use on my card are from Our Daily Bread Designs, which is one of the generous 87 Super Sponsors of this hop.

I created my background with Gelatos. I scribbled the Pastel Gelatos on a Canson watercolor paper and blended them with baby wipe. I dried it with craft heater and cut it with largest size of the Large Banner Dies. I added the banner on an A2 White Card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

Using Memento Black Tuxedo Ink Pad and Mini MISTi, I stamped the tulip from Tulips Stamp set and the butterflies from Butterfly and Bugs clear stamp set. And then I cut them with their coordinating dies. I colored the tulip and butterflies with ShinHan Twin Touch Markers and blended the colors with ShinHan Colorless Blender Marker. I added some white dots on the tulip with Unibal White Gel Pen, then I cut out the bud off.

I cut out the to go cup and lid using the Beverage Cup Dies with ivory cardstock and white cardstock. Then, I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink them using sponge dauber. I added the tulip bud on the cup with dries-clear adhesive glue.

Next, I stamped one of the sentiment from I Love Coffee stamp set with VersaFine Clair Nocturne on an ivory cardstock and then I cut it using one of the Pennant Flags Dies.

I added the cup and sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape and added the butterflies with dries-cleat adhesive glue.

And my card is done. I hope you all can enjoy it today!

Where: Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

When: Friday, May 25th – Friday, June 1st, 2018

Time: 6 am pacific

Theme: Spring / Summer

Any projects use: coffee, tea and/or cocoa images

Now it is your turn… Come over to blog hop with us and share your coffee/tea/cocoa projects with other loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing 87 Super Sponsors!

THANKS A LATTE for stopping by my blog today! Your kindness and encouraging comments totally make my day!


Joy Clair June Challenge

Hello everyone… JUNE is here! Can’t you believe that? I will say it is officially Summer Break here. And Today I have a fun card to share with you all for June Joy Clair Challenge.

On my card to day I am inspired by the light house and sparkles from the Joy Clair June Challenge inspiration photo:

I use the new stamp Light House Stamp Set  and Happy Fourth Stamp Set. I had fun creating the background using VersaFine Clair Ink Pads: Blue Belle, Purple Delight, Tulip Red, Summertime, Green Oasis, and Nocturne (Black). I picked the ink up with make up sponge, and started sponging it on a white cardstock. I blended the colors as I go.

I treated the background panel with anti-static powder tool for heat embossing. I stamped the sparkle images from the Happy Fourth Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink Pad, sprinkled them with Gold Embossing Powder that I mixed with Holographic Embossing Powder for extra sparkle on them, and then I heat them with craft heater.

After that I cut the background panel with one of the ODBD Pierce Rectangles Dies and I added the background panel on an A2 White Card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

On another heavyweight cardstock, I stamped the light house image with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad, and then I heat set the ink with craft heater. I colored the image with ShinHan Twin Touch Markers and Colorless Blender Marker. After that, I fussy cut the image, and I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Blue Belle and trimmed it, and I added on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue. I finished the card with some more gold start sequins.

Now it’s your turn… To play along with Joy Clair June Challenge is super easy and fun… You only need to follow these steps:

  • create a project using Anything Goes as theme and photo inspiration
  • Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery and link back to us.
  • MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)
  • Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz Here.
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
  • You can use any brand of stamps, but…if you use any Joy Clair Stamp Set, you will have a double of opportunities to win.
  • Number of entries is unlimited.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 7 – May Your Cup Runneth Over

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!! It is a 1-week long link up party where you can participate and find inspirations from other coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing Super Sponsors!

On my card today I used the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Combo/Stamp/Die Coffee or Tea? and Our Daily Bread Designs – Pierced Rectangles Dies. Both companies are two of the amazing and generous 87 Super Sponsors for this Spring/Summer 2018 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

The patterned papers, cardstocks and dye ink pads I used are from Close To My Heart but they are discontinued. I just love the patterned papers on the cups. They are pretty Spring floral and colors.

I used some of natural burlap twine ribbon for the tea bag tags on the cup.

It is a simple and quick card and I hope you all enjoy this CAS tea card.

Where: Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

When: Friday, May 25th – Friday, June 1st, 2018

Time: 6 am pacific

Theme: Spring / Summer

Any projects use: coffee, tea and/or cocoa images

Now it is your turn… Come over to blog hop with us and share your coffee/tea/cocoa projects with other loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing 87 Super Sponsors!

THANKS A LATTE for stopping by my blog today! Your kindness and encouraging comments totally make my day!

Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 6 – Cup of Love

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!! It is a 1-week long link up party where you can participate and find inspirations from other coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing Super Sponsors!

Today is the Day 6 and I have a card and a mixed media tag I created using  Unity Stamp Company – Cup of Love and Our Daily Bread Designs – Pierced Rectangles Dies. They are two the 87 amazing Super Sponsors!

On my card, I simply stamped the girl image with VersaFine Onyx Black with Mini MISTI on a white cardstock. Then, I cut it with ODBD – Pierced Rectangles Dies. I also cut out 2 patterned papers using the same die.

I added the background patterned paper on an A2 White Card, then I added the layers of rectangles on the card with the adhesive glue.

I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black on a soft pink cardstock, trimmed it into a banner, and added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I embellished the card with gold sequins.

My mixed media tag, I created 2 tags from Canson watercolor paper. I added some of the yellow and green spray paints on one tag and then I added another tag on top of it. I press it with paper towel so both tags got the prints.

I dried the tags, and used one of them for this project. On a craft mat, I squeezed some of adhesive glue, picked up with flat small brush, and then brushed some of them on the left top corner and right bottom corner. I let it sit for a while to dry or until kindda tacky to touch. I added a piece of gold foil paper on the tag, and I got the brushed foil textures on the tag.

After that to create more background texture, I doodle circle on the tag using glue pen, let it dry, and then I added the red foil paper on it.

For the girl image, I stamped it using VersaFine Onyx Black using Second Generation Stamping Technique, and then I colored it with Arteza Woodless Watercolored Pencils and waterbrush. I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors. I added it on the tag with 3D foam tape and adhesive glue.

I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black on a white cardstock and I fussy cut it following the shape of the sentiment. Then, I added it on the tag with 3D foam tape and adhesive glue.

Both card and tag are done. I hope you all enjoy them…

Where: Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

When: Friday, May 25th – Friday, June 1st, 2018

Time: 6 am pacific

Theme: Spring / Summer

Any projects use: coffee, tea and/or cocoa images

Now it is your turn… Come over to blog hop with us and share your coffee/tea/cocoa projects with other loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing 87 Super Sponsors!

THANKS A LATTE for stopping by my blog today! Your kindness and encouraging comments totally make my day!

Sugartree Stamps New Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello everyone… Welcome… I am so grateful to join a2z Scrapbooking as their guest for the Sugartree Stamps new release blog hop. And today I have couple cards that I create with the new their digital stamps.

On both of my cards I use the Farmhouse Digital Stamp Set. This set is packed with adorable farm images for the popular farm style projects. It is now available at a2z Scrapbooking Etsy Store.

My First card, I used the cold sweet tea mason jar image. Isn’t that adorable? This image so totally makes me want some of the cold brew sweet tea with some lemons!!!

I printed the image and sentiment on a heavyweight cardstock using my inkjet printer. I always heat set the printed images with craft heater and then coloring them. On this jar, I used Arteza Woodless Watercolored Pencils and Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Brush. Can you see the glitter all over the jar?

I cut the green cardstock and patterend paper using ODBD Large Banner Dies Set. I added them on an A2 White Card with dries-clear adhesive glue, and then I added the jar and sentiment on it with 3D foam tapes. I finished this card with some gold sequins.

On my second card, I used the cotton branches in bottle image and sentiment blessed. I went with natural colors in this one.

I created the watercolored washe background with Ice Spurce Distress Oxide Ink Pad, water, and white acrylic paint splatters. I cut the watercolored panel with one of the Craftin’ Desert Divas Fancy Frames Dies and I added it on A2 White Card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I printed the image and sentiment with my inkjet printer. I colored the image with Arteza Woodless Watercolored Pencils and waterbrush. For the sentiment I cut it with one of the ODBD Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies.

I added the sentiment on the card first with adhesive glue, and then the flower bottle with 3D foam tape. I embellished the card with some of the clear dots.

*** Blog Hop and Giveaway ***

a2z Scrapbooking is giving away 3 sets the Sugartree Stamps of the Winners Choice to 1 lucky hopper, all you have to do is leaving comment on each blog. One winner will be chosen by random draw from the comments left across all of the participating blogs, the more blogs you comment on the more chances to win! Leave your comments by 11:59pm May 31st. Winner will be contacted via email and announced on the a2z Scrapbooking winners post on June 7th.

Here are the list of blogs for this Sugartree Stamps new release blog hop:

a2z Scrapbooking blog

Kristina Beagle

Arlene McClung

Cindy Chiu

Helen Gullett –> You’re Here

Monica Martinez –> Next Stop

And…. I am linking up this sweet tea card at The Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! It is a 1-week long link up party where you can participate and find inspirations from other coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing Super Sponsors… And a2z Scrapbooking is one of the Super Sponsors!!!

Where: Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

When: Friday, May 25th – Friday, June 1st, 2018

Time: 6 am pacific

Theme: Spring / Summer

Any projects use: coffee, tea and/or cocoa images

Now it is your turn… Come over to blog hop with us and share your coffee/tea/cocoa projects with other loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing 87 Super Sponsors!

THANKS A LATTE for stopping by my blog today! Your kindness and encouraging comments totally make my day!