Drink Coffee, Be Awesome

Hello coffee loving friends… Today I am joining Coffee Loving Cardmakers team for the Sponsor Solo where we are showcasing stamp and die from amazing super sponsors for our coffee/tea/cocoa cardmaking community.

Today, we are at Coffee Loving Cardmakers showcasing the new Super Coffee Die & Stamp Bundle from Lil’ Inker Designs.

This is one adorable and fun stamp set! I love the super coffee cup image and all the fun encouraging sentiments for coffee lovers. Don’t you want to have a cup like that???

My did some watercoloring on this card. First, I stamped the cup on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and I colored the white space with Yellow Arteza Real Brush Pen and waterbrush. After the watercolor paint dried, I cut it out using one of the stitched from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I added the background panel on an A2 Blue Card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I stamped one more cup on another watercolor with VersaFine Onyx Black, colored with with Blue and Read Arteza Real Brush Pen and waterbrush. After the watercolor paint dried, I cut it with the matching die.

I stamped one of the sentiments with VersaFine Clair Tulip Red on a white cardstock and I trimmed it into a banner. I added both sentiment and cup with 3D foam tape.

My card is done… I hope you all enjoy it.

***GIVEAWAY***

Let’s do a little giveaway, shall we? Leave a comment on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker’s blog and all participating blogs for a chance to win one of two Super Coffee Die & Stamp Bundles.

For more inspirations, visit each of the team’s blog to see how they showcasing this stamp and die set:

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Amy Tsuruta

Kerry Urbatch

Helen Gullett

Lisa Bzibziak

Robyn Jordan

Becca Cruger

Dana Gong

Dana Warren

Erin Thiem

Katie Brooks

Kathy Schweinfurth

Laurel Seabrook

Thanks a latte for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous caffeinated day!


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To My Favorite Coffee Lover…

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone! How are you? I hope you all have been having so much fun this Summer. We just came back from our first camping trip of this Summer 2018. We are so looking forward for more… I am refreshed and ready to get crafty again!

Today, I have a card for a coffee lover that I created using Graciellie Design – Coffee & Flowers Digital Stamp, Leisure Arts Premium Coloring Pencils, and Our Daily Bread Design Die Sets.

I printed the image and sentiment on white heavyweight cardstock using inkjet printer. I cut the flower cup image using ODBD – Double Stitched Ovals Dies and I cut one of the sentiments from this digital stamp set using ODBD – Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.

I colored the flowers cup with Leisure Arts Premium Colored Pencils. I used 2 shades of each colors and then blended them using the white color pencil. These pencils are easily blended! They are one of my favorite coloring mediums.

I added the Create Paper patterned paper on an A2 White Card with dries-clear adhesive glue. And then I added the flower cup panel on it with the same glue. Next, I added the sentiment on the card. I saw the sentiment covered one of the flower, so I fussy cut just that flower, colored it, and added on top of the sentiment. Now, it looks like the flower overlapping with the sentiment.

I embellished the card with some of the white pearl self-adhesive. The card is done.

And I am joining the fun coloring challenge at The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge this week, I missed the first week becuase we were at camping trip.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a sunny, colorful, and fabulous day!



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Hello, How Have You Bean?

A Jillian Vance Design

Hello everyone, today I have a fun rainbow distressed hello card to share with you. I created it using INKboss INKpression Plate, stamp, die sets, sequins, and premium dye ink pads.

I am sharing more details and steps how to create this card at A Jillian Vance Design blog today. I hope you all can enjoy reading it. Thank You so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!


Growing In Unity Winners

Hello everyone…Today I have an announcement to share with you all! I have two winners randomly chose from all amazing commenters of all Growing In Unity blog posts from December 4th through December 8th

Congrats

The winners are:

Shelly Kurth

Janet Ingraham

CONGRATULATIONS to both winners! I have sent both winners email and please check your mailbox. You have 2 weeks to claim the prizes.

Thank you so much for visiting me at my blog during that week. Your comments totally made my day and encouraged me a lot ☺️

May you all have a fabulous weekend! Happy Holidays!

Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop Comin Soon!

Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop

The Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is coming soon! This is one of the most amazing and fun blog hop and all cardmakers, papercrafters and DIYers are invited to join the party!

So…. Mark you calendar and be ready to link up with us!

When: Friday, March 24 – Friday, March 31

Time: 6 am pacific

THEME: Spring

USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

There will be lots of amazing Super Sponsors, Prizes and inspirations!!! More details will come soon! You can always visit Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog, follow them on Instagram (search for @coffee_crafts), and join the Coffee Loving Facebook Group for more inspirations and information.

See you all there!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

And this child’s name is Jesus. He is the gift given to us on Christmas Day. The Gift of love, joy and hope from God the Father.

Merry Christmas

At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant.

And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.” (Luke‬ ‭2:1-20‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Caring Hearts Card Drive 2016

Caring Hearts Card Drive 2016

This is the 7th year of the annual Caring Hearts Card Drive! This is an amazing card drive started by Vera Yates 7 years ago in honor of her mom’s request. She has a beautiful story and purpose behind it:

The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn’t it be so awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten. That someone still thinking of them.

Isn’t that a beautiful reason to create extra handmade Holiday cards and send them to the those who are staying at nursing homes during the Holidays?

If you are making Christmas cards, please make extra for this purpose. There are important details to check out and information at Vera’s blog.

And I hope you will be participating this year to bring cheers and joy to them.

THANK YOU so much for visiting today!