Heartfelt Creations Coffee and You Card – 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

Hello dear peeps!

It seems like life has come at me so fast this year that I can’t hardly get a break to craft as much as I’d like. First, an update for those of you following me on Instagram: I got back safely Friday after evacuating for hurricane Irma. Fortunately, other than some traffic lights out in the area, low stock at the grocery store and some limbs down on the property, all was well at my place. Several of my friends nearby still don’t have electric… and we’re on the East coast of FL! So, so sorry for the folks in Naples and the Keys!! Unfortunately, whenever there is a hurricane, condo rules require everything to come in off the patio so nothing becomes a flying missile. My patio is about half the size of my studio apartment, so it’s a tight fit. I’ve been working at getting it all put back so I can get to my crafting supplies… Priorities!! : ) And I just reconnected my hard drive, so I’m up and running to post now, too! (One lady at a hotel in TN saw us packing our hard drives into the car and said: ‘You can tell who’s travelling from Florida – Most folks don’t go on vacation with their electronics!’) That’s the update, now on to the good stuff:

So, here I am starting late for the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop. There are already over 400 entries already! That’s a lot of caffeine fueled crafting!!

Living in Florida, fall leaves are one of the things I miss, so I keep a few on hand to remind me of their gorgeousness.

I love the 3d look of this Heartfelt Creations Coffee Mug stamp and die! I wish you could run your finger along those beads… they really are 3d! How?…

First I added some shading on the under side of each bead to make them pop out even more. Then I used the flower shaping stylus to emboss them from the reverse side. How did I see where to press since the cardstock was too thick to see the stamped image?…

I stamped and cut another on scrap copy paper. The ink showed through enough to see the outline of the beads. The die cuts so precisely, laying it down (face down) over the back of the card is a perfect match. Since Copic markers DO bleed through, I lined the reverse of the inside and the back of the card with matching cardstock, making for a nice, sturdy card.

I added a few drops of ‘coffee’ for fun. (I’d’ve added a lipstick smooch, but didn’t have a color that would look good with this… something you don’t think about when drinking out of a mug in real life! lol!) To finish, I stamped the inside and attached them at the handle, making sure only the inside bends backward. It’s a lefty card. Next time, I think I’ll try attaching them at the top. The sweet cups at the top say: The perfect blend.

Materials used:

  • Heartfelt Creations Coffee Talk Collection
    • Coffee Mug stamp & die sets
    • All Stacked Up stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Canyon Clay, Canyon Clay Gingham, Terracotta Tile, Terracotta Tile Bitty Dot
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Canyon Clay & Orange Zest
  • Tsukineko Memento dye ink: Rich Cocoa
  • Copic markers: E27, YR24
  • Spectrum Noir Aqua Blend pencils: Apricot, Beeswax, Brunette, Carrot, Ginger, Hickory, Sorrel, Wheat
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Scholastic Glue Stick
  • Aleene’s Super Tacky glue
  • Tombow mono sand eraser
  • Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one for details on how you can join the fun:

Since I’m still sick (that nasty upper respiratory infection that gave mom bronchitis) and am still unpacking (and hope not to be re-packing for Maria!! Please!!!), this may be the only card I get to post for the CLH this time. Ya’ll TRY to have fun without me, ok?! lol!

I always appreciate your kind and encouraging comments. Thanks in advance!

~D.Ann

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FabScraps Tea Card and Teapot Shaped Gift Set

I’m glad you could stop by to see this sweet little gift set for the Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  We’re already zooming up toward 200 entries – and it’s still day one!

I was so pleased that my order of the FabScraps For the Love of Tea paper pack arrived in time for this hop! The lovely flowers remind me of my Aunt’s garden in summertime!!

The sentiments on the paper are so FUN! Add some pearls and lace and you’ve got a sweet shabby chic gift set in minutes.

The pack comes with two teapot gift ‘boxes’ ready to fold… I think I’m going to save the other one to use as a template to make my own from other papers.

The inside box easily holds 6 individually wrapped tea bags or a few chocolates…

Materials used:

  • FabScraps For the Love of Tea paper pack
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Pumice Stone
  • Core’dinations Parisian Nights A2 pink card
  • Hobby Lobby Decorative Trim – pink
  • Celebrate It Basic Basic string of pearls
  • Simply Defined “Stay Put” All Purposed Liquid Adhesive
  • This & That foam dots
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive strips runner

I am playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

Thank you so much for stopping by, and for the lovely comments you’ve been leaving! Happy hopping!

~D.Ann

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MFT Camp Create – Glitzy Glitter – Amazing Card

Hello dear visitors and followers! Today I’ve started catching up with My Favorite Things Camp Create online summer camp.

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Day one in the craft cabin was all about Glitzy Glitter. Virginia’s View also has a color challenge going on…

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Putting the two together,  here’s what I came up with:

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I love the glitzy, glittery, magical look of the ombre balloons and sentiment. Doesn’t she look like she’s about to travel the world?!  When you get to the inside, you find out she’s just landed —  or is just entering a Dr. Who time vortex in a little blue box (cue music!)!!!

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Hello, Sweetie! : )

Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: I Knead You & Simply Fab Sayings
  • My Favorite Things dies: Doubly Amazing, Heart Balloons, and Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Window
  • My Favorite Things stencil: Concentric Circles
  • Coredinations Cardstock
  • Simply Defined 2.5″ wide double sided adhesive (“Stacey Tape”)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Essential Colors Glitter: Peridot, Golden Beryl, Tourmaline, Kunzite, Chardite, Purple Sapphire, Carnelion, Cinnabar, Fire Opal, Copper, Smoky Quartz, Florentine Gold, Yellow Barite
  • Ranger Distress inks: Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans
  • Copic Markers: B02, 05; C1,3,5; RV02
  • Aleene’s Super Tacky glue
  • Darice Baker’s Twine

So, I’ve earned the first of the five camp badges:

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Let’s see if I can catch up and get all 5! If you want to play along, with this or the other challenges I’m entering below, just click on the description for more information.

Hopefully I’ll be able to resolve the computer issues and see you again soon.

~D.Ann

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Thinking of You Always Card

‘Tis a glorious morning! For those of you whose weather isn’t cooperating, I send you this breath of fresh air from South Florida…

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What a great way to start the day getting ready for the anniversary of the most important event in history tonight!

I have a quick post of a sweet and simple card for you today. Its main feature is a colorful strip done using the watercolor lifting technique that Jennifer McGuire Ink showed on her blog a while back. You can see her great instructions HERE.

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(Sorry, once again, for the pixilated photo… still haven’t learned to fix that when WordPress resizes it… sometimes it turns out ok and others like this. sigh.)

I put this card together based on Taylored Expressions Share Joy Tic-Tac-Toe challenge and chose to include flowers, pink, and ribbon.

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Materials used:

  • Taylord Expressions Teacup Bouquet stamp set & Little Bits Teapot die
  • Inkadinkado stamp sets: Asian by Design, Damsk Motifs, Gem Stone Flowers, Gemstones Insects, Happy Spring Day, Nature,Pretty Flowers, Utopiary
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade
  • Memento dye ink – Rose Bud
  • Versamark Ink
  • Inkadinkado embossing powder – Linen White
  • Craftin’ Desert Divas pink heart sequins
  • Core’dinations cardstock – white
  • Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Angel Crafts 1/2″ double sided adhesive
  • Misc. ribbon

Do you want to join the fun? Just click on the highlighted names below for more information on the hops and challenges I’m playing along with today:

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May your evening be one of reflection and joy!

-D.Ann

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News: Honors & Features

Gooood afternoon, peeps! (Can you tell I’m feeling a little better today?!!)

I have spent a little bit of time today adding a new section to my blog. If you look at the top, you will see a new menu tab titled ‘Honors & Features.’ For those of you browsing on a PC, you can also see the widgets for these same honors on the right sidebar of my blog. ( I understand that for those of you browsing on phones or tablets, the view is different. I’ve had some complaints that they can’t find the subscribe button and don’t know where it would be for them. Sorry.)

I was blown away today to read a congratulatory comment today for being a featured designer in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog! I had been watching their posts this week, but obviously missed this one! It’s always an honor to have my work noticed, so I thought I’d share my joys with you, dear readers. In both the Honors & Features tab and the sidebar widgets, you can click on the pictures of the feature badges to go read the write-ups and you can click on the pictures of my cards to go back and read the original post in case you missed it.

For those of you who don’t want to have to go find the new page today, here are the links to the articles I was featured in:

February 22, 2016 Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Designer Spotlight: HERE.

December 21, 2015 Lil’ Inker Designs You Made it Monday Vol 5: HERE.

Obviously, this doesn’t happen to me very often, but when it does, I will keep the Honors & Features page updated (and, in all likelihood, will probably brag to you in another post until it becomes routine!). Thanks for all your support!

Woot-woot! Thus endeth the re-tooting of my horn. : )

-D.Ann

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Blog candy re-draw… new winner

Since I have not heard from the winner of the blog candy within the allotted time, I have redrawn a new winner:

This time, Mr. Random.org picked my 8th entry

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which had 22 comments

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And of those, Mr. Random.org picked #19

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which is….

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Diana Slaughter…. Congrats!

Please send me an e-mail with your snail mail address so I can send this out to you! You can e-mail me at d.annscraftingwhims at gmail dot com.

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Thanks again to everyone who has stopped by and left comments!

-D.Ann

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Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Blog candy winner (and surprise)

Good morning and thank you all for your positive and encouraging comments left during the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! It’s time to congratulate to the winner of my blog candy package….

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As of 10am there were 24 comments on that post

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So Mr Random.org then picked…. drumroll…. No. 17…

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Which is…..

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Kelli Haglund, Congrats!!! Please e-mail me your snail-mail address at d.annscraftingwhims at gmail dot com.

If I don’t hear from you by 10:30am on June 17, 2015, I will pick another winner.

**************But, WAIT!, there’s more!!!****************

I have a surprise… I found two more sets of the “café presse” ‘Brewchitecture’ napkins (the ones on the right in the picture above). I’d like to send these to the two gals who liked my blog well enough to start following it….

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thepaperbaker and yvalovee… THANK YOU BOTH! and the rest of my followers, too!

Please e-mail me your snail-mail address at d.annscraftingwhims at gmail dot com.

NOW… th-th-that’s all, folks!

-D.Ann

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Testing

This is a test. This is only a test. Had there been a real emergency, I would certainly not be here blogging about it! : )

Begging your patience as I try to figure this out and get it up and running.

Look out 21st century, here I come!!

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Just to see what pics look like, I’m putting in this pic of my Split Rock/Pleiuspilos melii blooming.

What a sweetie!

Okay, this ends the test and first entry in this blog…   Off and running like a herd of turtles!!