Graphic 45 Autumn Tea Card

Hello again! I have one final card for the Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Hop to show you.

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Love the suptruously rich colors of Graphic 45 paper! That teapot done with the glittery, shiny WOW! embossing glitter that is so hard to capture in a photo.. It really looks amazing IRL. Those Heartfelt Creations roses are so easy to adapt into many shapes.

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Supplies used:

  • Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper (Enabler alert: Found yesterday in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby!)
  • Graphic 45/Hampton Art/Sizzix Tea Time stamp and die set
  • Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings die set
  • Versamark ink
  • WOW! Pearl Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter
  • Copic markers: E00, YR24
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Fire Opal Metallic Glass Microbeads
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L permanent strips, mounting squares and 3d foam squares
  • Scrapbooking Made Simple Simply Defined “Stay Put” adhesive
  • Coredinations cream cardstock

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges – just click on any one for more information:

Even though I didn’t get to do all the projects I intended, it’s been a fun hop! Looking forward to the next one this winter. Meanwhile, the Cat Lovers Hop is coming up the end of October. (Just about three weeks away!) If I don’t see you before then, I’ll see you then for sure!

~D.Ann

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Just. Can’t. Even.? – A Little Coffee Makes Everything Better Card

Welcome back to my second post for the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop.

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I thought I’d start by sharing with you something cool that came my way recently. Knowing I love tea and tea parties, my cousins surprised me this fabulously beautiful and unique Burton + Burton teapot/cup for one, and a terrific loose-leaf brewer/strainer with a bunch of wonderful Teavana teas, including a DIVINE chocolate decadence oolong. What a bunch of sweeties they are!! The teapot came from an amazing tea house called Batar, near Seymour, Indiana. Check out their website to see their amazing edible cookie gift boxes and other fun stuff. Worth stopping by if you’re travelling through!! (They serve regular tea-bag teas, but their food was delish and the shopping delightful for any tea/coffee lover!!)

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Now, on to today’s card. I have a fun shaker tag on it with a concealed gift card for a coffee drinking friend:

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I think most gals with CFS feel that chick most days – talk about hitting the wall! lol! If I were making this for me, I’d’ve put ‘chocolate’ instead of coffee. : )

Among other things that inspired this card were the Bellarific Friday {Mojo}Bella Card Sketch (#19) and color inspiration photo:

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A quick note on how the leaves were made: I love how the Color Burst pigment powders do just what their name says… you sprinkle just a little on your paper, then spritz with water and the colors really do burst on the scene!

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Now, I could’ve added more color and spritzed again, but I wanted that just for some natural variation in the fall leaves. I then cut them out and colored the rest in with Copics and distressed them, folding in the veins. In real life, they look pretty realistic!

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Oh, one other quick note… I had a brand new Hero Arts ombre pad that came unglued from the base. A while back another manufacturer’s petal point ink pad did the same and they told me just to glue it back on. I wrote Hero Arts asking the best way to glue theirs back on and they quickly wrote back saying that they stand by their product and would replace it for me. It was in the mail the very next day. THAT is customer service, folks!! This pad has worked fine ever since. Now I love Hero Arts all the more!

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts – A Little stamp set
  • Stamping Bella – the chicks who “couldn’t even” stamp set
  • CAS-ual Fridays – Scallop Tag and Acorn Fri-dies
  • Hero Arts ombre Butter Bar to Orange Soda dye ink pad
  • Color Box Cocoa pigment ink (for COFFEE)
  • Ranger clear embossing powder (over the cocoa ink)
  • Memento Rich cocoa ink (bird and sentiment)
  • Ken Oliver’s Color Bursts:  Sepia, Burnt Orange, Yellow Ochre
  • Copic Markers:
    • Bird & wall: C1, 3, 5; Y13, 15, 17; YR04, 07; R29, 89; W1, 3
    • Leaves: E29, YR02, 04, 07; R29, 39
  • Pebbles, Inc. Basic Brights Chalks
  • Dreamweaver Picasso tool (for clouds)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Leaf Glitter – Brownstone
  • Core-dinations cardstock – white & orange
  • Tombow: Xtreme permanent adhesive and foam tape
  • Misc. seed beads
  • Starbucks gift card

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges – just click on any one for more information:

Thanks for stopping by today and for all of your kind comments!

~D.Ann

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2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Hop – Decaffeinated Card

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Good morning, peeps and visitors! I’m so glad to finally be ‘plugged in’ again!! I was in rural Indiana with very spotty phone signal and the internet was down the entire time. Of course, what would you expect when the internet provider is OINC Wireless?!! When will it be working again? When pigs fly! LOL! I’ve got a lot going on, but at least I’m back to crafting on a limited basis… just in time to join the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop which started a couple of days ago.

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While travelling, I picked up the coffee coaster from Cracker Barrel knowing it could be up-cycled into a great fall colored card.

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Unfortunately some of us have been restricted to decaf coffee by our doctors. Poor us! It’s just not the same!! So I made a card for someone else who just had to give up caffeine…

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These cats aren’t getting into any trouble on decaf! It’s a real drag going into caffeine withdrawal… Somebody definitely needs a hug!! : )

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This is the first time I’ve made a circle card… so easy! I must do more of these!!

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Supplies:

  • Neat & Tangled – Purrrfect stamps and dies
  • Spellbinders – Heart Circles & Scalloped Circles dies
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Copic Markers: E00, 13, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 37, 74; R20; W1
  • Sakura Pigma Micron pen
  • Pebbles, Inc. Basic Brights chalks
  • Darice Chocolate Lovers cardstock
  • Core’dinations white and cream cardstock
  • Tombow adhesive
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Cracker Barrel coaster

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges – just click on any one for more information:

If you’re hopping along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers, enjoy the rest of the hop. I hope to be back again before it’s over… looking forward to seeing you soon!

~D.Ann

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