Thursday, December 29, 2016

Good To The Last Drop

Coffee, liquid sanity, sweet brown goodness, good to the last drop!!

I  am having fun  with STAMPlorations new  set, A Cuppa Love.   I am also trying to blend my coloring.  I have been intrigued with the muliti colored word dies and tried blending on the word and coffee drop.

Notice all the numbers behind the cup?  I lost count of how many cups of coffee I had today!!  LOL!

Good To The Last Drop is linked to:
Simon Says Wednesday
Work It Wednesday
HIMCR Valentines
heARTful Stamping Challenge


Friday, December 23, 2016

Mr Frog

Wanting to end the year on a fun note, this was the card I made and entered to get a guest design team spot on STAMPlorations!

Our library has some stamp sets you can check out.  When I saw this frog image, his eyes had to be sparkling white and the rest of the card  had to be  fun!!

Mr Frog is linked to:
Hiding In My Craft Room
Simon Says Wednesday
heARTful Stamping Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
Pinspirational Challenge so my inspiration is the image hanging in the middle of the card and then the three colors representing the ornaments.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

MHK Designer Inspiration: Jerrie

WowZa friends...2016 has flown by!  Today is a posting of my favorite cards made using MHK Designs and digital paper.

I have two favorite images that I have used for a few years.  I think they remind me of my childhood when we would spend hours sledding, skating, playing broom ball and other outdoor activities.  My father and four siblings made fantastic snow hills and played broom ball in  the driveway.  The neighborhood kjds would come over and join in.  My mother had a big bucket of homemade snowmobilers hot chocolate to warm up with!

Skaating By with Deck The Halls paper

Sled Friends

I am looking forward to see MHK Designs new releases for 2017!  Thank you for checking in and leaving such kind comments this year~

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Let There Be Snow...And Coffee

The weather outside is frightful, the coffee is so delightful...Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!

I am absolutely in love with this STAMPlorations digi stamp!  Thank you Shery for letting us download and use it!

I am using Kerry's sip and share sketch and it is fun!  I gathered pieces I had like the snowflakes and tree.  Then using distress ink,  glitter, embossing powder and Copics color was added  Someone will be celebrating the season with this gift bearing sled!!

Let There Be  Snow...And  Coffee is linked to:
Simon Says Monday
heARTful Stamping Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday
Pinspirational Challenge


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Coffee Is Always In Season

Get ready for one busy, wild and oddly shaped card!!  Today I am using the sip and share sketch to make this Christmas tree card.  All the stamped images are STAMPlorations.

I have to say, this card is wild, busy and full of fun!

Coffee Is Always In Season is linked to:

Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Scape

Today I am inspired with the color white.   I was not sure how a white card would turn out, but I like the finished card.

In the challenges this card is linked to, there is a large area of white in the photo or the theme is white and that is what I pulled my inspiration from.  White also makes me think of ice and snow...especially now in Wisconsin!!

The second thing was the boughs or word Christmas.  First I think of the birth of Jesus.  Then it makes me think of the greenery of the Christmas trees and wreaths.

Then, in the  inspiration  photos,  there is texture.  So, I put Versa Mark through the stencil and embossed with white embossing powder.  The candles were dipped on the top several times to give it a melted candle look.  The flames were colored with copics.  A die cut and punched greenery were added.  A gold string and red berries embellish the arrangement.  Then for a frosted look, glitter was added to the greenery in the arrangement.

Christmas Scape  is linked to:
HIMCR using my scras for the candle and greenery
 Fusion Card Challenge
 The Mixed Media Card Challenge




Saturday, December 10, 2016

Winter Coffee

Some winter weather is expected today in Wisconsin, 2 to 4 inches of snow!!  Sounds like a great day to stay inside and drink coffee, the magical brown liquid!!

Today's card uses embossing,  rock and rolling blue inks, fussy cutting and a dusting of spray Pearl Ex!  I thought this would be a good Valentine card.

Winter Coffee is linked to:
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Wednesday
heARTful Stamping

The Write Stuff

Hello, hello my dear friend.   The Write Stuff from  MHKDesings screams vintage!  I remember my Aunt typing me letters on a typewritter like the one in the image!

I had some great telephone paper and thought it would mix well with the image.

Thanks for stopping by and send someone an old fashioned would make their day!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Coffee In A Snowglobe

On cold  days  like  this, coffee tastes so  much better!!

Using silver string, distress ink, photo paper, card stock, embossing paper and Copis, this winter scene inside the snowglobe was created.  I used photo paper so it appeared like you were looking through the glass of a snowglobe!

Larissa is my coffee exchange partner this month and this card is heading toward...Texas!!

Coffee In A Snowglobe is linked to:

Craft Stamper Magazine
Simon Says Wednesday
 Cupcake Inspirations

Snow Much Fun

Christmas Chaos is snow much fun at Catch The Bug!  Gift tag, red stripes and Bugaboo image...check, check and check!

A  little rock glitter adds to the bottom snow.

Snow Much Fun is  linked to:
Catch The Bug

Rudolph, I See Your Candy Canes!

Rudolph is trying to be sneaky but everyone can see those red and white striped candy canes behind your back!!  Where is Santa anyhow?

Using three layers, embossing and candy canes for the Catch The Bug Bingo challenge.

Rudolph, I See  Your Candy Canes is linked to
Catch The Bug
Work It Wednesday

Let It Snow

Let it snow so we are able to make a snowman!

This card was made by using an embossed piece, a die cut and  a cute Bugaboo image!

Let It Snow is linked to:
Catch The Bug
Work It Wednesday
Send A Smile 4 Kids

To Much Peppermint

This card hits my funny bone!  My sister in law, Dawn, made these sugar free truffles for our holiday coffee.  These truffles melted in your mouth and there were three flavors, mocha, orange and almond joy.  These sugar free morsels were the best thing I have tasted for being sugar free.

Dawn gave me the recipe and I purchased the ingredients...five ingredients, two minutes to make...perfect for any get together.  Well, I made a batch of peppermint truffles and added way to much peppermint.  Ricky tasted one, shuttered and said "these taste like Listerine balls!"

So when I see the peppermint on this card,  I giggle!

To Much Peppermint is linked to:
Catch The Bug

Vintage Paper

Decreasing the hoard is my goal and when Catch The Bug host a challenge to use old paper...I have a lot of old paper!!  I think this paper is at least 7 years old...but 7 years can be a good thing!!

Along with old paper, use an old image.  This is one Bugaboo had for a freebie.

Vintage Paper  is linked to

Fully Feathered

You may have seen this image before as we were able to use it for the Nov/Dec challenge at MHK Designs.

Using the challenge colors, this Fully Feathered card was created.

Thanks for stopping by and stop by tomorrow for one more new release!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Stitched Tea

Do you know a tea drinker?  Then MHK Designs new release,  Stitched Tea is perfect for you to use to make them  a card!  The sentiments are fantastic!

Using some bright patterned paper and a die cut, this super fun card was created.

Thans\ks for stopping by and check out the new release tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Realistic Roses MHK DEsigns Dec release

You can never go wrong with roses!  And today MHK Designs has released a  timeless set.

The  sentiment was printed and  cut out in the shape of a tag. Do you remember eyelets?  I have a supply of them and they work  perfect to run  the string through,

Thanks for stopping by and tomorrow's set is Stitched Tea.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pretty Petunias

Are you ready for some new releases from MHK Designs?  How about some pretty petunias and great sentiments!


What a fun stamp set to use as you wait for spring!  I used nebossingpowder through a stencil to create the background. Then I rubbed ink on the card edges.

Thanks for stopping by and come back for the new releases through the next four days.

Sunday, December 4, 2016


         Let it sparkle,  let it shine and get all decked out for Christmas!!

                                Does anything sparkle more than glitzy ornaments?

Sparkle is linked  to:
Catch The Bug
Jingle Belles