Friday, May 25, 2018

Day 1 of the Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop



Hello Blogging and Coffee Loving Friends!!


Today is the start of the Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop, one of my favorite blog hops!!  For anyone who loves tea and coffee ~ this is the hop for you!!  Here is some information on the bloghop:


2018 Spring ~ Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

When:  Friday, May 25 - Friday, June 1
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME:  Spring & Summer
USE:  Coffee, tea or cocoa images

Here is my card for the Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop:




Ingredients:

Gina Marie Designs Leave dies (discontinued)
Kraft card stock
White paper
Green paper
Faded Jeans distress ink

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of the Maja Designs Coffee in the Arbor paper, inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and added that to the card.  I took the Gina Marie Designs Big & Little Pierced Chain Oval die and another piece of the Maja paper from the Coffee in the Arbor paper and cut out the cup and cupcake with the die, inked the edges with Faded Jeans distess ink and placed that onto the card,  I took some white paper and the My Favorite Things Die-namics Mini Doily Circles die and cut out the doily and tucked that under the oval.  I took some green paper and the Leaves dies and cut out the leaves and tucked them under the oval on the right side.  I took the sentiment tag, inked the edges with the Faded Jeans distress ink and placed that onto the card and added a Doodle Bug Sprinkle to that.


Now head on over to the Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop to see all the wonderful creations!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


Thursday, May 24, 2018

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #229 ~ GRADUATION

Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is Thursday and that means there is a new challenge on the DL.ART Challenge Blog


DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #229 ~ GRADUATION 


Now before I show you my card I want to tell you about the 3 new Crinkle Ribbon Bundles that Diana has in her store!  They are gorgeous!!  


Mint Julep & Berry Sorbet
Sunshine & Ocean
Meadow & Stream



You can go check them out here.


I used the new Berry Sorbet on my Graduation Card below:



Ingredients:

DL.ART Berry Sorbet Crinkle Ribbon
Adornit Paintables
Copic markers
Gina Marie Designs Rectangle dies
Die-Versions Wordlets Congratulations die
Pink fun foam
Neenahs Desert Storm card stock
Assorted colored paper

For this A2 card I started with Neenah Desert Storm card stock for the base of the card.  I took an Adornit Paintables and colored it in with Copic markers and then cut it out with the smallest of the Gina Marie Designs Rectangle dies.  I mounted that onto pink paper that I cut out with the next size up rectangle die.  I added that to the blue paper and cut that out with the next size die and then I added that to the green paper and cut that out with the biggest of the rectangle dies and added that to the card base.  I took the Die-Versions Congratulations die and some Pink fun foam and cut out the word and added that to the bottom of the card.  I then took the beautiful Berry Sorbet Crinkle Ribbon and made a bow and attached that to the card.

When you stop by Diana's store if you decide to purchase anything you can use this code:   LK456 to get a 10% discount!!


Hop on over to the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #229 - GRADUATION CHALLENGE to see what the Design Team have created for this challenge!


Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lasting Memories Layouts Challenges ~ LM #396 Variety of Shapes ~ Hexagons



Hello Blogging Friends!!


I have recently started working on my Heritage Family Album and I came across this challenge over on the Lasting Memories Layouts Challenge Blog and I thought this page would be perfect for this challenge.  



I am entering this layout in the LM #396 Variety of Shapes ~ Hexagons Challenge:


Here is my double page layout:



Here is the left page:



Here is the right page:




I used the Jillian Vance Grandma's Quilt die to cut out my hexagons.



Please be sure to stop by the LM #396 Variety of Shapes ~ Hexagons Challenge to see all the wonderful creations made for this Challenge!!


 Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Monday, May 21, 2018

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #93

Hello Blogging Friends!!



Today I am sharing a card with you that I made for the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #93.


Here is the color palette for Challenge #93:




Here is my card for this challenge:





Ingredients:

Thanks die
White card stock
Neenah Solar White paper
Bo Bunny Kiss the Cook paper
Black paper
Black ink 
Copic markers
Evergreen Bough distress ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Bo Bunny Kiss the Cook paper, inked the edges with Evergreen Bough distress ink and added that to the card.  I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper, some black ink and the chef stamp from the Recipe for Happiness stamp set and I stamped him onto the paper.  I colored in the image and then cut it out with the corresponding die from the Recipe for Happiness die set and added that to the card.  I took some black paper and cut out the Thanks die and added that to the card. 


I am entering this card in the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #93.


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Too Bee or Not to Bee Blog Hop


Hello Blogging Friends!!


I made these cards today for something that is very close to my heart ~ SAVING the BEES!!  Today is World Bee Day and there is a blog hop going on called To Bee or Not Too Bee Blog Hop.  We need bees to help pollinate the plants so that we can have fruit and vegetables!  No bees means no food!  So we all have to do our part to Save the Bees!!


Since last year's Save the Bees Hop one important change happened!!  On December 20th, 2017, United Nations (UN) officially proclaimed May 20th World Bee Day!!


So today we are celebrating the 1st
 World Bee Day!!  HOORAY!!



Here are my cards that I made for this wonderful Blog Hop:




And this one:




I would like to enter this Bumble Bunnies card in the:


HM & FMC #266 Anything Goes or Flower Power Challenge.


Please be sure to stop by the To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop here!!


I used several different stamps to make my cards today:

House Mouse Happy Hoppers Bumble Bunnies stamp


Thanks for stopping by!!
Lori

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cheapo Dies Lighthouse

Hello Blogging Friends!!



It is my turn on the Cheapo Dies Blog today and I am sharing a card that I made with the Exclusive Cheapo Dies Lighthouse die:



 Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Sentiment stamp
compass stamp
White card stock
Neenah Solar White paper
Assorted paper scraps from my stash
Black ink
Tim Holtz Wave stencil
Ranger Texture Paste Transparent Gloss
Palette knife
Anchor charm
Black & White Bakers Twine


For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took some white paper and cut out the Exclusive Cheapo Dies Lighthouse die and cut out the base of the lighthouse.  I took some assorted scraps of paper and the lighthouse die and cut out the lighthouse and then cut apart the piecess and inlaid them in the lighthouse.   I added the lighthouse to the patterned paper and then I mounted the whole think onto some peacock blue paper and then onto the white card base.  I took some black ink and the sentiment stamp and stamped the sentiment in the upper left hand corner of the card.  I took the compass stamp and some black ink and stamped the compass in the upper right hand corner of the card. I took the Texture Paste and Tim Holtz Wave stencil and my palette knife and put some paste over the bottom of the card to look like waves smashing into the lighthouse, but it doesn't show up that well in the photograph.  I took the Black & White Bakers Twine and wrapped it around the card and then tied on the Anchor charm.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori


Friday, May 18, 2018

Calling All Sistahs May Encouragement Challenge



Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the 18th of the month and that means it is the
 start of a new Encouragement Squad Challenge!




Why do we have the Encouragement Challenge??  There are a bazillion reasons someone might need a pick me up from going through an illness, relationship woes, working through a big life decision or just feeling a little lonely or unappreciated!  Wouldn't it be nice to have a stash of cards you could send to a friend or loved one who could use a bright spot in their day?  This challenge is here to help you with that!  On the 18th of each month we will start a new challenge with a new inspiration photo.


Here is the Inspiration Photo for May:




Here is my card for this challenge:



Ingredients:

White card stock
Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Versa mark
Black embossing poweder
Black ink
Salty Ocean distress oxide
Broken China distress oxide
Peacock Feathers distress oxide
Faded Jeans distress ink

For this A2 card I started by making the base of the card with white card stock.   I took a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper, my blending tool and Salty Ocean, Broken China and Peacock Feathers distress oxides and rubbed then onto the paper, I spritzed it with water and then dried it with my heat gun.  I took the Heart to Heart stamp and versamark and stamped that onto the watercolor paper and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  I inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and then added it to the card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the Mon Ami stamp set with black ink onto some white paper and then I inked it with the distress oxides, cut it down and inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and then mounted it on some white paper.  I put some pop dots on the back and added it to the middle of the card.



Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code cas-comfort to get 15% off stamps and dies!!  Thank you Michele, for letting me pass this on to my followers.


Don't forget to stop by the Encouragement Squad post to see all the lovely creations that the Design Team have made.



Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!  There will be a prize of a $25 Gift Card to use at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, that will be doubled if your use CAS-ual Fridays products for your card!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori