Friday, November 25, 2016

Friend Blend tea card

It is my last post as guest designer over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.  I couldn't go without creating a tea card ;)

I used some Prima papers along with some PTI stamps and the die is from Simon Says.






Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Using a tag makes for an easy layered card

I have another Christmas card for you today.  How are you doing on your shopping this year?  What about your cards, have you got them ready to go?

I created this with the Wish Season by Fancy Pants.  Super easy to put together.


I then finished it off with a punched snowflake and the sentiment is a Simon Says die.  Easy peesy.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Upcycled Wooden Tray

I have been busy with some upcycling again :)  More details on my other blog, check it out here :)



Friday, November 18, 2016

Warm Wishes

I am up once again on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker blog and this is the card I am sharing.  I used the Wish Season collection by Fancy Pants... it had me at pink ;)


I paired it up with the Coffee Love stamp set by Precious Remembrance Set.  And yes, we are starting to feel a chill in the air :)




Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Holiday Shaker card

I'm back with another holiday card.  I used the Very Merry paper by Reverse Confetti along with a mitten die from MFT and the sentiment die from PTI.


I created a shaker card, putting everything but the sentiment behind the shaker.  


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Handmade signs using reclaimed wood

I have not posted much this past week, but I have been busy - just not with paper :)  I decided to play with some of the reclaimed wood of mine, (that hubby tried to take to the dump  - men!) Anyways it has been fun and  I have a few more pieces as well.  I love the Country Chic Chalk Paint, such great coverage and so easy to use!


I can't wait to put the Hot Cocoa one up... not long now :)  I have a similar coffee sign that I created and it is already up in my kitchen... will replace it with the cocoa one for the holidays.  To create the coffee sign I stained then stenciled on the letters.


I also have a similar Vintage Collectibles sign that I created for my bathroom... this one is for?  Haven't figured it out yet!

Finally another Coffee sign... you wouldn't know I don't like coffee would you?  I love everything coffee - just not the taste.  I didn't do anything to this piece... just sanded it and painted the wording... it was already painted and worn - talk about easy!

Products used:

Reclaimed wood

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Upcycled chocolate box

Every once in awhile I create something that I just love!  Lately I have been working on upcycling thrift store finds and repurposing wood.  Well I have been loving it!  Today I altered a thrift store wooden chocolate box.

First I painted it with some Country Chic Chalk Paint.  I love this paint for many reasons... one of which is that it is made here in Canada!  After painting, I used a cut file from my Silhouette as a stencil and stenciled on the label.  I added a bit of shadowing to the letters with a black sharpie but everything else was done with chalk paint.  I then sanded the box until I was happy with the look.  As a final step I waxed it with a clear wax and then a dark brown wax.


I can't wait to display this little gem in amongst my Christmas decorations... soon, very soon ;) 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Grateful

I am so honored to have been asked to be the guest designer over at Coffee Loving Papercrafters for the month of November!

My first project is up today.  Once again using some Woodland Forest paper by Pebbles.  The window die is from My Favorite Things and the others are from Simon Says.  I also used a Woodgrain embossing plate from PTI.






Sunday, October 30, 2016

Coffee Shaker card

Another coffee card for me today.  And today I put my Silhouette to use for the mug and sentiment.  I used the Warm and Cozy collection by Pebbles for this fall inspired card.


I made the card into a shaker card using the Simon Says Basic Rectangle die and Crafty Foam Tape from Scrapbook Adhesives Inside the shaker I have.... coffee beans, yes.... coffee beans.  I love how they look in there!  I then used some DODZ to adhere some beans onto the front of the card.  Now this one definitely is not postal friendly but that's ok... I have a bunch of coffee loving friends that are local.  

Playing along with a couple of challenges: