Thursday, August 17, 2017

Witches Brew for You!

I just had to share another fun card made with the Merry Cafe Stamps and with Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.  So much fun with the witches' hats!  

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Tangerine Tango - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Cajun Craze - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Cajun Craze - 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
Very Vanilla - 4" x 2 3/4"

These cute little hats are easy to cut out as are the little pumpkins.  Add one to the top of the cup and the pumpkin to the corner / and maybe some inside!

I added a Black Rhinestone Jewel to the hat brim and a couple on the bottom.

Thank you for stopping in today!  It's Friday Eve!  The weekend is so close I can feel it!

~ Donna

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Round Two of Pumpkin Spice

I decided the cup was too plain so decided to re-work it a bit.  Let me know what you think!

Tangerine Tango - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Cajun Craze - 5 1/4" x 4"
Painted Autumn DSP - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Cajun Craze - 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
Very Vanilla - 4" x 2 3/4"
Petal Burst - Embossing Folder
Tangerine Tango - Cup
Crumb Cake - Sleeve and Lid

Stamps Merry Cafe and Coffee Cafe

Here is a closer picture of the cup and some rhinestone steam.

Thank you for looking in today!  It's Wednesday Hump Day!  Wooo Hooo!

~ Donna

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Season is Near

If you have the Coffee Cafe stamp set and matching framelits from the Annual Catalog, then you're going to want to get the Merry Cafe set that you'll find in the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  

Personally, I like the Pumpkin Spice Latte, but not enough to join the craze!  I'll have one or two over the next few months and I'll be happy.  Offer me pumpkin bread or any other dessert with pumpkin, and I'm all there!  Yum... there's a couple of them I'm anxious to make soon.

So, when I saw this stamp set with this little saying, I just knew I had to have it.  There are several seasons covered in this set, I think you will really like it too.

Tangerine Tango (because that's the color that matches the DSP (Designer Series Paper)
8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Painted Autumn DSP - 5 1/4" x 4" (available September 1st)
Tangerine Tango - 3 1/4" x 2 1/4"
Very Vanilla - 3 1/8" x 2 1/8"
Cup - Tangerine Tango
Lid - Crumb Cake
"Sleeve" - Crumb Cake

Stamps:  Coffee Cafe, Merry Cafe (Merry - available September 1st)
Ink:  Memento Black 
Inside Pumpkins: Painted Autumn DSP (available September 1st)

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Thank you for looking in today.  Have a wonderful Tuesday!

~ Donna

Monday, August 14, 2017

Kathy's Workshop - Variations in Cards

I promised I'd get some pictures posted.  Saturday night's storm was quite unexpected and when we heard that thunder boom and saw the lightning so close, I just knew I had to get the computer signed off!

Here are the sweet ladies that joined me on Saturday for a stamping workshop.  We even had a new stamper (and a young one with this group!) who is a Senior in High School this year.  It was fun to see her creativity!

The cards we made were recently on my blog and I think were a big success.  It was fun to see the variations they all came up with for the Watts of Occasions card.  You can see them all below.  I'm going to have to start putting their names with their cards when I take the picture, or make them hold them up as I take the pics!  

I think this was Mary's:

 This one, I believe, is Mary Ann's.  

 Is this a great smile or what??  She came all the way from Nevada to join us and does so regularly!

This one chose to put the sentiment and the bulb on the piece of watercolor paper I gave them.  Some cut the bulbs out, some didn't.  They don't love to fussy cut as much as I do!  ha ha!

This is Patty's.  I recognize her fingers!  

I know this one is Claire's because she used the bigger sentiment and put it on the slant.  Great Job! This was our teenager!  She really gave our little group some life and was just so enjoyable to be around!

I think this is Mary again (because that's my little basket in the corner of the

Didn't they do a great job?  A fun party as always and Kathy was able to pick out so many freebies and a half price item.  Great party for all of us!

Thank you for looking in today ~ 

Happy Monday???  


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Big Storm...

Big storm here tonight (Saturday night) before I could get anything posted.  Going to shut down as the lightning is closer than I'm comfortable with!

Will post pics later!


~ Donna

Hogs and Kisses

When I saw these "Hogs and Kisses" on an Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, I knew I had to CASE it.  This idea came from Martha Inchley at Inch of Creativity.  Aren't they just adorable?

The colors I used are Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango and Bermuda Bay and then just randomly mixed them up.  In the bag behind them are, of course, Hershey Hugs and Kisses.

In order to get a nice matching image each time you cut them, use this little trick below.  Take a permanent marker and draw the line that is covered by the framelit onto the framelit.  This way you can line it up perfectly each time.

Thank you for looking in today!  I'm off to do a workshop at Kathy's.  If you are so inclined, you could order online and use a hostess code to give Kathy some extra credit.  She would love it!  Her Hostess Code is:  3UYP2XPG

Happy Saturday!!


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Friday, August 11, 2017

Carols of Chrismas

Don't miss out on the chance to get an early start on your Christmas Cards!  I know, where I am - in Phoenix - it is still 110 degrees outside - kind of hard to think about Christmas in these temperatures, but what better way to cool off.  Have some friends over, serve up some snow cones and ice cream and everyone will be nice and cool and ready to get started!

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Thank you for stopping in today.  Sorry I don't have a project to show you of my own, but if I show you what I'm working on, it won't be a surprise for my stampers on Saturday!  :)

Happy Friday!

~ Donna