Paper Sweeties Challenge – July 2017

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties July 2017 Challenge! This month, we are wishing our nation a Happy Birthday with a patriotic Anything Goes challenge! You can get all the details and link up your red, white, and true blue creation over at The Paper Sweeties blog right here: https://papersweeties.com/category/blog/

It’s Anything Goes, and I had planned to create an adorable patriotic card featuring our Madison painting a fence and making a splattery mess that looked like fireworks. Unfortunately, she looks more like she impaled herself with her own paintbrush! ha ha! If you like mysteries, this might make a cute cover for the latest cozy whodunit!

I’m going with it anyway! Cute or crazy? You decide!

Take a look at what our Design Team has created for you this month!


Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

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The Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop comes to and end today, and it has been a wonderful week of coffee inspiration and ideas! There’s still a little time left to enter your coffee creations today before the hop closes for another season, over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/06/2017-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

Summer is always about travel, vacation, and adventure, but it is also about the cool, quiet mornings that I get to spend at home, before the day gets too hot and busy. This little coffee loving kitty loves coffee and toast!

Thank you all so much for leaving some great blog love, and a special thanks to all of my wonderful blog followers! I look forward to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop every season!

I have a treat for one lucky random friend who leaves a blog comment on any of my Summer Coffee Bloghop posts for the week, a mystery blog candy prize!  Winners will be announced here on my blog on Monday, July 3rd!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

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Today’s summer coffee loving journey takes us to the great North woods! All week long, I have been sharing some of my very favorite summer destinations, accompanied with a delicious cup of delicious! You can find more great inspiration and ideas, and link up your summer coffee card over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/06/2017-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

Each of my coffee cards have been done in the same sort of style, where I have forced perspective by creating backgrounds and foregrounds entirely out of die cuts in a CAS layered style. Today’s card is a little summer campfire scene, where somebody is smelling hot coffee and doughnuts!

Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to be randomly selected to win a mystery blog candy surprise! All you have to do is leave a little blog love and your email on any of my Summer  Coffee Lovers Bloghop posts this week!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Hello Everybody!

Have you been playing along with the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop? I love all the great inspiration I’ve seen so far! You can get all the details and link up your Summer coffee themed card right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/06/2017-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

It’s Summer time in the City of Light, so how about a little French roast? The little chat noir would love a sip!

If you like what you see, then leave a little blog love and YOU might be randomly selected to win some amazing blog candy! It’s a surprise! All you need to do is leave a comment with your email to be eligible to win!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 2

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I have been AMAZED by all the summer coffee lovers inspiration and ideas I have seen since the hop kicked off yesterday morning. Today, it’s the second day,and I have got a cute summer coffee lovers scene to share with you today! You can get all the details and link up your own coffee inspired project over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/06/2017-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

It’s time for a summertime picnic with lots of treats, including a nice cup of coffee or tea. This card was created entirely out of die cuts with inked edges and a few bits of foam pop dots to add a little dimension. If you like what you see, leave a little blog love and you might be one of the lucky commenters randomly selected to win some fabulous surprise blog candy!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Starts Today!

 

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Today is the day that we’ve been waiting for! It’s the start of the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop! You can get all the details, link up your coffee creations, and see tons of great inspiration and ideas, all with a coffee theme, at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog right here:  http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/06/2017-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

When I think Summer, I think of the beach! But it looks like we have a few visitors who love coffee just as much as I do!  Watch out! Looks like someone is going for that doughnut too!

But that’s not all! I am giving away some AMAZING Blog Candy! But it’s a surprise! Be sure to leave a comment with your email address and I will select one lucky winner to win my Summer Coffee Blog Hop prize package!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Romantic Roses with The Card Concept Challenge #76

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It’s time for our latest challenge over at The Card Concept! This week’s inspiration photo is a real American Beauty, Romantic Roses! You can get all the details how to play along and link up your creation over at The Card Concept blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

I love the deep, rich red color of these roses, and also the unusual placement on the background.  Is that a window shutter?  I made a Clean and Layered card by using a tiny spiral die to create red rolled roses in a window box. It’s a very simple CAS design, with the focus right on the roses. It’s a very romantic morning at the house!

Thanks so much for joining us today, and all season long with The Card Concept!

Live your life in color!