Friday, May 29, 2020

A Cup of Cheer





Hi Friends and Stampers,

Sadly, this is the last day of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I am happy to have had a card for each day (and then some!). I usually like to get them made up ahead of time so I can just sit back and hop along, but this was fun too, making them and then going back to see what everyone else has made. So fun!

Today I am using two retired products. Simon Says Cup and Succulents and the paper is from Lil Inkers that has closed the shop last Winter.  When I saw this paper, I knew I was going to hoard it away, so I went ahead and bought a couple packs. So glad I did. It's hard to cut the paper when you know you only have one, lol, and you can't get it again. 

I'm not sure succulents grow like the second card, but I want the tops of mine to be purple anyway. love the adorable images. And you know I have had them for a while now, so I'm glad to finally get them inky.

Again, I want to thank Amy and the Coffee Lover's Blog crew for all their hard work and for making this possible for all of us. It could not have come at a better time for me. This brought a lot of joy to my life at this time. I do have other joys but card making had taken a back shelf to cleaning, disinfecting, running around town looking for supplies, and the whole Covid-19 way of life right now. I'm also a RN who is an essential worker. I did get sick this past month and even though the test was negative, I can't remember being this sick ever. I had all the symptoms and most of the co-morbidity's.  My husband is sick as well. Both of us are not fully recovered and it's been a month. But we are on the mend and we are grateful to be here. 

Thank you to all the sponsors! We so appreciate your generosity and will not forget you when we are shopping!

Stay well and healthy,

Holly 



Thursday, May 28, 2020

Warm Wishes



Hi Friends!

One more day to go in this Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I had a few days off but it was back to work today for me again. Work seriously interferes with my hobby sometimes, lol. But my other hobby is collecting all the stuff for my first hobby, so it's off to work I go. Now if the bills would just go away, think of the time I could have! lol. 

I've had this cute little Waffle Flower stamp set for a while now, so I was so glad to finally get it inky and made onto a card. I saw this cute card design on facebook. I changed a few things and viola, it's my own. Those are Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies, I used one of the larger ones for the background, though you cannot really see it, and I used two for the inside panel. I used a My Favorite Thing Circle die-cut on one of the panels, placed the coffee bean table cloth under the cup and then mounted it onto the back panel with pop-dots from Stampin Up. I think they call them dimentionals. Anyway, love how this one came out. If I had to change anything, I would have put the warm wishes up higher and not split between the two panels. Maybe next time. 

I'm also Entering this in the Die Cut Divas monthly challenge

Hope you are all having a great time, I can't wait to get back to my commenting, you all have been busy busy busy today. 

Stay well and healthy, 

Holly 




Thanks A Latte



Hi Friends and Stampers,

Like life in quarantine, I have forgotten what day of the blog hop it is, lol.  I hope you are all having as much as I am on this Coffee Lovers Blog Hop adventure. The pandemic had seriously messed with my mojo and I feel it coming back now. So this blog hop has seriously made me a happier person. 

Today's card features a Lil Inker's Designs Coffee Stamp Set. Sadly, she closed her shop during the winter. Before she did, she had this great sale with free dies to match the stamps. So I was able to pick up a couple sets and I will continue to use and enjoy them and hope she is doing well on her new ventures. I cannot wait to try this out with other colors. 


Have a great time hopping and I even though I am a bit behind on blog hopping and commenting, I will get to each one. 

Thank you for stopping by and stay well and healthy,

Holly 


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Depresso...



Hi Friends,

I have another card for the Coffee Lovers Blog hop. Today I am using the Your Next Stamp set, "Coffee...Right Meow!"  I am also using their Crazy for Coffee paper. This card design is from The Paper Players.  This is from their current sketch challenge. 

Very recently I received such a blessing. I would like to thank Deborah Anton. Kindness comes in many forms and I do feel so grateful for hers. 

I hope you all have fun creating and hopping along. 

Stay Safe and Healthy, 

Holly 


A Gnome and His Coffee




Hi Friends, 

Another card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Love this cute little Jessica Lynn Originals digi that she provided us so generously. I saw this great card design on Pinterest, it is from Mary K Shields blog and she provided the measurements so there was no guess work about it. 

I hope you are all having fun creating and hopping along. 

Be safe and healthy, 

Holly 


Coffee Chicks



Hi Friends and Coffee Lovers,


I hope everyone is enjoying this time of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I was lucky to win this adorable image last Fall. This is Cafe Chickies from Denami Design. The words are from Honey Bee's Perfect Blend stamp set. Love these adorable little images!

While searching for one stamp in particular, I came across several others that have not gotten inky, so now I have quite a few on my desk ready to go, I just need to find more time to make some cards. I am hoping to have one at least for every day of the hop. Then there are the cute digi's that were offered for a discount or free, I would love to get those made into cards as well.  All in good time!

I really appreciate Amy hosting and inviting everyone to play in this hop. It is no small feat to get it all organized and coordinate with all the sponsors. Thank you Amy!

I'm also very grateful to the sponsors. This has been a tough year economically among the pandemic and I know everyone is feeling it in some capacity. So to continue to sponsor during a hardship really makes me grateful and they will have my business for sure!

I hope everyone stays well and healthy,

Holly

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Essentials



Hi Friends, 

One more card to post the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop tonight. I LOVE this freebie digi image from one of our sponsors, The Cats Pajamas.  

I really feel like this image has caught the essence of what we all have been going through while sheltering in place and keeping social distancing. How many of you had to scramble to find toilet paper? I can't believe the shortage that was felt across the country. I have to say that we "usually" have an ample supply. It's one of the things my husband does not like to run short of, so he buys it in bulk. But we were running low when this all hit. So we went from store to store and some of my Facebook friends posted where they found some and then we'd run over to that store. We are so fortunate to be members of Sam's Club who has had Frontline Workers hours on Sunday mornings. I was able to find toilet paper and paper towels every time. A week ago, they even had some Lysol and disinfectant wipes.  I did find some of the good stuff at Von's last Sunday, but it was $10.00! Yikes! 

These past couple months have felt more like a treasure hunt than shopping. My friend made me a mask, my mom made us a few masks, we were able to find some hand sanitizer at Target. Just the essentials seemed hard to find. Thankfully pizza was still delivered. And of course you know I stocked up on Coffee! lol.  

I hope you are not struggling to find the things you need and I hope you find them at affordable prices. 

Stay well and healthy, 

Holly