Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Woodblock Wednesday


Hi Friends,

I decided to stay up an hour past my bedtime to finish up a card for Amy's Woodblock Wednesday challenge.  Wow, I haven't inked up a wood block stamp in a longgggg time.  I had this cute little House Mouse at the top of one of my piles and he was begging to get inked up, so I did.  I was suprised how evenly this stamped.  I am so used to Misti and being able to ink up the image a couple times if needed, that I was a bit nervous.  I do have a stampamajig around here somewhere, but I am not sure where that landed, lol.  This House Mouse is called Tea Time.  Jasmine tea sounds really good right now, but I'm off to bed so I can be coherent at work tomorrow. I will be added some embellishments to this, I just had to get a pic and get this posted pretty quickly. 

I can't wait to see what everyone else is making.   

Thanks for stopping in, 


Friday, November 18, 2022

I like cute cups!


Hi Friends,

It's the last day of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and I made a card for each day!!! yeah!!! I never realized how much I used my shoulders to craft until I couldn't use my right one. Especially with coloring.  Thankfully there are cute die cuts to the rescue.  I picked up this cute stitched cup Lawn Fawn die from Doodlebugswa.  I see they are sold out right now, but you can always click the out of stock and click on the "notify me" for when they are back in stock.  I paired it with some very old Washi tape from the now out of buisness Sweet Stamp Shop.  This sketch was begging for washi and I was looking for easy, so it worked well.  I rarely use washi tape, but when it was all the rage, I seemed to have acquired quite a bit of it, lol. 

I like cute cups and I wanted to include some cups I have picked up from DL. ART.  They are great quality and the art is on both sides of the cup, something that makes my coffee drinking experience very pleasant.  I am also acquiring quite a bit of her Crinkle Ribbon, which is very nicely dyed.  

I'm not pleased with the way any of my cards came out this hop, but I am blessed to have a very forgiving group of people who understand that sometimes, it's the best I can do under the circumstances and I love playing along and hopping around to see what everyone else made. Thank you Amy for hosting another successful hop! 

I did a thing this year, actually the last year and half. I joined Noom weight loss and have taken off 107 lbs so far.  For the past six months I have been up and down 5 lbs, but the rest will come off when my body is ready to release more.  But if this is as good as it gets, I'm truely thankful and blessed. The one thing that Noom said that got me join is, "No food/drink is off the table."  I feel like every diet I've ever been on, coffee or half n half was not allowed.  We all know that does not work, at least long term.  But Coffee and half n half are on the menu, every day and for the first time in forever, I feel like I might be able to sustain this weight loss. I just wanted to mention this because you are all my friends and if someone is looking for a weight loss program and doesn't want to give up their coffee, this might be for you too.  I'll leave you with a before and after picture.  The before is May 2021 when I first started. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Memorizing my Coffee Order


Hi Friends,

Just today and tomorrow left for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. My card today features the new images and dies from My Favorite Things. Doodlebugs Wa, listed these the other day and I ordered them and just like a Christmas miracle they already here ready for me to use on this blog hop.  Doodlebugs Wa is one of our super sponsors and I can not say enough good things about them.  Have you ever loaded up your virtual cart with stamping goodies that you really wanted, only to get to check out and find the shipping costs are prohibitive?  Doodlebugs offers free shipping after $30.00 and you all know that's not too hard to do! Free shipping and super fast shipping are two of my favorite things, but wait there's more - the selection is amazing.  I'm going to post the LINK here to their store, and don't forget they are offering a discount code just for our hop! 

I love these cute die cut mugs and the sayings are so fabulous! Special people in my life know how I take my coffee - seriously, very seriously, lol.  But those chosen few never forget I like a dollop of half n half and that's it. My very favorite coffee is Tim Horton's, and I can buy the K-Cups on Amazon, which thrills me to no end. Anyway, once my shoulder allows me to rummage through some of my stash, I plan to embellish this a little more and send it off. 

I hope you are enjoying the hop and thank you so much for stopping by. 


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

This Coffee is Making me Awesome!


Hi Friends,

I hope you are having a great time on the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. I know I am.  Today I'm using an image from Three Room Studios. The coloring is not my best but under the circumstances, that's okay. Love the cute image and the personality it has.  

Have a great time on the hop and thanks for stopping by. 


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Coffee with Friends


Hi Friends, 

I'm back on day five with another Crackerbox Stamps image. I love this cute image with the fairies. This could be coffee, tea, chicken soup, the possibilities are endless. I inked it up with my Versafine Clair Nocturne pad, love the coverage with that ink. 

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop. 


Monday, November 14, 2022

Cool Beans


Hi Friends,

It's day four of the Coffee Lover's blog hop!  Todays clean and simple card is made with Cool Beans image from Crackerbox Stamps.  I love this cute image. I can see so many possibilities with this image. 

I hope you are having a great time hopping around. Thank you for stopping by. 


Sunday, November 13, 2022

Guardian Angel


Hi Friends,

It's day 3 of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Today I am using this cute little image of an Angel drinking her coffee from one of our super sponsors, Crackerbox stamps.  I like to think it's my Guardian Angel taking a much needed coffee break, lol.  

I don't usually do clean and simple and I really think she needs to be colored up, but my shoulder is limiting what I can do.  I thought about maybe sitting this year out, but the creativity is a nice dIstraction from the shoulder pain, so while they are not my best, it's the best I can do for now.  Besides, I really look forward to this hop every year. 

Thank you for your kind words re: my shoulder injury. For those who missed it, I really cannot pinpoint what I did, but I tend to bulldoze through life and somehow or another have greatly injured my shoulder. At first I wondered if it was out of socket, but everything looked even.  And then I thought I had just pulled a muscle, but as the days went by, I decided to see my doctor.  X-rays later, there are calcium deposits and I cannot lift my right arm or extend it. I have like T-Rex mobility with my right arm.  My doctor thinks it might be a torn rotator cuff, which will mean surgery.  Currently I'm waiting on my insurance to approve an MRI to be able to tell for sure, and then a referral to an orthopedist.  I'm so bummed.  But it is what it is, and I will continue to do what I can. 

So with that being said, I am really enjoying this years coffee blog hop and seeing everyone's fabulous creations.  And maybe doing a little more shopping! lol. 

Thanks for stopping by,