Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s September 2017 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing the all of the new Stamps, Dies and Re-inkers.  If you’ve arrived here from the talented Agnieszka Malyszek blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Scrapbook Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at my layout:

Altenew Coffee with a Splash

I love how this layout turned out.  The funny thing is I do not drink coffee, LOL!!!  I’m a tea lover but I totally love sending out mug swap packages to individuals who do love coffee.

Coffee with a Splash

I stamped Altenew Coffee with a Splash stamp set with Altenew Coffee Break Oval Ink set on pattern paper from Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection.  Super fun page!!

Here’s how to create this page:

Using the Memory MISTI, stamp the coffee splatters randomly on the right side of the pattern paper using all four colors from the Coffee Break Oval Ink set.

Use the Memory MISTI again to stamp all three sentiments at once.

Coffee with a Splash

Round the photo corners using the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

For added texture, add a piece of coffee ribbon on the left side to the photo.

Coffee with a Splash

Adhere the photo to the pattern paper using foam squares.

To finish the page off, use Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss to all of the splatters.  It adds dimension.

Coffee with a Splash

Let’s take another look:

Coffee with a Splash

So what do you think?  I would love to hear from you below.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!


  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, October 5 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, October 7th.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Thursday, October 5th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win.

    Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the talented:

Virginia Lu

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Kristina Werner

Laura Bassen

Erum Tasneem

Agnieszka Malyszek

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Virginia Lu

Keeway Tsao

Yoonsun Hur

Marika Rahtu

Reiko Tsuchida

Therese Calvird

Terhi Koskinen

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Altenew Coffee with a Splash scrapbook collection kitMemory MISTI 12 x 12 - Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Aqua Shimmer - Glitter Gloss - 2 PackWe R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Corner Chomper Tool

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

{Clean and Simple} CASology 220 – Coffee

Third Post for today
If your looking for the Deflecto post, click here
If your looking for the YNS Halloween Series post, click here

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:



Take a look at my card:


Creating this card was a snap!  All I did was ink (Studio Calico Bronze Ink)  the rings from Papertrey Ink Drips & Dribbles Stamp set and stamped them using generation stamping. Then I added the sentiment using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wick Ink.

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

DT Badge

Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations

Supplies used:

 Drips and Dribbles 

Thanks for stopping by!


YNS February Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of every month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Coffee – Tea You and Me”!!  The DT created projects with a coffee, tea or friendship theme.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:


YNS Supplies: Coffee…Right Meow!, Circles Die Set, Stitching Marks Die Set, Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other Supplies: My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, Recollection Heavyweight Cardstock, Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, V’s Sweet Idea Chocolate Sequin, 3M Foam Tape, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool

Creating this card was fun. I haven’t made a shaker card in awhile.  What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!


All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by February 24th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Our Next Stamp February 2016 Blog Hop


Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, I love this blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

This release is super cute!!  Yesterday’s sneak peek was fun.

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Kendra‘s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Tracy’s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Celebrate Sweetness stamp set! I showcased that card yesterday during the sneak peek.  If you didn’t see it here it is.

Are you ready for my big reveal?  For this first set, I made two cards to inspire you!

Take a look at my card:

Your the cream (YNS)

Coffee is the boss (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Coffee is the Boss

Other Supplies: Copic Marker, Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil, Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink

Creating this cards was super simple.  I used my Mini Misti and laid all of the stamps on the front of the card and stamped at one time. Super simple and super easy.  Then I just took a Copic marker and a Polychromous pencil and colored the images in.  I added the rhinestones and Clear Wink of Stella to finish the card off.

Note: For the second card, I masked off the mug to stamp the coffee ring under the mug.

My third card:

Have a sweet day (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Sprinkles Sugar Rush, Black Gumdrops, Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, Copic Markers, Recollection White Cardstock, Mama Elephant Femme Frames, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, 3M Foam Adhesive

This card was also easy to create.  I used Mama Elephant Femme Frames to die cut the rectangular card panel out of the white cardstock.  Then I stamped the sentiment and lollipops using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink because I colored the images with Copic Markers.  After that I added the black gumdrop to the bottom of the lollipop stick.  To adhered the card panel to the card base, I used 3M Foam adhesive.  To finish the card off, I added two clear gumdrops on opposite sides of the white card panel.

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these items are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because one lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on February 10th.  So don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to get
20% off your entire purchase!!


Thanks for stopping by!!


YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #29

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #29!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the sketch:


Take a look at the color combo:


I had to go for the sketch this time around.  I wanted to go with the color combo I started over way to many times to count so I forget it, the sketch has to be my friend, LOL!!

Take a look at my card:

Depresso (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Coffee Rings, Coffee..Right Meow!

Other Supplies: Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Unknown Pattern Paper, Copic Markers

What do you think?  Did I follow the sketch? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until December 23th, 2015 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate fro a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

I’m also linking my card to the fabulous Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop!!  Your Next Stamp is one of the super Sponsors, so why not enter!!


Supplies used:

Coffee Rings Coffee Right MeowCopic Markers Distress Ink 3

Thank you for stopping by!



Your Next Stamp December 2015 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!!! I’m back again for this month’s Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!!

We are getting ready for our December Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today. Are you excited? I am!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of:

Coffee Splats (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Coffee Rings and Coffee..Right Meow!

Other Supplies: Retired Stampin’ Up! DSP, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Distress Ground Espresso, Recollection Black Cardstock

How many time have you sat your coffee down on your newspaper and/or papers and when you pick it up, these rings are left behind?  I’ve seen it time and time again.  I thought this card was so appropriate for individuals who this happens too.

For this card, I simple sponged the DSP with Vintage Photo and stamped my rings and sentiment with Ground Espresso Ink.

Ink blending (YNS)

Then I adhered the DSP to the front of the black cardstock.

Super simple and easy!!

You can find all of the new projects on the Your Next Stamp Blog!!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the December 2015 Release Hop!!

Supplies used:

Distress Ink 3 Distress ink mini 14Recollections Black Heavyweight

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Winner

Hello everyone!!  I’m popping in this morning with the Winner’s name for the 3 Kelly Purkey Dies and Super cute So Suzy Stamps Coffee Ribbon.


First let me say thank you to all of you who left a comment.  I really appreciate all of you. I loved reading all of them.

Now on to the winner!!!

The winner was chosen using  There were 70 entries!!


Coffee blog hop winner

Congrats Lori Kobular!!!  You are the lucky winner!!  Thank you so much for stopping by and playing along.  Please send me your address using the contact me button above so that I can get that die sets and ribbon out to you.

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by!


Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Summer-Coffee-Lovers-Blog-HopThis is my second post for the day

If your looking for the CS Take It Make It Post, click here

Hello everyone!!  I’m so excited to be apart of this fun Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop again!!

I love this hop because I love Mugs!!  Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate Lovers all need great mugs to enjoy their morning, afternoon and evening hot beverage.

I’m here today representing Top Dog Dies, who is a Super Sponsor.  They recently released a Mini Coffee Die Set that is to die for.

Lets take a look at my card that I created for this hop:

Awesome Coffee

For those of you who follow me know that I have this new found love of shaker cards.  I couldn’t help myself to create one for this hop!!

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my Neenah Desert Storm cardstock to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50).

2 I stamped My Favorite Things BG Pinstripe Background using Simon Says Stamp Khaki Stamp pad unto the card base.

3. I cut my card panel out of  Neenah Solar White cardstock to a size smaller then the card base.

4. I centered the largest Simon Says Stamp Circle Stitch Die in the middle of the white card panel and die cut it out.

5. I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to create my shaker pocket.

(To see how I did that check out this post.)

6.I added Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Metallic Bronze to the shaker pocket and then I used the Fuse Tool to seal it close.

7. I attached the shaker pocket to the back of the card panel with tape.

8. I added foam adhesive to the card panel to pop it off of the card base.

9. I die cut my coffee cup, lid, wrapper and heart.

10. I put the coffee cup together and adhered it to the front of the shaker circle.

11. I stamped a sentiment using Lil inker designs Seriously Awesome Stamp on the front of my card panel.

13. I added some of the same sequin to the front of the card.

That’s my card!!  So what do you think? I would love to here from you!

Now on to the blog candy giveaway!!

I have this awesome prize pack that includes 3 Kelly Purkey Dies and this super cute coffee ribbon that So Suzy Stamps recently released.  I think is so cute and so fitting for this hop!


All you have to do is leave a comment below for a chance to win this blog candy!!

You also have a chance to winning something from any one of these sponsor’s below!!

 Here is a list of all the Super Sponsor’s this year!!

 Super Sponsors

All you have to do is link up a newly created project on the Coffee Lover’s Blog.  These prizes are picked by random drawing from linked hop participants only.

The linky for this party will end Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:59pm PST.

I hope to see you there!!  Remember have fun!!

Supplies used:

Neenah Desert Storm CS BG Pinstripe Background classiccrestsolarwhtieStitiched Circlefuse bundlePPP Metallic Bronze LID Seriosly Awesome Stamps top dog die coffee.-d

Thanks for stopping by!!


Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop Winners!

Hello everyone!!  I stopping by really quick to announce the winner of the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop Winners!!

First lets see what they will get:

Light It Up Blue Giveaway

Isn’t it supper cool that their mugs have a hint of blue in them!!  I love it.  I search high and low for these.  I hope they love them.

Now on to the winners!!

Congrats to Liz Cavill and Eva!!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog on that day.  I hope you ladies come back again.

I will be commenting back to all of you now that the winners are announced.  I didn’t want to create more work for those tallying the winners.  Thanks to all of you who stopped by and shared your thought with me.  I had a pleasure reading everyone’s comment.

I hope we get to do this again soon!!  Have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!


Top Dog Die April Release

Hello everyone!!!  Top Dog Dies is at it again.  They have a brand new set of dies that were released yesterday!  Totally awesome, I have to say!!

Take a look:

Top Dog Dies Coffe Die Set Top Dog Dies Coffee Die Set Top Dog Dies Antique Mat Die Set Top Dog Dies Antique Mat Die Set Top Dog Dies Dinosaur Trio Die Set Top Dog Dies Dinosaur Trio Die Set Top Dog Dies Butterfly Mosaic Die Top Dog Dies Butterfly Mosaic Die Top Dog Dies Onesie Vest Die Set Top Dog Dies Onesie Vest Die Set Top Dog Dies Onesie Die Top Dog Dies Onesie Die

Now lets see what I created using some of these dies:

I used the Coffee Die Set to create these cards.

Coffee (TDD)

I made such a mess of things (TDD)

It's ok to cry over spilled coffee

I used the Top Dog Dies Onesie Die  and the Top Dog Dies Onesie Vest Die Set

to create these cards:

Child of Mines memory book (TDD)

Child of Mines 12 month picture book (TDD)

Baby Boy Photo Card

Baby Boy Photo Card 4

Photo Source

Baby isn’t my baby.

Baby Boy Photo Card 3

Baby Boy Photo Card 2

So what do you think?  Now that you’ve seen the dies in action, aren’t they super cut.

Head on over to Top Dog Dies to see what my fellow DT members created with the other dies that were released!!

Supplies used:

Drips and Dribbles Mini The Peppermint ZoneLawn Fawn Beachside Petite PaperPackNeenah Desert Storm CS classiccrestsolarwhtieSSS Mint CardstockSSS Lipstick Red CardstockTDD onesie die 2TDD Onesie Card FinishersSU Bashful BlueSU Wild Wasabi

The buttons and sentiment/phrases are from an old stash!

If you need instructions on how to make any of these cards please leave me a comment and I will send them to you.

Thank you for stopping by!