Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

CoffeeLoversBloghopLogoHi,  Today is National Coffee Day and  I am participating in the Coffee Lovers Bloghop!   This is a fun bloghop with great prizes from awesome sponsors!


My card today, is a coffee themed  thank you card.  The fun paper is called  Coffee Stamps on Kraft  from Canvas Corp.   The banner die  is from Taylored Expressions, called Banner Stacklets 1, and I used a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder to emboss circles on the banner.   The coffee cup is  the Take Out Coffee Cup  die from Impression Obsession.  To make the froth on the latte, I used white Liquid Applique, heat embossed it, and used a stylus to shape it a little while it was still warm.  I added a little  Copic E35 on the top for cinnamon.  I used a bit of black and white twine, but colored it with  Copic E47 so that it would match the rest of the card.  The sentiment is from Fiskars, heat embossed with clear embossing powder.   I am a Starbuck’s Girl mostly, but if you are in the Toledo or Perrysburg, Ohio area  we have a great local coffee company called Maddie & Bella.  They sell in stores and restaurants  in the area, and have some awesome blends!  Sit down, have a cup of coffee, and be sure and check out the Bloghop for more fun cards celebrating coffee!  “Be Good!”  Debbie


Shaker Cards

IMG_6433  Hi!!  Today is the first full day of Fall, so I was inspired by the falling leaves to do a shaker card!  I used kraft paper and embossed it with a Darice woodgrain embossing folder.  The tree and leaf die is from My Favorite Things, and  I colored the edges of the leaves a bit with Memento ink.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and I used My Favorite Things banner dies to cut it out.  I added a bit of twine and a tiny acorn from Impression Obsession.    I am pretty happy with it!

IMG_6438Then I got inspired to make a Halloween one.  It’s not as much of my favorite, but I think it is still cute.  I used a Darice spiderweb embossing folder and distressed the paper a bit with black ink.  The spooky house is a dollar stamp from Joann’s, and I embossed it with clear embossing powder, so it stood out a little.  The bats are from Memory Box, and I added purple sequins to the mix.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things, and I heat embossed it also with clear embossing powder.    Hope you all have a great day!

“Be Good!”  Debbie

Halloween Selfie Card

IMG_6400  I have started working on Halloween cards, and had the idea of doing some sort of “selfie”,  so I thought about a ghost taking a selfie!  The photo frame die is from Taylored Expressions, and the Ghost is a Lil’ Inker stitched ghost.  The paper is from Recollections, and the ribbon was from my sister.  The #hashtag selfie, is from the Tim Holtz Hashtags stamp set, and the Boo, is from Paper Smooches!  #funcard I think!   “Be Good!”  Debbie

Thinking of You Card for Taylored Expressions Sketch, Selfie, and Share Challenge


Hi again everyone!  Taylored Expressions, one of my favs, is having a prize challenge called Sketch, Selfie, and Share.

The idea is to use the sketch to make a card to send to someone, and then take a selfie of you with the card.   Our Daughter-in-law has been having a lot of medical problems lately, so I decided to send a card to her.  (They have moved quite a way from home)  My sentiment is from My Favorite Things, and I used paper from  Crate Paper called Pretty Party.   I used my Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1 die to cut the little flag, and the flower is from their  Bloom Where You Are Planted set.  I also used a scalloped edge die to cut the edge on the flower paper.  Here is the finished card:


Randi, we are all thinking of you and praying for you and hope that you are feeling better very soon!  “Be Good!”  Debbie

Spaghetti and Meatballs Birthday Card

IMG_6360 My family loves spaghetti, in fact when I was little, we even had spaghetti at least once for Thanksgiving!  Thankfully, my husband likes spaghetti too. I had this idea for a spaghetti and meatballs card, and my creative Sister threw in a couple of ideas.  (She makes the best spaghetti sauce too!” I just used die cut circles for the plate and the spaghetti, and embossed  with my Sizzix  swirls embossing folder.  I cut small circles and embossed them with a polka dot embossing folder.  The fork is from the Magnolia silverware die set, and I took a thin strip of paper and wound it around the fork for a strand of spaghetti.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  Now I am getting hungry!  “Be Good!”  Debbie