Sunday, June 25, 2017

Coffee Lovers and THD Challenge

Hey Katie here. When you think of the things you love, what comes to mind?  Probably so many things.  One thing that comes to mind for me on a sunny summer day, is some nice ice cold coffee combined with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  And that is just what I have for you today, a fun combo of just those things. 

Now I want to get you warmed up, so I am reminding you of what the June THD Challenge is all about. 


Now add that with some THD products and some Coffee Fun and here is what you get!


Squee, aren't they soooooo cute?!  I love the little pups trying to get a nice refreshing drink of their favorite beverage.  The only thing better would be for me to shove them over and have the drink myself! ;)

OK, here's the dealio.  I started by stamping out these sweet pups from one of the Hero Arts Lia Griffith sets.  I colored them using my Copics and cut them out using my Scan n' Cut.  Next I picked out this cute Penny Black Love Cup using so fun descriptive DP that is perfect!  I mounted that on the Sugar Pea Stitched Circle Die and in turn mounted that on this DP from American Crafts Sunny Paper Pad.  The sentiment is from ALtenew and the enamel dots are from the Doodlebugs Holly Berries Epoxy Stickers as they were the perfect share of red. 


OK, thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed this post, will join the THD Challenge and the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!



Friday, June 23, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I'm excited to share that  The Heart Desires is a super sponsor again for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Please join along for fun, creativity, inspiration and tons of prizes!  

To celebrate the Summer hop we are having a sale!  Use code 2017SummerCoffeeHop at checkout and receive 15% off your total purchase.




This is an Amy Tsuruta original card that I made when I attended a Hero Arts class taught by Amy and Libby at our local stamp store.  Isn't it fun!  I used the HA Killer Messages Stamp Set for the shark and sentiment.  You could use the Sugar Peas cup die  and the Flora and Fauna Texture Set for the background if you wanted to recreate this card.


Several of the ladies from our fabulous design team will be joining this week with their coffee creations so please come back to check them out!


I hope you all have a lot of fun hopping and shopping this week!

Thanks for stopping by!
Tonya

Thursday, June 22, 2017

It's Your Day to Sparkle

Oh how I love this Happy Day stamp set by Concord & 9th. It's so beautiful and the sentiment I stamped inside is so perfect for a jeweler friend of mine. It says "It's your day to sparkle".  This friend is very special to me. She is hands down the most positive person I know. She pretty much sparkles everyday, but I want her birthday to be extra sparkly!

If you know me then you know I love everything that sparkles. I pretty much have to add glitter to all my projects.  Hope you like the card and it inspires you to add a little sparkle in your day.


XOXO 
SugarGem 

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Sky's The Limit

Hello Friends!  Katie here with a fun card for you today and it starts with the fun Lawn Fawn Wild for You stamp set.  


I used the set and colored that sweet giraffe with my Copics.  I set him up with the Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider Die. The clouds and sentiment are from the Lawn Fawn Blue Skies stamp set, I added a little colors to the clouds to make them pop.  Under the sweet guy is Doodlebug Green Grass Washi Tape which perfectly sets the stage.  Guess what happens when you slide this tab up?!



Isn't he just the cutest!  He absolutely needed this long neck to go with the sentiment.  To make the neck I simply used a ruler and and a Copic fine point pen.  I masked along the edges and took the snow drop from the Lawn Fawn Christmas Snow Globe set to make those perfect circles.  Once colored I added some leaves and fronds from MFT, I added a little extra color to them for depth.  

I hope you enjoyed this card and will join us for this month's challenge!







Wednesday, June 14, 2017

CHALLENGE 12 WINNERS & More Challenge 13 Inspiration

Lovely to see our regular players as well as some newcomers to our previous Challenge 12. Welcome, one and all! All of your entries are consistently amazing which makes it hard to choose but choose we did. Keep it coming!

The winner is #5 Deanne K. Deanne, the vibrancy and skill of your coloring made us all swoon--look at all that bright pink and touches of tropical green and blue. Happy sigh! The gold on vellum for the sentiment was the perfect counterpoint. And your photo props--gotta give you props for those! Congrats!


The honorable mentions wowed us too. Congratulations in order of entry to: 

Everyone, please grab a badge from the top tab if you like. We hope you all join in the fun and inspire us again! There's still plenty of time to join in our current Challenge #13 which runs through June 30. Hope to see you there!