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Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

 Today is National Coffee Day and to celebrate I am participating in a blog hop for COFFEE LOVERS....obviously centered around one of my favorite things which is an essential to my morning routine!! The first thing I think about when I rouse for sleep is COFFEE. I pretty much don't talk until the very first sip, terrible, I know! However...after that sip, it's ALL GOOD!

I have two cards to share today using a favorite coffee stamp set from Reverse Confetti, Be a Barista!
The patterned paper is Carta Bella Sew Lovely and love the color pallet! I made this one for my daughter since she is a freshmen at college and has found her own love for coffee in the mornings! I added a bit of Want2Scrap bling because don't you just love the steam that comes off a coffee of fresh HOT coffee!!!!

And this next card uses the same stamp set but has more of a birthday flare...
I made this card using the colors from the Reverse Confetti September Color Challenge of pink, yellow and gray!

I started drinking coffee in college, way back in 1991 and haven't looked back. My favorite is Starbucks Verona whole bean, we love to grind fresh each morning for Cuisinart coffee pot. I have never taken the plunge into the Keurig world, I know many love the convenience, but I love hearing the grinder each morning as my husband lovingly makes up a pot each morning.

What is your favorite coffee from a coffee shop?
I always enjoy a double Starbucks Vanilla Latte, but since the Pumpkin Spice Latte's made an early debut that is what I grab when I am in town!
Here is pic from when hubby and I took off for Asheville (sans kiddos) for a quick getaway and Starbucks is always a stop!
I hope you can hop along with us! You can find out all the details HERE from Chaitali. I know that there are some cool prizes along the way and looking forward to hopping myself with my own fresh brewed cup of joe!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Note from the Heart

Well....it has been a LONG time since I last made and shared a card via blogging. I saw this cool sketch over on Reverse Confetti and have been itching to get back to paper crafting.
I incorporated the lovely RC sketch and used Rocky Racoon, Chevron Pretty Panels Confetti Cuts and some Carta Bella Sew Lovely patterned paper to make my first cards in months! It was fun to get crafty again and hoping to square away some time tomorrow.

Life has been busy...I am getting back in the swing of things homeschooling, our daughter graduated high school in June and left for college three weeks ago (sniff~sniff). Lots of adjustments, but we are getting used to the "new" normal and can't wait until she comes home for Thanksgiving!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Blog Candy Winner for Lots of Love for Lauryn Card Drive

 Hello! Sorry I am a bit late posting my winner, been sick with a sinus infection/bronchitis. The winner for my blog candy is 
Cornelia W said...
Your card is just too cute ! That blog hop is such a great idea - I mailed my card for Lauryn today - such a sweetie!
Here is my link: http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/2014/04/card-drive-for-lauryn-with-paper.html
Congrats Cornelia! Please send me an email at jennie.harper72 (AT) gmail.com and I will get your prize right out to you!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Card Drive


Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family. 



For my card I used Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine patterned paper and a sentiment from Loving Thoughts which I just LOVE for this special card for Lauryn!!

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.

I also happen to have a little bit of blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment and if you are mailing a card to Lauryn, will count you twice (just let me know)!!
Here is a picture of some of it...will be adding more :) 




Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Melissa Shultz Buggin to Stamp
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 



Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Blessings, 
 
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Trend Watch


I played along with the WPlus9 Design Studio birthday challenge, this week it was Trend Watch. For my card, I used two WPlus9 Design Studio stamp sets Quilt Prints and Strictly Sentiments 1. I couldn't decide on just one trend so combined two: misting and sequins!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
 
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Expresso My Thanks



  Hello there...today I have a card to share using some Reverse Confetti stamps for the Reverse Confetti Color Challenge. I used the stamp set Be a Barista and Whole Lotta Dots and paired it with the Tag Me dies.
 Here is a look at the color challenge:


 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Grow Wings

  Hello there...today I have a card to share using some Reverse Confetti stamps and the Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try. I paired the stamp set  Paper Crane with some Fancy Pants Collecting Moments patterned paper.
Here is a look see at the fun sketch...
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings,
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thinking of You

I played along with the WPlus9 Design Studio birthday challenge again. I used a similar layout to the last one only this time kept it minimal: only ivory and kraft cardstock. The flowers were stamped a second time, fussy cut, sponged the centers with Cantaloupe ink, and popped up on pop dots.
The floral image is from Flora and Fauna I and the sentiment is from Guiding Light.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In My Thoughts


WPlus9 Design Studio is celebrating their 4th birthday and having a month of weekly challenges to celebrate! I am entering this card into the Birthday Celebration Week 2 Challenge: Step It Up.  
I stepped it up a bit by paper piecing the flowers using Simple Stories patterned paper and popping the sentiment up on dimensions.
The floral image is from Flora and Fauna I and the sentiment is from Guiding Light.
  
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Friend

WPlus9 Design Studio is celebrating their 4th birthday and having a month of weekly challenges to celebrate! I am entering this card into the Birthday Celebration Week Challenge of Comfort Zone.  
This design is certainly one within my comfort zone as I enjoy combining stenciling, sponging and stamping.
I used Woodland Wreaths and the sentiment is from Defining Words. I stenciled  the dotted background using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and paired it with some patterned Paper.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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