Saturday, February 28, 2015

I Have YOU ....... and coffee

I am very blessed to have a wide circle of friends. I meet a friend almost every Saturday for coffee -- and therapy, we both say..There is nothing better than some good friend time along with a wonderful cup of coffee.. This stamp by Hampton Art always makes me smile..I used a 4x6 journaling notecard from Prima Marketing 's "Coffee Break" collection,  as the background and matted the saying. A few rhinestones and a handwritten sentiment finished the card. The doily border is by Stampin' Up. I kept seeing this stamp in random aisles at local craft stores..Never in the stamping department. It was as if it was following me, wanting me to buy it.. This happened for about 6 months and my willpower held up.. Then one day I found it in a Clearance Bin for $2... Karma !! It stays on my desk and I use it alot..

I hope you are enjoying the Spring Blog Hop. Comment here for a chance at some Spring supplies.. Who do you share your coffee/therapy time with ??

Who Needs a Therapist??

Friday, February 27, 2015

Delight In The Little Things

It's no secret that I absolutely LOVE Prima Marketing supplies. And this amazing stamp of an adorable tea cup just shouted "Spring" to me !!  This stamp is Delight in The Little Things and I had such fun coloring and paper-piecing it !! I used Distress Markers and Akashiya SAI watercolor brush pens . The vibrant blue background is one of the SAI pens and I absolutely love them !!  I am still perfecting my coloring techniques and have really fallen in love with these !! The paper for the background is also Prima. It is from their Romance Novel collection. DCWV Inc. made the pearls I used at the bottom. The decorative ribbon I used at the top was a fabulous find at Marshalls during the holidays.It was handcrafted in India and I got 10 yards for $6. I used it because it reminded me of snow and even though this is a Spring Hop, there is snow on the ground in much of the country.. I think it works perfectly ! And FYI, that woodgrain backgound paper is by Webster'sPages.

Please remember to comment on my posts for a chance to win a Spring-filled prize from me.. I hope you enjoy this card as much I do. Don't tell anyone, but I think this one is my favorite !!

Delight in The Little Things

Please head on over to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop to see all of the fabulous creations !!

( Blog ) Hopping Into Spring ...

I don't know about you but I am more than ready for Spring to get here.. With the third snowfall last night here in Virginia Beach, I am now very eager to hop into Spring. And what better way than with a Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I missed the Holiday themed Hop so this time I am thrilled to be able to participate !! And now we even have a new home to post all of our coffee, tea and cocoa creations. Check out the entire Hop here  to see everyone's amazing projects and all of the wonderful sponsors. I will be posting several starting today until it ends on March 6.. There will be some great prizes from amazing sponsors throughout the Hop... I will also be choosing someone to win some Spring supplies from those who comment on my posts during the Hop..

For my first card, I finally inked up a stamp that I have had for awhile. I was planning on using it for the Holiday Hop but computer issues got in the way. It is "Perk Me Up Peeps" by Stampingbella. You can't help but feel good when you see these 2 cuties !! I also used a bit of Basic Grey paper and some Robin's Nest Dew Drops in Orchid and Poinsettia.. Welcome to our anticipation of Spring !!

Perk Me Up PEEPS

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Nautical News

I'm excited to be hosting a Sketch Challenge along with my fellow Design Team members  at Mountain Plains Crafters, It is being sponsored by the amazing company Fancy Pants Designs and we all used supplies from their Nautical line. To participate, create a card using our sketch and link it on the Mountain Plains Crafters blog here.The challenge closes Friday,February 13 at 6 PM EST. One lucky participant will win the Nautical prize package.

dEb's Design

SuppliesFancy Pants Designs "Nautical" paper,doily,sailboat; Stampin' Up  washi; 
Maya Road "Tomato Red" Twine Cording; DCWV  rhinestones;
 Martha Stewart pearls;
Colorbok-Cloud9 Design glitter paper


Check out all of the cards from the Mountain Plains Crafters Design Team on their blog post and then link up one of your own for a chance at the Nautical Prize Pack...
Comment here for a chance at some nautical goodies from me !!