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Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Summer 2017 Day 8

Today is the last day of the blog hop.  I recently got this sentiment stamp which pretty much sums up how I cope with life.   The ants not only convey summer, but the inevitability of  problems that either need to be dealt with or endured. That’s life, folks!


Supplies:  Verses Lots of Laughs stamp, Doodlebug Picnic Ants stickers, Simon Says stamp coffee die and Adult Beverages die set, Paperhouse At the Vinyard patterned paper,  Reverse Confetti All Framed up die, Lawn Fawn Make me smile die, Alideco washi tape, My Favorite things Abstract Art stamp set, Hero Arts Painted circle stamp,Simon Says stamp card base and Scor tape.


Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 6

Today’s card was based on a die set from My Favorite Things.  I tried a number of things and nothing seemed to work.  In fact, I tried one thing twice and nope it didn’t work.  That is the definition of insanity isn’t it?……………………………….doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  Finally, I came up with something I liked.  Now if I hadn’t been impatient and stuck my finger in the wet Pico Embellisher, it would have been better but, …Oh well.

Here it is:



Supplies:  My Favorite Things Tea Party dies, Reverse Confetti All Framed Up Die, Paper House Colorways patterned paper, Pico Embellisher, Stampendous embossing powder, Neenah card base, Tim Holtz distress ink (Vintage Photo), Hemptique twine, Simon Says Stamp sentiment from Coffee and Tea stamp set and Scor tape.

My Favorite Things Colour Challenge

Sandra has found a few minutes between hockey games to make a card for this challenge.

The challenge is to use the suggested colours on the card entry.  Here is the chart of colours to be used:


Now here is how Sandra took those colours and created a “delightful” and yet “frightful” card:




Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Memento Ink, Pattern Paper (Recollection), Cardstock (Xpress It and Bazzill), Stamp Set (Lucky Dog and My Minds Eye) and 1” punch.

Sandra enters the MFT Sketch Challenge

Sandra has a made a super cute card using the sketch from the Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things.  There is a problem though……………….have you heard the expression …………a day late and a dollar short?  Well we are all a dollar short, I think, but Sandra is also a day late with her entry.  Entries closed yesterday at noon.  She sent me this to post at 11:34 PM yesterday.   So I can’t enter it into the challenge, but at least we can take a look at how cute it is.



Cardstock – Stampin Up

Pattern Paper – Authentique

Stamp Set – MFT Lucky Dog

Ink – Memento & Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Markers – Copic & At You Spica


My Favorite Things Superstar Challenge 2016-3-Sandra

Here is Sandra’s last entry into the Superstar Challenge at MFT:





Cardstock – Neenah and Bazzill

Pattern Paper – Bobunny

Memento Black Ink Pad

Copic Markers

Michael’s Ribbon


My Favorite Things 2016 Superstar 2 – Sandra

Here is Sandra’s second entry to the 2016 MFT Superstar Challenge:




Pattern Paper – Bobunny

Cardstock – Neenah, Recollection & Bazzill

Copic Markers

Memento Black Ink Pad

MFT – Penguins in  Paradise Stamp Set

Circle Punch


Sandra gets Busy-My Favorite Things Challenge

Sandra wanted to enter the My Favorite Things Challenge but as usual her breakneck speed lifestyle did not allow for much crafting time.  She managed to send me all three allowable entries for posting on the deadline day.

Today is a busy day for me as well.  I am filling in at the super fantastic Scrapendipity store all day, so that the super fantastic owner and sidekick, Selena and Holly can take the fully loaded super fantastic Little Green Truck (Scrapmobile) out to the Scrapbook Carnival site at Spruce Meadows and get set up.  The Scrapbook Carnival starts tomorrow and the theme is Super Heroes.  The Scrapbook Carnival is a lot of fun, and Creative Scrapbooker who sponsers the Carnival give away a swag bag that rivals the one at the Oscars!!!  Ok maybe I exaggerate just a little, but IT IS a gooder!

But I digress……………..Here is Sandra’s first entry:ghef-card-100-copy




Pattern Paper – Home Cooking The Paper Loft

Cardstock Recollection

Memento Black Ink

Copic Markers

MFT – Recipe for Happiness Stamps

Die-namics Die Cut – Place Setting


My Favorite Things-2016 Superstar Challenge

This is my last entry into the Superstar Challenge.  This card uses a bit older but still available stamp set and die set.  As I mentioned in the last post, I was at a Scrapbook retreat last weekend, and noted that a friend of mine picked out the same retired My Favorite Things stamp set that I used in that post and used it on the album she was working on.  Same thing happened for the die I used in this entry.  Another friend used the same die set to decorate a layout about our visit to the Coca Cola museum and store in Las Vegas. These two examples show the versatility and staying power of the My Favorite Things and Dienamics products.








My Favorite Things Dienamics Soda Pop Bottles dies, My Favorite Things Soda Pop stamp set, My Favorite Things Dienamics Stitched Banner dies, My Favorite Things Abstract Art stamp set,  Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain cardstock, Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts dye inks, Pico Embellisher,  Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.

My Favorite Things-Superstar Challenge

I realized with a start today, that I had not posted my other two challenge entries to the Superstar Challenge at My Favorite Things.


The first card that I wanted to post is from a retired stamp set called The Beach.  That stamp set was out on my desk from making this challenge entry and so it went with me out to a scrapbook retreat I was on this weekend.  A friend of mine who is new to scrapbooking, picked it out of my huge pile of stamps and used it repeatedly on a Scrapbook album she was working on.  Just shows that great images have staying power and that you don’t always have to be using only the newest stamps.

Here is the card:



My Favorite Things The Beach stamp set, My Favorite Things Zig Zag Stitched Circle die, Kaisercraft Mermaid Tails embossed cardstock, Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts die inks, Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bronze, Copic Markers and Xpressit cardstock, Pico Embellisher in Clear, Simon says Stamp card base and Scor tape


My Favorite Things-Challenge

My Favorite Things has an amazing challenge on this month.  It is called the 2016 Superstars Card Contest.

The only prerequisite is that the cards be new and use only MFT stamps and dies.  Pretty simple I thought as I am a MFT fan and have a number of products.  What I found after digging through my stash is that I have more dies by far, than I have stamp sets. This makes things more challenging.  Because up to 3 entries are allowed, I thought I would use one retired stamp set, one older stamp set, and the newest stamp set that I have at hand.  I have a really new one coming by Pony Express but I don’t expect to get it in time for this challenge.

I decided to start with Recipe for Happiness as it was still sitting in my new drawer, even though I had ordered it the minute, I could find it in stock.

I think it turned out quite cute with its patterned paper background of a floured counter top.  I used the blanket stitch die to “sew” the edges of the table cloth and the fence posts from the Barbed Wire Fence die to make the table legs. I add red “spills” from the Abstract Art stamp set.  Pico Embellisher in clear gives the pot and utensils and salt shakers their glassy and enamel looks  Embossing powder in gold adds some shine to the Chef’s jacket.