A hot cup on a cold day…

I have been nursing the coffee all day today (which probably means I’ll be up all night) but I had a lot of projects and articles brewing in my brain so what’s a girl to do?

 

PAper: GSD Studios, CArdstock: Neenah, GP, Markers: Copic, Stamp: Kristen Powers, Other: Ribbon (dollar tree), buttons, stick pin and hand crocheted flower

This is a card I made for the December issue of Ready-Set-Create! magazine. I love anything with a coffee cup on it…that and cupcakes…coffee and cupcakes, now wouldn’t that just be perfect!?!

 

This card qualifies for the following challenges: 2sisters (girly), alotarubberstamps, (ribbon/bow), craftyourdaysaway, creativecraftworld (anything goes) and craftycatzweeklychallenge (food/drink)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

How to convert clip art to a cutting file for Cricut!

There are so many cute clip art designs out there. Wouldn’t you like to cut some of them with your Cricut? Well if you have Sure cuts a Lot (SCAL) software and some image editing software you can in about a minute. Here is a card with a die cut I cut with my Cricut and SCAL and the cute Heartland USA clip art set from Lettering delights, BTW you can save 60% off your entire order at Lettering Delights with the coupon code firecracker.

Here I used clip art from the Heartland USA set to die cut the large coffeepot and a coordinating tag (printed) as an embellishment.

The sentiment is from the Coffee Talk digital stamp set from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. This card qualifies for the challenge at Annabelle Stamps and Creative Card Crew!

The first thing to do is to choose some clip art, I am using the coffee pot from Heartland USA, by the way these are the images used in the Just because Cards Cricut cart! Clean images with bold colors work best.

Now load you paper into your cricut and cut! Once you get the hang of it you will be converting designs in no time!

Tips for success:

Start with good quality clip art (buy a nice set with clean designs.)

When you use the magic wand tool you may have to adjust the tolerance so you can select just the color you want, play with it a bit until you have it right.

Last but not least, do not share the files you convert, this is not creating a design, you are CONVERTING it, it is not your designs so don’t share them without permission but do buy lovely clip art sets and convert them for your personal cutting, it’s fun!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

2 sketches 4 you and a request

Howdy folks. I got a chance to play with this weeks sketch from 2 sketches 4 you and made this card with my new Coffee Talk stamp set from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff.

Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Coffee word paper (freebie on yesterdays post), other PP: DCWV

Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Coffee word paper (freebie on yesterdays post), other PP: DCWV

Be sure to check out yesterdays post and grab this weeks digital stamp and card kit freebies!

I know stampers have some of the biggest hearts in the world, my friend Erin (a fabulous stamper) asked me if I would put up an announcement on my blog asking for cards for a girl in the hospital. Her name is Paige and she is one of Erin’s neighbors. Erin has set up some blog candy for everyone who sends a card, check out her blog post for details.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Coffee and freebies, what more could a girl want!

Hi folks, I have some exciting news for you, from here on out every digital stamp I design will be available as both a jpg and a png file! When you purchase my new Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff stamps you will get both. For more info on PNG files visit my tutorial page ;) I have a free digital stamp for you today to coordinate with my new Coffee Talk set in both png and jpg formats for you to try out. Speaking of free Lindsay’s stamp Stuff is sponsoring Inspirational Card Sketches this week where you could win $10 in LSS stamps! here are some cards I made with my new set and the sketch:

stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Coffee word paper (another freebie, dowload below!) other PP: DCWV

stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Coffee word paper (another freebie, download below!) other PP: DCWV

But I couldnt Stop there!

Holy Freeebies batman! Both stamps and pattern paper are free from me today!

Holy freebies batman! Both stamps and pattern paper are free from me today!

The above card I made with today’s freebies. You can snag the Coffee jitters border stamp and the coffee word pattern paper from this blog post but to get the “Espresso my thanks” stamp you need to join either my Yahoo group or the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff group at Card Universe (I swear it’s easy and we are a fun crowd to hang out with;)

stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, PP: DCWV

stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, PP: DCWV

Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, PP: DCWV

Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, PP: DCWV

Stamps:Lindsay's Stamp stuff, PP: DCWV, Word paper freebie cut up and adhered.

Stamps:Lindsay's Stamp stuff, PP: DCWV, Word paper freebie cut up and adhered.

Whew, I went to town making card with the new Coffee Talk set, it has 9 stamps in both png and jpg formats and a printable sheet of all the images for only $5!

Coffee Talk Digi-stamp set in PND and JPG format $5 at Lindsay's stamp stuff!

Coffee Talk Digi-stamp set in PND and JPG format $5 at Lindsay's stamp stuff!

And now for the freebies:

Download the Coffee jitters borderĀ  PNG file here and the JPG file here.

Download the Printable “Coffee Words” card kit here.

Download the Card Kit for free, link above.

Download the Card Kit for free, link above.

Don’t forget to grab the freebies because they are not in the kit ;) Also don’t forget the check out the fabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Design Team!

Diana Stout She has joined the team full-time YAY!

Katt

Leanne

Margie

Lisa

Tamara

Janet

Olena

Melissa Craig

Kim

Tracey

Row

Ellen Smith AKA “Tink” September Guest DT

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the freebies, till next time happy crafting!

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