Coffee ATCs & Stamp Show Ticket Giveaway!

Edit: the 6 tickets have been awarded for the Heirloom Stamp Show, thanks for playing! Discount presale tickets are still available if you are going and want to save a few bucks. I hope to see you there!

Hi friends! I am delighted again this year to be able to give away tickets to the Heirloom Productions Stamp Show & Paper Arts Festival happening in West Springfield MA May 31-June 1st. My only requirement is that I want to give the tickets to people who will use them so the first 6 people to leave a comment saying “I am definitely going to the Heirloom Show in MA and would love a ticket!” will get one.  So if you are going and want a tick comment now before reading the rest of the post so you don’t miss out! If you do want to go but missed the giveaway you can still preorder tickets at a discounted rate or sign up for classes on the Heirloom Productions website through May 28th. I’m not teaching this year, I am going to play and shop! I hope to see you there! Stamp shows are so much fun! I always meet good people and see interesting products that you don’t see in stores or online. I love the demos and being around energetic, creative people! Every year the folks at Heirloom have an Artist Trading Card contest and I always submit one. This year I made extra to trade! The theme is coffee:

allATCcoffee

These were a lot of fun to make! I’m a coffee drinker (I bet you couldn’t tell!) and I have collected quite a few coffee themed rubber stamps over the years! Many were too big for ATCs which must be 2 1/2″x3 1/2″ but that demure size had me stretch my creativity and it was fun! Watch the video to see how I made these and if you go to the Heirloom show and make ATCs find me so we can trade!

Supplies:
Stamps *If ordering from one of these awesome small companies please let them know where you heard about their products! Thanks:)

Other Supplies (affiliate links used)

Remember, the first 6 people to comment telling me that they are going to the show and want tickets will get them. After that, you can purchase advance discount tickets on the Heirloom Productions website through the 28th OR pay admission at the door (it’s cheaper to buy tickets ahead of time.) I am doing it this way instead of a random draw so that I can get the winners names to Heirloom soon and people won’t have to wait around for a name to be drawn and miss out ordering online. I hope that all makes sense LOL! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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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 border  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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