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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

adventures with challenges, coffee and inchies

I'm taking a break from miscellaneous challenges for March, but I did draw  face each day in February for the 29Faces challenge, I'm caught up on the weekly photos for the Quirky Heart challenge, and I've completed more than 65 cards in my #365cards2018 for #365somethings2018.  Here are numbers 58 through 65:
They're not in any particular order, just however they fit into the frame; the one at the back center was the last of the batch, which I made for the Little Red Wagon Thanks a Latte challenge:
stamp set - Coffee Cafe; ink - Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede; card stock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz; designer series paper - Coffee Break; Big Shot with Coffee Cups framelits

Then, after thinking for far too long about what to do with inchies or twinchies for Jingle Belles Merry LITTLE Christmas, I finally saw the perfect sketch at Stick It Down.  For lack of any more original idea, I pulled out an old favorite stamp set:
stamp sets - Christmas Punch (hostess, retired), Post Script, Merry Merry Mistletoe (on envelope); ink - Sahara Sand, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler; card stock - Sahara Sand, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; punch - Postage Stamp (retired)

The "postage stamps" are 1", approximately - the mats I cut for them are 1-1/4".  I think the old stamp really works well with the background stamp, which is from the current catalog!


Kate Dykstra said...

What great cards! Your coffee one looks fabulous. I love the way the sentiment is on the cup. Fantastic!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

Small Bits of Paper

Colleen said...

Great cards and I love playing with inchies. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

Colleen--DT for SID

Anonymous said...

That postmark background goes perfectly with those adorable stamps!

Thanks for using our sketch as inspiration for your card!

Evelyn, Stick it Down design team

Sharon Bessinger said...

What a clever way to use your stamped images. Love how you matted all the santa stamps. Perfect way to utilize the Stick It Down sketch, thank you so much for entering your lovely card into the sketch challenge! Sharon--DT

lauren bergold said...

oh yes, that is a great pairing of stamps, in fact i thought they must be from the same release! you are very clever as usual, i love the way you've used the sketch and as always thank you for sharing with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

(ps: the other cards are awesome too, you are doing GREAT on the 365!) :)

Alison said...

Great take your on the sketch along with stamps you choose. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

Rosemary hanson said...

lovely card! so Christmasy and yummy!! Thanks for joining us at Stick It Down

SmilynStef said...

The repeating Santa design is fantastic ... love those colors ... always glad when we see you at Jingle Belles.

Lori said...

All of your cards are beautiful! I really like that Christmas card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stick It Down.- Lori DT

Carmen Crosseti Cohen-Henriquez said...

Great christmas card, love the stamps!! Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down

Jessica Kaiser said...

Super cute Christmas card! Thanks for joining us this month at Stick It Down!

Jess - DT

Cathy Sanders said...

Super cute cards. Thanks for playing along at Stick It Down.