Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Burdens Light and Coffee Strong - Verve/Winnie & Walter

Hi, Friends......

I am back with another installment of coffee-themed cards from my cardmaking frenzy. I got way ahead of myself by making tons of cards....but then I didn't want to lose my momentum by stopping to blog them. Eeek! Now it is catch-up time!!! :)

I have been super-inspired lately by three different challenges. Check out the links for all the info on entering!!!

1. 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Hop (ends Mar. 31)

2. Verve Stamps Rise and Shine Challenge (ends Apr. 17)
Julee has this wonderful Rise and Shine digital FREEBIE available for download only through April 17.

3. Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge with Heather H. (ends Apr. 7)

You can see why I got so inspired that I didn't want to stop making cards and get them blogged????!! :)

NOTE: I have grouped many of my cards together so my blog doesn't have an endless stream of cards around the same theme. I am devoting my blog posts to one of the cards in the group and including smaller shots of the others...which I am posting separately on my Flickr account to enter into these challenges. 
Okay......ready, set, brew!!!!!!!

I used another of Julee Tilman's awesome images from her Rise and Shine digital set.   So much fun!!!   On this one, I again used my go-to Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die sets to cut the pierced rectangle and scalloped panels and also more of the little gold foil hearts (from the Audrey set) for "steam". All coloring was done with my Spectrum Noirs. I added a bright goldenrod bow for a finishing touch.

Here are a couple of other cards using the same digi that I will post on Flickr with more info.

Lots of deep pink on this one.

A more masculine color scheme on this one.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Your comments totally make my day!! I hope you will play along with these challenges. Can't wait to see what you make!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Hop
2. Verve Stamps Rise and Shine Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge with Heather H.


  1. This sure is pretty, Janis. You've created so many fabulous cards for the hop, and I thank you for sharing them.
    Karen L

  2. Both cups are super I love the pink

  3. Simply all are so beautiful, love the first one most!

  4. haha....your coffee pics are so funny.
    Another set of awesome cards, love the delish colors!

  5. I love the coffee images!! Super fun! Your set of cards are beautiful!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  6. Your on a roll with that fun digi set. Great cards.

  7. I love your kitty comics ... always so fun!
    And your cards are lovely. I like how you went over
    certain words with markers.

  8. Amazing ways of using those digi images. Love them.

  9. Two lovely cards Janis with that great fun set. Barbxx

  10. Another delightful trio of cards! Love them all! :)


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