Thursday, December 15, 2016

Coffee and Snowflake Card with Newton's Nook Designs

Christmas Coffee Card by Jess Gerstner featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Coffee and Beautiful Blizzard

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a card for Newton's Nook Designs and the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Today's card started with a clear plan and then went really off track for a bit but turned out in a way I love. In the video I talk a little about that struggle we all go through as cardmakers sometimes when things just aren't turning out the way we'd like. Check out the video for some more details.

I also wanted to let you know this is my last official post as part of the Newton's Nook Design Team. I have enjoyed my time with Newton's Nook tremendously and I'm lucky to be able to continue working with them in a new capacity next year. I will be involved with the new Inky Paws challenge blog. I'm so excited for the new challenge blog because it will provide more inspiration and more frequent challenges which means more chances to win.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Create a Smile Winter Card 4 Ways

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a set of cards for the Create a Smile video team. I am sharing a video tutorial and pictures of all four cards over on the Create a Smile blog.  Since I knew my post would coincide with the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I decided to use the Coffee First stamp set. I just love how the adorable critters from Poppin Over look as they pop over the cup. For more details check out my video. 

This set is also perfect for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge to Let There Be Snow. Remember to check out my digital stamp blog for a super hero coffee cup freebie and a coffee loving hedgehog freebie.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Jess Crafts Digitals Penguin Cup for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Holiday Card with Penguin Coffee Cup featuring Jess Crafts Digitals

Hello crafty friends! Today I have another card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I am sharing my brand new digital stamp Penguin Coffee Cup that is now listed in my Etsy shop for just $1 but with the code COFFEEHOP you can get 25% off all stamps. I created a video tutorial for today's blog as well. 

As mentioned in the video this card uses a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I am definitely going to have to keep their site bookmarked because I love the clean and simple style of their sketches. I love to create clean and simple cards but I find that I made similar card designs over and over so hopefully this can help me mix it up. 

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the hop!