Try It Out Tuesday – Bear Hugs

The Stamp Market



Hello and Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!  Time for  some sweet cards!! Today I am using the The Stamp Market Bear Hugs stamp set.  I also picked up the Coordinating Dies🙂  This adorable bear card would be perfect for an everyday just because card and was so fun to create:)  I hope you enjoy!


For Details on how I created this card, you can watch the tutorial over on my YouTube Channel, Just Click Here🙂  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Grab your coffee friends and let’s get to crafting!  Have a wonderful day!  Hugs, Tina



• The Stamp Market BEAR HUGS Clear Stamp Set
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• The Stamp Market BEAR HUGS Die Set
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• The Stamp Market PATTERNED POLKA DOT Die Set
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• Tonic WHITE BLIZZARD Nuvo Glitter Drops
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• Avery Elle Steel Dies SIMPLE SENTIMENTS
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• My Favorite Things BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES 6×6 Inch Paper Pack
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• COUGAR DIGITAL Ultra Heavyweight Cardstock, Double-thick 110 lb Cover
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• Scotch Indoor Mounting Tape, 3/4-inch x 38-yards, White, 1-Roll
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Happy Crafting to You!

Stampendous/Arnold Grummer’s Earth Day Blog Hop

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Earth Day Blog Hop 2019

StampendousArnold Grummer's-5Hello and Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!  Today I am super excited to be part of the Stampendous & Arnold Grummer’s Earth Day Blog Hop!  I created 2 card projects by making my own handmade paper with the Arnold Grummer’s Papermill Complete Papermaking Kit along with the beautiful Stampendous Poem Tree stamp set and the Small Hellebore stamp set.  I thought they were perfect for the Earth Day Blog Hop:)


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Stampendous Small Hellebore Stamp set
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Stampendous Tree Poem Stamp Set

I have to admit I went a bit crazy making my own handmade paper, it was so much fun and the kit even came with sparkle flakes:)  For the natural color paper I blended up some credit card statements…yep:)  for the colored paper I used some scraps of patterned paper, it was super easy and fun!!

I encourage you to visit the Stampendous Blog & the Arnold Grummer’s Blog to find some wonderful inspiration for the Earth Day Blog Hop:)  Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you would like to see the process tutorial on how I created the handmade paper and the cards you can check out my YouTube Channel, Just Click Here🙂  Wishing you a wonderful day!  Hugs, Tina


Blog Hop Links

Stampendous Blog

Arnold Grummer’s Blog

Happy Crafting to You!


Spellbinders – New Exquisite Splendor Collection by Marisa Job

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Hello and Happy Monday Crafty Friends!  I created a few projects with the New Spellbinders Exquisite Splendor Collection by Marisa Job:)  I am using the Leaf Border Die and the Leaf Border Frame for my cards today.  This collection is full of elegant dies that create a beautiful focal point for any crafty project:)  You can watch how I created them on my YouTube Channel, Just Click Here🙂  Grab your coffee friends and let’s get to crafting!  Have a Lovely Day!  Hugs, Tina







Happy Crafting to You!


Stampendous! 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop


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Blog CoverHello and Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!  I am excited to be part of the Stampendous! 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop:)  This is day 11 and I get to play with the adorable Batty Cat stamp set.   Love the Shaved Ice background…Glittery!!  All month long Stampendous is sharing some fantastic projects, I encourage you to check it out over at the Stampendous Blog, Just Click Here:) You can watch how I made this card on my YouTube Channel, Just Click Here!

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There will be prizes for folks that link a Halloween project to our linky tool (thank you House-Mouse and Friends Challenge blog for the use of the tool!).  Please note all entries MUST have a U.S. Mailing address to win. The only limitations on the projects is that it must be family-friendly. Of course we’d love it if you use Stampendous products on there somewhere, but it’s not required, and there is no purchase required to enter or win. However, your email and name will be collected if you enter.


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Spellbinders Blog Hop & Giveaway


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Hello Crafty Friends!  Thanks for Joining me for the Spellbinders Cut & Emboss Folders Blog Hop:)  Today I created a few cards with the Botanical Frame, Flower Garden and Floret Cluster Cut & Emboss Folders.  These folders create quick and easy card fronts with beautiful detailed embossing.  White or colored with your favorite medium they are elegant and have beautiful texture.  You can check out how I made them on my YouTube Channel, Just Click Here.

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, July 29th  11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday ( 7/30/2018) . Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

You can also enter my Blog giveaway for a chance to win a  $25 gift certificate to the Spellbinders store. If you do so, I will announce the winner here on my blog on Monday July 30th.  **Please Note the winner of the Spellbinders $25 gift certificate is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.  All you have to do is leave a comment below here on my blog post (this blog post) by Saturday July 28th CST 11:59pm for a chance to win!  That’s a-lot of crafty clams!!!  Now there is lot’s more inspiration waiting for you….time to hop along!  Have a blast and get inspired!

Spellbinders Sneak Peek


Spellbinders Cut & Emboss Folders

Flower Garden Cut & Emboss Folder

Floret Cluster Cut & Emboss Folder

Botanical Frame Cut & Emboss Folder

Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Spellbinders Phrase Set One Dies

Spellbinders Bordered Sentiments 

Spellbinders Tool ‘n One

Blog Hop Line Up


Nichol Spohr

YOU ARE HERE>>>Tina Smith-Cards & Coffee Time

Next on the Hop>>>Desiree Kuemmerle

Sandra Nagel

Gemma Campbell

Jennifer Gallacher

Virginia Lu

Janette Kausen

Jeanne Jachna

Alicia Havranek

Rubeena Ianigro

Yana Smakula

Happy Crafting to You!




Queen & Co. Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

10 Cards – 1 Kit




10 Cards - 1 KitHello There and Happy Thursday to You!  Today for my Queen & Co. Design Team Project I am sharing the 10 cards I made with the very popular Queen & Co. “Pretty Presents” Shaker Kit🙂 I just love the bright colors of this kit.  It is so easy to make shaker cards when everything is done for you too!!  You can watch how I made all 10 cards on my YouTube Channel Just Click Here or you can watch below:)  I hope you like them as much as I do:) A list of all the products are listed below for those of you who want to check it out:)  Grab your coffee friends and lets get to crafting! Wishing you a Wonderful Day! Sending Big Hugs, Tina


Queen & Co. Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Queen & Co. Pretty Presents Refills

Queen & Co. Sparkle String

Queen & Co. Cord

Queen & Co. Sparkle Ric Rac

Sheer Glue

Queen & Co. Goosebumps


Club LLLC May 2018 Product Kit

It’s Reveal Day for the New Club La-La Land Crafts May 2018 Kit

Hello and Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends! It’s Reveal Day for the Club La-La Land Crafts May 2018 Product Kit🙂 Today I want to share with you what is in this month’s kit along with 2 card projects. You can watch the un-boxing plus the projects I made below or on my YouTube Channel, Just Click Here.  Grab your coffee friends and lets get to crafting! Wishing you a Beautiful Day! Hugs, Tina

Order your Kit Subscription between 5/16 & 5/17 and you are able to get the May kit:) Subscriptions placed after the 5/17 will get the June 2018 Kit:)

Club La-La Land Crafts Kit Subscriptions

Shop La-La Land Crafts

LLLC Wood Plank Background Stamp Set

Happy Crafting!

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Countdown 2 Christmas 2017

Christmas Card Series – Hero Arts “Santa’s Elves” Stamp & Cut 

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Hello and Happy Friday to You!  I have another Christmas Card using the HA Santa’s Elves Stamp & Cut set.  Love the Hero Arts Stamp & Cut because they always have a coordinating die and also a great price point:)  I hope you like it:)  As always you can watch how I created this card on my YouTube Channel Click Here to Watch.  I included a few shops that have this stamp in case you are interested, under the video description area:)  Wishing you a cozy & crafty day!  Hugs, Tina

Countdown 2 Christmas

Christmas Card Series 2017

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Hello:)  Thanks for stopping by! I have another Christmas Card for you using the Deck the Halls Stamp set from Lawn Fawn:)  I used my dies to created an embossed edge on my panel and card base, I think it adds a touch of elegance to the card:)  Grab your coffee friends and lets get to crafting!  You can watch  how I made this card on my YouTube Channel Just Click Here.  Wishing you a fantastic day!  Hugs, Tina

SFL Design Team Project

3 Easy cards using Collection #1 in the Oct 2017 Flavor of the Month Kit

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Hello Again:)  Today for my DT Project for SFL I created 3 Super Duper Easy cards using the ingredients in Collection #1 of the Oct Flavor of the Month Kit.  I still am in shock that it is November already!!  Christmas is just around the corner and I need to start building my Christmas Card stash and getting it ready for mailing.  This kit is a wonderful starting point:)  I hope this gives you a few ideas on how to create a card using ephemera:)  You can watch how I created the 3 cards on my YouTube channel Click Here.  Wishing you a Warm & Cozy Day!  Hugs, Tina