Blue Ridge Kindness

2018 Blue Ridge Kindess. Stampin’ Up! Amazing You Sale-A-Bration and Waterfront stamp sets combine beautifully to create a lovely card celebrating kindness. This card combines two of my favorite things…kindness and mountains!

The Waterfront stamp set is my top pick from the 2018 Ocassions Catalog. This set is extremely versatile, plus as mentioned I love mountains 🙂 It can also be used to create beach images. It really can be used to create many nature themed cards. The sentiments are great for letting friends know you care to offerring a little encouragement during rough times.

The Amazing You stamp set can be yours FREE with $50 purchase during Stampin’ Up! 2018 Sale-A-Bration, which ends very soon 3/31/2018. This set is great for celebrations or letting someone know they are Amazing. The flower and burst stamps make great backgrounds or accents.

This card reminds me of the Blue Ridge Mountains here in my home state of NC. Which, if you haven’t seen, are Amazing from a distance! The colors of this card are truly vibrant, the photo does not do them justice. If you would like more details, I have provided instructions for the card in the link below. There is also a supply list of the items used.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please come back again soon!! Until then Peace, Love and Kindness!!!

And remember…

“Every little Kindness makes the World Brighter”


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2018 Beautiful Friend

2018 Beautiful Friend card using Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Beautiful Peacock stamp set.

Hi there! Today’s post is an all occasion card featuring the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Sale-A-Bration Beautiful Peacock stamp set. I made this card for our monthly Stamping For a Cause event. These events are organized to benefit the Durham’s (NC) Ronald McDonald House. We have a great group of NC Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators that meet monthly for friendship, fun, food, and stamping…all for a great cause!

The card comes together fairly easy, with simple cuts and punches. It features all Stampin’ Up! products. I used the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, the Eastern Palace DSP, and the Mini Tassels from the Eastern Palace Suite. I also used the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder, absolutely love the texture this creates! Supply List is provided below; as well as a link to detailed instructions :). This is such an elegant stamp set that can be used for many occasions.

The Beautiful Peacock stamp set can be yours free with a $50 Stampin’ Up! purchase through 3/31/2018. Visit my store by clicking the “Shop” link in my menu bar. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact my via the “Contact” link in my menu bar. I would love to help.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please come again 🙂 Peace, Love and Coffee!

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So Very Happy For You

So Very Happy For You! I made this engagement card for my Sister-in-law and her fiancé. Such a perfect couple💕. I reused an old Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kit (Jan 2017) and the Stampin’ Up! Happy Celebrations stamp set, Brushstrokes background stamp and Celebrations Duo embossing folder. 

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Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

I am crushing over the Whole lot of Lovely DSP from Stampin’ Up! Used SU! Colorful Seasons and Brushworks Alphabet stamp sets in Tranquil Tide ink. Can’t wait to play with black floral print… stay tuned😃#coffeemarkcreations #stampinupdemo #stampinup #wholelotoflovely #handmadecard #oranges #tranquiltide #dsp #colorfulseasons

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak! The 3×3 cards were made using the new Merry Cafe’ bundle which coordinates with the Coffee Break Suite in the annual catalog. (My favorite suite from that catalog☕️❤️.) The tags, too cute for me to resist😁, were made with the Seasonal Chums bundle – great for those who love to color! The Holiday Catalog is packed full of wonderful ideas and products!! Contact me if you would like to receive a copy of the new holiday catalog. Would love to develop a new crafty friendship!💕#coffeemarkcreations #stampinupdemo #handmadecards #gifttags #merrycafe #seasonalchums #holidaycatalog #stampinup

Original Design for NC SU! Quarterly Card Swap

First Stampin’ Up! Quarterly Event

Hi there! I attended my first NC Demonstrator’s Stampin’ Up! Quarterly event. These events are sponsored by volunteer NC Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and vary in location throughout the state. Great opportunities to meet fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and have fun making cards and other fun projects.

I was a little “scared” to attend because of the card swap we were doing. A card swap … for 32 people. (Completely voluntary 🙂 ) I had never made 32 of the same cards, plus it was to use new product. Yikes, I only had one new set — choices were limited. When all was said and done, I completed my cards, just in the nick of time, and learned quite a bit about card swaps! There are definitely some points to take home: 1) pick a card you absolutely love, 2) keep in mind that you have to make the card XX# of times, and 3) keep it simple. So I failed on all three 🙂 but that is how we learn. All in All, I had a wonderful time, met some great people, and made some great cards and projects!

Original Design for NC SU! Quarterly Card Swap
Original Design – Card Swap

I chose the new Eastern Palace bundle but wanted to add my style. It took a while to come with an idea. Once I did, I had to modify it so I could actually make 32 of them 🙂 Here is the card I made as my swap:

NC SU Quarterly Card Swap
Modified – NC SU Quarterly Card Swap

I used the Eastern Beauty bundle and went with a Dapper Denim, Blushing Bride, and Very Vanilla color theme. Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, create as many smiles as you can!!

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Eastern Beauty Bundle - #145308
Eastern Beauty Bundle – #145308
Eastern Beauty - #143675
Eastern Beauty – #143675
Eastern Medallions Thinlits - #143725
Eastern Medallions Thinlits – #143725
Dapper Denim Cardstock - #141414
Dapper Denim Cardstock – #141414
Blushing Bride Stampin' Pad - #131172
Blushing Bride Stampin’ Pad – #131172

Month Two

IMG_0661Repost from April 2017

Hi there! So month two continued to be a fun ride with lots of new product to try and more fun events to attend. I took advantage of the Sale – A – Bration free products and extra Stampin’ Up! reward points. Having been a crafter prior to joining Stampin’ Up!, I had a modest stash of stamps and dies but only had black ink and a few other ink cubes. So I decided to start building my ink pad stash​ I am so glad I did! Stampin’ Up! ink pads are a joy to use. I love the way the top opens and hinges to be stored underneath the ink pad while using! No more searching for the ink pad top or taking up valuable work space with lids! I started with the Subtle and 2015-2017 In Color Collections

Then onto researching and dabbling in social media. I love sharing what I have learned and created with anyone who will listen​ I was already a big Pinterest user for ideas and inspiration. So, I decided to try Instagram and Facebook. You can find/follow me on Instagram  @CoffeeMarkCreations1, Pinterest @CoffeeMarkCreations and Facebook at CoffeeMarkCreations. Loving Instagram…so much love and inspriration in the crafting word!!

I experienced my first shoebox swap this month. It was pretty awesome and overwhelming at the same time, and there were only 9 swaps. So many beautiful cards shared but limited time to re-create them! I had to finish several of them at home​ but what a fun time it was creating cards, sharing ideas and laughter and can’t forget the snacks!

​For this month’s post, I would like to share a quick and simple Birthday card using the Big on Birthdays stamp set and the Hardwood background stamp. I stamped the  background stamp in Tip-Top Taupe on white cardstock. Using a blender pen, I colored the flowers with Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride ink pads, . Then I layered the stamped image sheet on Mint Macaron cardstock. Easy Peasy! This would also look good using any of the Sublte inks and cardstock. Try it out and let me know what color combinations you used!

​Thanks for stopping by! Until next month, create as many smiles as you can!!

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