Where does the time go? For that matter, where did I go? It has been two weeks without a new post. It seems September is crazy busy, even for me without any school kids. It is also Scrapbook Retreat time and I have been away at a few of them. I have been creating layouts of the British Isles cruise that I was on this summer, and as a result did not have a new fall themed coffee card, in hand, and ready to go.
I did get a new coffee cup die since the last Coffee Lover Bloghop, so that was the easy choice for this first card. I liked the size of this coffee die from Sugar Pea Designs and I especially liked the embossed lid lip so I had to have it.
I think the card turned out well. In an effort to adhere to the fall theme, I made my coffee Pumpkin Spice flavour, but truth be told, I personally don’t like pumpkin flavoured anything.
Here is my first card:
Is it possible that I am ahead of schedule in making coffee cards for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop? I actually have two cards in the wings almost ready to be posted. Mind you, I haven’t made all of my Christmas Cards yet. That is how it goes. Sometimes I have trouble thinking of what card to make, but in the process of making that first one, ten more ideas pop into my head and then I can’t stop making more coffee cards even though I need to be making Christmas Cards.
This card comes compliments of Simon Says Stamp……………………no really it was complimentary with my recent purchase from them. How nice is that? Actually I already used the coffee beans from this set on the Bean Hunting? card so I really getting my “no money’s worth” from this set.
I was so excited a while back, to see a Tim Horton’s coffee stamp at Viva Las Vegas stamps of all places. I ordered it right away and of course had to find some other great stamps to justify the expensive shipping to Canada. I did find some awesome unique stamps that will shortly end up on some scrapbook layouts but for now it is all about coffee cards.
The inspiration for this card came from this picture that circulates on Facebook every time we have a cold snap. It is currently about 5 degrees Farenheit and has been that and worse for about 10 days.
Here is my card:
Here is what may be the weirdest card I have made in a while. I kept thinking it was a crazy idea that needed to go in the big round file but somehow just kept on making it.
I must have really wanted to use my new Birch Trees die from Simon Says Stamp to make it into a coffee card! Anyway here it is:
The second picture shows a Starbucks cup of coffee camouflaged in the woods, just so you get the concept! LOL
Today I was thinking that I must try to fit in an entry to the Coffee Lovers Winter Bloghop in spite of being busy preparing for Christmas when I realized that I made something today that is not only a gift I am giving but also a perfect entry into the bloghop! Duh! The instructions came through my friend Jen, from Stampin Up Canada.
This gift is for a year end party of my Mahjong Club, thus the Mahjong tiles on the tag. What? doesn’t every one have a Mahjong tile stamp??
This might be my last card for the fall bloghop. I do have another stamp set, that I don’t think I have ever used for these bloghops but time is running out.
This card came out of no where. I wanted to make a card with a coffee bean background that I had made with distress crayons, but by the time I picked out the stamp and sentiment, my mind went in a totally different direction. It was going to be a bit of a throw in card without much thought, but surprisingly, I ended up liking it a lot. I think it is because I really wanted to use the sentiment and it went well with the other elements I chose.
Skipping Stones Designs Funny Coffee Vol #1, Wplus9 A Pocketful stamp set, SEI canvas blue jean paper, Simon Says Stamp cardstock, Peerless watercolors,Simon Says Stamp card base, real coffee beans and Scor tape.
I usually have a new (to me) coffee stamp to use for each of these bloghops and this Fall bloghop is no exception. I know this stamp is new only to me, as it is in fact, a recently retired one from Taylored Expressions.
This stamp set spoke to me as it reminded me of my coffee meet ups at Extreme Bean with my friend MJ, who has now moved to greener pastures (literally, the greener and lusher Vancouver Island).
Taylored Expressions Perfect Blend stamp set, Reverse Confetti All Framed Up die, Memory Box Coffee Bean Collection die ( made a mental note that the littler beans in this set could double as mouse turds should I ever have such a need for a different card LOL), Color Burst watercolor powder, Judikins Microglaze, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Simon Says Stamp card base, and Scor tape.