Oh my goodness, I was lucky enough to win one of the Flash Prizes from Super Sponsor Taylormade4U. So grateful!
Today, I made a card with a stamp set from Concord and 9th. Every time I make a “fancy” cup of coffee like this one, I am reminded of the wonderful Baristas on many of the cruises I have taken. They make putting together a cup of coffee a work of art.
When I saw the “spoonful of sugar” sentiment on the stamp set, I knew I had an opportunity to use the wonderful ice cubes from My Favorite Things once again. With the right card they are magically transformed into sugar cubes.
The patterned paper is The Daily Grind by Photoplay. The coffee ring is Turnarounds Set 2 by Seth Apter. I stole the napkin out of the Karen Burniston pop up coffee card. Just love the realistic crinkled edge on the napkin.
I thought I could make a quick card before breakfast………………………ha ha ha. I don’t think I have ever made a “quick” card in my life. I can manage to hem and haw over the tiniest of details and even simple cards take at least an hour.
This card is watercoloured and uses a frame border die from Hero Arts. This means that I not only had to decide what colours to paint but also where to paint and what to leave white. I am sure if I re-did this card it would be different, but overall, I like it.
Once more I have used the Ciao Bella Paper………………………..I must be reformed…………………so often I am loathed to cut in to and use up my favourite papers. This time though the focal image and sentiment are from Altenew.
The sentiment makes me laugh out loud, as I am very conscientious about never running out of coffee.
I did mention that the wonderful Buongiorno Italiano from Ciao Bella would be back before the Coffee Lovers Bloghop was over, but even I didn’t expect it to be teamed up with Lawn Fawn and Honey Bee stamps.
I always thought the Blah Bunny from Honey Bee stamps looked like she needed a jolt of coffee to improve her disposition. You can see the “change” in her attitude via the Picture Changer die from Lawn Fawn.
This card was so much fun to make it even changed my mood for the better! Enjoy!
Once again time has flown by and it is time for the first Coffee Lovers bloghop of 2019. I am always conscious of the next coffee bloghop coming up and look for new coffee stamps and patterned paper as a regular part of my craft supplies shopping. I hit the jackpot this go-round with the exquisite Buongiorno Italiano collection from Ciao Bella. It has both an elegant and a casual feel, so I think it will turn up on my cards several times this week.
I have used the Karen Burniston Coffee Cup pop-up before, but it is such a classic for giving a coffee card to someone that I had to use it again. Just using different paper makes the card look fresh. The only problem with this card is photographing it. I confess to glueing the card front and back to my dining room table for the photo. Don’t worry “no wood finish was harmed during the filming of this post”………..at least I hope not.
Here is the card inside and out:
The Altenew sentiment says, “Coffee …when your brain needs a hug”. Isn’t that so true.
This will be my last card for the Fall 2017 Bloghop. I am away today at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival located at the amazing Spruce Meadows Show Jumping facility. When you first walk in, there is definitely an aroma of horses, but I prefer to think of it as a giant “scratch ‘n’ sniff” sticker, and the disconnect between the equestrian facility the scrapbook carnival is soon forgotten. I am careful not to drop any brown embellishments on the floor though (Just kidding it is as clean as a whistle in the building)!
Anyway back to the card for today.
Today I made a very quick coffee card for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.
I had this cute little three dimensional coffee bar sticker that I decided to use as it matched so well with the coffee ring paper from Stampin Up that I wanted to use somehow. Got in the fall theme with the accent of orange and a pumpkin.
The card I ended up with today bears no resemblance to the one I was going to make. Changed the paper, changed the dies, changed the colour scheme and even eliminated the stamp I was going to use. It may not be gone forever, but it needs to “marinate” for awhile, I guess. In the meantime, the card below evolved and it turned out quite well.
I will leave it to you, dear readers, to decide whether the “Love Ya” refers to each other or to a narcissistic love of pumpkin spice coffee.
Some days are just better than others, aren’t they? So far, this day has been a great one. First of all, I found out that I won a stamp set from The Ton stamps during their latest release giveaway. Double, Double, Quadruple Yahoo about that! Secondly, I finished preparing for a Scrapbook retreat that I am going to this weekend. Usually going to a retreat entails packing in haste, and then lamenting that the perfect item for what I am working on, is in my stash at home. “Not this time”………….she says proudly. This time I have made up about 10 homemade kits in preparation. Everything I need for each double page layout is tucked into a 12X12 zip lock bag. Some assembly required, of course, and some blank spaces to be filled with items from the shopping frenzy that is part of the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival, but generally they are “Good to Go” and I won’t be stymied from completing quite a few pages.
The last good thing that has happened so far (hopefully more to come :-)), is that I got another coffee card made for the bloghop. It is a set that I didn’t have for the last bloghop, so it is always fun to see what can be done with it.
There is no mistaking the fall theme in this one: