August 6, 2010


Good morning all!!! I hope you are having as good a week as I am - I am spending some wonderful quality time with my oldest son and my other two kids playing mini golf, swimming, going out to lunch, shopping, watching movies, playing games, I tell ya, it has been HEAVEN!!! :-)  I swear, when all three of my kids are back at home, I feel so at peace, like my world is back in balance again.  I know, I sound crazy, but hey, it's true for me!  And, I have even had some time to stamp for fun for ME which is always a good thing, lol!! I decided to try out some of the challenges that I have been seeing but never participated in until now.  This card is for the Stampin 411 challenge from last week which was a great sketch! I used my new stamp set called Morning Cup - this set totally speaks to me, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my coffee!!!  I did flip the sketch because it fit better with how I wanted to stamp my images, and I moved the sentiment, but I think you can still see the sketch in my card.....and hey, sketches are supposed to be a place to start, right??! *wink*  I used my Early Espresso as my base because well, this card IS about coffee, lol!! I paired it with the yummy Elegant Soiree' designer paper, I just love the right browns in this and it goes soooo well with my Espresso.  I stamped my images in Basic Gray and then added some Real Red highlights to give it some pop.....and then decided to go big and use the Real Red Taffeta ribbon as well, heehee! After stamping the images I embossed the whole piece of card stock using Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and I really like the effect! I also just had to add one of the cute little mini tags and stamped the teabag on it before tying it to the ribbon - isn't it just sooo cute??!!!  This was a fun card to make, I really enjoyed the sketch and just playing with some of my new toys! If you are interested in any of these products they can all be found in my online store or you can email meAll the item numbers are listed below!  Now, I am off to get the kiddos and run some quick errands and then do some fun shopping for school - they just LOVE to spend my money, LOL!! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Early Espresso(119686), Crumb Cake(120953), Very Vanilla(101650) card stock, Elegant Soiree' Designer Series Paper(117163)
Inks - Basic Gray(109120), Real Red(103133), Early Espresso(119670) classic stampin' pads, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker(100052)
Stamps - Morning Cup(120489 - clear stamps)
Accessories - Scallop Trim Corner Punch(118402), Modern Label Punch(119849), Corner Rounder Punch(119871), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder(117335), Real Red Taffeta Ribbon(119763), Mini Vintage Tags(118763), Brights Brads - Real Red(119740)


Shannon Willis said...

Hi Alex,

I just sat down with my cup of coffee to read my blogs and this was the first one! Made my day.

Be Blessed,

Shannon Willis

Crystal said...

Alex this is GREAT I LOVE the embossing here....such great images too!!! :) EEEEK I am such the coffee holic....drinking now commenting...teehee hugs!

BCG said...

great card. Love the layering!

Found you through SC

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i'll have a cup to go, please!!!

fabulous!!!! sounds like you're having a ball. i can't even come up with a game to play with jade!!!! but then, she's only 4!

have a great weekend.

hugs :)

pescbrico said...

It's fun how blogging make me discover stamps that I did not notice at first! :) I love the colors on the card. Have a great day!

Debbie said...

I know what you mean about having your kids home and the world being balanced when they are.
Just dropped by to follow from Stampin Connection. Love your blog.

Debbie Reaves

Donna said...

What a great card-it speaks to me too since I loce my caffeine! I'm so glad all your kids are at home and you're enjoying quality time with them & the grandkids! Take pictures and share with us!

kathleenh said...

Love this set and love this card! Great colors and love that little tag with the teabag!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I LOVE this!! It's perfect!

Chris said...

love the stamped image on the dots!!