March 14, 2011


Here it is, Monday again - I swear the weekends go by faster and faster, lol! Mine was especially busy as I had two classes to teach and some regular home items to get done (we DO need to eat and have clean clothes, heehee) It was fun although I am not quite ready to go back to work!  And, losing an hour did not help either, lol.  But, the one thing I do look forward to each and every morning is my coffee - it is something I truly enjoy! For those of you who know me really well, you know I don't function at 100% until that first cup has hit the bloodstream :-) So, when this stamp set called Morning Cup came out in this catalog, I HAD to have it! This is a card we made in a recent stamp-a-stack - and there were definitely some coffee drinkers because this card and stamp set were a hit :-)  It's a pretty simple card to put together, but I love these bold colors together - funny, I never really used too many of our bright colors before, but with all the new ones, I find myself reaching for them a lot! The colors used here are Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight on a Whisper White base - aren't they fun together??  The fun polka dot patterned paper is actually from the Christmas paper set called Jolly Holiday, but to me, you can use this paper year round - nothing on this card says Christmas, right? *wink*  We punched the sides using the Eyelet Border punch, and then punched out the background to the sentiment out of Daffodil Delight using the Decorative Label punch from the Occasions Mini.  We stamped all over it with the same color ink using the steam stamp - isn't it cute??  Then, we layered with a piece of the Jolly Holiday punched using the Modern label punch, and finally, the sentiment was stamped on Whisper White in Early Espresso, punching that out with the Small Oval punch.  It is popped up on dimensionals, which really makes it stand out.  For the main image, we created a tag out of some Whisper White, then stamped the coffee pot, coloring it in with blender pens and ink pads.  Super fun and easy to do!  Finally, we added some Night of Navy and Early Espresso ribbon and some super fun Daffodil Delight pom pom fringe, and we were done! Super fun and easy to create, I really enjoyed sharing this one! If you are in love with the products used here (come on, you know you are!) you can order them in my online store or email me and I will put your order in for you! Remember, we are winding down the last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration where you can get free products with every $50 order you place  - you don't want to miss out when it goes away at the end of the month! Especially with all the fabulous things in the SAB catty this year - I swear, they just keep getting better and better!  So many fun products to choose from - it's hard to decide what to get, lol!  Soooo, I am now off to work, but I will be back tomorrow to share the Vintage Canvas that I taught this past weekend - I have to say, it is one of my all-time favorites and I am excited to share it with you! Until then, have a wonderful Monday and I hope you have some time to stamp today :-)
Card Recipe:
Paper- Night of Navy, Daffodil, Delight, Whisper White, Jolly Holiday designer series paper
Inks- Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler ink pads (used with blender pen)
Stamps - Morning Cup
Tools - Eyelet Border punch, Modern Label punch, Small Oval punch, Decorative Label punch, blender pen
Accessories - Pom Pom fringe, Early Espresso and Night of Navy thin grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals