Thursday, July 3, 2008

Coffee Anyone???

Oh goodness. I wish you knew how much I LOVE coffee. I started working at a coffee shop when I was still in high school, and haven't stopped sipping since. Has anyone ever tried Jamacan Mountain Blue? It was a coffee that way back in the 80s sold for 40 bucks a pound. Yes, I have even sipped this! Ok, getting off the topic here! My point is - I love coffee and I love stamping and now - I can combine both!!

This set is the Stamp Simply set "Coffee With Friends" from Flourishes. The sayings are perfect! I still had some of the coffee stained paper left from another project-- so I used it as the base of my card. I stamped the large cup on my coffee stained piece of paper using Versamark ink, embossed it with gold detail powder and then paper pieced the cup with some gold accented Penny Black paper. The steam was stamped over top the cup and accented with a light brown marker. I matted this on a piece of medium brown paper and again on the decorative paper. I attached this to the matted card base with foam tape to give my card a kind of "sleeve" for my saying. The sentiment says, "A cup of coffee shared with a friends is happiness tasted & time well spent." I matted this and accented it with three loopy brads along with some sheer brown ribbon (May Arts)

Here's a close up of the sentiment that slides into the back of the mat! Yes, I even used another coffee bean as an embellishment. It makes my card smell like the real thing!! LOL!
Do you have this set? If you do, you should enter the challenge on the Flourishes Forum on Splitcoast. HERE is the link! All you need to do is create a card or project with the Coffee With Friends set as the main focus, upload to SCS and then link it on the thread above. You have until the 10th of July and can enter as many times as you want!! The winner recieves a goody package from Flourishes' Sharon Johnson and will be announced on the thread!

So, cheers to you! You know I'd have you all over for coffee if I could!!

Before I go, I wanted to say a special thanks to Paylin and Jany who both awarded me the Brillante Weblog award. Wow. Thanks so much! You have no idea how you all brighten my day when you stop by and say "hi!" I would pass this one along - but it's so hard. I know that is a cop out but it is sooooo true - too many great blogs out there. If you want to see the ones I visit almost daily - just check out my blog roll. They all deserve this award!!!
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