Feb 10 2009

Smell the Coffee!

I haven’t felt like coffee for a few days, but now I am really ready to Smell the Coffee — a delicious pot will be brewing in a matter of moments!!! I played the Color Challengetoday at SCS — what fun colors — Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum andKiwi Kiss — they go perfectly with the papers in the Eva pad of DP by Basic Grey!!! Here’s my card for today:


Just a fun and simple card today. I colored those fun coffee cups last week while waiting for what seemed like forever in a hospital waiting room, so I was glad to see the colors worked for today!!! I think I colored 8 or 9 images that day, mostly coffee cards — LOL!!! So you’ll be seeing a lot of coffee cards from me in the near future!!! Not much else to say here — a pretty self-explanatory card. My pink is not Pink Pirouette, but rather is the pink inthe Eva DP pad.

Stamps: Smell the Coffee by Impression Obsession from Stampers Dream

Paper: White, SU Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum, Basic Grey Eva DP from Joan’s Garden

Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black (sentiment), Memento Tuxedo Black(image), Copics to Color

Accessories: SU Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, SU Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Mounting Squares, Martha Stewart Lace Punch , Glue Glider

And speaking of the Basic Grey pads, does anyone have any great ideas for storing them? I am happy with my storage for 8.5 x 11 cardstock (in a file cabinet in hanging file folders), as well as with my storage for 12 x 12 cardstock and DP’s (in the plastic boxes that slide into the Iris carts – arranged by manufacturer), but I struggle with my 6 x 6 pads. The problem is once they get all torn apart, well used with lots of tiny scraps (which I NEVER throw away). I’d like to keep each pad separate from the others so I know which paper I’m using. I’ve been putting the pads into plastic zip lock bags, and it does keep them separated, but I just don’t like the zip lock bags — pulling them in and out, etc. It works, I’m just not totally happy with it. Anyone out there have a better system for 6 x 6 pad storage? Never hurts to ask!

Thanks much for stopping in today! We are having really warm temps for this time of year, which feels good!!! But I do know we have plenty of winter to endure yet, so we can consider these few warmer days a mere bonus!!! Hope you are all having a great week!

43 responses so far

43 Responses to “Smell the Coffee!”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    Totally adorable Sharon! I love these colors together, a fabulous card!

  2. Denise says:

    Very pretty card, love the colors.

  3. JenniferB says:

    very nice!

  4. Kim Ross says:

    Hi Sharon! Gorgeous card!

    I am addicted to 6×6 pads, too. Mine are stored upright in a plastic ‘shoebox’ that’s about 10″ wide by 15″ across. 8×8 pads are also stored in there.

    They look kind of like this: IIIIIIIIiiiiiiiii

    They’re in order by manufacturer. Now, there are a few inches to spare on the side where the 6×6’s are. In that space, I have a Cropper Hopper 6 X 6 Vertical paper holder with scraps from other larger papers inside.

    PLMK if you’d like a photo.

  5. Cindy H. says:

    Cute card, Sharon!! Glad to see you’re feeling better and can *smell* the coffee, lol.

  6. Cute coffee! Tasty design!

  7. AWESOME card!! I love the hardware with the splash of Kiwi ribbon!! I sooooo love that image, I have it in the larger version. I, too figured out that the colors of today fit BG Eva!! -GMTA!!

    Hey, I have some pics of how I store my 6×6 pads. If you want, you can email me so I have your email addy, and I will email you the pictures. I plan on doing a blog post to show the pics, but may not get to it today. It’s not perfect, but it’s something…

    Hugs, michelle

  8. Jen Nevil says:

    I really like this card, the paper, colors and the image are great!

  9. Tracy Durcan says:

    Fabulous card!! Those are fun colors 🙂

  10. nancy littrell says:

    MMMMMMM…..I smell your delicious coffee 🙂 Love these colors together and your design. So glad to hear you are getting better. TFS

  11. Anita says:

    I just love your card. What about storing the 6×6 in pocket folders to store them in file cabinet.

  12. Betty says:

    Sharon, I love this!!! The domininance of the pink with the bg eva striped dp is stunning!!! I love this cluster of steaming coffee cups!!! Great coloring, too!!!

  13. Shel9999 says:

    Ack! I love that coffee set!!! Super cute!!!

  14. This is fantastic Sharon! Love how you reversed the doily lace panel from the norm … looks awesome. And of course the hardware ribbon treatment is just “to die for cute” …
    Don’t forget, we’d love you to come play the CS challenge this week … if you get the time of course!!

  15. Kim Chaltry says:

    Very nice. I just took this same set out so I would make something with it this week. I must have purchased it at least 6 months ago and still haven’t used it. You gave me the inspiration I needed.

  16. Wow, what a pretty card!!!! I can almost smelll that coffee all the in AZ, :D:D:D. Was kind of worried about you for a minute or two. Glad to hear that you are feeling better.
    Love that paper as well, and I do agree with the pad falling apart. I just put a medium size clip (you know the ones that everybody was decorating for a while and putting pictures on the top!!!! Do you know what I am talking about?can’t think of the name to save my life) It works pretty well, and for my 6×6 pads to be all together I got one of those DVD plastic crates Walmart has for $1.

    Hugs, Sabrina

  17. bronih says:

    Yummilicous!! I’d love to know how to store my Basic Grey 6×6 pads too. I think I have every one of them and like you, I never throw a scrap away!! I’ll be checking back to see if you get any great suggestions!

  18. I have been using my BG 6×6 paper recently, too, and have been frustrated by this same problem. I’ll keep looking to see what others post. Oh, stunning card, btw! And I love the smell of coffee, but can’t get it passed my lips! I’m a tee-totaler! Glad you’re on the mend!

  19. Linda C. says:

    I emailed Cropper Hopper asking them to make a 6X6 size. Maybe they need more people to email them. I love this card!!

  20. Pegg says:

    I’m looking for a better way too – right now, I just put the scraps into the front of the pad — I have the pads all upright in a shelf so they don’t fall over. I’m thinking about getting a medium size check folder – maybe the scraps can fit in there and label every slot?

    Love the card!

  21. Oh, Sharon I really like this! I have this stamp set too! I just might have to CASE! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Elena says:

    This card is adorable! I love the coffee smell!
    I also wonderfing about how to keep those 6X6 DP…

  23. Rose Ann says:

    Such a cute image, and I love the colors as well!!

    I keep my 6×6 pads in a drawer of one of those plastic carts. I insert them upside down, so all of the little scrap pieces don’t fall out.

  24. Kelly L says:

    Love this card, pretty colors, great stamp, and I really like the way you turned your scallop part up at the bottom — another great idea. I would also love to hear how others store their 6 x 6 pads. I currently keep mine binding part down and scraps stuck back in the pad on my shelf, but once they get out of control, I put them in ziplock baggies too. Like the shoebox idea Kim Ross mentioned above — definitely better than all these ziplock baggies 🙂 Kelly

  25. barb schram says:

    LOVE the coffee cups, Sharon! The scallop piece is perfect…as is your coloring! I too, will be interested how everyone stores their 6 x 6 paper…sadly mine are a mess!

  26. Lisa Brown says:

    This is precious, Sharon! Love the colors and that touch of hardware!

  27. Joan Fricker says:

    This is an adorable card. Love those cards and how you used the hardware. Great job.

    Glad you got some extra coloing down while waiting. It looks great too!


  28. Velta says:

    Love this Sharon ~ I too would like to know how everyone stores their 6×6 paper…mine are in rubbermaid drawers. 🙂

  29. Norine says:

    this is really nice love those colors and your design

  30. Bev J. says:

    How cute is that and love that paper-glad you feel up to coffee again-I am having a big mug now mixed with a pack of 25 calorie hot cocoa mix and SF hazelnut syrup. Yummy.

  31. Deena says:

    Very cute coffee card! Glad to hear you are feeling better, Sharon.

    I have one of those cardboard tiered desktop paper holders and the front shortest slot holds 2 of my 6 X 6 pads side by side perfectly. It holds 4 full pads deep on each side. So I keep the 8 pads that I use most often right there on my desk. I always slip the scraps back into the pad too, to keep them sorted and if there are alot of scraps, I just flip the pad upside down so they don’t slip out the bottom. I use the next slot behind that for 8 1/2 X 11 cs, and the back slot (being the deepest) for my 12 X 12 dp. Love having it all close by, just wish I had more space on my desk to put more of them!


  32. Kelly says:

    Oh my gosh! I love this card! I used to have a coffee cup that color – it was one of my favorites – till I broke it on the front porch! 🙁 I think my coffee pot just finished brewing so it must be time for a cuppa! Can’t wait to see your future coffee designs!

  33. Shar says:

    Fab cards! Love the way you used the color scheme! Can’t wait to see the rest of your coffee cards.

  34. Candy says:

    I store mine in Ziplock baggies with the baggy labeled by collection. Then they are stored upright in a basket under my scrapping table. There’s a picture of them on my blog. Scroll down under organizing scraps.


  35. FAbulous card! I love the image on an angle..I have such a hard time doing that LOL! I hope you will follow up with your 6×6 dilemma! I have the same issues and would love to know what solution you come up with.

  36. Amy Johnson says:

    What a cute card! I love the colors and papers and how you angled the main image. Great embellie too!

  37. Oh yummy Sharon!! I really LOVE my coffee!! 🙂 This is one creative card!! 🙂 TFS!

  38. Candy aka cwilliams says:

    Fabulous Sharon, love the colors!!

  39. leslierich says:

    Oh, I love this set! Isn’t it fun? I still have several images stamped and waiting to be colored but other things have pushed them to the background — Valentines and Flourishes. They’ll be showing up on cards in the near future, though. I love what you did with this stamp! BTW, I store my BG pads like you. I definitely need a system!

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  41. Sandy says:

    I just love this card! I have this stamp set as well and think it’s adorable – I’ve been looking for further inspiration to make new cards with it – this will definitely work! Thanks for sharing.

  42. Cindy says:

    I love your card too, love the swirls…..so art deco looking! I store my 6×6 and 8×8, for the time being, in Iris Cases in the shelf unit that my DH made for me. I would love a better way as well! Cindy

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