May 12 2009

A Quick Cup of Joe! and Bow-Easy Update

Just a quickie — to get my fix — it’s been a long time!!! (My creative fix — LOL!) I had this pre-colored image and thought it would work for todays Color Challenge at SCS — Only Orange, Kiwi Kiss and Summer Sun. Not colors I would have chosen (probably ever — LOL!), but they reminded me of a retro kitchen, and I had these coffee cups already colored orange, so I was good to go!!!


Isn’t that just the truth!!! My image is from Smell the Coffee by Impression Obsession and my sentiment is from A Little Caffeine Set by JustRite, a brand new set with multiple borders and centers — so fun to work into any of your coffee themed cards!!!

Stamps: Smell the Coffee by Impression Obsession; A Little Caffeine Set by JustRite Stampers

Paper: Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Black, White by SU

Ink: VersaFineOnyx Black; Copics to Color

Accessories: 1.5″ Gingham Ribbon by May Arts from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Petite Circle and Classic Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Glue Glider, Mounting Squares


JustRite Stampers for A Little Caffeine Set(used on a 2″ Wood Stamper)

Stampers Dream for Smell the Coffee by Impression Obsession

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for May Arts Gingham Ribbon

Joan’s Garden for Spellbinders, Glue Glider and Mounting Squares

I’m so glad you stopped in today after my many day absence — sorry about that. It’s been really busy at home. Our oldest son who just graduated from college is moving away in a couple days so that involves a lot of work and I’ve been trying to spend as much time visiting with him as I can. Plus it’s spring, and this is a farm, and the guys are all so busy — I’m the chief cook and bottle washer, and that’s just about a full time job it seems — anyway, enough excuses — LOL. It was just nice to sit and make a quick card tonight! Thanks for checking in — see you soon!

Bow-Easy update: I still expect shipments 2 and 3 to arrive by the end of this week or very beginning of next week. Those on *the list* will be notified as soon as they do arrive. Shipment 4 should follow by another 3/4/5 days. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, just email me at [email protected] and I’ll add you. Read more about the bow easy here and here.

22 responses so far

22 Responses to “A Quick Cup of Joe! and Bow-Easy Update”

  1. Tankergypsie says:

    Darling card – says it all and my answer to the questions is “No!” Have to get that first cup, hit the computer for SU and blog updates then I’m good to go!

  2. Pat (mspfd) says:

    This is fabulous. Perfect card….love the fun image and color choices.

  3. cards4u says:

    What a fun card! Great use of color – love the ribbon looks against the yellow and how your image pops. Enjoy your time with your son! Thanks for the gentle reminder to enjoy our children while they are still around!

  4. laura huffman says:

    farming can be very demanding. we also live on a farm and i love the life style of farm life. good luck to your son on his next big adventure.
    thanks for all your inspiration. love your style and sense of style.

  5. Rose Ann says:

    Your color challenge card is wonderful, Sharon!! I love the wide gingham ribbon and your coloring looks great as well!!

  6. Jerri Kay says:

    I love these these colors, didn’t think I would until I saw your card, just love it! So much fun, perfect for my coffee drinking girlfriends . . . LOL!

  7. Martie M says:

    Sharon, received my bow Maker yesterday. Thanks for introducing us to this little gadget. It’s great.

  8. mary marsh says:

    very nice card-I know what you mean about the color challenge today-I struggled with it as well-but you always make it look so easy!!

  9. Some very interesting and insightful thoughts. I like this.

  10. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, very cute card! I also love the colors and they way you have used them sure makes your image pop. Great job!


  11. Michelle R says:

    Super cute, Sharon! I LOVE those happy colors! And that sentiment is perfect for the Impression Obsession image. 🙂

  12. Amy Johnson says:

    This is fabulous! I love these colors with this image. And I really love the black and white ribbon!

  13. Carol C says:

    Cute cute card Sharon!
    Enjoy your time with your Son.

  14. Deb Saaranen says:

    So cute! Great coloring!

  15. Juliana says:

    I REALLY REALLY NEED That Just Rite set!!! (*sigh*)
    This is one of my FAVORITE images!

    I love how you used the colors–that gingham ribbon is just DA BOMB on this card!

  16. Sheila says:

    Enjoy that special time with your son! We will always be here waiting for whenever you can post. Luv this bright little card & I definitely need my cup of Joe to jump start my day . TFS! Sheila

  17. Heidi Karpen says:

    That’s a great card from a difficult color challenge- and, no, there isn’t life before coffee, at least not in my house!

  18. Becki aka queenoe on SCS says:

    Totally true!!! I had a dr appt at 9:00am and couldn’t have anything to eat or drink from midnight on!!! Missed my coffee!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
    Wonderful job with thos colors. Not colors I would use either but I really like what you did with them. TFS!

  19. Charlene Merrick says:

    I love the gingham checked ribbon with the vibrant yellow and the overall coffee theme! This is so me! LOL! Cute card, Sharon!

  20. Loretta Lock says:

    Hi Sharon!

    It’s been awhile, and I must admit I’ve been a phantom stalker. I’ve given you an award, and I would be honoured if you’d come on over to my blog to accept it.



  21. Deb Rymer says:

    What a great card, Sharon! I love those coffee cups and your color choices and ribbon are so fun!

  22. SueB says:

    Sharon, love the colors, love the stamps, LOVE this card – TFS!

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