Friday, October 28, 2011

Morning Cup

If you're like me, that first cup of coffee in the morning is really important! Larry is usually up first and gets the pot brewing and most days will bring me my first cup before I even get out of bed! What an awesome husband I have! I've always liked the Morning Cup stamp set, and finally had a chance to get it out and make some cards with it! I've already gotten two of the cards addressed and ready to go out in the mail today. I bet you can think of at least one person that could use a little perking up, can't you?
Isn't it just cheery? I used up a couple of pieces of last years DSP that I had for the background. I decided, I really do have a lot of paper that I've saved (hoarded) and really need to start using! Can any of you relate?
I love the inside too with the coffee cup wheel and that saying just cracks me up...a morning without coffee is like sleep! So true!
Ingrdients: Morning Cup stamp set, Take a Sip Wheel
Paper: Daffodil Delight, retired DSP Greenhouse Gala, Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Wheel handle, 1/8" Taffeta Daffodil ribbon, Aqua Painter, Pinking Hearts Boarder Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Vintage Trinkets, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Good Saturday morning to you! I'm up and enjoying my first cup of coffee all by myself this morning. I started this post yesterday morning, then got busy with the day and didn't get back to it. Faith had her first Halloween Party at pre-school.  Katie made pumpkin Rice Krispy treats on a stick...so cute! She dipped them in candy coating and I drew faces on them with yellow melted candy. The kids loved them! Faith also took the pumpkin lollipops that I made for each of the kids. How fun!! 12 little 2 year olds all dressed up in costumes! Just too cute! Hope you're having fun with the season. I know I sure am! Happy Stampin'!!
Lauri

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Sounding Joy

Ten more Christmas cards done! Wow! It's not even November yet! This is my favorite so far because it reminds me of why I'm doing this...the true meaning of Christmas and why it's such an exciting time of year. Our King! Our Savior is born! What a reason to celebrate!
I love the Crumb Cake and Whisper White together and when I saw this set in the Holiday Mini Catalog, the wheels started turning on putting it all together. Much of the card making process is spent just coming up with the plan, the layout and then doing that first card to see if it all works. This card took me a full day to decide how I wanted to do it, then only a few hours the next day to get the other 9 of them done! I did have that help of a 2 year old the second day, so that was probably the difference, right? Here's the ingredients:

Ingredients: The Sounding Joy stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Neutrals brads, Crumb Cake seam binding, dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Sticky Tape, Big Shot, Eyelet Texturz Plate, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,
Stamp-a-ma-jig ( necessary this time around!)

The saying on the front was stamped first with the Early Espresso, then with the VersaMark and clear embossed. I punched the edge of the Whisper White inside piece too and stamped the greeting inside.
Come celebrate with me the true meaning of Christmas and as we draw closer to the date on the calendar, draw closer to Him! Christmas will never be the same!
Happy Stampin'!
Lauri