Monday, August 6, 2012

Sip, Talk and Enjoy

Anyone who knows me is fully aware of my coffee addiction. My sweet husband has gotten into the habit of bringing me my iced coffee every morning on his way home from work, and we sit, talk and enjoy each other early every morning. The good part for him is that by bringing me my coffee, it ensures that I will always wake up early and so, it works out great because we get to spend that special time together every morning. . . . which I just love. I also have some friends who have a MAJOR coffee addiction, and this card that I made will be mailed to one of those friends. Namely, Barbie, a friend I've had since the 7th Grade. She lives for her Kuerig coffee maker, and I think she'd be seriously "ill" if anything happened to it. So, Barbie. . . . this is for YOU.

I made this card using patterned papers from October Afternoon's Farmhouse collection, stamps from the darling Relax a Bit Stamp Set by Mark's Finest Papers -a Heinrich Co., some Recollections flowers, and a bit of Baker's Twine from the Twinery.

This card is my Hostess project for this week's challenge on Speedy TV's Sketch With a Twist Challenge which is already in its 6th week. I have been on vacation so much of the summer that I haven't been able to make blog posts regularly, but I wanted to get back in the swing of things and let you all know again about this SUPER FUN CHALLENGE. I really hope that you will all stop by Speedy TV and sign up to play along in their various challenges. It's 100% free to join, and there are MANY ways to win their adorable stamp sets. Of course, I'd be particularly happy if you would consider playing along in my challenge, Sketch With a Twist, but they're all super fun. Please stop on by and check it out. We'd sure LOVE to have you join us.

I'm also going to enter this card in a few challenges that I had in mind.

http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/page/simple-salutations-challenge-5-08-01-12 - Mark's Finest Papers on Speedy TV - Simple Salutations Challenge #5

http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/2012/08/12-week-31-layer-it-up.html - Paper Play Challenges - Week #31 - Layer It Up - There are SO MANY LAYERS on this card. It starts with a Bazzill base, then it has four patterned papers layered on top of that, plus the stamps, flowers and baker's twine. Now, THAT'S SOME LAYERING for sure. I would SO LOVE to win this challenge.

http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/2012/08/challenge-144-girlfriends.html - Little Red Wagon - Challenge #144 - Girlfriends (Read First Paragraph of This Post) - This card was created for a special girlfriend of mine.

http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/fortnightly-challenge-no42.html - Forever Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge #42 - Something New - I used my new Relax a Bit stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers

Thank you all SO MUCH for stopping by today to say hello. I will most definitely be visiting your blogs this week as well. I hope you will all consider stopping by Speedy TV/Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps to sign up and play along in my Sketch With a Twist Challenge. I'd really appreciate it. Hope you all have a very blessed week.

Happy Crafting,

Karen

18 comments:

  1. Love your card Karen - the colours are fabulous. What a special time to have to yourself and your dear hubby.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. oh just love this card Hun is brilliant,love this super image hugs Cherylxxxxx

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  3. Such a great way to start the day! I love your card!

    Hugs Amanda xx

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  4. This is gorgeous...fabulous papers.xxx

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  5. Such a pretty card!! How wonderful that you and your DH make time and take time together each day! I just don't like coffee!! LOL (But don't ask about my diet Coke addiction!!!)

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  6. Ha I agree with your friend Barbie. I love my Kuerig too and look forward to it every morning. At least 2 cups and iced tea in the afternoon. What is your address? email it to me will you Karen. Oh and yes I love your card. Very cute and so happy for you and how good your husband is to you. Hugs, Bev

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  7. Very pretty, Karen. I love the big checked paper you've used and your wonderful sketch. Thanks for joining us at FOSTV this week.

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  8. Love the personal connection and touches in this special card. Beautiful!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  9. Like the window view you created for this card. The challenge this week at Simple Salutations is Building and I do not see a building per se.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP Simple Salutations

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  10. Love your card! Wonderful kitchen window and curtains!

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  12. Lovely layout. Thanks for joining us at FOSTV for use chalk challenge.

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  13. Really cute card! Love your design!!!! I love how you added flowers to the bottom of your tea pot!!! Cute cute cute!!! Thanks for adding your card to the FOSTV challenge!!!

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  14. What a great card! So glad you played along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

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  15. You've made a beautiful card,

    Unfortunately we cant enter it into Forever Friends winners draw this time, as our rules state that as well as following our theme of something new, an animal image must also be featured on your card.

    We would love you to join us next challenge at Forever Friends and look forward to seeing one of your lovely cards.

    Diane xx

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  16. Sweet welcoming card! I think i recognized that pattern paper :) Thanks for participating at Paperplay this week.

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  17. This is such a cute card! I just had to come get a better look! Congrats on being part of the MFPaHC team this month! I love that team!

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