Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Happiness Is.......

During the Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Spring Blog Hop I've had the opportunity of seeing so many amazing cards, layouts and projects.  There are a few that stand out in my memory as truly unforgettable, but overall, it's just been a lot of fun viewing and commenting on every single one.  Believe it or not, I'm not doing it for any prize...I'm doing it because I feel it's the right thing to do.  I love getting comments (we all do), so I should be willing to leave them in return.  A lot goes into a hop like this, and I truly just want to show my gratitude to EVERYONE involved.  I've sure received some lovely comments, made some new blog friends, learned things about people and learned of SO many fabulous companies I'd never heard of before.  The blessings are endless, and I'm so grateful.
I've also enjoyed making each one of the cards I've shared; and today's is no exception.  I used some new Echo Park goodies I recently purchased along with a stamped sentiment from Paper Sweeties' new set called Keep Calm and Drink Coffee (Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee Shared With a Friend).  I love the sentiment, I love the font, and I love how it looks on my card.  I added the tea cup from Paper Sweeties' new You Warm My Heart stamp set, and cut it using the coordinating You Warm My Heart Sweet Cuts.  I also added a Sugar Sprinkles Sequin to the handle of the tea cup.
Other than that, I just added some Natural Burlap String, a large pink paper flower, and that's about it.  Pretty simple.  I wanted the stamped images to be the star of this card.  Here are the challenges where I'm sharing today's coffee card.  Thanks again for visiting, and most especially for your comments.


Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Spring Blog Hop - Spring Coffee/Tea Themed Cards and Projects

Little Scrap Pieces - Saturday Linky Party

CropStop Challenge Blog- March Linky Party #26 - I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and May Arts Natural Burlap String (as found at CropStop)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes"


  1. Love the sentiment, a cheerful card!

  2. Love the sentiment and the added bloom!

  3. Karen, I think this is my favorite one yet! Love the color combo and that gorgeous rose! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

  4. I think the sentiment is just lovely! I love it my friend!!Such a beautiful card.Adore the pretty pink!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  5. Thank you for all your comments; my blog gets so much more love during the CLBH, and I appreciate the tremendous effort involved in commenting on all the entries! <3

    I love your design for this card; indeed, the stamped images are the stars!

  6. Love all that beautiful pink on your lovely card!

  7. This is beau-tea-ful!! Gorgeous colors. Love that sentiment & the font. Perfection!

  8. Sweet card, adorable cup you added.

  9. A lovely card Karen - and a great sentiment

  10. Awww!!! Such adorable card!!! Great sentiment too!!!

  11. Yet another gorgeous piece of eye candy! Love how the paper-pieced cup matches one of the layers!

  12. Beautiful card design and a wonderful sentiment. Also I am a follower now.

  13. Gorgeous card Karen :-I the whole design of this is lovely and I love the sentiment, so true :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x