Friday, January 9, 2015

~espresso my gratitude~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. This is a perfect day for a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate. It is sooo cold here in Pittsburgh. Tonight our temperatures drop to -1°. That's pretty cold. It's a perfect night to stay indoors in front of the fire.
Although we did make a trip to Ikea tonight to make some initial purchases for my new stamp room. We bought a work table and a new computer desk. They have so much in the way of storage units that it can be a bit overwhelming.
My hubby was a big help and had lots of ideas. He pointed out quite a few pieces that he thought would work for me. I want to get these 2 pieces in the room for now. I don't want to buy something too hastily and then find out that it doesn't work for me. I am so excited to be finally having a room of my own and to have my hubby invested in helping me is so wonderful.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made using the colors from the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #511. Barbara was our hostess and whisper white, crumb cake and old olive. She also wanted us to use ribbon.

I decided to make a thank you card for a gift I received for Christmas. And, since the gift was a coffee travel mug I thought I would go with that theme.

My background paper is from the Stampin-Up collection "sweet taffy". The sentiment is from the MFT "perk up" set.

 I stamped in choc chip ink and then used the Darice diagonal strips embossing folder.

The coffee cup die is also from MFT. I cut in crumb cake card stock and used some Stampin-Up designer paper from the "season of style" collection.

To complete my card I added some old olive satin ribbon and bow. Well that's it for me for this post. It's late and time to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for another day. So until next time.......God bless.
card details:
Stamps: perk up (MFT) 
Paper: WW, choc chip, crumb cake, Gina K 120 lb white, sweet taffy& season of style dsp (SU) Paper Size: A2 Ink: choc chip 
Accessories: coffee cup die-namics (MFT), Darice diagonal stripes EF, old olive satin ribbon (SU), bow easy, rhinestone (Darice), Spellbinders Matting basics A  


  1. How fun you are getting a "new" stamp room! i can't wait to see photos of the finished crafty cave! I hope you take before and after - always so fun to see. Meanwhile - I am loving this card - fun dots and of course a coffee cup! Perfect.

  2. Adorable card; love it! So jealous of your new stamp room; on my wish list! Question: what is MFT?

  3. Fabulous card!!!! Love that big coffee cup and the paper you put with it is perfect! LOVE IT!
    You're really going to enjoy your new craft area too! So fun!
    Stay warm!

  4. This is fantastic, Mary! Love these colors! You had me at the coffee cup!



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