Friday, February 13, 2015

~Aidin's latte~

Hello Blogger Friends!! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog on this Friday in February. It's the day before Valentine's Day and I still have a few more cards to show.
This is one that I made for my middle grandson Aidin. He has started to drink coffee made from the new Keurig machine that my daughter-in-law received for Christmas. He has a lot of different favorites already.
So I thought a coffee themed card would be perfect for him for Valentine's Day. Aidin likes the cards I make for him and takes the time to look them over and give me feedback. He is always more positive than not, but he does let me know when he thinks something could have been done differently.
It's always so precious to hear from him. he told me recently that he has saved every card I ever made him. How about that!!
So onto the details for this card. This is my sample for this week's CC517 on Splitcoaststampers Barbara is our hostess and she chose the color trio of coastal cabana, old olive and bermuda bay. Our option this week is layers- and we are to use 4 or more.

I needed one more Valentine card and a masculine one so the colors worked out perfect for me. I like using non-traditional colors for Valentine cards.

My card layout is this week's Mojo384. Lots of layers in the sketch so the option is covered.

My bermuda bay panel is embossed with a new to me embossing folder from Darice - "heart background".
The coastal cabana designer paper is from Stampin-Up's "maritime" collection.
The heart border is Verve's "scalloped trim trio" die.

My coffee cup and sentiment are from The MFT "perk-up" stamp and coffee die set. I finished this card by adding some twine and a tiny bow.
Well that's it for me for this post. Time to get back to my stamp organization. I am still in the process of setting up my new stamping room. What an undertaking this has been.
So until next time.......God bless.
card details:
Stamps: Perk-up (MFT) 
Paper: early espresso, old olive, ww, bermuda bay, coastal cabana, maritime dsp (Stampin-Up) Paper Size: A2 Ink: bermuda bay 
Accessories: coffee die (MFT), heart background EF (Darice), scalloped trio die (Verve), twinery twine
I am also entering:
1.  Brown Sugar Challenge is a bow and a die cut.
2.  Bloggers Challenge is love is in the air.
3.  Chocolate, Coffee and Cards is love is in the air.
4.  Sister Act Card Challenge is anything goes.


  1. Brilliantly made card and love the image and goodies added. Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at CC&CC.
    Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie {Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  2. Wonderful design. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our Bow and Die Cut challenge

  3. I love these colors a latte, Mary! Great texture and layout! How sweet that Aidin saves yours cards...I know he will treasure this one, too!

  4. What a great card for your grandson Mary! love that die and the embossed hearts - that's a great color combo too! Thanks for stopping by my blog - we're having another blizzard today and tomorrow - maybe 12 more inches - Ugh!!!

  5. Love how you've used these colors, Mary! Love everything else about this card! Sorry you had trouble leaving a comment. You can just ignore that robot thing and click publish. Hope you've had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  6. I just LOVE those colours, Mary... perfect for a young man!
    hugs, Asha

  7. Love this card! The colors are just get and the layout is perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at Sister Act. :) -Alycia

  8. Love the colors for this card. It's sweet that he gives you feedback on your creations.

  9. He sounds like a very thoughtful and considerate young man, and smart too-recognizing his Grandmother's talent!
    Your card is so fun and sweet and I'm sure he loved it!

  10. This is fantastic, Mary! Love the colors and patterns. Fun and fabulous card!



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