Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thanks A Latte

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I have just returned home from a week in San Francisco with my precious granddaughter, Phoenix Daisy. She is 4 yrs old and such a delight. My son and daughter-in-law went away for a long week-end and a little r & r.
Phoenix didn't mind them being gone at all. I guess because she knows Grandma will play with her all day long, and we did. We took her babies on all kind of pretend trips. We even played Christmas time with them. It was fun for me as well but I am glad to be back home now.
I came back with a chest cold. It doesn't seem to be getting any better so I may have to go to the doctor. I actually had this before I left for California and I started to feel better then it came back on me out there on Sunday night.
Fortunately, for me my son and daughter-in-law came home on Monday night. they wanted me to stay there and get better but I didn't think that was a good idea. Besides, if I was there Phoenix would want to keep playing. So I didn't see where I would get a lot of recuperation time.
Well, onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #531 on Splitcoaststampers. I was the hostess and I chose the color palette of  hello honey, blackberry bliss, basic gray, sahara sand, lost lagoon. the option was to use spots, dots or stripes.
I needed a thank you card for a gift I received from one of my Pre-School students. So that's the direction I went with this sample.

My layout is this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #269. I liked the layout because it was open enough to show off the designer paper I used.
The designer paper I used is from the Stampin'-Up "moonlight" collection. Layered with basic gray and a lost lagoon card base.

My sentiment is from the MFT "perk up" set. I die cut my coffee mug from the MFT coffee dies in lost lagoon and moonlight dsp.

To complete this sketch I added the flags and some blackberry bliss hearts. Well, that's it for me for today. So until next time........God Bless.
Card Details:
Stamps: perk up (MFT) 
Paper: lost lagoon, basic gray, ww, hello honey, blackberry bliss, moonlight dsp (Stampin-Up) Paper Size: A2 Ink: : lost lagoon 
Accessories: coffee dies, blueprints 18 (MFT), Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B    

I am also entering:
1.  Southern Girls has a spots and dots challenge.
2.  Addicted To Stamps has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Artistic Inspirations has an anything goes with a twist of die cuts.
4.  Incy Wincy Designs has an all or nothing challenge. I chose the all-lots of layers.
5 Loves Rubberstamps has a coffee, tea, or your favorite beverage challenge


  1. Hi Mary,
    So glad you got to see your sweet granddaughter!
    Love the colors you chose and your pretty card. We sure do love our coffee and lattes here in the Seattle area :)

  2. Gorgeous colors, and great layers, thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  3. Love your gorgeous card Mary:) Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM xx

  4. Super cute card. Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Very nice card. Pretty design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week. Judy DT

  6. Wow, this is fabulous! Love your clever design. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Southern Girls for our 'Spots & Dots' Challenge. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT (You should pop this into our challenge at Loves Rubberstamps too, it's perfect for this weeks theme!)

  7. What a great (coffee) card! Lovely colours and lay out and perfect for our challenge at Loves Rubberstamps, good luck,
    hugs Blankina

  8. Such a fun and pretty card! I am sure even though you were sick, you had a great visit!

  9. Lovely colour scheme and I love all your layers. Thanks for joining in the layers challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  10. Oh My, this sure is beautiful! I wish my coffee cups looked this inviting. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
    Hugs, Dangina

  11. Popping in again with another DT hat on. Very cool design, perfect for our current challenge at Loves Rubberstamps. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us this week. We're so glad you did. Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

  12. Sweet card!! Love the colors!! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

  13. What a fun card, I love the colour combination its so clean and fresh. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.



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