Thursday, August 27, 2009

Strong Coffee and Successful Women

Stamps: Gina K. Carstock: Corrugated kraft card base, Papertrey white, Certainly Celery Printed Patterns, Elegant Eggplant. Accessories: brads.

On to another of my favorites -- coffee! Caffeine is definitely the key to my stamping productivity; throw in a couple of challenges and you have the recipe for a fun card. This card was inspired by the Midnight Madness Sketch #16 and Tuesday Morning's Color Combo challenge to use kraft, celery, and eggplant.

These kraft card bases were on clearance at Michael's so I had to buy them, knowing they would make a great start for coffee-themed cards. They would also be appropriate for moving or welcome to a new home themes as well. Versatility, ease of use, and a bargain , all in one!

**Are you a fan of challenges, too? How about blog candy? Well, have I got a new blog for you! Vicki, my very talented stamping buddy and fellow DRS Designs DT member is starting up a new challenge blog the beginning of October. It's called Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential and you can have a sneak peek here, along with details on the blog candy AND call for Spotlight Divas!

Now I'm off to enjoy some afternoon coffee!


  1. this is awesome!!!! I love this card and these colors are GREAT!

  2. Mmmm - a girl after my caffeine addicted heart!! This is an awesome base!! Love the card, Jess, you did a great job.

    Thanks for playing with us again at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

    Off to check the new blog. *squeal*

  3. OMG, this is so creative! Of course, I am going to LOVE anything with coffee on it! I just love the papers! Awesome job! Thank you so much for playing with us at the MMSC this week. It is such a pleasure to have you, and we hope that you will continue to play with us in the coming weeks.

    If you love blog candy, pop over to my blog and check out some really fun stuff that I have up for grabs right now.

    Carolyn, MMSC DT

  4. I love the sentiment - it's SOOOO you!! :D

  5. Jess, this is these colors!!
    Blessings, Maria

  6. Hey Jessica..your work is always top notch :) I checked out Vickis new adventure..very cool :)thanks for sharing that :) I am a follower and left her a Message. Thanks so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge :)
    MMSC Hostess

  7. What a gorgeous card Jessica.

    Hugs Riet.x

  8. BWHAA!! HAA!! I love this!! So true, so true!! :) Your design is so awesome Jess!! Love the paper piecing on it!! Welcome Diva and I look so forward to working with you on the challenges!! HUGS

  9. Jessica: This is just delightful. I love the sentiment. Your color choices are striking and have fantastic eye appeal. Thank you for playing the MM challenge this week. I look forward to seeing more of your artistry again soon.

    Midnight Madness Guest Design Diva- September

  10. First Chocolate and now Coffee ... I love it all!! my favorite indulgences!! Love the corrugated kraft card base!! makes for a wow card!!

  11. This card is so cute! Love the whole thing from beginning to end! I am a coffee Junkie! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the MMSC!


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