Friday, January 8, 2021

Sweet Coffee

Hello friends, Happy New Year!  It's been a tough week for our country.  My emotions have been up and down.  One thing I remind myself is that God is in control.  So important to keep looking at Him, and not at the circumstances around us.

I have a card to share today, and I am playing in challenges, too.  That makes my heart happy. 😊

Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous - Fresh Brewed Blueprint coffee stamp; Quick Kutz Hot Drink coffee cup die; Memory Box Classic Tags circle tag die; twine; Stampin' Up! Brown Sugar cotton twine


This is a birthday card for my youngest daughter, who discovered the elixir of coffee while in her first semester at college.  I began drinking coffee when I was about 22 years old, and I never looked back.  LOL  

Here are the challenges I am playing in:

  • Krafty Chicks Challenge #541 - Stamp Act - use a stamp
  • Time Out Challenge #178 - Life In The City.  My daughter goes to college in the city, so this is where she drinks her coffee!
  • NBUS - never before used stuff!  The Tim Holtz coffee stamp and Quick Kutz coffee cup die are new to me
  • The Card Concept - Winter Warmth - my style is Clean & Layered (was a bit tricky to pick a style I used here, but I think this might be the best match).  I was inspired by the warm winter drink -- although, hey, I drink coffee ALL year!


The weekend is upon us, and I'll be baking cookies called Pumpkin Rocks from Maida Heatter's Cookie cookbook.   (Though I found the exact cookbook I own on Amazon, which is featured in this link, the price is a staggering $104.34 for the hardcover version.  Are you kidding me??)

Psalm 121:1-2 ESV
A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

God bless you!

14 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

Terrific card Colleen! Enjoy those cookies and take care of your cookbook. Looks like it's worth a fortune!!

Paperesse said...

Lovely coffee card, Colleen!

Bonnie said...

I'm drinking my coffee right now, Colleen! What a great job on the background with the subtle generational stamping! I love how you've made a garland of the coffee cups! Hope you have a good weekend and find some crafty time!

Vicky Hayes said...

How lovely that you and your daughter share a passion for coffee Colleen - it's all in the genes! Love the neutral colours you've used on your card and that cute little banner. Also, you might want to hang onto that cookbook. It's not a first edition or anything is it?! I agree with you that with all this craziness in the world, thank goodness we have our faith. Take care, Vicky x

Vicky Hayes said...

How lovely that you and your daughter share a passion for coffee Colleen - it's all in the genes! Your card is lovely with its neutral colours and cute little banner. Also you might want to hang on to that cookbook. It's not a first edition or anything is it?!! I agree that with all the craziness in the world, it's a good thing we have our faith. Take care, Vicky x

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun you are getting back into challenges! I'm sure this will be a winner at at least one of them :) -- love those cute coffee cups too

Cindy Beach said...

Such a sweet card, Colleen! I love that little garland and your uplifting Scripture too. Definitely needed every day!

Leslie Miller said...

Have mercy! That is one costly book! Yikes! Clever card with the garland you fashioned for it. Your daughter will love it. I feel warmed up just looking at it!

TLady said...

I LOVE your little cups to go on the garland for your card & the fun Tim Holtz image you used! Yes, it HAS BEEN A ROUGH week! God IS in control! He is watching over EVERYTHING! AND your cookbook! YIKES! You have a TREASURE there with the price going up! LOL God WILL BE GLORIFIED! BLESSINGS!!! ;)<3

StampinwithAnita said...

What a darling card, Colleen! I love the cups hanging over the bushel of coffee beans. And I have to compliment you on your well-written blog, too! Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

Leanne said...

Yum, and great card, I like that stamp wonderful, Thanks for playing our Stamp Act Challenge at Krafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/KC

Darnell said...

For that price, there ought to be a pot of gold at the end, don't you think?! Your coffee card in perfect for your sweet daughter, Colleen! I love the monotone colors, which work so well with the blueprint sketch of the coffee bean bag! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep on praying for our country! Hugs, Darnell

LeAnne said...

This is such a fun image to use, Colleen! I love the subtle color and the little "banner" you created as well! So excited that you played with us at The Card Challenge this week!

Lynn said...

Perfect card to send to your daughter! Hope she gets to enjoy her coffee!


Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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