coffee = sunny smiles.

Happy Sunday!
So I’ve had this Stamps of Life set, coffee4two, with the coordinating dies for, well, awhile.  I bought it from the fabulous Niki Garcia.

I had so much fun playing with them yesterday.  It always makes me feel productive when I use something highly neglected for the first time

Why yes, the cup is wood veneer!

The paper is from my Simon Says Stamp August kit.

The sentiment is SRM Sticker is from their Summer collection.  I smacked it on a wood veneer circle that I picked up in J’s unfinished wood section.

I was inspired by

I loved seeing this on Taheerah’s blog…we’re in the process of putting together a joint office…darin already has an office downstairs so we’re converting the girl’s room {she is living in her apartment} into a joint office for me and the boy!  Currently he does his homework in his room, sitting on his bed, watching TV.  Don’t get me wrong, it works…he had all A’s last year but having a joint office will be even better.  I’m moving my computer over there, along with the printer.

Anywho’s, my card was inspired by:

All the exposed wood
the pops of color {especially from the washi}:  coffee sleeve
smidges of white:  coffee lid

My card was also inspired by

Yay for this challenge!  I LOVE shaped cards but never seem to make any!

and the last challenge…

I was, if you didn’t figure it out already, inspired by the coffee challenge!

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33 thoughts on “coffee = sunny smiles.”

  1. YAY! So glad it's being put to good use! Awesome job with the wood veneer and sweet paperpiecing. Hope your weekend is going well!

  2. oh this is adorable. love all that wood. I could not share an office. My husband and I tried that I talked NON STOP. HA! Your son sounds terrific.

  3. Now this is one awesome card Amy! Gah! I love the coffee cup shape and the papers…everything!

  4. Now this certainly perked up my Sunday!! I just *love* that woodgrain cup with just the right amount of colour pop from the band! Awesome sentiment sticker too! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

  5. This is fabulous, Amy, and so you!! I love the wood veneer coffee cup and the colors you used. I am not a coffee drinker (sacre bleu!!), but I would happily drink my vanilla steamed milk if it came in a a cup with this pop of color. πŸ˜‰

    Hope the office reno continues to come along well. Now,I need to find some wood veneer to add to my craft stash – interesting that I have not seen it in my local stores or on line yet. I must not be looking in the right places.

  6. Ohhhhhhhhhhh this is sooooooooo fun! I love love love love the cup shape and of course the wood!!!!!

  7. I am so glad that you are prompted by the challenges…your coffee shape card is AWESOME! I adore the lovely colors and use of SRM sentiment! CLEVER design, Amy! Congrats on the Virginia's View Facebook feature!

  8. I love that feeling of using things I've been neglecting! Your card is so fun! I love the color in the belly band!

  9. Oh, a coffee shaped card, awesome! And my desk looks just like that photo (laughing).

  10. omg! you soooooooooo totally had me at "wood veneer coffee cup"!!! πŸ™‚ but then of course i am WOW-ed by how many challenges you have totally ROCKED with this one amazingly fabulous card! YOWZA!

    ps: can't wait to see pics of the joint office, i bet it will be awesome!

  11. So, so cute, Amy! What a FUN idea for a shaped card! Absolutely love the wood veneer you used for the cup!

  12. What a cute shape card so perfect for Virginia's challenge and of course The SRM Challenge inspiration photo πŸ™‚

    Adorbs, Amy!

  13. Hmmm…I thought I comment on this, but I guess not! πŸ˜‰

    This is absolutely, ADORABLE! Love the wood veneer coffee cup and love the bright, happy paper! So sweet! Thanks too, for playing with us at The SRM Challenge! πŸ˜‰

  14. That coffee cup is so cute! I saw it on Virginia's View and had to tell you how much I like it.

  15. Hello *waving* Time for me to catch up, and this coffee card post – on a Saturday morning – is a perfect starting point! Adorable in every way! Sharing an office with your boy sounds excellent: bonding opportunities!

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