I was super excited when my online friend Debra asked me to be a guest blogger on her once a month event called, Coffee and a Card with Debra and Celeste on her blog, Meticulosity. I’m not sure how Debra and I first met – it may have been over on the Coffee Lover’s facebook group since we both share a LOVE for coffee. On the other hand, it may have been when I was with amuse|studio and they had their Stamp Out Breast Cancer campaign. Debra is a survivor of Thyroid cancer and is amazingly generous! This month she is featuring CTMH Stronger Together stamp set which they have released as a way to raise funds for the Red Cross.
As guest blogger I was allowed to pick a “theme” and I found this lovely mood board. Celeste said she has a hard time with color challenges but remember you can also go with the mood or elements in the photo. That’s what I love about these types of inspiration pieces! And, oh by the way, Celeste created a beautiful card using these colors so she really was unnecessarily tough on herself but I find we are our worst critics! She is blogging over at Crafting Junky so be sure to check out her post as well.
Even though I typically don’t go bonkers for Christmas too early, I am in the midst of planning my Christmas card workshop for Nov 6 and 7 so that has given me some tunnel vision! I went with the 3 focal colors of the mailboxes as my inspiration but I also feel like I brought in the texture of the gray wall with my panel on the bottom of the card. My “green” is not quite the exact shade but I hope you don’t mind!
I am, I find, a CAS cardmaker but I really love being able to add some tiny details that make a card extra special. The tiny stars are from CTMH‘s The Thought That Counts – a fun and sassy tag set. The sentiment and ornaments are from CTMH’s Silver and Gold cardmaking stamp set. Inks and paper are also from Close To My Heart.
I love a good cup of coffee (and some treats! It’s Ginger Snap season again – yay!!) while I craft. How about you? I’ve been enjoying some Almond Milk creamer these days, so yummy! I love this coffee mug – it’s beautiful and is part of a set of four: one orange, one yellow, one blue and this green one. Happiness is a pretty cup of GOOD coffee! Speaking of good coffee, I may be in the market for a new coffee maker soon. Mine has been acting up!
Thanks again Deb and Celeste for inviting me to join your fun tradition of a Card and Coffee! I’m honored and it’s been a lot of fun!