Guest Blogger over at Coffee and Cards with Deb and Celeste!

CTMH Silver and Gold cardmaking stamp set | CAS Christmas Card

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!

CTMH The Thought That Counts close up plus CTMH Silver and Gold cardmaking stamp set
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.

CTMH Silver and Gold cardmaking stamp set | CAS Christmas Card

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!

3 responses to “Guest Blogger over at Coffee and Cards with Deb and Celeste!

  1. I’m so glad you joined Deb and I this month Chris! Your card is absolutely stunning and I love that you nibbled in ginger snaps as a treat while creating such a festive holiday card!

  2. LOVE your card, Chris !! This is one of my favorite challenges since it involves MAIL !! And I love your coffee picture too. Thanks so much for joining in with us.. You fit right in .. So thankful for our friendship !!

  3. How pretty Chris!
    Yes to Gingersnaps, I just had some from Trader Joe’s that were amazing.

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