Wednesday, July 31, 2019

One Day at a Time



Are you a coffee lover? Or maybe tea? If you answered, "Yes!" then the Coffee Lover's Blog is for you. Twice yearly, the owner, Amy Tsurata, conducts a huge Blog Hop where participants can win some great prizes from well-known merchants. Monthly there is also a challenge on a smaller scale.

I received an invitation from Lisa, who is a dear friend, and CLC Design Team member, to participate with her and her mom, Sue, in introducing a new idea for CLC - the Buddy. (BTW, Sue is the culprit who introduced me to card making.) We picked the sketch from the Paper Smooches archives. We agreed to do our own interpretation of the same sketch using Paper Smooches products. The original sketch is on the left. I flipped the sketch horizontally as seen in the image on the right.


We met on a Saturday afternoon, shared ideas and supplies, made our cards, and laughed a lot while enjoying Lisa's hospitality and the attention from the ever-present pets, Mickey and Slim. We finished off our day with dinner at Red Lobster. Just imagine all that brain power and creativity harnessed in one room!


I used one of Paper Smooches newest stamp and die sets for the cute sun with glasses as well as the coffee cup. The kite was fussy cut from patterned paper and the flowers were cut using punches. All of the patterned papers were scraps. The strip of green was trimmed using a border die. The sentiment is also from Paper Smooches.

 
 
Join us at the Coffee Lover's Blog!
 
From left to right, Melanie (that's me), Lisa and Sue
 
Materials
Stamps: Paper Smooches "Sunnyville" & "Inhale Exhale" (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party
Paper: Scraps from stash
Dies: Paper Smooches "Sunnyville" & "Cuppa Sunshine"; Lawn Fawn (border)
Punches: Stampin' Up!
Misc.: Foam tape and gems from stash


23 comments:

  1. This was such a fun time to get together with each other to make our Buddy Cards...Lisa's was completed before we left for the day; but we ended up taking ours home to complete so what a pleasant surprise it was to see your beautiful card sunny card. And thanks for showing me a real flip.

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    1. We had a great time at our "mini-crop" on Saturday! Regarding the real flip... you're welcome. LOL!

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  2. Absolutely darling! I love the bright colors and the flowers are sooo fun! Thanks for sharing your coffee buddy creation!

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  3. This is so cute! :) Love the bright colors.

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  4. Love how your card turned out! So happy you could join me up on the CLC blog and what a fun day we had! You finally got a chance to meet Mickey... I think he has a crush on you! And thankful every day that Mom introduced us... love you Melanie!

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    1. Thank you for the invitation to spend the afternoon with you and your mom. It was a great day! And I think Mickey and I connected on a level that only a true dog-lover can appreciate.

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  5. Sweet card! Love the cup of flowers and the pretty papers you chose! The Cuppa Sunshine die is awesome!

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  6. Adorable card! I love the coffee cup and the flowers cut from tiny prints. So much fun!

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  7. Such fun crafting
    buddies! Your card
    looks so cheerful
    and bright.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. Your colorful card is so darned cute! I love the colors and patterns all over!

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  9. What a cute card! Love the bright colors and fun images. Perfect design! :)

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  10. So happy and cheerful and an adorable scene. LOVE the cuppa flowers and sunshine, of course.

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  11. Oh my goodness!! What awesome creation, I Love the bright flowers overflowing the cup! But more impressive & FUN is what great friendships & creative get-togethers! I have a Crafting Buddy who lets me come over and "play" almost every week ideas off and we bounce ideas around and come up with new cards each week.

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  12. that coffee cup die is just adorable and all the patterns make for a cheery card.

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  13. Great, bright cheery card. Love that coffee cup. Thanks or sharing.

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  14. What a fun and cheery card! So happy you have a fun group to craft with.

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  15. So super sweet! Thanks for the inspiration ! Terri Burson

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  16. What a fun time you must have had!
    I’d love to have more crafty dates
    with my sisters or friends. Work
    gets in the way! Your card is lovey!

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  17. What a fun card and nice you got to create with your friends! I am enjoying the Coffee Dates.

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