Monday, September 26, 2016

Cheers to the Happy "Cupple"


I want to say Arigato, Gracias, Merci, Danke, and Mahalo (all lots of thanks) to Verna A. for helping me to join the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Group. Whew! Was that ever a bumpy road, but she showed me how to get there!!! Thank you, Verna!!!!

Why did I want to join? I LOVE coffee! I love Kona Coffee. Once you taste it, there's no going back. But it's a treat for me because of the price - I only get it a few times per year, (and we grow it in our back yard)! I just cannot get up to pick the cherries or get them to a processor. But they are so pretty and today about half of them are deep red, ready for picking.

Our daughter is arriving tomorrow from Santa Rosa to keep on helping us de-clutter our decades of lives with raising kids and moving and traveling, and all the little things that just build up. I asked Bruce to buy her a pound of this wondrous Kona Coffee as a little gift to take back home to her hubby. I hope she can stay the full week because we need a lot of help (I'm beyond help).

The card is stamped using the "Coffee" Stamp Set from GKD designed by Claire Brennan. The images are stamped in deep brown ink and the teensie weensie flowers/dot background are stamped in a baby blue. I used the same brown ink to color the white seam binding to match the browns, then added brown and clear sequins. My fingers are now espresso color! I drew shelves with Memento Blue Markers. Wink of Stella covers the sugar cubes in the bowl ♥

Stamp Set: "Coffee" by Claire Brennan for GKD
Inks: Hero Arts "Cup o Joe" (seriously, that's the name) and "Soft Pool"
Background Ink is Memento "Desert Sand"
Background Stamp: SU "Script Irish Blessing"
Cardstock: GKD 120# white base; AC Royal Blue layering base
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh "Espresso," "Clear," and "Aquamarine"

Mahalo to Verna for helping me!
Mahalo to each of you for stopping by!
With aloha ♥