Thursday, September 29, 2016

i love you a latte, amy tsuruta!

i enjoy coffee quite a bit, too; and we all know that making cards is my favorite thing, so it's a bit of a puzzle that this is the first time in a couple of years i've gotten my act together to make a card which celebrates all of those things, but at last i've made something for the 2016 fall coffee lovers' blog hop, woohoo!


i'm hoping this is autumnal enough for the seasonal hop... i went with a sort of loose back-to-school theme is somewhat fall(ish) colors, at least partially so i could add the gorgeous eyelet outlet book washi tape which i absolutely love. the fab new coffee cup and coffee bead brads are eyelet outlet, as well, and so is the skinny hearts washi. i've also got a dictionary page with COFFEE actually on it, that i consider a bit of a triumph, lol! and a couple of the tiny sunflowers from a bouquet my aunt found at a garage sale.

vintage dictionary page + sunflowers from my stash; coffee brads and washi tapes: eyelet outlet; cardstock diecuts: october afternoon; patterned paper: american crafts, october afternoon, with scraps of basic grey and doodlebug for paper piecing; pink twine: lawn fawn; ink: ranger archival for stamping, colorbox chalk for edges; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape

i'm jumping in on the current retro rubber challenge (#48), "all tied up" and for once i know EXACTLY how old my stamps are! mick and keef, the two adorable monstas, were carved for me by my girl gina for a monsta swap we did in 2009 (!!!); the coffee sentiment stamp is from the first set of stamps my friend becca cruger designed for stamplorations (in sept 2015), it's called "literary caffeine-ations" and is still available from that fine company! :)


be sure to check out the fall coffee lovers' blog hop, say "hey" the lovely miss amy and soak up the glorious inspiration in the readers' gallery. oh, did i mention there's a chance at some amazing prizes?! you know, if you like that sorta thing... 

23 comments:

  1. Fabulous card, Lauren, love those coffee cup brads...I gotta get me some.

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  2. What a fun card Lauren! I love the sentiment, I am a coffee lover too. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber!

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  3. This is full of so much fun! Cute monsters, awesome papers & washi. And coffee brads?! Will have to look into those for sure.

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  4. Such an unusual card, I love it and the little coffee cups are cute too. Xx

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  5. Such an unusual card, I love it and the little coffee cups are cute too. Xx

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  6. So so cute! A great card to merge the challenges. I love the merging of school and coffee. My kids will agree with that one. LOL The twine is a great touch without overwhelming the other details. BUT my favorite part is the adorable coffee bean on the flower - adorable!! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

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  7. Adorable card! I love that it is for coffee!! And I love the mix of the papers and embellies! I am envious of all of the layering to end up with such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

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  8. So cute! Love your combination of images on this one!

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  9. Lauren, I love this, its so much fun, all the various elements layered to perfection. Thanks for playing with us again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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  10. Oh Lauren, I adore that pattern paper with the line of books, it's so beautiful!! and love all your die cuts using different patterns.
    All the details are awesome, those little coffee brads are just so darn cute.
    Thank you for sharing at RETRO RUBBER, hope you come back to the gallery again.
    XO
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  11. I'm here, finally.
    This card makes me happy.
    monstas + coffee = ♡

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  12. Great card and your subject matter is awesome!

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  13. Lauren, this is such a fun and colorful card. The monstas are adorable; what cherished stamps you have!! Love the sentiment... it would be perfect for several of my friends (and family!) Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber "tied up" theme as well as confirming the age of your stamps. Love seeing you in our gallery. (Your blog name is so memorable, LOL... :)

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