Thursday, March 30, 2017

thanks a latte!

it's time for another coffee lovers' blog hop which i'm sure we all know is always a time of joy, jubilation and of course caffeination, lol! and i'm not just saying that because my lovely friend amy tsuruta is one of the founders and hostesses. (but she is!)

Spring Hop 2017 

my card was inspired by another lovely friend, my SOS dt sister christine dring, who used a fantastic image from stamplorations to make this card, that i absolutely fell in love with. i was stumped for a bit, as don't actually OWN that stamp... (well, not yet, lol!) ...but while i was drooling over the card, i realized that i could re-create a similar look using eyelet outlet coffee brads and doughnut brads. so i did. see? 


for the placement of my elements, i've used this week's sketch saturday layout, which i think you'll agree is rather fab. i'd also like to thank those lovely ladies for the shout-out to my plaid + bling + doily tree card from last week! ♥



you can see that i've rotated the whole sketch 90 degrees clockwise. since the sketch called for a slightly bigger central panel, and since i just happened to have the perfect sized scrap of creamy paper with tan hearts on it, i moved my sentiment up above the focal image and used alphabet stickers that let it blend in with the coffee cups and those uber-cute doughnuts! i really love the two little triangle shapes in the sketch, which remind me of old school photo corners! i made mine by wrapping those two edges in little strips of eyelet outlet glitter copper washi tape.


and now you really need to head on over to the coffee loving cardmakers blog to check out all the gorgeous dt and reader cards in the spring hop gallery AND drool over the awesome prizes... it's not too late to join the fun! ♥

19 comments:

  1. I love this card. It's so lovely.

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  2. Oh my goodness, how awesome is this? Yes, I'd love 5 cups of coffee and 4 donuts :)
    I love how you were inspired....such a fun post💚

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  3. Oh my gosh...donuts and coffee..that incredible combination of sugar and caffeine? Seriously not since full sugar soda has something been this fab!

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  4. Those brads are super adorable!!! Love this card - all the elements work so well together and yes, I thought of photo corners too!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  5. Lauren, so nice to see you in the Sketch Saturday gallery. This card makes me want doughnuts NOW!! LOL. I love that you rotated the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday. Cx

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  6. Love doughnuts & coffee!! Love this card too! SUPER sweet!

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  7. Hi, Lauren!
    Coffee and donuts are a perfectly yummy combo, and this card is just PRECIOUS!! Great colors and a lovely design!
    Have a blessed day,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh yummy!!! Love these cups and donuts!!! Great combo of colors too!!!

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  9. These little doughnuts look good enough to eat! Amazing!

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  10. Look at all those goodies lined up, love your card.

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  11. Your donuts are yummy, love this pretty creation!

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  12. This is just fabulous in every way - love it!

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  13. Awesome, I need to get me some of those brads.

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  14. I love this and to think you used brads in part of the creation of it. Wow!

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  15. I totes adores this card!! Loves loves loves it!
    Those brads are da bomb!
    Thanks for playing along with us at SKETCH SATURDAY!!

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  16. I'm honored and humbled that you were inspired to case my card! Your version is all kinds of amazing! LOVE those coffee and doughnut brads! Totally adorable!

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  17. this is so nice!
    yummi donuts!

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  18. Oh my gosh, I just love this coffee card! Adorable! Hugs, Autumn

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