Thursday, September 29, 2011

Perk Up...

It's been awhile since I posted. Do you ever get burnt out from stamping? I do sometimes, especially after a huge DT release. Ideas run through my head, but sometimes the thought of putting them to paper can be a bit overwhelming. It usually takes another commitment to get me in the groove, and the CCEE Stampers Challenge did just that.

We were to include anything postage on our projects. Well, I used the new Postage Stamps dies from Spellbinders (you can find them at Stampers Dream)along the bottom of my card. For the images, I used Verve's Better with You set. LOVE the mug, and all the little extras included in this sweet coffee/tea set. See the swirls down by the hearts? Those were stamped with one of the steam images in the set. I used both "steams" above the mug too, with Latte and French Roast inks by a muse.

The paper is all from one of my favorite companies, My Mind's Eye. It's from their Rosy Lost & Found Collection. You can find this paper at Stampers Dream also, as well as the Picot Edge Circle die (Spellbinders), that I framed the mug with.

That's it for today. Thank you so very much for stopping by. Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers Blog to see how the girls interpreted this week's postage theme!!

Happy Stamping!

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Stamps: Better with You (Verve)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Rosy (Lost & Found MME)
Ink: Vintage Sepia (Versafine), Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress), French Roast and Latte (a muse) and Bronze Queue (ColorBox)
Accessories: Postage Stamp, Picot Edge Circle and Standard Circle dies (Spellbinders), Ribbon (Martha Stewart), Brad (Basicgrey), Button (PTI), Lace (Kaisercraft), Sewing Machine

18 comments:

StampOwl said...

Gorgeous card Tosh, glad we got ya stamping

Mommy said...

Wow this is such a beautiful card! I love the way you used the steam stamps from the set! Love the color combo and MME papers! Isn't MME the greatest!

Trina said...

This is the perfect card to come back with! It is so sweet and looks great!

Tanya said...

wow, this is gorgeous! and that paper, oh wow, I have to check it out.

Traci M said...

Tosh, I love it!! That is such a fun layout and considering my love for coffee, too...great card!! Thanks for sharing!

wannabcre8tive said...

Wonderfully done, Tosh. I love the newspaper print behind your image and that gorgeous ribbon. A perfect time to have those postage stamp dies.

Marisa said...

Great papers and love the little hearts at the bottom and your multi-looped bow is amazing! Time to go get myself a cup of coffee :)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Yes, Tosh, I do get burn out from stamping occasionally. I actually enjoyed my two-week break from stamping due to my surgery. I think it's important to step back occasionally and rejuvenate our creativity.
Your card is so beautiful! How do you do that multi-looped bow? It's exquisite!

Barb said...

this card is so lovely. that bow is amazing! so beautiful!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very PRETTY Tosh, I love your soft colors!~

Susan (rainy) said...

Lovin' these wonderful warm colors! What a beautiful beautiful card!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

LOVE the layout, the distressing, the sponging (of course), and the fun image......warm and inviting

Deborah Anton said...

SO beautiful!! Soft and subtle

Luanne said...

Om my, this is adorable! I love the newsprint under the coffee cup! Perfect combination. Darling card!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, so love the colors/papers and the design is really neat too!

Bernie said...

Yep I get burnt out as well but boy you came back with a bang! Love this card, fantastic colors and design.
Blessings Bernie

Pet73 said...

What a great card! Great sketch and wonderful papers! Very pretty!

Carmen said...

I found thiscard on pinterestand loved it so much that I've spent about an hour finding your post. Everyone had pinned it to your blog, but not the actual post. My mom is going for surgery and I hope to make her a card something like this one, though I doubt it'll turn out as nice as yours. It truly is a beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing your talents!

 
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