Coffee Dreams and a Blog Hop

Hi friends!  It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time with Divas!  And I'm the first stop on the hop, so come hop along as we share our creations with this month's challenge theme... Winged Whimsy. As always, there's a PRIZE for commenting along the hop and also for a lucky challenge participant!


I went pretty whimsical with my approach to the theme, pairing  Better With You and Wings of Love for a dreamy little concoction close to my heart.  It's no secret that I love coffee, and with twin tazmanian devils two year olds running around the house, this girl runs on a LOT of coffee.   I do quite a bit of dreaming up things for Verve  (things that may or may not ever fly, but the dream is there!) while sipping a cup of joe, so I thought adding some wings to my cup would be the perfect fit!

I started with the coffee cup from  Better With You stamped on cream cardstock, then stamped the two wings from Wings of Love, overlapping the cup just a bit.  I stamped another cup, hand cut around it, colored the java jacket and then inked up with antique linen distress ink and glued over the top.  The wings are colored with a colorless blender and then highlighted with BG10 copic, for the mix of brown and aqua.  I stamped the dream sentiment between the cup and the steam, then sponged some ink around the edges and matted with a scallop square from early espresso cardstock.

The soft sky layer is stamped tone on tone with the coffee stain stamp, then I added the rule the world sentiment in early espresso.  A bit more sponging, then I added some espresso grosgrain diagonally to give a little balance to the layout.  My finished card size is 4.25 x 5.5".

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Next up on the hop is...  Amy!
1. Julee8. Sony
2. Amy9. Susan
3. Anya10. Stacey
4. Betty11. Maureen
5. Karen12. Marisa
6. Sankari13. Charmaine
7. Sarah14. Andrea

Be sure to check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

And last but not least, it's time for a new sale over in Verveland.  This month we've got some of my favorite summer products marked 20% off!



Enabler's List
Stamps: Better With You, Wings of Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft sky, early espresso (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: early espresso, softy sky, blender pen (SU!), antique linen (Ranger Distress), Copic marker
Accessories: espresso grosgrain ribbon (SU!), Scallop Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

31 comments

  1. Fabulous card the soft sky is such a pretty colour.

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  2. Love this card so much ~ TFS your creativity!

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  3. I love your chose of colors. Beautiful card.

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  4. Cute card and perfect sentiment. Love the color.

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  5. Wonderful take on the challenge. Love the wings on the cup. Had a good giggle about the two tazmanian devils - I definitely had one and can't fathom having two at once. Hugs to you!

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  6. Oh this is a great card - love the wings on the cup and the splotches on the soft sky layer.

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  7. Sounds like you are on the go with your boys. Love your winged coffee cup and that sentiment is perfect!

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  8. Great card! Love the sentiment!

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  9. OMGosh, isn't this the cutest. Coffee with wings. How creative and unique.

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  10. Love your card! Very imaginative!

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  11. LOVE this card, the sentiment is perfect. Love the background paper.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love the flying java! Makes me smile!!!!

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  13. Love this card, especially the blue...

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  14. from one coffee lover to another…I just adore this! Clever use of wings! ox

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  15. I adore this since I love my coffee too!!

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  16. Love the softly stamped background and the wings on the coffee cup. Great card!

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  17. Beautiful cards. There are many coffee available of different brand but the most I like is
    Kopi Luwak. It is a organic coffee so it is also good for health.

    Regard
    Finn Felton

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  18. Gorgeous card, I love the color combination you used here and your sentiment is so fun!

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  19. Great color combo and I love the idea of putting wings on a cup of coffee! There's been a few morning in my life where I felt like my coffee cup deserved angels wings.

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  20. Oh it turned out wonderfully. What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  21. Lovely--I like the soft colors and the addition of the wings.

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  22. Love the whimsical winged coffee. I know how I feel after a cup of coffee in the morning!

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  23. Beautiful card, whimsical and witty! I love your tone on tone background of the coffee rings. Great choice of colors!

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  24. Julee, this is such a great card. The soft blue with the coffee time colours work a treat. I just love your use of these two sets of stamps.
    Sue. C

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  25. Hmmmm, I think I agree with that sentiment. Great job on this. Would be a great accompaniment for Coffee House Gift card.

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  26. Love the winged coffee cup. For my caffeine I go to Pepsi. I'd have to change the design. Cute card.

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  27. Ha! What a great sentiment even though I don't drink coffee. : ) Great card; the wings attached to the coffee cup are a great combination.

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  28. Beautiful layout, pretty card

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  29. great card, lovely presentation of the stamps

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  30. I love coffee and I love this fun card. The wings were a great idea!

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