Substantial Coffee

Hi friends!  I survived to Friday! {grin}  My kiddos have been sick again and we're back to waking up several times throughout the night to do breathing treatments.  Needless to say, coffee is pretty much what I've been living on lately!  And today I'm sharing my final card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  It's the last day to link up and I'm pretty proud that I was able to create 7 cards for the hop this go round.



It's also the first Friday of a new month of Viva la Verve sketches, and I'm up on the VLV Sketches blog with a fun new sketch to kickstart your month.  I hope you'll play along!

While I'm a traditional stamper for life, I've been having a lot of fun with the Latte Love digi.  One really fun thing is the ability to resize things.  I wanted a GIANT cup to go with this favorite sentiment from the Delightful & Delicious set, so I resized the cup image, then printed with my laser printer and colored with copics.  The papers are from the Story of Fall, I went with some solid prints, then added some tone on tone accents with the Gothic layering stencil from tim holtz.  I added some Sprightly Sprigs die cuts for accent, then added a bit of lace trim to bring out the teals I used to color the cup.  Lots of distressing and a fun fall leaf embossed background layer finishes things off.


Thanks so much for stopping by and for humoring me and my coffee obsession all week long.  I promise I'll start stamping with other things again soon!  {grin}

VLV October Week 1 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Delightful & Delicious, Latte Love Digital freebie (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Story of Fall (Echo Park), early espresso, crumb cake (SU!)
Ink: wild honey, dried marigold, ground espresso distress ink (Ranger), early espresso (SU!), copic markers
Accessories: Sprightly Sprigs Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), clear embossing powder (Judikins), leaves embossing folder (Darice), lace trim, paper distresser

26 comments

  1. Beautiful card. I didn't know you could resize digis. I love your coffee cup in all it's bright colours.

    Beth
    http://sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog

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  2. Julee, it really has been a lot of fun to play with these guys! I can't thank you enough. I wouldn't have gone out and bought coffee themed stamps, so the freebie made it possible for me to participate more in the hop along. :) I am very sorry your little sweet ones are sick again and will say a special prayer for your family. Love this beautiful card, so perfectly designed! Glad you had some creative to relieve the stresses of mommydom. ;0

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  3. Love your card and the pretty fall colors and distressing.

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  4. really pretty. love the colors and the layering!

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  5. Love those rich colors and of course your signature distressing.

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  6. More swoon worthy fall colours - happy sigh.... :) Adore the teal leaves and the springs. Fabulous as always and glad you got some inky time, spread out as it was ;)

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  7. Such gorgeous creation, great take on the sketch!!!!

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  8. Stunning & rich. Love the distressing.

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  9. Another awesome card, Julee, thanks for sharing your time and talent with everyone this week!

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  10. Gorgeous card! love the colors

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  11. Such a beautiful card, Julee!! I love the super-sized coffee cup and the awesome distressing you added to your card. Thank you again for your inspiration this week and I hope your kiddos are fast on the road to recovery soon!

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  12. Gorgeous! Love the deep rich colors!

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  13. Awesome card! Love the sentiment

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  14. Your cup and card are GORGEOUS! Love that lace!!

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  15. This is super gorgeous - adore the colors and layers!

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  16. Sorry to hear about the boys being sick :(
    You're a rockstar...7 cards!!!!!!!!!!
    This one is absolutely amazing....I'm always floored by your use of color...gorgeous!!!! Hang in there Julee!!!

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  17. Gorgeous... you make beautiful things... I'm following you..

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  18. Just gorgeous Julee! I hope you're feeling better!

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  19. Hope the kiddos are feeling better by now, and that your schedule is more normal now. Another stunning card. This one is stunning in its design and colors. Love the bigger cup, and that punny sentiment. The embossing and distressing adds so much interest to this beauty. Wonderful card. Bev

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  20. What a beautiful card again.... LOVE the lace :)

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  21. wow! amazing colors. awesome distressing. love it!

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  22. great sentiment! beautiful card - love the color choices!

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  23. Just gorgeous and love the patterned paper you used! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

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  24. Very beautifully coloured, great distressing!!

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