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All I Want for Christmas…

Hello, Hope you are doing well! Today I am playing along with the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge and what they want us to do is make our card masculine. Of course, it must also be Coffee and Christmas-related. I have had this sentiment and fun fold card panel waiting in a drawer for years and I am so happy to finally put it to use.

Card Details: The sentiment is probably from Stampin Up. The AND die and coffee cups are from MFT, and the arrow and Coffee die on the inside are from Verve. I used a bit of Antique Linen Oxide ink to ink up the coffee cups.

I am so glad I finally took the time to once again play along with this challenge, as it’s certainly time to get started on those Christmas cards. Have you started on yours? I have ten done so far!

Take care, Nanc’



Hello, I hope all is well with you! It’s Thursday so you can probably figure out that it is time for the next Topping at Seize the Birthday. Julie is our hostess and she has a very fun topping for us this time around. What is your Beverage of choice? I guess it would depend on the time of day. Although, I am a huge coffee drinker and can drink it morning noon, and night. The staff at DD know me by name. LOL I thought it would be the perfect time to make another Gift Card Holder. I totally failed to take a photo of the inside of the card and it is long gone. So I will show you the die below so you get the idea.

I am going to add this card to the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge as well!

Card Details: Here is a photo of the die so you can see how it works. As you can see the cup itself is the cardholder and you decorate the sleeve. I have used some coffee cups from MFT to do just that. The hashtag greeting was gifted to me and is from Papertrey Ink. I stumbled upon the DSP in my stash and that was a happy find and helped me choose my color direction! The Chevron EF is from SU.

Now, head on over to Seize the Birthday and you can see a huge variety of beverages! I hope you will be inspired to join us.

Take care, Nanc’



Hello,  Over the past few weeks I have been having fun playing with my new coffee set from the Greetery. I know it’s not necessarily a “NEW” set but it’s new to me.  I sometimes ponder a purchase to make sure the want is still there and doesn’t trail off.  My mom always made me sleep a few nights on my decisions or purchases.   I think that is such great advice.  Sometimes like you, I don’t have that much willpower. LOL  I am not sure what I like more the coffee cup, the little spoon, or that die coaster! Such a quick card that yields great results!

I am playing along over at Inkspirational where they want us to Angle it! I think I pretty much angled everything on this card.

I hope you are having a wonderful day! Nanc’


Great ideas start with…

Want to sneak in a post really quick before I hit the hay.  I have been eyeing this great color combo over at The Color Throwdown this week and I finally snuck in a few minutes today while it was raining to play along.  I got out one of my all time favorite stamp sets from Verve called Coffee and its matching die too. I am in LOVE with the shape of this coffee mug! It super whimsical and cute at that same time.  I loved it so much, I decided to make my own background paper too. The coffee cup stamp doesn’t come with the heart, but I thought it worked really well, so I added it.

Thanks for always making my day with your visits and lovely comments. It sure makes me smile! Nanc’