Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

It's about time I post my card for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I've had my card made, but life happens.

There are tons of fantastic sponsors again this time around and that means lots of prizes!!!  Have you made your card yet and linked it up?!  You have until Friday, March 6, at 11:55 p.m. to do so!  You can find all the details here!

I used a bright yellow watercolor as a background for my coffee themed card as well as some little pink flower sequins to go along with the spring theme.

I used the adorable new Daily Brew set from Ms. Kimm Creates.  For ink, I used SU's Soft Suede, a color that is becoming a favorite of mine all over again lately.

After I and DS3 fell ill with the good ole "stomach flu" over the past two days, I'm finally feeling more like myself (although, coffee doesn't sound good quite yet!) and ready to tackle life again.  I must admit, I'm feeling a bit OCD when it comes to disinfecting things around the house with bleach water!  This stuff is one of the trickier viruses to get rid of, surviving on surfaces for days rather than hours.  DS3 will be staying home again tomorrow as his appetite isn't quite back to normal yet and I don't want to send him back to school contagious!  Holding my breath for the rest of the family!

I hope you've had a wonderful Wednesday!



CASology in a Basket

It's Tuesday and you know what that means! A new cue word is going up over at CASology and this one, my friends, may prove to be a true challenge.

Spring is supposedly coming soon and that means Easter is too.  That's one route you could take this cue word...Easter basket.  Of course, you wouldn't have to attach any theme to a basket at all and just go with a plain ole basket of some sort.  Me?  I thought this one over and then it hit me!  Retail therapy always involves a basket, does it not?!  Of course, I don't usually use one of those hand held types because a basket on wheels is more my style these days when out shopping.  It's got a handy seat for DD and it's got lots of room for things not on my shopping list.  sigh.

I went uber clean and simple with my design...

Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Market Fresh)

Those little UPC codes on packages can be quite elusive sometimes, but I made sure it's easy to find on this card.  It's even down at the bottom of the card like most real ones are!  I pay attention to details like that, you know.  This really could have been a one layer card now that I think about it, but alas, I presently have a good sized to do list going right now and "remake card" is not on it.

I hope you'll take some time to show the rest of the design team & this week's guest designer some blog love on their blogs this week!  They've done a wonderful job of interpreting the cue word!

Melissa Chipperfield - You are here. 
Guest Designer:  Michelle 

Be sure and link up your own BASKET creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win a fantastic prize from Cindy B Designs, our sponsor this week!

Have a terrific Tuesday!


Prickley Pear Bird Greetings

It's Monday and time for more Prickley Pear inspiration!  I think most of us are feeling the need for spring's arrival about now.  I, for one, am hoping for an early spring this year, but not letting my hopes get too high.  Mother Nature always seems to have a mind of her own!

I went with a spring looking image for today's card.  It's the cute new Singing Bluebirds image!

I used a sentiment from the Butterflies Clear set since it goes along with this image well.  The image was colored with Copic markers & a touch of sparkle was added to the blossoms using a Wink of Stella brush marker.

Be sure and check out the Prickley Pear blog for more Monday inspiration from the design team!

Have a marvelous Monday!



Happiness is...

...a pretty hat.

...a much needed nap.

...good food.

...true love.

...children's giggles.

...food for the soul.

...ordered priorities.

...time spent wisely.

...rest at a day's end.



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