Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Let's Get Together

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This week's sketch is brought to us by Diva Anya from the Verve Inspiration Team.  When I first saw the sketch it reminded me of a coffee cup (mug with a handle) so I decided to make a coffee themed card using Verve's Java Joy and Sip and Savor sets.  I recently had a five hour coffee (yes you read right!) with a very good friend of mine and wanted to send her this card as a thank you.  Our life does happen over coffee because we don't get to see each other nearly as often as we would like to so we literally do get caught up on life over coffee.

I created my own patterned paper using the Java stamp and combined the sentiments from the two sets.  An arrow was a fun way of highlighting the "let's get together" sentiment which I faux stitched on to the focal panel.  I paper pieced the coffee cup, added some ribbon and was good to go.  Now I have a rather large craving for a decaf latte!  May have to indulge in a quick trip to Starbucks for one.

The kids are back in school again and we are all settling back into our regular routines again.  Soccer for my son, piano for my daughter, some working for hubby for me and a bit more regular stamping time once again - yeah!  

Any friend you need to share life with over coffee?  Go for it!



What's In It?
Stamps: Java Joy and Sip and Savor (Verve) 
Paper: Early Espresso, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral and Designer DSP (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen 
Ink: Black 
Accessories: Arrow Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Tab Die (My Favorite Things), Scalloped Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

17 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh this is so very cool! I love how you created your own background paper...and the color combo is fabulous Marisa!

Andrea Ewen said...

Super fun card, Marisa...love the neutral palette with that amazing splash of pink! Yes, let's DO get together! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous! LOVE the Verve coffee sets! Need that Sip and Savor set!!

Lee-Anne said...

Good morning, Marisa! Love the neutrals with the little pop of color! And...you skewed the panel...well done! :) Cute layered embellie and crimped arrow! Hugs,

Vicki Dutcher said...

5 hour coffee sounds fun! :) Great card with the skewed panel and pop of color

Ravengirl said...

This looks great! I can see the coffee mug in the sketch!

Maureen said...

coffee time is always a must! This is the perfect card to send to your friend :) Love the little arrow pointing to the second sentiment.

Mary Ann said...

Super cute card!

Katina said...

Another great card Marisa (and skewed panels happen so effortlessly these days, lol!) Love the paper you stamped too.
xx

Chris D. said...

Wow! What a great card Marisa!

Vickie Z said...

Wo derful use of the sketch! Love me some coffee and perfect for your friend!!

Kathy Jones said...

This is fabulous Marisa!!! Fab and funky!! Love the splash of pink and the corrugated arrow!!! Looks amazing!! :)

Jen said...

Oh, that sentiment says it all! Great card!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Love this "sharing life" coffee card. Great job on that background. And such a fun crimped arrow. Beautiful card.

Benzi said...

What a perfect card for your friend. I love it. Five hours of coffee??? You two must have really been hyped up after that session. :-)

Viv said...

I thought that stitching was REAL!! Amazing card and the colours are beautiful! xxx

Bonnie said...

Nothing better than a cup (or cups) of coffee and friendly conversation! What a lovely card to honor that!