Monday, March 21, 2016

Mojo Monday #440

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I was in the mood to make a coffee themed card due to the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop that is on right now.

Didn't have to go far as Verve has some great coffee/tea sets :)   I used the newly released Coffee Helps along with the coordinating Cup for all Seasons die set.

After I was done, realized I didn't go with a spring theme or colour combination (pumpkins in March only occur in Cinderella I think LOL), so the Coffee Lover's police may put me in jail, or if I am lucky, just a warning wink, wink.  Regardless, it was great fun making this card and it now calls for a quick trip to Starbucks to satisfy my latte carving LOL!

All the challenge details are over on the Mojo Monday blog and you can also view all the wonderful Mojo Makers samples.  Should you wish more details on the Mojo Maker's cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.


We had a full weekend with my son reffing two games and my daughter and I touring one of the universities she applied and  got accepted to.   My son was actually reffing on campus so we were planning to take a quick tour while he reffed, but as fate would have it (or as I like to say, a total God thing occurred), we tripped across the fact they were having a "preview weekend" for incoming and interested students.  That allowed my daughter and I to attend some info sessions, talk to profs from the history and education department (she wants to be a history teacher),  got a campus tour and an overall scope of the campus.

My mama heart knows this is where she is meant to be.  So many doors are opening to make this possible :)   They have a very hefty tuition which we could not afford short of a miracle, and she has received a sizable academic and financial scholarship that brings the tuition on par to the places she has applied to, the commute is very short (20 minutes), she gets a mentor her first year, classes are small and so much more.  She is a bit of a "deer in the headlights" right now as everything is quite overwhelming now and she hates change, but once she takes some time to decompress, I am praying she reaches the same conclusion without our having to play the heavy.    Fun times {grin}!




 


What's In It?
Stamps: Coffee Helps (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Collectible and Indie (My  Mind's Eye), Sage Shadow (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Cup For All Seasons Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve),  Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crimper (Fiskars), Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals 

39 comments:

Cindy Boney said...

Gorgeous card! Love the patterned paper combo and colors!

CherylQuilts said...

Ah, Marisa, first of all, I love your card and love the DP you've used with the sweet little latte cups and pumpkins! And with flowers, they come in pumpkin colors, and your card reminds me of spring with all the flowers on your DP. So there - it's springy - hehe! What a joy to read about your weekend with your son's reffing at the university and how God opens doors in such a surprising and delightful way! Yes, He loves to delight us, doesn't He? And I'll be praying for you all, including thanking Him for His provision of reducing the tuition load, should He lead her there. Precious mom you are! Hugs, sweet friend!

Stampingcountry said...

What a pretty take on today's Mojo Monday Card Sketch!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the colors and papers. TFS

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is beautiful, Marisa! The boys eat pumpkin bread year round, so I think it's all good! :)

Sue Reynolds said...

I don't think you will go to jail...your flowers can be spring or fall, or in Arizona any time of the year. Love the design foral paper you used, and a great layout...love it.

Karen Aicken said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colours y chose!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card Marisa! Great take on the sketch!!!

Judy said...

love your card ...the papers you used and the colors ...awesome

Ceal said...

Beautiful! love the colors and your choice of papers

Kim Heggins said...

This is just so beautiful! I love all the wonderful layers.

Bunny said...

Cute card. Love the paper and the layout.

Karen B. said...

Awesome design layout and paper choices.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty card! I think the flowers are quite Spring-like in color, so maybe no police for you. lol

~amy~ said...

Such a beautiful card Marisa..I don't know about you but I'd never refuse a slice of pumpkin bread...ever.

Good luck to your girl...I have 2 kids in college, 1 locally that lives on campus and the other one on the complete opposite coast.

Ann said...

Cute card and love the floral DP.

Michelle said...

Love these pretty layers!

Tonya said...

Great card! And pumpkins are just perfect. :-)

Lisa said...

So beautiful! Love your color combo!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Marisa!!!
LOVE the design and colours, they work wonderfully with the floral panels!!!
WOW - it sounds like life is full at the moment, wishing you and your family luck with the decision making, studies and activities :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Marissa, glad to see you here! Have a wonderful Tuesday and Happy Hopping!

Shelly said...

This is so pretty!!

Helen F. said...

Awesome card! Best wishes on the Decision making :-)

Cathy P. said...

So pretty. Recognized your sketch right away. Love how you used it here.

Celeste Goff said...

This card is beyond gorgeous! Love the beautiful colors and papers and the layout is fabulous!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your colors in these papers! I could drink Pumpkin Spice lattes in the spring as well as the fall and am sure pumpkins are growing right now somewhere in the world!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is the most precious coffee card, Marisa. I absolutely LOVE it. I'd be so grateful to have you stop by my blog to take a peek at my coffee card. I'm glad I found your wonderul blog.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Lisa Jarvis said...

Love the colors!

Barbara Derksen said...

Hi Marisa

OF COURSE your card is amazing - perfect balance of fun and bright and such a terrific take on the sketch. But I have to ask DID you get to Starbucks? I wish we had one in our town - no, strike that, Danger Danger...

Oh Marisa, I'm praying for your daughter, your whole family. Its times of blessings like this that we DO feel the privilege of God's presence in a way thats almost totally overwhelming. I am so happy for you. Thank you for sharing your testimony here!

cm said...

I think you've received some wonderful signs that this *is* the campus for your daughter and, once she's had some time grapple with this exciting, yet sometimes daunting, new stage of life, she'll reach the same conclusion. Sending prayers and hugs that the light will burn brightly for her, guiding her on what appears to be a 'meant for her' journey. As for your card: what else to say but I love it a latte!
Hugs~c

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty and fun!

Bad Kitty said...

beautiful card!
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Fiki

Hetty said...

Wow, what a beautiful card.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I really like that layout. Great take on the sketch. tfs

StampingbugKerry said...

So love the papers you selected. The layout is fun too. How about those pumpkins! Never too soon for a pumpkin latte is it??? LOL

Gail said...

Lovely card! Fabulous layout too!

Tracie Pond said...

Pretty color combo.

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nwilliams6 said...

A great combination of papers! Wonderful image and sentiment too. This is a card almost all my friends and family would love. Hugz