Wednesday, November 7, 2018

CLC A Cup of Inspiration

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I much as I love coffee, I have never played with the Coffee Lovers Cardmakers challenge!  I needed a special thank you for a special friend, so this was the perfect time to play!  Here's their photo inspiration:

I recently got an adorable Close to My Heart stamp set and couldn't wait to play with some of the images, especially this wee little coffee cup:

My card is notecard-sized; the image was stamped in Sahara Sand and I colored it with SU Blends, stamping the stars with Soft Suede and the other elements with Sahara Sand:

I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso on Creamy Caramel cardstock before embossing it with a polka dot embossing folder, then added a little burlap ribbon and a Mint Macaron heart!  Love this color combo! Now this is getting popped in the mail ASAP!  And since Addicted to Stamps and More wants us to "make our mark" with markers, I am also entering it there!  

Thanks for popping in today!

We had rain all day yesterday, but for a few minutes in the late afternoon, I noticed a HUGE double rainbow out the window!  The sky was such an odd color....I ran outside and tried to photograph it but it was just too big...I couldn't get it all in the frame:

However, Dana's friend Kate managed to capture it perfectly - she is an amazing photographer - haloing her barn in the beautiful Chester Country countryside:

Yep.....that's just what it looked like!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps September Stamp of the Month (Close to my Heart
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White Notecard, Mint Macaron, Early Espresso, Creamy Caramel (ret)
 Ink Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories Burlap Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, SU Blends, Big Polka Dots EF


Dawn Tidd said...

Such a cute card, LeAnne! The colors are so pretty together and that cup is adorable. As usual, your coloring is fantastic. What can I say about those rainbows except wow! Dana's friend got an amazing shot of it!

lisa808 said...

Darling card! Super color combo. I'm a BIG tea drinker, though I love to create and admire coffee cards as well as tea cards.

That is an amazing photo that Dana's friend took--WOW!

Laurel said...

I love this dawn! What a great use of that stamp set! And those rainbows.... Wow! Thanks for playing at CLC!

stampwithsandy said...

Such a cute card, LeAnne! Perfect for your friend. And wow, that is some rainbow! I don't think I've ever seen one in a complete arch like that, but then again my neighborhood is too populated by houses!

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne I'm so surprised that your sentiment stamping was not even disturbed by that run through your machine to emboss it! Shows the quality of that paper, I think. It's a fabulous challenge - I want those little cookies!
WOW!! a FULL DOUBLE rainbow... what a gift!

Wendy said...

Love your card, LeAnne! Great choice of colors and I love the embossed background & wonderful sentiment! Great card!! Oh that picture is so pretty! I noticed too that the sky got a really odd color yesterday afternoon but did not see any rainbows. TFS and enjoy the sunshine today! :)

Tracy Grauer said...

Love that card you made! Such a cute little coffee cup and heart! As for the rainbow...our God is amazing! Such a creative God we have!

Frenchie said...

Awwww, Love Love your card LeeAnn ,

And your Rainbow is BEAUITFUL, it reminds me of the last day my Son was with us,
We walked out to go see him and there was a double rainbow right in front of me, for sure I thaught,

That’s god sign that my son was going to be fine .....💔
No 2 hours later he went to God’s house 😢

Just thaught I’d share with you, I’m ok with it ,
Hugs Frenchie 🌹

ElizStewart said...

LeAnne... oh my gosh... the pic of the rainbow over the barn is amazing!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love the cute card LeAnne - but the rainbow steals the show today - Dana's friend's photo is amazing!

PennyH said...

Your pictures are so beautiful. I visit your blog frequently. (I love seeing your cards.) I also live in PA & the sky was an odd color here yesterday too. It was rainy here most of the day too. I personally didn't get to see the rainbow, but I know several people who did. I actually live in a small town near Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem. I'n not far from the Poconos. I don't know if you've ever heard of Wind Gap or Pen Argyl. :)

Lisa Elton said...

The kraft and aqua, the polka dots, that sweet little cup, love it all LeAnne! What a gorgeous gift from God that double rainbow is ~ WOW!

Diane - said...

Love love love! Your layout is fantastic... and so is that rainbow!

PS: Having trouble lately opening your blog... so hopefully I fixed the problem.. but I always see your creations on the challenge links. Hugs.

Judy Rozema said...

Hi LeAnne! Such a cute card with great coloring! I love the embossed bg. Thank you for playing along at Addicted to Stamps and More!