Monday, September 29, 2014

We're gettin' there

So good news today. DH got out of his recliner all by himself today - without me even helping him one teeny, tiny little bit!!! Now, that might not sound like much, but considering he fell down 12 hard stairs and landed on the cement floor, hitting his lower back on the way down, this is a really big step! I did a little happy dance, and gave him a high-five for all his effort. If he manages to do it again today, at least twice more, I've promised him one of his favorite dinners tonight. Should be a pretty good motivator. And I'm giving you all credit too, for the prayers and positive thoughts sent his way. Thanks!!!

So while he was having breakfast, I made a quick card. Ahhhhh....sure feels good to be back in the craft room after just passing through these past few weeks. Not sure if you've heard, but Chaitali's having a Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. How cool is that???!!! This morning as I was perusing my blog list, I saw post after post about this, so after a quick peek at your cards, I popped over to Chaitali's blog, and scoped it out. After all, it is National Coffee Day! It felt like just the right place for me to try and get back into the swing of things...at least a bit anyway.


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Not only that, but the dear heart has a boatload of sponsors to boot!!! Seeeee.....

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PLUS, flash giveaways too...Dang!!!


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You'll have to pardon me if I'm a bit rusty, but this is what I came up with. Sure hope you link up too. What a fun way to start a Monday!


Started out with my usual Neenah White base, and pulled cardstock and dp scraps for the mats. I know for sure that the stripes are EP, but can't tell you what the rest are, sorry. The stamp and the mat dies are from MFT, and some Some SU black ink, a bit of Karen Foster twine, and a KandCompany sticker. EZPZ! 

And the coffee questions from Virginia Lu....

1.  When did you start drinking coffee?

I started trying coffee when I was little. My mom made coffee strong enough to melt spoons, so I wasn't a big fan. Then, while sitting at my MIL's after church, I tried her coffee. Yum! Two cups per week. It wasn't until I started working at the museum where my coworkers were all about good coffee that I started having a cup or two everyday. Now each morning, I have two cups. Double yum!!

2.  What is your favorite brand (you can name up to three).

Gotta go with Starbucks here. Love my Venti non-fat, toffee-nut lattes. Too bad there's not a store right next door, lol!!

3. What is the most amazing coffee you've ever had? Remember where and when?

Blue Mountain Coffee in Jamaica. Just something about having it in Jamaica too...Back about 1989ish. Oh gosh, I was young then, lol!!

4.  If I don't drink my needed coffee, I'll...

Probably be cranky till at least noon and settle for Coke. If I'm away from home, I'll drive to a local coffee shop or Starbucks to get it early in the morning, so I can spend the rest of the day with family or friends.


Now, if DH continues on his current path, I will be back in the groove in no time at all. I hope to have time yet today to visit and comment on your blogs; it all depends on how much I'm in demand. So. With that, happy dances everyone!!

36 comments:

Hannelie said...

You are doing just GREAT for someone who considers herself as 'rusty"!!!
A beautiful card, and great news! So good to hear hubby is recovering so well!
So good to see you again Bev!

Craftychris said...

Definitely a Happy Dance day! I am so glad your hubby is on the road to recovery - its so good to hear! Your card is worth a Happy Dance too! Its gorgeous! xxx

Judy1223 said...

Yay for your DH, Bev! You are obviously taking marvelous care of him! Your coffee card is darling and the sentiment is so true! Glad you were able to steal some time to play along with the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop...it is a fun day, isn't it?

Terri Burson said...

You just came up with it? It's pretty flippin awesome! And a truer statement has never been made....

Anita in France said...

Yay ... that's for you being here, dear friend, and for John ... sending prayers that recovery continues apace! This is such a sweet card ... all those yummy DP cups of coffee ... each different, each matching so well with the others, and each so gorgeous! So good to see you back, Bev! Hugs, Anita :)

Lori Kobular said...

Love your three coffee mugs! They look awesome!

Deepti said...

I am so glad to know that ur DH is doing better now :) after all you have worked hard to take his care :)
I so love ur card with the lovely colors and patterns :) such a fab design!

Chrissy Larson said...

LOVE those mugs! SO cute!

Jean McNulty said...

Love your card!!

icardeveryone01 said...

Bev... I love this! And you are SO right on with that sentiment!!!
=] Michele

thestampingbug said...

Yes, it is too short for bad coffee. I think I've had a few bad cups today, but I've officially finished taste testing free cups. WOO! Love your card!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

great sentiment on your card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev, beautiful coffee cups! I adore the colours. Glad to hear you are crawling back too! xoxo

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is really nicely done. Coffee! It's so difficult to go a day without it.
Sorry to hear about your hubby's fall...I will add him to my prayers for his continued recovery!

Susanne Vargas said...

So happy to hear that your DH is making good progress! And that you have been creating an adorable card! Hope to see more of you again!

Bobby said...

I'm glad things are improving with John and you got a chance to join the blog hop. This card is great but then I guess coffee drinkers are very motivated to make coffee cards. ;)

Ruby N said...

I agree! Love the card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super FUN!! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's wonderful to hear that prayers are being answered, Bevie, and John is doing so well!! It must be so great for both of you!!

It was a delight to see your name pop up in the hop! Your coffee card is fantastic and you're not in the least bit rusty! Go you!! Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

So happy to hear John is on the mend and able to get up himself ... but then you go and give him a high five..... be careful! ;)

I love your coffee cups they are just so pretty! I think you are the second person to mention Blue Mountain. I might need to give it a try.
Keeping you in my prayers.HUGS!!

Lynn said...

Such wonderful news on John. Keep that progress steady! Love your sweet card. The trio of cups is perfect.

Beth H. said...

Very cute card!

Brenda said...

That is so awesome about your DH! It's the small steps that become the bigger steps down the road. And I certainly think it is a huge deal that he got up without any help after the fall he had. I hope he earns that favorite meal of his! Your card is adorable! I love the cups of java. I wish I liked coffee, but I don't. My mother used to drink a couple pots of coffee each day! She said I would learn to love coffee, but I never did. I can drink a cup if I have to or that's all there is, but I don't drink it by choice. lol Hot chocolate or hot spiced cider is my only hot drinks that I will drink. lol Hugs, Brenda

Patti said...

Oooh! one of the sweetest cards I've seen in a long time! I really love the color combo you used!! SWEET

Great job on your nursing and woo hoo to your DH and his forward progress!!!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Cute card. I love the layers and the placement of the cups.

~amy~ said...

So happy to hear that your hubby is getting better! That's a big fall and just made me cringe reading it...ouch.

Your card is super adorable! I love the layers and that fab sticker!!

Thanks for linking up to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

Joyce said...

This is adorable. Good to hear about your husband, too.

wienerhoneymooners said...

SUPER great!! I settle for a coke too now and again!!!

Lindsey said...

So thrilled for your little but huge triumph! Praying the healing continues. And your card is incredible. I'd never guess you felt rusty. I seriously love it!

cm said...

First, your coffee card is simply divine! Adorable mugs, sweet paper and, of course, that most excellent sentiment! You're not 'rusty' even a little bit! Second: your answers to the questions are yet another glimpse into our sweet 'Bev-behind-the scenes' we all cherish and love! I'm a coffee fan - I don't drink much, but 'have' to have my morning fix, otherwise, I'm a total grumpfest. My years of being a teacher usually results in sipping one cup...all day...cold. Yuck, yes, but given the alternative of 'no' coffee, I'll take cold any day! Milk-based or flavoured coffees: nope! Love the aroma, however, they and I just don't communicate well beyond that. Third, and most important: hip hip hoorayyyyy on the news about John! I didn't realize the magnitude of his fall (gives me shivers just thinking about it!), so this 'little' sign of recovery is monumental! Fingers crossed he's improving daily and that you're spoiling and pampering him with several 'favourite' suppers! Keep us posted...excited that you'll be back soon-ish!! Hugs and love~c

Kim Heggins said...

Bev, this is about as cute as a coffee card can be. I love the three fabulous mugs, and your sentiment, just so perfect.

MariLynn said...

Cute coffee card. I like the colors you used on your cups. I like the little flourish of steam too!

Geri said...

Rusty? Are you kidding? You're shiny bright as a sparkling new penny!

I never cease to be amazed at your ability to blend the PERFECT pieces of DP...AND from your scrap heap! These colors and patterns seriously look like they came from a DP set! Awesome, awesome card pal!

We'll have to get together soon for a latte or two or three or four... :)

Kim S said...

I have kept you both in my thoughts and prayers. I am a serious coffee drinker - your cheerful coffee cups totally represent how I feel when holding a warm mug of coffee!

Leigh Penner said...

Sorry to hear about your dh.... I will pray for a speedy recovery for him! Super cute card!

Kylie said...

Oh Bev, I hope John is much improved. How frightening it must have been for you all. And seriously, I want to be rusty like you are because your card is totally beautiful! hugs!