Thursday, March 24, 2016

"Me" Time


You may or may not have noticed, but I've been pretty much absent in blogland as of late. DH had a minor surgical procedure (which went well), and while at the doctor's office, he proceeded to pick up that nasty upper respiratory virus that's been going around. So I've been playing nurse these last several weeks. I don't mind; it's all part of marriage. As he's sleeping in this morning, I decided to forgo the chores and take a little "me" time. The kitchen, vacuuming, and so forth can wait a few more minutes. Crafting can't! Hopefully, he'll feel a bit better today too! 


It's the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop time, and because of DH being ill, I knew I couldn't comment on everyone's pretty cards, but I thought I'd whip up something QAEZPZ (quick and easy peasy per Miss Darnell's wonderful vocab!). I had some brand new Verve NBUS (another Miss Darnell contracted phrase; Never Before Used Schtuff) that I had to have, and it went well on this card, though I only used one of the new stamps...

My coffee card looks like this:


Starting from the base, I used a previously hoarded saved scrap of SU paper. Jen M., you'll recognize this right away... I stamped some LF woodgrain on an MFT die cut panel of watercolor paper, and used my Ziggies to color it up. The coffee cup is ancient. It's a printed die cut purchased from a now defunct Scrapbook store in Cedarburg. I heat embossed the sentiment. Some old flowers, and a nice Poppystamps leaf die. It went together pretty quickly. And since the theme at SSS Monday Challenge is Food and/or Drink, I'm going to play there too. And I'm off to check on my sleeping patient again. Happy dances everyone!

As an "aside...," what the heck did blogger do to my header???? It took away the nice gray pattern and left a strip of the ugly, old one peeking through. Wonder if it's time to move to Wordpress?! Has this ever happened to you? Aaaarrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhh!

37 comments:

Shelly said...

FABULOUS card, Bev! Love it!
Hope your husband feels better soon!
And oooh wonderful blogger...lol I've thought about going to wordpress as well. ;) I haven't had any issues with my header, though. Hopefully your header will appear back to normal soon.
Take care, hugs

OH Babs said...

Bev this card is charming. May I share with you the addage "what will happen if I don't"? Nothing. If the bed is not made or the dishwasher does not get emptied, nothing will happen. Take time for you and enjoying what you like. Hope the honey is better.

Ceal said...

Fabulous card, perfect for the hop. love the design and colors

Tracey McNeely said...

So glad you found some me time Be ! Love this sweet number and I like that you used an older printed die cut from when we are bought them because they were so cool! Hope hubs Is feeling better today!

Susanne Vargas said...

Yes, you have been missed! Hope your hubby will feel better soon! Glad, you chose to make a card instead of more housework! Very pretty card! That coffee mug looks so realistic as if it wanted to jump off the card!
Sorry, don't know what happened to your blogheader! At least it's only two little strips...
Have a wonderful Easter my friend!

Kath Stewart said...

adorable card Bev...love the pretty soft colours and that coffee cup looks good enough to drink...hope your DH is recovering well...thanks for playing along this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Ann said...

Such a fun sentiment and sweet card.

Michele Henderson said...

Great sentiment!

Karen B. said...

So pretty! Love the sentiment, the wood and the colors!

Frau Vögeli said...

Hello Bev, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. It made me so happy, I even told my hubby about the lovely lady from blogger-land that left so many happy words on my blog.
What a great blog name you have (I love the reason behind the name)!
Happy and blessed easter to you and your loved ones.
Greetings from Switzerland, Nicole

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card, Bev! TFS

Helen F. said...

PS; Bev, sure hope your husband is fully recovered soon, sending healing thoughts and prayers.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful card! Love the previously hoarded scrap you used for the BG. lol

Barb said...

It's lovely to see you back Bev. I hope your DH is soon on the mend. Glad you allowed yourself a little me time. Your card is lovely. What pretty paper and I love the coffee image. Wishing you a Happy Easter. Barbxx

Sue Reynolds said...

Wow, your printed die-cut and embossed sentiment look like you can grab the cup and drink from it...fantastic. Love your layout, stitched panel, in particular your wood grain you created and love it all. Exquisite.

Kim Heggins said...

Bev....I was so excited when I saw you posted a card for the coffee hop. This is just fabulous! Miss seeing you in blogland. Miss you lots.

Sylvia said...

How nice this card turned out, Bev, always nice when you can make a scrap card. Glad you found time to play as I enjoyed visiting your blog! Have a Happy Friday and Happy Hopping!

Lisa said...

This is so cool! That coffee cup looks so real...lol....great card!

I Card Everyone said...

Hey Sweets! So happy to see you hopping! Your coffee cup is steaming, it looks so real! About blogger ... I can't help, it almost always plays nice with me. Once in a while it helps to clear your browser history thoroughly - when you get back to housework that is ... never a priority!! Craft on, girlfriend!
=]

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what a fun party you have planned! And your card is fabulous, too!

Celeste Goff said...

Love, love, love this awesome card! So beautifully done!

Geri said...

WOWZERS!!! Your woodgrain paper is amazing - was sure it was DP! Don't know what you did but you created an incredible 3-D looking card! Seriously looks like I could reach into the photo and snag the cup of coffee! Sweet sentiment too :)

~amy~ said...

BEV! I adore your fabulous coffee card...perfect mug.
Hang in there my friend.

Hetty said...

Such a fun anf fabulous card!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty. Love the sentiment on the cup. TFS

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

TK said...

Great card, I LOVE that sentiment!
As for Hubby, glad he made it through the first and sorry he picked up the latter. Hoping he is doing better now, and that the virus goes NO FURTHER in your house!!! Blessings to both of you!

D.Ann C said...

Lovely background for your fun mug!

Carrie Sheridan said...

Beautiful card! Love those flowers! I just became a follower of your blog and would be honored if your returned the favor! My blog is http://carriescustomcards.blogspot.com
Have a blessed Easter!

Rose said...

Fabulous card! Love how you combined the different elements. Hope your husband feels better soon & who cares if you miss a few chores!

Meihsia Liu said...

Your card is so beautiful. Great design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

StampingbugKerry said...

Love your "ancient" coffee cup diecut. It's so fun and realistic. I love it! :)

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS card Bev!!!
LOVE your sentiment and design, it has SO MUCH dimension and such pretty colours!!!
PS - hope your husband gets better soon!!!

cm said...

Talk about one cool card, my friend; that cup looks like I could just reach out to touch it...and share a cuppa joe with you! The blues/woodgrain: yummy combination! Good to hear John is on the mend and that you're finding snippets of crafting time betwixt and between your various nursing duties. Spending Easter at mom-in-law's (just the three of us, as Andy's sister's family has other commitments). Pretty here with the green grass and flowers in bloom...
Hugs, love and misses,
~c

Tonya said...

Love your card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, how clever! I think I need a coffee mug with this saying now! :) Fabulous card!

Anita in France said...

I'll be over to share that coffee, Bev ... or a fresh one as I'm so late coming that it'll be cold by now! Either way, so happy you got some me time to create this delight ... hoping John is much better ... and that you stayed virus free this time round! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)