It's raining here today ~ a good day to stay indoors, craft
and enjoy a refreshing beverage of choice!
Or at least that's what Suzy tells us --
the hostess for July in the Challenge Your Stash card group.
Her theme for this month's card group is
"make a card showing off your favorite beverage."
It's no secret that mine is coffee.
Preferably wrapped in a Starbucks sleeve ;)
But one thing I drink a lot of and is actually a favorite of mine is water!
Which is technically a major component of coffee ....
so there you go.
Since making a card with water was a bit confusing for me,
I chose to make a card using my favorite beverage memory.
When dh and I were first married - reaching our 1st year anniversary -
he had a great idea to take us camping.
As in .... outside. In a tent.
Always up for a good adventure, I was all in.
We actually had a great time,
but some reason, I kept trekking the 3 miles
(barefoot, in winter, up a hill, carrying 20 pounds of coal to light a fire ...)
Kidding! Just seeing if you were still here *wink!*
up to the general store to buy grape soda.
I wasn't even a big fan of grape soda!
But on our way in, I saw the old coke machine
and new what the choices were.
And I couldn't stop thinking about it - during the day, all night.
Grape soda, grape soda, grape soda ....
And that grape soda may as well as had a neon sign,
buzzing "Pick me, Pick me!"
I was digging in the car seats, under mats, in the ashtray for coins
and plunking them down into the machine, guzzling those purple beauties.
Flash forward a week after we got home .....
at the Dr's office, he joked:
"Been having any cravings lately?
Because you, my friend, are going to be a mom!"
The funny thing is:
I wanted no part of it after that week
and my oldest "grape soda" daughter isn't a fan either.
But we sure were back at camp - LOL!
So in honor of my oldest daughter,
this is truly NOT a glass of merlot .... it's grape soda :)
I'll enter my card into the Your Next Stamp challenge #67 -
I used their sketch, and color combo which you can see here!
I used a stamp set that might be retired - Quirky Animals.
These stamps are a riot.
I used a sentiment in the stamp set both inside and outside the card,
but my blog post is so long and busy, I'll skip the inside.
The first sentiment I used is a single line -
I just masked and stamped, then turned it and remasked, restamped
to create the corner Happy Birthday.
So cheers to you -
whatever you have in your glass :)
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥