I love Coffee!

Oh how I love, love, LOVE a cup of coffee!

And to think I didn't *discover* that until under-grad college! 
  Pushing a full-time schedule of honor's classes, juggling a full-time job, a boyfriend (now my hubby - muah!) and planning our wedding, no sleep and no time to eat - coffee became my best friend!

I adore coffee stamps, coffee images, coffee swaps ~ and even have a collection of Starbucks mugs from the places we have traveled and the ones gifted from friends who live in far away towns - so grateful I am!

I have cut back on my trips to Starbucks -- my daughter and I made a pact last year for me to cut back severely and tithe the money instead.
  Yes, I miss it :)
Yes, I indulge once in a while *wink!*
Driving past S'Bux and not stopping twice a day ...
 eh, I've had better moments!

So what's a girl to do?
Craft, create, and enjoy the splendors of coffee in paper form! :)

TAWS has a new challenge out with a FAB-U-LOUS photo inspiration.
I do believe I actually *squealed* when I saw it!
I try to play along with their challenges as often as I can - 
they are a fun, whimsical style of stamps and even offer up freebies if you want to take a peek.
Like this one!  This was one offered awhile ago and remains one of
my favorites :)

It's back to school night tonight at my son's school.
Part of me is incredibly sad, and part of me knows how much he adores being in a wonderful christian environment to learn, absorb, pray :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

Entered into:  TAWS#34 ~ photo inspiration


  1. Well, I don't like coffee.....but this is perfection plus!!!! I love it! That DP and image and button and everything else! Simply adorable!

  2. Great post, and like you, I love coffee. If I had the space, I'd likely be a collector of coffee mugs too! Your card is A-DOR-A-BLE! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo! Thanks for adding sparkle to my day!

  3. Your card looks just like the picture! Beautiful job on your take of the inspiration photo! I love coffee too and cute coffee mugs! :)

  4. During our vacations in the US we stopped every day at Starbucks. I LOVE the Frappuccino´s. But here in Germany it´s way too expensive. Tss...tsss

    So i´m with you and enjoy your lovely card. The bright colors and the paper pieced mug looks perfect.

  5. Yay for cheerful coffee mugs - I love my coffee too, but have learnt to limit it... Wonderful card Kelly.

  6. It's just incredible how the card matches that coffee mug!! Love it! The image is perfect with the paper also.

    A great job!

  7. Adorable card! I love striped papers. I collect the Starbucks City Amy's. I am hoping to collect a Twin Cities mug in September. Tee hee hee! I'm drinking from my Chicago mug right now!

  8. I love coffee too, (try not to do more than 3 cups per day) and I love this card!

  9. I'm with you! I can't live without my morning coffee! :) It's really hard to try and wake up without it for sure! LOVE the stripes DP on your design and paper pieced! Such a lovely design! HUGS

  10. such a fabulous card, I love the paper piecing. I'm not a coffee drinker (diet coke though) but I love the stamps and images of coffee :-)

  11. looooove it! so fun!! I heart coffee, too- cheers to you with my coffee mug in hand (clink!) :)

  12. A delightful card! You can't go wrong with a super cute image and perky stripes!

  13. Wonderful happy card! Love the bright stripes!

  14. Wow, did you ever nail this challenge. Love, love, love this card. Wish I had a real coffee cup just like yours.

  15. You'll have to come visit we grow our own Kelly! You can sit on the veranda, watch the sun go down and sip an Idyll Hours brew.
    Love your sweet card, pun intended and be happy for your son - there is no greater gift we can give than that of the love of learning for education is the most magical key!

  16. What a perfect take on the photo!! Your card is gorgeous!! I love the striped paper!! The image is adorable!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for the Prima Doll Blog Hop!! I'm happy to be a new follower!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. oooh...Love the look of this one...great paper...graet colors!

  18. kelly i absolutely LOVE this!!! the colors are so bright and fun and you did a perfect job with the inspiration photo!!

    lovies, =o) kel

  19. That inspiration mug is so cute!! And the card is even cuter! I love how you followed the picture so closely.

  20. Love your bright stripes on this fun coffee cup!

  21. I love the embossed dot panel, perfect against the stripes! This freebie is one of my faves and you've done it justice. Thanks SO much for joining us at BE Inspired challenge!

  22. You and me both! I just love the stripey paper - all your colors look fabulous together!

  23. This card would perk up anybody!

  24. UBer cute! I have alley way stamps (not this set though)!

    Brilliant paper piecing!

  25. Perfect card! Love the bright colors & stripes!!!!

  26. Fits the photo inspiration perfectly! What a gorgeous card...I guess cuz I'm a coffee lover myself and love all things coffee.

  27. CUTE! I love the stripey paper!!

    I know what you mean about back to school time... I really miss my 'all day time' with my girls, but they love their classes and enjoy being with their friends.