I spent a wonderful evening sipping cocoa, listening to my Ipod and stamping.  Yep, the room around me was in shambles but I have my priorities you know!  So, the chilly evening and my want for something good and hot to drink led to the inspiration for this card.   Actually I had the stamps laying out on my desk for a few days and I got over the thought that  I should color the cups – I’m a real big fan of quick and easy.

Cup of Cocoa



















I pulled a trio of browns to work with and my Close to Cocoa stamp pad.  The background was stamped with a Hero Arts polka dot stamp and the three brown panels were layered.  I then cut a nestabilities circle and scallop, glued them together temporarily, then cut them in half with my paper cutter.  Using a stamp positioner, I stamped the sentiment and the flourish then secured them with pop dots permanently to the card with a gap large enough to mount the coffee cups on the dark background.

I hope your evening was wonderful. 


Stamps:  Flourish – Heidi Grace; Sentiment – Stampabilities, Cups – Printworks;  Hero Arts – Dotted Background

Paper:  Bazzill

Ink:  SU Close to Cocoa

Accessories:  Nestabilities

  • nancy bMarch 5, 2008 - 9:26 pm

    very nice….u do such good work!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 8, 2008 - 8:52 pm

    neat, i will have to try that with my nesti ilities. good card as usual.

  • Cornell OwensNovember 12, 2008 - 6:21 pm


Thank you for the kind words many of you have left when stopping by during this debut month for my blog.  You can’t possibly know what it has meant!  Your comments have inspired me get creative and to actually get down to work.  The flow is not prolific yet, but I’m excited to be involved in something.    Blogging however, is a little bit more involved than I thought although I’m enjoying it immensely.  I have more tweaks to make to the blog, nothing drastic, but hopefully enough to make it slightly easier to navigate.

A new card today.  This one actually came together pretty easily, and you know what, I really like that kind.  I think I’ve sorted out that my favorite size is 5.25 x 5.25; it gives me a little bit more real estate to work with.  On this one I actually pulled out the bling to use .  It feels wonderful to use those special elements you’ve been saving, right?


Stamps: Heidi Grace Wild Daisy

Ink: SU Not Quite Navy

Paper: Bazzill

Accessories: Cuttlebug – Swiss Dots, Bling, Brads, Nestabilities


Okay, so I’m off to bed and hope to have a little bit of time tomorrow to tinker.

  • Kay McBrideMarch 4, 2008 - 2:57 pm

    pretty card , I love the stamp set. and the way u put it all together.
    good job.

  • nancy bMarch 4, 2008 - 5:18 pm

    Amazing……I would not have put some of those stamps together. They look great. Thanks for sharing.
    nancy bReplyCancel

You never, never know where you’ll find your inspiration.  What was supposed to be a quick trip to the hardware store to match a color of paint turned into  an hour or so of me up and down the paint aisle, mesmerized by color.  I came across tons of paint chips – even cool ones with windows.  Yeah, I’ve collected and played with them before, but I’m always on the look out for big ones with the writing on the side and when I see multicolored ones I often snag them for my palette folder. 

I used this color chip and palette in the card below.  Lucky for me the printing on the chip is easy to hide.  The outcome was a quick card using a piece of art that I had colored some time ago – once I found a place for it on the card, everything else fell into place.  


tamps : Stampendous, MSE Alphabet
Ribbon: Michaels $1 Bin
Paper: Colormates Ink: Black Brilliance, VersaMagic - Aegean Blue
Accessories: Paint chip - Lowes Valspar Paint, Prismacolor Pencils and OMS
  • nancy bMarch 3, 2008 - 8:18 am

    Oh my goodness. I have heard so many ladies talking about the paint chips. Guess I am off to the paint store! This quick card (as you called it) is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 4, 2008 - 2:58 pm

    well that is too cute i have never seen the big chips, shows how much I get out

  • MarvMarch 14, 2008 - 7:09 pm

    I have a challenge for you.
    Next time you go to Home Depot go to the Disney paint and make a card from their paint chips. I know it will be wondrful.ReplyCancel

  • SmilynStefApril 7, 2008 - 9:11 pm
  • BaukjeAugust 4, 2009 - 12:40 am

    Becca, this is beautiful as is all your work. I have also used paint chips on my cards. I read somewhere not long ago on another blog, that a plastic eraser will remove the writing on the paint chips, but it does leave it slightly scuffed.