Sunday, September 13, 2009

We Interrupt This Program...

... with a message from our sponsor, COFFEE! Mmmmm, mmmmm, can you taste the freshness! That first whiff of freshly ground inspiration... It's more C'WOFFEE talk, you.. me and ... Linda Richmond (!?!)... {Ga head, t'walk amongst yo-selves.... }


Here SHE is! It's the coffee lady, fueling up for more fun! She told me, she wanted to come out and play with these colors for this dynamic color combo by Scrapmaster's Paradise:


Sometimes I just swoon at the possibility of "what to do with these hunky, gorgeous colors?" It can be a tough choice, and other times... the problem just kind of solves itself... THIS was one of those cases!


This blissfully retro, coffee swillin' gal from Stampin' Up!'s Sip by Sip set, is such a peach. I *heart* her. As you may recall, she's trotted out for many cards through out my blog-dom... I just think she, and her accessories, are a lot of fun! In fact, the first time I used her for a blog-card, I spoke of Mike Meyer's fabulous character, Linda Richmond: it's hard not to channel Linda when I stamp with this gal. Reflecting on THAT, I got the idea to set her inside a TV to create another retro element and BEHOLD: I believe this now qualifies me for an entry into the MOXIE FAB household item challenge! So, be sure to tune in to that fun over with Cath and the gang from Moxie Fab! {tee heee}

I guess there's no mystery left between ya'll and my addiction to coffee.. and t'walk.. and paper crafting FUN! I'm glad. I couldn't have a nicer group of sponsors, than yourselves.... THANKS!

Supplies:

C/S - Stampin' Up!
DP - Making Memories
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Small scallop edge punch and corner rounder - Stampin' Up!
Large scallop edge punch - EK Success
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Brads - Michaels
Pins - My Stash
Dimensionals - S/U!
TV design - ME!

26 comments:

Kristina said...

This is fantastic - absolutely love the TV - great card!

Susan said...

What a great card! I love the way you used the colors on the stamp. And the TV is adorable - complete with rabbit ears!

Helen F. said...

Oh Elise -- What a FUN post! This card is so creative, AND so Moxie Fab (Cath is sure to love it too :)

Liszha said...

Wow! Great card. So 50's!
I love the stamp. Unfortunately SU is not available in Holland.

Linda aka Oz said...

I really love what you do with that set. I think you channel more than Linda Richmond. I am seeing a decade of design flowing through my computer screen. And then we go on to the PSL!! OMG my mouth is watering so much that sparks are flying out of my laptop!!

*Alison* said...

Okay.. How cute is that TV.. I just adore this.. so cute.. and I love how you used the pins.. VERY CREATIVE... thank you so much for your sweet comment about my card.. YOu totally made my day.. HUGS
www.stretchnbubbles.blogspot.com

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I love this blog! You truly just crack me up...
Awesome card for the Moxie challenge!

And, I am a coffee gal too.. Sad story for you... We ran out of coffee this am.. I knew it was coming when I grinded the last ones yesterday am, but did not want to DRIVE 17 MILES TO TOWN - (a girl needs a day off from that routine!) and I figured I could wing it... Found some old old coffee beans hidden on the top shelf in a cupboard.. so old it has grease slime on it (ok, that's another story - our indoor grill that I hate!).. Those old beans worked like a charm! But, gonna get some real stuff today... Yet, it's always good to have a backup, eh???
:)

sarahmartina said...

PHENOMENAL!!! (I'm on cup #3 today!) I know it's been too long... :(... but I LOVE your new look deary!

Emily said...

Oh my gosh! Amazing. I love love love this card....Makes me happy!

Emily-SP Diva

DottyJo said...

Hi Super Girl, I had a horible day at work and felt that I needed a little pick me up when I got home - once again your card has really hit the spot! I love this retro look, you have done an amazing job with those great colours. Oooooh that scallop edge, oooooh the ribbon and the spotty paper, oooooh that stamping and finally...ooooooh that wonderful YOU! And what is going on with you and Linda aka OZ over at Flicka??? Whatever you two are taking mail some to me in the UK please!!!
Sending you lot's of love babe, Jo x

Rosemary said...

You are rockin' girl and making some stamping magic! Your little coffee gal almost makes me want to start drinking the brew, but I think I will still pass!! Amazing, amazing stuff my friend!!

Karen said...

Mmmmmm!!!! You are a rockin' this blog o' yours and those adorable coffee stamps! And it looks like Andi and I were having some similar coffee dillemas this morning.........I was out of milk and splenda!! Gasp! I was seriously debating coughing up the $4 for a run to Starbucks and then got ahold of myself and saved my former coffee money for what is definitely more important in life......crafting supplies!!!! So, I actually held off on coffee until I could get to the grocery store ('cause I just couldn't swallow it w/o milk OR with the only other thing that resembles milk in our house....kidlet's rice milk!) and now that I have my fix....I can...um, well, yea...think!! :>

I love ALL of your cards with this divine coffee lady!!!! I do love that set (why did they not put it in the catty this round?!)!! And LOVE your tubs, the polkas, and your antenae!!! Moxie Fab, indeed! :>

Courtney Baker said...

How fun! I think the TV was a great idea. You're so cleaver!

Oh and the punches are the perfect touch!

LeAnne said...

Wow, Elise.....you can take a set that does not inspire me, and colors that do not float my boat, AND MAKE AN AWESOME CARD!!! How cute is this little TV!!! That starbucks punkin stuff must be working in overdrive!~!

~kelly marie~ said...

I am so in love with this card! So retro! So fun! Fabulous!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my goodness Elise.... I LOVE THIS CARD!! AWESOME!! This is definitely a winner... at least in my book !! AND... woo hoo miss guest designer at Card Patterns!! How awesome is that? Congratulations!! What an awesome honor!! You go girl!! :)

Melisa said...

What a fun and cute card. Great Job!

Melisa-SP Diva

Ann said...

Oy, Linda's back! I'm getting verklempt! LOVE your fabby card...

AND

Congrats on making card of the week at Card Patterns! Wooohoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Coffee in the morning, coffee in the evening, coffee at suppertime...I DO love your coffee creations but this one takes the cake with the retro box tv...you know, those tv's we had to stand up and go to to change it to one of the 5 channels we got in the "old days"? awesome! And you are a great pick for guest designer! WTG!

Cindy said...

Wow. You rocked this one Elise. LOVE your TV complete with entennas! This card is wonderful.

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Elise, congratulations for being our next Guest Designer over at Card Patterns! Please e-mail me at cardpatterns@gmail.com so I could send you our next week's sketch.

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Great card! Love the retro feel! Great job!

Cath said...

Hey Elise! Thanks for entering the challenge--from one coffee addict to another! :)

Winter said...

So cute! I love the pins! :)

Jessica said...

Love this card!!! The TV is so clever :)

Sandra Farrell said...

How adorable.