Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Play Date Mojo Yummy Latte

The Labor Day holiday weekend is over and although I cooked all day for the in-laws yesterday then swept, mopped and scrubbed down the kitchen, I tried my best not to do any other work-related stuff the rest of the day. No phone calls, no e-mails (well, not many), and no designing.

You'll notice I said "tried my best" because around 8:00 p.m. I couldn't take it anymore and was itching to do something, ANYthing paper-crafty!

Will it be a Mojo Monday or a Play Date Cafe project? I decided on both.

Here's the Play Date Cafe #45 Challenge and then the Mojo Monday sketch this week.

A great, simple sketch and three colors that lent themselves nicely to Close To My Heart's new paper pack called "Olivia." Here's my card...

You might be starting to catch on that I like coffee-themed cards. Coffee-themed everything for that matter.

The stamp set used to make the coffee cup is one of my faves from CTMH that's been retired a while now, but I keep going back to it again and again just because that coffee cup is so darn retro-cute. The set is called "Coffee Shop". The ring of coffee stain and the splatter plus the sentiment "You leave an Impression on Me" are all from another CTMH stamp set appropriately called "Coffee Stain." (also retired, boo-hoo). 

The stitching around the border is from the "Togetherness" stamp set (D1402). The card base is Vineyard Berry and like I said, those pretty papers are one of CTMH's newest called "Olivia"(X7128B) So beautiful! In the corners where the stitching meets are some great new embellishments called Mocha Opaques (Z1333). Self-adhesive little pearls in shades of Cocoa, Mocha, and Creamy Tan. CTMH introduced several new Opaques that I know everyone is going to love. 

The foam in my cup is Liquid Applique (Z308) which is WAY fun to play with. It comes in a pen-like squeeze tube and you squeeze it out like paint, let it set overnight, then heat-gun it and watch it puff up. It'll be great to use on holiday cards for snow, Santa's beard, and all sorts of things. Here in my cup it represents the foamy goodness sitting atop a steamy, delicious latte.

So grab a cup of your favorite joe and enjoy the rest of your day. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very lovely card! I'm loving the colors. I think I'll have to try the Play Date Cafe thing. Those fall colors get my mojo going! Tee Hee! I'll have to make a coffee card for my mom - a real coffee lover (drinks it black!)

  2. Great card. I love how you paper pieced the cup and used the coffee stain. You card is gorgeous with the Olivia paper!!!

  3. Love these colors! Gorgeous card!!! I'll need to learn to sew... stitching is a great embellishment. TFS Ü

  4. Wonderful use of this weeks colors, great design! Love the stitch stamps! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  5. Fun card and beautiful design. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC.

  6. Love that little coffee cup! Looks great with Olivia :o)

  7. Thanks for playing along at the play date cafe with these cool cafe related card! How fab is that ;) Love the froth on the top of your coffee :)

  8. Awesome card Annette! Love that puffy stuff, looks so cool as froth or even snow! And that bow is gorgeous as well, the sheen is so eye-catching! Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe!

  9. SUPER fun! I love that ribbon--and I like the foam/froth in the cup! Great card all around:) Thanks for playing along and joining us in the fun over at the PDCC:)

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