Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Just A Coffee Note...Sweet Sunday Sketch #213, Just Us Girls #234, Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Hello - and Happy April!  Hope that wherever you may be, Spring is in full swing.  We're still on our little venture, with coolish temperatures, but a cloudless blue sky, which means that once the day's a bit warmer, my husband will be out on his new bike.  Me...I may just drive along as his "caravan" support - sort of a lazy way to see the scenery, but no way am I riding 100km (60 miles) on my bike!  I'll bring along a thermos of coffee, a novel (I've actually read two so far:  Mr.Penumbra's 24 Hour Book Store, and The Art of Hearing Heartbeats - both rather delightful in their own ways) and tag along, stopping every 10 miles or so until he catches up.  Hop-scotch riding-and-driving: works for me!

Before the internet fades out, a quick post to share another creation a la the ingredients in my mobile crafting unit.  I pre-cut a couple of my coffee cup+sleeve dies, brought along the accompanying stamps and 'hoped' that maybe they'd work in a challenge.  Well...turns out they did!

Today's card is off to Sweet Sunday Sketch #213, for the layout inspiration (no two little embellishments, though, as I didn't think to add those to my traveling stash. Another card that will get its 'make-up' once we're back),


to Just Us Girls #234, for the 'tall and skinny size' inspiration (mine's 3.5 x 5.5),


 and to Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for the 'obvious' inspiration - nearly 'wall to wall', or rather 'edge to edge' patterned paper on this one.  My sentiment, Just a Note, has the most fabulous 'big' font, so a 'must use' was fulfilled.


 The paper is Simple Stories' "Daily Grind', so I figure the coffee cup is an okay fit.  Speaking of coffee...off to brew a pot, dabble with another card-spark, and then, get ready for a drive. 

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!

20 comments:

  1. I continue to be amazed at the cards you can create with your mini mobile kit, Carole ... this is such fun ... what a great combination of DP and yes, that big sentiment's fabulous! Anita :)

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  2. Great job on combining all the patterned papers! You managed to do it without it looking busy at all - good eye! I think the white coffee cup really finishes it off nicely!

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  3. What a fun card! I love the background paper you chose. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  4. It just karacks me up that you are able to make great cards and make them fit challenges while on a road trip using your phone, Carol! Woot! I have all I can do making one here at home with all the amenities! And when I go out of town, forget about it. I'm too lazy. Have fun! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. You are really celever dear Carol..love how you used the sketch...Love the color combo and the main Image...lovely DP too especially the one with dots...sweet and beautiful card as always...big hugs, your new friend Monika

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  6. This is just too darn cute! I love your choice of background paper too, looks amazing with your sweet cup of coffee. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  7. What a fabulous card Carol! I love your MCT coffee cup (I don't have this one...yet), your papers are fabulous and I love your sentiment. Great take on the sketch, you are totally rocking out these cards while having limited supplies! Love the hopscotch riding and driving. I would do the same thing cause there is no way I'd ride a bike all that distance. lol Hugs

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  8. Don't know if my comment made it through since I got an error when I posted. So here I go again. lol This is a fab card Carol, I am loving the MCT coffee cup (I don't have this one....yet!), the papers you used are fabulous and I love the sentiment. Great take on the sketch and I have to say you are rocking out these cards with limited supplies! Loving the hop-scotch driving and riding. There is no way that I would ride a bike all the distance either! lol Hugs

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  9. Great job combining these challenges..they are perfect together...great card too! Thanks for playing along with us over at Just Us Girls.

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  10. Awesome use of pattern paper!!! Love that big sentiment!!

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  11. Thanks for joining us at Just us Girls. Love the orientation of the card. Craving a latte now LOL!

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  12. Oh your trip sounds like so much fun! I don't think I could ride 60 miles on my bike either! Yikes! haha! Your card is just adorable! I love that patterned paper and the little coffee cup! Can't wait to see what you come up with next in your mobile crafting unit!! heheh!

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  13. There is no way you would find me riding 100 kms, ever...especially on a holiday!! You just stick to your lazy sight-seeing - now you're talking my language!! Ha ha!!
    My fabulous big font would say "You Are Awesome, Carol"!!! Just how do you make these amazing creations on such limited supplies!! Love, love the sketchy coffee cup stamp, and the sleeve is fabulous! Awesome colours, awesome papers, awesome card!!!
    Keep enjoying your vacay!! More books, more relaxation...and maybe a little more wine ;) !!! xo

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  14. Well, you know that I love this! How fun..gotta look into that paper collection too!

    Sadly, I have the sweetest pink beach cruiser that is very neglected..

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  15. I'm convinced that you are blessed with some special powers when it comes to packing craft supplies!

    Seriously now...a couple of coffee cup diecuts would likely not be on everyone's "to pack" list! But, great call cuz this is fabulous! This DP seems to scream coffee shop colors - earthy, subtle, relaxing! Another marvelous mobile masterpiece!

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  16. Great sketch & I love how you used it!

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  17. Love any type of coffee card :) - This is awesome. Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

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  18. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your super card - hope to see you again soon x

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  19. Love coffee cards! This is a fun any occasion card. And that sentiment, where is that from, great script font!

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