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Friday, September 2, 2016

Life Without Coffee

Happy Friday and happy September, folks!  Weren't we just starting summer yesterday?  I love when the seasons change, but if it could do it without the years flying by so fast I would appreciate it.  Such is life, though.  On to the matter at hand...
 
It doesn't get much simpler than this when it comes to card making, but sometimes it doesn't take much to make exactly the right card for the person you have in mind.  This was sent to a friend at my former workplace along with a coffee card from the in-house shop.  A recent email from her sounded like she could use a pick-me-up.
 
 
 
 
I combined a Whipper Snapper sentiment with an Art Impressions Bird Brains image.  It gave me a giggle and I hope it gives her a giggle, too.  Since I have so much designer paper to use up I did what I so frequently do -- covered the card base with it.  I've been wondering if I could get by with only white and ivory cardstock.  Probably not, but I'm ruthlessly clearing out my stamp room and I have way too much cardstock.  How is it that the volume never seems to go down even though it's been ages since I bought a pack of colored cardstock?
 
Let's all go have a good weekend now, okay?  We're staying home with Wally (he's doing great!), but company's coming so I suppose I should clean something.  See you soon!
 
 
Stamps:  Whipper Snapper Life Without Coffee (WSD#JR792), Art Impressions Bird Brains (UMD1878)  Paper:  Neenah Classic White, Snap Color Vibe designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers for coloring as pictured above  Accessories:  Memory Box Cross Stitched Frames,  Scotch brand foam mounting tape

20 comments:

  1. fantastic!!!! glad wally is doing well.

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  2. Oh Leslie, this is such a fun card - love it, makes me chuckle! I know a few people who could use a card like this! Love the paper and that bit of colour on the snowman - it just pops off the center of your card. Thanks for sharing and making me smile first thing in the morning. I know what you mean about why the paper never seems to go down - I think it's because we have too much - LOL! Glad Wally is doing well. Enjoy your company this weekend!

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  3. Simply perfect, Leslie!! I love all of the white, but yet you used up some patterned paper, too. Good to hear that Wally is doing well. Enjoy your company!

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  4. I laughed and laughed when I saw this cute and crazy image, this should totally cheer your friend up!! I have a ton of colored card stock (all SU) and I am trying my best to use it up, like you I normally just use white and/or cream for my base since I found the wonderful card stock that Michael's carries is 110 wt and so reasonable with a coupon..lol! However I find myself wanting to buy some red...it is never ending is it. Glad Wally is doing so well, too!

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  5. This card is just a hoot ! I actually have this bird stamp and had honestly forgot all about it . What a darling wait to use it !! And life without coffee would be worse than scary . What I thoughtful way to cheer up your friend ! If I have time today I will take a picture or two of my paper and you will feel so much better . My paper addiction has gotten totally out of control and I am not buying one more sheet . Give our fur babies a hug from me .

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  6. Oh my gracious ... this is just TOO FUNNY and I have NO DOUBT it lifted your friends spirits immediately! I know it did for me!! GREAT job Leslie ... I can always depend on you to put a smile on my confused face! (confused because I happen to be going in circles right now lol) Thanks for the breath of fresh air and chuckle! Have a wonderful holiday weekend ... sounds like the weather is going to be very cooperative around here so a little grilling I will be doing!! HUGS

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  7. Adorable, silly pick me up card Leslie. I love all your DSP's background. A great design for using coordinating papers and yet keeping your cute card CAS :-) TFS my friend. Have a fun long weekend...forgot..you are retired :-) Hugs, Nancy

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  8. Oh Leslie! what a fabulous fun card, love that adorable image and brilliant sentiment, bet it cheered your friend up.
    Like you tons of paper, never seem to use much!
    Glad Wally is doing great.
    Pam x
    Pam x

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  9. LOL! Too silly! My mom would have loved that card for sure, Leslie. Wonderful design, and just SO MUCH FUN!

    WHATTTTTT! The seasons CHANGE? you mean, there is more than ONE? Someone needs to advise us, with temps in the mid 90s, and humidity averaging about 90% these days. LOL

    I am assuming Mr. Wally continues in his recovery. You are such a good mom. Wishing you a happy week-end! hugs, de

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  10. AWESOME card, Leslie! It will surely cheer your friend up!

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  11. First of all...this has become one of my absolute favorite colors. I love wearing it, but can rarely find a top in the color. I'm wearing out the two tops that I've had for a few years. :-) The cross stitched frame is darling and that chicken is funny as can be!

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  12. This card is so cute! I love it! I'm sure you friend will appreciate it! It is amazing what a cup of coffer will do! We are so glad Wally is improving! Have a great Holiday weekend!

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  13. LOL! That is soooooooo cute! Love it. Cute image and such a fabulous sentiment. Glad to hear that Wally is getting better. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend with your company. I'm on cleaning duty myself with my kids coming for dinner on Sunday.

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  14. I agree with you about the time going too fast!! Oh my your card... I would be delighted if I was the recipient.. this is sure to make anyone smile! It's so fabulous I keep going back to look and I'm laughing! I have to pin this! Have a great weekend lovely lady

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  15. Hee hee oh this is totally cute. This will surely give her a smile and pick me up. I like the crisp and clean feeling.

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  16. Oh my that is too funny and sure to bring a big smile to her face... although I don't drink coffee, many close to me do and I know they would love this!! Glad to hear Wally is doing better and I hope you had a nice weekend with your guests!

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  17. oh funny! I don't drink coffee but I know ppl that feel this way! lol What a fun card to send and for someone to receive! Love it Leslie!

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  18. Oh no, I found myself way behind on visiting my favorite blogs. Look what I've missed! I love your sense of humor and design. I'll be smiling all day.

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  19. Oh, Leslie, it doesn't get any better than this - haha! LOVE it, and I know your former co-worker must have loved it along with the mug. What a fun card!! Hugs, my friend...and signing off with a big smile! xoxo

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