Friday, September 5, 2008

I Love the Java Jive and It Loves Me!

Yum! There is nothing better on a cool, cloudy, fall day than the smell of coffee! I am not a coffee drinker, but I sure love to smell it. It's a good thing my husband likes to drink it, or I would have to just brew it for the scent!

Today is a very cloudy, overcast, cool fall day. Four days ago it was 92. The high today is supposed to be 60! Welcome to Autumn!

Today's card uses two delightful images from the Hambo Stamps line:
Coffee - 1724
How Have You Bean? - 1618

I think the warm colors of the designer paper and accessories help the whole "aroma" of the card! (Oh brother!) The SCS Limited Supplies Challenge, hosted by my friend, Silvia, challenged us to use a coffee image and the color orange somewhere on our card. Perfect for the day! Here is a sideview of that awesome frame by Portafolio:

Stamps: Hambo - Coffee - 1724 ; How Have You Bean? - 1618
Paper: DCWV Textured Neutrals, LSS DP, SU Watercolor Paper, Really Rust, Bronze and Copper Metallic (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Only Orange
Accessories: silk flowers (The Paper Studio), antique bronze frame (Portafolio), big brads (The Paper Studio), Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon (retired SU!)
Techniques: watercoloring

I hope you will join in the challenge - and have a "cuppa"!
Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. The is PERFECT! The colors are so warm and inviting -- I don't even drink coffee, and yet it makes me want to snuggle up next to a fire with a big cup! LOVE it! :)

  2. Judy this is it! This is my favorite card you've made. I love the colors and layout and you did an incredible job with it. (It doesn't hurt that I love coffee to the point that my blood type is Dark Roast.) This is going in my favorites file!

  3. wow, I love those papers and that frame. Really make this great card even better!!!

  4. Oh man! I totally forgot I own those stamps. I love how you used them, very rich like a good cuppa coffee!

  5. A Cupa cupa cupa cup

    I like coffee SONGS too!
    If you are not a coffee drinker--you must have made this cup for me. JK!!
    I just love the feel of this--reminds me of one of my favorite coffee houses (before kids).

  6. Judy....WOW!!! This is absolutely STUNNING!! And WARM!! And COZY!!! I love the framed coffee!! And your sketch is awesome too!! The colors....fabulous!! Awesome, awesome card!!

  7. oh Judy! This is such a wonderful card! Love the frame around the image! Beautiful!!

  8. Love the rich feeling of this card--I am afraid I would have hoarded that gorgeous frame!

  9. What wonderful and rich colors on this card! From the frame to the flowers, everything is gorgeous. I had to LOL at your comment about not being a coffee drinker! I don't like the stuff either, but I looooove the smell, so I'm happy that my husband drinks coffee too :). Please stop by my blog today if you can :D. Have a blessed weekend!

  10. Oh too too long since my last visit to any and all blogs.

    Your work continues to be amazing and is getting even better ( if that is possible) Great job Judy on all your work. I checked out your daily bread cards and you have so much to be proud of.


  11. wow, that is so pretty!! It's so sophisticated and rich looking. I really love the color mixture, and I can practically smell the coffee!!

  12. OMG! I LOVE it! You're so right, cool weather needs a warm cup of coffee! Then again, I drink coffee no matter what the weather! LOL! Love this card though! WOW!

  13. Very nice card. I don't drink coffe either (never have), but I also like to smell it brewing.

  14. Another beautiful card. Such rich tones and love the touch using the frame.

  15. Judy this card is so scrumptious!! I love the browns and rust colors, and that cool little copper frame! I love this!!

  16. Judy, I so enjoy visiting your blog. Where's the subscription button.! Another gorgeous card! thanks for the inspiration!

  17. OH this is a great card. I love coffee and LOVE your card!! TFS!

  18. This is so gorgeous. I love the rich, warm colors. That frame is just fabulous!

  19. Hello Judy, I found your blog through Becca over at "Amazing Paper Grace". I absolutely love what you have done with this card, the colors the layout the paper. I was wondering where you found that cool little frame? It is the Perfect touch. Thanks for sharing. gail


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