Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sending You A Bright and Freshly Brewed Hello!

Happy Saturday!!! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? My plans are to simply enjoy the time I am blessed to have with my family:) My hope is that you are able to spend loads of time with the ones you love too...and hopefully you can fit a little crafty time in there somewhere;)

Today's card features one of the soon-to-be released images at the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop! The name of this stamp is E(spresso) Mail, and I absolutely love this image!!! I would be cuckoo not to because she is enjoying all the things I love...playing on the laptop, enjoying a hot cuppa joe...ahem...for me it would be cocoa...and nibbling on a yummy cuppycake:) As far as I'm doesn't get too much better than this. I think Heather hit a homerun with the bases loaded with this fabulous image, especially for all of us computer junkies!!! 

I colored this image with Prismacolor markers...added a bit of Crystal Stickles to the cupcake and heart-shaped stirrer...painted the flower on the laptop with Creative Inspirations Paint (Tutu Pink and Fairy Dust)...glazed her lipstick, shoes, eyes and laptop with Diamond Glaze for pops of shine. lipstick should be glossy, right:) As for the card's layout, I wanted to keep it simple so the image takes center stage...and the red and turquoise color combo is one of my absolute bright and cheery. I was looking for my sentiment that says "I wish you were here", so I could write "...instead of inside my computer" inside the card. Unfortunately, I couldn't find it, and I was too lazy to make a computer generated sentiment. Oh well, I will simply write it on the inside:) But seriously, I feel like all my bestest buds live inside my computer...just as I thought the Brady Bunch and Andy Griffith lived inside my TV;) One of these days I will win the lottery and send them all tickets for a crafty celebration...and for a few of them, they will all be moving in next door:) Oh happy days!!!

If you like this image as much as I do, it will be available for purchase on March 1st and the super talented ladies of the Fresh Brewed Design Team will be hosting a blog hop to introduce you to all the new rubbah being added to the shop. Also, as an added bonus, if you help spread the word by adding the badge below to your sidebar and linking it back to Freshly Brewed Challenges, Heather will add you to the drawing for a special prize that will be announced after the March 1st hop. Cool, huh? IF YOU DO add the badge, head over to the challenge blog, email Heather and let her know!

I thank the following challenge blogs for inspiring me to create today's card:
  • Raise the Bar - Mugshots...images featuring hot drinks...there is a hot drink on this card I is small and sitting next to the cuppcake:)
Card Supplies:
Stamp: E(spresso) Mail from Fresh Brewed Designs...will be available for purchase on March 1st:)
Sentiment stamp: I don't remember cuz it is old, old, old, but I think it is either Brenda Walton for K&Company or Heidi Grace...sorry:(
Card stock: ANW Crestwood (red) and Hobby Lobby (open stock card stock in blue)
Patterned paper: October Afternoon Very Merry "Wrap the Presents"
Prismacolor markers, Stickles (Crystal), Creative Inspiration Paints (Tutu Pink and Fairy Dust), Diamond Glaze, "Cherries" ribbon from Michael's (turquoise ribbon), Stampin Up grosgrain ribbon (Real Red), Nestabilities Classic Squares and Scalloped squares, staples, and lace and button from stash...probably bought at a yard sale


Heather said...

I think you remember the squeal I did over the phone when I first saw this beauty. Well, I did again today when I hopped over to your post. :D This is just Gorgeous Carolyn!!! I LOVE these colors and WOW at that ribbon!!! I LOVE the dimension and all the textures. You rock girl!!!

Thanks for doing the peeksies and for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges!!!
See you at the hop!!! :D

Carissa said...

This is a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at the StampFairy challenge. Please note that in order to be eligible for a prize you must use a StampFairy image. I hope that you will play again soon.
Carissa :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Such a bright and cheerful card Carolyn! I just colored an image of a lady at a table will have to watch for it...not nearly as colorful as yours!

Carmen O. said...

Okay I'm in!!! LOL I totally love this image...thankfully I'll be getting a tax return and will definitely be heading over to Fresh Brewed! Kudos to Heather on such an awesome image that most of us can relate to! And Carolyn your creations are always super fabulous from the beautiful way you colors to all your fabulous layers. Wow what an eye-catching card!

Stacy said...

{{{me clapping}}}} I LUUUU---VE this stamp!!!! I thought the same thing when I first saw it! Ahhh pure perfection, my favorite passtimes too (well next to spending time with my family) I too sometimes feel like all my friends live in my computer!!!! This card is GORGEOUS! The colors are fab, and OHHHH GIRL that ribbon has me drooling all over my keyboard!!! I just HAVE too find some of that lovely paint you use!
Bravo my sweet friend! I am sure sweet Heather is beaming right now!

Shazza said...

fab card you made, love that pleated ribbon down the side, looks great x

Stacy said...

oh, silly me after the first book I wrote you I forgot to add..... Thank you for playing with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges this week!!!! LOL! ;O)

pinky said...

Thats a gorgeous card and what a great image. Love what you did with the ribbon. Thanks for playing along at StampFairy this week.

Sharon Basel said...

This is beautiful Carolyn. I adore your ribbon treatment and these gorgeous papers. Fantastic coloring on this wonderful image too. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at StampFairy this week. I hope you return again soon.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Very sweet. Great card. Love the pleated ribbon

Thanks for joining us on STAMP FAIRY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Sooo cute. Love the ribbon detail along the side. Pretty papers too. :)

Paige said...

Love the color combo on this fun card! thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

DesignerDiva said...

This is Awesome - I just love what you have done with the ribbon - AMAZING! I have something for you on my blog but it won't be posted till 8am (UK time) Mon 28th Feb please check it out after then and I hope you will accept
Hugs Laurie x

Gina L said...

I love the scrunchy ribbon and the glossy added to her laptop. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Guylou's Inimitability!

Gerda said...

Hi Hon

what a cute card. It is obvious how much time and work have been put into it - adorable!! Keep them coming, lovely work.

Thanks for playing with us at Stampfairy Challenge.

Hugs, Gerda

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo, fab image, hugs, Sarah x

Marilyn said...

Wow... I love the colours you've used & that's a great image.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Pankti said...

Sweet cards... especially espresso card as I am also most of the time on laptop/computer with coffee or Indian Tea.

~*Joni said...

Oh Carolyn this is so adorable! What a sweet color palette with this pretty new image. I would love to trade places with her any day, just relaxing on the computer with a nice hot cup of coffee. :) Thank you so much for joining in on the fun at Raise The Bar this week!
~*Joni RTB DT