Thursday, March 3, 2011

He's my favorite and a cup o' joe


Hello! And it's a Sketchy Thursdays kind of day. Remember to stop by and check out the blog today to see the sketch Heidi made and the amazing prize from WeScrap Kits up for grabs. You won't be sorry!!

Today's page is made using what was a very cool surprise happy mail for me. I got an e-mail from Kim J. at Creating Keepsakes telling me that I was one of a handful of people about to receive a box of the latest & greatest. Yippee!!

Inside the box was a great stash of papers and stickers from American Crafts and Bella Blvd. I hadn't previously worked with any of these papers, so I was quite excited. So, a big thank you to the Creating Keepsakes people for sending this out my way.


And that "You are my Favorite" sticker from Bella Blvd—I just had to use it. I say that to Nate every morning when I hug him goodbye at school before I head to work. Brad thinks it's silly, but I know Nate hears me and knows that he means the world to me when I say that to him.


The pictures and story on the page are about Nate's Valentine's Day experience this year. His handwriting was good enough that he was able to write out his own valentines for his class. All 18 of them—plus teachers. It took him 2 days, but he did do it. All by himself! I was so proud.

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While I was working with those papers, I also whipped up this card. I used the sketch challenge at Skipping Stones, as well as the stamp set Funny Coffee.


I was also inspired by the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I used patterned papers to make the to-go coffee mug look designed and with a matching recycled materials sleeve. I actually wish this was a real mug! I would totally buy it! :)


Thanks for stopping by to see my page and card today.

I hope you'll play along with us at Sketchy Thursdays. (And just a hint about ST, you may want to swing by tomorrow, too. There may be a certain kind of "call" to action there for you all on Friday. Hint, hint...)


17 comments:

Scrappington said...

This is a great simple layout that has so much going on.
I like the pictures from different prespectives.
I love the red.

Kristina said...

Fabulous layout! I love it!! Adorable card, fits me to a T!

Jingle said...

Love that layout and I love that card!!! Awesomeness all around!

lisa said...

Cool card, but I just LOVE that LO. The red background with the white journaling and blue hearts. Fab!!!

Becky said...

Love your layout, so cool they sent you that box of goodies! Great card today too, diggin the bakers twine!

EverydayMe said...

Congrats ad the happy mail... how fun!!! Love the lo... and the story... swoon... too sweet.... and that card, how adorable!!!
{{hugs}} Michelle

Rebecca said...

sweet layout--love the row of hearts and what a cute card--the paper pieced coffee sleeve is too cute!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

VERY COOL Happy Mail!!! I love love love love this lo! I loveeeeee the RED and those hearts...and love love love love the card... I might just have to tell you my birthday... just so I can get that one!! LOL!!! Sorry... I am just playin'.... I can't give out my birthday!! I'd have to kill you then... lol lol lol... and I loveeeeeee you too much for that! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wendy said...

Oh Diana!!! fabulous!!! I love the paper piecing and of course the fabulous Funny Coffee Vol. 1 set!! Great job. Thank you so much for playing along with Skipping Stones Design this week. Please "like" us on Facebook for more chances to win FREE SSD stamps!! I hope you have a great weekend!!

~amy~ said...

great layout!

I wish Starbucks cups looked like that! thanks for playing with us at Skipping Stones Design!

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow I would totally buy that cup too!! Love the red hearts. Thanks for playing along at SSD

Brenda said...

Love that card! And the layout is super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at SSD!

Catherine said...

The LO is lovely. The color combination is so striking. And I really like your take on the SSD sketch too.

Anna said...

I love this layout it's gorgeous! It really stands out on the red cardstock and what a cute subject too!

Kandi Phillips said...

Amazing layout, and I absolutely love the paper pieced coffee card! Faulous job with the sketch! Congrats on your win, and thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Gladys said...

Oh love the card! Beautiful lo too!

Cath said...

Hey Diana! Thanks for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the stampy fun! :)