Sunday, August 3, 2008

perk up!

So, have you guys ever seen FireCracker Designs? I'm not sure how I ended up at their store but I did and I bought a couple of things including a coffee set that has this fun mug, sentiment, and coffee rings. It is called Escape the Daily Grind should you so wish to go take a look at it.

For this card I used the same Mojo Monday layout as the Dreams Du Jour card but to incorporate in some embossing for the 3 Little DReaMs challenge I embossed the coffee cup with embossing powder that smells like coffee! Very fun! Just as a side note...COPICS will smear your embossing. I thought I had read that they won't but they did in this case (just check out the cup handle). I also used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Kind of a fun effect for the coffee rings and such. Recipe for this card can be found below.

Yes, the yard sale went well, our dinner went well, and I guess that means a pretty successful Saturday, huh? I don't have much for plans today but Todd seems a bit busy after church so I may have to help him out. Otherwise...I want to create!

Have a super Sunday and the countdown begins...5 days and a wake up until Jon arrives home! Yay!

11 comments that make my day!:

Katie Skiff said...

O my goodness....I want those coffee rings!! Too funny. That could be my trademark! LOL... I'm always leaving them here near the computer!

have a great day Lorie!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Cute card! The coffee rings are too funny. I have to go back and check out that website now - I'd never heard of them. And who knew? about copics and embossing. I would have thought that would have been safe since it was heat set. hmph. Learn something new every day! But you know, despite knowing this, I'll still try it the next time I emboss just to see for myself. I'm such a dork! lol!

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute card!! I just smelled some scented embossing powder for the first time last week and it was YUMMY!!!

Hope you get to play today.

~Jennifer K.

Lori Barnett said...

That card is GREAT! I got home yesterday. BOY do I have some cleaning to do! How do I make myself clean...and not stamp! ha ha ha. I think your card gives me the answer :) August is gonna be a busy month with school starting MONDAY!

Courtney said...

Oh I'm lovin' that stamp set! The card is fabulous....

Did you make your own scented embossing powder or did you buy it?

Rochelle W said...

I like your card. The stamps are super cute.
I nominated you for an award on my blog.

Dani said...

Love the card! How awesome to have it smell like coffee too! I'll have to check it out. Do you think the scented EP makes a difference with Copics? I thought for sure embossing was OK with them. Hmmm. Interesting.

Belas Creating Place said...

You are so talented. Coffee embossing powder? Wow that may help me stay awake longer to create cards. I love the style on this card. Great card Lorie.

Abra Leah Cross said...

That is too, too cute. :)

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Sweet creation....Love it!!!!

Christi said...

This is so sweet! I love that dp!