Spring Beans

Saturday, March 7, 2015


Happy Saturday!  There's nothing like getting in just under the wire!  Been wanting to play in the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop all week and just haven't nailed it down until tonight.  Better late than never!

And of course, couldn't get my craft on without a "Tar Heel" cup of joe and a little somethin' sweet...

It's been a hectic week with some of the design teams I'm on. At Cupcake Inspirations we are having our 300th Challenge - a two week event with 3 different challenges within that time. 

Then, the Hubs began having worsening pain in his arm and shoulder (was diagnosed about two weeks ago with degenerative disc disease).  So I had to curtail my week right in the middle to tend to him for a couple days.   Had a trip to the doc, got a shot that should have helped a great deal, but as of this evening, he's back to bad pain.  So, looks like an MRI is in his near future.  Doc isn't convinced it's the discs causing the problem.  May be rotator cuff impinging a nerve, which would be a much better problem if you have to have one or the other.  So, we are praying its the rotator cuff, but since the shot is not working, that's not a given now.

Anyway, he had to go to work tonight so I can have some down time and catch up on some card making!

Since the Coffee Lovers blog hop is a spring theme, I thought I'd try and incorporate a bunny, so I made a bunny cup, sort of, and also colored the coffee beans pastel colors.  Kind of a different kind of "bean" for coffee lovers at springtime!  

I used the coffee cup/lid/cozy from the "Thanks a Latte" stamp and die sets by Your Next Stamp.  The coffee bean border stamp is from "Latte Love" by Fiskars.  The bunny ears are actually a tulip leaf die.  I cute two and trimmed them off their stem, then swiped some pale pink Spectrum Noir down the middle to emulate bunny ears. The fish tails were cut from a chevron arrow die. 

My cardbase is pale pink linen cardstock.  I used a stitched rectangle mat from Lil' Inker Designs on the center frame.  I framed it with gold vellum, which is also used for the cup cozy.  The patterened papers are from "Just Splendid" by My Mind's Eye and "Basics" by Core'dinations.  

The coffee mug and lid were stamped in gold.  I stamped the bean border with Toffee Crunch, colored them in with Spectrum Noirs and a Blick alcohol markers.   The sentiment was stamped in Staz On Jet Black.  Last, but certainly not least, is the cute little white pom pom for the bunny tail.

I used the color inspiration at Cure for the Monday Blues, using the pastel shades of the colors and the sketch from CAS(E)thisSketch.  

I have to say I'm slightly inlove with this card right now!

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34 comments :

Kim Heggins said...

LOVE your card...so much fun. It is just too darn cute and so clever to turn your to go cup into a sweet little bunny!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your cute card.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
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Brandi R said...

Too cute! Love the bunny cup ♥

Nancy Carroll said...

Pretty card, hope DH gets better, rotator cuff can have pain transfer, I know had it and years later after surgery no problems..

KellyJean said...

OM! Great card! Hope the "hub" is feeling better!

Anja Curvers said...

WoW glad you managed to join in the fun with that awesome and clever bunny cup, love it.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is so cute, very clever spring design.

Carisa said...

omgosh, this is so cute - I absolutely adore the bunny ears and tail!

Olga Direktorenko said...

Lovely CAS design and soft colors! Really cool!

My Paper Epiphany said...

So creative! Love it!

~amy~ said...

So sorry to hear about all the pain that your hubby is going through. Hope he feels better soon!

Love your creative card...bunny coffee cup...I LOVE it. Then to read about the ears...genius! Super cute and definitely springy!

Thanks for joining in the fun♥

Lori Kobular said...

That Bunny coffee cup is awesome!! And I really love the "you''re cool beans" sentiment! We have a local coffee shop in our town named "Cool Beans" so that really made me smile!

D.Ann said...

Too cute! WANT that red velvet cookie!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Love your bunny coffee! What a fun idea! Great card! Hope your husband feels better soon!

Shelly said...

Such a fun and cute card! Love your bunny cup!

Kara Lynne said...

HA! What a fun bunny cup! So cute! I hope you get the answers you're looking for with your husband's shoulder. I'm going to pray for him right now.

Happy Dance said...

Sorry to hear about your DH. It might not hurt to ask the dr. about "1st rib" in addition to what they're already looking for. Hope it all clears up in the easiest possible manner for him.
LOVE your card. Saw it in the gallery and couldn't wait to visit your blog and see it bigger. It's even better here! Fun all over the place, and beautifully made. This is just fantastic! I don't 'slightly' love it; nope. I totally love it! Happy weekend. Bev

VanessaB said...

so creative! love it! healthy wishes for your husband.

Ann said...

Super cute, love the fun colored coffee beans.

Itziar Ferret said...

Muy buena ideas hacer una taza conejito!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

You cracked me up with the bunny ears and tail. Cute card.

Sylvia said...

Cool card, Nance, I love the ears and your Easter beans! So glad you had a chance to play, see you at the next hop!

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

This is SO cute! Love the little fluffy tail!!

AJ Bodine said...

Oh now that is just TOO much fun, love your bunny cup! I'm a new follower of your blog!

Ceal said...

now this is cuteness overload! Love it

An'Jenic G. said...

Eek this is sooo cute!! I love the bunny ears.

Jennifer Loftfield said...

Bunny coffee!! Turned out fabulous.

Keren Baker said...

Spring bunny coffee! Love it! Hope your hubby is better!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Love that fun coffee cup and the beans all coloured that way look like tiny macarons! Awesome! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh I love it, this is so fun!!!

Helen F. said...

How very cute is your to-go bunny? ;-)

Celeste Goff said...

This card made me giggle! I have a friend who always says cool beans and this made me think of her!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun! Super sweet take on the sketch!

kadie said...

oh that is just toooo cute!

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