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Memory Monday – Pedal Pusher

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.  We took our pup for a walk downtown both days to get him around people and socialized.  The next town over from me is a large tourist spot, so weekends in the summer are guaranteed to be busy there.  He did well but still has a ways to go.

While I was quite busy I did make time to get into the stamp room to create my Memory Monday project.  This card features the retired Sale-A-Bration set Pedal Pusher from a few years ago.

I stamped the images in Basic Black Archival ink and coloured it using Stampin’ Write markers and the retired Gold/ Silver Metallic pen. (The basket was added in Real Red ink)  I stamped the sentiment along the top of this piece also in the Archival black ink.  I adhered this to a Smoky Slate card stock layer using SNAIL Adhesive.  

Next I ran a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Pool Party card stock through the Big Shot, using the retired World Traveler Embossing Folder. I added a band of retired Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon around the embossed piece before adhering it to my Smoky Slate card base. (cut at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and scored at 4-1/4″)

Finally I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of my stamped piece that I already layered on some Smoky Slate card stock and attached to my card front.

If you noticed, I used retired ribbon, metallic marker, stamp set and embossing folder for this card.  Not bad for a trip down memory lane!


Friday Focus – Coffee Cafe Bundle

Well after battling the coding on my blog this morning to get my sidebar to come back into position, as I noticed it disappeared to the bottom post section of my page, I am finally ready to get down to business! (I just love HTML coding…. insert sarcasm) The only good thing about this, is that I learn new things, mostly by trial and error, but at least I’m learning ūüôā

Now we can get to the fun stuff – stamping!

This weeks Friday Focus featured product is the Coffee Cafe bundle. ¬†Yes, you may recall I posted a card I created yesterday, but when there are so many awesome ideas for projects to create using this bundle, it’s hard to not share more of them.

First up are these great projects by Laura Kant. ¬†She created a fun gift bag and matching greeting card. ¬†Seriously… oh my word, these are great. ¬†Did you notice how she also combined the Everyday Jars Framelits into her bag design. ¬†There are two elements on her card that I absolutely love: The first being the colouring of the coffee cup. ¬†Talk about great shading with some simple watercolouring. The second, the way she ruffled up the ribbon

Next we have this gem from Lisa Pretto! This woman is incredible and so positive. I follow her on Instagram and not only do I enjoy her fantastic projects but the positive notes she posts. ¬†She truly inspires me and reminds me why stamping and sharing my passion is such a blessing in my life. ¬†Don’t you just love those transparent cup tops? I can’t wait to design my cups with the tops in Vellum cardstock like Lisa has done. ¬†It makes them look all the more real! I can see blizzards, Iced Caps, Ice Lattes, etc created using this style cup.

Finally, we have this perfect packaging by Karen Robinson. She created this sweet mini treat bags from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and added some simple decoration using the Corrugated Elements, 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon and of course the Coffee Cafe Bundle for the label. ¬†Wouldn’t it be fun to create coffee bean treat bags like this for your coffee loving friends? Fill them with a new coffee bean flavour for them to try out?

Share some love and be sure to leave a comment here for the projects these women have made!  They all did an amazing job.

Have a great weekend and check back often for more great inspiration.