Can I just say I'd like a do-over for 2010 so far??? Let's just say this year hasn't started off how I had expected - lots of life changes going on (and some of them not by choice). I was having a really hard day on Monday but had already made plans to get together with a girlfriend for coffee. I thought about cancelling but knew it was too late to do so. All I can say is going for coffee was the best thing I could have done. It got me out of my funk and gave me a chance to realize what wonderful things life have in store for me. Gillian really knows how to inspire a person and she's inspired me to make some major changes.
So I thought I'd make a special card for Gillian to thank her for coffee the other night. Gillian has always been a great source of inspiration and she is definitely what I needed that night. Does that make any sense?
Guess who else is a great source for artistic inspiration??? Mercy of course!!! I don't get to participate in Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenges as often as I'd like but once I knew what images I wanted to use from the Coffee Vol. 1 set from Skipping Stones Design I checked out Mercy's blog and this week's sketch totally fit.
My card uses the Coffee Cup from the Coffee Vol. 1 set which I have paper pieced using some paper from the new Basic Grey line called Origins. I'm addicted to Basic Grey so as soon as my LSS got it in, I was there right away. Believe me, if you don't buy the 6x6 packs right away - there's no chance to get them right away locally.
Sparkle and Bling List:
Stamps: Coffee Vol. 1 by Skipping Stones Design
Paper: Gina K Luxury White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Basic Grey "Origins" DP
Ink: Basic Black, Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Accessories: Loopy Border Punch, Nestabilities, Ribbon