Tuesday, November 8, 2011

You Perk Me Up!

All the posts about snow and the holidays had me thinking about a nice cup of joe or maybe it's hot chocolate. Who doesn't love to come in from the cold to enjoy a nice cup of something hot? And the holidays also have me thinking about early morning shopping trips and a quick stop for some Starbucks! I'm starting to get a little excited. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and so is the annual family Black Friday shopping trip and lunch! Woo Hoo and lots of us will actually be home this year to participate. I'm going to digress for a minute here but I thought I would share a funny...we sold our house in our hometown so now our visits back require us to stay with my Mom. Well Mom has my sister and her growing family coming in and my brother with his three boys so there's not much room in the inn so to speak. Hubby and I will be staying at a hotel. And since we will only have one car I'll need a little help getting places. I asked him for his thoughts about transportation for Friday and he told me he would bring me anywhere I wanted/needed to be...but does it have to be at 4 am he said. OMG he had me cracking up! Of course he does!

Sooo let's get back to my card.

I used this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch and immediately flipped it too! Danabella has a tendancy to do that and I just loved the way it looked so I followed her. My image is Perk Me Up Peeps and it comes with the sentiment! I stamped it onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink. I then paper pieced the cup and colored the Peeps with copics. I added lots of shading on the paper and under the cup using prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. I couldn't resist adding a winter theme since I had the Basic Grey Jovial design paper on my desk.

I had some crap on my fingers when I was working with the image panel and it made a smudge. I ended up covering it up with some clear baubles in the upper right hand corner. The snowflake border punch is from EK Success and I finished it off with machine stitching.

Check out Karen's blog to see the rest of this weeks creations.

How's your holiday card coming for this weeks Bellariffic Friday challenge? You still have time to join us. Send a photo of your creation to emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday night and you may win some Bella bucks!

Thanks for stopping by.



Kerri Boucher said...

very nice I think that I am going to make a cup of hot choc..thks for sharing

Dana White said...

YEAH I'm so happy you flipped the sketch!!! This is super cute LOVE how you made this a holiday card, I might copy this one!!

Karen Motz said...

So adorable Cath! I also love that you flipped the sketch. This is making me want a peppermint latte.

Leslie said...

Oooh, I love my Starbucks and I love this card Cath! Great colours and your shading is fab!

Pauline said...

Oh Cath, fantastic card. Love your take on the sketch as well as you made it into a Holiday card! The red coffee cup really makes this card pop!

Anonymous said...

Tell Shaun he is to funny! Of course he has to get up early! It's a family tradition to get up at 4 a.m. (Or should I say, 3 a.m. since you've got to be AT the store when it opens?) Anyway, I wish I could be with you guys! I'd drive you where ever you wanted to go. I'm sure we'd be hitting the same places. :)

Tanya said...

Lol, your hubby is funny! Your card is super sweet! I had made a card using this image for my daughter in May. I bought her a Starbuck gift card for Mother's day and as I sat making her card she was having an interview with Starbucks, lol. I had gotten the card long before she had an interview appt. with them. She got the job and I love that she brings me home Starbucks=) Yummy! Anyhow...your coloring will always amaze me! I sit and stare at my computer in awe!