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Monday, October 5, 2015

Merry Monday # 174 Coffee Theme!!

I am honored to be a guest designer for Merry Monday 
this time because I was the winner for this post. 
Thank you very much for selecting my card!

Okay, I have to be honest here, I am NOT a coffee drinker...GASP!!
so No coffee stamps for me, and boy are there a LOT of coffee mugs and stamps out there in blogland!  I had to really put on my thinking cap, even browsed through a lot of digi stamps and really didn't come up with one I could work with.
Then a friend reminded me about the cup in PTI's Tremendous Treats:  Christmas!!
LIGHT BULB moment!
I had just received my September PTI release package and I had the new "IN THE BAG"...
so I immediately started going though my Christmas papers and this is what I came up with:
My daughter helped me out with the prop by loaning me a "Starbucks" gift card!!  *wink*
Because the coffee cup had a snowflake on it I decided to look for a snowflake paper for the background...I am using a paper pad from My Mind's Eye called "Merry Little Christmas".
The sentiments on the 'gift bag' are from the In The Bag set as well as the "hand" holding the gift bag...(notice she has a sparkly bracelet on her wrist!!)
I colored the cup with copics as well as the "Just for You" sentiment and I also selectively cut out that sentiment.

Thanks for taking a look and I thank all the designers from Merry Monday for honoring me with being the guest designer!  Every week I am so inspired by your Christmas cards!!


  1. What a lovely gift card idea!

  2. What a sweet card Colleen, I love soft colours. So glad that you could join us as guest designer this week.

  3. Hi Colleen! I see you got that new die love how you used it! Darling little bag and congrats on your GD T spot for a win! The colors are so pretty too! What coffee!

  4. This is fantastic as always, Colleen! Love the bag and how it holds a gift card! Fun colors too! Thanks for joining our team this week!

  5. So creative!!! It can be challenging when we don't have the right stamps on hand but you have created a fantastic project! Love it, Colleen!

  6. You did it! This card with the small bag and great combination of papers is wonderful!

  7. Loving this cute, cute card Colleen! I'm not a coffee drinker either (always loved Laura Bassen's comment about it tasting like "hot dirt"!) so I'm a bit stumped on what to do with this challenge, but I'll come up with something! :0) Love the non-traditional colors you used on this card, and it will definitely bring a smile to any coffee loving person out there! Great job and congrats on your win and guest designer spot!! :0)

  8. Huge congrats on being guest designer for Merry Monday! Super cute gift the coffee cup and snowflake background!

  9. Congrats my friend, for being GD this week. I knew you could pull this off. Such a great card. Love it and the colors you selected. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  10. I love the cute little treat bag. You came up with a great idea for the coffee theme and a Starbucks card is the perfect thing to put in the bag.

  11. Great card, Colleen! I am not a coffee drinker either. You knocked this one out of the park. Thank you for joining us as GD!!

  12. beautiful card!
    I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog! Be sure to check it out!! :)

  13. Your card is perfect for this week's challenge, Colleen! I love the bag with the gift card and your festive cup of coffee! Love it! Congrats on your winning card & Thanks for being our Guest Designer this week! :)

  14. So fun! LOVE your little gift bag!!!!

    Deanne :)

  15. This is so cute!! Love the gift bag/card on your card and the colors are awesome!


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