Sunday, February 5, 2012
A Perky CAS (Clean and Simple) Diva Inspiration
Well, I don't know about ya'll, but I like my coffee iced. I'm a big fan of Starbuck's, McDonald's Iced Lattes, the iced coffees from 7-11 (a buck .99! and it's GOOD!), and I'll even make my own the majority of the week when I'm feeling especially broke or don't feel like getting out--on those days I have 2--I'm not picky (just leave off the whip cream, please)! So since coffee and friends ARE the "perfect blend", I thought I'd share this card with ya'll today for our February Diva Inspiration Blog Hop from Verve.
The hop started over on Betty's blog, Stamping to the Wright, and I'm hoping you came here from Sony's blog, Stampin' It Up in LA. If you did, you must have had your coffee already!
For my card, I've again combined a little old with a little newness from Verve. I used the Delightful and Delicious set along with the newer, Better With You set for the "coffee rings". Like I said, I love my iced coffee almost any way I can get it. I also love the CAS (Clean and Simple) look to cards. I'm just not a seasoned CAS girl--definitely not my strongest brew--something to work on for 2012 (I actually made another one I like better, so I'm submitting it to a magazine--keep your fingers crossed for me!). If you'd like to try the CAS look too, I have the solution! The last Friday of every month will be a CAS Viva La Verve sketch. HERE'S the one from January that I used for this card.
Ok, I'm the last one on the hop today, but if you missed anyone or just want to browse around at some of your favorites again, ya'll can visit the Verve Blog HERE for a full link-listing of designers who've created some extra special eye candy! Thanks for hopping along with us! Time for that second cup...then back to the grind.
SUSIE Q-TIP: I recently heard a good tip regarding Iced Coffee. If you make it yourself and you have leftover brewed coffee, put it in ice cube trays and freeze it. Then the next time you make your iced coffee, use those cubes and it won't get watered down as that ice melts. Genius.
Stamps: Delightful and Delicious, Better With You (Verve)
Paper: Kraft, White (PTI), Olive (AC)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Jumbo Ric Rac Die-namics (MFT), Corner Rounder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU!), Black Licorice Divine Twine (TCP), Black Brads, Brown Button, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2
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