Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Day Three-GIU I love coffee


Wednesday, October 7, 2015


GIU Day Three- I love coffee

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card. 

I love coffee.  I have been a fan of coffee since I was 18 years old.  I am particularly a fan of lattes.  One day a week or two ago, when I was getting my daily fix at Starbucks, they handed me the coolest Fall cups.  I had a five minute conversation with the barista how much I love the design of the cups, he said, "Me too, it reminds me of my childhood and the fall".  Now that is a powerful cup.  I set out to try to recreate it.  First of all I had to scour through all my monthly kits and stamps to find the look I wanted.  In retrospect I wish I would have made a 6x6 square card.  I would have loved to add a few more stamps.  I used my MISTI to make this card.  Truthfully I would not be steady or skilled enough to freestyle it.  I have to say, it did take me numerous attempts and more than my share of curse words.  Thank I took my colored pencils and pushed really hard and colored random sections.  The velum paper I crumpled up and than sprayed with glimmer mist.  When I started the card I knew I wanted to use the Oscar Wilde quote.  It is such an appropriate feeling for this time of year, especially in Minnesota.  So here is my card followed by my inspiration.










Here is my inspiration.








Now for the good stuff.  Leave a comment any day this week and on Monday I will announce the winners of the two people chosen to received 25 random stamps from Unity.  In addition to that I am giving away two 10.00 Starbuck gift cards.  Names will be drawn from todays comments only and EVERYONE who comments has a chance to win.  I want to share my coffee love with all my Unity friends.  Thanks for looking.

Happy Wednesday everyone,
LB

29 comments:

  1. I love your style. Great inspiration. ..I've seen this used by Kathy over at the daily marker (her blog) she uses the cup and colours it in to make a card. I need to get me one of these cups!!! And some more unity stamps!!

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  2. LB, LOVE this card, it is just so cool and of course there is an owl on it, even better. think i need to pay a visit to Starbucks too....

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  3. Stunning! You rocked that inspiration, running to SB to grab those cups.lol.

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  4. When I was just at Unity's blog and saw your cup, I thought, oh that looks just like the Starbucks cup I got last night. Ha! Great job on this and love that you were able to use some stamps to pull it off. So creative! I have definitely pinned it!

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  5. Love this. I don't have this kit but there are so many lovely images and I love how you have put them all together and coloured them. Those cups are pretty cool, and so is your card. Hugz

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  6. Great card, Laura. Love the Fall colors.

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  7. Wow, that's a pretty amazing card you created from your inspiration! Very cool! And hey, I love coffee, too! My mom had me drinking it from age 5 (just a little bit, but that certainly explains why I still love to drink it only with cream and sugar!) - coffee is awesome and enhances productivity! :) Loving all the inspiration this week so far, LB!!!

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  8. Wowza (I was going to say "Wow" but I see right above me that Miwa already said that! haha) - this looks exactly like the SB cups (which I didn't realize were already colored! I go to DD). And I just love owls (ok, ALL birds!) and he is just perfect for the Fall. This sentiment is awesome (but no very applicable here in So. FL where we have no Fall - it's still summer). Awesome card, LB. :-)

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  9. Awesome! Love how you used the coffee up as inspiration! Love the selective coloring on the background! Wonderful fall sentiment! Great card!!

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  10. Nice card and love the sentiment it is so true!!!

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  11. I just love this card, and the inspiration you took it from! Just goes to show you that there are great card ideas everywhere! TFS

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  12. I love your card! The sentiment is so perfect!

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  13. I do love coffee, but coffee does not love me so I admire it at a distance! That Starbucks Fall cup though, is just awesome and I am crazy about owls...so your card really caught my eye. The saying and the colors all combine perfectly!

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  14. Absolutely lovely card,autumn's color,amazing sentiment and gorgeous owl! It's really very creative and inspirational!

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  15. Love this card, great colors!

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  16. Exquisite! That card is a beautiful piece of art. It shows just how artistic & creative you are. The SB cup is cute, but your card is GREAT!! You took the idea & definitely ran with it. You're a true inspiration & thank you so very much for sharing with us.

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  17. Laura I know I left a comment on FB but here I am again. Beautiful inspiration...beautiful card. This is a perfect fall card. Fabulous design! Congrats on being the GIU girl this week.

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  18. Wow! This is a fabulous card!!

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  19. I beyond love this card and went on a hunt for the quote stamp and realized it is on an expensive sheet of unity stamps but crossing my fingers it is on sale tomorrow ( Some secret sale) YEAH You rock girl Live long and coffee on !!

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  20. Very pretty! I'm so ready for summer to collapse into Fall. Supposed to be 90 here this weekend - AGAIN. You are rocking your GIU week.

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  21. These awesome cups are inspiring everyone all over the blogsphere! Coolness!

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  22. Great fall card. I especially love the Oscar Wilde quote. The burlap background suits very well.

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  23. Great card--love the owl and the sentiment.

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  24. I LOVE THIS CARD. It might be my favorite….the slight coloring looks amazing!

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