Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thanks a latte!

Happy Thursday, Stampers and Welcome to July! Today starts a whole new line up for the design team members. Peggy is shaking things up a bit by moving us DT members to different days of the week. Today is Thursday and that means it is a Free for All.

Yikes! I just got my package from PWCO on Monday and it shows that I am up for a posting today. I quickly starting thinking of what I wanted to do. Meanwhile, I opened a thank you card from a neighbor for lending them our booster car seat for their grandson. What a serendipitous moment when I opened that card! I knew at that moment that this card was meant to be! The card I received was in the shape of a coffee cup with the little cup sleeve on it. I traced the cup and quickly got to work. I bought the toucan because I have thing for birds (we own three) and just thought Tiki was so cute. I drew in the branch by myself because I wanted Tiki to be perched on something. I used the computer for the sentiment and glossy accent on the beak and feet. Finally I added the red rhinestones for a little bling. My tip today is to look for inspiration in places you might not expect. Who knew I would get a fantastic idea from a simple card.

Stamps: Tiki the Toucan

Copics:YR04, R29, YG11, 13, 17, Y08,C3

Paper: Basic grey and coredination

accessories: cuttlebug and folder, rhinestones, glossy accent


  1. Nice! I like the sentiment, that's cute, and the toucan is a fun stamp! Nice job drawing the branch, and of course with the coloring as always!

  2. Oh, Karen! I love it! I'm having my cuppa right now! Very cute card!

  3. I like the shape of your card, Karen, and that's a cute design to your bird...very cute card!! Nice to get inspiration in the mail, too!!

  4. What a cute shape! Great idea! And I do have to say that if anyone would tempt me to try coffee again it might be that little toucan . . . although right now I'm sitting here with my cuppa tea. Great coloring!

  5. That is cute! Love the cup shape. And of course, birds just always scream KAREN to me! Yep, you should hear that Texas Mockingbird screaming your name. Pretty cool, huh? Happy BIRD-day! LOL! (since I have NO idea when your birthday is & all)