A Card For the Bad Days & the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Some days you just feel like a big pile of yuck has been dumped on you and all you can do is look up to the sky and pray “God, whatever lesson you are teaching me, please make it quick.”  Lately, I have had quite a few of those days, so when I was trying to come up with a project for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, an idea struck me at 4:00am. MissCarriesCreations-ThereAreNoWordsCard.jpg

There is not much that can make me cry, but watching my favorite cup of java splash all over the ground – especially when I am already having a bad day – usually sets me off.  My card titled, There Are No Words for This, was created using Perk Up  accompanied by a few other Close to My Heart stamp sets that I have listed below.

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I created the brick background using Texture Paste that is splashed with some Espresso coffee. The cup was shaded with Tri-Blend Markers, stamped with flowers, then added to the background in a way to make it appear as if coffee is spilling and splashing all over the ground. MissCarriesCreations-ThereAreNoWordsCardDetail

This sentiment reflected exactly how I would feel on a day like this – there are just no words. Maybe some tears, some prayers, some grumbles – but no words when you are having a bad day and you spill your coffee.  All you can do, my friend, is pray that it gets better and that the next cup is even better than the first.

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I hope that this card has inspired you and encouraged you – even on your worst days. If you have a chance, stop by the Winter Lovers Blog Hop and check out all the amazing creations for coffee lovers like us.  Feel free to join in the fun, if you like.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is the list of supplies I used on my card

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Perk Up Stamp + Thin Cuts

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There Are No Words Stamp Set

Z4260
Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts

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Strokes of an Artist

S1911
Family Time November SOTM

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Espresso Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad

Z4252
Heat Tool

Z2088
Clear Embossing Powder

VersaMark™ Ink Pad
VersaMark Ink Pad

Z2851
Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z4220
Anti-Static Pouch

Z4245
Opaque Texture Paste

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Palette Knives
Palette Knives

Stencil Sheets
Stencil Sheets

Z3553
Acrylic Hearts

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12 x 12 Pebble Cardstock

White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Sapphire Cardstock
12 x 12 Sapphire Cardstock

Z4221
Mink Twine

Z2474Ice Grey TriBlend Marker

B073W19WGXTim Holtz Stamp Platform

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Air 2 Cricut Machine

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Intense Black Ink Pad

Z2479
Gold Brown TriBlend Marker

 

Sweet Sympathy Card for Color Dare Challenge 342

I always enjoy seeing each of your creations at Color My Heart Color Dare. This week we are challenging you with a Tic-Tac-Toe board inspired by colors from our Sweet Girl Collection. You do not have to use these papers, but we do ask that you stick to the colors on the Tic-Tac-Toe board when creating your project. MissCarriesCreations-CD342These past few weeks have been like a roller coaster and, as I sit here with a worn body and sad heart, and I am so grateful to have a God who gives me strength each day.  As I created this Sweet Sympathy card for a friend, I began to reflect on the past few weeks. MissCarriesCreations-SweetSympathyCardSMI have had to opportunity to speak with so many who are struggling, have had recent deaths, or who just needed someone to listen.  I am so blessed that this small business has granted me the opportunity to be there. When I can’t be there in person, I love being able to send cards, like this one, to show someone that I am thinking about them.  

I love that soft color palette of the Sweet Girl paper and how easily this card came together.  I was in a bit of a rush, and struggling with a few things of my own, so I chose to use some die cuts and stickers from our Sweet Girl Complements instead of stamped images.

No one ever wants to have to send cards like this one, but it is always nice to receive them and know that someone out there cares for you.

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I encourage you to send a card this week and show someone that you care, and if you can, show us your creation at the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog. We have multiple challenges this month and your project might just fit one.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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