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Hi friends! It's Monday again, and that means it's time to start your week off with a new Mojo Monday sketch.  This one is an easy sketch that's perfect for quick cards and a large sentiment.

It's the start of Spring Break here at our house and so I'll be needing as much strong coffee as possible to keep up with the Energizer Bunnies running around our house!  So for my next card for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I chose to use the coffee blessing from the limited time Rise and Shine free digital set I designed for Verve.

I printed the PDF version of the digi on my laser printer, trimmed the sentiment down and added a few Copic highlights.  Next I colored the little flower mug, hand cut it and popped up on top.  I layered some pretty papers, using white mats and thought everything looked a little more fesitve with the two panels skewed.  I finished off with some white ribbon in a double bow and some adhesive pearls for the steam.

I hope you'll play along with the sketch.  For more inspiration with our sketch, please hop on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other designers are sharing. And if you use our digital set, be sure to link up over on the Verve blog as well as on the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for a couple of chances to win some prizes.

Mojo Monday 490
Enabler's List
Stamps: Rise and Shine digital set (Verve)
Paper: tea party (Craft Smith), white
Ink: Laser printer, Copics
Accessories: ribbon, adhesive pearls, stickles

Rise and Shine Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi friends! Today's the official kick off of the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I have a fun little coffee card to share. I've been finding a few minutes here and there to work on some new Verve, and whenever I can, I try to start off my design sessions with a little warm-up of coffee themed designs. It takes a little bit for me to clear the distractions in my brain and focus, and since coffee is such a source of inspiration for me, it always seems like a very good place to start. {wink}

So, I'm offering up another free digi in honor of the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop from some of my warm-ups.  It's called Rise and Shine, and is filled with a few fun little sentiments and mugs celebrating the return of the sun after The Winter That Just Kept On Coming.  I hope you enjoy it.  If you get a chance to use it, be sure to link it up over on the Verve Blog for a chance to win our prize drawing for a $40 gift voucher to the Verve shop.

So on with the card. I printed the PDF version of the digi set with my laser printer, then cut the rise and shine sentiment with a stitched circle die.  I colored the sun mug with Copic markers and then hand trimmed. Next I pulled out the steam stamp from the Coffee set and stamped it in archival ink, colored with copics, accented with Nuvo crystal drops and hand trimmed as well.  I used the stitched circle die as a stencil and sponged inside the sentiment, then matted with a pinking circle cut from daffodil delight.

A scrap of gray paper was embossed with a Darice embossing folder, then I used sandpaper to make it stand out a bit.  I tucked this panel behind my cup for the appearance of even more coffee aroma wafting into the atmosphere.  A scrap of green paper at the bottom and some grosgrain ribbon finishes things off.

I've got another card using the new digi set over on the Verve Blog today. Hop on over there to see this fun little tea card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous time along the hop. For all the entry and prize details, be sure to head on over to the official Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post to check everything out. Happy hopping!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Rise and Shine digital set, Coffee stamp set (Verve Stamps)
Paper: designer paper scraps, white
Ink: black archival (Ranger), sunshine (Altenew), Copic markers, laser printer
Accessories: Stiched Circles Stax (MFT), pinking circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), embossing border (Darice), Nuvo crystal drops (Tonic), grosgrain ribbon (SU!)

Early Posting

Oops! Guess I can't hold a coughing boy and choose the correct date for a scheduled post.  LOL  Blog hop post coming in the morning.
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