Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Need. More. Coffee....

Hey everyone!

Happy Twinkling Tuesday with a a double shot of espresso on top! I have to admit that today, I am absolutely exhausted. It's going to be another busy week...probably worse that last week LOL..but sometimes things just get taxing, you know? Not this stuff, but just life stuff...and of course, the complaint that most of us probably have...not enough time to do the things i enjoy, like more stamping! LOL...

Anyway, I am still feeling sick and actually taking another detour to the dr. today, so I'm hoping that will help. However, I am SO excited because we have some super fun stuff going on today. First off, our dear Heather is the featured stamper this week over on the Twinkling Tuesday blog! Go check out her super cool post! I sort of miss having the featured stamper for the TT here on my blog, because it was my chance to rave about that person.

So, I will just tell you this. Heather is a dear, dear person who I am glad to be getting to know. She breathes so much life and enthusiasm into the Twinkle Team and is also extremely attentive. Heather takes the time to leave the most wonderful comments on people's blogs and I just think she's the sweetest! You can really tell she cares. Not to mention the fact that her blog posts are amazing. SO much attention to detail and the pictures...oh! the pictures! Most of you know that blogger...well, isn't always my friend, esp. when it comes to uploading pics! So this is especially impressive to me!

Now, she is going to be mad at me, because there is one thing about her that you may know from reading her comments on my blog...she isn't very fond of brown. And while I SWEAR I didn't do this on purpose...isn't this little "Barista" just the cutest? I LOVE coloring in these images and couldnt' resist pulling out some liquid pearls for the "whip" on my latte! My son Nicky helped me make this card. Chef Ian from The Greeting Farm is one of his favorite stamp sets! He had a blast and so did I! I just got this Paisley embossing folder that my friend Heather (a different Heather lol) picked up for me...thanks Heather! It totally matched the paper so I got to play with it right away. That's always the best, right?

So, yes, this card is brown, but NOT on purpose hee hee...I mean, it's a coffee card...so it kinda HAS to be right ;) ? Anyway, be sure to check out the CUTENESS over on Heather's blog, the Twinkling Tuesday sketch blog, and the rest of the Twinkle Team, as their links are on my sidebar! Want to play along with us? We'd LOVE you to! If you upload to SCS/PCP, use keyword MTTSC12. Leave us a comment on the TT blog too to let us know you did! We can't wait to see what you create!
While we're at it, ANOTHER exciting announcement:

Please help me welcome my very close friend DARLA WILSON to the Twinkle Team! Welcome Darla! I have been begging, nagging, requesting, suggesting that Darla join us ever since the beginning of DD's little journey into sketchdom...and she finally agreed! Darla has an awesome NEW blog and is not only creative, but the kindest heart you could meet and I am thrilled to have her!
Wow! Lots happening on this Twinkling Tuesday! Stay tuned next week for a VERY special "Temporary Twinkie"...as the handsome and talented Jack, who just happens to be my DS, debuts HIS very first sketch! Could this be any more exciting of a day....

....yes, yes it can. Stay tuned for another post...it's a big one!


Bonnie (eggette) said...

Oooooo!! Love the whip cream and this little guy is so cute!! Brown (sounds better if you say chocolate or cocoa ya know lol!!) is kind of funky sometimes but it's a boy so brown is good! Hope you feel better - sucks having less stamping time!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love your brown card!! I have a small piece left of that paisley paper...it's one of my all time favorites!! I just love the earth tones of it. That dollop of whipped cream is so fun!!

Kimmie0270 said...

That Ian is super cute!

Sandra MacLean said...

Hahahhaha!!! Heather already told me she was not going to direct people to those Twinkies that used brown on a card today! LOL I figured she meant every word so I avoided brown today! hahaha You're so bad Jess! LOL But fabo card! ;)

Heather said...

What the Heck????

Are you and Janna trying to KILL me??? I am serious SEVERE Allergy here I start going into shock trouble breathing air way closing on the floor clutching my chest here!!!!

Come on enough of the B-----!!!!

Throw it all away if you have any love for me at all!!!!

I told Sandra I was going to tell everyone not to go see the Brown Cards and my friend you have just landed yourself on that list!!!!

Love the Chef, Love the Layout great take on the sketch if I can get past all that B---- Oh my it is such a bad word I can not even type it!!!

Oh Jess Jess Jess, (shaking my head in dissapointment here!!!)

Well I do love your card and you colored him up perfectly but keep one eye open at night because I will be showing up to confiscate all your B---- papers and copics et... et....!!!! LOL!!!!

Lots of love, :-)


Cassie said...

oh it's yummy! i for one love brown! the whip is just a great finishing touch too!

Cassie said...

oh it's yummy! i for one love brown! the whip is just a great finishing touch too!

Danni said...

I hope you feel better soon! and also hope your week's slow down, miss chatting with you!
Love your card and at the risk of making Heather mad, I like the brown. hehehe!
Great job!

Jodi said...

Great take on the sketch! Love the colors together too. =)
Jodi =)

Christi said...

This is so stinkin' cute! I love all that brown!

Janna said...

Wow, wow, wow Jess this is awesome! I love the brown really makes the card! That paisly folder is so beautiful but I have to say my favorite part is the whipped cream on top! I so want one now!! And I have decided to make all brown cards all the time in honor of Heather! I think it will let her know that I care! LOL!


Ashley said...

Jessica, this card is so cute! I love it! And I can't wait for next week either, sounds like fun!

Valerie said...

I think the brown card is SUPER cute!!! Lovin the cute little sketch by Madelynn..I have missed a few and hope to get back to them this week!

mudmaven said...

Got a chance to play along this week:


Great sketch Madelynn! ~chris

Valerie said...

Hello again! I don't know why but when I click on to comment on your daughters blog it goes blank..the page. So I'm posting my card here for you to see http://pixiedreamdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/03/busy-card-making-day.html

Thanks for the sketch challenge it was lot sof fun!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I used to hate brown too.When fashion started to love brown and pink, brown and blue... I got a new appreciation for it! Your barrista dude is very cute! Tell maddy, 'another good job'