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Friday, February 8, 2013

Perk Up! An Easel Card and Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans!! :)

Hey, everyone!!  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today!!  I have a fun easel card and special treat to share with you today...

February is The-Girl-Child's favorite month...  Why???  I'm so glad you asked!!  :)  In our house, we have this "thing" about celebrating our birthMONTH (instead of just a little ole birthDAY)!!  And, as you may have guessed, February is her birthmonth!!  YAY!!  :)  I truly am a very lucky momma to have such an awesome daughter -- and son too, but let's focus on The-Girl-Child (TGC) for now ;)  

TGC is probably the BEST week-after-Valentine's-Day-gift that I ever could have been given...  She still loves to hear the story of her birth (which has always been a birthday-eve tradition)...  Like her brother, she was born in a blizzard...  And even though the doctor said she wouldn't be arriving on time, I was sure to run up and down the stairs all day to ensure that she did indeed come on her due date (yeah, yeah, I know this wasn't a good idea and probably wasn't the reason I didn't have to wait, but it makes for good story-telling!!)...  I'm pleased to see that she has blossomed into a beautiful young lady full of generosity and kindness...  She has an infectious laugh and loves with her whole heart (so how appropriate to be a Valentine-baby!!)...  Her excitement about life is refreshing, and her energy is contagious...  But if she's having a low-key day, then she has a little secret.......  

She LOVES chocolate covered coffee beans!!  So my friend and I searched high and low to find the absolutely yummiest ones we could find and packed them up to send to her -- And, of course, I had to add a colorful card to the package!!  :)
The A2 sized card (4.25"x5.5") is an easel card so that TGC can display it on her desk...  I used Cuttlebug's Paisley embossing folder for the texture on the turquoise cardstock (4"x5.25")...  Although I used a white card base, I wanted to emphasis the lavender color of the bear's nightgown, so I added the lavender cardstock to the card front...
I used the mix-n-match sentiment "Perk Up!" from K Andrew's Coffee & Tea Stamp Set...  Although this set is no longer available, the tag-a-long sets ARE still available and are perfect for your Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate projects (  Be sure to CLICK HERE for 6% - 60% OFF remaining stamp sets in the CLEARANCE EVENT!!)!!  My tag is simply a rectangle with rounded corners (using my CM Corner Rounder)...  And since I wanted the tag to match the bear's nightgown perfectly, I used my Copic markers to color white cardstock before stamping the sentiment.  The dark purple ribbon is from my stash...
The adorable bear image is from Dustin Pike...  His digi stamps are some of my favorites, so be sure to check out all that he has to offer -- You're sure to find some fast favorites!!  :)  And even though it's a little hard to tell, I put the bear on one of my homemade "Wiggle Wires" (see the tutorial HERE) so that he could wiggle and jiggle and make TGC giggle!!  :)
And there ya have it!!  That's the first of the goodies that TGC received for her birthmonth...  There isn't a gift for every day, but there's LOTS of love and reminders that she's so important to me (although I hope she feels that every single day of the year too!!)...

Before I go, I'd like to share a little TGC inspiration too...
I told ya she was pretty AWESOME!!  :)

Thanks for sharing another proud-momma moment with me -- I hope this February finds you loving every moment with each special person in your life...

Until next time,

17 comments:

Lisa said...

This is absolutely adorable, Amy!! That little sleepy bear is so stinkin' cute!! I love the bunny slippers!! The embossing and colors are fabulous!! Happy birth-month to your daughter!! Have a wonderful weekend my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Marilyn said...

Super cute card!! two of my favorite things Coffee and Chocolate

Rhonda Emery said...

this looks like me before coffee ha. it is super cute love it. hugs

Julie said...

I love that you tell her birth story to her every year. I think I will start doing that with my 3standard year old daughter this year before she turns 4.

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome card AMY!!! I love your fun little bear and your colored it perfectly! Wow, choc coffee beans look amazing! TFS and happy birth month to your daughter!

Sherrie K

Missy said...

Super cute, I love the purple and aqua!!

Boxofcolours said...

Dustins images are lovely and this one is a real sweetie.
Hugs
Jane

Karenladd said...

Wow, what a fun way to present these goodies! The sleepy bear is too cute for words!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Super cute card Amy! I love that bear in his bunny slippers. And who wouldn't love the chocolate covered coffee beans. What a nice idea to give a few gifts here and there for the entire birth month. :) Bunny Hugs, Tami

Dee Burns said...

Amy, How are you?
That is such a super sweet card and treat...chocolate covered coffee beans...a great way to get caffiene. The little bear is so cute.

BTW-I am so glad I found your Blog again.

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Amy!!! What an adorable card and such a unique gift -- to me anyway as I don't recall ever hearing of chocolate covered coffee beans... lol!

Thanks for taking care of my project link on Decorate to Celebrate too. I think I must have been gone to long... I know I've done it enough to know how!!! LOL!

I'll be back again soon, my friend!

sandee said...

Love the card, perfect to go with those chocolate covered coffee beans! You're the one I was talking with last night, wasn't I? If you are you'll understand this statement.."put the lime in the coconuts".....if not, ignore that, lol!! Joined your blog and looking forward to getting to know you better,(new DT member for Paper Playtime ), waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Sharon said...

How adorable!! Love the bear in it's purple jammies and cap and darling bunny slippers! Love how you embossed the bg, too. Great card!!!! :)

Creative M said...

Super Cute & Yummy Too!Awesome job!
Have a Wonderful Day,
Migdalia

Creative M said...

Super Cute & Yummy Too!Awesome job!
Have a Wonderful Day,
Migdalia

Creative M said...

Super Cute & Yummy Too!Awesome job!
Have a Wonderful Day,
Migdalia

Creative M said...

Super Cute & Yummy Too!Awesome job!
Have a Wonderful Day,
Migdalia

 
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