November 23, 2009

Coffee Notes

How about a little coffee break this Monday morning? I have to say that after having my DH(deer hunter/dear husband) home for five days I'm happy to have the house to myself this morning. I would drive him to his hunting spot, read his texts that he sent out of boredom, pick him up from his hunting spot......repeat, repeat, repeat. And still no deer, poor fella.


So now, I'm settling in with a nice cup of coffee and some stamping projects. Wouldn't you like to see this inviting basket when you show up at work or when you visit a friend? I put together this ensemble speedy quick thanks to some Just Rite stamps. I sewed these coffee themed fabric napkins (the blue material) this last summer and can't wait to have an actual visitor so I can use them for real. :) Along with the coffee ensemble, I thought it would be cute to tuck in a few coffee themed stamped goodies. I used Papertrey's lined recipe cards to make some super duper simple lists. Have you ever heard Paula Deen say *it's so easy it's almost stupid easy*? That is this project!
Using JustRite Stampers set called Just A Little Caffeine Borders and Centers, I stamped some fun sentiments onto patterned paper. I stamped the border sentiments right onto the lined notecards. I then punched out my center sentiments and adhered them to the inside of my circle sentiments. Notice how the circle on one card hangs off the edge...that just adds a little quirky-ness, I love it. A little office paperclip was added....because if you're like me, one list just doesn't cut it. I always seem to add another list, and another, and another.......
So if you've got some good friends at the office or maybe you're having a friend over for coffee....try out these little notecards. You could stamp oodles in a matter of minutes. Keep it stylish, keep it simple!!
If you like the fabric I used, it's from Studio E......at www.studioefabrics.com . The brown paper napkins were in my stash from some time ago.


Oh, and remember when I gave a clue that my next big Etsy kit has lots of brown? Well your guess of a chocolate theme were not correct. Any other guesses?

33 comments:

Anne said...

If it is not chocolate could it be gingerbread men or a gingerbread house. Perhaps it is a nice brown turkey. Love your coffee this morning!!!!

Sandy Murphy said...

Hi Michelle - I am a new justright stamper and I've had some problems getting a good stamped image without smudges. Do you have any tips on how to use these stamp. It's fustrating to have to stamp it over and over. thanks for your help
Sandy M.

Sandy said...

My guess for the next kit with lots of brown is coffee themed.

wanda50 said...

How about Brown Snowflakes...I have seen a lot of very pretty brown ribbon with cream snowflakes this season. Loved your coffee though...As always Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!

Damjana Ž. said...

I'd say coffee themed, too :)

I like this stamp set, I just posted today my scrapbook recipe for coffee cake where i used them: http://zivljenje-je-lepo.blogspot.com/2009/11/coffee-coffee.html.

And I agree with Sandy, sometimes I have hard time stamping these images without smudges, too. This recipe was my firs project with JustRite stamps. Any tip would help.

I love your work. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

HollyC said...

Not chocolate??? Hmmmm....Maybe some gingerbreadmen or coffee theme. Or what about Santa's cookies? Sorry, haven't had lunch yet so all I can think of that's brown is food related. I'll try to put on my thinking cap and come up with some non food related guesses.

Wendi said...

hmmmmm... how about a coffee or hot cocoa theme. I love your coffee ideas because I'm a coffee lover too! This is super cute and I love the quickness of it. Have a great quiet day to yourself!

JenniferCR said...

Well I say coffee...otherwise, deer, lol! ;) Love you cute little coffee set up, I really need to learn to sew...it's about time!!! ;)

Sandy said...

I'm in for the coffee idea as well, Mish...I love your things!!!

Tamara said...

Your next kit is absolutely coffee themed!

If you are looking for a visitor to really appreciate your efforts on this coffee basket, I would be pleased to come and see you :)

resmith said...

I would guess the next brown would be coffee.
What a great greeting with your set for company. I am not a coffee drinker but it would work for tea also.

Yvonne..... said...

My guess would be cocoa! But, that might fit into the chocolate theme - hmmmmm?

Troy Louise said...

As always, your post is just wonderful. Love that fabric & your cute notepads are really fun. By the way, you & your hubby are welcome for venison at our house. My DH was lucky this year. Of course, Reno is a long way for you to travel! Hugs.

Rhonda Zamora said...

Hum, coffee is brown . . . I'm guessing coffee. I love your bvasket and note pad, today.

Deirdre said...

If it's not chocolate, then that only leaves a coffeecocoagingerbread combination and we're all assuming that it will have a food theme.........which just might mean that you're going to surprise us all!!! can't wait to find out...

Deirdre

a Creative connection said...

Something for a brown kit ... hmmm... could it be an 'earthy' theme?

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

hmmmm....coffee? gingerbread?

yvette said...

Okay my guesses are hot cocoa, coffee or gingerbread cookies.

mommaladystamper said...

Hi Michelle,

If it is not chocolate, then is has to do with a coffee theme.Love your project, and I wish I could sew. Alice Roushia

Heather said...

Very cute. I would love something like that if I showed up at someones house. I love the napkins you made. Is the big one under the cup and napkins a placemat or just like a centerpice for the display? I just started back sewing and have my nakins cut just not sewed yet. Cards keep calling my name. :)

denise said...

I am not a good guesser, but how about something to do with coffee!!!? or gingerbread?

Karen said...

Great set. Love the fabric napkins. I would be happy to come over for coffee if I didn't live on the other side of the country!

Nancy in CA said...

Well, since my favorite thing to make our family is gingerbread cookies...that's my guess. Can't wait to see if it is gingerbgread something and what you might do with it. Thanks again for all the inspiration you give us eachd ay. Nancy in So Cal

carpediem said...

My immediate thought was hot chocolate but looks like you have something else in mind.....now I'm curious! laura j

jen said...

after today I'd say COFFEE!! :)

starsandcards55 said...

love the brown and blue color combo and that fabric is to die for! love the notecards - what lucky friends to be on the receiving end of this thoughtful gift. i'm drinking a cup of coffee right now and it's heaven. thanks for sharing your creativity and talent.

Pam said...

I agree I bet it is coffee and chocolate themed can hardly wait to see it....

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

it could be tea too????

Lianne Carper said...

My guesses seemed to match what everyone has guessed. First was the obvious coffee theme and then my mind turned to deer (whether that be the kind that your dh was after or the "rein" type that pull Santa's sleigh).
My dh is a hunter too and we're heading up to my stamping partners house for 10 days on Thanksgiving. Her man is a hunter too and they'll spend their days hunting while we stamp...woohoo! Can't imagine anything more fun than that...unless it also included some of those fabulous napkins and gift ensembles that you always come up with!

Lianne Carper
www.cardscraps.com

mochamama said...

It's gotta be a coffee or hot chocolate theme!!! Love this fabric. You can get the downloadable matching paper as well!!!
Can't wait to see these kits!

jeanny said...

Just loooove your ideas!!!! Where do yo get your small wicker trays from? I love how it goes with all the goodies!!

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sheela said...

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