Sunday, June 19, 2016

It's Day 3: A little sip of Sunshine!

Hey happy hoppers!  It's Father's Day today and I'm celebratin' my Dad!  My parents have been enjoying the retired life and have become quite comfortable with galavanting around the world and country without schedules or watches.  They hardly settle down anymore.  This weekend, he went to a Rodeo and is now probably wrangling my sister's chickens.  So while he enjoys his freedom, I'll enjoy my little bit of weekend, do some end-of-the-year teacher work and it's off to school tomorrow. I was thinking of him from start-to finish of this summer-fun project!  Hope you enjoy!
It first started out as an experiment...Coffee beans...gorgeous coffee beans and...vodka!  Soaked those babies for a while in some Amaretto Ciroc and well...Cheers, it was tasty!  Step one complete!  
Next I set out to create a little gift envie with the iconic BLOOM images from FSJ.  Oh yes, used some new stamps and Pan Pastels I got at convention and YUM...Step TWO complete...
Step THREE was assembling the envie...I used a staple to attach my vellum/black embossed sentiment to the graph paper behind...and added a cute little clippie I made from a couple leftover coffee cups I had from yesterday's Bible Journaling project.  The clip can be removed and placed in my planner- as my dad will most likely say he has no need for a coffee clip!  It's what's inside that counts.  LOL...
And of course, my little envie had to have something tucked inside...SOOO...I added a Lowe's Gift Card to sweeten the deal.  You see, my Dad doesn't care much about Starbucks, and he thinks it tastes like skunk water, but it was a good prop in the photo don't you think!  He'd say...Lowe's knows, and with him, the card proves it!
Now Step WHATEVER wouldn't be complete without sampling the goods right?  Well, I can say it tastes mighty fine...and I even saved a shot for Dad!  I'll see him tomorrow (If his watch is back on.) to let him sample for himself!

I used the following products from FSJ to create this project:
Pan Pastels
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Natural Journey Twine (On the shot glass)

Reminder:  As a SUPER SPONSOR and a FLASH PRIZE SPONSOR for this hop, I will be giving away the following items to some lucky hoppers:  

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Thanks for popping in and have fun hopping!  

47 comments:

  1. I'm not sure how I feel about the drink...but I'd definitely try it! But I'm certain I love your little gift envie! Awesome!

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    1. Hee hee...Ones gotta sample the goods before gifting them away. LOL :)

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  2. Oh my....that drink looks so refreshing! What a fabulous card.

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    1. It was mighty tasty! Even saved a *little* for my Dad. ;) Thanks!

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  3. I love all your projects and photos today! Everything ha a wonderful, artistic look to it! Very pretty!

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    1. Thank you. It was a beautiful day to go out on the deck and take some photos. :)

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  4. This is just Awesome!! Fun idea!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  5. A fun project to boot! TFS

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  6. Such a FABULOUS card and love the stamps! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)!

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  7. This is really great!! I love it and it actually made me hungry I need to take a break and go make some dinner. I will think of this the whole time I am cooking
    Thank you for your inspiration!!. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART
    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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    1. Hee hee...a little sumthin'. Gotta have self control if I want my Daddy to try it out tomorrow! ;)

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  9. You of many talents! Drinks and creating beautiful cards! Great job and I know your Dad will enjoy it too!

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  10. Lovely card. (Please don't reply to this comment if the reply goes to my email, I don't like them filling up my email.)

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  11. I love this so perfect for a co worker to brighten their day

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    1. I'm a teacher and I think I'd get fired if I brought this to a coworker...BAHHH...We'd have to do the transfer in the parking lot. LOL

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  12. Simply FABulous, love your card and your photo styling is amazing! Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

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    1. Thanks bunches. I have a lot of fun settin' up the shot! :)

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  13. Wow, love all the pictures of your coffee beans, very creative; not to mention how creative your card is too. Awesome. Made me wanna and gotta crab a cup of coffee before I go on to my commenting.

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    1. Come on over and you can have a sample! ;) Thanks!

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  14. Fun pictures, Kerry and a fun card! Happy Monday!

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    1. Thanks...another fun hobby! :) I love when they work together. :)

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  15. What a great way to give a gift card - love your design! I could just smell those coffee beans!

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    1. Thank you. It's pretty fun and still smells delish in my kitchen...

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  16. Hahaha, Really cool step one!!! And so is the idea of this awesome handmade gift envelop! Love every element!

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    1. It's even better the second day! Much more coffee flavor...Let it soak at least 24 hours... :) I was too imapatient the first day. LOL

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  17. Yummy looking drink...I'll have to try it! Love the gift card holder!

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  18. Kerry, this is such a fun post! Love your project and your drink sounds/looks delish!

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  19. Great project!!! Love the prop too. ;-)

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  20. Love your post, sounds yummy! And a great card to boot!

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  21. Great idea for a giftcard. You made beautiful pictures and yummy drink!

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  22. Kerry, love your fun project and your drink

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  23. Im allergic to chemicals so artifical flovor is out, but that is so smart to let them sit in the vodka. I bet my hubby will like that! How was it? Tasty? Gross? Do tell more! The project is cute and i only partially agree with your dad. I definately would prefer a lowes card!!! Lol. I love coffee but prefer smaller companies!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry