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Shopping Our Stash Go Green


The challenge last week at Shopping Our Stash was all about Green – make a card that is primarily green.

I used a white cardstock base, Wausau Fleck Cardstock front, Green from DCWV Textured matstack, Print from DCWV Xmas pack, Sentiment from TPC Studios Christmas Silhouettes, Embroidery Floss.

Red and green holiday cards – take 2


I’m attempting to participate in the Operation Write Home No Place like Home Card Drive. To do this, I have to submit a box of cards that are half holiday half general theme. I have plenty of the latter but not so many of the former. I’m working off the Midweek Throwdown Challenge – Red and Green idea. The sentiment so makes me think of Just Judy from Love Actually – “All I want for Christmas is you.”

Here are the cards I made last night –

White cardstock bases, printed paper from a DCWV Christmas pack, corner punch by Fiskars, embroidery floss, Wausau Fleck cardstock for the sentiment, texture fades folder from Sizzix and buttons from my ginormous button stash.

OWH Midweek Throwdown Color Challenge


The Midweek Throwdown this week at Operation Write Home is a color challenge – make cards using red and green.

Here’s my contribution –

I started with a white cardstock base and used the Dot Matrix texture fades on a dark red background paper. The accent paper and sentiment are from a DCWV Christmas pack. Layered on a Wausau fleck cardstock. Bow is embroidery floss.

Coffee Cup Sleeves – Cozies


Today is another “I have no idea what to say” kinda day. Since I started writing about Shoes and their Countdown to Ignition promo last month, I’ve written a post every day and I plan on continuing in that thread.

I’m not a big coffee shop drinker but I do find myself occasionally getting a hot or cold drink from one of the chains. I am very much not a fan of the cardboard sleeves that they give you. They’re bulky and uncomfortable and really don’t help all that much. Cold drinks? Forget about it.

One day I was looking at some fabric and had a Voila moment. I could make my own cup sleeve. Created a pattern, threw some fabric and lining material together and my line of Cup Sleeves was born.

Being Green at the Coffee Shop


For my day job, I work at a school in the front office. We’re forever getting gifts from parents – thanks for tolerating my kids, thanks for being good people to my kids etc. I end up with alot of Starbucks gift cards. It dawned on me one day, as I made use of one of these cards, that the cardboard sleeve is not very comfortable to hold. It’s bulky and awkward.

Hmmm, there must be a solution to this.  Helpful that I grew up as the child of a father who owned a Singer sewing store. I spent my young childhood around fabric and machines. I’ll make a fabric sleeve – and will line it with fleece. Beaded and Buttoned Cup Cozys were born.

I’ve just relisted a few in my shop – they’re fun, they’re green and they fit on all 3 sizes of hot and cold cups. Your hand stays cool with hot coffee and doesn’t freeze when you’re drinking a Frapp. Check them out –

Merlot & Leafy Green Cup Cozy

Merlot & Leafy Green Cup Cozy