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Wednesday’s Card: Warm Thoughts

Warm Thoughts

Hi All!

Hope you are enjoying your holiday season and not stressing too much! It always amazes me how stressful the holidays can get. Believe it or not, I am STILL working on my Christmas cards. I seriously need to get those done today.

I love how this card turned out – it just seems cozy, with the knit background and the coffee. I think I also love it because I love coffee and I haven’t been able to have any for almost a month due to my stomach ulcer!! The smell of it is just torture for me! I’m hopeful that I will eventually be able to have it again. Sigh.

Anyhoo…the card today uses two new stamp sets I just got from Paper Smooches… Hot Concoctions and Sentiment Sampler. I colored the mug using Copics. I used an Impression Obsession background stamp – I love these because they are 6″x6″, which means you can use the stamp portrait or landscape. So cool!

My last post as guest designer for Faber Castell Design Memory Craft is this Saturday, so come back and visit then. Video included!

Happy Holidays!!










  1. wrote on December 19th, 2012 at 10:27 am


    Now !! How clever are you?! I would never have thought of doing the inside of the cup like that!! Thanks so much ….I learnt something AGAIN!!
    You really are a talent!

  2. wrote on December 19th, 2012 at 11:11 am


    You’re right this is a warm and cozy card. Thanks for the tip for the inside rim of the cup. What a great idea.

  3. wrote on December 19th, 2012 at 11:36 am


    Hey, that is super clever, to make the inside of the cup like that…..Yup, I also learned something today, but then again, it’s really every Wednesday. Thanks so much, Darlene.

  4. wrote on December 19th, 2012 at 12:05 pm


    Really like your card. I always enjoy the tips you give. Thanks for sharing.

  5. wrote on December 19th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Valerie Gee

    I love the steam swirly coming up from the cup that makes a heart! SO CUTE!

  6. wrote on December 19th, 2012 at 1:33 pm


    Darlene – great card, as always! To heal your stomach ulcer ASAP, you need to start taking Manuka honey ASAP! I have a serious stomach condition and let me tell you, it’s truly a life saver. According to several medical studies, it heals stomach ulcers like nothing else in existence. Make sure you are getting 15+ active honey, like this: http://store.thewildbee.com/ceorac15maho1.html

    Take good care and get well soon! I know you will.

  7. wrote on December 19th, 2012 at 1:53 pm


    Wonderful! I love how you colored the inside of the cup! too smart!!!

    Hope you feel better soon….I think I would have serious withdrawals if I missed my morning cup(s) of coffee!

  8. wrote on December 19th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Efrat S.

    Beautiful!! this background stamp is so great. at first look I thought this was actual fabric.

  9. wrote on December 20th, 2012 at 8:20 am


    No coffee? Yikes! Hope your ulcer heals up. No fun there. Thanks for the fun card. What a warm and cozy way to send a message.
    Take care!

  10. wrote on December 20th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Lola G.

    I’m a fan of the Cover-a-Card stamps, so I know how well they stamp. Even so, I keep staring at that knit background, thinking that it has to be a sweater!

  11. wrote on December 21st, 2012 at 10:54 pm


    Well, what can I say, your cards are always amazing and this one is no exception. I hope one day you will be able to drink coffee again. How about coffee choclates, after all it is Christmas. Have a Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  12. wrote on December 22nd, 2012 at 12:12 pm


    Love this card! That Knit background is so cute and you are so talented with your copics.

  13. wrote on February 20th, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Diana W.

    Darlene – missed this one, too! It is so sweet. Warmed up my morning for sure! Love how you did the inside of the cup. I’m one more step closer to investing in some copics…..

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