Some Like it Iced

I’m a coffee drinker…cream & sugar, flavored, hot or iced I’m probably willing to give it a try. I haven’t however caught the #PSL movement, even though I hail from the land of green straws!

I loved this Pumpkin Treats stamp set and knew it would be one of the first I bought from the September/October catalog.

I paired some woodgrain paper with Paprika cardstock added a little Mocha cardstock behind the Shortbread plaid mix-in (also a favorite) and mounted my cute drink cup. In true northwest fashion I colored my straw green.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my week of Pumpkin Treats. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and hope you’ll leave a comment.

Inspiration is Everywhere

Last week I talked about getting inspiration from the Close to My Heart How To Books and this week I’m taking you down a different road of adventure. I’m not sure why, but I pay close attention to details and I file things away and use them later. For instance I have a friend that ALWAYS looks at the dessert menu for Key Lime Pie – if it’s not there she probably doesn’t order dessert…so I filed that information away and when we had a dinner party recently it was on my radar and I wanted her to feel special. This little quirk works really well for my card-making too. I can see something and think – “oh that might look good on a card”.

This dish towel is a prime example. I saw it online and decided to grab a screenshot. There were several things I liked about the towel (besides the pie) and knowing that I had the Pumpkin Treats stamp set sitting on my desk I started planning my card.

I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting three slices of pie, then I decided what I liked about the towel. The linen colored background and plaid edges really stood out along with the words…oh what would I do.

And there we have it…not an exact match, but close enough. It definitely has the elements that I liked in the dish towel. This Pumpkin Treat stamp set is definitely getting a lot of use in the Coop. You’ll see one more card using it on Friday and then probably a few more times through the season. I’m sure I’ll be using it on some scrapbook pages too!

Leave me a comment with what you use for inspiration and if you want to challenge me send me a message with an inspiration piece and I’ll see what I can come up with.

Thanks for stopping by…I’m off to find a piece of pie!