Saturday, May 21, 2011

Life before coffee? C4C #88

Hi there!! First off, I want to thank everyone for all of the fabulous birthday wishes from yesterday! My bestie, Tammy,  organized a surprise blog hop for me - I was blown away by all the gorgeous cards my amazing stamping friends made for me. And the comments on my blog were equally amazing. Thank you all for making my day very, very special!!

So, since it’s Saturday, it’s Crazy 4 Challenges time! Today’s sponsor is our very own Joycelyn’s Totally Stampalicious! Be sure to check out the Crazy 4 Challenges blog for all the details of how you can win a prize from Totally Stampalicious!

And Joanne, being the hostess for this month, has challenged us to bring some humor into our project. Well, if you’re at all familiar with Totally Stampalicious Stamps, you know that’s a given, LOL

For my card, I’m using Attitude Ruby. She totally expresses my feelings before I have my first cup of joe in the morning :)


I stamped Ruby with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic markers—she was totally fun to color!I’m using patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket’s Upcycle collection, some seam binding, some Prima flowers, and some flat backed pearls to embellish Ruby—although I don’t think she needs much embellishing :) Ruby’s got it goin’ on, if you ask me :)

Sooooo, NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of my crazy, I mean the Crazy 4 Challenges team ;-)

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C88.

Thanks so much for dropping in today!

Stamps: Attitude Ruby (Totally Stampalicious)
Paper: Fine Linen, Smokey Shadow (PTI); Upcycle 6 x 6 pad (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: border punch, leaf punch (Martha Stewart); seam binding, Prima flowers, flat back pearls




  1. This turned out fabulous, Bar! LOVE the flowers... they're definitely Ruby's style! The UPCycle paper and your seam binding are a gorgeous match!

  2. Oh my goodness I love this card. I can only have coffee every 4 days. Long story so I can relate. LOL

  3. There is definitely no life before coffee. . well for me anyway! Love the image and sentiment! Your card is fabulous!


  4. so tropical and bright in card

  5. Pretty! love those big bright flowers!

  6. You dressed her up FABULOUSLY!!! What a great card, Barb!!!

  7. LOL Barb! Ruby is awesome and yes, I totally agree with her!!! Love the pretty summer colors you used!

  8. Happy Belated Birthday, Bar! Sorry I missed it!! Love today's card-- that stamp is too perfect!


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