"I don't eat while I craft, but you can always find me with a cup of coffee nearby," she says. "It must be flavored and decaf. Of course I love the coffee themed stamps–Coffee Time and My Friend Ronnie Coffee #1 & #2 Clear Sets. No explanation needed...
"Nancy Baier's sets always bring a peaceful feeling when I see and create with them. Every set of hers is a favorite!" states Jennifer.
So it seems fitting that we end her Sunday gigs with us by featuring another java-inspired project, using 11145MC Coffee Time Clear Set (drawn by artist Nancy Baier):
Here's the beautiful card that Jennifer made:
As you can see, she didn't have to worry about coloring images this time:
Doesn't that main image look cool? It's reminiscent of the chalkboards in coffee houses, which I thought was a brilliant technique to use for this card.
"Stamping is all about having fun and letting go. Play play play," suggests Jennifer. "Use little goodies you find around your house to add some whimsy to your projects. You never know when that belt loop off a pair of shorts headed to the trash bin will be perfect on a masculine card or a tea bag tag from this morning's cupppa could be added to a card for a neighbor. Save a postage stamp or piece of plastic packaging to add to your newest craft creation."
I'm not sure if the die-cut plastic swirl peeking from beneath the pretty flower below was made from a reclaimed, but it certainly could be:
You may recall Jennifer's love for all things vintage, which this card definitely reflects. Wouldn't it be neat if these were buttons from her Grandma's sewing basket:
I'm just making that part up, but it's fun to imagine!
Besides another button (tied with a bit of twine) and distressed paper edges, she added some sparkly new bling, as well:
Once again, everything comes together to form Jennifer's gorgeous creation:
"Only you can be you. Take bits and pieces that you like from other artists you admire, and use that to help you develop who you are. Be proud of who you are."
Bravo! Well said. :-)
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I'd love it if you'd help me thank Jennifer for being our amazing Inky Guest Designer this month. Just leave a comment at the end of this post with a message to her. We'll have one more project from her to show you on Tuesday, but today is our "official" farewell for now.
Your note will also enter you in a BLOG CANDY giveaway. On Wednesday, August 28th, I'll randomly choose the winner for 11145MC Coffee Time Clear Set. I'll post the lucky person's name here on the blog, so please check back to see if you've won!