Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Regular Joe!

My lil' brother, Boong, left yesterday morning. And I was a, you called, basket case?!? 5 days, 6 hours and 38 minutes really weren't enough when your family is half a world away! But I am thankful that I had the time at all to spend with him and I am definitely grateful for my circle of friends who showed me support yesterday because they knew it would be a hard day for me! You know who you are and I thank YOU!

The card below is in honour of my lil' bro's profession. He has a coffee-related business, roasting the beans and supplying them and coffee machines to coffee shops around the country. He was here in the great state of Vermont for a certification in coffee cupping.

The technique used is Expressionistic Watercolours, a TJ Newsletter technique, December '04 issue. All stamps are by Stampin' Up! This set was retired a couple of years back. I added real coffee beans for embellishment and dimension.

Have a great Tuesday!


LuLu said...

WOW - that card makes me want to reach out and put the kettle on - absolutely fabby.

NattyK said...

What a fab card, I love that you have used real coffee beans. x

meayla said...

wow this has got ot be the most amazing original card i have ever seen!!!!!!

Alexandra said...

Very unique and creative Manna! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Amber Porter said...

Love your card! Love the coffee beans at the bottom of it! So glad you got to spend some time with your brother! Sounds like you guys had a great time! What a great business to be in -- I love my lattes (can't drink just black coffee but love it all fixed up with milk and flavored syrups!!)!!

Savor the Journey said...

It's mmmmmmmmmmmmm-mmmmmmmmmm wonderful ... especially for your coffee-drinking friends! The beans are such a great addition!


Kim Marie said...

what a wonderful card, Manna!! I loved the use of the stamp with your brothers name on it, too!

Makes me want to have a cup of coffee, tee hee!!

I love your cards; they make me happy!
Kim Marie

bkkespresso said...

my dear sister,
thanks so much for this wonderful card.

gina said...

Wow I can smell the coffee from here,
Hope you don't mind but I have tagged you, I think you have to check out my blog for details, sorry this is my 1st time so I am a bit unsure
Gina x

punknscrap said...

Awesome card Manna, great technique.

** Isa ** said...

THis is absolutely stunning! I'm a coffee addict! ;op
I don't get to see my family much either and I always find that time goes by far too quickly when I'm with them...

Hugs xxx

Suzanne said...

Great card I think I need a coffee break!!! Pleased you had a good time with your brother. Sue :o)

Katie said...

I can almost smell the coffee! Great card.
Hopefully you'll see your brother again very soon.


Meda said...

Hi, I love your new blog banner (perfect colours and beautiful flower silouhette). Alsi this card is superb.

Godelieve said...

Love this!!


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