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Happy Saturday!

If it’s Saturday, then it must be time for another Ribbon Inspiration post!  This week we’re sharing words of comfort.  If you’ve arrived here from Sharon Johnson’s blog, then you’re in the right spot!   I suggest you start back on Sharon Johnson’s blog in order to find out how you can be eligible for today’s blog prize.  It is a mystery blog candy, meaning that the winner can be chosen from any of the blogs involved.

This week, it’s all about Coffee or Tea.   I’m a coffeeaholic.   Just the other day my husband came home with a carton of International Delight’s new Iced Coffee (mocha flavored!).   Now I will be drinking coffee day and night!

I made two fun samples for today.   I used the new Verve set called Better With You.   Sharon has added some spectacular new Coffee/Tea items (including this set!) to her store.   You can view them all ->HERE <-.

Here is my first card…

Doesn’t that have coffee written all over it?  Even has a little coffee ring to prove it !

Here are my details:

Stamps: Verve Better With You clear stamps set, JustRite’s Classic Lace Edges One

Paper: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Kaisercraft’s Nan’s Favorites

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa, Versamark, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: White embossing powder, Bronze Rhinestones, dimensionals, sponges


And for my second….

I love my tea, too!   A hot cup of Earl Gray or a glass of iced… either way, yum!

Here are my details:

Stamps:  Verve Better With You

Paper: GP White, Prima Almanac Collection dp (gorgeous, huh?!)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  7/8″ Gingham in black/ivory, brown and blush embroidery floss, Prima Almanac Wood buttons, dimensionals, sticky tape

*****  Items highlighted are provided by Stamp Simply Ribbon Store *****

Here are a list of all the blogs in today’s Inspiration Challenge:

Sharon Johnson – The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Holly McMillen

Linda Duke

Deb Saaranen

Barb Schram


Now hop on over to Linda Duke‘s blog and see what’s her cup of tea!


Thanks so much for stopping by!!


72 Responses to “~Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Store ~ Coffee, Tea or Me?~”

  1. on 21 Apr 2012 at 06:09Debbie Dunham

    Love your cards!

  2. on 21 Apr 2012 at 06:30Sherry Phipps

    I love them both! I will be hosting a coffee soon so this gives me great ideas for invites! Thanks!

  3. on 21 Apr 2012 at 06:33jean w.

    Wow! Two great cards! Love them!

  4. on 21 Apr 2012 at 06:38Pam P

    Two great cards! Love what you did with the ribbon on the second one and the color combo is gorgeous.

  5. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:09Lynda

    Great cards! Now I REALLY need a cup of coffee!

  6. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:11lisa808

    Make mine tea!

    Two fab cards.

  7. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:12Edna Burgess

    Something different with the dark background on each card. Like the choice of coffee or tea. Thanks for the ideas. Edna

  8. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:18Kelly Wentling

    Beautiful! Love the kraft color on your coffee card, just like some of the cups we receive at the fancy shops. The coffee ring is too funny! The tea card is gorgeous with the soft and pretty teacup. Love that big, bold ribbon too. Wonderful inspiration today. Thanks!

  9. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:21[email protected]

    Holly, great cards! I love the coffee ring and the tea card just makes me think of tea with a friend. Thanks, as always, for sharing your talent.

  10. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:35Kelly Massman

    These are both wonderful! I think #2 is my favorite but they are both so unique and great!

  11. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:38Peggy

    Both card are great. So creative and beautiful.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

  12. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:38holly aka kopykat

    Wow, these are both so fabulous

  13. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:42michelle b

    Both of your cards are stunning. I love the color choices you made..and that coffee/tea ring is brilliant!

  14. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:44Carol R

    Cute coffee stamps and very pretty cards made with them.

  15. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:48Theresa Grdina

    All I need now is a dunking cookie!! Beautiful!!

  16. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:48Regina aka Mrs. Ham

    Wonderful cards. I love the dark colors, it give them a great masculine touch.

  17. on 21 Apr 2012 at 07:48Carol E Brooker

    Such lovely cards, love them both, thank you so much for sharing them.

  18. on 21 Apr 2012 at 08:06Darlene G

    Beautiful. I’m glad I love coffee. Love the blog candy.

  19. on 21 Apr 2012 at 08:11Renee VanEpps

    WOW, these are truly beautiful cards!!! LOVING the coffee ring stains stamp! How clever 🙂

  20. on 21 Apr 2012 at 08:38Bobbie Duran

    what beautiful tea and coffee cards.

  21. on 21 Apr 2012 at 08:42Francie (Montreal)

    Both are lovely! I don’t know which I like best – they’re both so nice.

  22. on 21 Apr 2012 at 08:57Dee in NH

    Two beautiful cards!!! I just love the way you picked the colors for both! Gorgeous!!

  23. on 21 Apr 2012 at 09:03Toni Storie

    Pure gorgeousness! I didn’t know that Verve stamps could be purchased anywhere but from the company, Wow!

  24. on 21 Apr 2012 at 09:36debra

    Holly, both cards are great. Lots of effort put into both. Wow! I especially like the You’re My Cup of Tea card. Love gingham.

  25. on 21 Apr 2012 at 10:11Lynda H

    Love both of your cards…the colors, the coffee rings (LOL), …either could be used for a male receiver! Thanks for your inspiration and sharing of your awesome talent!!

  26. on 21 Apr 2012 at 10:22Shirley L.

    Both cards are so cool. Love the brown and red in the first card. Great combination. I love anything black, and your use of that gingham black ribbon on the second card is awesome. Your cards are always so pretty and inspirational!
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  27. on 21 Apr 2012 at 10:25Sue D

    Great coffee and tea cards!

  28. on 21 Apr 2012 at 11:21debbie walker

    Absolutely darling cards! I couldn’t agree with you more as I sit here and sip my Dunkins iced coffee, lol.

  29. on 21 Apr 2012 at 11:28bethann d

    i’m a tea girl, drink in the morning and all thru the day, it is my beverage of choice, except for root beer which is my other drink of choice. lovely cards.

  30. on 21 Apr 2012 at 12:51yvonne

    wonderful coffee and tea cards!

  31. on 21 Apr 2012 at 13:04Maureen R

    Thanks for the TWO pretties today! I am a coffeeaholic myself so I know exactly where your inspiration came from! TFS

  32. on 21 Apr 2012 at 13:10Marge R. (mer)

    Your first card is just tooo FUN and your second one is just sooo SWEET!!! LOVE my coffee in the AM, even here in the warm summer of the desert SW — gotta have it!!!

  33. on 21 Apr 2012 at 13:16Carla Suto

    Both cards are fantastic, Holly! Wonderful designs!

  34. on 21 Apr 2012 at 14:08Karen McAlpine

    I love a good cup of coffee too. Blog hopping goes so much better with a cup of joe. Great cards! I like how you added the steam from the cups. Cute ribbon treatment on the tea card.

  35. on 21 Apr 2012 at 14:17Ellen

    Both cards are just lovely. I love the modern day relevance of the first card (paper cups).

  36. on 21 Apr 2012 at 14:31Charlotte Taylor

    Your cards are very nice.

  37. on 21 Apr 2012 at 14:42Debi ryan

    2 great cards Holly, love the colours and the slight grungey feel 🙂 Debi x

  38. on 21 Apr 2012 at 15:31VeronicaA

    I love your cards. The sentiments make me smile and your color combo is beautiful.

  39. on 21 Apr 2012 at 16:16Deborah S.

    Oh Holly I love both cards they are so different but they get the theme across. TFS 🙂

  40. on 21 Apr 2012 at 16:41Kathy S

    love both of these cards-and they are ideal they suit both tea and coffee drinkers

  41. on 21 Apr 2012 at 16:43Jan Castle

    Really clever projects.

  42. on 21 Apr 2012 at 16:59Laraine R

    Great cards!

  43. on 21 Apr 2012 at 17:15lynn legge

    love both of your cards… but my favorite is the bottom one. with the plaid..
    tea is my favorite… always seems to make you feel better when having a cold…

  44. on 21 Apr 2012 at 17:16Joanne O'Brien

    Love both of these great cards!

  45. on 21 Apr 2012 at 17:17Sharon Johnson

    Holly, these are BOTH fabulous! I LOVE the deep, rich color scheme you used on both cards with those beautiful papers and, of course, the stamps are PERFECT!!!

  46. on 21 Apr 2012 at 18:17LynneZ

    Holly love both of your cards! Thanks for sharing them!

  47. on 21 Apr 2012 at 18:24Becki Bertuccelli

    My goodness, they are both gorgeous. Love the teacup in the second one! Thanks for sharing!

  48. on 21 Apr 2012 at 18:47Marilyn

    Adorable cards, love them both!!

  49. on 21 Apr 2012 at 20:35Pam

    Wow! Two stunning cards! I am in love with the first one… just love my coffee.

  50. on 21 Apr 2012 at 21:21JenMarie Taylor

    LOVE these! Love the color combos on both!

  51. on 21 Apr 2012 at 22:29Tina

    Love your cards, Holly.

    [email protected]

  52. on 22 Apr 2012 at 01:03rush

    your cards are good to the last drop!

  53. on 22 Apr 2012 at 05:56Rebecca W

    Fabulous cards!

  54. on 22 Apr 2012 at 06:19Barb(GrandmaUpNorth)

    Love both cards. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Can’t decide if I feel like a cup of coffee, or a cup of tea.

  55. on 22 Apr 2012 at 07:33Caryn S.

    Your cards are adorable! I swear every time I see people make coffee and tea themed stamps I HAVE to have a set! I drink both and not only that DH has relatives in UK (MIL is UK-born) and they always come for tea when they are stateside. These would be so great to use for gifts and cards with them in mind!

  56. on 22 Apr 2012 at 07:53Connie MacFarlane

    Fabulous cards Holly! The colour choices are perfect.

  57. on 22 Apr 2012 at 08:09Rosemary D

    oh… both cards are just so gorgeous, deb!!

  58. on 22 Apr 2012 at 09:15Bernice P

    I love both cards and the colors just seem to say coffee and tea!

  59. on 22 Apr 2012 at 12:17Linda Duensing

    Love both of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  60. on 22 Apr 2012 at 13:32Linda Carson

    Both cards are very creative! The coffee rings are a perfect touch!

  61. on 22 Apr 2012 at 14:01Diana Newman

    Two great cards! Wow!

  62. on 22 Apr 2012 at 19:04Charlotte

    Both of your cards are delightful! Love the rich colors you’ve chosen, and the coffe rings on your first card are perfect!

  63. on 22 Apr 2012 at 21:28Marion

    I love both cards. The colors are wonderful.

  64. on 23 Apr 2012 at 07:49Karen Mc

    Great cards! I have tea brewing as I type.

  65. on 23 Apr 2012 at 09:18conniemelancon

    beautiful cards!

  66. on 23 Apr 2012 at 12:52Eleanor Jenkins

    Wow! Love both of the cards! Plus I love coffee and tea stamps! Great job.

  67. on 23 Apr 2012 at 16:03Corrine Ann

    Cute, cute cards! Both very nice. I love coffee, I love tea too!

  68. on 23 Apr 2012 at 16:07Dottie Davis

    Fab Fab Fabulous card! I love it. The way you put everything together is just perfect. Both cards are so “inviting” to make!

  69. on 23 Apr 2012 at 20:42Betty Goodson

    Love, love these cards, especially the second one. Makes me think of my favorite person in the world, my mother-in-law, good grief I miss that lady.

  70. on 23 Apr 2012 at 23:00Shona

    I’m not a coffee drinker, but I think that first card is so well done. What coffee fan wouldn’t love to get a card like that ? I’m inspired now to go do a “coffee” card for a friend. Thanks !!

  71. on 24 Apr 2012 at 08:06Debbie Juillerat

    Both cards are very cute; awesome job!

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