Wednesday, January 9, 2013

PS SPARKS Challenge - Warm Thoughts - and WINNER

Good morning! At least, it is still morning here for a little bit! I finally drew a winner for my New Years Giveaway - but first wanted to share a card I made for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge this week:
Here was the inspiration photo:

I could have gone lots of different directions with this, but decided to take the colors and vintage feel and go with that!
I stamped the little coffee cups from the set called Warm Hearts, colored with Copics, then cut them out. The sentiment came from the set called Sentiment Sampler - I thought it went perfect with this image!
I used some script paper from DCWV for the background, and inked the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage Photo.  
Next, I layered some strips of paper from Glitz Designs' 6x6 Yours Truly paper pad. 
I stamped the sentiment, wrapped some jute twine around and tied in a bow, then attached the coffee cups with foam adhesive. Finished off with a little bling above the cups to make some steam!
Now...on to the winner! I used to help me draw a number - which picked comment #8:

The funny thing is...that just so happens to be my sister! I laughed when she left a comment asking if she could enter, even though she was my sister! I laughed too - but I think it is funny that picked her:

Anyway - I'll get this in the mail Sis...I'm pretty sure I know you address! {{{SMILES}}}

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!


  1. love this card and the background paper!

  2. What a wonderful card!Love coffee!Congrats to the winner!

  3. :) Thank you!!! I'll be watching...

  4. Very cute Heather I like the vintage look and the smooches stamps are adorable!!

  5. I love this. The layout and colors are so yummy.

  6. Very cute card! Love how adorable you made the cups with the 'steam'!

  7. Heather ~ Well here is just ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL card!! So warm and inviting! The PERFECT paper and just the right touches ~ like always! Plus with the new heat wave you have going on out there ~LOL ~ it will warm anyone up! I am cracking up that your sister one! CONGRATS to her!!! Do you know how many times random has picked fellow DT members of mine! LOL! Have a wonderful ~ WARM evening!

  8. I am in love with the style of your card Heather, I have close to the same products so I hope to scraplift or cardlift this idea!!!!!! Thank you for the inspiration. How fun is it that your sister won!!!!!!!! Congrats to her... no shipping involved there I bet! LOL

  9. Super duper cute card, Heather! I really like the direction you took with the SPARKS image--that was clever to go with the vintage look. I love the coffee cups and the papers you picked are PERFECT!

  10. i felt a little lost with this photo and havent played yet. i just love how you interpreted it... thanks for some inspiration!
    -Rachel w k

  11. That's fun that your sister won! The way I figure it, God always knows who deserves or needs to win giveaway, who needs that "pick-me-up", and I'm grateful for your generous heart. I hope you will stop by to share with us soon at Word Art Wednesday.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card in our challenge. It's always a special treat to have you share your talents with us, and I appreciate it so much. Have a blessed week.
      Word Art Wednesday

  12. Your combination of colors, prints and textures made for an amazingly beautiful card. Thanks for sharing at WAW. Blessings!

  13. heather,
    The card is strikingly beautiful. The little cups of coffee are too sweet.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    May the Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  14. Great take on the vintage theme! Love the little bits of bling steam. Thanks for joining us for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!