Friday, 25 August 2017

Seashore Stampers August "Something Other Than a Card" Blog

 Hello my wonderful fellow stampers, followers and lurkers,

This month, the Seashore Stampers Blog Hops are featuring "something other than a card." I had a month to think about what I was going to make... a gift bag, a box, a business card holder, etc. Decisions. Decisions.

Well, as things would have it, the "Coffee Break Suite" (p.31 of the annual catalogue) was my inspiration. I must confess, I am slightly addicted to over-priced, over-sugared princess coffees. The coffee toned neutrals together with Soft Sky, Garden Green and Pear Pizazz are a match made in heaven. Although I have tried to cut back the amount of sugar I take in, it's a daily struggle. A Latte simply can't compare to a Caramel Macchiato or an Almond Milk Mocha Frappuccino.

While playing with this incredible suite, over a cup of coffee, in addition to creating a couple cards and gift card holders, I made a coffee mug. I've seen mugs and cups before, but they had distinct sides. I wanted to make a cylindrical one. This was the first time I've done such a thing without any instructions or even a prototype...I just winged it. While it's not perfect, it's mine and I'm pretty excited about it.

It's called, "One more cup of coffee 'fore I go."

My supplies, other than tools and adhesives, are listed below. If you want to know how I did this, drop me a line.


This Sunday, August 27th, I'm super excited to say I was accepted to be a vendor at the amazing Saanich Sunday Farmers' Market at Braefoot Park, 1359 McKenzie Ave, from 10am-2pm. It's the last market of the season and it's going to be an incredible day! I'll have cards, gift card holders, boxes and much more, for sale. There will also be sign up sheets for upcoming classes and the new Holiday Catalogue Open House. Come visit me and enter your name into my draw to win a stamp set. See you there!

August Host Code is KD47KEHK. Please use it on orders under 200 to be entered into my monthly draw.

Thanks so much for reading. I hope to see you on Sunday.

In addition to the previous and next, check out the other Seashore Stampers Blogs as well: Erica's and Jean's.


Supply list for "
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go": Coffee Cafe Stamp Set#143677; Coffee Cups Framelit Dies #143745; Layering Circles Framelits #141705;Early Espresso Stampin' Pad #126974; Coffee Break DSP #144155; Early Espresso Cardstock #119686; Whisper White White Cardstock #100730; and Corrugated Elements #144158


  1. GREAT PROJECT! And congrats on your "breaking news".

    1. Thanks so much! It was a very serendipitous happening so I'm pretty excited. Now, let's see if I survive it.

  2. Adrienne, a great blog post and the cup is wonderful. It is simply "coffeelicious".

    1. Thank you so very much, Jean. I like coffeelicious - it should be a stamp!

  3. Ditto for me too - coffeelicious is perfect and I know exactly who will love this project! Off to pull out my supplies!