Let’s Start with Coffee

Finally getting started on scrapping photos from our “running from Matthew” recently.  I’ve collected several photos, because that’s what I do, and am debating whether to put in an album all by themselves.  Usually I just stick my pages all in chronological order, whether special event or just a capture of everyday times.

30805758456_a6f4294798_bThe layouts are in chronological order once they are slipped into the albums, but I never quite seem to scrap them in order, so this certainly wasn’t the first set of photos.

The small blocks of papers in the background are from a scrapper named Gabriella.  We each participated in a swap with each other by sending a business sized envelope of scraps from our recent layouts to each other with the goal of seeing what we make out of them this month.  I laid out her scraps on my table.  Knowing I wanted to start scrapping my travel out of hurricane’s way these photos from the coffee shop caught my eye as likely matching some of her paper assortment.  I liked this background solid for tying them all together, the photos and the patterned papers.  Because of the busy photos and busy collection of patterns in the background I matted the pics in ivory.  Used a Cricut cartridge for the title letters.  The Fun Stampers Journey stamp set used here is just perfect.  For the word “Amazing” I colored it in with my new FSJ gel pens.  There are quite a few die cuts used here from FSJ also.

Kris and I really enjoyed our cup!

My surprise – Keurig

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Well, lookie here – Kris surprised me this morning with a birthday present.  DSCN5916I must admit I have long admired and wanted this machine, especially after visiting Kara in April, but always just passed on by.  I sent a photo to Kara to let her know of my wonderful joy and she called back.  During our discussion she told me it is only about 61 cents a cup so I don’t feel too guilty when I want a specialty cup.  Kris also got the K-cup which allows me to brew from the loose coffee as well, great for my everyday, usual coffee.  DSCN5921_edited-1

I do have the BESTEST EVER dear daughter!  Thank you my sweet and loving Kristy!  I know you love me and I love you for your heartfelt gift!

See the littles looking on?  They must be wondering what all the commotion is about.

Now off to see what other flavors we can try!  Kara suggested the Chai Latte for one.