Good morning!  Smiley from I can’t believe it’s 10:00 a.m., and I’ve already finished one card.  That doesn’t say much because I need to prepare to Stamp Club tomorrow morning.  It would help if I knew what I was going to do with them.  Yesterday’s shopping trip was an adventure in itself.  I did find a few old books and a shelf for the studio, at the consignment shop we went to first.  The shop is different from most that I’ve been in.  It’s all household items, i.e., furniture, tables, pictures, books, etc.  We found out while there that when interior designers (like my mother’s), get rid of old furniture, that’s where they send it.  Pretty cool!  We also stopped at Goodwill, Tuesday Morning, and then made a trip to Bernie’s Bargain Barn.  Now Bernie’s, is only a few miles from the house, but the rest of the Howell Women had never been there.  I’ll need to go back another day when I have plenty of time to browse through all the antiques and collectibles.  There were a few items that interested me, but we didn’t have the van!

I know I’ve been absent for a few days.  Haven’t felt much like stamping let alone even venture into the studio.  The other night, maybe Tuesday, I was sitting out on the deck with the dogs when the hummingbirds started zooming in.  I quickly ran in to get my camera and plopped myself down being as quiet as I could be.  Here’s just one of the many pictures I was able to take.


Then I couldn’t help myself and snapped this picture of Miss Ellie.

Miss El

Enough of my babble, let’s get to today’s card.  I’ve been meaning to play in the SCS Challenges all week.  However, as I said earlier it just hasn’t been in the stars for me this week.  I guess knowing that I must be in the studio today.  I got an early start.  I checked today’s Limited Supply Challenge, which was to use the color orange and a coffee image, and new I had new stamps that would work.  Let’s call this my warm up for today – it all went together so nicely.


I have been drooling over this stamp set from Impression Obsession for months and months.  Every time I’m at a show they are, they’re sold out before I can get to the booth.  Luckily while at the Cincinnati StampAway, I got there early enough that they still had it and today is the first day it has seen ink.  I was inspired by all the fabulous coffee mugs I saw at Tuesday Morning yesterday.  It took all I had not to load a bunch in the cart.

  • Stamps: Smell the Coffee from Impression Obsession
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Basic Black
  • Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance Graphite Black
  • Accessories: Copic Markers; Spellbinders Wizard, Plain and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities; Cuttlebug  D’vine Swirl Embossing Folder; Venture Foam Mounting Tape; Ribbon

Have a great day today!  I’m off to prepare for Stamp Club.  Oh and hey — don’t forget that Rubbernecker has the Spellbinder’s Nesties on sale this week!

Smiley from

15 Responses to “A Little Morning Latte!”

  1. Thanks for the pics Sherry ~~ your hummingbird looks similar to the one’s we get here in Ontario. Miss Ellie certainly is a total cutie-pie … does she stamp with you in your Studio? BTW, is she even allowed in your Studio? {wink}

    I’m off to snoop in “Impression Obsession’s” website, as I honestly haven’t heard of them before. Why is there such an enormous percentage of rubber images only being produced and manufactured in the U.S.A.? I can think of only a few that are here in Canada **Stamping Bellas** for one ===[[ YaaBaaDaaBaaDOOo! ]]=== But really, what is the deal with this situation? If anyone has an inside scoop or idea, I’d love to hear it ! I’m growing a bit weary of so many items and stamps only being fabricated across the Border.

    Sherry, you could make it up to me though …. just move to Ontario, Canada and ensure to bring ALL your rubber and ink!! Ha Ha OHH and don’t forget the puppies and maybe, IF he’s behaving this week, your DH 😉 I can feel the **Badness** coming out of me already, due to the wicked & villainous influence your creativity has upon me {evil smile}.

    Just let me know what time your flight arrives and I’ll be there, ready to walk on the ~Bad Side~ :0)

  2. What a beautiful pic of the humming bird. Miss Ellie looks like quite the sweetie!!

    I love the coloring on this card!! I have “inherited” this set from Shelly–but I haven’t tried that stamp yet! I love the elegance of this! The black and white just makes the cup stand out brighter!!!


    Now I need ANOTHER cup of coffee!! 😉

  3. OMG!! I LOVE the coffee mug!!
    Just got back from taking my pooch for a 4 mile walk….so only a blended ice mocha would hit the spot!!
    Off to check out the Nesties sell….need some other shapes!!

  4. Great card, Sherry! Awesome picture of the hummingbird, too, and a cute picture of Miss Ellie.

  5. Hey, sounds like you had some fun shopping!
    That’s a great pic of the hummer, I love to watch them and the pooch is a little darlin’

    That card ain’t bad either Ü
    Love the black and white!

  6. oooh….nice, you are going to scrapbook those photos, right???? They look great!

    I left you something on my blog today 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week.

  7. Gorgeous bird and doggie photos. As for the card, I have had that set for almost a year and just gave it away last week! Little did I know you had been eyeing it! Anyway, love what you did with it the cb bg is perfect!

  8. Great pics!!! Love your card! coloring is awesome!

  9. Awesome pics Sherry.

  10. Oh my word! What an awesome hummingbird pic! I have tried that previously and failed … great stuff! That Miss Ellie is just adorable … perfect name for such a cutie!
    Now the card? This is pure delight! Love that image … and the special Sherry touch!

  11. That is a great mug! And your card really showcases it!

  12. I absolutely love this stamp! You made me go looking for it and when I got there I found it’s part of a set that includes another stamp I’ve been coveting. Wow! You probably sold out that set today! I wish I had time to use all the things I love! Your card is fabulous!

  13. Love the card! The orange used with the black and white is really nice! Love the pictures of the bird and the dog! They are both adorable! Best, Curt

  14. That is such an amazing photo! Wowza! Thanks for sharing! I LOVE your card is adorable! 🙂 Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  15. Sherry! I lvoe your gorgeous card! I think it’s Fabulous! Thank you so much for playing in my challenge, it was my first time hosting and I am so glad eberyone liked it! Now I have to think of something just as fab for the next time I host! Thanks again for playing! YOur card is awesome!

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