A Latte Birthday Wishes

cocoa carol

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a fun night last night… we had fun with the family. 😀

Today is officially my first Sassy Studio Designs project. 😀 WooHoo!!! We are introducing the new Design Team today!

Anita ~*~ Gini ~*~ Laurel ~*~ Lisa ~*~ Jen (Me) ~*~ Sara ~*~ Susan

This is Cocoa Carol, and for today we are going to pretend that’s coffee. 😀

whole card

I have a very close friend who is a coffee junkie… well I have a couple actually. But this one, well she REALLY like her coffee so when I saw Carol who actually kind of looks like my friend I know I had to have this image and was going to turn it into a birthday card. 😀

I colored Carol with my Copics and then went to work with this gorgeous paper from BoBunny and My Mind’s Eye. Now I have to admit I struggled a little with the layout. I was determined to use my new Slice that I got for Christmas from Chris but I’m still learning how to use cutouts effectively and I really struggled… you should see the pile of cutouts I tried but then discarded, lol. So I ended up with this simpler layout using the Deidrich Dare sketch this week.


So it’s a rather loose interpretation of the sketch but it is what I used as a starting point. 😀


I sponged the heck out of everything, even the paper flower with Walnut Distress Ink, added ribbon, a PTI Vintage button and some Kaiser pearls and I wrote out the sentiment with a Sharpie and there you have it. 😀

Here’s a detail of Carol:

carol detail

Now we have some fun Sassy News! On January 15th Sassy Studio Designs will be holding their first Customer Blog hop!


Sign ups start today and end 1/10/09. To sign up head over to Sassy Studio Designs and leave a comment on this post with your full blog address. Then create something SASSY for the hop using a Sassy Studio Designs image. Official blog hop details will be posted 1/11/09.

Hope to see you there!! 😀

Card details:
Paper: BoBunny Abbey Road Sky, My Mind’s Eye, Bazzill Java, PTI White cardstock
Ink: Copics, Walnut Distress Ink, Sharpie
Accessories: ribbon, Kaiser pearls, paper flower, PTI Vintage button, white DCM floss, Fiskars dimensionals, Zig Two-Way glue

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