Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy new year! We have been out of town for days, which explains the lack of posts, after all our sneak peeks the next days I will enjoy spending lots of time catching up with you, I missed my blogaversary and all sorts of news I want to share, and I see I pretty much feel off the stamping map not posting for awhile, but it was a well earned break for my family!

Gotta go finish up my preview for tomorrow, but I have some very inspirational "Mugs and Kisses" card to show, both were created by the talented Cheri Weston! Thanks Cheri for playing with my so MANY of my stamps here, I know my readers will enjoy them!

Here are Cheri's descriptions along with the cards, I love these stories behind the creations!

"When I first saw this set, I "saw" this card. It's a personal depiction of my daily time with God, praying, devotion and meditating. I sit in front of my window, with my morning coffee, and I offer prayer and praise to begin my day. The combination of several of Melanie's stamp sets ("Hip to Be Square" for the window, "Wild at Heart" for the verse, and "A Year of Borders" for the border and cup!) worked so perfectly for this scene.
Cheri, I couldn't think a better way to start off each day or a better card to start off this new year! :) Loving this dainty flowery mug, I believe that little vine silhouette is from Theresa's "Hope Grows"..

"For the "Happiness Is" card, this also was a personal depiction. My grandmother used to operate a tiny luncheonette in our small town in the 50's and 60's. She made the best homemade donuts in the world and people used to line up for them. If she was still around, she could put Dunkin Donuts out of business. LOL Her coffee was equally renowned and there was nothing like a hot cup of Myrtle's coffee with one of her donuts. So, this card was made with nostalgia of the time and sense of those days in my grandmother's luncheonette."
Totally feeling the inspiration here! What fun theme and sketch for these different beverages, any one will do! ;) be sure to visit Cheri's blog, she always has something lovely to say and show!
Gotta go make like a stamper now, one more card to finish and then a post to write, see you tomorrow at 8 AM CST for our first peek!


  1. I just LOVE these cards. I have got to order your stamp set Mugs & Kisses. I have loved this set ever since it was released. Glad you are back from your much needed time off. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  2. Judy I, St. Louis MOJanuary 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    These cards are both awesome and so are the stories behind them. It is interesting to read the inspiration behind a card.

  3. Happy New Year, Melanie! Beautiful cards and wonderful stories from Cheri! Love how she combined the sets in the first one! The second one is so nostalgic! Thanks for sharing them!

  4. These are such lovely and inspirational cards from Cheri. Thanks for sharing her creations with us! Happy New Year to you and your family, Melanie! May you have good health and many blessings in the upcoming year.

  5. Thank you for showcasing my cards, Mel. I truly love this stamp set.

    How wonderful that you ended the year with time away with your family.

    I'm getting VERY excited about Thursday's new release party over at StampTV.

  6. Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Sandra ltb

  7. Welcome to 2011 :o) Great cards and you can so feel the warmth of the warm beverages in a mug! Hot chocolate for me thank you...I do love the smell of coffee; no sipping for me!
    So glad you had time to relax and have fun with with family.

  8. WOW!!! LOVE these!! Great job, Cheri!!!

  9. Fabulous cards, wonderful set.

  10. I really like your cards! I also love all the bling rhinestones!!


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