I wanted to share with you today the other Fiskars stamp set that I purchased. This set is called Latte Love and again the images were just too cute to pass up.
I created two cards using this set. One of my favorite treats is a Starbucks latte so it was only natural for me to adore that image. I used all "coffee" colored paper, added some stitches and finished it off with some fun polka dot ribbon. I thought it would be a fun card to send to a friend with an enclosed gift card to their favorite coffee house.
I love the little coffee bean border stamp!!
For some added dimension, I stamped the steam on a little piece of cardstock, cut it out, and used pop-dots to raise it off of the card.
For my next card I used one of my favorite color pallets---red, blue, and cream.
I don't usually decorate the inside of my cards, but I loved this sentiment and wanted it to look extra special.
Well all this talk of coffee has made me want a cup. We forgot to tell our puppies, Mabel and Sassy about the time change this weekend and they were up earlier than ever. A nice cup of warm coffee is just what I need about now.........
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.