Sunday, February 11, 2018

Life happens... don't cry over spilled milk handmade card

I am a mom of six.  Five beautiful daughters and one strapping son.  I am well aware with life just happening.  From Spilled Milk (my Nanna always reminded me NOT to cry over such things) to broken chairs and more - lol.... so on Today's National "Don't Cry over Spilled Milk" day (who knew they had such a day?!?!) let's celebrate and remind ourselves that... coffee helps! (lol)
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I adore the Coffee Cafe Bundle - saving 10% on these coordinating products and it's about coffee (and other drinks like this spilled milk!).  With a little fussy cutting - creating a spilled milk scene is so easy (and reminds me of my life, right??).
You can almost taste it - the milk and the defeat of these type of moments.
~  Stamp the Vellum with the large Coffee Cup from the Coffee Cafe stamp set.  
~  Die-Cut with the Coffee Cups framelits dies on the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (the Magnetic Platform really helps to hold it for a perfect cut frame).
~  Fussy Cut with our Paper Snips and the Glossy White card stock this spilled look.
~  Adhere to the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (4" x 5-1/4") with rolled Glue Dots (so it hides behind the stamped line as vellum shows adhesive).  
~  Stamp the wood with the Life Happens, Coffee Helps sentiment with Versa Mark and cover with the White Embossing Powder.  Heat set for this raised image. (Seriously - it is so true - coffee sooo helps!)
Happy Don't cry over spilled milk day - who knew?!!  Have YOU heard??  I'm alllll about Celebrating!  Every Day of the year is worthy of a celebration and they have multiple holidays in most cases!  My plan is to Celebrate with YOU for the Next 365 Days!!
    If YOU Comment Below (in this blog post and the daily posts for the next 365 days!!) I will draw a name - daily - to send a handmade card(picked within two days of the blog post).  That is 365 cards being mailed out! Squeee!!  So JOIN US Every Day for the New 365 Reasons to Celebrate fun tour on my blog!
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Life happens... milk is spilled (so is coffee), breaks happen, I even had to super glue my lip together in the midst of cooking dinner two weeks ago.... but we breathe in, breathe out and try (to our best) not to cry over spilled milk.  If you, like me, have friends who mayyyy be having a hard time.. give them a card like this - not the normal celebration but really, it's living life together in the most beautiful of ways!  (Cheers!)

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