Monday, June 12, 2017

Coffee Café for the Last Mojo Ever! And Product Shares

Mojo Monday was one of the first challenges I ever entered and it's seen me through many years as a stamper. I actually cringe when I look at my first entries! But the sketches in Mojo Monday provided me with inspiration and the knowledge of how to balance my designs and just a lot of fun. Even though it's been a little while since I last played, I am very sad to hear that this sketch will be the last one. It's their 500th sketch! That is really long lived for a challenge blog - close to 10 years! Wow! And I have a computer folder full of Julee Tilman's beautiful sketches, which I will no doubt continue to use for inspiration for years to come! So congratulations, Mojo Monday on reaching 500 and thank you for your contribution to papercrafting! Julee, I hope you find that precious time you need with your children! Here is the last Mojo Monday sketch:

My box of my first new Annual Catalogue order arrived on Thursday, but because of my Catalogue Launch on the weekend, I didn't get to open anything up and play with it until yesterday and guess which suite was the first one I dug into: The Coffee Break Suite, featuring the Coffee Café stamp set and the coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits, along with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. I turned the sketch on it's side so the long coffee cup would be oriented the right way.

  • The background paper is the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, and this is actually 2 sides of the same sheet. The horizontal stripes or banners are cut from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and Early Espresso cardstock. The Coffee Break DSP shows up again on the coffee cup where I did some paper piecing, stamping the tall cup on both the Whisper White cardstock and another design of the Coffee Break DSP. I die cut the Whisper White one and fussy cut the DSP so it just fit inside.
  • There is one framelit I just love. It creates a corrugated look for the cup wrapper. It's really hard to see in this photo, but the Crumb Cake piece on the front of the cup has a corrugated texture to it thanks to this framelit.
  • The sentiment, "Life Happens, Coffee Helps", which I love, fits perfectly inside a framelit that you can use to cut a cup wrapper without the corrugation on it. I really wanted both that and the "Thanks a Latte" on my card, so I used the framelit to cut out the sentiment, but instead of putting it on the cup, just adhered it to the card front flat, where you see it.

Product Shares are Now Available

One does not simply buy every spool of ribbon in the catalogue! One shares the purchase with three other people for more variety at a smaller cost! 

There are so many enticing new products in the new Catalogue that I'm sure your wish list is longer than your arm! Here's a way to get a taste of many of the papers and ribbons for less money! Product shares!
Here's how it works:  I facilitate 4 people buying a variety of, let's say, ribbon, and then I divide the cost between them and split up the product evenly and mail or deliver it to each of them.  They get a greater variety of ribbon for a lower price.  
Here are the product shares I'm offering.  

A. New Ribbon Share 1 - $60 each (price includes tax and shipping) 4 people required (see pg. 198/199)
- 1/2" Gingham Ribbon - 2.5 yards in each of 2 colours: Night of  Navy, Smoky Slate
- 1/4" Double Stitched  Ribbon - 2.5 yards each of 3 colours: Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
- 1/4" Ombre Ribbon - 2.5 yards each of 3 colours: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lemon Lime Twist 
- 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon - 2.5 yards each of 3 colours: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White
- 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon - 2.50 yards each of 4 colours: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Garden Green
- 1/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon - 2.50 yards each of 4 colours: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry
- 1/4" Copper Trim - 1.25 yards

B. New Ribbon Share 2 - $50 each (price includes tax and shipping) 4 people required (see pg. 199)
- 3/8" Shimmer  Ribbon - 2.5 yards in each of 4 colours: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Powder Pink
- 3/8" Mini Chevron  Ribbon - 2.5 yards each of 3 colours: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
- 1/8" Sheer Ribbon - 2.5 yards each of 4 colours: Calypso Coral, Fresh Fig, Old Olive, Whisper White 
- 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon - 2.5 yards each of 4 colours: Berry Burst, Emerald Envy,  Night of  Navy, Peekaboo Peach
- 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon - 2.50 yards each of 2 colours: Whisper White with Silver Edges, Very Vanilla with Gold Edges

C.   In Colour Ribbon Share - $30 each (includes tax and shipping) 4 people required (see pages 198 -199)

- 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon - 2.5 yards in each of 5 colours: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide
- 3/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - 2.5 yards each of 5 colours: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum

D.   All Ribbon Share - Combine A, B, and C and save 10% for the price of                                                                     $125
E. Paper Stack Share - $22 each (includes tax and shipping) 4 people required (see page 187)

1 - 6" x 6" sheet each of 12 double sided designs for 3 different sets:
Petal Garden
Colour Theory
Wood Textures
1 - 12" x 12" sheet each of 2 double sided designs in each of 5 2017-19 In Colours
Fresh Florals

F. Designer Series Paper Share - $34 each (includes tax and shipping) 4 people required (see pages 188 - 189)

1 - 6" x 12" sheet of each of 6 double sided designs for each of the following sets:
Whole Lot of Lovely                          Be Merry
Naturally Eclectic                               Birthday Memories
Coffee Break                                      Delightful Daisy
Pick a Pattern

G. Specialty Designer Series Paper Share - $28 each (includes tax and shipping) 4 people required (see pages 189)
Bundle of Love
1  6" x 12" sheet of each of 6 double sided designs, gold foil on 1 side of each

Eastern Palace
1  6" x 12" sheet of each of 5 double sided designs
1  6" x 6"  sheet of each of 2  one sided specialty designs

Foil Frenzy
1 6" x 6" sheet of each of 3 one sided designs in each of 4 colours

Just Add Colour
1 12" x 12" sheet each of 6 one sided designs

H. All Paper Share - $75 each - save 10%  - Combine E, F, and

I. "I Want It All" Share - Save 10% and get a free host reward worth $20  -  $200.00 each (includes tax and shipping)

- Includes D and H

To sign up, fill out the form below.  You will not have to pay anything until the share is filled. (Until I have the 4 people the share requires.)  I will then send you a PayPal invoice, which you can pay on-line in a very secure way using a credit card, or you can mail me a cheque or send me an etransfer.  Once you have paid, I will place the order and when it comes, I will divide up all the products and get them to you.  Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom and fill out all the information. *Sorry, but I can only ship to locations in Canada.*

Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the response form below and complete all fields before submitting.  Filling out this form does not constitute a full commitment.  You will only be billed when the share is filled with enough people.  I will not order until I have received payment from all share members.


Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List


  1. I was sorry to see Mojo Monday fold, too! Many fond memories there! I am glad to see I am not the only Coffee Cafe fan either! Love this, especially with the woodgrain papers!

  2. Love how you flipped the sketch. Great coffee card. My first sketch was #26 and my all time favorite challenge so I feel your sorrow. Thanks for joining us for Mojo Monday 500 :)

  3. Such a cool card! Love the fun papers and of course anything with coffee! Thanks so much for the sweet words and for helping us celebrate this final Mojo sketch.


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