Lauren also came home just in time for the October release! Today the peeks begin and myself and a few of the other girls have some fab stuff to share with you.
This new release is going to be loved by all you coffee/tea/hot chocolate drinkers out there! I'm a tea drinker (HATE coffee!), and I love Starbuck's chai tea latte. I only get them about once a week because I just don't want/need all the calories! But I do love it, so I used the Starbucks cup and packaging as my inspiration. So what I have to share is the new Fancy a Cuppa? and To Go! templates and coordinating stamp sets.Leave it to Lauren to create something so cute, right? The cup is just amazing! When I sat down to plan what I was going to do, I just had to run out to Starbucks to get my chai tea latte (and some biscotti, which I always get along with my chai tea!) so I knew the colors and such that I had to work with. Pretty close, huh? If you look on the sleeve on the Starbucks cup, you'll see there is a sort of white flourish. I didn't have the Fanciful Flourish set from MTME, but I did have a floral design from So Sentimental that I stamped on the sides of the Fancy a Cuppa? template. I just stamped it with Ranger's Snow Cap white pigment ink. Loved the look! I went looking through the many wonderful digital papers at the MTME store, but couldn't find one in this green, so I called up my DT friend, Kristin (who just so happens to be one of the digital paper designers), and asked her if she could do a dotted paper in this green. She had it done and emailed to me within minutes! I guess it pays to have friends in high places! LOL!!! This will be part of another set of digital papers out soon, I believe.
When I was decorating the cups, I looked at the original Starbucks cup. It had all sorts of writing on it, but what caught my eye was the writing on the bottom. So I decided to use two of the sentiments from the new stamp set called Grab a Cuppa Sentiments and the cup image from the new Fancy a Cuppa? stamp set. To decorate the sleeve (which is part of the To Go! template), I stamped the circular lines in green and the sentiment in black (there are seven circular sentiments in this set). These images are from the Fancy a Cuppa? Add On stamp set. I just punched it with a circle punch and mounted it on a green circle. I ran the sleeve through my crimper for a more realistic look. When I was at Starbucks, I purchased a gift card along with the biscotti. I used the previously released Time for Tea Bag cut file to present it in and decorated it in a similar fashion. I also added some tea bags in there.Whew! That was quite a post! So what do you think? Are you ready for more peeks? Lauren, Catherine, Tracey, and Tammy are posting their peeks today. AND we have our newest DT member, my friend, Tangii Crain, posting today too. We also have our first guest designer this month, Debbie Marcinkiewicz, and she has something to share today as well! So stop by and give them some love and check out more of the new release!
Thanks for sticking by me for this long post! I'll be back on Friday for our group post, which is the official day of the release, but keep checking Lauren's blog for more updates!