Saturday, September 4, 2010

She Sprouted Wings.....

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice, yes, I caved and it feels DIVINE! :) I so so so love this flavor!

The temps have dropped, the air has a crispness to it that only comes with the arrival of fall. oh how truly glorious! the leaves are starting to turn. it truly is one of my most ever seasons! so yes, I enjoyed my first taste of Pumpkin Spice in a Starbuck's frapp while we were driving all over the northern half of Ohio yesterday. and it was pure delight! :) my only mistake was in ordering a grande and not a venti, but alas, there will be MORE pumpkin spice in my future, so not to fear! tee hee! so of course this morning had to begin with a pot of pumpkin spice coffee. I even had David smell the grounds as I was putting them into the press. he thought I was nuts, but then again, nothing unusual there. ;)

So onto my project for today - I made this gift bag as a mag submission, but discovered this week that it wasn't accepted. an itty bitty let down, but not by much because I really like the way it turned out. and I know that I will probably tuck a treasured bag of Starbuck's & a scented candle inside and present it to a dear friend who just happened to need the reminder of just how very special she is....... as we all do from time to time.

As you know from reading my posts, I really do enjoy the daily inspiration I receive from The Brave Girl Club. The stamps used on this bag are from the specially designed set created by Unity. This is my first ever Unity set and I am quite impressed. Lots of glimmer mists were used on the bag that don't show too much through the scan, but irl, boy howdy does it shine! papers are from October Afternoon Thrift Shop and Cosmo Cricket Material Girl. the vintage trim is actually sprayed with the glimmer mist as well. the sentiment is embossed to make it stand out a bit more.

I hope that on those days when you feel a little less than your whole self, you can reflect upon your life and the many ways in which you are truly blessed & deeply loved. then you will know that you have indeed sprouted wings! fly, dear friend, fly! :)


Cec said...

I don't usually go to Starbucks (too expensive) but Pumpkin Spice sounds so good especially today when the temperatures dropped like a stone.

What a fun project and I love the sentiment. Every gal should feel that she can soar. I love the combination of papers and other elements you have added.

Big Hugs!

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PeggyR said...

The coffee sounds yummy. I'm not a coffee fan, but love anything pumpkin. Love the art that you did and your friend will enjoy it. This weather is a blessing after all the heat we had.

Maria Matter said...

this is gorgeous Jennifer!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, the yummy vintage-ness of this! I adore it, Jennifer!

Oh, but for a breath of cool air! Our nightime lows are still in the 80s, but I did indulge in my first pumpkin spice at SB's too. Enjoy your autumn!