Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fun Blog Collaboration with Debra and Celeste! Science Themed Projects

Winner at House Mouse & Friends

Coffee of the Day - Maple Fudge

Today I am part of a fun collaboration with 2 great ladies, Debra and Celeste! and guess, what? they love coffee, too! :)

One of the things these lovely ladies do is show photos off their coffee cups. Well, today's cup is in honor of our son, Ryan. these next 3 weeks are going to be a whirlwind here in our family. all 3 of our sons are graduating from college!!!  in just a few short days, Ryan graduates from Indiana Wesleyan University, so today I am drinking from this great mug he gave me. I usually drink my veggie juice from it because he absolutely hates vegetables. :) it makes me giggle every time to think of him cringing in horror that I would dare drink my kale and cucumber juice out of his IWU mug! yeah, I am sassy that way! but today it is filled to the top with coffee. Moon Pie would normally be in the photo, but he and Palmer are off playing right now. :)

here is last week's photo of him with my normal coffee cup. you can see there is a wee bit of a size difference in the mugs! ha!

Since I am the guestie of the month, I was allowed to choose the theme. With yesterday being Earth Day as well as the March for Science, I decided to use that as our theme. we are going to "Geek it for the World!" truly, science is all around us and impacts absolutely every single part of our lives. I had high hopes of being part of the March for Science, but a nasty case of pneumonia has had me sidelined for more time than I care to count. thankfully I was able to get my card finished in time to post though. again, thank goodness for science, this time medical science and the medications that have kept me from the hospital!!!

for my card, I decided to use my adorable House Mouse stamps and create a card that focuses on sustainable farming. In the past 9 months or so, we have gone from giving up all beef to eating an almost completely plant based diet. we stay away from all palm oil products as well as soy based items whenever possible. our food choices can make such a difference in helping leave less of a carbon foot print.

Papers are from the Basic Grey Hillside collection, bg die is by Tim Holtz, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and seam binding (which I distressed) is from Zipper Stop.  vintage buttons and ticket are from my craft stash.

if you look closely, the bg paper looks a little like the wind turbines you periodically see. as we drive out to visit Ryan in Indiana, we pass a huge wind farm. we always know that he is about 2 hours away at that point. wouldn't it be wonderful to see more and more wind turbines everywhere?

Netflix has some wonderful documentaries on sustainable farming as well as the impact of animals as a food source and their effect on our planet. I recommend "Sustainable", "Forks over Knives", and National Geographic's "Before the Flood" to start.

Thank you so much to Debra and Celeste for inviting me to be a part of their fun collaboration this month! I had a great time making my card! :) please be sure to stop by their blogs to say hello! :)

House Mouse Lovers - Stop and Smell the Flowers or anything goes


Celeste Goff said...

What an amazingly beautiful card Jen! I love it and wanted to thank you for joining Deb and I in our coffee and card collaboration! We both greatly appreciate it!

Stef H said...

omword, jennifer. i've been thinking of you and haven't gotten any of your posts. hope all is well and that your easter was blessed.

too much going on around here. hot water heater shot craps; puppy had an abscess that needed lancing; trying to refinance my house, yadda, yadda. you get the picture. but.... all is well. things got done. waiting to hear on the refi. if i don't get it, i may have to put the house on the market. living in a modular home park and paying lot rent plus a mortgage AND being on a pension that doesn't get increased.... EVER... it just gets tighter and tighter... but again... ALL IS WELL and GOD IS GOOD.

enjoying the nice weather and still making cards. all of which are nothing near as beautiful as yours. but hey! that's what makes the world go 'round.

so glad to see you and hope you are feeling spiffy!

hugs :)

Fikreta said...

your card is so pretty!
and kitty is so cute

Waving My Wand said...

Firstly, maple fudge coffee? Where in life does one find this? Because, maple and fudge! Gorgeous, gorgeous card. Fabulous job picking this unique theme!

Debra Davison said...

I am SO happy that you were able to join us this month !! What a beautiful card you have created !! And I love the story behind it !! You are able to put elements together in just the perfect way to create one-of-a-kind projects and I am envious of that talent.. Your cards have a vintage feel that I ALWAYS love.. Please take care and feel better soon .. If I were closer, I would make and deliver some wonderful noodle soup

Debra Davison said...

Not sure if my comment got lost in cyber-space but your card is beautiful !! You are able to put all the elements together and create vintage masterpieces. I love your use of ribbon !!And thank you for sharing the story behind your card !! I will now always think of your hubby when I see carrots !! Please rest and feel better & thanks again so very much for joining us !!

Bunny said...

Cute card. I love that they are all helping to carry that fresh carrot. Yum! Great colors and bg paper. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Bunny - Guest Designer.

Sandra said...

That is such a fabulous card Jennifer!! Love it!

Sue from Oregon said...

Love your sweet HM creation!!!♥ Sue Kment

~amy~ said...

Beautiful card and congrats on your 3 college graduates!

Sue said...

Awesome card, loving the sweet bunny and mouse in the garden. Beautifully colored. Bright fun colors and papers too. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is fabulous. What an adorable stamp to use for your Earth Day theme.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Jennifer it's gorgeous

Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Goodluck and hope we see you again.

Gr Karin DT Member

Christine said...

Super cute image fab colouring & design great take on the chall theme

Thanks for sharing with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

Smiles Christine xx

Sue said...

Jennifer congrats on the win at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Check the blog to see how to claim your prize.