Monday, January 13, 2014

For the love of Coffee

This fall I ended up at a crop planning to work on Christmas layouts. I had Christmas papers, Christmas stamps, Sparkle and Shine washi tape. I was ready. Except I forgot my photos. I was at a loss. I had half a day of scrapping ahead of me, and I had no idea what I was going to do. Enter the photo-less layout. I know that these don't fit with everyone's style. They don't bother me because the primary focus of my scrapping is telling the story. If I have a story with no photos, I still tell it! This one certainly fit the bill for me that day.

I have been saving paper coffee sleeves for some time. There is some paper hoarder part of me that wants to keep them. Two on this page are from special coffee dates. The third I cut apart for the perfectly shaped title block.

Since this was a layout about the story, with no photos, I wanted the journaling to be the major focus of the page. The long journaling block on the right  balances the three coffee sleeves on the left.

In addition to my coffee memorabilia, I used three different retired CTMH papers on this page. Can you name any of them? The first commenter to correctly name any of the three paper packs will get a prize!


  1. What a great idea! I love how you tell the stories of your family events. As for the papers, I'm thinking maybe "That's Amore" and possibly "Dreamin'"? Those are long ago retired :)

    1. Good guesses, Karen, but I'm sorry. You're wrong on both.