‘You were Supermum and then you lost all of your superpowers. Now you need coffee.’ Ava, 10.
Rewind 10 years from today and I am ashamed to admit it but… I hated coffee. The smell, the taste, I hated it all. I am sure this hatred came from either a) tasting my mum and dads instant Nescafé coffee that they drank when we were growing up or b) from the dentist who would lean over me when she was changing the bands on my braces, her breath always smelt of coffee.
When I think back to this time 10 years ago it is completely mind boggling to me that I hadn’t discovered ‘real’ coffee. I had two kids 21 months apart with my eldest being barely two years old. I went back to work full time when my youngest was 8 months old. Apart from daycare, we didn’t hire any help. I did most of it on my own. Can I just ask ‘How did I possibly function??’
About 5 years ago I discovered Gloria Jeans White Chocolate Mochas. With literally a truckload of sugar in them they tasted gooood! They definitely didn’t taste like coffee. Unfortunately they did contribute to me putting on about 10kgs though.
After maybe 2 years I decided to lose weight (that’s a story for another day!) and started to drink Skim Lattes. I still drink them. Every day. Sorry, but I’m not sorry. I’m a self confessed coffee snob. I don’t make my own coffee, it’s so much nicer when someone else makes it. I love a coffee date with friends or a stroll with a coffee at the beach or around the lake. It’s totally ‘my time’.
There is a point to me telling you this! When I saw Stampin’ Up!’s Coffee Cafe Bundle in the new Annual Catalogue I had to have it!! When I did get it though, I was completely overwhelmed with the colours of the Designer Series Paper. They were just so far out of my comfort zone. And then even creating a coffee cup with the Stamps and Framelits I really had trouble matching colours.
This is eventually what I came up with for my June class. This would be a super cute gift to give my favourite coffee date friend. There are three simple note cards that all fit into the little box that holds envelopes too.