Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fusion: Coffee

I was fortunate to teach in a small rural school district where the first thing the custodians did early every morning was start the coffee and water for tea in the cafeteria.  (OK in the winter first they lit the boiler then started the coffee!)  We all got to work early enough to grab a cup and chat a bit before the first bus pulled in.  It seems like such a simple thing but it was a great way to start the day and connect with other teachers and support staff.   It was amazing what could be planned, discussed, brainstormed and worked out over early morning coffee. Lifelong friendships formed as well......I still get together with friends that I met that first day over coffee way back in 1971!   

I used the photo this week as primary inspiration for my card....but turning the sketch gave me the idea to make the tray of coffee cups.  So much inspiration at Fusion - hope you join us!


Stamp Set:  Hero Arts
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade, Peekaboo Peach, Coastal Cabana, Rococo Rose
Paper: Whisper White, Come to Gather DSP, Tasty Treats DSP


  1. Sweet card! And sweet story about your teaching days too. :) I bet that all of the best plans came from morning coffee time! :)

  2. Linda, I make sure I have a cup in front of me before I open my email in the morning... I love our little 'chats' over cards! Love your china pattern - and I second that emotion!

  3. Love this sweet arrangement of adorable cups and mugs. Love it!

  4. You serve a lovely tray of coffee, Linda, and what a great sentiment! Thanks for sharing your memories with us...sounds like you really cherish all the years you were teaching and forming lifelong friendships! And let's not forget those 'really lucky' kids that had you to look up to :)

  5. Loved your sharing that sweet memory and love your coffee themed card!

  6. LOVE makes me want a cup of something right now! Your wooden "table" is perfect!

  7. What a great story! So many good things happen over a cup of coffee! You've captured the sentiment perfectly!


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