Did you ever notice…

how totally cool the mom is on the Starbucks cup?

Sipping on a cup of hot cafe mocha, I happened to look at the Christmas design (did I tell you I find inspiration for digital design in everything, even a street sign? 😛 Now why would a coffee cup be spared my inspection? hahaha ). And there was the requisite happy family in the snow. Dad, son, daughter, even the family dog, and… hello? What was that I was looking at? No apron strings, no headband-in-hair, unh unh. With utter delight my eyes beheld The Mom.

Short spiky hair. M.O.D.E.R.N. Soooo N-O-W.

My kinda gal!

Instant thought bubble: COOOOOOOOL DUDETTE!!!

Of course, I may be biased since I myself have short hair. >teehee<

See, that’s why I’m impressed by Starbucks. They have amazing marketing gimmicks (loooove the packaging… and have you bothered to read the literature at the back of each Tazo teabag? Love it!), and if this cup is any measure of how well they know their market, well, hats off to you, Starbucks ad-men! You just earned another gold star in my coffeebook. 😛


The toof fairy? Becauth here cometh the thecond thet in the Toof Fairy Therieth!!!  😆

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LivEdesigns Toof Fairy Set 2

The other day we had the blues, now we have some greens as well! 🙂 There’s a real grungy, scratchy solid paper (looks like it got toothpaste all over it) and a patterned paper filled with teeth. There’s a sticker that says “Mind the Gap” (loved seeing that all over the London tubes);  small and big silver tooth brads; 2 paper journal tags with stitches around them (the blue one is shown in its actual-relative size to the layout and is blank; the green one has lines for journaling–I made it smaller but it comes to you in the same size as the blue tag). Then there are the 7 labels. Download Toof Fairy Set 2. Zip password is thankful (Happy Thanksgiving everyone!)

ETA: Sorry, download link is no longer available.


I’m pretty excited to start on the Christmas kit, but I think I kind of like intermissions along the way as well (Who doesn’t love surprises?)

So I just wanted you to know:

Mary, I hear you on the celestial boy kit, blues, yellows, moons, stars, the works!

Beth, I hear you on the winter nature kit with birds, snow, grass, evergreen, cardinals, tans, whites, blues, reds…

Anybody else wants anything? Do leave me a note in the comments and I’m sure I’ll be inspired to come up with even a mini kit (or, gasp, a mega kit?) for you!

Have a happy day, my friends! I’ll be back tomorrow with another freeb!

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