Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything

Coffee Lover Gift, Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything Wood Sign, Canvas, Cards, Stickers, Tags, Vinyl for Cricut or Silhouette | mamasbrush

A few months ago I saw one of those “coffee pairs nicely with silence” signs that are out there. Have you seen them? There are tons. I thought of my father-in-law. He likes silence! 🙂 Then I started thinking about my mom… she thinks coffee pairs nicely with EVERYTHING! So I did a search… and another. And another. It wasn’t out there! I was shocked. Surely more people love coffee THIS much!

Coffee Lover Gift, Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything Wood Sign, Canvas, Cards, Stickers, Tags, Vinyl for Cricut or Silhouette | mamasbrush

So I set out to making one… but I wasn’t sure if what I came up with was THE one.

Coffee Lover Gift, Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything Wood Sign, Canvas, Cards, Stickers, Tags, Vinyl for Cricut or Silhouette | mamasbrush

So I designed another… and another… and another.

Coffee Lover Gift, Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything Wood Sign, Canvas, Cards, Stickers, Tags, Vinyl for Cricut or Silhouette | mamasbrush

Until I had 7 designs. Some are just slight variations of another, but I couldn’t decide which I liked better. I asked Husband… and Mom… and sister. Wouldn’t you know it, they all liked different ones.

So in the end, I decided to use them all, in one bundle of coffee goodness. Because, sometimes, silence doesn’t happen! There are 7 designs in black and white for cutting on your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines. I picture these designs on canvas or wood in your coffee bar. I’m planning to make some of those signs to sell at Christmas market later this year!

I’ve also made those 7 designs with a touch of color for printing! Print and frame them, make them into stickers, or cards, or tags. Possibilities are limited only by your imagination!

Coffee Lover Gift, Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything Wood Sign, Canvas, Cards, Stickers, Tags, Vinyl for Cricut or Silhouette | mamasbrush

You can find these in my Etsy shop now. And, as always, I want to offer my readers a 33% discount this week to celebrate their addition to my shop. Click here to get that discount automatically, or enter coupon code COFFEEPAIRS33 at checkout. (Follow my blog in the sidebar to hear about future sales!)

How are you going to use it? Pop over to my pin to share a pic of what you make with it! 🙂 I’d love to see it!

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First I Drink the Coffee – Hand lettered quote

First I Drink the Coffee -- Hand Lettering

This is the last painting/ hand lettered piece for our cafe themed centerpieces.  I am making centerpieces for 8 tables for the Women’s Retreat at out church and each one has a different framed art.

First I Drink the Coffee - Hand Lettering

“First I drink the coffee, then I do the things.”

I saw this quote on Pinterest and couldn’t not make one.  It’s too funny.  I want to make a note pad with it (I found a tutorial for how to do that)… it’s on my list of things to make this year.  I just think it lends itself to a “to do” list.   What do you think?

First I Drink the Coffee - Hand Lettering

Painted and hand lettered on 140 lb. watercolor paper with watercolor and ink.

Count your Blessings – Watercolor Coffee Bean Illustration

Count your Blessings Watercolor Coffee Beans

Have I mentioned yet that I don’t like coffee?  It’s true.  I don’t even like the smell… something my husband thinks is crazy.  “People who don’t like coffee at least like the smell,” he told me one day several months ago.

Not me.

So I don’t, personally, think of coffee beans as blessings.  But I know there are a lot of people out there who do.  Every cup of coffee… every coffee bean is a blessing.  This one is for you.

Count your Blessings Watercolor Coffee Beans

I’ve got a lot of coffee going on lately.  As it turns out, I love illustrating coffee.  It’s been a super fun personal project.  As long as I can sip on my tea while I paint. 🙂

Original ink and watercolor illustration on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

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“Bear with one another in love” – Hand Lettered Watercolor Illustration

"Bear with one another in love" Hand lettered Ephesians 4:2 with illustrated Coffee cup

I began this concept as a tiny drawing in my sketch pad.  I was sick with fever a couple weeks ago… sick enough that my husband stayed home from work to take care of me and all my responsibilities (there are 6 of them ranging from 2-11).

After breakfast I made my move from the table to the recliner, but on my way I grabbed a pencil and my sketch pad.  I rarely have time to just sketch and play with ideas these days, and it was a delightful treat to have nothing else I was required (or capable of, I might add) to do but sit there and doodle (with my also sick 4 year old cuddling with me, of course.)

"Bear with one another in love" Hand lettered Ephesians 4:2 with illustrated Coffee cup

A couple of days ago, that little doodle made it’s way onto graph paper, and then finally to watercolor paper where the daunting job of adding color in a way that doesn’t mess up the whole thing awaited me.  A night or two later and I was looking for just the right way to finish it off.

And there it is… “bear with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2

Original artwork in watercolor and artist pen on 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper. 

Today Needs a Whole Latte Prayer – hand lettering

"Today needs more coffee and a whole latte prayer" hand lettered illustration

This piece has been grown and tweaked over the last few months.  Just when I thought I knew how I wanted it or what I was going to do, something wouldn’t fit and I’d have to rework it.

"Today needs more coffee and a whole latte prayer" hand lettered illustration

I originally planned to do it on watercolor paper and use a wash for a more colorful background, but as I worked with the piece and saw holes where I wanted to add more visual interest, I decided instead on the little icon drawings.  Those seemed to lend themselves more to colored pencils (another media I had on hand).

"Today needs more coffee and a whole latte prayer" hand lettered illustration

In the end, I am pleased with the simple look and clean lines of the black and white with just a couple pops of color.  The piece was hand lettered in artist marker on card stock.  The images were colored with colored pencil.

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Coffee and Friends… the perfect blend – hand lettering and watercolor illustration

Coffee and Friends... the perfect blend.

This is another 5×7 hand lettered illustration for the women’s retreat centerpieces.

Coffee and Friends... the perfect blend.

I found the quote on Pinterest (surprise surprise, I know), and early on, I saw the cups (or something similar) with their steam there as well, but the illustration and styling is my own.

Coffee and Friends... the perfect blend.

I just love the coffee beans at the bottom.  I was still trying to decide if I would add a boarder (which is funny, because I almost always do) when something just seemed missing.  I think they brought just what the whole illustration needed, don’t you?

Original artwork done on 140 lb. cold pressed paper.