Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hi, everybody! Since I had so much fun participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hops in September and December, I’m joining in the fun again with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that’s kicking off today! So, grab a cup of your favorite coffee, tea, or cocoa, and get ready for some caffeinated inspiration!
I have to tell you that I am so ready for Spring to get here (I’m sure you are, too)! When I thought about what I would make for the hop, I made sure that bright colors were part of my card to remind me that warmer weather should be on the way soon! 
I made some patterned paper with Sweet Stamp Shop’s Coffee Town set and colored it with Copics to match the paper. I combined stamps from the Coffee Town and the Guac Love sets to make a custom sentiment.
Many thanks to the crew at Coffee Loving Cardmakers for graciously organizing and hosting the hop and working so hard to get everything ready! You can find all of the details and the full list of blogs in today’s hop at Coffee Loving Cardmakers, including the prize lists from all of the super sponsors and the flash sponsors, who are donating prizes to give away during and after the hop!

The hop starts today and runs until Friday, March 6th at 11:55 p.m. PacificMake sure you leave a comment before you hop to the next blog, because there are prizes for a few lucky participants who leave comments on ALL of the blogs! For the full details, and the full hop list, stop by Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget to leave a comment here before you hop to the next blog! Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Holiday Edition!

Hi, everybody! Since I had so much fun participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop in September, I’m joining in the fun again with the holiday edition of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that’s kicking off today! So, grab a cup of your favorite holiday beverage, and get ready for some caffeinated inspiration!
My card was inspired by the red holiday cups you’ll find at your favorite coffee shop. I stamped and paper pieced the cups from Lawn Fawn’s “Love You A Latte” set in a tree shape, and masked stamps from Lawn Fawn’s “Winter Fox” and “Winter Owl” sets to create a custom sentiment. (The snowflake on the coffee sleeves is from the “Critters in the Arctic” stamp set.)
Many thanks to Amy Tsuruta of Tsuruta Designs for graciously organizing and hosting the hop and working so hard to get everything ready! You can find all of the details and the full list of blogs in today’s hop at Amy’s blog, including the prize list from all of the generous companies donating prizes for the hop!
The hop starts today and runs until Sunday, December 14th (if you’re participating in the hop, you’ll have until Friday, December 12 at 11:55 Pacific Time to link your blog to the list on Amy’s blog). 
Make sure you leave a comment before you hop to the next blog, because Amy will be giving away a prize to FIVE lucky hoppers who leave comments on ALL of the blogs. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Join in the Coffee Lovers’ Bloghop!

It’s National Coffee Day here in the USA, and I’m happy to celebrate it with a bunch of super-talented caffeinated crafters by participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
You can find all of the details and the full list of blogs in today’s hop at Chaitali’s blog, Cuts Crops Creativity, including the prize list from all of the generous companies donating prizes for the hop:
Much like it’s hard to decide what to order at my favorite coffee shop, I couldn’t decide on just one project to share with you today, so I made a card and a tag!
First up is my tag! I combined Some Odd Girl Stamps‘ “Mr. Octopus” with the “Hipster Pets” coffee cup stamp, and a sentiment from the “Breakfast Friends” set with some papers from my stash. 
I thought it would be fun for Mr. Octopus to use all of those arms of his to hold not just one or two, but THREE cups of coffee! After coloring the image and fussy-cutting it, I cut along the lines on his arms and adhered the cups in place.
Next up is my card, which features Reverse Confetti‘s “Be A Barista” stamp set. I had fun figuring out what fancy latte design I’d use, and decided on the one with the hearts since it’s a sweet thank you card. 
I had several different shades of brown ink, but none of them looked quite right, so I inked the stamp with Memento Toffee Crunch, then with Memento Desert Sand. The blend of the two inks worked perfectly! I love the color!
I chose the current Deconstructed Sketch (#170) for my card layout and altered a few of Some Odd Girl Stamps‘ wood veneer hexie dots in place of the flowers on the sketch:
Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects! Grab a refill of coffee (or tea) and head over to Chaitali’s blog, Cuts Crops Creativity for the full hop list! Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs,