Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: you're the best!



Today is the day...in honor of National Coffee Day, Chaitali came up with this super hop:



Make sure you stop by her blog!

Check out the sponsors!


Something that is newly added to the hop:


Flash Sponsors!  Every 3 hours there will be a giveaway posted on the FB Event page!

A BIG Shout out to ALL of the wonderful Sponsors for this event!!!!

...and there's more!

We decided to throw in 2 special choice awards

Chaitali's Choice

&

Amy's Choice

We will each pick a winner and they will be posted on Chaitali's blog on Friday.  Each winner will receive a $15 Simon Says Stamp Gift card!

So, if you've been following me for any amount of time, you'll know that I have several coffee stamp sets.  There has been chatter regarding this hop for a bit and I was fretting about which stamp set to use.  

So, my resolution was to post coffee themed cards this entire week!

Who bought the Simon Says Stamp October kit

Bonus points for using that awesome yarn that I picked up in Friday Harbor.  Really, it was for the spool but isn't it a gorgeous color and matched the Basic Grey Grand Bazaar perfectly:

paper & stamps:  simon says stamp october 2014 kit  other:  wool yarn

I'm trying to find another 'sweet spot' for photography.  With the change in weather and lack of natural light it's been a challenge.  Yes, I have 2 light tents, but after stepping away from them, I don't want to go back.

If you could see the room that this photo was taken in.  Yup, it is my craft room and basically everywhere except on top of that vintage suitcase is a PURE MESS.


Can you tell that the mug is on foam dots?  I colored in the coffee with copics.

I did a very clean & simple version of 



Also linking up to Simon Says Stamp:




I'm really looking forward to hopping this evening {darn work gets in the way of my crafty time!}.

Virginia Lu came up with some questions that we could add to our post today:

1. When did you start drinking coffee?

I can't remember when I started but I'm sure that it was when I started to work full time, way long time ago.

2. What is favorite brand (you can name up to three). 

I know, I'm going to be boring and say Starbucks.  I like them for their consistency.  

3. What is the most amazing coffee that you had? Remember where and when?

Kyoto, Japan October 2000


4. If I don't drink my needed coffee, I will...

get a headache
become grumpy
need to go to sleep
(not necessarily in that order)

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!!!!!


93 comments:

  1. Love the sweet card you made. Pink is one of my favorites and makes for a happy feel. Enjoyed reading your Q & A! I am grumpy too without caffeine!

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  2. Your card is so pretty! I, too get grumpy and a headache without my coffee. I'm in a fog all day. Thank God for coffee!!

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  3. Oh I love that fun font on your coffee card. You are the best! Thanks for teaming up to make this a fabulous blog hop! xoxo

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  4. such a cute card Amy.. I love how you added the cute pink string and great color combo..

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  5. Super fun card, Amy! Loving the pink and yellow combo. I just made a card in these colors too. :) Happy Coffee Day! :)

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  6. coffee AND pink? oh my gosh, it just doesn't get any better!!! love this! :)

    and Starbucks rocks - it's not boring at all. just good coffee!

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  7. Super fun card and hop! Great idea since there are SO MANY of us coffee lovers [of Starbucks] around! :)

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  8. I just LOVE your card Amy!
    Beautiful paper, love the yarn and omg that coffee cup is adorable!
    AWESOME job!

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  9. Great card--that yarn is perfect !! And love that coffee cup !!

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  10. I love the color combo. So so cute.

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  11. Amy, so glad you and Chaitali came up with this brilliant idea...thanks! What a fun day! I love your card, the pink really pops and that yarn is divine! Can't wait to see your future coffee cards this week!

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  12. What a fun card, Love your coffee theme, Amy! Alas I can't drink coffee, but I do love it. The best cup I had was in Scotland, a friend from Louisiana made it, with cream and brown sugar! Happy Monday hopping!

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  13. Oh, I LOVE your card Amy!!! So sweet and happy! The papers, the colors, everything...sigh...

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  14. I LOVE this Amy! The yarn is so pretty, I want to reach out and touch it! Thank you for all your hard work on this blog hop! You guys have done an amazing job!

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  15. THAT YARN! I love it. What a super bright & happy card!

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  16. Love the yellow and pink combo!! Love your yarn too Sista!

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  17. such a cute card amy :) love that yarn!!! thank you for all your hard work in helping with the blog hop!!

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  18. Thanks for helping out in getting this blog hop started!!! You rock & your card is so cozy and cute!

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  19. Gorgeous card Amy :-) I love how you used the kit and the pink yarn is FAB, a perfect touch :-)

    thanks so much for all your help with organising this fun hop, I am hoppin' along and having a great time :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  20. Lovely card. Lovin the pink and yellow and that ribbon is too cute!

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  21. YUM!! I love how you used these paper.....just lovely! CHEERS ( enjoying a cup of home brew coffee that I got from Costa Rica)! I am happy to know more about you and coffee!! You rock, my friend, for getting this blog hop together!

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  22. Thanks for putting this hop together my friend! I love your card with the sugary sweet colors and cotton candy ribbon. Excellent!

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  23. I love that mix of papers and that great pink yarn! Sadly I do not drink coffee.....I know, sacrilige....please do not unfriend me....

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  24. Oh I am soooooe excited, and love that my post workout I'm already past 100 in the hop line up. Awesome card…

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  25. Pink & coffee- what could be a better combo? Love that big chunky yarn bow, the perfect touch!

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  26. Ooo, love the bright & bold colors! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the rest of the week...lol

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  27. What a fun coffee card - wouldn't expect any less from you Amy!! love that yarn!

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  28. Super coffee card! Love, love, love the colors - puts a smile on my face! And te twine! WOW!

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  29. Great take on the sketch Amy. Love your "clean" version and that pink yarn is so yummy! I hope to try coffee in Japan one day!

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  30. Amy, you are the hostess with the mostesst! Fabulous coffee card!

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  31. Such a sweet card and LOVE the colors! Great design :)

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  32. Really love the pinks and your greeting on the inside of the cup!! :)

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  33. I just love the patterns, colors and texture on your card! So cute - thanks for sharing, Amy!

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  34. Such a sweet card Amy. Love the bright and cheerful colors. That spool is awesome. :) I need some pointers on taking pictures... I haven't been able to find a spot with natural light... so I have to use the lights... Fantastic blog hop! Thanks!

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  35. Cute card! And coffe in Kyoto, Japan.. how fun! :)

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  36. Such a darling card! I love the pink!

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  37. Cute card! Love the colors you used.

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  38. Love, love, love this color combo and design and that felt ribbon/twine/...FAB!!!

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  39. Love the fun card! The pink is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Pretty card, Amy! Love all that pink! Thank you so much for co-hosting this delightful bloghop!

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  41. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...repeat 200000 times!
    Hugs~c

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  42. Very pretty! the wool is a nice cozy touch! (like coffee!) TFS

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  43. Amy I love the bow there the color pink is so vibrant and lovely Image too I know you love coffee much and your coffee card always to die for...I wish I can touch this card on my hand if you send me this as the prize I would be sooo glad Amy...GREAT COFFEE CARD...I join too the Bloghop...if you wanna look at my card (I know you must be busy today with Chaitali to host this hop) it is # 46 on the linky party...would be glad if you could visiting me back...A very happy National Coffee Day for you too :)

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  44. can't wait to see the rest of your cards! love this sweet one in pink! that yarn is fab!

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  45. the coffee card is sooo stinkin cute!!! LUV it!!!

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  46. Love the combinations of pink and yellow :) superb as always!

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  47. LOVE your card Amy! So pretty in pink with that delightful pink trim! So very sweet and tfs!! A very happy National Coffee Day to you!! Hugs :)

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  48. super cute, Amy. love the cup raised with foam.

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  49. what a super cute card...love the pink!

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  50. Amy, your coffee cards ALWAYS make me smile and this one is no different. I LOVE the pink and that fiber...WOW! Thanks SO much for all your hard work on this hop. It's a blast!

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  51. Perfectly happy card for NCD! Love that pink, and the yarn is such a great way to top it all off. The yellows are a perfect compliment. Such a fun hop today too. Great card. Bev

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  52. I love your card. And that bright pink yarn is awesome :)

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  53. So pretty! I love that you went with pink! Love the patterns you chose too!

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  54. Sweetest card, ever! LOVE that chunky yarn and sweet colors!

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  55. OMG, I love the pink on this card Amy...so much fun!

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  56. I love this mod design! Love the yarn and the colours!

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  57. What a cute little card. Love the texture on the fibers you selected and the "pink lemonade" vibe I'm getting from the colors. Sweet!

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  58. Super cute, love that little cup.

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  59. very cute card and i love that chunky twine! liking starbucks is not boring, it's smart ;)
    Thanks for helping organize this fun event!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  60. Love the colors you used and of course the yarn. Lovely card! TFS

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  61. I loved reading your Q&A. I also have the SSS kit and I'm quite obsessed with it.

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  62. Beautiful card!! Thanks for hosting the fun hop!!!

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  63. So adorable, Amy!! I love the mix of Pink and Yellow!!

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  64. Oh these are such fun bright colors! I love it!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  65. Hey Sista!

    This card is super beautiful! Love the pink! Sweet! Hugs..x

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  66. Love love love this!! LOVING that PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  67. Ahh! Pretty in Pink Cards -- very fun!

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  68. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! LOVING your Card for today's Blog Hop!! =) Such an AWESOME Design!! I LOVE the Colors and that Yarn too!! So FUN!! Looking forward to the rest of your Projects this week!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  69. So sweet! Really in love with those gorgeous patterns and that yummy, textural ribbon!

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  70. Eek!!! I love your responses, Amy! Such a true coffee drinker, lol <3 Thank you so much for organizing and hosting <3 MWAH.

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  71. Lovely card and
    the cup with the
    saying is cute!
    Carla from Utah

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  72. Fabulous Amy. Love that fat yarn.

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  73. So, so pretty and I'm loving this pattern paper as well! You must have a wonderful stash of papers tucked away to choose from. And that lovely soft twine(?) looks so squishy, I love it!

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  74. LOVE that fab colour combo Amy - gorgeous card, certainly perks you up!!!!

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  75. Haha! If I don't have my coffee, I get a headache, too, like a vise around my head. ;-) I'm surprised that you got the most amazing coffee in Kyoto. My most amazing coffee was in Italy - nice and strong and bitter, just the way I like it. I love your coffee-themed cards. I don't think I own even ONE coffee stamp. I've always admired those coffee stain (ring) stamps, but can't think when I'd use them, lol!

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  76. Love how you put the elements from the Simon kit together for this adorable card, Amy!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  77. Great card! I really enjoy seeing patterned paper used together. I get stuck in a rut as to how to use my patterned paper and then I just give up and go with plain. I am definitely going to use these two papers together! Thanks!

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  78. LOOOOVE your card Amy - you are the (MY) queen of this challenge. You'd be my #1 winner -all time (-:
    Big hugs!!!

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  79. Beautiful card Amy. I love the colors. And wow I wish I could enjoy coffee Kyoto Japan!!! AMAZING!!!

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  80. Sweet, cute, bright and happy--this card is totally you! Love it, and thanks for all your conversation and companionship in the blog hop! Beer next?

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  81. Yep, I also get a headache when I don't drink coffee... but that is veeeeery rare, because I (almost) always have my 2 coffees/day :).
    Love your card, the yarn looks so good and cozy.

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Cheers,
~amy~