Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Five: I like you a latte + Hero Arts Giveaway!






Hello!  Today is Day Five of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I'm so thrilled to be a part of this hop and hope you enjoy all the inspiration!


Have you hopped around to see all of the amazing projects?!  I'm totally inspired by everyone's creativity!  Today I have a fun post, I posted this on IG and FB last week:


Hero Arts sent me a couple of Sand to Chocolate Brown Ombre Ink Pads....It's perfect for all those awesome coffee, tea &/or cocoa cards:

cardbase:  american crafts  cardstock:  recollections/110 stamps:  hero arts/need caffeine  ink:  hero arts sand to chocolate brown ombre  other:  tim holtz tissue tape, studio calico wood veneer, stampin' up sequins

Doesn't the ombre look AWESOME with that latte image from the Hero Arts Need Caffeine set?!

What works best are solid images so that the ombre really shines through!

Here's another card I whipped up using 2 different ombre pads:

cardstock:  recollections/110, stampin' up melon mambo  stamps:  hero arts need caffeine/good luck  ink:  hero arts ombre sand to chocolate brown/pink to red, hero arts cup o' joe dauber  other:  recollections glitter cardstock

Pinterest is such a great inspiration for me.  I knew that I wanted to combine the "You make my world happy" image, from the Hero Arts Good Luck set and those coffee cups but couldn't figure out a way...Pinterest to the rescue!  I used THIS pin as my inspiration.  I'm super happy with it since I've been seeing a lot of awesome repeated stamping techniques via the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  

The splats are ala a Hero Arts Dauber...get ready for it....Cup O' Joe!  The coffee cups are stamped using the Ombre Pink to Red pad.

So today I have an awesome giveaway compliments of Hero Arts!



I will be giving away the Ombre Sand to Chocolate Brown pad to one lucky winner! Commenting will be open until Saturday, June 13th @ 11:59 pm pacific.  Winner to be posted sometime on my blog Sunday, June 14th!

A Big Shout out to Hero Arts for being a Super Sponsor for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!!

69 comments:

  1. Such a fine thing to do. GIVE-A-WAY!! Such great ink and stamps too!!

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  2. love the brown and green combo. reminds me of sitting outside on the deck sipping java. ahhhh

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  3. Beautiful ombre effect and stamp, i love the new hero art inks, lovely inspiration!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. Both cards are gorgeous! Love your colour combo on the second card! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. You know how I admire your craft work Amy!! I love both projects and the Ombré Hero Arts ink gave an special effect!!! So great visiting you!!! Have a nice day and regards!!!

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  6. I really like your cards! And I have been eying these ombré ink pads for a while! They look so fun!

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  7. I'm new to this Blog Hop stuff...but I have a full cup of coffee and all morning...here I go!! ☕️😳😆☕️

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  8. Oh I love that brown ombre. Yup, right to the wishlist it goes...lol The cards are just fab!

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  9. Totally forgot I have this set -- sheesh. Super fun cards -- that ombre ink is great stuff

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  10. Brown ombre... couldn't be any more perfect for coffee cards!!! Yay HA.

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  11. I haven't had the opportunity to try the ombre ink pads, but they look great!

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  12. Love these, amy... I hadn't seen that set before! Love the ombre colors - especially the brown!
    =] Michele

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  13. Great cards. Love the Ombre Ink and gold DP on the first one and the second at an angle is so creative. Love that pink to red ombre pad too. Thanks to Hero Arts for being a super sponsor.

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  14. Soooo, so adorable Amy! These just make me smile!

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  15. These cards are adorable! That ombre ink is perfect for coffee loving cards!

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  16. Love your cards! It's great to see that ink in use too! They are now on my wish list!

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  17. These cards are so cute! Love the ombre ink and the stamps are too perfect! Also, I want to tell you just how much I am enjoying the blog hop! So many wonderful crafters, sponsors, and all round nice people! Thanks!

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  18. Great cards! I love the green glitter paper! And those ombre ink pads - wow!

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  19. What amazing cards! The inks are now on my wish list.

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  20. Love those ombre pads and your fab cards! You do SO much, I truly think there's a wonderwoman suit under your everyday clothes, girl!!

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  21. Love both of these! & looks amazing with the ombre ink!!

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  22. Adorable cards! Love this stamp set!

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  23. fun cards Amy.. I love how you added the sequins on the first and the stamping on the second is perfect.. great designing..

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  24. I love your cards! Also love the Hero Arts ombre pads. I have 3, but not the most important coffee colored one! So happy the blog hop goes for a few more days. I'll be able to play soon!

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  25. What adorable cards!
    That Ombré stamp pad looks so fun :-)
    Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  26. hi Amy! as always, your cards are absolutley darling and so inspiring!! I LOVE the writing in the coffee cups, I do believe you have convinced me that I NEED those stamps!! And Hero Arts convinced me that I NEED those ombre inks, I haven't added them to my collection yet, perhaps I could start with this yummy sand to chocolate brown pad ;) xoxo

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  27. Great cards Amy! Love the look these hombre pads have when stamped!

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  28. ohhh love the gold bling on the top and the ombre pad is amazing!!!

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  29. ombre is amazing! great samples, Amy!

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  30. Awesome cards love, love them. That ombre ink looks terrific and thank you very much for the chance to win that awesome ink.

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  31. Love that ombre ink pad for coffee stamping. It's perfect. Gorgeous!

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  32. Such a fun card! Love the sparkle and the splats!

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  33. Love the ombre pad and what better shade to use today than the Sand to Chocolate Brown?!

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  34. I really want to try these inks. Love how your cards turn out. TFS

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  35. Beautiful cards, Amy, love the ombre pad you used! Wishing you a good evening!

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  36. Your cards always make me smile. I am not a lover of coffee but you always make me wish I was! The ways you used the ombre pad rocks!!

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  37. Love love love these!! LOVING how you did the sentiments in the cups!!!!!

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  38. Absolutely love both of your cards! I can't believe I still haven't picked up any Ombré ink pads. Your cards definitely make we want to try them out!

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  39. Oh love these ink pads! Great cards!!

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  40. I love both cards, Amy! I have been eyeing those Hero Arts ombre ink pads but can't decide which colors to get first. I love the "need caffiene" set...works perfectly with that ink! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  41. Great cards, Amy! So fun. I have those ink pads on my wish list.

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  42. Love these, Amy!! You've made those ombre inks shine! :-)

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  43. Love both your cards! And that ink pad was a really good choice!

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  44. Both cards are great! Love the ombre ink!

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  45. Wonderfull cards...again Amy.
    Like the links you add in your text and the 2nd card looks totaly different then the pinterest one.

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  46. Love both of your cards! Those ombre ink pads are awesome! Gotta get me some!!

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  47. Wonderful cards! Love coffee!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  48. 2 more stunners Amy great hop

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  49. Nice giveaway
    nice hop and I love both of your card the one in brown I love the add of that glitter paper
    and the second one like in an advertising cool add of that gold strip
    how many giveaway do you have Amy
    i cant write it down all hehehe :)
    count me in pliizzz ( do you send to Germany too?)
    hugs, Monika

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  50. Be still my beating heart! Glitter paper and coffee...*sigh*....Perfection on paper if you ask me. LOVE that stamp. Yep. Might have to do a little shopping later tonight, lol! And the pink one... Angles, coffee cups, pinks, another grand creation. LOVE these two. Really do! Having a blast on this hop, btw...: ) Bev

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  51. Sure like that ombre ink! This hop is so much fun!!!!

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  52. WOW! Both of your cards are fabulous, Amy. Love the stamp sets and that Ombre Ink~so darn cool!

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  53. What a great card! That ombre ink pad looks like so much fun!! Thanks for the chance to win Amy! ~Annie

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  54. Beautiful cards Amy! Love the colors on both. :-D

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  55. Love the second card. the pinks are so pretty and I love the angle of the background
    thanks for sharing.

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  56. Anything with coffee makes me happy, happy.

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  57. Great cards and awesome giveaway! I love the combination of brown and pink

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  58. Oh these are so fun, I love them. I think I might need that chocolate pad, lol. thanks for the chance to win. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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  59. Love these cards and now I need that set!

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  60. I love the ombré stamping, what cool ink pads. I love the glitter paper and sequins on the first card. I love the design of your second card and the splats are a perfect touch. Beautiful cards.

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  61. Love the look of this ombre stamp pad--perfect for a coffee theme.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  62. Ombre fabulousness is going on in that first card and I love the glittery border. Sparkles always make things better (that's my life motto). And the inky splats on the second card are so cool!

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  63. Love these cards. The cups with text in them are adorable.

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  64. Just wanted to pop in and tell you had fabulous these cards are!! Love the ombre brown, so glad Hero Arts brought out this colour, perfect for all coffee lovers!! And your ombre pink tea cups are just dahling.

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Cheers,
~amy~