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:

Winnie said...

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!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

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!!

Lynn said...

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

Annette Allen said...

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

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

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

Jennifer Scull said...

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!

Vicki Dutcher said...

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

jessica said...

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

Debra Davison said...

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

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gorgeous!!!! YAY for the Coffee!!!

LesLee said...

I love the color combo. So so cute.

Judy1223 said...

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!

Sylvia said...

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!

Shelly said...

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

tonyamaries said...

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!

Jessi Fogan said...

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

Shemaine Smith said...

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

jenn shurkus said...

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

Tiff said...

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

Lorraine A said...

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

Waving My Wand said...

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

Virginia L. said...

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!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

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....

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

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

Lysa said...

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

CaffeinatedPapercuts said...

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

Julia Aston said...

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

Kelly Booth said...

What a Fun card Amy Love it!!!!

TesaB said...

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

Unknown said...

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!

Jenny said...

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

Jennie said...

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

*Vicki* said...

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

Shannon Fralish said...

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

Monika/Buzsy said...

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!

Yuki said...

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

Lyn said...

Awesome card, photos look fantastic

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a darling card! I love the pink!

MariLynn said...

Cute card! Love the colors you used.

lenny said...

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

walchowDesign said...

Fab pink coffee card!

Jessica Pascarella said...

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

Winnie & Walter said...

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

cm said...

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

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love this Amy so cute!!!!

Scrapthat said...

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

mauihumv@gmail.com said...

So pretty...love it!!

Monika Reeck said...

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 :)

ivy said...

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

wendipooh13 said...

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

Deepti said...

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

Anonymous said...

What a fun card Amy!!!

Linsey R said...

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 :)

Kelly said...

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

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

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

Chrissy Larson said...

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!

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, love the pink :)

Happy Dance said...

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

Thordis said...

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

Jen Carter said...

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

donna mikasa said...

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

Rubeena I. said...

Awesome card!!!

Celeste Goff said...

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

My Paper Epiphany said...

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

StampingbugKerry said...

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!

Ann said...

Super cute, love that little cup.

Nikki said...

What a lovely card

Rachel said...

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

Loly Borda said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Piali said...

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

Ashley Horton said...

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

Indy's Designs said...

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

Lynnda said...

Hey Sista!

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

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this!! LOVING that PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Denise G. said...

Ahh! Pretty in Pink Cards -- very fun!

Larissa Heskett said...

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!! =)

Stacey Schafer said...

so, ya! in love with this!

Jinny Newlin said...

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

Thanh Vo said...

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

cghundley said...

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

Lisa Lara said...

Fabulous Amy. Love that fat yarn.

Shona Chambers said...

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!

Lyndal said...

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

Michelle said...

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!

Lin said...

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!

Beth H. said...

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!

Vickie Z said...

Fun card and I love that yarn!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

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

An'Jenic G. said...

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

Anonymous said...

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?

Cris G. said...

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.