Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Six: coffee, here & now + giveaway





Hello!  Today is Day Six 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!


I managed to create this yesterday afternoon.  It's been quite warm here in Washington so my Craft Studio gets hit with the afternoon sun = too hot to craft too long....whew!

cardstock:  recollections/110, stampin' up basic black  stamps:  sweet stamp shop/cuppa coffee, kellie stamps set  ink:  ranger archival black  other:  top dog dies/mini coffee, stampin' up embossing folder, starbucks coffee sleeve 

For you challenge junkies, can you guess what inspired my card?  This is actually the 2nd version of the card.  The first one wasn't hitting me but I'm keeping the pieces for another day.  Did I mention how HOT it gets in my studio...


White is so fun to photog {so not serious}....Do you see the embossed coffee cups?  I used a Starbucks coffee sleeve to die cut the sweet scalloped sleeves from the Top Dog Dies Mini Coffee Die Set.  Yes, they're on SALE people...until June 15th.  It's the coffee sleeve that gets me...do you see the piercings along the scallops?  sooooooo SWEET.  Top Dog Dies is one of our NEW Super Sponsors for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop <--  they're giving away

Top Dog Dies Coffee Cup and Finishers Die Set!!




The 'coffee' stamp is from Sweet Stamp Shop's new sets, Cuppa Coffee.  

Sweet Stamp Shop is another NEW Super Sponsor for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Check out all the sets they are doing as a giveaway for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:







...check out THIS post to see the details!

So back to my card, I was thoroughly inspired by the wonderful Michele Ferguson via Muse:



Inspired by:

White space ✔

Trio of elements✔

Botanical dry embossing✔

Pops of black✔


Check out the awesome Field Notebook I picked up at the Seattle Roastery:


Yes, I even picked up the menu's because, hey, we crafters can work magic with anything (wink).  The cover of the notebook is birch wood veneer...very coolio.


All you have to do is leave me a comment and a way to reach out to you in case you're the lucky duck!  Commenting will be open until Saturday, June 13th @ 11:59 pm pacific.  Winner to be posted sometime on my blog Sunday, June 14th!

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Have tons of fun hoppin'....I know I will♡

47 comments:

Lynn said...

Absolutely adorable!

I Card Everyone said...

Would you believe I guessed, amy? I saw the embossing right off, and thought hmmmm... that's the same e.f. I used on my Muse card!!! You are the best and brightest, my friend! LOve the die, by the by... and the stamps ... would love any of these in my stash! Thanks, sweet one, for playing cards with me at Muse!
=] Michele

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the coffee one and I can see the embossing on the cup and it is awesome (what embossing folder did you use?) and I love that you recycled a starbucks sleeve! Love the CAS look of your Quick note card!

Shelly said...

I LOVE this! Those little cups are just ADORABLE! Super sweet card!
And you crack me up with how HOT it is for you! LOL Now, would not be the time for you to come visit me! We have been in the 90's and that's not even including the humidity!...Though, I on the other hand LOVE it. ;) Hope you stay nice and cool...remember, it could be worse. lol ;)

Sylvia said...

Totally awesome, Amy, Love your card, love the die and stamps, love the little field notebook! Yet another fun coffee card! Have a wonderful Wednesday...cool or warm, everyone still loves their coffee!

CarlavdM said...

White on white is just elegant and I like your 3 embossed cups very much.
I see so many for me 'NEW' Coffee items on the Summer blog hop....I'm going nuts.....wanna have it...wanna have it ...all ;o)
Have a nice day and do not drink to much Coffee!!!

Indy's Designs said...

Love the embossing on the cups! Sorry about the heat. Fortunately my craft room is in my basement which is so cool in summer. (Not so great in the winter though!)

Annette Allen said...

always so creative.. I love this card.. very fun designing..

Leigh Penner said...

This is fabulous! I love it!

Fotinia said...

i like the idea!!! cool!
http://fotiniascrap.blogspot.com/

Michele K. Henderson said...

Great card! I love the clean look with that hint of green! Thanks for sharing your creation!
Michele, crimsonowl@charter.net

Migdalia said...

Your cards are just ADORABLE!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com
Crafting With Creative M

Audrey Pettit said...

Cute, cute, cute! I LOVE those Kraft Starbucks coffee sleeves on the white embossing!

Jingle said...

This is super cute! I love the added bit of white on white texture you gave the cups!

Lori Kobular said...

Love the Starbucks label, did you recycle it?

Ann said...

Lovin' those cards, the embossing and black and white cups on the first one are awesome. Love those stamp sets from the Sweet Stamp Shop, and the little notebook with the wood cover is lovely. My email is nathansmom7@gmail.com incase I'm the lucky duck to win. Have a great day.

wendipooh13 said...

ohhh LOVE the embossing on the cups!!! super cute!!!

New Creations said...

Awww, love these botnical embossed coffee cups with lots of white space, Superb!

Monika Reeck said...

you always have a clever Idea AMY
love this three musketer oops three coffee cup
clever made and clever idea
and your MUSE card yuuumm adorable hehe..
Hugs and thanks for visiting all my three cards Amy
I wish I can make everyday but my son keep me busy hehe ;)
big hugs from Germany
I wish i win something this time i always join Amy and so happy that i can join
but I was not having luck past time haha only my Wish..

Karenladd said...

Now I'm going to have to go to Starbucks just to get some coffee sleeves to use in my crafting!!! Love the CAS card with the white on white...and embossing! Thanks so much to keep us inspired and for hosting this awesome hop.

anja curvers said...

Wow this is great, great love love it.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very cool card. Love that you embossed the cups. TFS

D.Ann C said...

Yep, I saw that fab embossing! Didn't see the pierced cozies, tho... sweet! Love your card (as always!!)!

Diana said...

Yes, I saw the embossing right away. I LOVE embossing!!! The little coffee cups are adorable. Must get some!

wendy said...

ack see Starbucks....... too cute .....I have to get that coffee maker set

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooo FABULOUS! LOVING the row of cups!!!!!!

Helen F. said...

You are so creative, Amy! LOVE the white on white and embossed to-go cups a latte ;-)

Heather North said...

Hot doesn't even begin to cover it. My hobby room is in the garage, so I can only create in the mornings with the garage door open. I completely understand. Love what you have done with the white on white embossing. The sleeve die cuts are so sweet. <3 Thanks for all the enabling you are doing this week. :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

AWESOME! The row of cups looks amazing!

Happy Dance said...

It's going to be a glorious 70 here today, though later we're getting more rain. (I hate low pressure centers...) Hope you get some cooler weather so you can spend days and days in the craft room creating more beauties like this. Love this sweet trio of cups, and the embossing, and the sleeves...oh heck...this whole card rocks! As per usual. Thanks for making this hop as wonderful as it is. This is so much fun. Bev

francesca said...

lovely projects!! :)

All My Love Crafts said...

I love this card! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

teresa said...

I love this card too !

Allie said...

Great card! I love how you incorporated the Starbucks logo :)

Naki said...

Aww such a cute card!

Milka Gubo said...

Amy, another beautiful card from you. You are very creative. :-D

Ardyth said...

I so hear you about photographing white! Sometimes I find myself designing my cards so they'll be easier to photograph! lol! I love your coffee-themed take on this week's Muse - so glad you joined us Amy!

Sue D said...

So cute. I like the embossed cups.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute and so are the stamps you showed, love it all. Thanks for the chance to win. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Waving My Wand said...

Huh. I coulda sworn I already commented on this, LOL. I'm losing my ever loving mind! But...it is pretty darn awesome, regardless.

Brandi R said...

These are the most darling mugs! LOVE these cards ♥

Dr. Ivy said...

The embossing on the cups are great. The dies are super sweet. Love all the details. Have a great weekend.

Becca Cruger said...

Sounds like you need an air conditioner because you can't let hot weather get in the way of crafting! ha! The first design is CAS perfection and the retro mod feel of the second card is divine!

Ceal said...

more awesomeness! love it!

Cheryl said...

Love your elegant white card. The embossed cups looks fabulous, and I love the coffee sleeve die cut. Too cute.

Patry Ro said...

Too much creativity in your creations Amy!!!! Amazing results!! TFS!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME!!