Lots of fun crafty stuff going on:
- Ellen Hutson is having a sale through midnight tonight. Head here and use the code ‘beattheheat’ to save 15% off all in-stock items!
- Simon Says Stamp’s new release is live! I ADORE the new Uplifting Thoughts stamp set and can’t wait to put it to use in my craft room!
Good morning! Can you believe it!? It’s already time for the 2016 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! As a member of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team I get to celebrate coffee and cards all the time but the hops are extra special to me! I love seeing everyone’s creations and the enthusiasm and excitement in our Facebook group! Here are some general details for the hop! You’ll find details on my personal giveaway at the very bottom of my post!
STARTS: 9:00 AM EST Friday, June 17
ENDS: 2:59 AM EST Saturday, June 25
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images
We have over 55 sponsors for this blog hop!! Make sure you take the time to stop by each of the blogs as you never know what you’ll find in inspiration and surprises! You can also play along yourself and create a coffee-themed project of your own! There are no limits to the number of entries–the more the merrier.
Flash Sponsor Prizes will be announced on FB on the evening of Wednesday, June 22nd and Friday, June 24th. That means, if you want to be eligible for a Flash Prize, you’ll want to link up before 8 PM EST on the respective dates. (Please note that if you are a winner and not on FB, you will receive an email prize confirmation.)
All Super Sponsor Prizes along with Flash Prizes will be announced on the blog, Sunday, June 26th.
For blogs that link up with blog candy, please contact your winner directly.
Flickr <– feel free to add your projects to this group!
Pinterest <– All projects will be pinned!
Facebook <– Please note that this is a secret group because of all the coffee vendors that were trying to be members. Anyone that is a current member of the FB group can add you or contact me directly.
Instagram <– follow along in the fun!
Anyone is eligible for a Super Sponsor/Flash prize if they link up a newly created SUMMER Themed Coffee, Tea &/or Cocoa project, no back-linking please. Random.org is used to draw for winners.
We ask all Super Sponsors and participants to turn off word verification. Please note that there is an annoying glitch with blogger. Even if a person does not have word verification, it still shows up. You can ignore it because it really isn’t working as a true word verification. If someone actually has word verification, it will give you an error message. <–We shouldn’t have to worry about that because everyone will have it turned off. ? One way to get around this is to ‘embed’ the comment box (settings/posts & comments/comments/comment location/embedded).
We encourage commenting on all projects that link up for the hop. Please note that it makes it difficult for commenters if you post to a gallery that needs a login/password.
And now for my card!
I was browsing through Home Goods recently (that is SUCH a dangerous store for me!) and I saw a really cute set of outdoor cushions in a pretty bright blue floral pattern. I wish I had taken a photo of them while I was in the store but they were the inspiration for today’s card! Even before realizing that they were meant for outdoor use, the cushions just had a really summery fresh vibe to them so I thought the pattern would be perfect for the summer coffee lovers hop!
I started by stamping the tea cup and saucer from Concord and 9th onto a piece of watercolor paper with smoky quartz ink from The Ton. Next I stamped the little floral embellishment on the rim of the saucer and the cup handle with deep sapphire ink and then colored it with zig clean color real brush markers in cobalt blue and blue. I also colored the cup and the coffee using zig markers. Unfortunately the blue in the rim of the cup changed the color of the coffee slightly but I think it still passes for coffee! 😉
Then, using a little masking, I stamped several of the flowers around the saucer in various shades of blue ink. I used a few different blue zig clean color real brush markers and a waterbrush to color the flowers. Once the flowers were totally dry I masked off the saucer and flicked a little bit of blue paint over the card. I stamped the sentiment from Lil’ Inker Designs onto dark blue cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed the sentiment down to a fishtail banner and adhered it to the card with foam mounting tape. Finally I added a sprinkling of Glass Slippers and Smoked Sapphire sequins from The Ton.
To celebrate the 2016 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I’m giving away a $20 Starbucks card (or $20 to the crafty online store of your choice) to one commenter! Leave a comment before 11:59PM EST on Friday, June 24th and tell me how you take your coffee (or tea…or cocoa!). I’ll be posting several times this week and you can comment on every post for additional entries!
If you’re here for the first time I hope you’ll come by again! You can also find my cards on Instagram and Facebook, my video tutorials on YouTube, and you can subscribe to my blog via the button the right!
I hope you’ll join the hop this week by creating a spring-themed coffee, tea, or cocoa card! I can’t wait to see what you will create! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous Friday!
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate disclosure can be found here). Your purchases help keep my blog running and I thank you for the support!)