Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I've been so busy with life and the added holiday goings-on. It's all good, but it's nice to take a little break to take part in today's blog hop. My friend, Amy Tsuruta, is spearheading this event with coffee-loving paper crafters like yours truly. And we have a ton of surprises and prizes for you. Make sure you comment to be eligible for my own blog candy below.

As I was planning my card, I realized of all the many stamps I own, I only have one that's coffee or tea-themed. It's a tiny 3x2 stamp set that didn't inspire me. So, since I've been loving experimenting with my watercolors, I decided to draw my own mug of hot yumminess and color it with watercolors. As you can see I'm still new at this, but the flaws add to the cup's character. :)
Watercolored Coffee-Card
I wanted it holiday-themed as well, so I heat embossed a snowflake from Penny Black's All is Bright set right on the mug. The stamped tag was made using Papertrey Tiny Tags. I received that as a gift many years ago and just now it's being used. I added a Want2Scrap pearl in the center and also some fancy bling along the bottom. The panel and tag were attached using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares.
Coffee-Card-det
Now on to giveaways. The first is mine: some lovely Want2Scrap bling! Use these to decorate your coffee-themed stamped images like I did above. I will pick the winner from the comments below.
Here are the Super Sponsors of the hop. Some info about the giveaways:
  • Everyone who links up with a newly created holiday coffee/or other favorite hot holiday drink project is eligible (No back linking). 
  • You can add your project via inlinkz, which will be available on Amy Tsuruta's blog at 6 am PST on Wednesday, December 10th, until 11:55 pm PST on Friday, December 12th.
  • 5 prizes will be awarded to people who comment on ALL of the linked blogs!
  • Please make sure to turn off word verification.
  • When commenting, please make sure you leave info on how you can be contacted, so we can notify you if you're the winner.
  • The blog hop is open until Sunday, Dec 14th.
  • Make sure you check Amy Tsuruta's blog for more detailed info.
Happy hopping!
17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches
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64 comments:

  1. Your watercolored mug looks fantastic! I really like the embossed snowflake and the bling border at the bottom.

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  2. This is beautiful! Love your cup!

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  3. fantastic card, there are so awesome!

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  4. Wow love your card how awesome to draw your own mug. Thanks for the chance to win that awesome bling, bling.

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  5. A gorgeous watercolor, way to go!! Love it! Thanks for the fun blog candy offering too! rbkhandcoatgmaildotcom

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  6. What a pretty coffee cup Nina. Love the cute little tag, the lace and the blings... great design.

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  7. lovely watercolor , such a beautiful card, thank you for the chance to win some pretty goodies

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  8. wow. soooo beautiful!! love the softness of it and the colors are so pretty together. :) vanessabuzard at gmail dot com

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  9. So beautiful! Love the soft colors!!!

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  10. Nina, this is beautiful! Love that mug! :)

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  11. You drew that?! WOW! I love all those bright, bold colors and that splash of sparkle! Thanks for the generous chance to win some candy! bexcruger at gmail dot com

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  12. Amazing creation! Way to really dig into your artistic skills! Love the addition of bling! Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy. My email is: bethhahn4@gmail.com

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  13. Lovely work with your watercolor mug! Have a great day!

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  14. wow beautiful watercoloring and colors :)

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  15. Nina, this is fabulous. Love the snowflake and pearl on your hand drawn cup. I didn't see any flaws ( I think you are being too critical.) Love the want2scrap bling on your card.

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  16. What a lovely idea and execution, Nina.

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  17. SUPER adorable coffee card!!!! CUTE!!! that white is stunning on top of the cup

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  18. It's fabulous!!! Love the vibrant colors and the bling. Thanks for sharing and for offering some sweet blog candy!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    GIVEAWAY at www.HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  19. Very pretty card. Love the colors and the bling at the bottom. I also have one coffee stamp and my friend borrowed it. I did make a card though and this is fun!

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  20. Nina, I LOVE your hand drawn coffee mug and how you've watercolored it...LOVELOVELOVE.
    Thanks so much for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  21. WOW I love your hand drawn coffee mug and what a great card. Can't go wrong with bling. TFS mghowell8@msn.com

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  22. Orange and blue look stunning! Very fresh and untypical Christmas card!

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  23. How fun is that? Your card reminds me of sipping a drink at the beach! Wish I was there - lol! Hugs, Jenny

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  24. I love these fresh bright colors! So pretty!

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  25. Wow...love the colors on your card and the use of bling and that wonderful trim!

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  26. Pretty card love the big doily/flower on the mug .

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  27. Wow, that hand painted mug is gorgeous! And I love the addition of the snowflake.... LOVE!

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  28. That is one gorgeous cup! momtojeb at gmail dot com

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  29. Nice cup. Love the watercoloring and the lace/bling. So YOU!

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  30. What a gorgeous mug of 'yumminess' - love that snowflake!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  31. What a pretty card! I can't believe you drew the image yourself!

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  32. Lovely mug. I am a big tea drinker so I have a lot of tea-themed stamp sets.

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  33. This is such a pretty card with the added bling! Nice! Also great prize..thanks!
    Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  34. Super cute!!! Thanks for the chance to win. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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  35. Love your water colored cup card!

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  36. Love the bright orange and blue and that beautiful trim along the top that echoes the pattern on the mug. So pretty!

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  37. Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. What a great card! I love the water coloring and all of the great touches of bling you added!

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  39. Gorgeous. You sure fancied up that coffee mug nicely. Very pretty.

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  40. my goodness, you drew that yourself and then watercolored it? Girl, you rock!

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  41. Beautiful card, Nina, love your hand drawn mug and the colors are excellent! Happy Holidays!

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  42. This is stunning Nina!! You are so artistic :)

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  43. I think you did an amazing job! Fabulous in fact!

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  44. Beautiful, bright, and fun! Love the embellies too!
    Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
    Heather Dennis

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  45. I think your handdrawn cup is perfect and love the embossed snowflake on it :) Lovely card!

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  46. Cool bright and fun. Nice work on watercoloring! Thanks for the inspiration and opportunity to win such fun blog candy. nance459 at yahoo.com

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  47. Beautiful watercoloring on your coffee mug!

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  48. Gorgeous card and thanks for the chance to win!!

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  49. Stunning card!! Really love the gorgeous design and bling! ;)

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  50. Such a pretty card, Nina! Love the bling border and lace across the top.

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  51. Beautiful card! Love the bright color paired with the softness of the lace. And who doesn't like some "blingy" blog candy!

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  52. I couldn't draw a cup to save my life and you drew a magnificent one! WTG! And, love the embossed snowflake in the middle! wonderful job!

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  53. Fabulous colours Nina - Love your mug! Thanks for sharing :)
    I'd love you to stop by my blog for a chance at some blog candy too http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au/

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  54. Hi Nina!! It is a pleasure meet you and your blog!! Your card is so sweet!!! Thanks for sharing. New follower here. Happy Holidays!!!

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  55. I love your bold colors. Beautiful card. TFS

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

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  56. Thanks for sharing your CUTE card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker{at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

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  57. oh my gosh - you watercolored that card yourself?!!? amazing! i honestly don't see any flaws - it's a gorgeous card, and i LOVE the colors!! that little bit of lace at the top, and that tagged sentiment is AWESOME!! WOW!! love this so much!!
    samanthamann11 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  58. You always inspire me! Gorgeous cup and watercoloring is amazing! Thank youfor sharing it!

    gulletthm at yahoo dot com

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  59. Oh I missed this card Nina, love your watercolouring and the added bling. A perfect card.
    Hope all is well with you?
    Crafty hugs, Erika. x

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