Wednesday, December 10, 2014

coffee lovers blog hop


Gotta come clean. I'm a one-cup-a-day kinda girl. Unless it's a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. Which only happened once, a month ago on a trip to Heidelberg. Yummy. It was like drinking a Yankee Candle. Good thing there's no Starbucks near my house!

But a graphic image of a coffee cup? Especially if it's steaming. That's all good ;)


When I got my November release STAMPlorations stamps, I saw this image in Eat Drink Be Merry and had to put it to ink first. I stamped the outline circle (from SSS Lots of Dots) and then the cup, both with white pigment ink on kraft card. Then I stamped the cup again, offset slightly with chalk ink. One cup I heat embossed with bronze glitter embossing powder.

I fussy cut one cup to hang on my sentiment loop along with the vellum banner and a couple bronze sequins. I think this card would make a coffee lover's day perk up, don't you?

And cuz I think the sparkly coffee cup and sequins add pizazz to my kraft card, I'm hooking up at JUGS #270 - Sparkle.

Want to hear a story?  I had actually made today's card for the PCS Stamp It submission call. I figured if it didn't get picked up I could post it during the STAMPlorations November release hop (although I ended up posting this card). I was right smack in the middle of stamping my coffee cups when blogville's Coffee Lover #1 popped into my mind. A few emails later Amy T. was on board as a special guest for the STAMPlorations hop. What a treat! Now take a peek at Amy's card for that hop. How freaky is that? Mind you, we did not discuss designs. I gotta say it. Gotta. May I? Great minds think alike.

Let's hear it for blogville's Coffee Lover #1 pulling together this hoopla of a hop. There is a linky tool over at Amy's blog where you can a) see all the fantabulous sponsors she has lined up with prizes and b) hop around to the various participants' blogs and c) link up a coffee card too if you'd like to participate. You have until the end of the day on Dec 12.

And should you need a bit more time, our gracious leader over at STAMPlorations is offering up a couple more prizes just for commenting at the blog and on FB before Dec 15.  Check it out!

I hope you have time to grab a coffee and hop along! I hear there will even be cool recipes shared.



62 comments:

  1. Ooo...that is a really cool Maria Card right there! LOVE the offset stamping on kraft! And I think it's that dainty coffee cup on your sentiment loop and vellum banner that completely won me over!

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  2. I love your graphic and sparkly coffee cups card, Maria! And I agree, great minds think alike - that is really freaky cool how similar your cards are!! Enjoy the hop! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

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  3. A beautiful festive CAS card!! Love it, TFS!

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  4. OOHHHH this is awesome love, love it, the colors, the design the stamping, amazing. TFS.

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  5. Ooooh, Maria this is delightful! LOVE IT.

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  6. The is stunning Maria!
    So glad you hopped along! Merry Christmas!

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  7. AMAZING coffee card, and love the story of how two great minds followed the same path! That blue against the kraft is perfect, as is the sparkly cup. Love this coffee card! Bev

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  8. Beautiful card! Love how there is the one coffee cup that stands out. Great design!

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  9. beautiful card, love all the details

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  10. I really gotta channel you fabulous ladies and get on the kraft/aqua team. FABULOUS card.

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  11. I so love this Maria! The shadow stamping on kraft and graphic layout are just great....I am not a great fan of coffee but I am loving all of these coffee inspired creations :)

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  12. LOVE this, Maria! The shadow stamping is awesome! Love that coffee cup image!

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  13. what a fun coffee card!! CUTE!!! stunning stamp work!!!!

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  14. Oooh, Maria, I love the stamping! Gorgeous. You're a smart cookie :) xx

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  15. wow fabulous card.. love the stamped background and the color combo is perfect.. great designing.

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  16. great card love these colours together x

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  17. Ooooohhh...this is so unique and FUN!!! Love this!

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  18. Love your card - esp the special effects - the vellum, the embossing and the little cup tag!

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  19. Maria how did you get all those images to line up so perfectly!?! I am super jealous of that skill set because I do not have it. :) My repetitions always seem a little bit wonky. I love your color scheme and that sweet vellum overlay tag. Gorgeous work!

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  20. WOWSERS! I just love how you stamped the mugs. I think it reminds me of those 3 D glasses you can wear so that when you look at your christmas tree lights, they look like santas, stars or snowmen...I think I need a pair of those glasses that would transform my lights into your coffee mugs!!!

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  21. whoa. that's wild, eh? Your card is gorgeous...I was admiring it and thinking it looked familiar...duh. Now I remembered you mentioned it to me...great minds do think alike (wink). Thanks again for thinking of me and the STAMPlorations release.
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  22. Fantastic card! Love the sweet cups and the shadow effect. The vellum tag looks great with the cup charm. Amazing design.

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  23. What a great design and sentiment Maria! love how you over stamped your cups - and love the colors!

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  24. Hey Maria!! I'm totally in love with your card. I love the blue on white stamping. So pretty. You've given me so idea! Nicely done.

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  25. I love that stamp set. Your design is fun and I love that glittery cup of coffee at the end. I also like the vellum you have added with your sentiment.

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  26. Phenomenal! Mouth falling open brilliance!!! Love this Maria, thanks for coming by mine too, loved your visit!!!

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  27. Wow!! what a totally fabulous card !! .I love the way you have created that sentiment banner!

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  28. Love the circle tile pattern you created! And this soft blue is so pleasant!

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  29. Love how you have the one cup a different color and I like the one cup hanging down. Great design.

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  30. I am sure this card would have been accepted for publication... Love how u did the sentiment, u r a genius !

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  31. fantastic card...love all the white and blue!!!

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  32. What a fun and fantastic card! I love the kraft and that pretty blue!

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  33. this card is amazing. i love everything about it!

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  34. I love how you made on cup sparkle. Beautiful card!

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  35. SOOOO CUTE!!! Love all of the teal cups and how you added the last one in a coppery gold. Wonderful tag. Love the sequins too!!!

    Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
    Heather Dennis

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  36. Beyond amazing! Love everything about it especially that cup and sequin embellie! Hugs, Jenny

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  37. this is pretty cool! love it <3

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  38. WOW! I love everything about this--the colors, the design, the pop of coppery color at the end, the sweet little cotton twine - -very cute card!

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  39. This is so super cute, what a fabulous idea.

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  40. I love EVERYTHING about this card, especially the pale blue....its gorgeous!!! This is one of my favourite cards from the whole blog hop!

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  41. Love your design and the offset stamped images! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  42. Wow, this is spectacular! Love the repeated cups of java! Great work!
    Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  43. Now this is a fun coffee card...I love your style.

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  44. Love all these coffee cups, Maria, such a lovely and festive card! Happy Holidays!

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  45. oh wow, I ADORE this card!!! such a beauty!!

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  46. wonderful card - the color just pops! And, the way you added the sentiment - FANTASTIC!

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  47. Super gorgeous card Maria - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Thanks for sharing :)
    I'd love if you stopped by my blog for a chance of some blog candy too http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au

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  48. Hi Maria. Love your technique!!!! Great shadow look, and the fuzzy cut cup adds the perfect finish. Have a lovely day! Hugs Monika xxx

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  49. Oh Maria! Love this design idea~pretty card!

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  50. AdOrAbLe !!!!! I like so much!!!!

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  51. Love the double stamping. Awesome card. TFS

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  52. New follower here, cause you know what? I love everything about this card! From the colors to the stamping techniques..to your little vellum tag with extra cup and sequins. I won't forget this card!

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

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  54. *gasp* oh my word!! i LOVE this card!!!!!!! the background is INCREDIBLE!! i love the double stamped images in the background with the graphic coffee image!! it's AWESOME!! and the one glittered cup - AMAZING!! wow wow wow!!!

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  55. That's a lot of coffee! Fabulous!

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  56. Cool, graphic an such precision stamping, Maria ... fantastic! Anita :)

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