Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lover's Bloghop

 
Hello, welcome to the coffee lovers' blog hop! I am joining the fun with fellow card-makers who share the love of...COFFEE!  You can find out all the information and prizes in Chaitali's Blog where all the fun starts! You can link your card up here.

For my coffee-inspired card, I used this new set called "What's Brewing"  from Simon Says Stamp. I created a negative mask by first stamping the image. I colored the entire image with Distress Inks. I also used a piece of card stock from Prima for layering. This card is rather flat, so it is mailing-friendly!
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I plan to mail it to a special friend who can use some TLC!

For this blog hop, I came up with a few questions and thought it would be fun to share my love affair with coffee ....

1. When did you start drinking coffee?
I started around the time when my son David was in preschool. David was a fussy baby and had a strong attachment to me. I was so worn out by the time he could attend preschool. BTW he is a wonderful and intelligent 20-year old university student now. So it's all good (heehee). However, it took him a long time to get settled in preschool (I had to stay with him for the entire first 2 and half months). Once he settled down in preschool, I would go to the nearby coffee shop "The Second Cup" and treated myself to a cup of coffee. I was HOOKED ...the rest is history.

2. What is favorite brand (you can name up to three).
I love Starbucks! Being Canadian, I also love Tim Horton's Coffee! My favorite home brew coffee brand is Nabob. Thanks to my sister-in-law who got me a Keurig machine last Christmas! I love the convenience of it!

3. What is the most amazing coffee that you had? Remember where and when?
The most amazing coffee I had was from Costa Rica this past January. We had a demonstration of many types of coffee while we visited the rain forest there. The fragrance and flavor were something to remember...good thing I bought a few packs to take home and I have one pack left!

4. If I don't drink my needed coffee, I will...
EXPLODE! 

I tried quitting coffee before. In fact, when I was in Paris a few years ago, I was cutting down on coffee, I ended up NOT having any French coffee (....what was I thinking!?). I will not make the same mistake again. Life is too short, what's wrong with a cup of coffee or two??


This blog hop is super fun. There are awesome prizes from a lot of sponsors, including Simon Says Stamp and StampNation (see here) ! If you also love coffee, why not whip up a card or two and join the fun? You can link up your card to Chaitali's blog

Important stuff: there will be flash giveaways by sponsors every 3 hours over Facebook page (see here). Please go and LIKE the page for your chance to win prizes!". 

Now don't forget to grab a cup of coffee while you hop! Enjoy your day!

86 comments:

Annette Allen said...

aww i love your card.. looks yummy.. :)

Lynn said...

Oh la la...love the inking on the coffee cup. Fabulous!

LesLee said...

I love the fall colors. I like how we get to know each other with a little with the coffee questions. !

Shannon Fralish said...

What a steamy, swirly beauty you've got here, Virginia! Love those sequins...perfect!

Tonya Jastad said...

Love this card! That cup is awesome!

Carol Didier said...

That's one happy cup of coffee! Thanks for waking me up with that.

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE the brightness, YAY!!!!

Shelly said...

Yum! Such a sweet card! Love your coffee mug! :)

Shemaine Smith said...

Looove the way you colored your cup! Supah cute!

Judy1223 said...

Virginia, what amazing coloring, I LOVE that cheery coffee cup! Happy National Coffee Day, my friend!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Virginia :-) I love the bright colourful mug,,, it matches my kitchen ;-)

luv
Lols x x x

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the shading on your cup Virginia--fantastic!

Jennie said...

This is fabulous Virginia and love the coloring on the mug...just gorgeous colors. You didn't drink any French coffee in Paris...ugh. Yep, that would be a big regret!!! :)

auntbubbels said...

As usual, I love your card. The coloring of the coffee cup is so cool. . .

cissi said...

Great card, love the color of the mug!

Tasha Freeman said...

I love the paper you used to layer..wood grain? My favorite coffee is Dunkin Donuts :)

Jennifer Loftfield said...

Give...up...coffee? Nope, does not compute! LOL
Love the card and the pretty coloring; so many things to try!

Terri Burson said...

Wowza, this is one pretty mug! So happy that SSS is donating to the hop as well.

Lysa said...

FABULOUS card Virginia! Love how you colored that mug!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE Your card V and the way you colored that mug!! Yummy....xoxo

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the inking on the mug and the sequins....you will be appalled to know that i don't like coffee...

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Virginia. Love the bright color on the cup.

MariLynn said...

I love the coloring on your mug. The background dp is very pretty. Cute idea to use the sequins.

Nancy K said...

Loved your card and the fun Q&A, Virginia!

Jenny said...

What beautiful coloring on your mug Virginia - love the background DP too!

Barbara said...

Lovely card! It makes me think I should be drinking coffee instead of my usual tea. Your Q&A session was fun!

Heather North said...

Great story on how you got hooked on coffee. I cannot believe you didn't have any French Roast while in France! Your card is super cute, as always. Nice personal touch on the mug and I love the steam sequins.

RedGem said...

Love your card... as usual great creation! Love your blog!

conil said...

With coffee cup in hand, dropped in to say good morning and tell you that you aced this card. Love images and sequins and color...just say I love everything about it.

Amy said...

Love the coloring of the coffee cup!

Darcy said...

I love the color combo on this! Perfect paper on the background with that great mug of coffee :D

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Great card love it!,nothing beats a mug of coffee

Sparkle Smith said...

Such a lovely card and love the mug!

cghundley said...

Super cute card
and the cup colors
are so pretty!
Carla from Utah

lenny said...

wow! Fantastic colors on that coffee cup...wow!! And that background ...fab!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Super fun blohop indeed!

I'm a Tea drinker now. I quit coffee completely 5 months ago and feel so much better but I love the scent...and when you go back to France, You must have a café crème or a café noisette ;)

Love your card Virginia! Love how intense the colors are!!

Thank You~

Linsey said...

:) love your post lol! And what a completely fabulous card! I LOVE your coffee cup color, it's awesome! The sequins going up like steam is such a great idea! Superb work and very inspiring!! thanks so much!! :)

Jean McNulty said...

Love your card!!

Petti said...

Great card!

Winnie Walter said...

Delightful card, Virginia. Love how you colored in your coffee cup.

Broni said...

Love that bright and cheery coffee cup and I really enjoyed reading your answers to the questions!

Scrapthat said...

Love your bright coffee cup! TFS

Harriet said...

Neat card, I love coffee but as I keep "aging" I find I must limit the cups. Your friend is going to smile big time.

ivy said...

WHYYYY would anyone give up coffee?!!! fun Q&A!

Magaly said...

Your card is so awesome!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fab card, Virginia!

Lori Kobular said...

Your card is so sweet! I love the added sequins!!

Monika Reeck said...

may I tell you your coffee mug looks like its hot and its ready to drink CLEVER coloring the mug Virgina and woow you are the first on the Mr Linky I was still in the bus to go back home from the office...Adorable Coffee Card wunderbar...mir geht es gut und dir...wie geht es dir?Lange nicht mehr gesehen...happy Monday...

Lori Barnett said...

Girl...this is awesome! And I loved reading your questions! I was a lazy bum and didn't to the questions LOL! Have a java happy day girlie :)

Deepti said...

Love the bold colors on the mug ! cool design :)

Kelly said...

I esp like the shadow at the bottom. You must have masked the mug. cute!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful card!

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, love the distress inking. Looks like you could reach out and warm your hands :)

Chrissy Larson said...

LOVE this card and I LOVED your questions and answers. SO fun!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love that rich coloured cup and your Q&A set...great!

Ruby N said...

cute!

Sheila H said...

Cute and fun card, Virginia :) We are strictly tea drinkers - neither my husband or I have ever been coffee drinkers.

Celeste Goff said...

What a fantastic card! I love the colors!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning use of color on your cup! No coffee in France -- what were you thinking! :)

Ruth G said...

What a wonderful coffee cup! I love the sequins rising up with the steam!

Thanks for all you've shared!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love the glowing cup and the sequins in the steam!

Ann said...

You must have been up at the crack of dawn sipping that coffee when you posted this card first. Ha! And you were in France and didn't drink any of their coffee, yes!, what were you thinking!?! Ha! Love your card, that coffee looks nice and hot the way I like it.

Cindy C. said...

That is one amazing cup!! So fun to read about your love of coffee Virginia!!

thestampingbug said...

Love the yummy fall colors on your card!

Happy Dance said...

Such a fun hop, Virginia! And your questions sparked so many different responses too. Your card is sweet, and I'm sure your friend will be touched by your thoughtfulness. Love that bit of dp, and your beautifully colored coffee cup! Bev

Jennifer said...

Love your card! The colors are so warm and cozy.

Shery said...

Super card, Virginia! So enjoyed reading about you and coffee!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I wish I have a colorful cup like yours Virginia! Lovely card, and the sequins steam are perfect! TFS

Nikki C said...

Fabby Card

Rachel said...

i LOVE your card and how you shaded the cup! how awesome is that! i still havent tried horton's coffee... i hope to someday soon!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love your Coffee card! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

donna mikasa said...

That is one gorgeous cup o' joe! Beautiful card, Virginia! Love the warm colors!

~amy~ said...

So, I'm finally sitting down to comment for a bit...your card is awesome. The colors are simply spectacular!

Love reading about you and coffee...Does David read your blog? LOL My daughter was extremely fussy so I totally understand:)

Don't you love the convenience of the Keurig?!!!!

So thanks for helping out, the questions have been so interesting to read. We appreciate you helping out with the Flash prize announcing :) You are such an inspiration to the paper crafting community. Thanks for joining in the Coffee fun and Happy National Coffee Day♡

Lisa said...

Love the coloring on your coffee mug, this is pretty!

Stacey Schafer said...

awesome card, Virginia!

Kelly Latevola said...

That mug is so fabulous! I want to pluck it right off the card! I love how you added the sequins floating up from the coffee!!

Niki G said...

That mug is colored so brilliantly and I'm sure would make any coffee taste so good! Fab card!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS hot cuppa Virginia!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow amazing coloring of the coffee mug sweet card!!

Beth H. said...

I love the distress ink coloring on the coffee mug!

Rita Wright said...

This is so gorgeous, Virginia! I would love a coffee mug like that to have my coffee in.

Muffins and Lace said...

I love your card. Great colors.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a fun story, Virginia! You are such a wonderful mom to stay with David until he settled in, and I'm sure he is now a happy and well adjusted young man!

Love how you colored your coffee cup with those happy colors and the patterned paper on your background is so pretty...wow!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

you are a rock star and love that you're #1!!! (I was at the gym and not actively hitting refresh!).

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors on your cup.

Amber Sheaves said...

Fun - I love that mug you colored!