Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Hello! I thought it would be fun to play along with the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. For a little background, here's how it works:

  • Our wonderful leader, Amy, has a link-up at her blog: http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/2014/12/holiday-coffee-lovers-blog-hop-details.html
  • The cool thing about this hop is it's built as more people play! There's no pre-set hop order.
  • If you want to play along, just make a hot-beverage-themed card, post it on your blog, then link it up over at Amy's blog.
  • The linky will remain open through Friday, December 12th at 11:55 pm Pacific. This will give everyone plenty of time to link up, perhaps even multiple times!
  • You can choose to join in, or just hop along and check out what everyone else has made.
  • The actual hop will end Sunday, Dec 14th. This is for participants (people who link up) who are offering blog candy to people commenting on their blogs.
  • If you want to just check out everything later, Amy will be pinning all of our cards to a board at Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/tsuruta/holiday-coffee-lovers-blog-hop-2014/ 
  • There are sponsors, which means there are prizes for participants! To be eligible, you have to link up. Regular hoppers (non-linkers) are only eligible for blog candy offered on individual blogs. 
  • Amy will also be awarding 5 prizes to people that comment on ALL of the linked blogs!

Got that? Basically, you can play along or just hop. I chose to play, because it was an excuse to use a coffee stamp set. It wasn't even MY coffee set, but I used it. Here's my card, then I'll explain:



I borrowed the Simon Says Stamp What's Brewing set from my crafty pal I visited last weekend. I was going to color it, but I don't color well, especially on large open spaces. Instead I opted to stamp it on pretty paper. I spent the most time stamping and cutting out the white inside rim of the mug and the "coffee", which has been enhanced with a layer of Glossy Accents.

I also added the steam because the layout needed something. I stamped and white-embossed it before I stuck the mug to the card front.

I followed a sketch from Stamplorations for their December challenge:


 where we're to choose any of their sketches. I chose Sketch #2:



I love a good sketch! :D

That's enough blathering for now. Make sure to check back at Amy's blog for new links, and also the list of great sponsors! You've gotta link for a chance to win!

Please carry on with the hop, and thanks for stopping by!

PS: Sorry, no blog candy or recipe here. :( 



74 comments:

  1. Awesome card, Leslie! I love your chevron coffee cup! Amy's blog hop is so fun...and an extra thanks for using a STAMPlorations sketch to jump start your card!

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  2. Love your CAS card! It's so cute !

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  3. What a sweet card. Love the paper-pieced coffee cup and the angle of the background paper. Cute!

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  4. Great paper piecing and a cute, cute card!
    Lynn

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  5. Don't worry about the blog candy….I LOVE your mug…I'm a huge chevron fan!!! Beautiful, tFS!

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  6. Wow this is really awesome love your take on this bloghop and don't worry about the blog candy, love your card.

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  7. Love the way you did your card on the diagonal. Nice card

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  8. such a cute card. i love that steam!

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  9. I have this stamp set and love it! I really like your creation and the angled card stock! The name of your blog made me LOL!

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  10. What a cute card. When I saw your blog name I was thinking do all her cards have something crooked? But obviously your stamp quite straight even on a slant! So glad you hopped along!
    Happy Holidays

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  11. Love that mug! Hope the hop goes well.

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  12. Fabulous design...very eye catching...love the colors you used!

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  13. This is awesome! I love the CAS design and that chevron mug is precious!

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  14. I love your coffee take on the sketch, Leslie! You did an amazing job paper piecing your mug, rim, and coffee! I love the glossy accent on the coffee and the embossed steam! I can almost smell it!! Enjoy the hop! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

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  15. This is so much fun...I adore the fresh colors!
    Thanks so much for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  16. Darling CAS card Lesley! I just love the design! Hugs, Jenny

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  17. Your card is so lovely with it's soft colors and angled design! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I was just looking at a hot beverage card I had sitting here and thinking I should probably put it on my blog. I haven't done a hop or challenge in forever. I like your card. Simple and cool. I mean, hot. It's hot. So hot it's steaming.

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  19. This is really pretty. I like the layout that you used.

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  20. Oh I am so drawn to this card because I love white space. This is absolutely fantastic. So pinning. THANK YOU! :)

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  21. beautiful card, love the layout

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  22. what a cute card!!! love the glossy accents <3

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  23. Oh I love the sketch you chose Leslie, so perfectly CAS which is so hard to do. Fab job. Hugs Deb

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  24. LOVE Your coffee card!!!! CUTE!!!! love the steam

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  25. What a fun card! Great layout!

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  26. Wonderful take on the sketch and a very elegant card!

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  27. what a *GORGEOUS* card and such a coooooool take on the sketch! <3

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  28. I think the mug is perfect paper pieced - and love the coffee inside/sentiment on top of it all. :)

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  29. What a great layout and love the yellow chevron paper too.

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  30. Beautiful CAS design, absolutely AMAZING!!! CASology is having a DT Cal....Hint Hint...Have a wonderful day!

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  31. Love the diagonal sentiment and fun paper pieced cuppa!

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  32. This is simply delightful! Love it!
    Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  33. Awesome card Leslie!!! Love that sentiment too.

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  34. Great card Leslie. New follower here.

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  35. What a gorgeous card! I love how you paper pieced the cup!

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  36. Very fun card - love the chevron cup (that is very creative)

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  37. Such a beautiful card... Thanks for sharing :)

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  38. Fun paper pieced cup! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations!

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  39. What a fun design!! Great job :)

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  40. Love this CAS design and your chevron printed mug!

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  41. A fun card, love the colors and sentiment. TFS.

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  42. The cup of coffee looks real, Leslie, love the colors and the steam is brilliant! Happy Holidays!

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  43. Great card. I love this set and am glad you were able to borrow it. :)

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  44. Love the card - great sketch too! Your blog title is fantastic and the paperpiecing rocks!

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  45. Adorable paper pieced mug!

    Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
    Heather Dennis

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  46. Oh how pretty! I love the diagonal piece on the card, and the patterned coffee cup is adorable.

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  47. Love the card, I really need to remember to stamp on colored paper! TFS

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  48. Cheers, I like the sentiment and the cup paper pieced...nicely done. TFS!

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  49. great angular design and cute paper piecing!

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  50. Leslie, this is such a sweet CAS design. Love the card :-)

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  51. I really love this set and the way you've used it is perfect!! :)

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  52. Great sketch for your card and the stamps set is great!

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  53. Awesome card! Love that chevron mug!

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  54. Gorgeous coffee card Leslie! Thanks for sharing :) You can pop by my blog for a chance at some stamping blog candy too http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au/

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  55. Beautiful card!! I am here like your follower! Thanks for sharing.

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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, i just LOVE sharing crafty supplies with good friends!! and this card is so adorable!! i love the colors, and that white heat embossing, too! the glossy accents on the coffee is such a great idea!

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  58. Wow... Great design, great sentiment! Love the cup too :)

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  59. Great take on the STAMPlorations challenge, Leslie! Thanks so much for playing along :)

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