Sunday, June 26, 2016

Winner of the Coffee Lover Blog Hop

Hi All,

I sure did have fun participating in the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Both by making cards and by blog hopping myself. I cannot tell you how great it was to see everyone's fabulous creations and feel like a part of things again. I did lose a few hours of sleep but it was so worth it, lol.

Google Blogspot was interesting this year, it seemed like I could reply to blogs a few times with out the verification that I was not a robot. Then trying to pick out what was river in the little inchy photo's, lol. The worst was the store fronts because it was hard to tell which ones were store fronts and which ones were just really bad neighborhoods, or the recurring numbers, after you selected on, another one would pop up, lol.  But the one that I found most user friendly was picking out cups of coffee, I got this one twice. I wished we could have replaced that with the store fronts, lol.

Okay, but today is the day I find out who won my blog candy. And here we go. I took all the numbers from the comments made on my blog for the week (290) and placed it in Random.ORG. Here is what the random Integer came up with:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2016-06-27 01:46:54 UTC

I went to my first blog post of the week and counted down from the a.m. to the p.m.'s in order. The winner is: 
Blogger Sierra Winters said...
Hello, Holly!
Your art is lovely! I hope you're enjoying the Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Summer Blog Hop as much as I am. Happy crafting!
June 20, 2016 at 12:36 PM
I am emailing you now Sierra for your snail mail address. 

Thank you everyone who commented on my blog, I loved every single one of them and hope you will come see me again when I can get some crafty time in. 


Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Boss

Hi Friends,Stampers, and Fellow Coffee Lovers,

If I have done my math correctly, tomorrow is the last day of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, also the last day to get your comments in on my giveaway this week. I have had a great time making cards, posting them, and blog hopping along. I miss this so much. This is my last card for the blog hop, but I will be hopping along with you all.

For today, I have a shaker card I made.
The sweet stamp shop - The boss

This is one of my favorite stamps, I love the little face that comes with it as well. I also liked that I was able to repeat the stamping on the sentiment with my stampoholic tool. And the sentiment is straight!!! I know, it's the little things in life that will make my day, lol. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh, I loved their selection of colors: Metallic Gold, Sand, Espresso, and Metallic Bronze. I'm also keeping my yellow = summer theme going, lol.  

I have a giveaway that I will draw a winner for in the next few days. I will be adding all the comments from the Coffee Lovers Summer Blog posts I have had this week and I will be drawing one winner for this set. 

Thank you for checking in and leaving me comments. I really appreciate them. 


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Latte & Donut Friends

Hello Friends, Stampers, and fellow Coffee Lovers,

I have a giveaway, details later in this post.

I hope everyone is having a great time on the coffee lovers blog hop this summer and finding all kinds of great ideas and new "have to have" stamps.

For today, I am posting this card:
Darcies heart and home stamps - Milk and Cookies

This set of stamps is so adorable! I just love the happy faces and the fact that they can hold hands. I know I have said it before and I will say it again, I love the stampoholic tool I bought. It made stamping these images onto the card so much easier and the best part is getting the sentiment straight! I'm not missing the "guess work" of stamping the sentiments on the card anymore. 

I don't know why I think yellow represents summer, but I think I've added it to every single card I have made this week for this blog hop, lol.  It's not necessarily my go to color but I have really enjoyed using the different papers and ways to incorporate the yellow. 

I'm playing hookie from studying to post this and I really should be reading and writing for my class assignment, lol.  I have missed blogging and sharing and reading others blogs, I am nearly half way there and then I can get back to my hobby full time again. Well, full time after work and family, lol.


As promised, I have a giveaway. One commenter from my blog from the whole week will win this set:

Pretty cute stamps will not be making photopolymer stamps anymore, so when this set is gone, it is gone. I wanted to be sure I had one, so now I have two, one for me and one for a lucky winner this week. 

Thanks for checking in and leaving comments, 


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Little Coffee Makes Everything Better

Hi Friends and Stampers,

I have a giveaway, details listed at the bottom of this post.

We are well in on our Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and today I have a philosophical card to show you.

Hero Arts - A Little
Sugar Pea - Coffee Set
Art Impressions - Coffee Set

I first saw this stamp label on one of the Coffee Lover Blog Hops a while back and it spoke to me. That is my philosophy, "A little COFFEE makes everything BETTER", lol. So much of the time, this is absolutely the truth. While I was not totally thrilled with the way this card came out, I thought I would share it anyway. I think I want to take this label and make smaller gift card versions for Starbucks Coffee cards. 

Well school is well under way and I'm in the middle of this Nursing Research class and I have to say, I will be glad when this one is over. Not that I am not learning and it is interesting, but it is labor intensive and just coming from the Statistics class, I am feel the wear down. It is good to take these courses back to back because they are related and the information from statistics is fresh, but they are very involved and I am definitely looking forward to the two week break after this. The great news is that after this nursing research class, I will be half way done with my BSN program!!! Yeah!!! A lot of coffee went into this half of the program, trust me, lol. 

Okay, about that giveaway. I am going to take all the comments left on my blog this week and draw a name to win: 

I hope you are having a great time blog hopping and picking up some great ideas and finding new "have to have" stamps, I know I am. 

Thanks for checking in and leaving comments. 


Monday, June 20, 2016

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Hi Friends and Stampers,

I have a giveaway, details at the end of this post.

It's the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop week and today I have a cute little Latte from The Greetings Farm set called Perk Up.

Again, I using Heather Hoffman's card design with a strip of paper way too cute to waste. The paper is from American Crafts and is called True Story. Again, I pulled out my Copic Markers and am having fun, even if I'm rusty. 

I hope you have been able to blog hop around to see everyone's fabulous creations. As I have mentioned on previous entree's, I have a one giveaway for this blog hop, I am going to take all the comments left this week on my blog and draw one name to win this set. 

I just love those faces!

Thank you for checking in on me,


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Coffee is Always a Good idea

Hi Friends and Stampers,

I have a giveaway, details at the end of this post.

It's the third day of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Whoo Hoo. Today I am using the coffee set from SugarPea stamps.

This card design is from Heather Hoffman's blog, a house built of cards.  She made several sets of cards using this design and it's a great way to use up that strip of paper you used for one card. I love it so much, I may just do this with all my strips of paper now, lol.  The paper is from American Crafts - True Stories. I colored up the cup and saucer with my Copics. I am so rusty at coloring but it is a lot of fun to be able to use my toys again. Oh speaking of toys, if you read my post from last month, you know I have a new-to-me Stampoholic and I have to tell you, every time I need to stamp a sentiment of words, I will never worry about it again. This is the best tool I have purchased in a long while. It's just fun to use and know I can keep restamping until I have the image I want. I love it. 

I hope you are having fun blog hopping around checking out all the fabulous coffee images, I know I am. 

I am going to take all the comments left this week from the Summer Loving Coffee Blog Hop and draw one winner to win this set:

Thank you for checking in on me, 


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Kuerig Love

Hello Friends and Stampers,

I have a giveaway, details at the end of this post.

It's another Coffee Loving Blog hop Day and I have to say, I dearly love these Taylored Expression Koffee time dies and stamps. I do love my Keurig coffee maker and being able to put one on a card is REALLY fun and exciting.

This is not my card design though, I saw it on Julee Tilman's blog 
Here is her card:

When I saw her card, I was IN LOVE and I knew I had these card panels sitting on my desk just begging to be used, so I used her card design for my coffee theme and changed it up a little. Nothing says summer more than than this yellow paper, which is from Reverse Confetti. 

After this weeks Summer Loving Coffee Blog Hop is over, I am going to take all the comments left this week on my entree's, and draw one name for this set. 

so be sure to come back again tomorrow. 

Thank you for checking in on me and I hope you have fun hopping around. 


Friday, June 17, 2016

Fill 'er Up!

Hi Friends and Stampers,

I have a giveaway, details at the end of this post.

Yeah, it's time for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop!!!  Whoo Hoo! I have so many coffee stamps, I don't know what to do, lol.  That does not slow me down in the least though from grabbing more. I was just on a two week break not that long ago and had a great time using my coffee stamps and paper. For the first day, this is what I made.

Art Impression - Hot Java MaMa
Paper: American Crafts - True Stories

I just love this image, had to make two of them! These papers were calling my name. Can you just hear her "glug, glug, glug"? I can so relate, this does represent how I feel each morning when I have to get up early for work, lol.  Thankfully there is coffee to kick start my day. One cup to wake up and one cup to go. 

I hope you enjoy hopping around to the various blogs and leaving comments. I have so missed being able to play along and I hope to get around to everyone's blogs this time. 

I have more than one entry this week, so I am going to take all the comments from all my Coffee-Loving posts this week and draw a name for a winner. The prize to be drawn shortly after the blog hop is a "Coffee Faces" by Pretty Cute Stamps who is no longer making stamps but rather digi's, I was concerned and bought this set....again...because I wasn't sure that I had one. I know I am not alone in this habit, lol. 

Thanks for checking in,