Wednesday, December 10, 2014

holiday coffee lovers blog hop!

this is going to be a fun event, everyone!!
it's a hop celebrating your LOVE for that warm, steamy, comforting cup of joe - HOLIDAY STYLE! ha ha!!



so FUN!!

all of the information can be found on Amy Tsuruta's blog, and that's where you can link up to play along too!! (please note - Amy is AMAZING!!! she has worked so hard to make this happen, and to make so many people smile and happy!!! please be sure to tell her thank you!!)

there are prizes for commenters only and prizes for creating a card! hello!!! 

let's get on to my card, eh? keep this in mind: it's a grown up's Night Before Christmas! :)


he he he he!!
you know that part in the story "visions of sugar plums danced in their heads", well that was my inspiration! :)
except, we're grown ups, so instead of sugar plums, we dream of coffee at night! ha ha! :)

i cut the profile of the girl out with my silhoutte, and then colored and cut out those ADORABLE coffee cups from an old Market Street Stamps set (which is so adorable!!!). 
the background is distress inks (chipped sapphire, peacock feathers and tumbled glass), and then drops of water (to mimic snow!). and then a vellum thought/dream cloud above the girl was cut with some vellum and the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Creative Cuts die.



so, what do you think? success? fail? i like it! ha ha!

so how about a chance to win a little goody from my blog? leave a comment and follow my blog, and i'll choose someone to win EITHER a $15 gift card to Butterfly Reflections Ink, the Love a la Carte stamp set from Newton's Nook or the Monster Party Stamp set from Create a Smile Stamps! :) you will have until Sunday, December 14th at midnight to comment for a chance to win! :D

now! make sure you head over to Amy Tsuruta's Blog to find out how you can link up your card to play along - check out the BIG list of sponsored prizes below: 

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

71 comments:

  1. I LOVE this, how creative and fun!! Awesome job!! I need to find my password so I can sign in and follow your blog!!!

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  2. Following…. :) rbkhandcoatgmaildotcom Thanks for the sweet blog candy offer!

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  3. Ha! This is too cute! Love it!

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  4. Awesome job Samantha as Always and thank you for your kind blog candy.

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  5. Super cute card Sam. Love the distressed background and the silhouette image. The sweet little cups look great.

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  6. This card is absolutely amazing! And I love the sentiment!

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  7. LOL, what a great sentiment! So glad you hopped along! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Fun card!! Looove all those little cups and mugs!!

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  9. Awesome card! Love the sentiment!

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  10. Hahaha! Of course, I would be wide awake!

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  11. what a fun coffee card!! CUTE!!! love the sentiment!!

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  12. what a fun card.. love all the coffee cups..

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  13. What a fun and creative card!! This is super awesome! Love those itty bitty cups! Adorable!

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  14. lol omg this is TOO Cute!!!!!

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  15. I LOVE IT!! You are a creative guru because this creation is so fun! Loving the bright bold colors and you have definitely won the award for originality. I dream of coffee all the time!
    bexcruger at gmail dot com

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  16. Of course this card is amazing!!!! I think coffee cups are dancing in my head every morning!

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  17. Great card and I am a new blog follower. TFS mghowell8@msn.com

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  18. SUPER SUCCESS
    Love how fun & creative it is! That's totally me...haha.
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  19. So love this! The spritz, the coloring, the cups, the veneer...ahhhh...

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  20. omg! (OMG!) this is BEYOND awesome!!! what an inspired idea & you've executed it beautifully! ♥♥♥

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  21. What a fabulous card. Really! momtojeb at gmail dot com

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  22. I love it!! A grown up version!

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  23. Very creative card. I usually dream of stamps and cards, but I suppose I could dream of coffee. LOL. Great card.

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  24. This card is one of my TOP faves!! ........I have some blog candy on my blog !! WPLUS9....More fresh cuts Stamp Set

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  25. That's an amazing creative card!! Vanessabuzard at gmail dot com

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  26. So stinking cute and clever! I love that she's dreaming of coffee!

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  27. I love this idea and coffee is definitely better than sugar plums.

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  28. Lol!! How creative is this? Great card!

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  29. You get an A+ for originality!!! Happy holidays.

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  30. What an original idea!
    Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  31. So super cute, what a great idea, I'm following your blog! Thanks for the chance to win. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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  32. What a fun design and perfect execution!

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  33. What a fun card...love those cute little cups dancing in her thoughts! jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

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  34. Girl, this is soooo cute. I love the girl silhouette hanging off the side of the card. And the little coffee cups are adorable! SOOOOOOOOOO cute!

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  35. HOW PERFECTLY AWESOME AND CREATIVE!!! Made me smile!!!

    Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
    Heather Dennis

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  36. Ha! I love the sentiment so so much! Great design too. I'm really drawn to the background inking.

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  37. OH, I got the pun immediately and it sure made me smile!!! AWESOME work. TFS, thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy...nance459 at yahoo.com

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  38. Ha! This is awesome Sam! I love every bit of this!

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  39. Wow, love how you created the background and you're right, we do dream of coffee-- I mean how else would we get out of bed. You're right that we're all too critical of our work...

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  40. Fabulous card, Samantha, love the image and the beautiful background! Happy Holidays!

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  41. OMGoodness!! That's absolutely adorable!! You are so creative to come up with such a cute idea!

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  42. HA! this is a definite success! Fun card, Samantha!

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  43. so clever! What a hoot! fun card!

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  44. Fabulous card Samantha - caffine over sugar any day LOL! 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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  45. Hi Samantha!! Your card is amazing!!!! New follower here!!

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  46. Cleaver card. TFS

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

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  47. I think your card is a huge success!! I love the idea bubble filled with visions of coffee cups dancing in her head! Love your card!!

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  48. Very creative and beautiful..so original! I'm a new follower :)

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

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  50. wow!!! This card is genius!!! I'm so in love with everything about it! love love love! Merry Christmas!!!!

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  51. LOVE THIS!! I bet this is how Amy dreams! :)

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  52. Haha - This is too funny - I love that sentiment and the whole idea! Gorgeous background you created too!

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  53. Wow! This is wow ) Love that background and top border :) I wanna dream a lot of coffee too!

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  54. Oh this is fabulous and so funny! And definitely true for us coffee lovers! Generous blog candy too!

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  55. OH WOW Sam, what a fun card, great inspiration from the story - all this blogging I'm going to have to make myself one right now even though it's a terribly hot humid day. Cheers and thanks for your lovely comment Robyn

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  56. Oh, yes.....visions of lattes are dancing in my head right now!!!! Fabulous concept and design!! I hope I am getting in by your midnight deadline at your house.....because it is only 10:52 pm at my house!! :) Thanks for the chance at some wonderful blog candy!!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your nice comment, too!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  57. So beautiful card, love so much

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  58. OMG!! HAHAHAHA!! I LOVE this Card Samantha!! =) What a FUN Idea!! You ALWAYS ROCK with those!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  59. How lucky am I to have this card?! I SUPER DUPER love it Samantha!!!!!! Thank you soooooo much♡

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  60. LOL! This is brilliant! Love your style, Samantha!

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  61. LOL! This is brilliant! Love your style, Samantha!

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