Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 1: Coffee First + Give-a-way!

Hello!  Today is the start of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I’m so thrilled to be a part of this hop and hope you enjoy all the inspiration!

New to the hop?!  We always welcome new hoppers, make sure you check out THIS post that includes all the details!  We have a spectacular 34 Super Sponsors for the Summer hop and to be eligible, you must link up a newly created Summer Coffee, Tea &/or Cocoa creation.  

My plan is to have a coffee, tea &/or cocoa creation each day of the hop…along with a give-a-way!  

Let’s get started, shall we?

cardstock:  stampin’ up coastal cabana, recollections/white/110  stamps:  create a smile/coffee first  ink:  memento tuxedo, fresh ink teal/peach  other:  stampin’ up hearts mask, create a smile coffee chippie, mama elephant/basic set/creative cuts
I seriously struggled with what set to use on the “Opening Day”….can I tell you that I might have a TON of Coffee sets??

Check out Super Sponsor:  Create a Smile – Coffee First



Teal + Peach = Yes, Please!  I used Fresh Inks…the coverage is awesome with the mask.  I’m super sad that they’ve retired Stampin’ Up Coastal Cabana < — insane.

I was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch!
(yes, I literally whipped this up last night!)

Today’s give-a-way…It’s an exclusive Starbucks Reserve Roastery Gift Card…check out the fun edges of the card…neon green!  

I will be giving away the gift card, the Roastery letterpress postcard and today’s card to one lucky winner!  All you have to do is leave me a comment and for extra bonus points, tell me your current favorite color combo!  Commenting will be open until Saturday, June 13th @ 11:59 pm pacific.  Winner to be posted sometime on my blog Sunday, June 14th!

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I’m a relative newbie on IG but remember to use #summerclh  <<— I can’t wait to see all the projects and sneak peeks!  Follow me HERE.

Have tons of fun hoppin’….I know I willβ™‘

145 thoughts on “Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 1: Coffee First + Give-a-way!”

  1. Amy, you are FABULOUS! You inspire me every day! THANK YOU! Your card is so fun and cheerful! My favorite color combo is always red and turquoise! XXXX

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  2. Amy, you've done another amazing job on this hop, it's always so much fun! Good choice on using this set for your first card of the hop, I LOVE that cup and the heart background and the chipboard coffee sentiment is GREAT! My fav color combo right now for summer is turquoise and an orangey-yellow!

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  3. Amy this is so cute! I love this set and you just made it shine even more! My favorite color combo at the moment is turquoise, purple and green!

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  4. Lovely card Amy – love that wee vintage style teacup! thank you so much for this wonderful hop – I am chuffed to be taking part!

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  5. This card is the perfect way to start the hop! Adorable! And you are one amazing gal……you leave the energizer bunny in the dust!

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  6. Your color combo is quite fabulous! That wood coffee is perfect with your card~ My color combo – always seem to go back to blues and greens πŸ™‚ — Congrats on another successful hop [ already almost 100!]

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  7. Love your card Amy! Beautiful chipboard coffee word. And thanks for the tip on the no-reply blogger!! I have been blogging for years and did not realize that I was one of them!! TFS.

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  8. Got my cup of coffee… and a list…. now I am ready to hop. Love all of the hearts coming out of the coffee cup.

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  9. Your card is too SWEET, Amy! I love the hearts and oh that coffee cup…I probably should get that set! πŸ˜‰
    And favorite color combo?!…There's so many! lol I do love me some pink and/or aqua with some gold!

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  10. Oh my your card is stunning!! Love the colorful hearts with the wooden sentiment and die cut frames!! This is an awesome stamp set too! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

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  11. What a fun card Amy! Those hearts are too cute! Not sure what my fav color combo is right now…but I like the one you used today!

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  12. Love this fun card! Love the scalloped edge and that adorable coffee cup with the hearts floating up from it! Thanks for putting this Bloghop together! I really enjoy the Coffee Lovers Bloghops!

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  13. Really Fun card
    and I love that sentiment made by the chipboard..
    cute and love the color combo dear Amy
    many thanks for making again Coffee Lovers Blog hop this time
    my fav color combo is brown white and black at this moment hehe πŸ™‚
    hope to see you on my Post sweety
    hugs, Monika

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  14. I've been out of town and out of the loop, Amy! It will be another fun Coffee Hop I'm sure of it!!! Darling card and awesome prize!
    =] Michele

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  15. So darling, Amy! Love the spray of hearts coming from your coffee cup. That's how I imagine my coffee every day! {grin}

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  16. The card is darling. How clever to have the hearts floating up from the coffee cup. My favorite color combination is Turquoise/Teal , Red and white.

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  17. beautiful card – that is a fun stamp set
    thanks for coordinating and sharing your talent
    Barb Housner

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  18. Hey girl!!! As much as I wanted to be among the first up, there was no way to manage it. : (. But I will jump in tomorrow for sure. Love your sweet summery coffee card!! Just love those mat dies and the cute little coffee cup. I'm leaning towards aqua/turquoise and corals/pinks this spring hoping they'll bring on warmer weather. See you tomorrow! Bev

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  19. Very cute card, Amy! Love those chipboards that look like wood veneer. I think I will joining in all the fun this time… I'm also a coffee lover, just not as much as you :).
    Thanks for the tip about Curtain Call, but I already submitted my card to three challenges, and that was the limit…

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  20. Oh, you have another fabulous coffee card! Love the colors and the chipboard!!! Super fun hop and I've only just started!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  21. I love those colors!!! Such a summery match.
    Those chipboard Coffee words look so fun!
    I went to look in the shop and they are already out.
    Oh well, next time.
    Thanks for all of the hard work to organize this hop
    and for the enthusiasm you pass on πŸ™‚

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  22. So cute! How does one whip up a card like this the night before??? Just amazing, Amy! Thanks so much for all of your hard work!

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  23. Love this adorable card and the chipboard sentiment is the perfect touch! My fave color combo is pale green and purple!

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  24. Great 'opening day' card!! Thanks for all your hard work putting the hop together! It's my favorite card-making event!! πŸ™‚ My favorite color combo is still coral and teal! πŸ˜‰

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  25. I love the coverage from Fresh Inks, too! I just don't have room (or the budget) to get all the colors. Right now I'm loving black and white with a touch of bold color, like emerald green.

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  26. Always love your sweet creations so fun!!! Thanks so much for putting this all together for us!!! Hugs!!

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  27. Wow, what an amazing card; how can we go wrong with coffee as the theme?! Currently I'm using lots of gold and black since my son just graduated, but my fav combo is brown and teal or black an teal.

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  28. Awesome card, Amy…and yes, I do believe you when you say you have a 'ton' of coffee-themed products. Fantastic! My favourite colour combo of late: purple and grey. Not sure why, but…that's what's happening. Fabulous gift card for a lucky someone. You know…we 'might' be heading to Seattle in July. If we do, and once I know our plans, I would LOVE to meet you…LOVE to!
    Hugs~c

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  29. Its my second fun blog hop! Your creation always inspire me, beautiful CAS creation with lovely color theme! Thanks so much for this amazing and great fun!

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  30. This card is great, and so is that stamp set! My favorite color combo is probably black and silver, but I think I am an equal opportunity color mixer. Ha!

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  31. Beautiful card, Amy! Love the CAS design. πŸ˜€
    My favorite color combination at the moment is brown/violet, πŸ˜€

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  32. Awesome colors! I love the way you are showing the actual set you used — I am looking forward to all week, just to see the different coffee sets YOU HAVE! πŸ™‚

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  33. This is so fun, Amy! I just love that stamp set and used it on my card too! πŸ™‚ Thanks again for making the hop happen. I love all the coffee inspiration! (Oh, my favorite color combo is black, gray, and yellow.)

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  34. Your card is totally adorable and I love the pretty color combo. At the moment my favorite color combo is from Time Holtz Distress Inks – Mermaid Lagoon and Abandoned Coral…so pretty!
    Thanks for all you've done to set up this amazing Hop and wonderful sponsors, I have my iced coffee and bowl of yummy chocolates beside me and now I'm all set to HOP!

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  35. Amy, love your card. And I'm a sucker for hearts. πŸ™‚ Ok, for my favorite color combo…I would have to say teal, salmon & yellow. Thanks for all the hard work on this hop. You're the best!

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  36. Awesome card, Amy!! Hmmm, I don't know that I've ever thought about a favorite color combination. When I'm ink blending with Distress Inks, I nearly always grab Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean, so I suppose those are among my favorites.

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  37. Awesome card Amy! I love that stamp set and chipboard. Great DP too. You are the hostess with the mostess!

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  38. So glad to be a part of the summer hop! What you've done assembling so many wonderful sponsors and talented crafters blows me away! Amy, you're amazing! Thank you, and plan to join from now on!

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  39. I'm finally getting a chance to start the hop! And what a way to kick it off! Super adorable – it almost looks like the steam coming from the coffee is little hearts! πŸ˜€
    My favorite color combo currently is pink and orange. I liked it when I was 13 (my entire room was pink and orange) and I like it now.
    Ok! Off to see the rest of the show!

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  40. Great card!! LOVE the hearts coming from the cup πŸ™‚ My current favorite color combo is lime and deep purple πŸ™‚

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  41. Love your card it is so pretty. I love coffee so I'm loving this hop. My color combo would be teal and purple or magenta.

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  42. Lovely card! I like teal & lavender. Looking forward to the hop each day – can never have too much inspiration.

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  43. NΓ€, hostess-with-the-mostess! What else would come out of your coffee cup but hearts?!. Adorbs! And I would venture to bet that you could do a coffee card a day for a whole year with your stash, and we wouldn't see the same thing twice πŸ˜‰ thanks for all your hard work. And drink some water, too, will ya?!?

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  44. I absolutely LOVE how the hearts are coming up out of that awesome mug!! I feel like hearts come out of my eyes when I see my first cup of coffee in the morning – LOL! Great creation!

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  45. Yippeee!! Beautiful card! I am working on mine as I write this πŸ™‚ My favorite color combo is blue and white – loved them since I was a little girl πŸ™‚

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  46. Such a cute card, Amy! Love the wood veneer!!! Thanks for another fun hop full of amazing sponsors and inspiration!!!

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  47. Awesome card as Always Amy and you are amazing making this possible. Another great bloghop and so many sponsors and tons of inspiration. Thank you very much. My favorite colorcombo at the moment is teal or auqa blue and peach…..

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  48. What a fun and sweet card Amy. Love the little hearts… oh and the chipboard word! Perfect! Thanks for this wonderful hop!

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  49. Thanks so much for hostessing this wonderfully fun hop.
    Your card is sooooo cute. I loVe your sweet hearts. thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  50. What a stunning design! I'm so inspired by your how you treated the images on the background. Thanks for sponsoring this fun hop & offering some wonderful inspiration! Best, CG

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  51. I absolutely love this stamp set, it is so adorable. So far this summer my favorite color combinations have been aqua, yellow and coral. they are just stunning and I cant seem to stay away from them.

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  52. I'm rather partial to neon green and navy blue. I really love the stamping on your card, how it matches up layer to layer, the handle going off the side and the stitching going through it all. Fabulous!

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  53. Beautiful way to kick off such a fun event! Many thanks for your inspiration, energy and enthusiasm…..oh yes and for all your hard work! 😊

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  54. I have just returned from a trip (6/3-6/10) but plan to join in the Summer fun hop! Thank you for coordinating yet another fabulous group of sponsors and talented crafters, Amy~you are awesome! {{{HUGS}}}
    I have a lot of catching up to do, starting here…LOVE your card and this adorable stamp set πŸ™‚

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  55. Thank you for hosting this amazing blog hop! I'm blown away by the amount of work you have put into and the participation from the stamping community!!! <3 Great choice for your first card. I love the coffee chipboard!

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  56. OMGosh I love how you used this set! I didn't start hopping til I knew I was finished making all my Coffee Cards, lol. I used this set in three different cards, how funny. Thank you for hosting this hop, I LOVE it! See you on FB.

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  57. Lovely card. I really like the coffee chipboard, great look. My favorite color combo is black, white and red or chocolate brown, white and turquoise.

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  58. Your card is perfection, and that Coffee First set is now on my wish list! The color combo I've been drawn to is Peacock Feathers and anything that can go with it! What a fun hop!

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