Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Day One!

Today is the day…the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  What is that?  It’s a quarterly hop that follows the seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter + Spring).  The season also determines the theme so start designing those SUMMER cards for the hop!  Make sure you check out the hop post HERE.  There are 77 Super Sponsors!  To be eligible for any of the prizes upload a newly created Summer themed project that includes coffee, tea and/or cocoa!

I’ve been on a bit of a nautical kick and love working with the Hero Arts Tentacles stamp:


I made THIS card last week….it was all inspired by THIS card designed by Kimberly!

Let’s start at the bottom and work our way up.  The main panel is from the Pool Mix Layering Papers pack.  I stamped the Pearl Strings Bold Prints in Orchid Bold Ink  on a Floral Mix Layering Paper panel.
The Coffee Cup Tags Frame Cuts was used on a Pool Mix Layering Paper.  I used a Starbucks sleeve too!

The Tentacles have been stamped and cut out and colored with copics.  My basic colors were inspired by Color Throwdown. I had some serious squirrel moments and was happily creating away when I was completely done, I realized that I forgot to add some of the colors.  I had been working on another card for the same challenge so I mixed everything up…that’s what I get trying to juggle multiple projects.  I don’t generally do that to myself.

The sentiment is from the Color Layering Octopus set…cracking myself up.


Hero Arts is a returning Super Sponsor for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Link up a newly created Summer project that features coffee, tea and/or cocoa for a chance to win!
I can’t wait to hop around and be inspired!

Tentacles             
Coffee Cup Tags Frame Cuts       
Color Layering Octopus 

Pool Mix Layering Paper             
Floral Mix Layering Paper                    
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58 thoughts on “Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Day One!”

  1. Thank you for all you do in organizing this hop! It's the most fun hop around!!

  2. Amy, here we go again and beforehand: THANKS for everything!
    I love your card, the colors and images…they are fun and make me smile!

  3. Oh, your card is just TOO much fun! Love the tentacles and sentiment and that awesome color combo!

  4. This is just too stinkin' CUTE!! I love it and your coloring is awesome Amy!! Happy CLBH day!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Amy woooowza I love the tentacles and sentiment and the colors too
    so coool I love the idea
    will think out of the box too
    great post always Amy
    waiting for you in my Blog
    beside that I will make new coffee card again now hehe
    just commenting till your blog #52
    I am not faster commentator cause I write much too much haha
    hugs
    Monika

  6. So much nautical fun here, Amy ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your Day 1 card. Thank you for organizing this awesome event again!!

  7. What a cleverly designed coffee card! Thanks for sharing it on this blog hop and for being a sponsor. Awesome!

  8. You are entirely too sweet, your creativity is only surpassed by your wonderful kind heart!!!!!! You inspire every day, and I'm grateful, and blessed to call you friend.

  9. well I haven't remembered the theme have I? but you've carried that Summer theme through, amy – LOve that octopus!
    =]

  10. How do you do this? All of a sudden I feel I need octopus stamps… no… no AN octopus stamp, but many! And as it is my biggest problem today is what stamp set to start with?? LOVE LOVE LOVE this card… just so cool! Thank you Amy for all you do… I can't even imagine how you get it all done and manage to comment on everyone's projects AND create!! But so glad you do… thank you!! #AMYMADEMEBUYIT

  11. Great card and I love the purples pretty! Thanks for all the time and organizing such a great blog hop.

  12. Bwahahaha! Too funny! I can't believe I'm just now through the sponsors and up to you and the DT when you've been to my blog several times already. Thanks for all you do behind the scenes in organizing and in making the ginormous effort to comment on all, too!!

  13. This card is so creative. Love the coffee cup and that is me reaching for my cup of coffee.. well at least it feels that way. Thanks so much for having this Summer coffee blog hop.

  14. And so it begins….. I always look forward to your amazing creations. You never disappoint, Amy and have the most clever designs!

  15. How fun and creative, Amy! Who wouldda thunk? Really makes me giggle. Thanks so much for another fun hop. xxD

  16. This is so creative & fun! Just adore it! Thank you for hosting this fun community blog hop, I look forward to it every season! Perky wishes, CG

  17. Such a fun, creative card. I love the colors!! Thank you for the inspiration and for hosting this amazing hop. Such a great event to bring the crafting community together.

  18. Amy, you are so creative and thank you for your continued leadership of these fabulous blog hops!! And thank you for being a super sponsor on top of that!!!

  19. What a super cute card Amy, I love that you added the tentacles, even our sea critters need their coffee!!

  20. Love this card. When I first saw this stamp I am thinking, "you don't really need an octopus stamp SO you really don't need an octopus tentacles only stamp". but then I see your super cute card and on to the "must have" list it goes. Thanks a lot……….LOL

  21. Very pretty card, I love the tentacles. Thank you for being a wonderful hostess, you are amazing!!

  22. Thank you for all that you do to make this fun filled bloghop happen! I always look forward to them! I love your card, that octopus hanging onto his coffee cup for dear life is just so fun!

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