When the hop started up, I purchased a Starbucks via Christmas blend, to see if it would inspire a project. By the way, Amy, with all the Starbucks advertisements and gift card purchases I've seen along the way... they really ought to be a sponsor! Your hops must make a HUGE impact on their sales. hehe.
Anyways, the coffee sat balefully looking at me on my crafting station, and because the number of entries is teetering on the edge of 300 (292!), I decided to put that coffee to use.
So I made a punny tag. Puns and I go waaaay back. I love me a good ol' distressed, tattered, burlap-filled design, but if a stamp set is clever, I'll probably break down and have to buy it.
Fiskars "Latte Love" (now retired from what I was told in a comment from one of the original Fiskateers - how cool) is steeped (pun intended) with puns and it was one of those spur-of-the-moment purchases. I'm glad Amy's having this hop because it gave me an excuse to revisit it!
I embossed a sentiment and used Perfect Medium to stamp some snowflakes. Then I painted over it with Perfect Red Perfect Pearls. I added some Vintage Photo Distress ink to the edges, some deep green designer paper, and a bit of burlap twine and
I now have the perfect gift to give to my coffee-loving Secret Santa at work. Wahoo!
And there are a TON of Sponsors for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. There's still time to whip up a project and help to reach 300 entries!
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
Your Next Stamp: $20
Verve Stamps: $25
Whole Wild World: Coffee before Talkee mug
●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●