Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Take 1



What gets me more jazzed than than the first sip of hazelnut vanilla coffee on a 30 below, frigid North Dakota winter morning?! ...Well, nothing, actually. 

Point in case? This photo taken at the local IHOP:



A giant cuppa with extra whipped cream - I don't get much happier!
BUT what gets me allllllmost as jazzed is the internet sensation known as the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop


SpringCoffeeLoversBH-01

And it's back! The brainchild of the one-woman wonder and organizational mastermind, Amy Tsurata, the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop brings together caffeine-craving paper crafters from around the blogosphere in a one-week frenzy of goodness. The hop starts today - so go whip up your card and join in! 

Amy told us that our creations should be Spring themed. Now, there's lots of ways to interpret Spring... In North Dakota, Spring is equated with gooey mud. Everywhere. And a groundhog who ALWAYS sees his shadow. Sigh* Since I didn't think that would be so cute on a card, I decided to go with option B - which is something really bright and cheerful. Hey - a girl can dream. 

I started by hand drawing a Coffee chalkboard-esque sign, using these new markers I just got called Chalk Magic



After experimenting, I found that these markers give some of the best coverage that I've gotten from a chalk marker/white marker thus far. I bought them because the white markers I have tend to get clogged up and leave weird blotches in places. These had a very smooth flow. They were created by a family-owned company for use in crafty projects and are meant to be erasable on non-porous surfaces. Since I was using it on card stock, however, they stayed just dandily (I don't care if it's not a word, spellcheck, I like it.) I have to say that I wish the nibs were a little smaller, for detail work, but overall I was impressed. 

Next, I stamped a mug from Two Paper Divas "You Warm My Heart" stamp set. Since I won the set in the Christmas blog hop, I thought it would be only fair to show it off here. It's such a cute set and it's the exact type of coffee I like to drink - with lots of whipped cream! 





I added some amazingly bright paper and Voila!! A card! 

I'm going to support the following awesome challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - Spring
The Challenge - Thanks for the great sketch!


I won't keep you for too much longer, other than to say that you should totally go play along at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop because they have over 20 sponsors and you can win lots and lots of cool things. Be sure to hop along and leave encouraging comments, too, because there are a lot of people who will be offering up some blog candy. 

Like me!! 
I've got a pretty sweet prize package consisting of a Wendy Vecchi stencil, a chevron embossing folder, some metal feather embellishments, and a Prima sketchy word stamp. 



If you'd like to win it, leave me a comment and  >>>>include your email<<<<. You don't have to be a follower of my blog to win, but you'll get an extra entry if you are! :) Plus, I'm pretty cool (and humble) and will probably come give you a follow back. 

Happy hopping, my friends! May your sips be long and may your brew be strong!

93 comments:

  1. Dearest Becca! I love your work, I love your humour but I need to tell you something: You never ever EVER put whipped cream on top of coffee, be it hazelnut vanilla flavoured or whatever else. As soon as that dollop of whipped cream hits the coffee it turns into a dessert.
    Sincerely,
    Gunilla from the third most coffee addicted country in the world

    PS: But we can agree to disagree as long as you keep visiting :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. As I drink my coffee sitting outside in sunny Arizona, can't decide which I like better - pic of you or your cute card!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. LOL!! Hear you on the coffee feeling! :)
    Your creation is fabulous with your colors and paper!! Now I need to try out those markers!! Looks like fun!!
    Happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fun! I always enjoy these Coffee Lovers Blog Hops! Your card is awesome - love the chalkboard look! You look so cute with your coffee!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, yes, I'd love to win your candy - sorry I forgot my email: fitkitty1@gmail.com

      Thank you, Becca!

      Delete
  5. Well - I must say that your card has eye-catchiness and verve!!! Love that you used your winner stamp on a card for this hop!! I personally think you are cooler than sliced bread!!! SO There!!! You delight me and I enjoy my visits here - what a treat it would be to win a treat from you - email is daisiesgirl at gmail dot com!! Have an awesome and truly amazing weekend!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Well, who going to even try to resist that lovely cup of whipped cream you have there. I'm quite sure there is something else in that cup but first you have to wade through all the whipped stuff. Tough life! Anyway, your card is so fun and festive. Love any thing with cream on it.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ha! Love your photo! And what a SWEET card!

    ReplyDelete
  8. oh my gosh Fun fun card and LOVE the blackboard!!!!

    wenjer1120(at)msn(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  9. So much to love- THAT Drink?! Love your chalkboard sign- those pens look brilliant. Fab card all round!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I hate coffee with a vengeance...don't even like the smell of it!! However I do love your card - great design, blackboard and papers.
    Thanks for the chance to win too...dunham.family@btinternet.com
    Carol x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lovin that picture of you, and I say add that whipped cream, I would, and would drink my dessert. Ha! Great job on your card. Love your funny sense of humor and am a new follower of your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love your sense of humor! You're a girl after my own heart, lol. Fabulous card and photo, by the way. momtojebatgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  13. Fantastic card! The paper definitely makes it "spring"...says the gal freezing in NY. Sigh. Oh well, time to drown our cold sorrows in coffee! caffeinatedpapercutsatgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  14. Super cool card, Becca! Love that it is so colourful and well...you :) Your blog post made me smile - I love to come visit!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wonderful card! I love that chalkboard piece you made! You look so happy with your cup of joe! kara.pogreba@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oohh, this is gorgeous!! I love the background!! Your hand-drawn sign looks amazing!! And what a fun picture of you!! That would be the only way I would be able to drink coffee...smothering it in whipped cream!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

    ReplyDelete
  17. My goodness that drink looks YUMMY! WOW, you had me at that first photo! When I saw your card I wondered what stamp you used for "coffee" on your card! LOVE that it is your own writing! Very cool! Thanks for playing at The Challenge, Becca!

    ReplyDelete
  18. love the paper you used. thanks for sharing the marker. I'm always on the lookout for white markers.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great card! I'm with ya on the chalk markers so thanks for the tip! And thanks for the generous freebie offering too :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love this card! The colours are so awesome. And those chalk markers look rather fab. Very generous giveaway, too!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love your cheerfully bright card! The chalkboard is super! I think I may have to get me one of those white chalk markers!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love your photo...just so sweet and so if your card, love it.

    ReplyDelete
  23. you're so cute! now that is a cup of coffee! your card is awesome! it has kind of a diner feel to it to me. i love the colors and the card design!

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a fun card!! And that mocha...it looks delicious!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh I love your hand drawn sign - very clever. I also love the bright bold background and overall design! Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Now that's a warm looking coffee card! Love the hand lettered label. Thanks for playing the Challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love the colors on your card and the chalkboard!!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I am a rarity...I don't drink coffee. I think the last time I had a cup was maybe over a year ago:) The white chalkboard look is great and I love the funky background. Bright and happy is what we need. On the weekend we are going to be only -2C-practically balmy!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Great card Becca. I'm like Birgit...don't (never have) drink coffee... but LOVE hot Chocolate so I'm pretending your whipped creamed coffee is really a Hot Choc! Love the bright background.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Stay warm & enjoy that coffee! Love making my mocha most every day. Wishing I had coffee stamps--maybe I can come up with something for the hop. Your card is so much fun, Becca! Contact Me is on the side of my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi, Becca! LOVE the picture of you with your cuppa'!!! And, your card is extra cute. I am not a coffee drinker, but do enjoy tea or hot chocolate. I will have to put on my thinking cap to make a card. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. Stay warm!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hooley Dooley! Just a few comments already... Not sure I'll have time to join in, but leaving Ma email --- NICE rak! I had that BG popalicious paper...makes a perfect bg for your coffee card....& white markers...bane of my life:/ glad you've found a decent one... I suspect for a FINE marker it's gonna be a life time search!!! My fave so far is Gelly roll .08........Love your chalk board sentiment, too!!! And email: zilmotill(at) dodo (dot) com (dot) au. Thanks Becca!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Your card is beautiful. LoVe the chalkboard effect. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}
    dmcardmaker {at}{GMAIL}{dot}{com}

    ReplyDelete
  34. What a wonderful card <3 Love the colors!!! Can't wait for spring...it's soo cold here

    ReplyDelete
  35. Becca! I love your bold design! I recently discovered chalk markers too...I'll have to check out yours!
    I adore all the elements on your card!
    Thanks for joining in the fun♡

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wowza! you paper choice rocked the card!! I love the chalk markers as it reminds me of the chalkboard at a coffee shop listing all the coffee choices.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OOps forgot my e mail.
      Jerriejabber@yahoo.com

      Delete
  37. Lovely spring inspired card ! I enjoy reading your posts Becca !

    ReplyDelete
  38. Love it! Stay warm out there! We've had a cold one with lots of snow, but not that cold. Can't wait for spring!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love that patterned paper - so bright and vibrant - and that chalkboard maker looks great on your black label!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Becca, love your vibrant colors, great for forgetting about the cold weather! 30 below and I am cold at 32 here! Love your card, haapy Saturday and happy hopping!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love the chalkboard tag and that gorgeous patterned paper!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Fabulous card and really like the way the white pen looks like chalk too! Great patterned paper and a wonderful card.
    Hope y'all warm up soon.
    Lynn

    ReplyDelete
  43. Awesome card and great give-away. Thank you for the chance to win. I follow you now. anjacurvers@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. Finally made it here...it is a rather long hop...! : ) LOVE this card! That you made your very own chalkboard 'coffee' sign blows me away! Will definitely look at these markers. And your own cuppa sure looks good. If I hadn't had three (big) cups already, I'd be tempted to find one like yours, lol!! Love how your cup and sentiment pops against that bright background. Awesome card! Bev

    ReplyDelete
  45. FAB card! Thanks for the marker tip! Became a follower!! : ) dcomer1@gmail.com FAB blog candy!! : )

    ReplyDelete
  46. are you kiddin me? I flippin LOVE this card! So Much Fun, So Bright. every little thing about it.. PERFECTO!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Beautiful card. I love the colors. malugomez at stampartpapel dot com

    ReplyDelete
  48. Very Yummie card! Love it!! ♥

    keelalagirlatgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  49. Perfect wild bg for the image! Great photo too :)

    ReplyDelete
  50. love your hand drawn chalked coffee!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Cool card, that background is so bright!

    ReplyDelete
  52. What a great card, it really stood out among the others.

    ReplyDelete
  53. You've done it again, Becca...brightened my day (it's a gloomer today, I tell you!) with your wonderful post, fabulous card and outstanding photo! You're certainly enjoying that mug of coffee-goodness! As for your blog candy: yet another sign of how sweet and generous you are, so yes, please, I'd like to be included in the draw. Here's me: cmayne@shaw.ca!
    Hugs~c

    ReplyDelete
  54. cool Foto Becca cool with your big cup hehehe
    and your handdrawing wooowww sooo adorable
    I CANT DO THAT
    cool card you made and love the color combo
    my email address you know I think here it is
    monik1973 at yahoo dot com...
    hope no spam comment come to my Blog LOL...
    hugs, Monika

    ReplyDelete
  55. Fantatsic. I like the idea of whipped cream on coffee. It works on hot chocolate so why not. Have you tried marshmallows?? Love that chalkboard sign you made. So sweet. Great card. Lovely candy. I am one of your happy followers. Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  56. Oh this is so fabulous and thanks for the chance to win the candy. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. Oh yum! Love the whipped cream topping on your coffee....in person and on your card!! Thanks for the chance to win goodies! Already a follower on Google!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  58. AwesomeDP! Such a cool and fun card!!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Super cute! Love that little chalkboard label you made. It's adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  60. I LOVE the chalk label and your BG just ROCKS!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Fun picture and very cool card design ~ the chalkboard label is great! I'm a new follower :-)

    ReplyDelete
  62. You are pretty cool! And humble made me lol, because whenever I say something nice about myself I always add that. Or modest. Totally modest. I'm the best at modesty. lol! Love that chalkboard look! And YAY WHIPPED CREAM!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Awesome design...love the chalkboard label! I hear ya about the weather...bring on spring!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Lovely hand written sentiment, the backing papers really popped up the whole creation, always love your innovative ideas! Your newest follower too!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Can't believe you hand drew the coffee sign - it's awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Congrats on your win! I did not realize you hand drew the image. You are a talented!!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Thanks for sharing the info bout the chalk marker! I've never heard of that before. You sign is really cute.

    ReplyDelete
  68. Becca, CONGRATS for yout TOP PICK at The Challenge!!! We would LOVE for you to be our Guest Designer at The Challenge on the next challenge!!!! Please let me know if you are able and interested, and I will happily send you the details!!!

    ReplyDelete
  69. PS I LOVE... LOVE LOVE this gorgeous bright card!!!! (NO Candy for me, thanks though!!!!!) So generous of you!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  70. I LOVE this card! The patterned paper is amazing and that Coffee sign you created is fabulous! Congratulations on your win! Your card rocks! XX

    ReplyDelete
  71. Becca, I think you'd find a way to make a spring mud card look gorgeous! That said, you did an amazing bang up job on this one. Love that you used a prize from the last hop and those papers..wowza! I'm already happily following along on your blog, thanks for the chance to win fun candy!

    ReplyDelete
  72. super great use of that paper! Love your card!

    ReplyDelete
  73. Gorgeous Becca. Love the color and how you did your tag.

    ReplyDelete
  74. Love that coffee sign. Thanks for the info on the markers! :)

    ReplyDelete
  75. Love your handmade chalkboard sign and that retro background! And ignore spellcheck, dandily is a word :)
    shirleydotbamptonatbtinternetdotcom

    ReplyDelete
  76. Very snazzy card. Love the chalkboard sign.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  77. Fabulous photo....I WANT!!!!! :) Love your chalkboard coffee sign and the vibrant papers.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win your generous blog candy!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  78. New follower by Google Friend Connect: J.Woolbright
    Thanks for the extra chance to win!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  79. Gorgeous card Becca :-D
    Thank you for this lovely candy. :-D

    craftymilka.blogspot.com
    milkagubo81 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  80. Love this card Becca!! And I have bookmarked the chalk markers. . . what did I do before I met you? LOL <3 XO Christi

    ReplyDelete
  81. Great card, love the chalkboard!

    ReplyDelete
  82. I love your chalkboard card and I think I "need" one of those special pens now! Thanks for the chance to win too - lynnhardy56(at)sky(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  83. lol I love your picture. I too want extra whip. Your card turned out so cute and I love that background papers.

    ReplyDelete