Friday, June 5, 2015

Double the Blog Hops! Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Pretty Pink Posh



So today, I'm trying to see if I can break the internet. Forget about Kim Kardashian, this post combines TWO of the biggest blog hops this side of the interwebs. I actually have 3 cards to share today, so rather than creating 3 separate posts, I combined two of them. 

Make sure you don't miss the >>STAMPLORATIONS CHALLENGE<< post I made earlier.

First up, I'm going to talk about the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop which starts today and runs through the end of the week. The energizer-bunny-in-human-form (a.k.a. Amy Tsurata) puts on this show 4 times a year and it is BIG! And has lots of fun prizes. There are 32 different sponsors! Whaaaat?!


Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I'm going to say sorry-not-sorry in advance, because my coffee lover's card is a little... steamy - and I ain't talking about the beverage. To incorporate summer into my card, I decided to go with a carnival theme - because what screams summertime more than a carnival?



While on a quest for coffee-themed stamps, I stumbled upon the Coffee Cups Lady from Viva Las Vegas stamps and I could. not. resist! Haha. I died of laughter right there and dreamt up all sorts of snarky sentiments to go along with it. 


In the end, this is the one that won out. 


Coffee Cup Lady


"One Lump or Two?" Haha. So, sorry not sorry because I kind of think it's hilarious and just on the edge of appropriate.  

I'm going to enter this into:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Use a Person

All the papers are from Bo Bunny's Carnival Collection
watercolor.bloghop

Next up, I'm going to share a card I made for the Pretty Pink Posh watercolor-themed blog hop. They also have a ton of dreamy watercolor inspiration up, suggested products, and great tutorials! 

For my card, I used the Simon Says Stamp Thinking of You set to stamp a half-circle of flowers. Then, I used some gelatos to create a watercolory effect. 




Using gelatos to watercolor is easy peasy. In my case, I scribbled some on to a clear block, wet my paint brush and picked up a little color.  



Then I created a rainbow of a watercolor card and added some sequins from the Pretty Pink Posh Springtime Mix, which just so happened to coordinate perfectly with the colors in my card. It's like I planned that, or something. ;) 






Ta daaaa!!
This card is also going over to Virginia's View - Ombre challenge.


Whew! I know that's a lot to throw at you in one post, but here's the last thing you have to know:

I have BLOG CANDY!!
Candy Includes:
Mixed Media Flowers from the Paper Studio
Grand Bazaar embellishments from Basic Grey
An EXCLUSIVE STAMPlorations stamp set
Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink
Chevron ribbon from Pretty Pink Posh




 There are three ways to get earn an entry-
 you can do one, or all three:


1. Follow my blog (new or old followers will get one entry)
2. Comment on this blog post
3. Comment on my STAMPlorations Blog Post


Thanks for popping by!


126 comments:

  1. No candy for me, thanks, but get outta town with The Fat Lady. Hilarious!!!

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  2. Gorgeous! I always forget about using my Gelatos with water!!

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  3. Omg! your first card totally cracked me up. What a fun take on the COffee blog hop and so unique too! Your second card is so beautiful. I love the way you have used your gelatos to create that ombre effect!! Love your style. :)

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  4. OH MY GOD BECCA! I laughed so freakin hard when I saw your "one lump or two card". That is totally not what I envisioned your card to look like. HA!

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  5. One lump or two made me lol!! Love it! I also love the rainbow cause who doesn't love a rainbow!

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  6. This is so pretty! I love the techniques you used to make it. A beautiful and joyful rainbow, for sure!

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  7. omgosh!!!! I knew I could count on your card being unique, as you'd been hinting toward that for a bit over in the FB group..I literally LOL'd on that one!!! That image is AWESOME, but the sentiment got me for sure!!! Loving everything about this, long time happy follower of your blog, thanks for the chance to win some great candy!

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  8. Love your Gelatos watercoloring.... Mine intimidate me but I think I will try your technique,,,, LOVE YOUR CARD !!

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  9. Becca you crack me up!! (And I haven't had my coffee yet - gasp!) I thought you had masked/doctored that stamp to add the cups, but it comes that way?!? A seriously hilarious card - well done :o)

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  10. The lumpy card is hilarious and the rainbow flowers so pretty! I am very impressed by how you rock at all the different styles!

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  11. Hahahaha - what a brilliant card. That was almost a coffee spitting moment !! :-D Gorgeous gelatos card :-)
    Thank you for a chance to win :-)

    IKE xx

    My Challenge Blog
    My Shop
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  12. Hmm..First one coffee lover a bit Different ! Though I loved the layers I won't say much about it ;) The water colored card ..Its happy n lovely !

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  13. Gorgeous card Becca, that rainbow is just lighting up my day! hugs :)

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  14. No lumps for my coffee!! Love the carnival theme and your card turned out humerous and fun! Great job Becca!!

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  15. LOL - What a crazy stamp! Your geleto is fun -- I might have to try that. Count me IN on the blog candy - I want that cup! :)

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  16. LOL! That is hilarious! So fun!

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  17. Absolutely amazing and terrific cards!!

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  18. bahahahahaha! i almost spit out my coffee! that's so funny and fun! i looooove it!! :) I'm already a follower and i'm, of course, commenting. heehee. ;) thanks for the chance to win candy.

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  19. OMG Becca your card is hilarious, love your sense of humour. Your watercolour is so pretty...three totally different creations in one day! Carol x

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  20. Bwahahaha...love your sense of humor, Becca...that's priceless! Oooh, your watercolor card is so gorgeous in those colors!

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  21. Oh, seriously? That lady with her cups is so funny! Thanks for showing the Gelatos card too. Very pretty.

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  22. Where did you get THAT stamp and why???? But you sure made a fabulous card with it, still chuckling.....gorgeous water coloring, too!

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  23. Great cards! I certainly did the whole 'laugh out loud' thing when I saw your first card! You are so funny! Jo x

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  24. Awesome watercolor card Becca! I LOOOOOVE it, reminds me of Hawai'i!

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  25. awesome cards.. that first one is funny..

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  26. OMGoodness, your first card is priceless! What a great stamp and sentiment! So fun! And your watercolour card is gorgeous! Love that fresh colour combo! Thank you for the candy - it looks delicious!

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  27. Oh, good Lord, Becca, that first card flipped me right out of my chair, howling with laughter!! And your second is a watercolor delight!! Happy Hopping!! Hugs, Darnell

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  28. LOL!! That fat lady is hilarious!! Love it!! :) Love your pretty watercolored rainbow design well!! Awesome post!! Thanks! HUGS

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  29. GREAT card! This is hilarious! Fresh and sassy! I'm a new follower now!

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  30. Both of your cards are so fabulous, Becca!! Ha!! That first one made me lough out loud!! What a fun image!! And the colors of the second one are so beautiful!! Awesome job on both!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  31. Fabulous cards! That first one cracks me up! lol

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  32. Girl.....can you hear me laughing...I Love your coffee card....it's perfect and hilarious. Your watercoloring is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining in on the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop FUN♡

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  33. love the watercolour card. now I know how to use the gelatos!

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  34. Your first card is hilarious - love it :) Your sunny gelato creation is yummy too!

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  35. hihi the first card is so funny and love the color combo
    the second card love the soft color Becca
    I always love seing your creation
    will try to catch up
    i am sorry after my MIL passed away (23.05.2015) we are a bit busy to make her apartment empty and give back to the owner
    Oh Becca I wish I can visit all your blog post
    dont hate me please I try my best to hop now to the next some post
    hugs, Monika

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  36. What a fun card and i had my laugh for today! Thanks on the watercolor tip too!

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  37. Bwah hahaha... tooo funny!
    Love your gelato rainbow card, too!!
    Thanks for the blog candy offer!!!

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  38. What a fun card you made for the Summer Coffee Lovers bloghop! I love that image with the cups! HA! And those Bo Bunny papers do have that patriotic carnival feel to them! I also love your rainbow card! Who doesn't love a rainbow!!

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  39. Geeze, woman....you're all UP FRONT today, ain't ya? Putting it RIGHT OUT THERE.....so not sorry, eh?!!! Neither am I sorry. Gotta love a slightly risque pun or TWO as the SET may be!!!! Right. Funny card. Followed by an ab gorg card. Followed by AMAZING candy. Right up my alley. So, I'm commenting here, on my way there. And OF COURSE. It'd be stupid NOT to follow when you come up with a SWELL laugh or two.......going now.......

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  40. You are SO not sorry. :D Love the first card. Isn't VLVS a fun company? And I really wish I could make my gelato behave as nicely as you do. Love the second card too!

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  41. Such a fun coffee card, Becca...I can almost say that I agree with your assessment of the first card, but it is too funny! Love the water color card. Happy Hopping!

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  42. Hahahahhahahha...way to make me bust...er, I meant, burst...out laughing, my friend! You sure know how to raise the bra...BAR.. with your creativity! Too funny! Your gelatos card: pretty, pretty, pretty.Wish 'colouring implements' would play nicely with me...
    Hugs~c

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  43. Love the patriotic paper and the rainbow on the other card

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  44. Oh my gosh, this cracks me up. Very edgy, the first card, LOL. And yes....2 big hops and I'm doing both as well! I'm linking up tomorrow here at PPP and maybe again later in the week. Love your colorful rainbow card. I'm off to follow you if I don't already.

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  45. I almost spit my coffee out when I saw your hysterically funny card! I just love it...so cheeky!

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  46. LOL, no apology/not apology necessary. Very funny card.

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  47. Oh my!!! that first image cracks me up. TFS

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  48. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that coffee card - thanks so much for the giggle :-) The watercolour card is gorgeous too, and really showcases your versitiliy.
    Thanks for the blog candy opportunity - I am a follower, and have commented on both posts.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  49. Had a real giggle with you first card Becca.... well done! And I totally love your watercolour card. I keep forgetting to use my gelatos for watercolouring. You have been having fun.

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  50. BRILLIANT colours used here my friend and just adore your creations...xxx
    enjoy your weekend. ♥
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  51. this is hilarious still gigglin

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  52. As a newbie it was great to see a different spin on a card(coffee card).I also liked the instructions that you gave on the second card.I will follow you as I love your creativity.

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  53. ha,ha **fave card*** Love this!!!

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  54. Oh my!! now that will get your attention!!

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  55. These are fabby, but I must say, the two lumps card particularly tickles - cheers for the giggle!

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  56. Oh Becca...I almost fell out of my chair laughing at your Carnival card! That is hilarious!!! Once I got past that main image, the rest of your card design is amazing as well. And your watercolored card...beyond brilliant. It is simply gorgeous. Love them both! Bev

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  57. Oh, surely you had me LOL at that coffee card, Becca!!!! Hilarious and so unique!!!!! What a fun stop on the hop!!!!!
    Love your gelato's card, too!!!!! Lovely colours and great stamping and painting!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!

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  58. Okay I love the one lump or two!!!! Had me laughing. our gelato card is fun. I feel like I don't play with mine enough!

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  59. First time visitor to your blog and I will definitely be back!

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  60. LOL The first card is so funny. Love your design. :-D
    The second card is so nice. Love the soft colors. :-D

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  61. OMGosh!!! That first card is TOO funny!! What a hilarious stamp! Totally love it! The second watercolored card is stunning!!

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  62. We all need a little 'snark' from time to time, and this card is snark-filled sassiness! Love her, love you and your sass, and was happy to have the break from coffee themed cards, to tell you, you're a hoot! and then comes the sweet, happy garland of a card below Queen lumpy, and what to say... well, some people are just uber talented!

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  63. I really love the Queen card - way too funny. The watercolour card is so pretty, love the way it all blends in so smoothly..Cx

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  64. Your coffee lady card is hilarious and your watercolor rainbow flowers are just lovely.

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  65. I laughed out loud! Great card!

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  66. Oh my god, that first card is hilarious!!! Unfortunately I'm very much like this woman in the 'bust' department but have never tried balancing tea cups before. Brilliant card. And your rainbow watercolour card is beautiful. Love the design. I'm off to find some cups.......

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  67. this is so very funny, love it! I have to tell you there is one of those smarmy coffee shops by my house where the girls are scantily dressed, but the name is Double D Espresso and hey made the two cups look like a bra on the sign. I have to hand it to them, it was pretty clever. Anyway, wel done!

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  68. oh my gosh sooo LOVE your fun image on the card!!! That rocks!! And the gelatos on the rainbow are the perfect touch!!!!

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  69. Love them both! The lady cracked me up! The watercolor.....just beautiful ♥

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  70. Your first card is hilarious and love it! Beautiful watercoloring on the 2nd and the sequins are the perfect touch! ~Annie

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  71. Totally crack me up! I had to show the hubby and he commented he would love his coffee served this way! So funny! Your watercolor card is perfection too!

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  72. AWK!!! Your coffee themed card made me laugh big time!!! The combination of your sentiment, the um, "pose", and that woman's facial expression all combined to guarantee a giggle fest! Thanks for making my evening!! I am following on Bloglovin and by email so I don't miss a thing!

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  73. LOLOL! Your first card is a riot, Becca! Love it!!

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  74. Sorry not sorry...practically my motto, lol! That lady ROCKS and omg the sentiment :) As for the second card - oooooooh so pretty!

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  75. Love these! The watercolor card is my fav! :)

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  76. Your creation steal the coffee show , this is soooooo unique and different image never seen before and your watercolored card is too pretty! What a fun!!!!!

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  77. All I can say is 'Oh my gosh'! The sentiment choice really got me! LOL! You rocked it, Becca!

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  78. Oh Becca, love these! The one lump or two really made me laugh! Hugs Carole Z X

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  79. oh my goodness, I saw your lumpy coffee lady card on the Pinterest board for the hop and had to come racing over.... this is a HOOT and a half!!! LOVE IT! :) I have a feeling I'm going to end up buying this stamp before teh weekend is over. ha!

    your watercolor card is very pretty. but I must say that I am completely smitten with your circus lady coffee card. I have become a new follower of your blog for that alone! :)

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  80. Your coffee card cracked me up...I love it's irreverence. I am just not quite sure if she is talking sugar or a swift right hook. LOL. Your watercolor rainbow of flowers is sweet and softly springy...pretty.

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  81. Love your style! Beautiful card! Great colors

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  82. Wonderful cards. I just love Gelatos and the beautiful colors you have on your second card. It just feels so Hawaiian to me.

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  83. Oh Becca, I love coffee cup woman. Need that stamp so much. VLVS have lots of fab images. I am already following and I commented on the previous post earlier today when I spotted you over at Quoth the Raven. Fab. Hugz

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  84. Love gelatos and how you created your watercolor background.

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  85. Look at all the comments you receive-you must be so grateful at how many people love your blog and your work. I just had to say that. That first card made me laugh! I have met women with ginormous ta-ta's and they were real! The 2nd card is so summer like with the colours. I have no gelatos yet but I am tempted

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  86. LOL - oh, Becca - thanks so much for that wonderful laugh. What a super fun design!!

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  87. OOhhh this is so so funny. TFS. And thanks for the chance to win that awesome blogcandy.

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  88. bwahahaha! That is hilarious! LOVE your pretty colors on the second card too!

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  89. lol! Hilarious! Great colors and papers too!

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  90. So funny! I'd love for you to hop on over to my entry. You can find it here Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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  91. OMG! I love this card. Too funny! Thanks for sharing.

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  92. I so follow you and I love it too!! YOU are amazing!!

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  93. Your cards are marvelous and so you - thank you for making me smile and enjoy a rainbow today!

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  94. After I got myself off the floor and wiped my cryin' eyes...I had to tell you that 1st card is freakin' hilarious. Nearly wet myself laughing (I know, TMI) but it is true. Then you gob-smack me with your gorgeous ombre card. Geez girl, do I ever need your brain. Wow!

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  95. After I got myself off the floor and wiped my cryin' eyes...I had to tell you that 1st card is freakin' hilarious. Nearly wet myself laughing (I know, TMI) but it is true. Then you gob-smack me with your gorgeous ombre card. Geez girl, do I ever need your brain. Wow!

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  96. Oh. My. Gosh! First card is way too hilarious!!! I love it! Not just the snarkiness of it, but the design, too. And of course your 2nd card is beautiful. Haven't tried gelatos; looks fun!

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  97. Ooh your watercolour card is gorgeous and the first one is hilarious, I love it! xxx

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  98. Really love your rainbow card--the coloring is gorgeous! Love the arc of flowers. Tfs! ~ Andrea

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  99. This reminds me of a joke my neighbor used to tell - about the waitress that pulled out a sugar cube from her bra and when she asked, "cream?" the man was quite uneasy before replying! :) Thanks for joining in on the fun - happy to be one of the sponsors. Chris from a•muse|studio

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  100. These are fabulous, I love the rainbow on ur second card!

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  101. HA HA! Love your funny Coffee card. And your watercoloring is really beautiful!

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  102. Love your double cups lady!
    Love the other 2 cards as well!

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  103. hee hee - what a hoot! fun card and great watercoloring!

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  104. That fat lady is now on my Must Have list - I LOVE the snark of your card (I'm snarky at heart) and your sentiment just brings it home!!! So fun! <3

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  105. OMGosh that lady carrying coffee cups on her boobs is a scream! Love the second one as well with the beautiful colors and the sequins. Fabulous candy, of course I am a follower, leaving this comment and I'm off to comment on the link. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  106. Oh my - such super lovely goodies! Thank you for the chance huni, would love to have these! It doesn't offend me - I love that stamp - I too have lumps so it makes me snigger much! I also love your ombre card - methinks I have schizophrenic taste in style - I love pretty stamps and creations, so lovely, pretty and feminine. I also love the distressed and inky stuff (yes I am starting to like/love grunge) and the same goes with my stamps these days. I think, luckily and happily, I get three entries too Karen xx

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  107. That chick with the cups is just too funny! One of my faves of the Coffee hop! Love it! And, oooo, nice blog candy! I think I was following you but did so again just to make sure! ;) Blessings!

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  108. That is the most unusual coffee stamp ever! LOVE IT!

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  109. Hi Becca!! Gorgeous project!! TFS!!!

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  110. I so love the gorgeous wc card!

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  111. Hi Becca. How did you know that this is how I carry my coffee cups! Your cards really made me laugh out loud. Love the rainbow colours of your second one too! hugs xxx

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  112. Ha! Love that coffee card! So fun!

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