Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers & Crafters, Unite!

I was invited to participate in a fun Coffee Lovers blog hop hosted by Chaitali Narla and Amy Tsuruta.  If you are a lover of coffee AND papercrafting, then this is the place for you! 
I made 3 different cards, all using the same stamps from Impression Obsession.  But before I move on, each hopper has been asked to answer 4 questions, all coffee related, so here goes:
1.  When did you start drinking coffee?
Around my senior year in high school I developed the taste.  Me and my dad had some great bonding over coffee.  :)
2.  Name up to 3 brands of your favorite coffee.
Currently, I've put my Keurig aside and am enjoying Seattles Best #4 with my French Press.  It's a whole lot cheaper than K-cups!  I also love Starbucks Christmas blend when it's in season.  My favorite K-cups are Newman's Own and Caribou Coffee.  And I love Starbucks Via's as well.  My list is very, very, long.....
3.  What is the most amazing coffee you've had?  When and where?
A restaurant in Atlanta which is no longer unfortunately.  It was called Ocean and they served french press coffee with raw sugar cubes and heavy cream.  Heavenly!  But there's a coffee bar in Homewood, AL called O'Henry's and they make the best Cappuccino I've EVER had!
4.  If I don't get my needed coffee I'll.....
Seriously?  You don't want to know.  Let's just say, here in the South, there's this expression:  If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!
So here are my 3 cards, with my favorite being last.  (**Please note, shameless plug at the bottom!)
Supplies: Pretty Pink Posh lemon drop sequins, Maggie Holmes blue sequins, Spellbinders Celebrations Tape It stamps, Impression Obsession coffee mug and quote stamps, Stickles yellow glitter glue, Ranger black ink, Powder Puff chalk inks

Supplies: Impression Obsession coffee stamps, Marvy sunset blend box ink, Ranger black ink, FabScraps gemstones, Tombow Mono Aqua liquid glue, Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs distress marker, white gel pen, Jolees Boutique pink paper jute, DCWV designer paper, pop dots

I also plan on entering one or two of my cards in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.  Join in and link up!
Supplies: Impression Obsession coffee stamps, Tim Holtz Distress ink Brushed Corduroy, Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs distress marker, watercolor paper, Ranger mini blending tool

**FYI, did you know Oct. 4th is National Cardmaking Day?  We will be having a fabulous giveaway over at Mountain Plains Crafters Facebook community page, sponsored by Graphic 45 so be sure and like us on Facebook and check in on Oct. 4th!