Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall ( ing ) into Coffee

Well, it's finally that time of year ..The weather gets cooler, we get out our sweaters, leaves begin to fall .... But wait, NO, not that !! I mean it's time for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop !! I had so much fun last year and then again this year starting with the Spring Hop. So now along with the anticipation of the first Pumpkin Spice Lattes of the season, we also are thrilled it is Blog Hop time again !! I've been a bit preoccupied with some health issues but was glad to take my mind off of that with some fun cards.. Not sure how many I will post this time--probably not one a day, like I have in the past. But I will again offer some coffee goodies to someone who comments on my blog posts relating to this hop, so please comment away !!

I chose the Julia stamp as my main image because it shows both my love of coffee AND books. It was so much fun to color using my Distress markers. I also wanted to use some of my new Autumn washi ( I have a slight addiction to washi, if you didn't already know that ).. I chose autumn colored markers for the image after stamping it with Tsukineko Rich Cocoa ink. The card base has golden highlights which remind me of fall, especially the golden leaves at this time of year. I have been in love with the Santoro Gorguss girl stamps and was thrilled to find that cute little leaf in the "Little Red" stamp set..It was perfect for this card.

Supplies : Julia by I Brake For Stamps; Leaves from the Santoro "Little Red" stamp set;
Ranger Distress Markers; Sequin Stickers by We R Memory Keepers; Acorns & Leaves washi by Echo Park Paper Co.;  card base is from Golden boxed cards by American Crafts and the stamped image was matted on an Inked Rose journaling card by We R Memory Keepers

A big shout out again to Amy Tsuruta and Chaitali Narla and Kimberly Wiener for all of their hard work on this Blog Hop. There are over 1000 members on the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Facebook page .I cannot wait to see how many cards are entered this time around. The Summer Hop had over 500 projects entered !! There will be many fabulous sponsors -- 42 to be exact --  and the chance to win prizes.. I hope you like my first card . Please leave a comment here for a chance to win some coffee goodies from me. Tell me your favorite coffee or beverage to have on hand when getting creative. I like to have a yummy flavored coffee while creating -- Caramel or Vanilla Cream Puff are my latest faves !!

Thank you for visiting Meticulosity.. Enjoy these amazing fall days and view them as inspirations to be creative !!