For those that know me, my love of coffee is no surprise !! After all, I named my blog after a word I saw on a coffee cup at Starbucks -- that I quickly purchased !! I enjoy drinking coffee, hanging out with friends as I drink coffee and just sitting alone drinking coffee as I work on my latest cards. I love coffee, coffee cups, coffee washi, coffee stamps, coffee stencils -- you get the picture. Soooooooo, I couldn't let this day go by without a blog post and some cards to celebrate National Coffee Day.
I used the Sleepy Owl and the BFF Owl stamps from Picket Fence Studios . These are just the cutest stamps and so much fun to color ! I combined some sentiments from Tim Holtz and Reset Girl , a few doilies, a tag and a coffee sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to create these 4 cards !! The images were already colored so I was able to make all 4 cards in less than 1 hour .. I used a selection of my favorite markers -- from Flair pens to Faber-Castell to color the images. All of the card bases were pre-made; I am seriously addicted to those boxes of cards you can buy to decorate.
I also take part in a Coffee Card Swap each month hosted by a friend from the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Facebook Page. This month I combined a digital coffee stamp from Bugaboo Digi Stamps with the same Simon Says Stamp coffee sentiment I used in the previous cards and a Vera Lane Studio Journal Card . Tombow Adhesives were used to adhere the elements on all of my cards.
I couldn't let this day go by without a giveaway -- It really is one of my favorite holidays !! I will be sure to look at all of my fellow coffee-lover's creations today !! From those that comment on this blog post through Monday, October 1, I will randomly pick 1 person to win some fun reusable, recycled coffee cups/lids and some coffee goodies !!
National Coffee Day Giveaway
There is a fabulous coffee-themed Blog Hop today hosted by the Coffee Loving Papeercrafter's Facebook page and Amy Tsuruta -- many great people and companies are participating in the Hop . You can start checking out all 55 posts HERE . There will be prizes also !!
Thank you for visiting me today as I sit here drinking my Pecan Pie coffee and thinking about what I will be getting at Starbucks later today !! I'm leaning towards a Maple Pecan Cold Brew ... Until next time, enjoy your favorite beverage and stay creative !!