Friday, November 30, 2018

Amy Tsuruta - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

MY INSPIRATION:  For the past few years I have been a big fan and entrant of the Coffee Lovers Seasonal Blog Hops.  There is so much inspiration within this Blog Hop that I decided to pay tribute to the Design Team.  I have selected one post from the 2017 Fall and/or Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for each Design Team member.  Each has provided me inspiration for creating my card for the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. 

Amy Tsuruta, Founder and Hostess, demonstrated innovation when she developed the Coffee Blog Hop.  Her vision has created a firestorm of coffee-inspired challenges and merchandise across the globe.  Her dedication and hard work in keeping the challenge alive and fun for all of us fanatics in paper crafting and coffee addicts does not go unappreciated.  Thank you, Amy! 

BLOG CANDY:  In the past I won a coffee mat as Blog Candy and I love it.  I searched online to find that coffee mat and much to my surprise there it was along with others.  I have several new mats that you can win by random draw along with a Spellbinders die. All you have to do is link a coffee card to the Double Trouble Challenges and make a comment. You can decide to participate in one or both challenges as long as you meet the guidelines for these challenges: 

Double Trouble Challenge #15 
Starts Nov 30 - Dec 2) Fall/Winter "Sweet Treat"  
Comment "What's your favorite Sweet Treat during the Holidays" 
Double Trouble Challenge #16 
(Starts Dec 3 - Dec 7) Embossing-Dry/Heat/Paste 
Comment:  "What's your favorite hot/cold drink?"  

Amy's project was selected for inspiration to create my first 2018 Winter coffee lovers card.  I didn't have a llama, but the next closest was an Alpaca.  

Thank you, Amy.  

Also sent to the following challenges
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #440 - Opt Twist "Too Cute" 
MFT Card Challenges Color Challenge #106 

Products Used:
Design Paper
     Zip Strip of Oh What Fun
     Clover and White Daisy
     Sentiment - Newton's Nook Designs "Sweater"
     Presents - Unknown Stamps in my Stash
     Cup - Little Acres "Santa's Coming"
     Alpacas - Sunny Studio "Alpaca Holiday"
     Candy Apple, Clover Ink Pad
     Copic Sketch alcohol-based Brush Pens
     R27, YG17, E31, E33, E35, E74, E93, C10
     Sizzix - Time Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder
     3D thin and regular Foam Tape


VanessaB said...

I just love this! the embossed background makes it look extra cozy. so cute!

Billie A said...

I love the embossed background and the fun images. Great card.

~amy~ said...

Sue! I'm overwhelmed by your kindness. I love how you were inspired and how cute those Alpacas are, especially the one perched on the cute mug! The added embossing is perfect.
Thank you soooooo much Sue, you're awesome!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Soooo cuuuuuuute, Sue! Love your adorable card - those alpacas are precious! Thank you for the awesome blog candy! I've reached my limit of Challenge #15 so I'll plan to join #16 next week!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Such a cute card! :)

Esther Asbury said...

I love that embossed background on your fun card!

DIANA L. said...

sorry for the all caps
DLART store

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your wonderful card and the embossed panel looks fabulous with it.

Hetty said...

What great inspiration you had, Sue and you very so happy with your goodies.
That is what I like about this hop, the friendships and inspiration and above all the wonderful prizes for all our efforts to join in the fun.
Your card is absolotely wonderful!
Have a latte Holiday Season!

Maura said...

I love how you made your background like a sweater to go with the alpacas. Great card! Maura

Becca Yahrling said...

Those alpaca's are so precious and sweet. Gorgeous card!!

Lisa said...

SO adorable! Love everything about it and can see the inspiration from Amy's card for sure! Love that embossed background too!

Laura S. said...

I adore your little alpacas. We all need coffee <3

tilly said...

lovely card with your embossing folder, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge and hope to see you again

Fikreta said...

this card is adorable!
love Llamas!

Karen Letchworth said...

Very pretty pressure embossing on your fab background.

A. Rose said...

Perfect addition to the embossed card base.

StampingbugKerry said...

So fun! Thanks for your sweet comments about the team. Amy is such an amazing woman indeed! :)