Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Katie Brooks - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Inspiration

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 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 Challenge, make a comment, and meet the guidelines for Challenge #16, click on below for more detail.  

(Starts Dec 3 - Dec 7) Winter/Holiday with some kind of Embossing technique "Dry/Heat/Paste" and  
Comment:  "What's your favorite hot/cold drink?"  

Check out Double Trouble's Challenge, Click on Frank Sinatra's The Coffee Song and it will pull you right into the mood of creating coffee projects and don't stop it at the coffee song...listen on.   

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 5 - Card 1: My inspiration today is Katie Brooks' project from the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  The card had lots of layers a favorite when selecting a sketch, and of course who doesn't like critters and I have many mice in my stash...well stamps that is. Instead of creating a Fall card decided to do a Winter/Christmas card and I already know who the recipient will be, my mailman with a gift to Starbucks and a plate of cookies.  

Thank  you Katie 
Katie Brooks 

Products Used:
Design Paper 
     Authentique  "Classic Christmas"
     Cottage Cutz "Nested Wacky Stitched Circles"
     Paper Smooches "Cozy Coffee" 
     Verve "Coffee" 
     Gerda Steine "Smell Like Coffee"       
     Copic Sketch - alcohol-based brush 
     E33, E71, E93, R29, Y13, YG03, C00, C1, C3, 0-Colorless Blender


DIANA L. said...

so super adorable, just like that little mouse i love the smell of coffee, great colors. Have a blessed day


Verna Angerhofer said...

So cute! He looks so happy! I love this card.

Becca Yahrling said...

The look on his face is so sweet! This is just darling.

Billie A said...

Sweet card. I love Gerda Steiner images. Your card is so cute.

~amy~ said...

awwwwww....love how you were inspired, so cute Sue!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I am flattered you would make a card using one of mine as your inspiration! Your card is darling and this post is sweet. ❤❤❤

Laura S. said...

What a lovely card design!

Karenladd said...

Oh, I love the smell of coffee too! I remember smelling my parent's cups of coffee in the morning and thinking it must taste like heaven. Little did I know it was bitter...because they drank it strong and black!

Hetty said...

This is too cute. Love that little mouse
and I can smell the coffee too!

Fikreta said...

this is very cute !
that mouse is so adorable!

Dana said...

So adorable!! I love the sentiment, perfect for your postman!! Great CASE card!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Another fun card and lots of fabulous inspiration.

SHartl said...

That mouse is the cutest ever!! Thanks for sharing you cards and for the chance to win a prize. I linked up to the coffee hop and to Double Trouble.

Lisa said...

Adorable! Great coloring and such a fun inspiration piece!