Friday, September 15, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall 2017-Day 1!!

Whoop-tee-doooo!  It's here!!  I thought this day would never come.  I put out coffee and cookies for Amy (she either doesn't eat much or she didn't show.. so I'm stuffing my face right now); I wore my special coffee pj's; and I requested Monday off because for some reason unbeknownst to me, not everyone celebrates the start of each Coffee Hop... is it not a National Holiday yet?

If you've never played along, you should!  You can get all of the details here!  The short of it is, create any new project that is Coffee, tea or cocoa themed and for the Fall hop also Fall themed and link it up!  There are over 80 sponsors offering up some very awesome prizes!  Hop on over to the Coffee Lovers Blog... visit some people, get some inspiration and leave some love.. especially all of the awesome sponsors!  Then get to work and get some hot beverage craftiness going!  I'll be seeing you at some point for sure if you play along because I try really hard to visit each and every one of you!

Also, I'm hosting a giveaway this time around... check it out at the end of this post!

Speaking of Sponsors, for my first project I'm using a couple sets I won during the Summer hop and thought it would be fitting to say thanks!  So thanks so much Jane's Doodles for my awesome prizes!  Here's what I have for you today!


I am SO nuts about coffee!  The sets I won from Jane's Doodles are Nuts About You and Coffee Time.  Isn't that squirrel just the cutest??  I colored everything using my Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils and a water brush.  I love the variations in color that the watercoloring gives.


I wanted my little guy to be sitting on a stump so I pulled out the Scene Builder Dies from Craftin Desert Divas and used the tree stump from that set... it has stitches in all of the right places!  I diecut it in white and colored it with some watercolor.  It was perfect!

For my background layers, I used some stitched ovals from C.C. Designs and cut the top layer from that piece of watercolored paper I created to cut leaves out of... turns out it makes a good background too!


Do you see that teeny tiny adorable little cup???  I got that as a gift from a quite awesome crafty friend and I was so excited because while it's way too small for me, it's the perfect size for so many of the little critter and character stamps I have... LOVE that!  It's a Memory Box die... and I think you can get it here if you want it, but it just might be available in one of the Super Sponsor stores too so you should look if you're shopping... it is a definite must have for any Coffee Lover Hop Lover!  To think I'd gone so long not realizing I needed this tiny cup!  Thank you so much quite awesome crafty friend!


The coffee set from Janes Doodles... awesome!


The Coffee word die is from Your Next Stamp and it's great to turn any sentiment into a coffee sentiment!

So!  In an effort to support my Niece's little business, Little Lake Erie (she collects beach glass from the shores of Lake Erie and creates jewelry), I commissioned a couple special pieces and I'm giving away two of these really beautiful bracelets to two lucky commentors!


If you want to check out her little shop you can do so here!


And she will take special orders!  (Do you see that cute little heart punched out of the glass???)

So I'll be choosing winners from all of my blog posts during the hop!  Stop by ... let me know you were here... and make me smile (It's pretty easy to do)!


So!  Thank you SO much for stopping by here today!!  See you around the hop!




42 comments:

Lori said...

Such a fun card! The squirrel with his little coffe cup is too sweet!

Sylvana Collins said...

Your card is beautiful and rich in colors! Simply stunning! LOVE the sea glass jewelry!!!!

~amy~ said...

So, I made it up to you. Your first paragraph CRACKED ME UP. BTW, I love cookies.

Your squirrel card is absolutely SWEET! eep, the mug is perfect!

Your niece's work is amazing (wink).

Patti Krauss said...

Love your card. You niece is very talented too!

Stacy Sheldon said...

this is such a cute card, love the jewelry looks awesome too :)

Karen Letchworth said...

This is adorable. You always make me smile with your cards, Lisa.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Hetty said...

Your card is totally adorable, Lisa and the glass pieces with the coffee bean very special. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Turner said...

Lisa - this card just warms my heart - BIG TIME!!! Sooooo cute :) Love the glass bracelets - your niece is very talented and thanks for the chance to win one! xoxoxoxo

Tink said...

Your card is just TOO CUTE!

cjgusloff57 said...

A cute and fun fall card! Made me smile!

Shanna Slater said...

Love this!! Super cute, thanks for sharing :)

Shanna
www.caffeinatedcraftiness.wordpress.com

Rebecca Yahrling said...

The squirrel is just darling and the teeny cup is so perfect for him! Your card ... FABulous!!

Andrea W said...

Such a fun card Lisa! The squirrel and it's little cup are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win a bracelet made by your niece. Have fun with the hop and your extra day off!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the putting out cookies for AMY! Awesome! Cute card, love the squirrel! Yay for the Hop and Hoppers!

stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) said...

I love squirrels and I love coffee, so this is a match made in critter heaven! Your squirrel is wonderfully coloured too :)

Thanks for the chance at that lovely bracelet!

Scrapper69 said...

You are too FUNNY! Taking the day off... tehehehe -- right? they should totally have a national coffee Hop day! LOL Your card is adorable! LOVE the sweet image you colored up and fun elements you added! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!! PS - Drink LOTS of COFFEE!!! HUGS! :)

Theresa

Ann said...

Oh my goodness, that owl is so stinkin' cute. And I have a special place in my heart for beach glass. Love the bracelets.

Billie A said...

Beautiful coffee scene. Love the images. The bracelet is awesome and the beach glass and coffee bean charm is awesome.

Debra Rumpza said...

Ah dorable... ! Love your card.

Fiki said...

Love this card!
its so cute!

Chriss America Real said...

This card is adorable! It makes me smile!

Hugs,
Chriss
www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Tracey said...

Oh so adorable...love your sweet card, nuts about it! How perfect is that tiny cup!! I think you've convince me to play along, I need a break from scrapping, A coffee break..sounds perfect, off to check out what I do, How fun!

CarlavdM said...

I'm hoppin' backwards on the Fall Coffee blog hop and your 1st card is gorgeous, love your colouring and the tiny cup is adorable.

Jamie Patsilevas said...

Love all the details!!...absolutely adorable!!

Jean Chaney said...

You have convinced me to join in on the fun, Lisa. I love your card, and that beach glass is so pretty!

Celeste Goff said...

This card is beyond adorable! Love it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card and an equally wonderful piece of jewelry your niece made. Great prize.

Rachel Bullis said...

I love your card. That squirrel, just too cute.

Scrapandome said...

I love your card!!! Is sooo cute ♥
The jewelry looks awesome too

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your coffee loving squirrel, Lisa! Adorable!
Take Care!
Michele

Robyn Jordan said...

I love your cutest ever card! Isn't it crazy that we have these embellishments, and one we use them we wonder what took so long? I have done that too, many times!
Your nieces jewelry is so nice! I do love the coffee bean, and the heart cut out just "makes" it!
So sweet of you to give us a chance to win it!!
TFS <3

Ceal said...

super Cute!

Beverly S. said...

Lisa this one made me smile! Love your squirrel holding that tiny coffee cup (I need that die!)...also love the placement of your little mushrooms, acorns and coffee pot....just the CUTEST card!!! :) And I love your niece's bracelets....how smart she is!!!

Traci Cooley said...

Very nice card and cool necklace.

Helen F. said...

What a cute little guy on your card to start off this 'National Holiday', Lisa

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! How cute!!! It's also adorable the bracelet! Thank you for your kindness!!!

Becca Cruger said...

That teeny coffee cup. Squeee!! I can't even handle the cuteness! Your niece is one talented lady!

The Altered Paper said...

Fun blog post today! Love your little Squirrel cutie! Beautiful warm background!

Anne Sasko said...

So adorable! Thank you for sharing.

Dawn said...

Such a cute card and I love the squirrels tiny coffee cup. Your nieces is jewellery is stunning. xxx

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

So sweet!

Gail said...

This is the cutest squirrel every - lovely card creation as well - TFS and for the give-a-way - and I also thought everyone took of work for day 1 - hehehhehe