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!