Saturday, June 6, 2015

Hop Hop

It's a Double Hop for me today! Two cards, two hops! And you know you wanna too!!! Tried to get these cards done the other day, but somehow my week got in the way. The Queen of Coffee and Cardmaking, Amy Tsuruta, is hosting the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and if you've not heard of it, do click on the links and check it out. It's fun, it's fantastic, and full of fabulous prizes. "...don't miss it, don't even be late!" (can you name that tune?)


Here's a little peek at a few of the Sponsors...



And my summery-colored coffee card:


Huh. Seems even coffee is taking selfies these days...who knew?!

Except for the Michaels white base, all papers are scraps (yay!). A TE polaroid die, and PTI coffee cup stamp and die. The letters are from Fancy Pants, and the sun was cut with my Silhouette. A random tropical flower sticker, and done. 

Next I'm hopping along with the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop. Sweet Miss Paulina has once again created a fun hop. And who doesn't like watercoloring?! I'll admit I'm not very good at it, but I did come up with something that is eye pleasing (to me at least). Head on over and hop along! 


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And check out her sponsors...

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And my little card:


I LOVE PPP's Stitched Banner Duo. Really and truly I duo (sorry, couldn't resist). Knew I wanted to use it here. Took some watercolor paper and painted pink stripes which I then cut with my scallop punch. Die cut the main panel and attached the watercolored strips, added some fat gold thread, and a few gold sequins. Stampabilities gold ink with a PTI stamp. Very girly. Fairly CAS. I like the way it turned out. A different approach to watercoloring! 

Get along now. Check out the amazing Hostesses, their sponsors, and join in the fun. Hope to see you there! Happy Dances everyone!

73 comments:

~amy~ said...

YAY!!!!! So glad that you're linking up! Coffee Selfies...love it! LOVE your watercolor card too Bev!
Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

What a fun Summer card-perfect!
Nessa xxx

sofia andersson said...

Wow Bev! Both of those cards are so pretty and summer-y! Absolutely fresh and oh-so-stunning! And love the coffee-selfie :D
Hugs,
Sofia

KT Fit Kitty said...

Two gorgeous cards! The coffee card is so fun with the Polaroid and the sun! Great card for the hop!

Love your watercolour scalloped strips - fabulous idea and m my favourite colour!

BunnyD said...

Lovely card. Love the scalloped pink filled window. Very original!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun clean coffee card - I love the colors - and the colors for Pretty Pink -- gorgeousness!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful cards. TFS

Connie Mercer said...

Sweet,sweet card~ Love how it all came together:)

Judy1223 said...

Oh, my, Bev, what a racy little coffee card! LOVE the sentiment...very punny, I do love puns!! Great fun summer colors, too! Both cards are awesome, as usual...and happy hopping to you, my friend! Have a great day!

Nora N. said...

Oh how fun are these cards? I LOVE your coffee card. I always want to join these fun kind of hops but thought I didn't have anything for them. Then I saw your project. I have that stamp set and die!! Thank you for the inspiration.

As for your second card-GENIUS!! I have been playing around for the past few days with my watercolors and EVERY SINGLE THING has gone in the garbage. I always color things too dark for my liking. I took a watercolor class in college too and you would think I would be better at it then I am .

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!!

Milka Gubo said...

Lovely cards. :-D

Shelly said...

Oooh, your coffee card is awesome! Makes me smile...Love the #you'rehot! And how pretty is your birthday card?!!...Love!

Monica Taylor said...

Cute!
♥ Monica
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Sylvia said...

Such cute cards, love the selfie! and the little one as well! Happy hopping, Bev!

Lori Kobular said...

Love your adorable cards! The coffee one really looks summery!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your coffee selfie card made me laugh! First the sentiment and then the comment about the selfie! And your pink scallops are so pretty! Great idea!

D.Ann said...

Coffee selfie... what a hoot!! : )

Maria said...

Awesome cards! Love the summery coffee card and second card is so pretty with the layers and sequins!

Annette Allen said...

both of these cards are so cute..

Ann said...

Ha! Love the # on your first card. Super cute with the coffee.

I Card Everyone said...

Fantastic duo of cards, Bev!! If I duo say so myself!
Hope to hop along soon!
=] m

wendy said...

really cute, fun sentiment !

Kylie said...

Two adorable cards, Bev! The coffee in the photo frame is so cute! Love the watercolours used with the scallop and framed in the banner! xx

Brenda said...

I had to laugh at your coffee selfie Bev! That card is so cute! Who knew coffee was getting in on the selfie ban wagon. lol But coffee is so in (too bad I don't like it) so it is only fitting that it does selfies. lol I love your watercoloring card too, very interesting and unique and I love it! Hugs, Brenda

Bunny said...

Very pretty. Love the technique.

Nancy said...

Two very FUN cards! Love the coffee card sentiment! Too cute!

Doudou said...

Lovely cards! Love the colors☺

*Vicki* said...

These are both really wonderful creations!! Love the fun Polaroid coffee design with the fun peeking behind! :) The water colored pink scallops on the banner is so pretty especially with the touch of gold! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Heggins said...

Two fabby cards my sweet friend! I love them both and the soft sweet colors you used too. I see your Cubbies won yesterday so I know all is well with you. Hope they do the same today. I am hoping to get to my coffee hop card later today. Have a fabulous rest of your day!

Betty Wright said...

These are fantastic! LOVE the hashtag with the coffee! Awesome!

Becca Cruger said...

Whew.... hopping along and I've made it all the way to see your super star of a coffee mug. You know what they say... selfies always display your best version of a self. I'm sure that mug feels very skinny. :D And I just adore that sweet watercolored banner in your second design. Ok. I'm hopping away now! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Fifi said...

Here from the PPP blog hop and I have to say your scallop card is most unusual, love it <3

Celeste Goff said...

Just fabulous!

Laura Norris said...

Love your coffee selfie card! What a fun idea...and beautiful card too! Thanks for always leaving such kind comments over at my blog! You are so kind.

Brandi R said...

Awesome cards! Love them both ♥

Karenladd said...

Hee hee....a coffee selfie...! Love these fun cards!

Rosemary said...

really fun set of cards... love the pink scallops on the second one... so sweet!

Petra Swart said...

Love that cute summer, fun, coffee card, Bev!!!!
The pink scallops on the second card are beautiful!!! Love the gold twine and sequins to add some sparkle!!!!
Have a super week!!!!

Fotinia said...

I like this pink waves especially with gold accents!!!

Carol L said...

This is twice the summer fun with coffee and pink ruffles! Great cards, I especially like the way you incorporated those scallops with the white banner!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These look great!!! I love the way you filled the inside of the banner cut and the photo frame!

Angeline Choo said...

You're hot and a cup of coffee? GENIUS! :)

vinita jain said...

I adore both the creations!!! Love your watercoloring and a stitched banner is very beautiful!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very cute!

Jingle said...

These are both great cards!

KayM said...

Cute cute cards, both of them!! Love the layered scallops in the second one! So pretty!

Jennifer Scull said...

thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! :)

your coffee card made me smile, as did your fun comment about selfies! too cute!

and your other card is just lovely!

have a most wonderful day!

Taunya Butler said...

SUPER love these two cards and how perfect they are for the challenges and the hops!! They capture the essence of what the hops are supposed to achieve and are just so amazing and so well down!!

SonjaK said...

Great cards, Bev! The greeting on your coffee card is so clever and fun, and your birthday card is awesomely elegant. Those pink scallops remind me of a beautiful silk summer dress. Gorgeous!

Maura Hibbitts said...

Sweet card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

such a fun card and that cup is so very cute! I love your sentiment too!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Super cute...I love coffee selfies!

maria f. said...

The first makes me grin. The second, "awwww".

Anita in France said...

Well, your cute coffee card certainly merited a selfie, Bev ... it's fun and so fabulous! Your pink ruffles ... oh my goodness ... they're gorgeous ... all delicate and dimensional in their crisp white frame ... I'm thinking tulle tutu! Amazing creativity, sweet friend! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

Anja Curvers said...

Wow they really look awesome.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Bev, this is gorgeous. I love the sun and flower you've added to the sleeve. The polaroid and hashtag give it a modern twist. Perfect card for the hop.

Thanks for stopping by my entry and I hope you'll hop back soon.
Hugs,
Em x

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Beautiful cards, love the cute little hibiscus on the first one with that fun hastag! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

Deepti said...

Super fun cards! I like the summer feel of these cards :)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Great cards! Love that hashtag and the birthday card...that is just CAS gorgeousness!

Ceal said...

great cards

cm said...

Bev, both your cards are 'hot' little numbers! Love the coffee 'selfie' (too funny) with that pretty pink frame. Your banner card is a duo-delight, and I'm crushing over another showing of pretty pink! Speaking of pink: I finally got the 'courage' to colour one of the darling ballerinas you sent me (yayyy...I didn't mess up!!) to make a card for Ms. T. I'd love for you to check it out when you have a moment! Because of YOU, I have something special for my girly...couldn't have done it without you! THANK YOU!
Hugs and love, ~c

Marybeth said...

Bev, I love that beautiful summer bloom coffee mug.... as pretty as can be! Oh my gosh your scalloped pink watercolor is amazing , love the color and design!

Greta said...

2 fun cards! Love all those scallops!

Sherry Butcher said...

Great card, love "bean" sentiment, Thanks for sharing. And thanks for commenting on my post. sherry

Kim S said...

Absolutely charming!! That hashtag sentiment is so cute on the hot pink - great color scheme! And the cute banner of scallops is a brilliant look.

Martha said...

Bev, love your darling cards.
The pink scallops melt my heart. ♥
Beautifully done!

Pam said...

2 fab cards! A coffee selfie - love it. those pink water colored scallops are so pretty. Great paired with the gold.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so super fun!!!

Helen F. said...

Both cards are fabulous, Bev! The coffee card is totally cool :-)

Geri said...

Two more ah-mazing cards! I love, love, love te 'selfie' card. The chevrons & sun create a 'beach' feel which translates to hot weather which translates to coffee! Best part is coffee won't give us wrinkles if we forget the sunscreen!

Second card...OMG...winner, winner turkey dinner! Yep, we're talking turkey here, not chicken! ABSOLUTELY stunning! Beautiful water coloring and out-of-this-world cool design - especially the criss-crossed gold thread!

Sunny day here so I'm off to the play in the yard shortly!

Cheryl said...

So cute! The coffee selfie is priceless!

Patry Ro said...

Hi Bev !! This is so cute card!! Sweet and pretty!! TFS!!

Kylie said...

You make me laugh with your witty posts. You feed my imagination with your creativity. Beautiful cards, my friend!