Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop

It's that time of year when Amy and the incredible Design Team at the Coffee Lovers Papercrafters,  have a fabulous blog hop, or as I like to think of it, extravaganza. These fabulous hops come once a season, and just in case you haven't heard of this (which I can't believe), or haven't checked it out, I urge you to do so. The array of cards and projects is both amazing and considerable. Go. Check it out. Leave some comments. Make a card. Maybe even win a prize! Oh...and have a cuppa!!

I made a little card for my incredibly talented, intelligent, beautiful, kind, and wonderful granddaughter, Melissa. She's a senior at the University of Wisconsin in the Journalism School. This girl was chosen as Wisconsin's only representative for the National Newspaper Association Foundation Washington News Fellow - Wisconsin Chapter. She spent time in D.C. interviewing members of Congress, and learning about a Supreme Court current case under review. Along with seven other college students, her job was to research, write, and submit a story for publication (the story is due in early April), based on the court case. She got home Tuesday, and stopped over to visit us old folks on her Spring break. We're so proud of her. Sure wish you could all meet this amazing young woman! Who knows, maybe someday soon you'll see her work...! 



Oh yeah... Card!
She's not a girly-girl, so I went with some Springtime blues and greens:



Springish, I think. The base is a very old piece of SU, either Ballet or Brocade blue. The stripes and polka dots are old as well, found in my scrap drawer, and just the colors I wanted. I used both an image file, and a font file from Silhouette and rather than cut them, I printed them and used an MFT die for the square. And one LF wood veneer heart. 


I've also made a card for the current challenge at Muse. As soon as I saw Jenni's card, I knew exactly which stamp set to use! Here' Jenni's card:




I went with the theme and colors:


All the stamps are from Newton's Nook colored with Copics. A scrap of white, pink, and pink gingham. Don't you just love baby cards?! Heading off...have a great weekend! As always...


45 comments:

CarlavdM said...

Oohh I like your COOL beans card for your granddaughter, it caught my eye at the coffee blog hop.

Macimbalo said...

Cool beans - love that cards!!!

Shelly said...

Wonderful cards, Bev! Love those COOL beans! :)
Happy Friday!!

Jenni's Jems said...

No wonder you are so proud she sounds like a poppet!and loving both your cards but my favourite of course has to be that sweet and adorable baby card !!:) Thank you for joining us this week at Muse x

Elizabeth said...

Very cool card! Love the beans!

Michele K. Henderson said...

What a fun card! I love the little beans! Too cool!

Helen Whitehead said...

Such a sweet baby card - clearly inspired by the example but with its own charm. Lovely!

sandie said...

wow no wonder you are proud of her, she sounds amazing. And the perfect non girly card. Have a fun weekend x

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your granddaughter will love this cool card!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is FABULOUS!! I'm a coffee lover, too. Thanks for sharing your talents.

For another fun challenge, you're welcome to join us at Word Art Wednesday (our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp). We'd love to have you. www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

~amy~ said...

Cool Beans, love that and so will your granddaughter. They grow up so quickly, don't they?

Sweet baby card too, can't go wrong with pink + white gingham.

Fiki said...

great card!

Ann said...

Super cute cards. Love the green and pink themes.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are great but I love the Cool Beans one best.

Nikki C said...

Kewl coffee beans you have made

Tink said...

Fun cards! Love the colors

Arianna Barbara said...

Fun and sweet cards!!!

vinita jain said...

So cool and CAS cuteness!

Julia Aston said...

Cute little beans! love the mix of patterns too! A lovely card for your talented granddaughter!

Hetty said...

Hi Bev, that cool beans is such a fun idea
and the clothes line is adorable.

Ardyth said...

Great cards, Bev! Love the sweet pink baby card - such a fun take on Jenni's - clearly inspired but equally clearly 'you'! Thanks so much for joining us Muse this week!

Karen D. said...

very sweet cards....
tfs,
Karen

Helen Gullett said...

Adorable cards!!!

Vonmariedesign said...

Those are fun and sweet cards!!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

How fun! Great cards.

Cynthia Cole said...

Great Cool Beans card!

Lisa said...

Very cool coffee card! And such a sweet sweet baby card!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great cards, Bev! I love your take on Jenni's Muse card - it really is adorable! Your granddaughter sounds like a terrific young woman earning some really fabulous opportunities!

Tracie Pond said...

How cute!

Brenda said...

What an amazing granddaughter you have Bev and I have no doubt we will be seeing some of her writing published one day soon! I love the coffee bean card you made for her, the beans are to cute! And I love the papers you used as well. Now this baby card, OMGosh, it is so sweet and just too precious! I love it too! Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

What an accomplished young woman Melissa is, Bev ... must take after Grandma! Your cool beans are fabulous ... fun and playful and sure to raise a smile ... she'll love it! Your baby card is darling ... so beyond cute ... and I'm calling winner winner chicken dinner on it! Hope your weekend's been wonderful, my friend ... still owe you an email ... soon! Miss you loads! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Nance said...

Two adorable cards! And love your literal CASE of the Muse card.

JessicaLynnOriginal Rubber Stamps said...

Fabulous! I love the Coffee Lovers Blog hop I am always so inspired by all of the amazing card and crafting artists. I really love your cards. thank you for sharing!

Have a great day!
Jessica Lynn
http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.net

Barb Ghig said...

Your coffee beans are so cute and I love your take on Jenni's Muse card, Bev! Two adorable cards!!!

Lisa Maxner said...

Cute cards. Thank you for sharing.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Such a fun card for your granddaughter!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your granddaughter sounds like a wonderful young woman but how could she not turn out that way with a grandmother like you... I am sure she enjoyed the fun coffee themed card!
And the baby girl card is just so sweet and adorable!

Cindy C. said...

Super cool coffee beans indeed! Great pattern paper for them too.
Card for your grand-daughter is darling.

Psychomak said...

That is one of my friends favorite sayings!!

Helen F. said...

Cool beans ~ so fun :-)! Love the baby card too, Bev

Monika Reeck said...

the Beans so so cuuutee love the smile
and the baby card ooh so darling
great cards both Miss Lady

D.Ann C said...

What fun cards! Congrats to your granddaughter!

Geri said...

Wowzers girl...you've been one heck of busy little crafter!!!

First of all - a huge congrats to Melissa! You must be so proud of her :)

Your card definitely is 'springish' and so dang cool....cuz it's got polkie dots AND stripes! Makes my heart pitter-patter faster. Guaranteed to do the same for Melissa!

The baby card is delightful! I am soooooooooo going to case this sweet creation! The gingham rocks, but it's the onsies and the really cool 'hello' that really rocks. Sweet spot for the little flower blossom too!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So cute!!!

cm said...

Your Melissa sounds like a most remarkable, accomplished young woman. Exciting doors of opportunity are opening for her and she'll pass through them with great success, giventhe myriad of gifts she possesses and her obvious strong work ethic. Your pride in and love for her are readily apparent in your words and, especially, in the ultra *Cool Beans*! How cute are those faces! I know she adores this, as do I. Your baby card is cutie-patootie darling! Happy sighs in seeing both these gems...
Hugs, love and misses,
~c