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Friday, June 05, 2015

STAMPlorations and the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + Extra Prizes!


Heads up, STAMPlorations friends! There's a fun blog hop starting today for those of us who love or enjoy a cup of coffee! The hop is hosted by Amy Tsuruta and Chaitali Narla.

Amy and Chaitali have invited 30+ sponsors for the hop, including STAMPlorations, who are offering tons of fabulous prizes! Play along by creating a summer-y themed coffee, tea and/or cocoa project. Post it on your blog and then link it up at the linky found on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. The linky is open until Friday, June 12, at 11:59 p.m. PDT (GMT-7). Winners of sponsor prizes will be randomly drawn!


Here's a card to inspire you:

ALOHA SUMMER WITH A WHOLE LATTE LOVE
One Layer Card
To create this card, I stamped, colored with alcohol markers, and masked the large coffee cup stamp, stamped the aloha summer sentiment in Orange Soda ink (Hero Arts), and sponged it with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink. I stamped the grunge newsprint stamp and grunge dots in Espresso Truffle Memento Luxe ink, as well as stamped the artsy borders and coffee beans in Rich Cocoa Memento Luxe ink. Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink.




BLOG CANDY ALERT!


Summer's here and to celebrate, we're giving away extra prizes in case you're not able to link up a project or two by next Friday.

Here on the STAMPlorations blog, you could win a $10 gift certificate to use on the shop, coffee stamps (Coffee Cup Large and Latte Love stamps), or the summer stamps (Aloha Summer + Love Letter in the Sand, and Beach Therapy) that I used in my card.

To win, just answer this burning question: WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT SUMMER?

You can increase your chances of winning by:
  • commenting on this post and following our blog (via Google Friend Connect)
  • liking our Facebook page and then posting your answer on the Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop post found there. Just scroll and you'll see the Summer Coffee Lovers graphic --> Go to our Facebook page for an entry.
  • following the STAMPlorations board on Pinterest
Click here to go to the STAMPlorations board on Pinterest and then click on the "Follow Board" button on the top right of the page. We've got notifications on so we'll know who has started following us.
Already following us on Pinterest? Leave a comment on this post with the name you're using on Pinterest so we can make sure to throw your name in the hat for the random drawing (and so we can follow you back too!).

You have until Saturday, June 13, at 11:59 p.m. PDT (GMT-7) to comment here and/or on our Facebook page, as well as follow our Pinterest board. We'll be picking 3 winners: one winner who'll receive a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations shop, 1 winner who'll receive the coffee stamps, and 1 winner who'll receive the summer stamps. We'll announce the winners on June 14. Easy peasy!

Happy hopping!

108 comments:

  1. I love the background paper you've created and awesome cup with sentiment..very summery! Thanks for sponsoring!

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  2. love your card Shery! I used your stencil on my first bloghop entry. Helene

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  3. Wonderful summer card. Love the tropical feel. I love the longer days full of sun shine in the summer time. I am a friend on facebook, and follow your Pinterest, I'm Ann Custer on Pinterest.

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  4. LoveLoveLove
    Nothing says Summer like Aloha Summer! Those Coffee Cup stamps are now on my wish list...so fun!
    Thanks for being a Super Sponsor♡

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  5. This is a very fun card! My favorite thing about summer is the warm weather and the long days!

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  6. Perfect summer coffee card, Shery! I love that summer means time at the lake in our boat. Of course, with the drought, looks like it'll have to wait until next year. Good time for camping, too, so that's what we'll do!

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  7. How is it that I missed the cup stamp? Really? Shame on me! LOVE IT

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  8. Love the grungy style of your card and stamps and such wonderful colors!

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  9. Wow! I love these fresh colors! Super fun card!

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  10. Shery, your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love this stamp! Perfect for the hop! What do I love most about summer - beach walks! Thanks for being a Super Sponsor!

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  11. Your card is gorgeous. Love how the coffee takes center stage.
    I always look forward summer because the kids are off school and I get to spend time with them and go on picnics and go swimming. Perfect:)

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  12. Absolutely love that grunge coffee stamp!! The card is just perfect.

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  13. What a fantastic card Shery!! Love how you work in the grunge, the stamps, the boarders...it's all fantastic!! The burning question answer is being outside and enjoying the fishing, campfires, music in the park etc!!

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  14. beautiful card!! love it!! fireflies is one thing I love about Summer. another thing is being able to visit places..

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  15. Love the summer colors!!! great card. What I love about summer is our family trip. Can't wait to get away

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  16. What a fun summer coffee card, love all your looks of layers, Shery! Thanks for sponsoring this wonderful event.

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  17. Beautiful coffee card! Love the summer as the days get longer and warmer so that I can wear my flipflops!

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  18. Love all the fab layers in your card! Thanks SO MUCH for sponsoring the hop and for the EXTRA prize chance, too!!
    Longer days is what I love most about summer... seems like one gets more done!

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  19. I love not having to wear socks! UGH - My toes like to be "free".

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  20. Your card is AWESOME! Love that Aloha Summer stamp and the newspaper print one too!

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  21. Hello, hello, what a lark. Love the card. Hope to make a little something to link up. Hugz

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  22. Such a cool card! Love the aloha summer background!

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  23. What a brilliant card, your style is incredible. Have popped over the Facebook and commented and now following on Pinterest. How was I not following before????

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  24. Summer... I love everything! Wait, not the bugs :D This is a perfect card for the hop! I'm hoping to add my own soon...

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  25. Love this card! My favorite part of summer is blending fresh fruit smoothies on a hot day! Following on Pinterest as AllMyLoveCrafts.

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  26. Cool card. My favorite part of summer is that I am not in school. (Teacher.)

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  27. What an amazing card!! What I love most about summer is spending time at the beach include paddle boarding. I love living so close to the water.

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  28. OMGosh, this is an amazing card! I just love the Artsy Border stamps!!! I thought you had hand doodled all over the card. How cool that even someone like me, who can't doodle worth a flip, could have cool looking hand-work on a project with just a simple stamp.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Cheryl! The Artsy Border stamps are my hand doodles -- decided to turn them into stamps so I wouldn't have to keep doodling the same thing again and again ;o)

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  29. Love this amazing card and the stamps are awesome! I follow on FB and Pinterest both under the name Celeste Cotter Goff

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  30. Love this amazing card ! follow on FB under the name Evita Rojas and Pinterest both under the name Centellazul

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  31. My head is spinning from all the fab creations!!! Love it!
    Thanks so much for sponsoring the hop!

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    1. I followed the blog (yay!) and Pinterest (yay again!) and commented on FB (triple yay!) LOL. Thanks for all the fun!

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  32. Wow! Your ability to combine patterns, textures, sentiments and colors amazes me, Shery! This is just outstanding! So glad I have the little coffee cup stamp-I love it and it sure came in handy for this hop! Thanks so much for being a sponsor!

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  33. Awesome card! Love the background you created. ♥

    My favorite thing about summer....seeing the sun and feeling the warmth after our LONG and cold winters ♥♥

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    1. Already a follower (blog, Facebook, and Pintrest (keelalagirl55) ♥

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  34. LOVE your grungy coffee card design and already follow by email and google! My favorite thing about summer is fresh summer fruit salad!

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  35. I already follow on Pinterest as Karen Ladd

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  36. Love your card Shery - and summer - I love gardening, fresh homegrown vegetables, and stamping :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  37. LOve so beautiful! For the summer love to enjoy family outings with the good weather and sun!

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  38. Absolutely a cool and grungy creation, love your style! In summers i enjoyed to sit in AC room and love my crafting work, enjoyed lots of icecreams or enjoyed outing with my family at any Hill station!

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  39. Love this card ~~ so many incredible techniques used! Summer is more time for horse work here; gotta' love that!!

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  40. Love this card! So much interest in one small space! And the colors, and the doodle border, and the coffee cup...love everything about it. And summertime...wearing sandals. Love my sandals, lol! Bev

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  41. Fabulous card, Shery...I love that latte stamp! Summertime love: having the summer off, visiting my family and, of course, bike races!
    Hugs~c

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  42. The yellow, orange and deep brown is a color combination I'd never think of, but I really like it. Great card.

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  43. Gorgeous card!! Love it! :-D
    Thank you for the opportunity to win your awesome products. :-D I love everything about the summer: flowers, vegetables, fruits, sun, swimming in the sea, wearing flip-flops, ice cream, collecting herbs, birds, bees, butterflies... EVERYTHING!! :-D

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  44. Fabulous card Shery, I love, love, love it! Well done on the lid of the cup!

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  45. Very cute - coffee and summer - yahoo!!!

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  46. In love with this card...especially coming from Hawaii. The background with all the detailed stamping is so fun!

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  47. Love the card. Great stamp sets.
    ♥ Monica
    Would love for you to join my blog celebration for a chance to win some blog candy.
    Taylormadecards4u – My personal Blog!

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  48. Great card!! I latte love it!! My favorite thing about summer is Milwaukees Summerfest :)

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  49. Totally awesome card!!! Love the messy feel to it!

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  50. Yaaaayyyyy! I'm so happy to see some new sketchy designs and an even BIGGER coffee cup!

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  51. Hi Shery!!! AMAZING CARD!!! I love it!! The sets are incredible!!! Thanks for sharing and happy hop!!!

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    1. the name I am using on Pinterest and Facebook is Patry Ro. I am following you on the blog, FB and Pinterest. Thanks!!!

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  52. Cool background Shery Love really love your idea
    this can be for woman or manly card
    cool card and love your coffee cup stamp
    Shery in summer I love that its warm like in Indonesia
    I dont like cold weather
    I can wear my batik dress n rock in the summer time hehe
    Hugs, Monika

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  53. Super cool card! I love summer because, even though we home school our kids, I get to spend some more relaxed time with them. I like the long days and sunshine and sitting with my feet in the pool.

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  54. Such a fabulous card! Love the sketchy look!

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  55. Ice cream and going to the beach with my family! Love your card!
    And my Pinterest is theleafstudio (https://www.pinterest.com/theleafstudio/)
    Thanks for the blog candy!
    Lilian

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  56. moved back to Michigan to be surrounded by water in the summer!! :) (just LUV this card and the background choices!)

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  57. love that fun card with the marvy borders and newsprint bg!!!

    I enjoy cooking out on the grill during the summer. food always tastes better when it is cooked over the coals of the BBQ! :)

    thanks for the chance to win! I'm a new follower to both your blog and PInterest.

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  58. Love your coffee products so much fun :)
    Kate xx

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  59. Love thatn mixed media set and how you used it on this card. Great job.

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  60. Just spent a wonderful weekend at Lake Constance with my feet dangling in the crystal clear water... That's one of the best things about summer IMO! You have created another one layer wonder, girl! That coffee cup's intensity is incredible. Love those borders too, and how you worked a coffee bean border in there too :)

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  61. Oh wow! I love this card. Great design. I love summer because of the weather, the bright colors that come out & we can wear shorts. LOL! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  62. Oh wow! I love this card. Great design. I love summer because of the weather, the bright colors that come out & we can wear shorts. LOL! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. Shery, your cards are always amazing and this is certainly no exception -- LOVE enjoying your talent! Thanks so much for being a sponsor!

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  64. I LOVE the stamps you have! I love summer because I get to wear all the cute clothes I bought last year on sale :) Thanks for being an awesome sponsor!

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  65. Fabulous card! What I love about the summer is eating ice cream and wearing flip flops!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  66. Oh mannnnn that grunge set with the coffee cup is FABulous!! Thanks for sponsoring the hop.

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  67. Awesome card. Love the grunge stamp set! I live in So. FL so it's summer all year long here. But I'll say the first day of summer is my favorite because it's also my mom's birthday & I sure love my mama!

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  68. Wonderful card! Love all the coffee-themed products overed by STAMPlorations!

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  69. Follow you on Pinterest (Debbie Owens). Also my favorite summer activity is not working and going camping!

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  70. Wow great card and those stamps are awesome. Thank you for being a sponsor I follow the blog, like facebook, follow through pinterest my name ( anja Curvers)

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  71. what a great summery card! and, the sentiment is awesome too! I live in a college town so my favorite part about the summer is when everything slows down a little - traffic is lighter, lines are shorter and it's just a little more relaxed everywhere. Love when the students are here too but just nice to have a breather. :)

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  72. Lovin' that card almost as much as I love iced coffee. No frills, just ice and...well... coffee. Summer is when I can where next to nothing and no one cares because, they too, are practically nekid.

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  73. Lovin' that card almost as much as I love iced coffee. No frills, just ice and...well... coffee. Summer is when I can where next to nothing and no one cares because, they too, are practically nekid.

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  74. Thanks for being one of the generous sponsors. Your card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  75. I love love love the use of color in this card!

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  76. What a stunning card! Just gorgeous. Thanks for sponsoring this fun hop & offering wonderful inspiration! Best, CG

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  77. Such a very fun card! My favorite thing about Summer is the beautiful flowers of the Season and the daylight lasting until late into the evenings

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  78. Hawaiian latte, love it ... as long as I can have mine black! LOL Great mixed media card, Shery! Hugs xxx

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  79. I just love all those stamped layers! Super card!

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