Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Not Decaf!!! Coffee Lovers Hop

"There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person."
                                                                                    -------------- Dan Greenberg

Hi, Friends.....

As promised, I am here with a card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Hop.  There is still plenty of time to make a project and link up and/or hop along for prizes.  Deadline is Friday, June 12th @ 11:59 pm Pacific.  I hope you will join all of us!!

Our project is supposed to be summer-themed and nothing says summer to me like vibrant tie-dye colors.  Love love love them!!!  I had to use them for my fun card.

I made this card for our young pastor who came to my rescue today by making a pot of coffee during Vacation Bible School.  A combo of late night and early morning for me and I was in baaaaaaaaaad need!  Imagine my desperation when I discovered no one had made any!  I am GLAD he did NOT make decaf!!  Ha. 

I looked through my stamps when I got home and found this silly owl.  I thought he looked pretty wired, so I made up this sentiment to go with it.  I'll probably write something inside like "Thanks for making coffee.  I needed it!"  I thought the crazy angles, googly eyes, and the wild tie-dye look (DCWV Tie-Dye Stack) characterized the caffeine high well!  I am hoping the black matting makes it look masculine.  What do you think?


Do you like the neon starburst tags??? They are much brighter than my camera was able to pick up. I even have an extra pack of them that I will send to someone if you leave a comment by 11:59 pm PDT Friday, June 12, 2015 telling me a good coffee/tea/or cocoa story, joke, or funny brand name or something that will make me laugh!  I'll pick my favorite and send this to them.  PLEASE LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!!!!

You might wonder how I printed the sentiment on my tag.  I printed it out on a separate piece of paper first, then washi taped the tag in place over a second sheet of paper.  Holding it in front of a window helps to see it better.  

I suggest reducing the tackiness of the washi a little first by sticking it to your pant leg or something so it doesn't damage your tag when you remove it.  I didn't have any trouble feeding it through my printer.  Afterwards, it is important to heat emboss it to prevent smearing.  (Guess how I know......Ha!)  I also heat embossed my little owl with clear powder after stamping it with Onyx Black Tsukineko - Versafine Ink.

Did you know I have another GIVEAWAY currently going on to celebrate last weekend's Watercolor Hop AND this summer Coffee Lovers Hop.
You could win this stamp!!!!

Here's how to enter my GIVEAWAY:
1.  Comment on this or ANY of my Watercolor Hop or Coffee Lover Hop posts by 11:59 pm PDT Friday, June 12, 2015.
2.   Please leave your email address with your comment.  If I do not have a way to contact you, I will select a different winner.  I would be so sad for you to miss out!!
3.  I will announce the winner on Saturday, June 13th.  

Thank you for coming to visit.  I hope to see you again soon!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
2. Wow! Embossing Powder June Challenge - Summer
3. The Paper Girls Challenge #81 - Father's Day/ Masculine
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Masculine
5. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #157 - Father's Day/For a Man


  1. AWK!!! That little owl looks the way I feel on far too many days...and it's not even the caffeine that does it! The tie-dye is definitely summery and fun, and perfectly captures the energy level of that little googly eyed bird. So glad someone was on the ball and kept your motor running with coffee!! Your pastor will get a kick out of it and it's always nice to be appreciated. Thanks for the printing tip! I used to use regular Scotch tape to adhere my shape over the original test print...because washi tape wasn't even a "thing" yet when I first started printing out sentiments on computer. My poor printer bit the dust a year ago though so until I get another one I'm stuck with stamped sentiments. I will, however, remember the washi tape tip because using Scotch Tape always ran the risk of tearing my printed shape, argh!
    So glad you were able to whip up a fun coffee card for the hop!

  2. I don't know about making you laugh but you certainly did with that funny sentiment and googly eyed owl! Love this summery tie dye paper, appropriate with your owl image, super cute creation! Awesome giveaway!

  3. What a fun card! Love these bright neon colours! Thanks for the great tip for printing on the neon shape - I haven't done this before. Thanks for your giveaway! Here's my coffee joke: Q: What do you call sad coffee?" A: Despresso.

  4. LOL...love your owl card Janis!
    Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  5. What a fun card! Love that image with that sentiment!

  6. Oh Janis, I love your cat cartoon...that could be so true at my house if I drank coffee. There are nights when the cats stalk me eating my dinner! However with the warm weather they sleep a lot more, but up around 4am! Fabulous card, the neon colors do reflect what the brain must look like on caffeine....love that owl! Have a wonderful Wednesday and happy hopping!

  7. Gorgeous card Janis :-) I love there neon colours and the google eyed owl, haha, just perfect with the sentiment :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  8. Janis
    If I am not wrong it is Blog Hop for Coffee Lovers also I guess the card must be with coffee Images or coffee sentiment and in SUMMER color
    but your card is cute
    Dont count me on the Giveaway I life far away in Germany
    and your card color is really summer..
    dont get angry to me please but I only think all the card must be with coffee images hehehe (LOL)

    1. I think it will work because it is coffee-themed......and I sort of have images of the caffeine high. lol....
      Thanks for stopping by.


  9. Wow!!! super cute. I love the neon colors. they go perfect with the sentiment. TFS

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

  10. What a HOOT! LOVE googly-eyes on anything, but paired with that sentiment, it's FAB!

    The only coffee joke I can think of is a groaner...

    What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic?



  11. fun! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  12. That funny little owl looks like he's had a triple shot of espresso this morning! Very cute, and such a vibrant background. Great card. Bev

  13. What a fun card! Just love that sentiment, lol! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

  14. Bright and cheerful!Love this!

  15. What a fun and colorful card! I am not a coffee drinker so my only story is the one time I tried it in college--I couldn't sleep that night and I love my sleep.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  16. LOL :-D Your card is so so funny! :-D

  17. Love the bright colours you used. That owl looks suitably jazzed. Can't think of anything funny about coffee. Who can joke about something so essential to life! Hugz

  18. you got a laugh with that funny sentiment and googly eyed owl, TFS.

  19. OMGosh this is so super cute. thanks for the chance to win. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

  20. Hahaha - I love coming to blogs that just clearly have a GREAT sense of humor. This is such an amazingly bright, vibrant humorous design!

  21. HeeHee! I love this fun card. Googly eyes get me every time!

  22. Super nice and fun card!! Thanks for sharing it!!!


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