Friday, June 12, 2015

Time For Coffee!!! Coffee Lovers Hop





“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.”   
                                                                                     ---------------Dave Barry

Hi, Friends......

I am here with my second and final entry for the Summer Coffee Lovers Hop

 
Remember that I have two giveaways going on right now.  Details are below!!

Freddy, my new rooster.
My card is inspired by my new rooster, Freddy.  A few of you might remember that I lost my other rooster a year ago in March.  I've been rooster-less since then.  I was delighted when a friend offered me one of her extras.  It's been wonderful hearing a rooster crowing (at all hours!!!) in my yard again.  Coffee and a rooster seemed like a natural combination for a card.  :)



This card was a challenge for me since I am a novice at sponging, but I like how it turned out.  I am on the eastern side of my time zone, so the sun comes up VERY early in summer.  Freddy starts crowing pretty early to tell me it is time for coffee!  :)  

My rooster is stamped with Onyx Black Tsukineko - Versafine Ink, and heat embossed with clear powder.  I considered adding in some grass, but decided to go very plain to let the sunrise and my rooster  take center stage.  I printed out my own sentiment since I didn't have one I liked for this card.  

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY INFO........

I have a GIVEAWAY currently going on to celebrate last weekend's Watercolor Hop AND this Summer Coffee Lovers Hop.....and today is the LAST day to enter!!!!

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.  


I also have a SECOND giveaway going on....but you have to go to THIS POST to enter it.  It also ends today!!!  Eeeek!!!  Better hurry!!!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I hope you have a lovely weekend!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
2. Inspired by Stamping - IBSIC - 94 I used the color palette.














3. Unruly Paper Arts - June Art Quest 2 - The Great Outdoors
4. Little Red Wagon Challenge #293 - Old MacDonald Had A Farm
5. DL.Art June Linky Challenge - Anything Goes

32 comments:

ionabunny said...

Hi Janis, love your rooster card. Luckily the one I have at the moment isn't an early riser. He's a bit laid back. Perfect for me LOL. Have a wonderful day. Hugz

Hetty said...

You did a wonderful job on the sponging!
Your card is a wonderful ide? Great rooster.
Have a wonderful day.

Anja Curvers said...

Wow how cool and clever is this?

Sylvia said...

Hi Janis, love your roosters, both of them, I always loved hearing the roosters in the morning, got used to it at daybreak...don't live near any now. I am with you on roosters going with coffee...fabulous card! Nice coming by your blog during this event, happy hopping in Idaho!

vinita jain said...

Love your awesome sponging, created a beautiful morning scene with a lovely rooster!

Joanne said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the sponging technique you used. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous background and fun rooster! Great coffee card! I like your real-life rooster too - what a joy!
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wendy said...

really terrific card

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! I love your sunrise card with that adorable chicken! I can hear him cock-a-doodle-doing right now!

Karenladd said...

Wonderful sponged landscape Janis! You completely rocked that sunrise...oh my!!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Great card, love the background! Loved the little grumpy cat meme at the top too, made me lol! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Shelly said...

Such a fun and fabulous card!

lisa808 said...

Fun card (and I would not have thought you were a novice at sponging!). Thanks for joining us at IBS!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful scene you created. Great inspiration. TFS

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D.Ann C said...

You did a fab sponging job!! love your funny jokes, too!
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Happy Dance said...

Freddie sounds like the perfect alarm clock. And this is a wonderful card. Love your sponged early morning sky and hills. Well done you! So glad you shared this will us all. It's lovely. Bev

Darnell J Knauss said...

No give-away for me, please, Janis! You know I'm overflowing here! I've enjoyed your cards for the coffee hop AND all the beautiful watercolor cards you did for Paulina's hop! You've been a very busy girl and well done using your snippets, too!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Mynn Kitchen said...

What a cool scene! I LOVE the way you used your inks! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, fabulous sponging, what a great card.

Danie May said...

What a wonderful card welcoming the new addition to your family, I just love the beautiful sunrise and scene you have created..........Thanks so much for joining us again at Unruly PaperArts this month. Danie xx

Cheryl Harwick said...

Cool card. Love your creativity.

Stampsnob. said...

Love the rooster and it does speak morning.....Lis

Daniella said...

You are on a roll!! I can't keep up with all of your awesomeness!! This card is beautiful! It looks like a real sunrise! You did a fabulous job!!
I'm sorry I missed your giveaway! But I know someone will be thrilled to win!
xxDaniella

~amy~ said...

Yay for your new friend freddy! Such a fun card! P.S. thanks for sharing the D. Barry quote, totally made me laugh!
Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

Sue D said...

Love this card--I wake up to our crowing rooster every morning.
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Becca Cruger said...

For being a novice sponger, this card is inky perfection! I grew up on a small hobby farm and we had this crazy rooster that would crow at all hours of the night. I felt like he had PTSD or something!

Ceal said...

great card and sponging, love the rooster

Brenda said...

Janis, your card is amazing!

Milka Gubo said...

Lovely card :-D

Cheryl said...

You're a novice at sponging? OMGosh, you are a natural at it, then. This is gorgeous!

Davi said...

VERY cool card!! I love the background you created to go with the rooster, super job :)