Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Neat and Tangled Watercolor Beach Card

Good morning! Welcome to the 2016 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

STARTS: Friday, June 17 at 6 am PST / 9 am EST
ENDS: Friday, June 24 @ 11:59 pm PST / 2:59 am EST

THEME: summer
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

We have over 50 sponsors for this blog hop!! Make sure you take the time to stop by each of the blogs as you never know what you’ll find in inspiration and surprises! You can also play along yourself and create a coffee-themed project of your own! There are no limits to the number of entries — the more the merrier.

Flash Sponsor Prizes will be announced on FB on the evening of Wednesday, June 22nd and Friday, June 24th.  That means, if you want to be eligible for a Flash Prize, you’ll want to link up before 5 pm pacific on the respective dates. (Please note that if you are a winner and not on FB, you will receive an email prize confirmation.)

All Super Sponsor Prize Winners along with Flash Prizes will be announced on the blog, Sunday, June 26.

For blogs that link up with blog candy, please contact your winner directly.


Flickr <– feel free to add your projects to this group!

Pinterest <– All projects will be pinned!

Facebook <– Please note that this is a secret group because of all the coffee vendors that were trying to be members.  Anyone that is a current member of the FB group can add you or contact me directly.

Instagram <– follow along in the fun!

Social media hashtag:  #‎SummerCLH (Facebook) / #SummerCLH (Instagram)

Anyone is eligible for a Super Sponsor prize if they link up a newly created SUMMER Themed Coffee, Tea &/or Cocoa project, no back-linking please. is used to draw for winners.

We ask all Super Sponsors and participants to turn off word verification. Please note that there is an annoying glitch with blogger. Even if a person does not have word verification, it still shows up. You can ignore it because it really isn’t working as a true word verification. If someone actually has word verification, it will give you an error message. <–We shouldn’t have to worry about that because everyone will have it turned off. One way to get around this is to ‘embed’ the comment box (settings/posts & comments/comments/comment location/embedded).

We encourage commenting on all projects that link up for the hop. Please note that it makes it difficult for commenters if you post to a gallery that needs a login/password.

Now for my card! 🙂

When I think of summer, I think of sun and beach. I decided to create a scene of people holding huge cups of coffee at the beach! People crave cool drinks when it’s warm, but I still love my coffee hot! I’m not a fan of ice coffee. I am a fan of fruit-infused iced teas and lemonades though! These two are quite bold to be drinking hot coffee at the beach 😉

I used masking in order to stamp the boy with the cup from Bold Brew and then wanted to create a girl with him. I stamped her from the last Neat and Tangled release set Say Yes to Donuts! Aren’t they so adorable? Once they were stamped, I started coloring with my absolute favorite Mission Gold watercolors. Best. Investment. Ever. I just love using them. I added a hint of sun in the upper right corner. Once everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment with a waterproof black ink and glued my panel to my A2 cardbase. Simple, fun, relaxing… definitely makes me want to grab a cup of coffee… and maybe head to the beach. Lol. Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

Summer Coffee Card NT 02

Summer Coffee Card NT 03

Summer Coffee Card NT 01

Thank you for visiting! ♡

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  1. Dawn~DesignsByDragonfly

    June 23, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing your adorable card. What a couple of cuties..
    Crafty hugs,

  2. Beverly Jordan

    June 23, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Two adorable figures to bring us a morning lift!

  3. Celeste Goff

    June 23, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Oh Ruby, this card is just too adorable and I love your watercoloring!

  4. Akshma

    June 22, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Aww this is super cute.Thanks for sponsoring.

  5. Cheryl Bennett

    June 22, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Cute cups!

  6. Juliana

    June 22, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Such a cute card! Love it!

  7. D.Ann C

    June 22, 2016 at 7:51 am

    These two are so sweet… don’tcha just wish you could find a mug that big?!! : )

  8. Taunya Butler

    June 21, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Fabulous, fabulous card- love how creative you are and how you come up with super unique cards like this one!! Awesomely done, Ruby girl!!!

  9. maura

    June 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Beautifully done!

  10. Helen Gullett

    June 21, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Rubeena… your card is soooooooo cute! Stunning coloring work!

  11. Angeline Choo

    June 21, 2016 at 10:20 am

    That is TWO GIANT cups of coffee hehe.. how cute! 🙂

  12. Rahmat

    June 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Very colorful card with the cups.

  13. Tina H

    June 20, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    This is just the cutest!! Love it!

  14. Tee Hall

    June 20, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful colors, and theme! Such deep rich colors and the kids are too adorable! Of course I was looking at those beautiful big cups of coffee!

  15. Monika/buzsy

    June 20, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Fantastic card Rubeena. Love the sweet image. The water coloring looks amazing.

  16. Karthikha Uday

    June 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Aww so cute 🙂 Love the colors and the beautiful card 🙂

  17. Arianna Barbara

    June 20, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Wow! Beautiful card! Thank you for being a sponsor of Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!

  18. Sierra Winters

    June 20, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Thank you SO MUCH for your generous support of the Summer Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Blog Hop. It’s so nice of you to support this fun event, and we’re all super grateful to you for it.
    Sierra Winters

  19. Terri Burson

    June 20, 2016 at 1:21 am

    This is so darling, Ruby. I really enjoy your projects and talent so much!

  20. Suzanne Reynolds

    June 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Great watercoloring…love the images…cool and fun card. Thank you for being a Super Sponsor for this Hop, so many great creations.

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