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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Operation Nice Blog Hop! It's Here!

Coffee of the Day - more yummy-oso Pumpkin Spice! :)

Welcome to my stop on the Operation Nice blog hop! I hope you enjoy your stay with a delicious cuppa coffee with me. I'll share some of my delicious pumpkin spice with you - it is oh, so good! :)

if you have come here from Donna's blog, then you are right on track! if you ever get lost, click here to help you find your way. Don't forget that you will be finding some wonderful blog candy on this route. Keep reading to the bottom of my post, and you might discover a wee little treat of my own! ;)

In case you haven't figured it out yet, I am a coffee lover/addict. Starbuck's is one of my fave ever places to go, and I can tell you where most of them are in the northern Ohio/western PA area. yes, it's really rather pathetic, but it's who I am and I'm perfectly content with it!

Well a bunch of us were chatting away over on SNR the other night and my 'little obsession' with the new Pumpkin Spice lattes from Starbucks came up. Next thing I knew Tracey of the faboo new digi store, The Stamping Boutique, has drawn this adorable image called 'The Latte Princess'. She has even named it Jennifer, after me. Well, I am tickled all shades of pink about this, as you can well imagine, so of course it seemed fitting to make a little somethin' with her to share with all of you! And then I will share my little basket with someone special who enjoys coffee almost as much as I do! I love to spend time visiting with people and getting to know them. It is so important to just listen, and what better way to do that than over a cup of coffee or tea. Have you ever bought a cup of coffee for the person in line behind you at the cafe'? What a great way to surprise them with a nice 'hello'! You would be amazed at how these little acts of kindness to even the people you meet in a check-out line can completely change someone's day for the better! :)

I used a great template from Mel of Mel Stampz for this cute basket. The paper is October Afternoon and was sprayed with pearl glimmer mist to give some shiney shine shine. A princess has to get her bling on! ;) The image was watercolored, then accented with Silver Bells blingz and my spica glitter pen. I also sprayed the Primas with the same pearl glimmer mist. The buttons are a combo of vintage and new. The handle is made with ribbon that is backed with cs to give some stiffness. Filled this little baby up with some Starbuck's (what else?!) coffee and a few biscotti. Now it's all ready to go!

If you have made it this far, you are in need of a shot of espresso by now! :D So I will sweeten the deal by letting you know that I have a drawing for BLOG CANDY going on through Sunday! (I'll post the photo on Saturday, so check back to see what you could win!) I will be taking all comments left on my blog from Friday thru Sunday and entering them into one big drawing. Each day I will be posting a new 'Operation Nice' creation, so please do check back. You may enter once on each post.

Now hop hop hop on over to Angie's blog for some more cool viewing! :) pass along niceness today! you never know just who may be needing a big smile or kind word.

love ya! and tell someone that you love them, too!
Jennifer

30 comments:

Piali said...

Cute project!!! Coffee ...my favorite thing. love the image...great work.

Vicki said...

Jennifer, this is just too precious! And your own image! Wow! I love your blog and you are so inspiring! Blessings to you!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love this image! I'm drinking a caramel latte right now while I catch up on your blog posts. Homemade of course, since I no longer have a Starbucks 5 mins. away. I love, love, love the package you sent me! You are super nice!

Lauri said...

How cute!! your own image!!! I did not see this until now....and I just created and posted a card you inspired (although I did not draw it!)

http://chickenicity.blogspot.com/2009/09/relax-with-cup-of-joe.html

TannyP said...

LOL! Love it =) Great project!

And thanks to you, I'm off to try a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino this morning...

Christine said...

Thats beautiful Jennifer, well done....Love coffee too!

Kaytee said...

That stamp is too cute!! And what a tribute to a latte fan like yourself! I think I have to head across the street on my lunch break to Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte.. I heard they are really good with soy. Have a great weekend!

Angie Williams said...

cute!

Sara said...

Oh Jennifer how cute is this! And how sweet is it that you got your own image! You are so making me want starbucks-love the pumpkin spice latte's!

Rachel Hope said...

What a fun image and a great little giftie!!!

Yvette said...

First I LOVE the title of your blog! Sounds a lot like the way I feel! I'm a coffee lover as well.

Your project is super cute! Love the idea of buying the person behind you their cup of coffee!!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh my Goodness! How amazing to have an image drawn in your honour & such a fantastic one! You've coloured it divinely. Thank you so much for the link love & for your sweet message on the template thread, so I could come see this gorgeous creation of yours. I'll have to go get a pumpkin spice latte next time I'm out. Yummmmmy! :o)

Judi M said...

Ohmygoodness, Jennifer. You're immortalized in a digi-stamp. How cool is that! :D

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous! And how nice to have her named after you!

Donna said...

Oh Jennifer...How cool is this!!!...I love your project, the image is perfect!! It is just so cute! Beautiful work! Xx

- - Sheryl - - said...

what a fabulous idea! and the image is adorable!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow - what a nice honor to have an image made after you! loved the inspiration today...going to keep hoppin' ...have a great weekend
Linda
ps love Starbucks!! here in Va we have them everywhere

Mary said...

What a great idea for a gift. Coffee is a weakness of mine too.

Sara said...

WOOT!!!!! what a great idea- i love coffee too, the only thing is...as much as i love cinnamon and spices-i'm allergic to them- wahhh!! lol. you are too sweet-thanks so much for sharing your lil bit o NICE and i am so happy to have you as a new friend :)

enjoy a cup o joe for me and good luck to all who enter to win that amazing candy you have!!!

xoxo
sarabeth

Alicia said...

What a great project! I love your friend's drawing of the "Latte Princess". I had never thought to buy a stranger's coffee before, but that is a great idea and would surely brighten their day!

Leish

Amy Croley said...

I love the basket..so NICE.

Tracey Malnofski said...

This is so fun!
I'm so happy everyone likes your image Jennifer!

Kim said...

Yummy project!!!! I am a HUGE fan of Pumpkin Spice latte's from Starbucks too!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

lisa808 said...

This is an adorable image (even though I'm a tea drinker!). It's nice to have a digi named after you. Thanks for the fun hop and for the chance to win your blog candy.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Cool project. Also thank you for the idea of buying the person behind you a cup of coffee. I will have to try that next time.

Rebecca said...

love your coffee themed creation!

Cheryl said...

Great idea! TFS.

Didi said...

Wow I love that goodie basket of coffee! Your work is awesome, love all the details. And how cool is that stamp!?!! NICE!

Gina said...

Love your little basket! Every time I visit your blog, i want coffee in my hand!

gocanucksgo said...

Hi Jennifer! I love this project today. The pumpkin spice lattes sound sooo good, I wouldn't mind one right about now lol. Keep up the great work =)