Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Coffee...tea....let's see!

So...I signed up for a coffee and tea swap on Splitcoast. I am really excited because we have a local coffee shop that actually sells "Screaming Eagle" blend coffee in honor of the 101st. I thought this would be a perfect time to share something rather unique. Here is the card and coffee I am sending. The only thing not pictured is the mug and Kona coffee cookies from the Honolulu Cookie Company (see their website here...). I just LOVE those cookies! I think everyone should have them once in their life!

And here is the tea swap...
I am putting cute little teacup candle holders with a Wasabi Ginger votive, stickers and a couple of single serve packs of tea. The little tea card is done in close to cocoa using Like it a Latte from Stampin' Up. I used crystal effects on the "tea" in the cup and added a stamped lemon wedge from Tart n Tangy. I am really pleased at how this turned out. I think the little pop of pink on the card really helps it coordinate with the candle holder.

Soooo....now it's your turn...what are some of your favorite coffee or tea treats??? Leave me a comment and I will draw a winner for an extra special treat! Don't forget to post your name! Good Luck! (I am going out of town til the 18th..I will draw the winner then! Spread the word!!!)

25 comments:

Sarah/WAstamper said...

Cute ideas! I don't think I'm in any of your groups, though.:( I'm ready to cave too...to starting a blog, that is. I spend many late nights blog-surfing myself. Congratulations on starting yours!

Anonymous said...

Very cute ideas. Love the teacup holder. I searched for ideas and things that I could share in this swap - but coffee and tea items are not very popular around here. My grandmother used to make the best little tea cakes (cookies) when I was a kid - I have looked everywhere and can't find her recipe.
I can hardly wait til I get this swap!
thanks!
Arlene Lacy

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those are such CUTE goodies for the swaps! I'm sorry I'm not in either of your groups though either! Congratulations on the new blog! It's already looking great!

~Splitcoaster ID: Urscrappymama

(I don't know how else to sign in so I'll have to say I'm 'anonymous'....)

Jen said...

I'm just in it for the free stuff! Pick me! pick me!
Seriously, your blog looks great! Can't see what else you have to share. This will be a great way to keep tabs on one another when you move..sniff, sniff.
Gotta get Brandy one too=)!

Stampmouse said...

cute stuff and congrats on the new blog looking good

cheryl said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. I've only been doing mine for a few months, but it's fun fun fun! The tea card is cute - looks like a fun swap.

Lorraine said...

what a wonderful gift and the card is just perfect! love that candle holder.
I saw your sidebar about supporting the Fischer House. My daughter is friends with the family who founded the Fischer house. they are a wonderful family!

MichelleO said...

love your new blog! You really have put alot into the swap! Some really great things there.

I sadly am not a coffee or hot tea drinker, don't like hot drinks. I love coffee icecream, and drink ice tea by the gallons thought!

Maureen said...

congrats on the new blog - looks good! and I love the tea swap you put together - WAY cute!!

I have a Keurig brewing machine (one cup at a time) and love my coffe and my chai...and I cannot get enough Starbucks Caramel Machiatto's ....hmmmm, now I want one.....LOL
((()))maureen
scs tinkers_bell

Helen said...

Beautiful! What a fun swap!

Nardi said...

What a cool swap! Although I lvoe a good coffee - I love a pot of earl grey tea served in a bone china tea cup with saucer. Reminds me of my great grandmother and a great aunt. My daughter now loves to have tea with me especially when it is a pot rather than the lazy (& inferior) bag. ;o)
Thanks for the chance to win!

bgal said...

Coffee...tea...pick me! Cool blog. You are so creative and witty, so smart and pretty. I can't wait to hang a bitty...haha. See you soon!

Denise Bryant said...

So cute...love your ideas. Welcome to the blogging world.

Amanda Sewell said...

Super cute swaps!!!

Godelieve said...

Looks like an awesome swap!

The Crafty Chik said...

OMG!!!That is such a cute idea! You make me want to play tooo! Maybe next time if you're doing this I can!

Sara Paschal said...

I missed this group, how fun!

My fave coffee drink is iced vanilla coffee, and I like to make my own. For tea my fave is MINT, so good to relax with.

Lastel said...

Very cute swap ideas ! My favorite tea is Raspberry Zinger , I love it ! Welcome to the blogging world and feel free to check out mine sometime !

Kelsey said...

I'm not big on coffee, but I love sweet tea! Your blog is looking good! :)
I love that you sent the Screaming Eagles blend for the coffee swap. How cool!?!
~Kelsey

Monica said...

WooHoo! Look at you a Bloggin Fool now! HeHe
Awsome stuff! And if you wouldnt of posted this I woulda never known about that Screaming Eagles Blend Coffee! Guess I'll have to run up one day and get Mike some! LOL Oh and my Fav coffee is Regular with Sugar and French Vanilla Creamer!!! Mmmmmm
Have fun on yoru trip!!!

Keep up the good work gurl!
~Monica~

Julie said...

Great job on your blog. Your coffee and tea groups are in for a treat. I love the tea cup candle holder. Too cute!! Too bad I'm not in your group!
jag_bug

laos348 said...

Those are wonderful ideas. That tea cup is the cutest. Those look like fantastic swaps to be in! I don't do much special with my coffee or tea. It's one cup of coffee in the morning to get going and a lot of flavored green teas during the day!

Monika in VA said...

HI! Just dropping by to see what you are up to & I really enjoy what I've seen so far! I'm putting you onto my list of special blogs ~ 'course you were my 1st ever SCS Big Sis ~ & I think we have a mutual friend in Sara Paschal ~ my 1st ever SCS Lil Sis! How fun!

I'm a BIG mint tea drinker & only drink coffee if I'm severely sleep deprived ~ I'm actually somewhat allergic to it ~ but a gal got a do what a gals gotta do...

Pam said...

That sounds like such a fun swap to do. I would like to participate in something like that. Guess I will have to check out swaps. My favorite hot drink is Chai tea. My favorite coffee is anything flavored that is what I call "fancied up"!

Jen said...

Mugsy's Vanilla latte kicks Starbuck's in the a@@! Best ever!