Sunday, December 10, 2017

Have Thermos, Will Travel

 Winter sure did come quick!  Last week, temps were in the low 50's and today it's below freezing and snow is on the ground.  Brrr!  I rarely leave the house without some hot coffee to will be no exception :)

 For my card, I used these fun thermos images from Papertrey Ink, the square scallop frame is from Paper Sweeties and snowflakes are Reverse Confetti's.

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Paper Sweeties 25 Days to Christmas Blog Hop

Today I'm up on Paper Sweeties' 25 Days to Christmas Design Team Blog Hop!  Each day through Christmas, the Design Team is sharing their holiday projects with you!

 December 1st: *December Challenge Posts*
December 2nd: Nancy Salkeld
December 3rd: Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Hop
December 4th: Karen Letchworth
December 5th: Lori Turner
December 6th: Maria Patrick
December 7th: Larissa Heskett
December 8th: Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop
December 9th: Michelle Bala
December 10th: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 11th: Mackie Robertson
December 12th: Lori Turner
December 13th: *December Planner Posts*
December 14th: Maria Patrick
December 15th: Michele Henderson
December 16th: Nancy Salkeld
December 17th: Karen Letchworth
December 18th: Jinny Newlin
December 19th: Lilian Forsyth
December 20th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz
December 21st: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 22nd: Lisa Bzibziak
December 23rd:  Karen Letchworth
December 24th:  Lisa Bzibziak
December 25th:  Debbie Marcinkiewicz

For my card, I chose one of my all-time fav Paper Sweeties sets: Homemade with Love!  I layered the images on the background square made with one of the very fun Square Scallop Frames die.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Holiday Cheer!

 Having a little holiday cheer (aka: Bailey's in my coffee) and wrapping presents while there's about an inch of snow on the ground...definitely getting in the Christmas spirit tonight!

 For my card, I created the background with STAMPlorations Dots All Over stencil and sponged the bottom part.  The images are from two festive Avery Elle sets: Sweet Tidings and Holiday Spirits (both are deeply discounted right now!).  The fun sentiment is from MFT Cozy Greetings set.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:

A Whole Latte Santa

 Today is beginning to look a lot like shopping is done, I've started to wrap gifts (my fav activity!), the house is as decorated as it's going to be and there are some snowflakes blowing around! 

 This little Santa images from Mama Elephant just make me happy!  And like me, they are just drawn to a big mug of coffee!  The great sentiment and mug are from Right At Home.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:



Warm Winter Wishes

Can't think of a better way to warm up my hands than with a to go cup filled with hot chocolate (or an eggnog latte...that works too!)

It's Day Two of the  Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop and I'm so excited to get out all my coffee/tea/cocoa stamps and dies to play along this week! You’ll definitely want to join in to be inspired by the endless amounts of creativity, have a few laughs, meet new friends or connect with your besties and maybe win a prize from one of our amazing Super Sponsors – like STAMPlorations!

 For my card, I created a snowy background using the Dots All Over stencil and glittery embossing paste.  The image is from the Fall For Coffee set -- so fun to color.  To finish, I cut some soft aqua cardstock using the Warm Winter Wishes phrase die and added a few sequins.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop begins TODAY!!

  Let the fun begin!  Today starts the Winter Coffee Loves Bloghop -- yippee!!  The hop runs from today through December 15th.  Be inspired by the creativity of your fellow crafters, leave a little love along the way and most of all - have FUN!   Enter your holiday/winter coffee/tea/cocoa projects in the hop for the chance to win prizes from our amazing Super Sponsors!


 For my card, I chose some non-traditional colors, but I like the combo :)  The cup was made using Stampin Up Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating dies. The black oval was cut using Our Daily Bread Design Oval Pierced die and the perfect sentiment is from STAMPlorations Caffeinated Christmas sentiment set!  I used a small holly die from my stash and added Nuvo Crystal Drops to make 'berries' and added to a stir stick.

See you on the hop! 

Caffeinated Warm Up

 The best kind of  'warm up' to me involves caffeine in a cup!  The next best in the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop which began today and runs through December 15th!

You'll definitely want to play along!  You are sure to be inspired by the endless amounts of creativity, have a few laughs, meet new friends or reconnect with your besties and maybe win one of the amazing prizes being offered by our fabulous Super Sponsors - like Reverse Confetti!

 For the background, I started with one of the designs in the Cheerful & Kind 6x6 pattern paper pad and laid over White Cloud cardstock cut from the new Large Diamond Cover Panel die.  The cups were stamped and die cut using Caffeinated Cups then paper pieced using a couple other designs from the Cheerful & Kind pattern paper pad.  What's the best way to keep your java warm?  Be sure they have their hats and scarves on, of course!  The darling hat is from the new Happy Winter stamp set and coordinating dies and the scarf is from the Sno Awesome stamp set and coordinating dies.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration: