National Cocoa Day with The Stamps of Life

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Happy National Cocoa Day!!  To celebrate, the Coffee Loving Cardmakers are collaborating with The Stamps of Life with a super fun blog hop! You've just come from the amazing Dana Warren's blog...

Be sure to stop by each Designer's blog (full list on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog) by December 20th and leave a comment to win a $25 gift certificate!  Winner will be announced on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog at 9:00 am Eastern on December 22nd.

 For my first project, I created a tiered card.  I first layered woodgrain pattern paper onto the base.  Using the Hot Chocolate dies, I cut different Christmas-y pattern papers and for the whipped cream cut glittery cardstock.  The spoons were cut from shiny gold cardstock and tied with gingham ribbon.  You can't have cocoa without marshmallows!  These images plus and sentiment are from the hotchocolate2stamp set!

For my next project, I created a fun, shaker card!

 Inside the shaker, I first stamped the sentiment from the hotchocolate2stamp then placed the marshmallow images from the
same set and added clear sequins.

 I love the Hot Chocolate dies!  There are 'outline' dies included for some of the shapes - including the cup - which I used here and I really like the look.  Again, I cut the whipped cream from white glitter cardstock, the 'steam' was cut from vellum and the spoons from shiny silver cardstock.

Hope you enjoy the hop and get lots of inspiration!  Remember to leave a comment along the way -- good luck!!  Next on the hop is the remarkably talented Lisa Bzibziak...

Gingerbread Man Wreath

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas will soon be here!  I do love this season and the beautiful lights and decorations.  Over the years, I've scaled down decorating and keep it pretty simple -- just like my card I'm sharing today!

For my card, I cut white cardstock with the Eyelet Cover Die and adhered it to the cardbase.  Using the Wreath Basic die, I cut dark and light green cardstock, offset the two wreaths and layered on top of the cover.  The sweet little gingerbread men contained in the Winter Wreath Decor Dies set were cut from kraft cardstock. and I used a black glaze pen for the eyes and white pen for the buttons then popped them up along the red baker's twine.  The red bow and green sprigs were cut from dies also in the Winter Wreath Decor Dies set.  The Merry Christmas sentiment can be found in the Christmas Mugs set.

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Saturday Coffee Cafe - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Rewind

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Hi!  Welcome to the Saturday Coffee CafĂ©.  It’s great to see you here and hope you’ll grab a fresh brew and visit a while.

Wow!  What a coffee-loving, cocoa-sweet, tea-rific Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!  I'm SO impressed and inspired by all the wonderful projects in the hop.  Hope you got a chance to play and/or checkout the amazing creations in the gallery.  

A BIG thank you to all our fabulous super sponsors for their generosity and support.  And absolutely, a huge THANK YOU to Amy Tsurtua for working so tirelessly to make these hops so fun and exciting – we love you, girl!

Today I thought I’d do a ‘hop-in-review’ and share the cards I created for the hop...

Thanks again for stopping by!  Hope you and yours have a blessed Holiday Season!


Reverse Confetti December Blog Hop

Welcome to Reverse Confetti's A Year To Remember Blog Hop!  Hope you'll hop along with us as the Design Team shares their favorite projects from 2018 plus a little something new!

First, for my new project.  One of my favorite papers this year are from the Winter Solstice pad and my card features those yummy colors and papers from that pad.

I layered Salsa cardstock and a pattern from the Winter Solstice pad onto the Premier Polar White cardstock base.  With another pattern from the Winter Solstice pad , I used the Gift Card Holder Tag die and added one of the Hang Ups Too dies cut from Salsa cardstock.
For a layered background, I cut Premier Polar White cardstock using one of the Lacy Scallop Circle dies.  These pretty tree images are from the Triangle Trees set that I white embossed on RC Aqua, Flamingo and Piggy Bank cardstock.  For finishing touches, I cut Salsa cardstock using the 'merry' word die from Winter Words Confetti Cuts and white glittery cardstock using two of the Snowflake Trio Confetti Cuts.

Now for three of my favorite projects I created using products released this year (not in any particular order):


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