Category Archives: Coffee Lover Blog Hop

Lots and Lots of winners to announce!

Looking for the heARTful stamping challenge and Coffee Lover’s Blog hop winners?

Phew!  What a fun past week it’s been and I have some lucky and talented winners to announce…

For all of March, the heARTful stamping challenge random prize winner will get CTMH’s adorable Easter Bunny stamp set that was only available in Feb.

March Prize winner

Billie A (please email me your mailing address)

and, it was an Anything Goes theme last week – we had these Top 3 placers…although, as usual, it was difficult to narrow it down!

14.  Jose

19.  Lovely Linda

26.  Stampwilly

Congratulations to the winners and I hope you will grab your blog badge!  Please come back and play again in this month’s heARTful stamping challenge…all month long it’s Anything Goes (because that is the kind of month April is panning out to be, tee hee….)

Did you participate in the Spring Coffee Lover’s blog hop?  There were over 1,000 entries.  So amazing – we blew through the previous record!  Amy Tsuruta does an incredible amount of work to make this a success and we really appreciate it!

I was a Super Sponsor and congrats to Mary H who won my CTMH Tea-rrific stamp set (available only during the month of March).

For my individual blog prize of two packages of pearl stickers – congrats goes to Cynthia Cole!  Please contact me with your mailing address.

And lastly, my Starbucks $15 gift card winner from my facebook Stamped Blessings VIP group (which you can still join if you are not a demo – please!) is:  Jackie Julian!  Please contact me with your mailing address.

CTMH Tea-rrifc and Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Last day to get this Tea-rrifc stamp set from CTMH…

Close To My Heart

I think I got more use out of this Tea-rrifc set which is CTMH’s Stamp of the Month than previously!  Wow!  Of course, by being a Super Sponsor and participating in Amy Tsuruta’s Spring Coffee Lover’s blog hop gave me an extra excuse to get crafty!  I had a lot of fun coloring this stack of teacups with my copic markers.

I’ve never been really good at mixing different patterned paper together until CTMH solved that problem for me!  They have some lovely packs that come out with their Seasonal Expressions ( 3 times a year!) and this Hello Lovely pack is no exception.  With the scraps I had left over I made this really fast and simple CAS card below.  I didn’t even need to color it because I think this lovely sentiment steals the show!

Close To my Heart

CTMH products I used on these cards:

Don’t miss out on your chance to win 3 different prizes from me but the fun all ends at midnight, March 31st!!

CTMH Tea-rrific Mother’s Day card

Close To My Heart

Today I’m playing along with the Spring Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop but I hope you didn’t miss my entry and post as a Super Sponsor right here! It was a beautiful card (I can say that, right?!) and totally different from this creation…

Close To My Heart

What rubber stamping supplies do I need to make this card?

I was inspired by a card I saw a few weeks ago but I failed to pin it and can’t find it now.  Rats.   I used a waterbrush and some ink off the lid of my CTMH Pomengranate ink pad for the tea cup.  This cup is from CTMH’s March Stamp of the Month called Tea-rrific and so you can only get it this week yet (or, win my Super Sponsor prize!  tee hee).  I used the rubber stamp set from their Here for You Cardmaking Kit to stamp the foliage around the border.  This is one of my favorite quick and easy techniques…I call it “faux watercolor”.  I inked up my stamp with CTMH ink and then spritzed it lightly with water before stamping on watercolor paper.  You can always spritz the paper a little more or use a waterbrush (which I did here) to spread some areas out even more.  I did fussy cut my tea cup before popping it up; but, lately CTMH is carrying more and more matching thin cut dies with their stamp sets.  Yay!

CTMH Shopping Links

I’m loving all the sentiments and tea cup images in this Tea-rrific stamp set. Don’t miss out on the extra prizes I’m offering on my first hop entry!

2016 Winter Coffee Lover Blog Hop


I really don’t know how Amy Tsuruta, of Tsuruta Designs, is able to juggle all that she does…I suppose it’s sheer will power and strong coffee fueling her!  She is hosting another Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and we’re all wondering if we will surpass the 850+ participants from the last blog hop.  I hope you’ll join us – or at the very least, enjoy the amazing variety and creativity in all of the entries.

I am a Super Sponsor but, of course I can’t resist playing along as well!


Stamps:  Thoughtful Flowers – CTMH, Perk Up & sentiment – a|s  Other:  stitched circle die, silver glitter, red twine – a|s, Embossing plate – Cuttlebug

I have been a sponsor in the past and was thrilled to continue this tradition.  For the Winter Coffee Lover’s blog hop I have CTMH’s Thoughtful Flowers as my prize package.  At first glance you may think, “aw…that’s not coffee related!” but I was inspired by the Starbucks red cups when I designed my card using that very set!  I think you will LOVE the variety of flowers and sentiments – there is so much crafty potential here.


For a chance to win this set or one of the other great prizes from the MANY other sponsors (wow!!), you must link up a newly created project especially for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  (holiday/winter themed coffee / or other favorite hot beverage project)…starting Dec 9 at 9:00 am eastern, and you have until 11:55 pm pacific on Friday, December 16th to link up…the more the merrier!  I hear there will be FLASH prizes as well.  Winners will be announced Dec 18.

 Want one more chance to win?
Leave a comment below (it’s good to leave contact info for winner notification) before midnight, Dec 16th to enter into a drawing for this package of large wooden spoons.  I bought these for this hop before I knew amuse studio was closing and my new CTMH kit arrives this weekend so I’m in between two worlds right now.  But that’s okay – it’s all good in the world for papercrafting!  By the way, I’ve shared some fun ideas for stamping on or dipping these spoons into chocolate on my blog before.
   Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Enjoy your cup of coffee!