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Winter Coffee Lover Blog Hop 2017

It’s that time of year again!   Amy Tsuruta  is hosting another Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and each hop we blow away the previous number of  participants!  Amy must really run on coffee because she does so much pre-hop coordination and then takes the time to visit everyone who plays along.  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!  I have access to several great coffee mugs and to-go cups in my CTMH Cricut bundles and I finally set on this cup.  I think it looks so festive in the holiday patterns and colors .  I ended up outlining the cup to make it pop.  Had I inked the edges before gluing this all down, that may have also looked nice.  I love how it turned out!

CTMH Joyful Tidings | Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop | CTMH Cricut bundles

CTMH Supplies:  Joyful Tidings Workshop Your Way kit (sentiment), Merriest Wishes Workshop Your Way kit (snowflakes), Beary Christmas paper pack, Silver and Gold paper pack, Fern cardstock, Cranberry & Pebble ink, Flower Market Cricut bundle (wreath), Artistry Cricut bundle (coffee to go cup)  Other Supplies:  Mini Messages die set (a muse), Red Gems (a muse)

The snowflakes are hard to see since they are almost tone on tone but they add a lot in real life!


I am excited  about my prize package.  At first glance you may think, “aw…that’s not coffee related!” but I love to give homemade gifts during the holidays and hope you do too!  These two CTMH treat packaging will be perfect for wrapping up treats (store bought or homemade – wink, wink!), or anything else you feel like tucking in.

For a chance to win these two kits or one of the other great prizes from the MANY other sponsors (wow!!), you must link up a newly created project especially for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  (holiday/winter themed coffee / or other favorite hot beverage project)…starting Dec 8 at 9:00 am eastern, and you have until 11:55 pm pacific on Friday, December 15th to link up…the more the merrier!  I hear there will be FLASH prizes as well.  Winners will be announced Dec 17.

 Want one more chance to win?
Leave a comment below (it’s good to leave contact info for winner notification) before midnight, Dec 15th to enter into a drawing for these 2 packages of pearls:  French Roast and Latte.  They are both perfect for coffee cards!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Enjoy your cup of coffee!

Fall Coffee Lover’s Blog hop!

I’m so glad you are joining me for the Fall Coffee Lover’s blog hop!  I’m thrilled to be a Super Sponsor of this fun event…it’s unbelievable that Amy Tsuruta has been able to continue this project as it has grown to be an event almost larger than life!  Here are the details if you are not familiar with this blog hop…check below for my prize offerings!

When: Friday, Sep 15 – 22

Time: 6 am pacific


USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images


Prizes?!?  Yes!  There are prizes involved!  But first let me share a card I made for this hop…I’m loving the new fall paper line in CTMH’s Holiday Expressions catalog.  It’s called Falling For You.  I also used the new Leaves embossing folder, the coffee to-go cup is from the new CTMH Cricut You Are Here package and lastly, I used their September Stamp of the Month called, Feel So Blessed.  It took a long time to get this card together (way too long!) but I’m finally happy with it!

CTMH You Are Here, Falling for You, Feel So Blessed | Coffee Lover's blog hop

CTMH supplies:  Feel So Blessed Stamp of the Month stamp set, Falling for You paper pack, White Daisy, Kraft and Fern cardstock, Leaves embossing folder, Cricut Here For You package, Slate, Fern and Goldrush ink

I am offering the following stamp set, Stronger Together, as my Coffee Lover Blog Hop Super Sponsor prize offering…it’s a brand new stamp set that has been designed by CTMH to lend support to the victims of the recent natural disasters.  If you don’t want to wait to “win” this set – you can buy it online here.  All proceeds are donated to the Red Cross.  It’s a great set of sentiments so it’s a win-win!

CTMH Stronger Together – all proceeds are being donated to the Red Cross!

There will be 83 prize winners during the Coffee Lover blog hop – that’s how many Super Sponsors there are!  I think there will a quite a few Flash prizes too!  

Additionally, if you leave a comment below before midnight on Friday, Sep 22nd, you can also have the chance to win my blog prize!  

CTMH Mistletoe Kisses – fits on a 2 x 2″ block

Enjoy the hop and thanks “a latte” for stopping by!  snort!



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!

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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!