Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Amy Tsuruta is back with another wonderful Coffee Lovers Blog hop!  Of course, I had to join in again because I had so much fun the last time!

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all supplies are from a•muse|studio

stamps:  Perk Up, Brushstrokes

papers:  Kraft, Vanilla, Sugar, Cocoa, Bermuda Chevron

accessories:  Berry Box die (available only through February 28), medium Bow die, small paper doily, 1.5″ maple tag, toffee twine, crop-a-dile, Cocoa and Bermuda ink

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What friend or co-worker wouldn’t enjoy a sweet treat and some coffee?  I’ve really enjoyed coming up with different ways to create this Berry Box die from A Muse Studio’s February Collection (you can check it out here – but ordering ends Saturday, Feb 28th!).  The paper combinations and “fillings” are endless – check out these other baskets I made!  pst!  Did you know our maple tags cut smoothly and easily with a crop-a-dile?

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The Perk Up stamp set from A Muse Studio also comes with a matching die set but I really love paper piecing with it.  These coffee rings and splashes are made with real coffee and a small glass.  :)

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Prizes!

There are several wonderful sponsors – be sure to leave some love along the way and most importantly, join in on the fun and post a Coffee (or hot beverage of your choice) to your blog or gallery.  The Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop runs from Friday, Feb 27 @ 6 am pacific and will end on Friday, Mar 6 @ 11:55 pm pacific.

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As a sponsor, I’m giving away a $15 Gift Certificate to

my a•muse|studio webstore.

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I also have a blog prize as a special thanks to everyone who stops by and leaves a comment!  You may leave a comment until Mar 6, midnight and the winner will be announced on Monday, Mar 9.

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20 pack, small Kraft treat bags

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

General blog hop details:
It’s all about having fun and sharing our mutual passions of paper crafting, coffee, tea &/or the love of cocoa!

• prizes: eligibility is based on link up. Newly created spring-y themed coffee, tea &/or cocoa project to be part of the random draw. (No back linking)
• Turn OFF Word Verification…PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!
• All Winners will be posted on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog on Sunday, March 8th.

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a•muse|studio Eggs

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I originally fell in love with the new A Muse Studio Eggs stamp set when I saw their February Collection guide and samples.  The single egg makes a fantastic background and when amuse studio consultant, Chelsea Comer, colored hers with bright yellows and spring greens, well I loved it even more!  Here is card we made at my Blooms and Bunnies card class this week (snow is pounding down as I type so round two may be in jeopardy – sigh) also using Somebunny Loves You.

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Another card we made was inspired by my amuse studio team mate, Risa Alvarez, and is perfect for using up scraps of paper (which I keep way too many of!).  It reminds me of the card I made here using the Butterfly Trio die set from A Muse Studio.   For this card though I used the matching Eggs die and the sentiment is from the Eggs stamp set.

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amuse studio supplies:

stamps:  Eggs, Somebunny Loves You

papers:  Grass, Papaya, Sugar, Grass Petite Polka Dot and 6×6 paper pack: Everything’s Rosy (gingham retired)

accessories:  Cosmos, Slim Washi tape (coming in #marchcollection), copics/tombow markers

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Although Easter is not until April 5, you need to start planning now because these stamp sets can only be ordered until Feb 28th as part of the February Collection.

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a•muse|studio Berry Box die

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I know I’ve said these new Berry Box dies from A Muse Studio’s February Collection were for more than just Easter – but I couldn’t resist when I strolled down the candy isle this week at the grocery store.  Please come back on Friday for my entry into the Spring Coffee Lover’s Blog hop – you’ll see a non-Easter use for this fantastic die and there are lots of prizes too!  :)

Look how cute these boxes are.  eeckk….the perfect nesting place for some Peeps!

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and if you have to travel to deliver your little treat – wrap it up in style with A Muse Studio’s Card Catalogue tag die – also part of the limited edition February Collection.

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amuse studio supplies:

stamps:  Somebunny Loves You

papers:  Kraft, Orange Petite Polka dot, Bermuda Petite Polka dot, sugar

accessories:  Berry Box die, medium Bow die, Bunny die set, Card Catalogue tag die, small doilies, toffee twine, Cosmos paper flower, mini clothespin, Bermuda button

and in case you missed this one I posted earlier, I love this Berry Basket inspired by Patricia Thorpe…

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February Collection ordering ends Feb 28th!

don’t run out of time and end up disappointed…

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Amusing Challenge winners

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This week I was inspired by Barb’s card from Enjoying Life which I found on Pinterest.  I’d been watercoloring with Splash all week and wasn’t quite ready to put away my supplies :)  It’s really such a quick and easy card – the hard part was waiting for it to dry…I like to press a big panel like this under a stack of books.

To create this card I started with some watercolor paper and embossed it with my Haunted Mansion background stamp from A Muse Studio.  I used a contaminated white/pearl mix of embossing powder and it worked fine for this project (I hate to throw things away!).  Then I simply brushed on some Bermuda Splash – also from amuse studio – and worked it until the colors had a nice distribution.  I finished it off with a white embossed sentiment from the Happiness Blooms set – that is part of A Muse Studio’s February Collection and won’t be available after 2/28.  Finished it off with some Bermuda sequins from amuse studio and I was done.  So easy!

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and now on to this week’s amazing winners for my Amusing Challenges.  Wow – it was tough to pick this week and I was tickled to see so many players!

11.  Diana L

13.  Chitra

23.  Maya

25.  MaNuCreAti

Thank you again to everyone who joined in on the die cuts Amusing Challenge!  I hope you will be back for this week’s Anything Goes challenge.  Congrats to the winners – please feel free to grab your blog badges!!  :)

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Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes

Unbelievable that February is already coming to an end.   I hope that the weather has not been too tough on you this past week – for me, with lots of unexpected snow/cold days, it’s been a chance to create!  This week’s Amusing Challenge is an Anything Goes week.  woohoo!  Throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc. I will have a Weekly Winner and at the end of the month, those 4-5 winners will go into a prize drawing for one lucky Grand Prize winner.  February’s Prize Winner will receive sn@p cardstock birthday sticker sheets.  This is perfect for project life type scrapbooking or cardmaking!

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Tricia (of 1PhatChic) shared a tip with me on how to get the Bokeh technique right!  I told her I always sweat the placement of the circles and she mentioned she watched a video that said to start in the middle and then work outwards.  This is such a fun little 3×3 card.

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amuse studio supplies:  That’s the Ticket stamp set, Seattle cording, Sponge daubers, Grass, Bermuda and Seattle ink, Vellum cardstock, Silver Shimmer and Bermuda cardstock.  (no sponge daubers?  Lots of Dots stamp set would work perfectly too!)

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I was tickled that Carol could come over for a visit this week – she works in a local high school and a snow day made it possible for some play (stamp) time!  She was inspired by the watercoloring we did and went home and continued to create…

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amuse studio supplies:  Modern Zinnia stamp set, Poppy and Grape inks (thank you sentiment and stitched oval are retired)

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I love that Cyndi is celebrating the whole month of February as if each day were Valentine’s Day.  :)  If you met Cyndi, you’d know why – she’s an incredibly caring and giving woman who always thinks of others first.

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amuse studio supplies:  Aren’t You Sweet stamp set, pearl stickers, Sweetheart sequins (#januarycollection), Everything’s Rosy 6×6 paper pack, Slate, Onyx, Cherry, and Gold Shimmer Cardstock, Vellum cardstock, cherry button, Gold/Natural Twine (#januarycollection).  (Script stamp retired)

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I’m sharing some quick and easy cards I made using the Birthday SNAP 3×4″ cards.  I hope you’ll click to enlarge – I’ve added some stamping, glitter and ribbon but these are great for even kids to make.  Oh, and they are equally wonderful for scrapbooking!

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amuse studio supplies:  Wish You Were Here stamp set, Lots of Dots stamp set, Fiesta stamp set, Diamond Glitter, Lime/Papaya ink, Papaya Petite Polka dot cardstock, Lime, Bermuda, Orange and Berry cardstock.

PS.  Don’t forget that you can still play along with the current Amusing Challenge going on until midnight, Sunday night.  Just use a die cut and you can enter  here!

It’s super easy to play along with Amusing Challenges, and just as a reminder: 2 entry limit and no digis please!

■Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.

■Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

■Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave me a reminder in the comments please)


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