Happy National Hot Cocoa Day!

Happy National Hot Cocoa Day!

What surprise to find out there is a National Hot Cocoa Day and I had the perfect set for this!  I got this cute set, Hug in a Mug, from my friend Mary who does Cardz TV.  My goal for this blog hop was to use scraps I have from making my other Christmas Cards!

The set has this cute snowflake cup of cocoa with marshmallows in it.   Using various left over scraps, I put this card together.  “Hug in a Mug” is a part of the stamp set.

Regular colored pencils in a blue that pulls out the blue in the Beary Christmas paper.  Bling up the card with Liquid Pearl in White on the marshmallows,  Prisma Glitter on the snowflake, Beary Christmas Enamel Gems, and red enamel hearts that I found in my scraps box.

On the inside of the card, I used the sentiment “Cocoa tastes best when shared with a friend!”.   Added a 2nd cup coloring it the same.  Added some more red enamel hearts to add to the sentiment of the card.  I thank my friend Mary for sending me this cute stamp set, so perfect for today’s hop.  Stop by to check out her other stamps – Cardz TV Stamps.

Be sure to stop and check out the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop and even play.  There are some amazing artists and work on it.

December things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. I hope you are enjoying a good cup of coffee, no COCOA this am as you hop through the awesome blogs in the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.

The Magic

The Magic

Here’s my 2nd card for the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  I’m using mostly CTMH products/stamps (all retired) on this.   Kraft paper is amazing and a wonderful match for anything coffee.    I love Wreath Essentials which has a die for it.  Added some berries from Season of Magic.  Emboss in gold the sentiment.   The coffee cup is from Technique Tuesday Perk Up.

The coffee cups are stamped on the CTMH watercolor paper and then watercolored with the Espresso Ink Pad and the watercolor pen.

On the flower, after stamping in Cranberry, go over it in Gold Shimmer Pen.  If you like Wink Of Stella pens, you need to check out our shimmer pens.  More juice and shimmer, less money.  Win win.  Roll the petals to give it some dimension before you glue dot it down.  The old Florence sequins have four colors in the pack .  The red and copper with Gold Glitter Gems in the center makes for perfect embellishments!

Be sure to stop and check out the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop and even play.  There are some amazing artists and work on it.

December things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. I hope you are enjoying a good cup of coffee and some holiday magic this am as you hop through the awesome blogs in the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.

Warm Holiday Wishes for the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop

Warm Holiday Wishes for the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop

Seems like we were doing the Fall Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop yesterday.  Today is the first day of the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  My first entry is above.  A few hops ago,  I won this stamp set, Christmas Friends,  from Pretty Pink Posh!  I’ve been waiting for the Winter Hop to use the stamps and dies.

 

I used some stitched dies from Simon Says Stamps to create a the window for a shaker card.  A bit of transparency and 3D foam tape works great.  The background and texture paper is from CTMH Beary Christmas.  All the coloring is done with Shin Han Touch Markers.

The shaker contents are from Kat Scrappiness, Fun Flock to decorate the snow bank and edge of the girl’s hood, Gold Shimmer Pen for the coffee in the cups, and Liquid Glass over the top of the coffee to make it look wet.    Be sure to stop and check out the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop and even play.  There are some amazing artists and work on it.

December things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. I hope you are enjoying a good cup of coffee this am as you hop through the awesome blogs in the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.

Enjoy The Little Things and Blog Candy

Enjoy The Little Things and Blog Candy

This layout is created with the Falling For You and  Cats and Bats paper packs and the Enchantment Color Palette Cardstock with a few of the Basic colors thrown in.  All the Cricut cuts are from current CTMH Cricut Cartridges.   No stamping this go around but I reserve the right to add some later.  If I do, I’ll share what I do.  The layout design was inspired by Ms. Carrie when I saw her layout posted.   I did change a few things around.

All of the triangles are either 2″x 2″ or 3″ x 3″ squares cut in half, corner to corner.  I created the borders around the pictures with them.  The leaves come from 3 different Cricut Cartridges.   The coffee cups and  sentiment “Enjoy the Little Things” come from the new Cricut You are Here.  Jeff and I love to visit different coffee shops, just to check things out.  We found a cute little one and we have some pictures of this.  I can’t wait to add them.  The rich colors from the Enchantment palette help make this page work.

Layer the leaves in the corner and put the coffee cup on top with 3D foam tape.  Use the gold shimmer brush on the title, “Coffee” (Artbooking alphabet).

Continue to layer the leaves around the sentiment.  Pop the sentiment up on 3D foam tape.  Use your Gold Shimmer Pen to color in the “Enjoy”.

You’ll need the following to create this:

Blog Candy……Comment to Win!!

Win this stamp by commenting!  The blog hop has been long and there are a lot of entries!  If you made it this far, you’ve made my heart happy.  =) You deserve some fun for your efforts!

Be sure to check out the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.

The artists in the blog hop are amazing and sponsors go above and beyond!  That’s why I love playing!!

Be sure to buy our Disaster Relief Stamp Set: Stronger Together – 100% of the profits (including my share) go to American Red Cross.

September is a stupendous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Feeling Blessed is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. The goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  On August 27, Pam Turner was the $100 shopping spree winner, live on FB in my Group.    The end is near as we have a few weeks left to reach the goal – 8500 points to go.  167 more $50.00 orders until the next $100 hostess credit giveaway!   If all the orders are from customers who order on the Great Cricut Giveaway Online Gathering, to make up these points, the following prizes are available to my customers only:  8-$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 4 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle, and a Workspace Wonder Hostess bundle for a total off 14 more possible prizes!  My customers are the best!!  Oh, did I mention, you get Happy Mail too??
  • Join My Team  and receive the From the Heart card kit, value of $43.90, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Hope you enjoy this layout for the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  A change up  The end is near – be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

Falling For You

Falling For You

The CTMH Special of the month is this awesome kit, From The Heart.  You can make these beautiful, elegant cards with the kit.  You can purchase additional card bases as well.  Best of all – no cutting – if you follow the kit!  Of course, as you can see above, I want rouge!

Still playing in the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop, I used the base of the kit to create this card.  The Falling For You paper pack works perfectly for this card and the blog hop.  The cute foxes and sentiments are from Sugar Pea Designs and they have matching dies to make your life a little easier.   The cuts are from a variety of CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridges!

This is an interactive card so you pull the top and it opens up the bottom to share the “inside” of the card!  Too much fun, right?  You need the following products to create this card:

I wanted to create the look of things falling, like leaves, from the first sentiment.  These foxes are just too darn cute!  Pumpkin Spice Latte is my favorite fall drink so I had to have this stamp set.  I cut all the images from CTMH Cricut Cartridges.  It’s so easy to share the file with you all!

Because there are so many pieces to this card, I held off from adding other embellishments and used a shimmer brush as well as a gold gel pen for the buttons on the jacket and a green gel pen on the leaves.

Be sure to check out the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.

The artists in the blog hop are amazing and sponsors go above and beyond!  That’s why I love playing!!

Be sure to buy our Disaster Relief Stamp Set: Stronger Together – 100% of the profits (including my share) go to American Red Cross.

September is a stupendous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Feeling Blessed is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. The goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  On August 27, Pam Turner was the $100 shopping spree winner, live on FB in my Group.    The end is near as we have a few weeks left to reach the goal – 8675 points to go.  173 more $50.00 orders until the next $100 hostess credit giveaway!   If all the orders are from customers who order on the Great Cricut Giveaway Online Gathering, to make up these points, the following prizes are available to my customers only:  8-$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 4 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle, and a Workspace Wonder Hostess bundle for a total off 14 more possible prizes!  My customers are the best!!  Oh, did I mention, you get Happy Mail too??
  • Join My Team  and receive the From the Heart card kit, value of $43.90, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Hope you enjoy my take on the From The Heart kit with this “Falling For You” card.    The end is near – be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!