Season’s Greetings, Blog Candy, and Final Day

Season’s Greetings, Blog Candy, and Final Day

Where did this week go?  It’s the final day of the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  Here are my last two projects for the hop plus some nummy chocolate and coffee for a lucky commenter.  My Season’s Greeting Card and Something To Perk You gift card holder are projects for teachers and people who work with SG during the school year and beyond.  We have been so blessed to have incredible support people who help SG to love learning and overcome some challenges.

CTMH created this awesome stamp “Christmas Paper Doll” and it has dies to match (thank goodness).   I remember having paper dolls as a kid.  It’s must as much fun now.  I colored in the leaves with pencils and did the holly with Liquid Pearls.  SG wanted to have “red streaks” in her hair for Christmas, so she has them.   I added a coffee cup for good measure as most teachers I know, live on it! =)  The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh and the cup from Technique Tuesday.

Next, I was creating some gift card holders for those lovely Starbuck’s gift cards.

The gift card holder is from Sugar Pea Designs. The bear and his cup, from CTMH.  He’s retired and will be forever one of my favorites.  The sentiment came from My Favorite Things Stamps.  Add Liquid Glass to his eyes and nose as well as the coffee to make them shiny.

Of course, I’ll get some of those super cute Holiday Cards from Starbucks, not my own, ancient card!  Just a small token of our appreciation for everyone’s hard work.

Blog Candy

If you are still hopping and have come to my blog on day 8, you deserve some amazing chocolate.  I found this great chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s and some lucky commenter will win it!  =)  I’ll draw a winner on Sunday evening from the commenters so you’ve got 3 days to make it here.

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 as well as great sponsors.

December things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Don’t forget to leave a comment for the blog candy as you hop through the awesome blogs in the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.

You Warm My Heart

You Warm My Heart

My goodness, after waking up yesterday to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, this card is perfect!  It’s sure to warm your heart up and I love the color family to depict cold.  Using some blues (to go with COLD) and one of my favorite, retired stamp sets from CTMH, I created this fun card.  I think the paper came from Lily of the Valley.  The card base is made from Espresso (how appropriately named for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop) cardstock, 6″x 6″ – a 12″ x 6″, scored at 6″ and folded in half.

The cup is 2nd generation stamped in Pacifica, then silver heat embossed.  Same with the steam.  Fussy cut them both out.  Use a liquid glue and prisma glitter on the steam to make it all sparkly to go with the snowflakes on the purple background and texture paper.  Mount on the stitched circle (Simon Says Stamp).   “You warm my heart” is stamped in Black Archival Ink.

Cut various sized pennants from left over paper.  Those cute little snowflake sequins are from Kat Scrappiness!  Their iridescent look is so fun and compliments the prisma glitter on the steam.   Those wonderful purple glitter gems are a sneak peak at what’s coming in January from CTMH.   The other glitter gems are retired CTMH.  You’ll want to check those out for sure.  I promise super cute, fun paper to match them!!  😉

Stamp the inside of the card with Pacifica.  2nd generation the cup and then 1st generation with the words over the top.  I just had to add the prisma glitter on the steam!  It makes it more fun!  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. You all warm my heart as you stop by to check out my cards.  I hope you’ve got some hot coffee this am as you hop through the awesome blogs in the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.

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.

Sending Holiday Cheer

Sending Holiday Cheer

Working with Beary Christmas left me with some extra scraps from the Pictures My Life sheet (for pocket scrapbooking).  This bear holding presents reminds me of all the shoppers scurrying around the malls and shopping center.  Using an exacto knife to cut out the bear’s paw, I inserted a coffee cup.  Makes  him look like the rest of the shoppers running around on caffeine to get their errands done!

Matted the card on some Cranberry cardstock and Beary Christmas background and texture paper for the base of the card.  Stamp the sentiment (Queen and Company) on  a piece of white cardstock and make a banner.

Add some fun Beary Christmas Dots for some bling.  Go around the wreath and use Pearl Stickles over the top of the berries to add some depth.  The clear Shimmer Brush adds some fun to the ribbon.  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 while I send you some Holiday Cheer.

Warm Holidays and Blog Candy

Warm Holidays

Happy Monday Morning, right?  Not without our coffee!  Here’s the 3rd card for the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  Using some left over papers from the first two cards, I created this shaker card.  Beary Christmas and the Kraft paper go well together.  Used the dies to cut out the circle out and some transparency sheet to make the window.  3D foam tape is wonderful for making making the space for the toppings in the shaker.  The topping are from Kat’s Scrappiness, the Jack Frost collection. 

 

This cute bear comes from Punny Pals, CTMH’s Operation Smile Stamp Set.  $7.00 of every stamp set sold goes to Operation Smile, a wonderful non-profit that helps fix children’s smiles so they can eat, talk, and be a part of their communities.   The cap on the bear comes from a retired CTMH stamp set, Jack Cardmaking.  The little coffee cup and sentiment come from Pretty Pink Posh’s Christmas Friends.   Pretty Pink Posh is a Super Sponsor for the blog hop and I was lucky enough last Spring Hop to win this stamp set!  Now that I’m looking at the card as I blog, I’m going to go back and add some of the wonderful Beary Christmas Dots – the silver dots are glitter dots with the Cranberry and New England Ivy dots being enamel.  Just to add some bling.

 

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.

Blog Candy

Last but not least, for the dedicated blog commenters, there needs to be a little treat to help you wake up and to thank you for stopping by. We are on Day 4 of the hop with lots of entries!

When you comment, you’ll be entered to win this wonderful Coffee Chunk from Perfectly Posh (not to be confused with Pretty Pink Posh).    A little yumminess in the shower to help you wake up!  Winner will be picked on Saturday, Dec 16th, after the blog hop is done.  =)

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.   Don’t forget to leave a comment to win the blog candy!