Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Thank you for visiting my blog today! Sorry, my post is late, but better late than missing the deadline, right? I participated in a Coffee Lovers Blog Hop back in September for National Coffee Day, and it was so much fun (and I even won one of the flash prizes!). This time, I'm participating in the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (thanks to collaborative efforts from many crafters and sponsors and especially to Amy Tsuruta). 



Now who doesn't like to win? We have many sponsors for the blog hop for participating bloggers who link up their projects, and some participants are even offering blog candy on their personal blogs! You can check out Amy's link here or read below for how you can win some prizes!!

Check out the wonderful & generous Super Sponsors:
17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

Keep in mind: 
  • Blog Hop participants (those who link up with a newly created holiday/winter coffee/other favorite holiday hot beverage project) are eligible for Sponsored prizes.  
  • For those who are participating, the linky will remain open through Friday, December 12th 11:55 p.m. PST. This will give everyone plenty of time to link up their projects and perhaps even link up multiple times!
  • The actual hop will end Sunday, December 14th for those commenting on participating blogs offering blog candy/prizes.
  • Please TURN OFF word verification and enable Comment Moderation♡
Now onto what I created... I LOVE COFFEE! I think I'm even more dependent on it since I've been having a super stressful semester at school. I find crafting therapeutic and squeeze in the time to create every now and then :) Thanks SO MUCH for visiting and leaving me love. I will have a giveaway here next month as I get closer to 6 months of my crafting journey. I strongly encourage you to visit other blogs - I'm in awe of all the creativity out there :) There are already over 230 entries!

I will be offering blog candy! Just leave a comment on this post to be eligible and I'll select a winner Monday. It's a surprise :) Make sure to leave your e-mail address so I am able to contact you. If you'd like, I'd love to know how long you've been crafting for and what you like to do with the cards you make. Bonus entry if you subscribe to my blog. :)

I've been really busy with school so I didn't have too much time to go all out with my cards, and I have been in a creative slump. I will post them anyway. ♥

I started off with my favorite type of card: shaker cards. They require a little extra effort but are totally worth it. I used Neat and Tangled's Warm Wishes for this one.



Be sure to check out my other posts from today. Have a great day!

Linking to the following challenges as well: 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Bling It On
7KidsCollegeFund Challenge: Anything Goes (Mama Elephant creative cuts)

55 comments:

  1. So classy, elegant and super fun! Thanks for sharing this masterpiece of a card!

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  2. beautiful shaker card..love it

    thanks for the chance to win

    http://kiehn10.blogspot.com/

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  3. Wow this is so pretty love your shaker card how clever. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. anjacurvers@gmail.com

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  4. I love your shaker card! What a fantastic job!! Hope the end of the quarter or whatever they are called now comes soon so you have time to enjoy, destress and play!

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  5. Oh, I just love shaker cards! This is so pretty!

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  6. oh WOW, what a great card and it's one of *5* you made? yowza! to answer your questions, i've been crafty pretty much my whole life, and i started making cards so i could stop BUYING the expensive boring ones in shops; i send all the ones i make! :)

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  7. super love your shaker card...awesome colors and gotta love that Neat & Tangled Warm Wishes stamp :)
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  8. What an amazing shaker card. TFS

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  9. Oh, I love shaker cards! This is fabulous! Thanks for offering up blog candy as well. I have some too if you want to check it out, under Waving My Wand. Merry Christmas! momtojebatgmaildotcom

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  10. super fun coffee card!! CUTE!! love the pretty sequins shaker!!!

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  11. Love this shaker card and you have a been a busy bee with creating - lovely projects!

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  12. I LOVE the shaker card! So festive and fun!

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  13. Very festive with the shaker bling.

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  14. Shaker cards are the very best! You've done such a great job with yours. I'm loving that artsy font on your sentiment!
    bexcruger at gmail dot com

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  15. I love shaker cards! I just made one the other day and posted it today! They are so fun! Yours looks amazing and I love the sequins! I would be so excited to win your candy! I've been crafting for about 9 years, but not very regularly until I lost my job 2 1/2 years ago - now I've got lots of time to craft! I give my cards to family and friends and also donate to charity or collections like Caring Hearts, SAS4K, Sunshine Mail, etc.

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  16. Love that stamp and that you used it as a shaker box background!

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  17. Fabulous shaker card! Love the faux stitching too -- stunning

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  18. Fabulous shaker card, love it. Thanks for a chance to win...hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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  19. love this shaker card--I keep making them but they are nowhere near this fabulous!

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  20. I love shaker cards too and this one is no exception! You've been busy!

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  21. Ooooooo!!! Perfect perfect perfect card!! Love the shaker!!! The reds and golds ROCK!! And the that stamp set is a perfect choice! Such a cool idea!!

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  22. Don't you just love that Neat & Tangled stamp? I have it also and just love it....def. my favorite stamp this season. What do I do with all the cards I make? Send them out, of course! In fact I rarely have a stash of cards...I send them out as quick as I make them. I have been papercrafting over 6 years and I love it.
    Sandi Pressley
    ampressley at cfl dot rr dot com

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  23. Wow.....You were a busy gal and super-inspired with this hop. Love your shaker!!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win some mystery candy!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    GIVEAWAY at www.HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  24. I am a new subscriber by email. Thanks for the extra chance to win.
    I got serious abt papercrafting for a couple of years and have been blogging for almost a year now. I am impressed with your work!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    GIVEAWAY at www.HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  25. Awesome shaker card - love it! Hugs Deb

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  26. Cool Shaker card---i subscribed by email, but do you have bloglovin available? TFS, thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy...nance459 at yahoo.com

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  27. Love this shaker card with the rich colors and white stitching! So pretty!

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  28. i love shakers! very pretty card :)

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  29. Wonderful cards you have submitted...so good that you can create while being busy with classes. I am making Christmas cards and tags and usually I do sent most of the cards I make out.

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  30. Great shaker card! I love making them. I've been crafting some way for over 30 years. I give my cards away but I also sell them, mostly to my hub's hospital coworkers. Good luck with your studies!

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  32. Lovely shaker card! Love the gold and red! I've been crafting for most of my life in one form or other! Became a follower!
    Happy Holidays, Debbie!

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  33. Fantastic shaker card. I have been paper crafting for 30 years. I give my cards away

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  34. Fabulous shaker card, Ruby, love that little cup! Happy Holidays!

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  35. Cute and love how you added the stitching around the frame. Nice touch!

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  36. love this shaker card! Beyond CUTE!!

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  37. LOVE your cute shaker. Thanks for sharing .
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker {at}AOL}{dot}{COM}

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  38. New Bloglovin follower.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker {at}AOL}{dot}{COM}

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  39. This is an absolutely darling shaker card! Thanks for joining us at www.7kidscollegefund.com!

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  40. Great design!! Beautiful card!!! TFS!!

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  41. Beautiful card. TFS

    http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/2014/12/holiday-coffee-lovers-blog-hop-details.html

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  42. Super fabulous shaker Ruby! Thank you for sharing :)

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  43. A very pretty looking card! Great job :)

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  44. Gorgeous shaker card Ruby! I love the stamp you've used and the colours are lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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