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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lover's Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY!

Hello and welcome to the Holiday Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!! I was so bummed when I was too late for the last event for coffee lovers, I absolutely had to join the hop today! But in my excitement to put together a coffee-themed card, I completely spaced on the holiday portion of the hop! Derrrr!! Maybe this is winter blue? I was inspired by Frozen? Yes... that's it... mmm hmmm...


I had a ton of fun playing with the Hero Arts Need Caffeine set - I love this cute little latte! You won't even guess how many THINGS I did to it, LOL! I stamped it with Peacock Feather Distress Ink. Then I used colored pencils to fill in the color a bit more. Then, my Faber-Castell PITT green gold pen to go over the letters. Then I outlined in black ink. Then I trimmed. Thhheeennnn.... the piece de resistance... I dug out my super old liquid applique to create the latte foam!! I used to LOVE this stuff. About 8 years ago. Ever wonder if it will still work after MANY MANY years sitting in a craft stash (and even moving from Texas to Georgia)? The answer is YES, IT DOES!! :-)


The background panel was super fun too. I mixed some of the same Peacock Feathers ink into my embossing paste, and spread it over the Hero Arts Zig Zag Pattern stencil. The blobs that look kind of brown in the photos are actually lovely, shimmery blobs of Gold Shimmer Spray. Nice.


Ok, so this blog hop is a different kind of blog hop! It's open to all of YOU to join!! There's a linkie thing on Amy Tsuruta's blog, she's the mastermind behind this entire thing.


And she's lined up a TON of awesome sponsors. You'll be in the running for THOSE prizes if you link up your own coffee creation! You can find the link up on Amy's blog -- RIGHT HERE! This is the list of amazing sponsors:


As for me - I'd love to giveaway a $5 STARBUCKS GIFT CARD!! Afterall, this hop is all about loving coffee, right? Just leave me a comment by the end of Sunday, December 14 and you'll be in the running.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Hero Arts (CL731 Need Caffeine)
Paper: Neenah (Solar White)
Ink: Distress Ink (Peacock Blue), Hero Arts (Gold shimmer spray), Faber-Castell (PITT artist pen - green gold), black pen
Other: Dreamweaver (Wendy Vecchi embossing paste), Hero Arts (SA021 Zig Zag Pattern stencil), palette knife, Liquid Applique, heat tool, Prismacolor (aquamarine pencil), washi tape, copper sequins

49 comments:

  1. What a fabulous creation and it is very festive!! Love the cream and background design! Great job! Thank you for your sweet blog candy offer too! rbkhandcoatgmaildotcom

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  2. I love this set - it was my second choice after the one I ended up using. And personally? I LOVE a blue Christmas card!

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  3. So pretty Libby. Love the frost! The background is neat.

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  4. So very pretty Libby love the colors.

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  5. Love the foam, cute idea! So glad you hopped along! Merry Christmas!

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  6. very pretty, thanks for the chance to win

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  7. Fun card! Love the blue and green combination and all the pattern going on with the background and the wood grain.

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  8. SUPER adorable coffee card!!!! CUTE!!! love the blue and sequins

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  9. Cool! Great background, and frozen works...there are lots of frozen coffee drinks :)

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  10. Yes, Libby - go with the FROZEN inspiration - that works totally! Absolutely GORGEOUS card girl - love the colors and background!

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  11. aww what a cute card and I love how you added the sequins..

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  12. haha love your card, it counts ;D

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  13. This is grungy beauty at its finest! Congrats on using that old stash of yours to make this beautiful card! I am in love with your sequin steam idea - how creative!!
    bexcruger at gmail dot com

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  14. A very fun card that is kind of mixed media. TFS

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  15. Very pretty card. Yes! I can see the frozen inspiration. wink wink. I love the liquid applique and the distressing and the sequins. Just lovely.

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  16. Libby, I love it and totally see how you were inspired by Frozen {wink}
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  17. Oh gosh...I really do LOVE it a LATTE!!! I really do!!!

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  18. Oh, this the cutest card. Love it! momtojeb at gmail dot com

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  19. I love peacock blue, That liquid applique really is great for the foam. I also like your gem bubbles~

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  20. Loving the grundgy feel of this - and of course the coffee stained look!

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  21. Fabulous card Libby - love the texture you have going here!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  22. Gorgeous stenciling and texture on the foam, WOW!! I have some blog candy on my blog too!!

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  23. Great card. Love the colors and texture

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  24. Oh the colors are just stunning! That green looks perfect with Peacock feathers ink!

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  25. Love this! That background is simply amazing!

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  26. I love your card, Libby. It was one of the first to pop out of the gallery at me. Glad I came by to catch the details, like the foam. Fantastic colors.

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  27. Love the bright colors in your card! So cute!

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  28. I love those wintery colors and that background...LOVE it! Thanks for the chance for some java!
    Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  29. This is so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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  30. Hey Libby!!! I love this. It is so fun!

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  31. What a fun giveaway! I'd love to win!
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  32. LOL!!! I have some of that foam too. Mine may be 'dead' by now though?!? I used it last year to make popcorn.

    Really fun card. Gorgeous color combo!

    Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
    Heather Dennis

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  33. Adorable, love that foam, cool that it still worked!!!! TFS, thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy...nance459 at yahoo.com

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  34. I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance:)
    alaine74014 at gmail dot com

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  35. Fun card, Libby, lots of nice texture going on here! Happy Holidays!

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  36. fun card and love the touch of sequins!

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  37. FABulous foam Libby - just perfect! Thanks for sharing :)
    I'd love if you stopped by my blog for a chance of some blog candy too http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au

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  38. Hi Libby, fun project!! Thanks for sharing!! New follower here!!

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  39. Love all of the great colors on this card. And the sentiment is awesome, TFS
    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

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  40. Thanks for sharing your CUTE card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker{at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

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  41. yes - the foam - PERFECTION!!!! all that work on the little latte image - so worth it!! ha ha ha!!
    and i love the 'frozen' theme!! wink wink!!!
    super adorable!!

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  42. Wow! I love the color and gold! Super creative :)

    Helen
    gulletthm at yahoo dot com

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  43. Very pretty card. Love the cream on the cup!

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