Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & Giveaway

Happy Fall Y’all!!! The Autumn season officially started on September 23rd according to the calendar.

This is the season where we can enjoy the beautiful colorful leaves and cooler, crisp air. And it is also the time for…

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop starts from today, Friday, September 25 through Friday, October 2, 2015.

Since it is Fall Bloghop, so theme of your project(s) must be Fall. You can create any project(s) that has coffee, or tea, and/or cocoa on it.

You need to link up your NEW project(s) using the Inlinkz button at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog from 6 am Pacific Time (9 am EST) on Friday, September 25 through Friday, October 2nd at 11:59 pm Pacific Time (2:59 am EST on 10/3/2015).

There are no limits to the number of entries, the more the merrier. Please remember to keep the projects with a FALL theme and NO BACKLINKING, please! Your project (s) has to be a new.

Kicking off the first day of this Fall blog hop, here’s my card:

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I always always love the colors of Fall leaves. And that wanna try to jump into a pail of leaves! Wish I was this coffee cup 😉

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I heat-embossed the leaves with Gold and then color them using the new color ink pads from Close To My Heart: Saffron and Pemogranate. Starting with the Pemogranate at the bottom and them the Saffron from the top of the leaves, you can see when they mix in the middle it turns into a beautiful orange. I fussy cut them and added them on the card using glue dots. Glue dots give extra dimension but not too thick like 3D foam tape, also they quick and stronger than using adhesive runner on that woodgrain embossed background.

Giveaways!!!

I am giving away a pack of prize from Close To My Heart

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Giveaway

There are new Treat of Friendship stamp set, new Mini Calendar stamp, Paper Packet samplers, Black Mini Pigment Ink Pad, Cocoa Mini Pigment Ink Pad, Wood Veneer, and some extra stuff I will throw inside the package for you 😊

Amy will use Random.org to pick the winners.The winners will be posted at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

And now to the extra prize to win on my blog! You have few chances to enter to win this stamp set:

2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop - Blog Giveaway

You can do all of them or some. But if you do all, the more chance you can win! You have until Sunday, October 4th 9.00 pm EST (6 pm Pasific) to leave comments on this blog post. And I will pick the winner using Random.org and will be announced on Monday, October 5th on my blog

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Thank You for hopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful Fall!

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Supplies:

  • Pathfinding Paper Packet (CTMH)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Woodgrain Embossing Folder (CTMH)
  • Ranger Gold Embossing Powder (CTMH)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads: Pomegranate, Goldrush, Saffron, Black
  • My Acrylix stamping blocks (CTMH)
  • Watercolor Pencils (CTMH)
  • Sequins Gold Assortment (CTMH)
  • Aquash Water brushes (Pentel)
  • Watercolor Paper (Handmade Modern, Target)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
  • Adhesive runner
  • Glue Dots
  • 3D foam tape
  •  Evolution Advanced Diecutting-Embossing-Letterpressing Machine (WRMK)

Cool Fall Air Is Blowing

The cool Fall air is blowing here now at where we live. It is so nice to hang out and play outside, not too hot and not too cold. Sitting out side, at our backyard and sipping a cup of coffee in the morning is just so wonderful.

And inspired by the wonderful season, I made this Fall theme card plus a cup of coffee, of course 🙂

Cool Fall Air - Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2015 | A card made with Treats of Friendship, WOTG Pathfinding Cardmaking kit, and Pathfinding paper packet from CTMH | http://helengullett.com/?p=7502 | #coffeelovingcardmakers #coffeeloversbloghop #fallclh #treatsoffriendship #fall #autum #ctmh #closetomyheart #cardmaking #handmadecard #diy #papercrafting #stamping #ctmhpathfinding #ctmhtreatsoffriendship

I stamped the woodgrain background from WOTG Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit (expired) using Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad. The coffee cup and the sentiment is from Treat of Friendship stamp set. On a piece of White Daisy cardstock and Olive Cardstock I stamped and fussy cut the coffee cup. Then I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on a piece of White Daisy cardstock, fussy cut around the phrase and attached on the cup using Mini Stapler.

And… this is also means that… The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is almost here!

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The fun will start on Friday, September 25th! That is a week from now! Enjoying the cool Fall air, drinking good coffee and crafting is just a great way to celebrate the National Coffee Day  that is on Tuesday, September 29th, don’t you think?

I hope to see you join this blog hop and have fun creating… And… there are LOTS of prizes for AMAZING SPONSORS! Read more details at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

THANKS for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Supplies:

  • WOTG Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit (CTMH – Expired)
  • Pathfinding Paper Packet (CTMH)
  • 12″ X 12″ White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Mini Stapler (CTMH)
  • White Card Base (the Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby)
  • 3D Foam Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Adhesive runner
  • Gold – Natural Baker’s Twine
  • Wood button

Friends, Coffee and Donut

Friends, coffee and donut are 3 happy words for me. What an abundant life when it is surrounded by friends who care and encourage each other. I am blessed with those kind of friends.

Coffee… oh I love good dark roasted coffee 😀 My husband actually introduced that to me since we got married. I was not a coffee drinker, but coffee he got have been so good! I feel in love with good coffee, strong coffee. Saturday mornings are our special time, drinking coffee together.

This card I made using Treats of Friendship stamp set, the new set on newest CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2. Cute cute cute set for coffee and donut lover 🙂

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I cut White Daisy cardstock for 2 card based, standard size 4.25″ x 5.5″ using Fiskar Paper Trimmer, then score them in the middle.

For the background paper strips, I used is Sarita paper packet, this pretty paper is retired, I love the ikat pattern for sure. I stamped the coffee cup with Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad several times on a piece of White Daisy cardstock. And I fussy cut 2 cups, a lid and the band using Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors. I was thinking to give some texture and I cut a piece of Sarita fabric (retired) and glued it using Liquid Glass on the stamped cup in White Daisy cardstock. I colored the coffee bean with CTMH Watercolor Pencil and wet it using aqua brush to give watercolor effect. Since it is a cardstock, need to be very careful with the flow of the water, do not want to be too wet.

The sentiment and hearts are from  new stamp set, Finding The Words. I stamped them using Lagoon, Cotton Candy, Honey and Gypsy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads. I finished my card with some sequins from the new Oceanside Sequins and Sparkle Clear Assortment.

How about some donut, my friends?

From the same stamp set, Treats of Friendship, I stamped the donut on a piece of Chocolate cardstock with Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad and fussy cut it using my Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors. And then stamped the donut again on a piece of White Daisy Cardstock with Honey Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, fussy cut using Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors and colored the sprinkles using CTMH Watercolor Pencil. Using adhesive runner, glued the sprinkle on top of the chocolate donut and add them on the tag.

I love these Confetti Wishes paper packet. They have fun patterns. I cut a strip of diagonal pattern paper and attached it on the card using adhesive runner. Then I cut the tag out of polkadots pattern, cut some the Silver Shimmer Trim and secure them on the tag using this awesome Mini Stapler.

For the sentiment, I stamped it first using Honey Exclusive Ink Pad and then over-lapped with the Black Exclusive Ink Pad.

I finished my card with Silver-White baker’s twine.

My favorite donut is Crispie Creme but unfortunately, we do not have any of their shops close by. We have to drive at least 1,5 hour to get Crispie Creme! My second favorite is Amish donut. A giant, sugar glaze donut what it is. Once on a while we will go to our favorite Amish bakery on Saturday, not so often because it takes 50 minutes drive to get there…

Yah, now you can imagine where we live, way way from a big city 😀 We live in a country, a lovely little town.

Thank You for visiting today and I hope you can enjoy them as much as I do 😀

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop Day 5, 30 Day Coloring Challenge And A Giveaway

Today is day 5 of my post of Card Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop. I have a giveaway, please read all the way to find out how to enter for chance to win. If you just arrive here today, don’t forget to check out Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4 projects for chances to win the prize!!

My card today is using the same way I created my card’s background like on the Day 3 except this one I did diagonally. The card based is White Daisy Cardstock, top folded.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop

I cut 3″ x 4.25″ Smoothie cardstock that come’s with the Hotscotch Paper Packet and add it on the card using adhesive runner. And then I printed the digital stamp Love You More from Evelin T Designs on a piece of White Daisy Cardstock, then I picked the rainbow colors from Watercolor Pencils using aqua brush. I enlarged the image to fit for 3.25″ tall. I added the colored image on the card using 3D foam tape.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop

 

This card I also link up at Kathy’s blog, The Daily Maker 30 Day Coloring Challenge that she has going right now. If you like coloring with any mediums, you might wanna join the challenge and link up your projects there. She is awesome, I tell you 🙂

Now the giveaway:

I will be posting a card a day until Friday, March 6, 2014. To enter the giveaway is very easy, just leave a comment on every blog post about Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop.

You have until Sunday, March 8th at 11:59 PM EST. Please make sure you leave your email on the comment so I can contact you if you win.

I will pick a winner randomly to win this prize: a new stamp set and a set of Annual Inspirations BT Duos Sampler from Close To My Heart. Winner announcement will be on Monday, March 9th on my blog.

Thank You for visiting today and don’t forget to check out Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4 projects for chances to win the prize! If you would, please take time to sign up for newsletter on the right sidebar and please visit, follow and like my social media platforms:

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop Day 4 and A Giveaway

Today is day 4 of my post of Card Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop. I have a giveaway, please read all the way to find out how to enter for chance to win. If you just arrive here today, don’t forget to check out Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 projects for chances to win the prize!!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop

 

I go with clean and simple today using Cup of Cheer Stamp Set and Hopscotch Paper Packet. Love the spring pattern and colors in this paper packet.

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Just simply add the pattern paper on the front panel of the card using adhesive runner. On a 1.25″ x 4.25″ strip of the pattern paper, I stamp the sentiment and coffee bean with Cocoa Ink Pad, and then add it on the card using adhesive runner.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop

 

For the coffee cup, I stamp on another pattern paper using Cocoa Ink Pad, cut it using micro-tip scissors and add on the card using 3D foam tape for some dimension. Before I added the coffee cup, I stamped the steam first directly on the card.

Now the giveaway:

I will be posting a card a day until Friday, March 6, 2014. To enter the giveaway is very easy, just leave a comment on every blog post about Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop. 

You have until Sunday, March 8th at 11:59 PM EST. Please make sure you leave your email on the comment so I can contact you if you win.

I will pick a winner randomly to win this prize: a new stamp set and a set of Annual Inspirations BT Duos Sampler from Close To My Heart. Winner announcement will be on Monday, March 9th on my blog.

Thank You for visiting today and don’t forget to check out the Day 5 project tomorrow and another chance to win the prize! If you would, please take time to sign up for newsletter on the right sidebar and please visit, follow and like my social media platforms:

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop Day 3 and A Giveaway

Today is day 3 of my post of Card Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop. I have a giveaway, please read all the way to find out how to enter for chance to win. If you just arrive here today, don’t forget to check out Day 1 and Day 2 projects for chances to win the prize!!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop

For the card today, I am using one of my favorite stamp set from Close To My Heart, Cup of Cheer stamp set.

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Creating the background, I stamped the coffee bean stamp multiple times until fill up the White Daisy card base using Cocoa Exclusive Ink Pad.

Steps

Here’s how it looks like after stamping:

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And I cut a strip of Flaxen cardstock 1″ x 4.25″ for the band, add on the card using adhesive runner. Then on a piece of watercolor paper, I stamped the sentiment, spoons and coffee cup with Cocoa ink and some sprayed of water. I added the spoon and cup using glue pen, the sentiment I used 3D foam tape for some dimensional. I finish my card with some Sequins Gold Assortment.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop

Now the giveaway:

I will be posting a card a day until Friday, March 6, 2014. To enter the giveaway is very easy, just leave a comment on every blog post about Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop. 

You have until Sunday, March 8th at 11:59 PM EST. Please make sure you leave your email on the comment so I can contact you if you win.

I will pick a winner randomly to win this prize: a new stamp set and a set of Annual Inspirations BT Duos Sampler from Close To My Heart. Winner announcement will be on Monday, March 9th on my blog.

Thank You for visiting today and don’t forget to check out the Day 4 project tomorrow and another chance to win the prize! If you would, please take time to sign up for newsletter on the right sidebar and please visit, follow and like my social media platforms:

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop Day 2 and A Giveaway

Today is day 2 of my post of Card Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop. I have a giveaway, please read all the way to find out how to enter for chance to win. If you just arrive here today, don’t forget to check out Day 1 project for chances to win the prize!!

My card today is a clean and simple card. For this card I used Hopscotch paper packet and A Cup Of Cheer stamp set from Close To My Heart.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop

Using my Stitch Guide and Foam Pad, I punched the holes for the zigzag stitching. I used my cross-stitching floss that I have in my kit 🙂

For the sentiment I stamped using VersaMark Ink Pad and added some WOW! Black Glitter Finish Embossing Powder. I heat set it using my Craft Heater.

And then I stamped the cup on a watercolor paper using Cocoa Exclusive Ink Pad and sprayed it with some water, cut it using non-stick Micro-tip scissors, and added on the card using 3D Foam Tape for some dimension.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop

Now the giveaway:

I will be posting a card a day until Friday, March 6, 2014. To enter the giveaway is very easy, just leave a comment on every blog post about Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop. 

You have until Sunday, March 8th at 11:59 PM EST. Please make sure you leave your email on the comment so I can contact you if you win.

I will pick a winner randomly to win this prize: a new stamp set and a set of Annual Inspirations BT Duos Sampler from Close To My Heart. Winner announcement will be on Monday, March 9th on my blog.

Thank You for visiting today and don’t forget to check out the Day 3 project tomorrow and another chance to win the prize! If you would, please take time to sign up for newsletter on the right sidebar and please visit, follow and like my social media platforms:

Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | Instagram | Bloglovin

THANK YOU SO MUCH!