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 😉

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & Giveaway | http://helengullett.com/?p=7493 | Join the hop and share your projects with us! #fallclh #coffeelovingcardmakers #coffeelovingpapercrafters #ctmh #wermemorykeepers #wrmk #bloghop #cardmaking #handmadecard #papercrafting #fallcard #friendcard #coffeecard #embossing #stamping #watercoloring

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:

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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

  1. Leave a comment to answer this question: What is your favorite thing to do in the Fall? What is your favorite drink and dessert? Or even just say “Hi!”
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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)

January Hostess Reward Giveaway

Today, I would like to invite you all to join my Mystery Host Online Party celebrating this National Paper Crafting Month! What a party without a prize? So…. The prize is to win $20 of Close To My Heart Hostess Reward. It is open until 1/31/15, 11:59 pm EST.

How to enter to win?
For every order you put through this online party will have 1 entry; i.e. You put 1 order before 1/31 then you’ll get 1 entry, 2 orders 2 entries, and so on.

Take advantage on this month specials for every $50 or more ( before tax & shipping) you can get:

–> the Papercrafting Month Special: Noted Paper Kit for only $5
–> Stamp Of The Month: This Moment for only $5 …. SO LOVE THIS STAMP SET! Just perfect to start your Valentine projects.

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Look at these beautiful inspirations of using this month SOTM:

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And to see our recent Idea Book, December 2014 – March 2015 Seasonal Expressions 1, you can go here. To shop, you can go to go to my website to start shopping!

Don’t forget to click Join Mystery Host Party to enter the giveaway!

Thank You for shopping and entering the giveaway. Good Luck!

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & Blog Candy

Today is the last day to link up at Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop at Amy’s blog and keep reading because I have a blog candy at the end of the post…

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This is my 3rd project that I link up:

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I made a window card with my Silhouette Cameo. Oh wait… have you enter the Silhouette Giveaway? You still have time to enter the giveaway here until December 15th.

This cutting file is from Loni Leah, Loop Frame Card. I cut the card base with Kraft Cardstock. My blade setting is for Kraft but I changed the speed to 2.

For the hot cocoa cup with cream on top, the cutting file is from Echo Park, You Warm My Heart. I resized it to fit in the middle of the window.

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Then I stamped the sentiment from WOTG Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit. with Photo Vintage Distress Ink. And I added some clear glitter on top of them.

Now… for the last day of link up, I would love to giveaway a blog candy:

Christmas Greetings’ Clear Stamps set

4 rolls Christmas washi tape

2 spools Baker’s twine (Green-White and Silver-White)

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You have 7 chances to enter this giveaway and it is open until Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be randomly picked and I will contact the winner on December 20th 🙂

Here’s how to enter:

  • Leave a comment on my today’s blog post
  • Like and follow me on Facebook – leave one more comment
  • Follow me on Twitter – leave one more comment
  • Follow me on Google+ – leave one more comment
  • Follow me on Pinterest – leave one more comment
  • Subscribe to receive updates on your email, form on the side bar – leave one more comment (THANK YOU so much for subscribing!)
  • Follow me on Bloglovin’ or NetworkedBlogs – leave one more comment

THANK YOU for entering and Good Luck! Have a merry December 🙂

12 Days DIY Christmas 2014 (Day 8), Silhouette Challenge Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Today is gonna be an awesome one! I am super excited and can’t wait to share this with you! And it is a little longer blog post, but worth it to read all the way 🙂

First is Silhouette Giveaway! There will be 2 winners!! Make sure to read all the way to find out the detail and how to enter. I really really really LOVE my Silhouette Cameo! Since the first day I got it (surprise gift from my husband), I have been making a lot of cards, scrapbook layouts, home decors, and even craft projects with my daughters. So, you wanna enter this amazing giveaway!

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And second, today is day 8 of the 12 Days DIY Christmas this year, I would love to share with you a project I made using Silhouette Cameo today that it is one of my favorite projects ever… Candle Jar Sleeve. I participate on an awesome blog hop hosted by Silhouette Challenge group, where you can find tons of inspirations and tutorials of projects using either Silhouette Cameo and Portrait. Another reason why you want to enter this giveaway 🙂

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I love candles. When they are all gone, I clean the jars to reuse them. This one is one of them. And I was thinking I need some more Christmas theme decorations in this house and came across an idea to make candle jar sleeve to decorate this used candle jar.

It is an easy and quick project that you can do for any seasons or occasions. I already have a list to make for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter again 😀

Okay 🙂 Now the supplies. You’ll need:

  • Silhouette machine
  • Blade (new is better for cutting intricate designs)
  • Cutting mat
  • Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
  • Shape you want to cut (I picked Nativity scene from Lori Withlock)
  • Spatula
  • Cardstock (I used black for better silhouette looking)
  • Glue
  • Candle Jar
  • First of all, open the Silhouette Studio software and open the shape you wanna cut. I resized the Nativity scene to 11″ x 2 1/2″ and drew a rectangle a bit longer, about 11 1/4″ and 1″ tall. Ungroup. Then rearrange the individual shapes to where you’ll like.

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I did not use the phrase so I dragged it to out side of the cutting mat. Then as you can see in the picture below, I dragged the rectangle to overlapping with the bottom of the nativity shapes.

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Once you like the position, select all the shapes. Open the Weld Box by clicking on the little that has letter M with circle and rectangle.

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Click weld…. Ta-da! 🙂

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Cut the cardstock to 12″ x 5″ and put it on the cutting mat. Load the mat to the machine, make sure the setting on the machine is “Load Cutting Mat.”
Send the shape to Silhouette machine by clicking the square button on the upper left with Silhouette machine symbol.

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Make sure the setting is set for the cardstock and adjust the blade on the machine according to the correct blade setting. Always test cut to make sure everything is set correctly. Then click cut.

And done. I used battery operated tea light for this one. Also I added some fake snowflakes at the bottom of the jar.

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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Reinvented Elf on a Shelf Book Cat-Shaped Ornament Stamped Christmas Towels M&M Milk Bottle Teacher Gift 3D Holly Berry Ornament Deer Silhouette Mirror Silhouette Christmas Craft with Double-Sided Adhesive Winter Village Display Wood Grain Nativity DIY Rustic Pallet Christmas Tree 2014 Christmas Card + Giveaway Gift Tags Chalkboard Vinyl Christmas Signs Personalized Christmas Ornament DIY Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments DIY Nativity Candle Jar Sleeve Chalkboard Charger Inspiration + Giveaway Christmas Countodwn Festive Advent Christmas Decor AND A Giveaway! All Hearts Go Home Luminarias Deer Silhouette Vinyl Wood Slice Ornaments Some People are Worth Melting For Olaf (Frozen Inspired) Ornament Personalized Pajamas with HTV 3D Reindeer Shield Decoration Trendy Christmas Cards with Silhouette + Free Cut Files Let It Snow Mitten Banner DIY Christmas Coasters Elf on the Shelf Wardrobe Simple Ornaments Stenciled Santa Sack Put on your Yamika! Reindeer Photo Ornament Christmas Card DIY Nativity Shadowboxes Monogrammed Drop Cloth Christmas Tree Skirt Canvas Wall Art for the Holidays

1. Pineapples and Pinecones // 2. Simply Kelly Designs // 3. Architecture of a Mom // 4. Just a Girl and Her Blog // 5. Two Purple Couches // 6. Chicken Scratch NY // 7. Creative Ramblings // 8. One Dog Woof // 9. Ginger Snap Crafts // 10. The Thinking Closet // 11. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 12. Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body // 13. weekend craft // 14. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 15. Practically Functional // 16. Living My Given Life // 17. My Paper Craze // 18. The Kim Six Fix // 19. Home At Eight // 20. Queen of Everything // 21. Tried & True // 22. McCall Manor // 23. unOriginal Mom // 24. Create it. Go! // 25. From Wine to Whine // 26. GetSilvered // 27. It’s Always Ruetten // 28. Nearly Handmade // 29. Mama Sonshine // 30. Silhouette School // 31. It Happens in a Blink // 32. Create & Babble // 33. Sowdering About // 34. Where The Smiles Have Been // 35. My Favorite Finds // 36. Lil’ Mrs. Tori // 37. Designed Decor

Silhouette Giveaway!

And I’ve saved the best for last.  My Silhouette Challenge buddies in partnership with Silhouette America are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for not one…but two winners!  The prizes up for grabs?

First prize: The NEW Silhouette Cameo Machine and Designer Edition Super Bundle!  $406.93 value.

  • Silhouette CAMEO®
  • Designer Edition Software
  • Dust Cover
  • $25 Download Card
  • Four Essential Silhouette Tools (hook, spatula, scraper, pick-me-up™)

Second prize: Silhouette Portrait Machine and Rhinestone Starter Kit!  $219.98 value.

Pretty sweet, huh?  We want you to have the chance to get that Silhouette machine that might still be on your wish list.

To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below or at this link.  Because of my many blog friends who helped make this giveaway possible, you have 42 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power.  So, hurry up and enter!

{This giveaway runs from today through Monday, December 15th at 11:59p eastern and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a U.S. or Canada mailing address. You can read the rest of the terms and conditions in the widget below.}

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Thank You for visiting and Good Luck!

Celebrating WCMD 2014 Giveaway Winner Is…

On the every first Saturday in October, all card-makers around the world celebrating World Card Making Day. It started by Paper Crafts magazine as national card making day back in 2006, but then they changed the name to World Card Making Day because the responses they got from all over the world! You can read all the details on this fun event for card-makers here on their blog.

And I had a little celebration, t00 🙂 THANK YOU for all of you have entered my giveaway and following me on Social Medias! Your supports encourage me a lot!

So, today I have the winner to win these prize:

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AND THE WINNER IS……… KELLY!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS, Kelly! I have sent you an email 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!

Celebrating World Card Making Day 2014

Today is World Card Making Day! I shared a quick DIY Note Card set earlier today here. And I have been having so much fun catching up with so many bloggers who share their amazing handmade cards!

Do you know why they call it World Card Making Day? Here is the background why from WCMD website:

“World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Celebrating its ninth year in 2014, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It’s a day for the card-making community—hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers—to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making.”

To celebrate this special day for card-makers, I have little giveaway today with some goodies from Close To My Heart products:

Celebrating World Card Making Day 2014 with Giveaway! Detail on my blog to enter! You have 4 chances to win and you have until Friday 10th to enter.

In this package includes: 6×6 sample papers, Black Mini Pigment Ink Pad, Brown Mini Pigment Ink Pad, Cotton Candy Exclusive Ink Pad, new #30yearsofhappy Stamp Set, and our new 2014 Annual Inspirations Book:

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There are 4 changes to enter this giveaway:

  1. Like my Facebook fan page and leave a comment here that you did. If you already did, leave a comment here with yours so that I can Like your Page back and Thank You so much for liking my FB!
  2. Follow me on Twitter and leave another comment you did it. If you are a Twitter follower, leave a comment with yours so I can follow you back and Thanks a bunch for following me!
  3. Follow me on Pinterest and leave another comment. If you are already a follower, leave a comment with link to yours so I can follow you back!
  4. Sign up to get new post update on email on the sidebar box, leave another comment when you did it. If you already been receiving my posts, leave a comment with your blog so I can check it out to follow your blog, too (I love reading blogs :D)

*** EXTRA ENTRY: Share this give away on your Facebook, or Twitter, or Pinterest, or Google+ using sharing these button. Leave another comment after you did that.

You have until Friday, Oct 10th, 11:59 PM EST to enter and I will pick a winner randomly using random (dot) org. Winner will be announced on Saturday, Oct 11th!

Thank you so very much and Good luck!

HelloMornings Twitter Party, Fun, and Prizes!

It is already half way through our 13 Weeks of HelloMornings Fall Challenge! WOW! I have learned a lot about God, Paul, myself and others. His plan is perfectly planned! I am learning to trust in him!

And… we are going to have a PARTY!!!! 😀 The party that you don’t wanna miss: HelloMornings Twitter Party!

When?

  • Tuesday, October 1st at 9 pm Eastern / 8 pm Central / 7 pm Mountain / 6 pm Pacific

Where?

  • Twitter (so you have to have a Twitter account to join the party. Don’t have one? Easy and Free to make one HERE).

Who’s the hosts?

Make sure you follow the hosts and hashtag #hellomornings

You also need to RSVP to win the goodies. You can RSVP HERE and follow the instructions how to enter and win!

Make sure to leave your Twitter ID so we can follow you. You must participate in the Twitter Party on Tuesday, October 1st in order to be eligible to win the prizes offered during the party.

And… LOTS OF PRIZES to win during the Twitter Party:

I am so excited to have a party with you all! So, I’ll you on there and we’re gonna have fun and be encouraged!