Thursday, December 11, 2014

Coffee Lovers Hop




"She would ignore me first; then turn her head, silkily arrogant and half close her eyes for each praise-name, eac one separately.  And, when I'd finished, yawn, deliberate, foppish, showing an ice-cream-pink mouth and curled pink tongue."
                                                                             ---------Doris Lessing



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If you are here for my Christmas Giveaway, click here!
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Hi, Friends......

When I saw Amy Tsuruta's Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I knew I wanted to participate, too!!!  If you haven't stopped over there, you need to forthwith.  (I've been watching Blue Bloods on Netflix and they use the word "forthwith" a lot.  Love that word!!)  There are prizes for making a coffee (or other holiday hot beverage) related project and also prizes for hopping along.  Also, a bunch of blog candy is hidden in the stops....including this one!!!  :)  You know how I love giveaways!!!  :)  So thank you for stopping by!!

I LOVE coffee, but I don't have any coffee related stamps.  I do have teapot stamps (because I also love tea!!) but nada for coffee.  As I was hopping along in the Coffee Lovers Hop, I noticed that one of the blogs had a download.  Well, I have NEVER EVER before used a digi image and I wasn't sure I was up to the techno challenge.  I am so old school....or maybe just old!  Ha.  But I couldn't resist this cute image and sentiment from Two Paper Divas.  They assured me that using it would be easy.  Well, after several false starts with my printer, I was able to get a nice print of the image.....and, you know what?  It really was pretty easy!!!  THANKS, TPD!!!  

Instead of a card, I decided to decorate up a festive little bag and put a Starbucks card inside and then go with a green accent for the color scheme.  


Just yesterday, I received my Wink of Stella pen in the mail as part of a prize from Simon Says Stamp.  (THANKS, SSS!!!)  I thought it would be perfect for glitzing up the coffee mug.  Wow...what a fun toy!!! The green on the mug is a metallic gel pen, the steam is a glittery gel pen, and the brew inside is covered with Glossy Accents.  

Other supplies include:  Inspired by Stamping - Fancy Label Dies 3 (THANKS, Joanna!!), DCWV Glitter cardstock, Core-dinations cardstock, festive gift bag from Summer Rumsey (THANKS, Summer!!!), and iridescent twine from my stash.  

Now for a little bit of candy to go with my post.  I already have a giveaway going on, but Amy encouraged everyone to offer a bit of candy, also, if we were so inclined.  I am soooooooooo very, very inclined!!!  :)  So here's a little something that I have for a randomly drawn lucky commenter:

To be in the drawing for this, please leave a comment right here on this post by Sunday, December 14th @ 11:59 pm PST.  PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS (in code is okay) SO I CAN CONTACT THE WINNER!!!  Hey that deadline is the same as for my other giveaway....except you might have noticed that I messed up when I was trying to convey that mine ended at midnight Sunday night....I have fixed it.  (It drives me crazy when people can't get the am/pm right for midnight or the correct date it goes with.....and then I did it myself!!!  Arrrrggghh...) 


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DING DING DING........New Follower Introduction Time!!!   
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I was surprised and pleased to see that several people became new followers with my Christmas giveaway post.......that makes 69!!!  I appreciate the support so much!!!  Here go some intros:

1.  Burning Rubber of Burning Rubber's Reliquary.  She has been having fun with her new E-brush and has some awesome projects on her blog that you will want to take a look at!!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower.  This ginormous new-follower smile is all yours!!
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2.  Heather Thompson left a very sweet comment on my giveaway post and became a follower, but I can't find a blog address for her.  Heather, if you have a blog or gallery that you would like for me to post a link for, please leave me a note.  Thanks for following!!  Here's the smile I got when I saw you were a new follower!!!
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3. Char K. of Glitter in my Kitchen is a multi-talented gal who not only excels in many different sorts of crafts, but also writes!!  She has an adorable 3-D bride and groom up on her blog right now.  So cute!!  Thanks, Char, for following.  I appreciate your support!!! Here's a ginormous smile from me to you!!
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4. Connie of Craft Caring Friends2 has a couple of blogs, but also is involved in Fuller Kid's Wear.  I can't tell for sure if these are still active or not, so Connie please let me know if there are some other links you would like me to post. Thank you so much for stopping in to visit and following.  This ginormous smile is for you!!!
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5. Nisupa Hettiwatta - I can't find a blog for you, Nisupa, or any other info, but I would love to post a link if you send one to me.  Thanks so much for becoming a follower.  It makes my day to see new faces on my sidebar!!  Here's a ginormous smile just for you!!
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6. Jean from Pages in Time is the latest new follower of the batch.  She is an amazing artist who does a lot of artsy mixed media projects as well as regular papercrafting.  I am so delighted she has become a new follower!!!  This ginormous smile is for you!!!
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If you are a follower and I somehow missed introducing you, please send me a note.  I would love to give you a ginormous smile and introduce you to my other readers!  Many thanks to EACH of my readers, whether you are officially a follower or not.  Your visits and comments bring a smile to my face each and every day!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this project in the following challenges:
1. Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
2. Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Bling it On!
3. The House that Stamps Built DCC 123 - Anything But a Card
4. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge 20 - Anything Goes w/ Opt Color Scheme (which I did not do!  hehehehe)
5. The Paper Girls Challenge #69 - Small Gifts


48 comments:

  1. Oh my, your first digi!! I have not used many but they are growing on me. I too, had to learn something new on my computer...not that I mind but OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE!! Your card is fabulous! What a great job!!

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  2. Love your card and gift card holder. What a cute project. TFS mghowell8@msn.com

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  3. Very nice tag! I follow via bloglovin:)

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  4. LOVE the glittery mug. Those pens are FABULOUS! kellybertram (at) Hotmail (dot) com

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  5. Great entry into the digi world!

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  6. Love your bag...So glad you were able to figure out the digi image and had your own little digi adventure! You go techie girl. HEE HEE. :)

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  7. cute bag, thank you for the chance to win

    http://kiehn10.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love your project!!! WOW, awesome!! Love it, And if you have not already, love you to stop by as I have some blog candy on my blog !! WPLUS9....More fresh cuts Stamp Set!!
    oloughlin.ka at Gmail.com

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  9. your first digi is super cute!! LOVE the bag!!!!
    wenjer1120(at)msn(dot)com

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  10. I love your card and the digi image is terrific! I shall try one myself forthwith!

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  11. Love the little bag! You can reach me here: crimsonowl@charter.net

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  12. Love the GC bag, the colors and the bling of the cup is great. TFS.
    avonsherry2003@yahoo.com

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  13. Really cute gift card holder! Love the sparkle!

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  14. How cute your project turned out! So glad you found it easy and just think of the possibilities since you can size it any size! Thank you for sharing as it turned out so cute....love the glittery cup! Gayla from Two Paper Divase

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  15. I love all the sparkles on your project! Merry Christmas!

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  16. so sweet and cute really love it. TFS.

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  17. Janis, I love your gift card holder! Such a pretty shimmer!
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  18. Great idea! Love the sentiment!

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  19. Haha, I'm not a new follower but I do enjoy your posts. Love your project today! momtojegatgmaildotcom

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  20. Well, I think you need to find some new digis forthwith because your project turned out SO cute! Thanks for the giggle. I love using unconventional words!
    bexcruger at gmail dot com

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  21. You really captured the wink of Stella effect well! One of the best I've seen! Thanks for joining usat the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  22. This is so super cute and yes, you can use a digi!!! Easy. You need more coffee stamps!!! lol. thanks for the chance to win!!! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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  23. I love your idea of jazzing up this treat bag!

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  24. Wow, so much fun! LOVE the sentiment..TFS, thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy...nance459 at yahoo.com

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  25. very pretty tag! vanessabuzard at gmail dot com

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  26. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing and offering blog candy!
    Happy Holidays, Debbie!

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  27. Great job using the digi image. I hadn't heard of Wink of stella pens. But now I want one after seeing how you used it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. Lovely giftie bag, Janis, love all the details! Happy Holidays!

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  29. Super cute! I think its kind of awesome how you did that coffee cup. :) Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts

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  30. What a cute gift! I love the cartoon.

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

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    1. Had to add your hot flash photo made me laugh.
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  32. Fabulous gift card holder. I am old school too!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  33. love the sparkle on your cup. Cute tag. TFS

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  34. Super fun card - I also read the post before this - very awesome background your embossing makes! I might be headed off to try it - TFS

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  35. Super cute packaging Janis! Hope you are not experiencing any of those hot flashes!!! Thank you for sharing :)
    Love you to stop by my blog for a chance at my blog candy if you haven't already http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au/

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  36. Oh how sweet is this gifty packaging! Love the sparkle!

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  37. ha ha ha!!! awesome sentiment!!! totally made me giggle!! lovely card!

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  38. Congratulations! You have won over at the paper girls! Come on by to claim your prize :)

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Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis