Friday, December 11, 2015

Coffee Lovers Hop and Unity FWF Card







Hi, Friends......

Are you as excited as I am that the Winter Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop has begun?????  So many fabulous sponsors and awesome prizes for commenting and linking up!  I hope you will join in!  


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For this card, I used the sweet Unity - Java Friend set I received as a prize last time around from my crafty friend, Gail, at Crafty Nomad.  (THANKS, Gail!!)  

I STILL have a bunch of leftover backgrounds from my marker refill water experiment!  I stamped one with Unity grab bag snowflakes and Distress Inks (Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood).  I also misted the dry snowflake stamps with water and stamped them on the background for some watermarks.  I love this effect!


I stamped both the image and sentiment from the Unity set with Versamark and heat embossed it with silver.  Yum!!!  Then I used my waterbrush to make a big watermark around the sentiment and some little thought bubbles.  I also used it to remove some of the color from the mug.  Love how this turned out!!!!

Now I have a little giveaway for you......problem is that I don't know what it's going to be yet!!! lol... This hop kind of sneaked up on me and I don't have anything picked out yet. But if you are interested in this small mystery prize, please state in your comment: "Yes, count me IN!" or something very obvious to that effect. This giveaway is open to all my readers world-wide. Comment on any or all of my Winter Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop posts by Friday, December 18th at 11:59 pm Pacific.  One random winner will be chosen. 

Thanks for stopping by.  There are tons of things happening in the papercrafting blogosphere, so I will see you around!!!

<3 
Janis  

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
3.   Shopping Our Stash Challenge #230 - Use your UFOs (Unfinished Objects) I used one of my marker water refill backgrounds.


And now for some creative whipped cream!!!






Not whipped cream, but too funny!

47 comments:

Ann said...

So pretty and love the gold embossing

vinita jain said...

Hello Janis! You always come up with Brilliant ideas:)
Love this watercolored created BG with soft wintry feel!Beautiful silver embossing and love that watermarked sentiment!
Oh! Yes, Count me in! Who doesn't love surprises giveaway!
Love those whipped cream coffee mugs, cute images!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous embossing, Janis! Love the stamps and beautiful background! As for the giveaway - yes, please count me in! I enjoyed your cute memes!

ike said...

WoW - that is a fabulous background on your gorgeous card :-)
I adore those kitty mugs and the whipped cream creations are just AWESOME !! How clever that is :-)
Ooooh - a surprise Giveaway - Yes please... count me IN :-)

Hugz
IKE xxx

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Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous card. Janis. Love that coffee mug with the heart handle. And those whipped cream kitties are all too adorable & fun. And who doesn't love a good mystery?! Count me in, lol.

Bad Kitty said...
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Bad Kitty said...

love this coffee cats mugs!
so cute!
and your card is very nice!
hugs

>^.^<

~amy~ said...

How fun is this post...chock full of fun! Love your pretty card!

Lori m said...

Beautiful card, love your kitty whip cream pics, lol.Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

Hugs, Lori m
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KellyJean said...

OM! Those pics are funny! Great card!!!

Sylvia said...

Lovely background on your card, Janis, but the most fun is your whipped cream...love all the kitties! Happy Holidays!

Teri Wilde said...

Love the cats...and the card is so pretty.

Donna said...

Super card, love your custom background! Thanks for joining the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our UFO challenge this week.

Chana said...

Great project! Thanks for taking the UFO challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your embossing. TFS

Mandy LaCroix said...

That mug stamp is cool! And I like how you embossed it. :) (Love all the kitty pictures. Adorable!)

Lori said...

Wonderful with the embossing and pretty snowflakes! Enjoyed the kitty mugs and whipped cream, too! So glad you linked to my challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

Lisa said...

Love this and the silver embossing... I'm usually all about the gold... but this is great! I didn't realize that coffee mug had a heart shaped handle... so cute!

Davi said...

This is a beautiful card!! I love the way you did the background, really shows of the lovely embossed cup! That a very cool cup stamp too. I would love to be counted in :)
The whip cream kitties are just way toooo fun :) My granddaughter is coming to visi, Im going to have to try that!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card and I love all your coffee/cat photos, so much fun.

linda said...

such a fabulous card with a beautiful background using what sounds like fun techniques! thank you so much for sharing another of your lovely creations with us at penny black and more!
linda

Samistic Cards said...

Count me in! I have to tell you I thought your card was lovely till I saw the cream cats! That got the cat's MEOW! So talented!!

Sue Reynolds said...

Very elegant...like the heat embossing and colors. Cup is interesting with the slice of heart out of it.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty background and I love the mug design! Great card!
Count me in on your drawing too!

brenda said...

A lovely creation and super background Janis, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Cheri Burry said...

Beautiful embossing! Love this card! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

Happy Dance said...

What an amazing card! Love all the embossing, and those 'ink effects' are simply great techniques. Super fun. Bev

StampingbugKerry said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the kitty mugs/spoons and all the foam art photos. Too fun!

Stampsnob. said...

Warm and inviting MERRY CHRISTMAS..........Lis

Hetty said...

OMG those cat cups are wonderful and your card is absolutely beautifulwith the embossing.
Thanks for sharing those fun coffee pictures.
Happy holidays!

Gaylynn said...

Great embossing.

mandysea said...

heee heee.. I've come over here to say.... check my blog... I have something for you!! But here I am saying im IN too! LOL... gorgeous card.. and your silver heat embossing... stunning!

Helen F. said...

Lovely card~luv all the gold touches!

Chris said...

That background is dreamy! Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges!

ionabunny said...

Oh my. Janis, thanks for the shout and so nice to see you using the stamp you won from me. Hugz. Love the card Definitely wintery. Love the cream cats at the end as well. Amazing. Hugz

ionabunny said...

Oops, forgot to say I'm IN. Please enter me in the surprize giveaway. I love surprizes. Hugz

Leslie Hanna said...

Great background (isn't it great to use them?) and I love the silver embossing. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Lee-Anne said...

Gorgeous, shimmery design! Love it!

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your creation for our challenge!
Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge...

xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Michele Henderson said...

The embossing on your card is gorgeous, but the cats in the coffee mugs steal the show!
Holiday Hugs,
Michele

Shelly said...

Sooo pretty!! And I just love all those pics!

Helen Gullett said...

Such a sweet card for a friend.

SHartl said...

Wow, I don't which impresses me the most, your card or all those kitty themed drink photos! My 5 year old couldn't stop looking at those marshmallow kittens and requested that I make one for her. Your wintery Unity stamp coffee card is so pretty with the fancy background and all the silver embossing. I'm going to have to borrow my mom's heat gun to give this technique a try!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love the embossing on your card
Cheers
Dr Sonia

D.Ann C said...

I'm late in getting around. Moving slow this year, so only hitting my fav peeps. : ) Love that heart handle on the cup on your lovely card! Oh, I LOVE those catpuccinos!!! I ALWAYS get a smile when I stop by here!! Janis, you are a STAR commenter on my blog and I always look forward to your great, chatty comments and chuckles! Some day I'll grow up to be like you!! Yes, count me in on your mystery giveaway.... hey, I'd even take a kitty-in-a-bag (my friend made one up once... hair brushed from her cat with googly eyes stuck on the zip-lock baggie, another baggie of kitty litter and foot, and a cd of her son meowing. lol! But crafty goodies would be nice. : )

Janis said...

Too funny, D.Ann about the kitty-in-a-bag!!! LOL!!!

<3
Janis

Ellibelle said...

Wonderful card and such cute coffee photos! Thank you so much for sharing at Penny Black and More!