Tuesday, September 19, 2017

GIVEAWAY - Believe Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for 
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.

Hi, Friends.....

Welcome regulars and also any visitors who are hopping along with in the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop!! I'm so glad to see you. Good thing I made this card last week because I never seem to be able to get one made and in the hop otherwise!! :) 

In addition to my card, I have a little GIVEAWAY that you can check out at the bottom of this post. That makes two giveaways I currently have going on here at Her Peaceful Garden! (See above for the Cat Lovers Hop Badge GIVEAWAY, too.)

I don't have a lot of coffee stamps, so I made this card with a free digi image I found online.
One word of caution:  when you do a search for copyright-free digi stamps online, some of them are actually owned and still sold by their manufacturer!!!  You MUST try to track them down and get permission.  It can be hard, though.  I unwittingly printed this one out and made it into a card assuming that it was a copyright free one.....only later realizing that my search had yielded some that were not!!  I spent over an hour trying to track down the owner of this image...following several dead end leads without any success.  So I sincerely apologize for the "unauthorized" use of this image.  No violation was intended!  Please contact me if you know anything about it.   Thanks!

I colored this sweet image with Spectrum Noir markers and followed the current Viva la Verve Sketch.

I also used the rich, warm colors from the Winnie & Walter September Color Combo Challenge:

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (for straight-edged pierced panel)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (for scalloped panel and little hearts)
Spectrum Noir markers
Pigma Micron Black Pens for accenting the steam
Distress Ink - Antique Linen (sponged over gray band to give it a warmer tone)
Nuvo drops - Buttermilk
Scraps from my stash

I have one $10 Starbucks Gift Card I would love to send to a random commenter on this post.....and/or on any other of my Coffee Hop posts I manage to make before the deadline hits!! :) My giveaway is open WORLDWIDE, but if the winner is international and doesn't have a Starbucks nearby I will send a different little prize!  Leave your comment below by 11:59 pm Pacific on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 to be entered into the giveaway.

Hope you are enjoying this hop. Thank you so much for stopping by along the way!! Remember to get ready for the Cat Lovers Hop on Oct. 23-28!!! Meow.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
2. Viva la Verve Sketch - September 2017
3. Winnie & Walter September Color Combo Challenge
4. Joy Clair September Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #13
6. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #12
7. Word Art Wednesday Week #300-301 - Anything Goes, Family Friendly
8. DL.ART September Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
9. Just Keep on Creating September Link Up - Anything Goes
10. Crop Stop September Challenge Link Party #32 - Anything Goes use brands CS sells (I used Pigma Micron pens, and Distress Ink)
11. The Ribbon Girl - September Any Image Challenge
12. Crafty Hazelnut's September Patterned Paper Challenge
13. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 299 - 300 - Use Snippets


  1. Fabulous colours in your card Janis

  2. I also love your colours Janis. It's a lovely card. Barbxx

  3. Love that stack of cups! Pretty color combo and layering on your card!

  4. love those coffee cats, or is it cat coffees?
    your card is so nice!

  5. Hi Janis:
    It's been such a joy to visit all the entries in the Coffee Hop, including yours. You've been so creative, and I always enjoy your cards. Thanks for the chance to win the gift card. I'm a Starbucks fanatic!
    Blessings to you,
    Karen Letchworth
    P.S. I have a give-away on my blog for the hop, too!

  6. Beautiful card and I loved the colors. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love your card Janis and I love that the "believe" is made to look like steam. Super sweet!

  8. Love this pretty creation Janis with warm feel to it!

  9. Love the stack of cups on your card. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.
    Margaret M DT

  10. Being a tea lover I love this card, a great image and I love the colours as well.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  11. What a sweet free digi, love your pretty card!

  12. Well, there you are my friend! So good to see you. And this is darling. Love the pretty cups, cute design. Can't wait for the kitty hop, too. Gota note pinned up on my desk...

  13. What a color scheme you used for your lovely stacked tea cup card! Thanks for linking this up to Cropstop this month!!

  14. Great design and love the colors.

  15. Your card is FABULOUS! Great colours and beautiful image!
    Valerija xx

  16. Gorgeous card Janis! Love the dog tooth check paper with the red - a perfect foil for that wonderful image!


    Di xx

  17. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us!

  18. Your cat comics always crack me up and this one is extra cute! Cool stack of cups and I love those hearts!!

  19. Wow! Your card is beautiful and I do love that cat comic at the top... I was hoping that was a stamp set!!...lol!

  20. Gorgeous card and I really like the pattern paper you chose to go with that digi.

  21. Your stacked teacups card is adorable!

  22. I love this gorgeous card! Houndstooth and Crimson are very popular here during football season! Have a great week!
    Take Care!

  23. Simply fabulous!! Love your card, that image is darling

    Thanks for sharing!

  24. How did I miss commenting on this beauty? Love how you've been using the W&W Color combo on so many projects because it's a beautiful one. The colors are perfect for a coffee or tea themed card and those adorable stacked cups are the cutest.

  25. Oh, I love your pretty coloring! Such a warm and cozy take on the sketch.


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