I Love Hanging Out With You + Blog Candy

Welcome back to another day of the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop! They say today is National Hot Cocoa Day… What DON’T they have a day for? Incredible! I guess Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts didn’t hear of it because there were no free offers like on National Coffee Day. lol!

I’m bringing back Newton the cat, who really loves his cocoa.. (And, unlike his breathing feline friends, he can safely have it.)


How do you like my Flour Sack Towel with those lovely cups? More on that in a bit. Meanwhile, let’s look inside this card, since I rarely decorate the insides…


Those Graphic 45 papers make great household decor, don’t you think? I love that these two stamp sets of Newton match perfectly for front and back pairing! Did you notice the picture of young Newton on the wall? >^.^< The scenery out the window is a picture I cut out of Florida Design’s Art Galleries Magazine. “That Day in the Glade” by Henry Von Genk III. It looks like a true winter’s day in South Florida.


Materials used:

  • Newton’s Nook Naughty Newton and Newton Loves Coffee stamp sets
  • Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Collection paper, banners, tags
  • Spellbinders Tranquil Moments and Labels 11 dies
  • Copic Markers: C5, 7; E11, 23, 33; R24; YR02, 24; W5
  • Tombow Xtreme and Mono Permanent Adhesives, Adhesive dots
  • DCWV card

I’m playing along in the following hops and challenges:


***********    giveaway now closed    ***************

Since you’ve been so patient with my many posts of late, I figured today was a good day to offer my kind commenting readers some blog candy. Did you like my Flour Sack Towel with cups on it? Well, I have a brand new one to give away:


If you’d like to have a chance at winning this cute kitchen towel, pay close attention: Leave ONE comment on this post telling me: Which hot beverages do you put in your cups? Coffee? Tea? Cocoa?  before 8 am EASTERN time, Sunday, December 20, 2015. If you don’t tell me what hot beverages you put in your cups in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy. If you are (or become) a follower of this blog, you may make a SECOND comment telling me so for an additional entry. On December 20, 2015 I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and announce it here on the blog some time before noon EASTERN time. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

Thank you again for all your kind support!



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23 thoughts on “I Love Hanging Out With You + Blog Candy

  1. Awwww, Newton is my favorite and I love the way you colored him. I wouldn’t be able to resist giving him a sip of cocoa if I spied him peeking over the table top like this! My favorite beverage is coffee, but I’ve been trying to cut down drastically so it’s been herbal tea lately. Just not the same, sigh.


  2. This card is so cute, D.Ann, love the cat! Love that towel as well, is it hand painted? I always drink hot chocolate in my cups! Nice to visit your blog again! Happy Holidays!


  3. This is soooo sweet! That Newton image is adorable, and love the matching front and back; it makes it so perfect for your card. So far, our winter looks much like yours, and we’re all celebrating! And I’m a coffee in my cup kind of girl.


  4. What a fun little scene you made with Newton (or perhaps Newtonia since you made the kitty a calico!) peeking to see what she might snag or sip! 🙂 What a clever design and fun to see what the inside looks like, too!!
    I fill my cup with coffee (first in the morning), tea (later on), and cocoa (in the late afternoon or early evening) and herb tea (in the late evening). 🙂 What a lovely giveaway. I love Susan Winget’s art. Thanks for the chance to win!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  5. Adorable and fun card! Love the inside with Newton hanging on looking out – watching that Crane, no doubt. haha Well, I usually have coffee in my cup, but sometimes I also have honey vanilla chai tea. And if I work late, I’ll get a caramel latte from DD. That towel is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win it.


  6. Cute little scene you created for your card! My favorite hot drink to put in a cup is definitely coffee, BUT, I am an iced drink lover at heart and drink ice coffee year round, except when it’s bitterly cold then I do love hot coffee 🙂


  7. This one is right up my alley too! I love Newton! What a cute little scene you made! I like how you have shown his front and back! Super cute! As for my favourite hot drink, that would be Chocolatey Chai Herbal Tea – I drink it every day! It’s very satisfying! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!


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