You Are My Friend Card & 1st Blogiversary Blog Candy

Welcome back sweet visitors and regulars!

I’ve been so out of it lately! I forgot my one year blog anniversary aka blogiversary was March 18. Seems like ages ago! Who knew that I’d have 1991 visitors from 58 countries leaving 1380 kind comments on my 129 posts?! Of course it’s fitting that this anniversary falls during the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop… for it was these lovely ladies who encouraged me to start my blog last year and I’d say a large majority of my visitors are from these hops. So I’ll have a small little ‘thank-you’ giveaway for you sweeties at the end of this post.

I’m pleased that this lovely shaker card  serendipitously came together for today’s post:


I love the girly feminine look and I threw in some coffee grounds in the shaker, so it smells heavenly, too… Hmmm… maybe next time I’ll only use coffee grounds and write ‘in case of emergency, just add water.’ Lol!

Here’s a different angle so you can see the raised banner sentiment…


Materials used:

  • Spellbinders dies: Elegant Labels 4; Labels 4; Tea Cups
  • JustRite Spellbinders dies: Vintage Labels 7
  • Spellbinders Celebra’tions Cup for Two stamp set
  • Quietfire Design Stamp: You Are My Friend stamp
  • Core’dinations Cardstock – white
  • Recollections Floral Bunches paper
  • Recollections Shimmer card – pink
  • Memento Dye Ink: Rose Bud
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent chalks
  • Neat & Tangled – Lucy’s Little Things Chocolate Truffle sequin mix
  • Martha Stewart Crafts copper microbeads
  • Recollections: Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses, lace on a roll, crochet embellishments, rhinestone stickers, faux pearls
  • Copic marker RV29
  • The Paper Studio – Gemstones pearl, small, flourish
  • Offray Elegant loop flower with pearls
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Tombow foam tape
  • Misc. coffee grounds, acetate, seed beads.

In case you haven’t already joined the fun, but are thinking about it, here are the hops and challenges I am participating in… just click on the name to get more information on each:



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

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today! Oh – wait! The blog candy!! Silly me – Brain fog moment! I have a lot of those… like the time I bought this Sizzix/Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder: On the Go – I had already ordered one 3 days before. Sigh. At least I had a nice use for it… Blog candy!


I also found another lovely Studio Shop/Susan Winget Flour Sack towel for one of you:


Would you like to have a chance at winning either of these (each one is a separate prize)? Pay close attention: Leave ONE comment on this post before 8 am EASTERN time, Sunday, March 27, 2016, telling me: Do you prefer your coffee or tea hot or cold?  If you don’t answer the question in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy (and won’t be offended!). You can also tell me if you have a preference for just a specific one of the two prizes, otherwise you will be a random draw for each. If you are (or become) a follower of this blog, you may make a SECOND comment telling me so for an additional entry. For non-followers, ONE ENTRY/COMMENT per person. Duplicate comments will be deleted.

For those of you with allergy concerns, this is a pet-free/smoke free home.

On March 27, 2016 I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and will try to announce it here on the blog some time before noon EASTERN time. The way my days are going recently, I might run a little late, so be patient. That’s another advantage of becoming a follower… You’ll know when I post! : ) You already know it’s a pet peeve of mine when someone doesn’t post their winners ’til days or weeks after they say they will, so I always try my best to stick to what I say. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

Thanks so much for your kind comments of encouragement and support over the past year! I look forward to sharing another year of crafty fun with you!



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44 thoughts on “You Are My Friend Card & 1st Blogiversary Blog Candy

  1. Gorgeous card, D.Ann – love all the pretty layers! Love the idea for “in case of emergency…” on your next card! lol (I used that awesome embossing folder on one of my cards!).


  2. Very clever with the coffee grounds…who doesn’t like the smell of coffee and cute idea for another “in case of emergency” but you can’t use instant coffee 🙂 Love the blog candies, and even though I prefer my coffee hot, a lot of times I’ll be finishing it off cold.


  3. Well what a fun surprise to use coffee grounds in the shaker. Such a beautiful card – i love the feminine look. For myself, HOT TEA is the preference, only because with my Rheumatoid Arthritis I’m supposed to avoid coffee. If I had my druthers, hot coffee in the morning and iced in the afternoon. 🙂


  4. I love your card! I love the shaker and the embellishments! Answering you questions I like both, coffee one cup in the morning and tea the rest of the day, always hot. Thanks for your kind words in my blog!


  5. OOooh, what a beautiful card! That die is so elegant and pretty, and I’m sure the card smells heavenly with those coffee grounds mixed in with your sequins. I prefer my coffee hot, with lots of hot milk, but enjoy a nice iced coffee on hot summer days as well. Let’s face, I just love coffee! Would LOVE that fun coffee cup embossing folder…and congrats on your one year blogaversary.


  6. I am already a subscriber to your blog by email and love seeing your creative projects! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!!


  7. Lovely card, with all those sweet details. I prefer my coffee hot and tea cold. But will drink both either or. Ha! Love your blog candy, and Happy Anniversary. I would love to win the embossing folder, my email is in case I am a winner.


  8. Congratulations on your -1 YEAR BLOGSVERSARY!!!
    Do I want to win yes! So the answer is: Ilove my coffee hot. However, I will drink my coffee òr and tea hot òr and cold–
    -Now back to your beautiful card. The colors are all so wonderful and I love the embellisments.the shaker cup is fabulous and I can just imagine how wonderful it smells. Thanks for joining my March DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE. Have a blessed day DIANA L.


  9. I have never made a shaker card and this is so beautiful. The sequins and those coffee grounds make it fun as well and a real masterpiece! I like my coffee hot, with french vanilla creamer, yum.


  10. Happy Blogaversary!!!!!! Yay YOU!
    yum to your coffee shaker! Love the addition of the coffee grounds…it must smell so good!
    I generally drink my coffee + tea hot….I’m always cold 🙂


  11. Fun card! Great idea adding coffee to the shaker.
    Congrats on your one year blogaversary! I too am a late comer to the blog world (started in Nov.).
    I am from Minnesota (we still have another 6 weeks of probable snowy days), so give me my coffee hot, hot, HOT! (I do like that embossing folder, but not enough to buy 2-lol).


  12. Such a beautiful shaker design! Happy Blogaversary!!! If it’s winter…I like my tea hot, but if it’s summer…definitely iced tea 🙂


  13. Happy Blog Anniversary, D.Ann!
    Love your coffee shake and it must smell yummy with the coffee grounds 🙂
    I like my coffee and tea hot, typically. Love the Sizzix embossing folder which I have had my eye on for a while now.


  14. What a great frilly girl card. I too order what I have. The other day I was ordering more mini DI with the two latest in front of me and I ordered one (more). We hurry to get deals. Ha ha. Thanks for your comments.


  15. GORGEOUS card!!!
    WOW – your design, colours and dimension is DELIGHTFUL, LOVE the flowers, pearls and teacup shaker too!!!
    I prefer my coffee HOT or COLD (definitely NOT warm)
    Thank You for the chance to win the embossing folder, I don’t have many in my stash and it is a cute design, but I am international (Australia) and postage is quite expensive, so please don’t include me in your prize draw.


    • OOPS – I forgot to say HAPPY Blogiversary 🙂
      Your stats are AWESOME too, WTG getting so many comments from your visitors!!!


  16. Lovely Card Congrats on your one year anniversary – I only drink my coffee HOT – I have tried cold but do not like it – thanks for the blog candy – and for showing us your lovely art work! Have a blessed Easter!


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