I Only Need Coffee On Days With ‘Y’ – Warm Fuzzies Card

Time for the grand finale of the Coffee Lovers Hop! Also incorporating die cuts for the Cut It Out for DIEcember Challenge #60 from Simon Says Stamp’s Flickr challenge and snow on the pj’s for Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge – Let There Be Snow!

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Isn’t she just the cutest?! I also put a twinkle in her eye by adding Sparkle pen and, after dry, adding Glossy Accents – which I also added to the coffee and coffee bean – you’ll see it better in the close-up in just a minute. I love those gorgeous stacked embossed and de-bossed dies, too. Here’s the best pic I could get of the inside embossing.

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It really is elegant in real life. Don’t know why the pic wouldn’t cooperate and I’m too tuckered out to figure it out. Apologies!

Just wait til you see the details of the front close up, though!

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Yes, those are actually fuzzy slippers and a fuzzy bear! First I colored them and did their noses in Glossy Accents. Once dry, I added the flocking (which has some glitter in it). I wish you could touch your screen and feel these warm fuzzies!! Come back when technology catches up, ok?!

Supplies used:

  • Spellbinders dies: Labels 25 and Adorning Labels 25
  • Simon Says Stamp SLEEPOVER stamp and die set
  • Simon Says Stamp Coffee Hour stamp set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Copic Markers BV00; E00, 02, 04, 11, 13, 23, 25, 31, 33, 37; R39; RV02; V04, 06, 12; W1
  • Sharpie white paint pen extra fine point
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Flocking Powder Set
  • Core’dinations cardstock
  • DCWV Bright Metallic cardstock stack
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner permanent adhesive
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

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It’s been a fun week with the Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Hop! Here’s a summary of my accomplishments on my ‘brag board’:

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A nice little batch of cards and the ones not already going out will beef up my stash which can always use more. If you’ve been following along, can you spot the project that WASN’T made this week? Yep, the Newton’s Nook game. It was posted during the Cat Lovers Hop, but since it was a super fun project and is also coffee related, you might want to read about it HERE if you missed the original post.

I’d like to thank you all for visiting my blog and for leaving all of those kind and encouraging comments! They always brighten my day!!

I’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

~D.Ann

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Winter Cup of Tea Card

Welcome back on this perfect day for a nice cup of tea! Here’s the card I made:

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Yeah, I know you can’t hardly see the card in this picture… that’s because I wanted to show off my cute little teapot again! Lol! : ) The sentiment says: There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. So true!

I took a label from a tea I got from Tuesday Morning to put in the middle of that Ironworks die cut that looks a lot like a snowflake. I believe I will go get some more of that tea and use this as a gift card to go along with it as a soothing gift for one of my dear friends.

The inspiration for this came from Stamplorations CUTplorations challenge this month:

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My takeaways were: the color blue (different shade), the snow (also in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge), and the gallon/quart/pint balance.

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The inside is also decorated with a faint, second generation stamped teacup.

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Supplies used:

  • Spellbinders dies: Card Creator 5×7 Reflective Moment, Card Creatior A2 Valiant Honor, Ironwork Motifs
  • Stamplorations Teacup Row and Always Tea Time stamps
  • Memento dye inks: Bahama Blue and Summer Sky
  • DCWV Bright Metallic cardstock pack & Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Misc. adhesives & tea jar label

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

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~D.Ann

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Upcycled Coffee Cups Hello Hot Stuff Take a Coffee Break Gift Card Holder & Blog Candy!

Good Evening! I have a fun card made with up-cycled coffee cups to share with you:20161214_180629_wm

We recently traveled to support some friends and family going through difficult times and I gathered a collection of coffee cups and sleeves. (We were in the boonies where Starbucks doesn’t exist.)

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I used the foam cup as the gift card holder,  added ‘Hello’ to the Hot Stuff sleeve and cut out its chevron, too. The McDonad’s cup required carefully rolling off the inner from the outer paper. If you just cut it and try to lay it flat, it will get fold marks on the design. (Guess how I know! Ha!).

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I had thought to use it as a background, but the more I looked at those swirls, the more I thought of some of my flower making dies, so I cut around the swirls to make them into flowers.

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I used Copic markers on the inside to make them match the gold and red colors on the outside. Then I rolled them up and glued the ends. Once dry, I glued them onto the center of those pretty Technique Tuesday flowers. Once again, I used Copic Markers on the gold glitter paper to made the red glitter paper.

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They’re too stiff to curl down the edges for a more natural flowery look, but the outer edges are pretty cute!

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I used a Starbucks sleeve to decorate the back of the card:

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You may be asking… Where can I find that interesting tag die? You can’t! But you can make it yourself… I placed the circle die where I wanted it, then pressed hard against the back with my fingernail, tracing the die ridge up to where I wanted the other die and then did the same with it.

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That gave me an embossed impression that I could easily follow with a scissors and cut.

I then cut a hole in the top to let the Starbucks stirrer through and just stuck it in the pocket with the gift card.

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Supplies Used:

  • Technique Tuesday Garden Flowers dies
  • Technique Tuesday stamps: Coffee Break Seal & Pansy (Hello)
  • Spellbinders Petite Labels One and Classic Circles
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • WOW! Pearl Gold embossing glitter
  • Stampendous PERLustre Rose Quartz embossing powder
  • Copic Markers: R29, Y28
  • Core’dinations cardstock – wine
  • DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack – gold
  • Various adhesives and take out coffee cups, stirrer and sleeves. Misc. card base.

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

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*****Updated to add: This giveaway is now closed *****

Drumroll…. The moment you’ve been waiting for…. while posting cards for the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop, WordPress reminded me that I have made 200 posts. I think that calls for a celebration! I have two very small blog candy offerings for you:

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The Technique Tuesday Coffee Break Seal stamp like the one I used on my project or the Taylored Expressions Thanks die. Both are brand new and come from a pet-free, smoke-free house.

If you would like to be in the running to win one of these, pay close attention to the rules: Leave ONE comment on this post before 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday December 18, 2016, using the phrase Coffee Break somewhere in your comment. If you don’t have the word Coffee Break in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy (and won’t be offended!).  Also, if you are (or become) a follower of this blog, you may make a SECOND comment telling me so for an additional entry. You may also receive one  ADDITIONAL entry EACH by being a follower of my Pintereest account, @dannscrafting , or my Instagram account, @d.ann.c. Come back here and leave another comment with your Pinterest user name and another with your Instagram user name. Duplicate comments will be deleted. There you have it… you may have up to four chances to win. If you have a preference for one prize or the other, please let me know in your comment.

FYI: This particular giveaway IS open to International peeps, too.

On December 19, 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 PACIFIC time. Please come back and check to see if you’re the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

~D.Ann

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I leave you with a not-the-best-picture from our trip of a cool phenomenon called ‘glory’… it’s the circular rainbow that happens when the sun is directly behind you and the sun is directly in front of you.

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Glories are often associated with another optical effect:  Brocken Spectre… where the shadow on a cloud appears enormous.

I just think it’s awesome that rainbows seen from above are complete rings!

TTFN

Friends Are Marshmallows in the Cocoa of Life Card

Hello, again! I’m back with another fun cocoa card:

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I love that sweet sentiment: Friends are marshmallows in the cocoa of life!

The layers were inspired by Kraftin’ Kimmie’s December Layout (you KNOW they didn’t come from plain Jane me!) and the colors came from Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Ice Inspiration:

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Did you know how easy it is to DIY your own glitter cardstock colors if you don’t have the right one? I just took a Copic marker to some gold glitter cardstock and instantly had the olive color I needed:

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I also added some bling to the girls’ hair ornaments and mugs with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen. Oh, and I couldn’t resist adding chocolate mustaches from the cocoa!  : )

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I even added a little decoration on the inside:

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Supplies used:

  • Spellbinders dies: Opulent Ovals, Gold Labels One, Snowflake View
  • Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps: Cocoa Friends & Beary Big Hugs (mug)
  • Memento dye inks: Tuxedo Black and London Fog (inside)
  • Copic Markers:
    • Auburn Hair: E04, 25, 37; R39
    • Blonde Hair: E11, 31; Y24, 32
    • Rest: C1, 3, 5; E000, 00, 02, 13, 25, 74; G99; R20; RV19, 34; YG63 W1, 3, 5
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen – Clear
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Core’dinations cardstock: White, Gray
  • DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack fuchsia, gold and silver
  • Misc. Adhesive

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

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A special thanks to all you dear sweet marshmallows in my life!! : )

~D.Ann

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Discombobulated Prima Bloom Floridian Winter Coffee Card

I’m back again with another card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop.

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This time, I’ll start with the INSIDE, first…

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I’m sure you’ve lost a pen, glasses, etc, only to find them stuck up in your hair, haven’t you?! If not, wait a few years!!! lol! Well, this gal is definitely a bit discombobulated!…

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Bwah-hahaha! Next time you lose your coffee, be sure to look on top of your head! What a pricelessly entertaining stamp, Prima!!

She’a a super loose translation of the current Prima CAT layers sketch:

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Having just been to the McKee Botanical Garden in Vero Beach, Florida, and seen the water lilies in bloom right now, I felt I could beg the Coffee Lovers indulgence and post this as another Floridian WINTER card. : ) The rest will be traditional winter cards, I promise!

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If you want to see some great pics of the water lilies and more from the McKee Botanical Garden, see my previous post HERE.

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HAD to catch the amazing shine of the WoW! embossing powder!

Supplies used:

  • Prima Bloom Collection “Paige” stamp
  • Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4 dies
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • WOW! Pearl Gold Sparkle embossing powder
  • Copic Markers: B21, 25; BV00, 02, 08 C3, 5; E00, 02, 31; G05, 09; RV02, 04; Y17; YG17, 61; YR02, 04, 07, 21, 24; V04, 06, 12
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • Coredinations cardstock – White & Purple
  • Scrapbook adhesives by 3l EZ Runner permanent adhesive
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

 

I appreciate all of your kind comments! It’s been great seeing many familiar talents on the hop. Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

~D.Ann

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Florida 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Hop Greeting Card

Welcome to the first day of the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Hop!

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For most of you, winter = snow. Here in Florida, it just means more people as y’all come down here on vacation to get away from that cold white stuff and to stick your toes in the warm sand! 😄

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When I first saw this cute Florida scene from Sweet Stamp Shop, I immediately noticed the building that looked like a coffee cup. I’m sure if a coffee lover had a building like that they’d paint it with a green circle and swizzle stick, don’tcha think? A true coffee house!

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I gave the waves some dimensional whitecaps with a Texture Gems pen and added lots of sparked to the mermaid’s tail with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. I used Wink of Stella for a little less flashy sparkle in her hair and on the boat. I like the Texture Gems dimensional golden coconuts, too (tho they’re blurry in this close-up).

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I also drug it through the sun before the ink was dry to get the effect of sun rays or solar flares/prominences.

Simon Says Stamp’s current Work-it-Wednesday challenge is to use dies for DieCember(TM). To get the lovely open scrollwork edges, I just cut the Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles die twice and glued them together at the top.

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It opens with just a shadow of palm trees inside and plenty of space for a message.

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Supplies used:

  • Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles dies
  • Sweet Stamp Shop: Sunshine State & Hello Florida stamp sets
  • Recollections Big Bloom cardstock pack & white cardstock
  • Memento dye inks: London Fog, Pear Tart
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens: N55, 65, 89; 055, 090, 158, 177, 195, 296, 373, 443, 451, 533, 565, 603, 673, 725, 761, 850, 856, 905, 933, 942, 985
  • Zig Wink of Stella
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle – Clear
  • Faber-Castell Texture Gems – White & Gold
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner permanent adhesive
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

I’m looking forward to seeing you again as the hop continues. Hopefully I’ll get a small bit of blog candy together for you, so do check back!

I’m off now to see what’s out there already… it’s always a treat to see so many talented entries.

Thanks for stopping by!

~D.Ann

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