Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & Candy

Have you heard about the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop?  Well, you certainly have now!  I had some serious fun with these coffee/hot beverage-inspired cards.  Mmm...I do love me some cocoa during cold weather but so rarely indulge.  It is a gateway drink after all.  ;-)

With the first card I reworked a design I made for Caring Hearts but never got around to blogging about.  This time I wanted to use non-traditional colors.  I really like how this turned out tho wonder if I should have left off the bottom washi strip.  Ribbon candy?  With the second, I used the same layout but added a shadow Space Needle behind the scene.  I love the pop of blue.  Very modern.
The Details Card 1:  PTI Fresh Snow hybrid ink and aqua mist cardstock base, Flavours Gourmet Smoked Sea Salt 12 pt coverstock, washi tape, vellum, Impress stamps, Versamark onyx black

The Details Card 2:  Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Danube Blue, Impress mug, stars and interior sentiment, Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte saucer

Thanks to Amy et al for setting all this up and to the fab sponsors.  Have you checked all of them out?  Talk about candy!  You can see the full listing below.  But before you do that,  I'm offering up some of my own--my first!  
One of the lucky commenters will win a Memory Box Darling Poppies die.  Apparently I like what I like because I accidentally purchased two.  Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, December 14th, at midnight PST for a chance to win.  Please leave contact info or I won't be able to reach out to you if you're the winner and will have to choose another.  You wouldn't want that, would you?  So comment here, there and everywhere to increase your chances of winning additional prizes.  It would be great if you're not already a follower to go ahead and follow me; there's a variety of choices to do so on the sidebar.Woo hoo! 

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

Update 12/11/14:  added pic of blog candy


  1. Sweet CAS cards!! TFS and congrats on your first fun blog candy offer, thank you!! rbkhandcoatgmaildotcom

  2. What cute cards! So glad you hopped along! Merry Christmas!

  3. Cute cards! I love the picture of your crafty cat!

  4. how cute iar e these cards , love all the colors & details

  5. what a fun coffee cards!! CUTE!!! love your CAS style!!!

  6. Love these CAS sweet cards! Awesome...

  7. You certainly have a way with clean lines! These cards pack a big wallop of awesomeness. I like that the first one is so personalized - where did you get your stamp?
    Thanks for the chance at some blog candy!
    bexcruger at gmail dot com

  8. Sweet cards Frankie. Love the super cute cups in white and in blue too.

  9. Love that image. You sound like me..I'm always "accidentally" buying two of something. These days, it's cookie newest obsession! LOL

  10. Toni! I love these! I haven't used that Impress set much and since I ran out of cards, it's the next set I'll use!
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  11. what a huge group, and thanks so much for a chance at some goodies! Merry Christmas!

  12. I like the pop of blue cup card. It is so clean! Nice job on both cards.

  13. Hey I love what I love too! Sweet stamps! Love the colors and the design is perfect. momtojeb at gmail dot com

  14. Wonderful CAS cards! And just adorable steam snowflakes!

  15. Really pretty cards. I really like the blue cup.

  16. Hi Teamie...(from HOC)
    I love both but I choose the one with blue mug
    its cute and so CAS..
    you are a queen of CAS card Toni
    hop to my Blog I have no prize LOL but I made a card and will be happy if you also leave me some little love...
    Dont choose my name to be the winner...I DONT HAVE DIE CUT MACHINE dear Toni..(just info :) )
    hugs, Monika

  17. Love that petite blue cup with the tiny snowflakes.

  18. I ADORE your cards...amazing!!! So fun to see the local flavor and flair!!! Great job Toni!!! SUPER super Prize, and thanks so much for coming by my blog too, YAY!!! I just have a few rows in the middle as I kinda went bottom up and top down,,,,HUGS Toni!!!!

  19. super cute...tis the season for a warm cup to keep our hands toasty! emilyd(at)hush(dot)com

  20. cuuuute cards. i love the snowflake steam!! :)

  21. what a sweet set. Love the snowflakes above the mugs instead of steam. So festive and fun!

    Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
    Heather Dennis

  22. Sweet as can be and great prize too! Hugs, Jenny

  23. Couple of fun cards - that white got my heart -- I adore the die you are candying - just sayin :)

  24. I love the cute little cups! All my kitties help me craft too!

  25. So super cute!!! I love the die. thanks for the chance to win!!!

  26. Fab cards, Toni! I love the Space Needle behind the coffee cup on the 2nd card.

  27. Toni these are spectacular!! I especially love the card with the shadow Space Needle, it looks amazing and is a brilliant design.

  28. Awesome CAS! TFS, thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy...nance459 at

  29. Hey Toni!! Both of your cards are pretty. The white one is so clean and simple. Nicely done.

  30. These are both fabulous! Really loving all the white on the second card! Great work!
    Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Debbie!

  31. Sweet cards, Toni, love your helper! Happy Holidays!

  32. Those are two cute coffee cards, Toni! Lovely blog candy - hmmmm can already envision what to make with that beautiful die ;).........

  33. Toni, you have shared two awesome coffee cards here! I especially love the clean and simple! Thanks for adding to the fun of this blog hop!

  34. super cute cards - great use of white space! the die looks awesome!

  35. Super cute cards! Thanks for sharing :)
    I'd love if you stopped by my blog for a chance of some blog candy too

  36. LOVE the two cards! CAS is great for mailing :-)

  37. Great cards, Toni! The Space Needle one is soooo unique and creative; I just love it! Thanks for the chance at blog candy!

  38. What an adorable image. Fabulous cards. TFS

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

  39. Thanks for sharing your CUTE cards.
    Crafty hugs,

  40. oh!! super lovely cards!! i LOVE your CAS technique here!! so so so pretty!! i LOVE both!! the non traditional colors are fantastic together!! and the snowflakes/steam on the blue card is so delightful!! love!!
    samanthamann11 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  41. These are both fabulous card designs!! I love the CAS style and the darling snowflakes for the steam! LOL!! :) TFS! HUGS


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