Monday, December 12, 2016

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


This year's Christmas Coffee Lovers Hop is on!  It runs December 9th - 16th and there are lots of amazing sponsors and prizes up for grabs.  Amy Tsuruta does a great job organizing these so I wanted to play along to support all her hard work!   You can find the sponsor list and linky here.  If you need a little inspiration, check out the gallery as it is full of amazing creations!

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For my card, I used the freebie digi set Julee Tilman (owner and designer of Verve Stamps) has on her site right now - you can find the link to download the digi set here.  Offer only available until December 31st.   I adore her coffee/tea/cocoa sets - they are always full of fabulous word art and images. 

This striped paper is so fun, but quite bold so I don't use it that often.  It reminds me of candy canes and since I love mint/peppermint I thought of a peppermint latte :)  I cut out the two coffee cups and added some red trim for a pop of colour to tie them into the red, black and white theme, mounted them on an embossed panel (aka: snow theme for winter), created a banner from one of the sentiments and added a red snowflake and touch of twine to finish things off.

We got six inches of snow yesterday and it was a beautiful scene to wake up to.   We do not get snow often being so close to the ocean, and when we do it often only lasts a day because temps warm up and it melts.  However, temperatures are dropping for the balance of the week so I think it will stick around for a bit - if it manages to stay cool enough for the next 12 days we could even have a white Christmas {grin} but that is a real stretch for us. 

Have a fabulous day and thanks for popping by today!



 

  

What's In It?
Stamps:  My Cup To Yours Digi Set (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  I Believe (My Mind's Eye) 
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Black Half Pearl, Twine, Dimensionals

21 comments:

Lynn said...

We are getting a few flurries...but nothing sticking! Love those adorable coffee cups.

JoAnn said...

Love your pretty card Marisa. Great design and pretty paper. Love the cups and the sentiment.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just darling. Love the peppermint stripes and that red snowflake! We had snow a few days ago, but it's all melted away now. The boys LOVE to shovel the driveway, so they're pretty sad the snow has stopped. :)

Ceal said...

Super cute card!

Shelly said...

Oooh, this is awesome!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Love this fun digital set!

Karen Day said...

Just gorgeous, Marisa! I really love this set :o) Hope your snow sticks around!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Such a stunning card!!! Red, white and black are a great combo!!!

~amy~ said...

Wonderfully fun + festive Marisa!

stampfoldandrepeat said...

Great colors and use of all the elements! Love that patterned paper :)

M Samuelson said...

Your card is stunning, the color combo is quickly becoming one of my favorites this holiday season

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful use of the digis and everything you used on the card compliment each other so well. Just gorgeous!

Helen F. said...

Fabulous, Marisa~love the colors!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Ohm that BG paper is divine! Absolutely stunning design.

Hetty said...

Love your card, Marisa. Great color combo.

Teri Wilde said...

Love the red, white and black and the striped paper reminds me of candy canes. The scalloped edges and embossed circle are perfect background for the cups.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Marisa, what a beautiful card, and I love the striped DP! Beautiful way to pull in the red on the cups and the sweet snowflake die! Love the delicate touch. Beautifully done. And wow, snow, eh? That's something we never get...nor miss! Hehe! But I do hope you might keep a white Christmas! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Fiki said...

very nice!

Celeste Goff said...

What an awesome card! I love the red, white, and black combo!

Lisa said...

Love these colors! So pretty!

Helen Gullett said...

Your are is so very beautiful and festive!