I'm excited to join hundreds of other crafters/stampers from around the world today as we show our love of the almighty Coffee! Today, we're sharing projects with you and hope to inspire you to grab a cuppa joe, some beans, some mojo and get crafting!
This Holiday Coffee Lover's hop will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6 AM PST/9 AM EST. The hop will end Sunday, Dec 14th. This will allow you...and me...time to visit each and every blog and enjoy some fabulous projects (and leave a little love behind). It is always appreciated when our crafty friends take the time to stop by and check out our blogs, and even more exciting when we get to read comments about our posts/projects. To join the fun, please visit Amy's page HERE and link up your project.
*****I'm offering a tasty coffee treat to one lucky visitor. Just leave a comment for me about my projects...The winner will be announced no later than December 20 right here on my blog.
Special thanks to Amy Tsuruta for organizing this hop. Thanks also to all the other sponsors who are offering up prizes to the participants of this hop. We crafters sooo appreciate your generosity and your dedication to crafters worldwide.
One evening, I set up the ironing board near the twinkling lights of the tree and proceded to glue coffee beans together one by one. These beans would be used to create hanging ornaments for the tree. Burned my fingers a bit, but it was a labor of love. ;)
Now...On with my show and tell...
One weekend, I spent some time cutting some precious fabric I had saved from my dearly departed grandma's stash. This fabric was recycled by my grandma before, so I knew it would make perfect ornaments for my tree. I cut the fabric (and added some batting), then dipped the fabric in some coffee to give it an aged look. I made four heart ornaments and each one would be decorated differently.
I decided to glue coffee beans to the outside edge of the front and back of this heart. I included some ribbon, jingle bells and a little bit of a tree branch to finish it off.
That same night, I glued some coffee beans into a cross shape and added a little plaid bow. Some gold cording was added to the top beans so that it would hang nicely from the branches.
bossyJoscie, and some Copics...WAHOO!!! A little gift bag for the tree-filled with some yummy coffee samples...the perfect little tree stuffer!
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today. Thank you for stopping by. Please visit the other blogs on the hop and I hope you have a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Happy Holidays to all!!!
Thank you to all the sponsors of this hop who are so graciously offering prizes to lucky hop participants!!!
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
Your Next Stamp: $20
Verve Stamps: $25
Whole Wild World: Coffee before Talkee mug
●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●