Friday, September 23, 2016

The Fall Coffee Lovers Hop starts TODAY!

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
September 23-September 30
Theme:  Fall Coffee, Tea, or cocoa project
National Coffee Day:  September 29
#fall2016clh

I'm excited to join the Coffee Loving Design Team in welcoming you to the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop! I'm sure this hop will break records for participation and for awesomeness...just as in hops of the past!  Just you wait, will we hit over 800 link-ups???

Let's take a peek at my first fun creation for the hop.  I'm sure you'll GASP because I created something CAS!!!  Yeah, you read that right!  I about patted myself on the back for this one!  I have very little restraint when it comes to cardmaking and I love adding layer upon layer of yummy goodness to my cards but something weird came over me.  Maybe it's my cold, or my aching back...I don't know...all I know is I was victorious in creating the elusive CAS card!  Snaps for me!!!

So wanna see what I'm talking about?  Hold on to your seat...Don't faint!
 Really, I earn a GOLD Star right?  WOOO HOO!!!

So to create this fabulous, once in a lifetime CAS card, I washed a bit of Ranger Walnut Stain ink onto some watercolor paper, splattered some Ranger Peeled Paint ink and some Walnut Stain ink onto the dry watercolored paper, then splattered a tiny bit of Orange Rave Silk onto that.  I selected the fun mug image and sentiments from one of our Super Sponsors:   "Coffee is my Liquid Therapy" by A Creative Journey with Melissa.  I stamped the sentiment words all over the mug using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hazelnut Blend ink and the heart was stamped with Cranberry Bliss ink.  I stamped the "Hello Friend" sentiment onto a hand doodled thought bubble. The images were cut out and some twine was added.  The little wooden heart button was the finishing touch!
Just look at that yummy splatter!  I just LURRRVE it!!!  Perfect fall colors, dontcha think?! 
This little inked panel was mounted to a Kraft Cardstock panel and mounted onto an Olive Green Card Base.

Hope you enjoyed this little number!  If you LOVE the stamp set as much as I do, head on over to Melissa's store!  Make sure to enter the special discount code FCLH2016 to receive an extra 25% off your entire order (offer good until 10/3)

90 comments:

  1. Oh, I like all of the words on the cup and the word bubble. How FUN for tea and coffee.

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    1. Thanks so much! I love the tiny words and design elements in this stamp set. They're perfect for filling up the cups! :)

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  2. Super cute and fun design!! Really love the watercolor look on your background too!! :)

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    1. Thanks Vicki! I'm in love with the watercolor look too! :)

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  3. Kerry, I love the depth of color this has in the background and high five on the cool CAS design :)

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    1. Thanks Stacy! I feel so special I created a CAS card. Hee hee.

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  4. Kerry, this is super sweet, awesome and fun card for coffee loving friend! LOVE the texture on your background card!
    THANKS A LATTE for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Helen. I've got someone special that will definitely get this card. :)

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  5. Very sweet card. Love the design and all those yummy splatters.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca. I'm a splatter-a-holic! Ha!

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  6. Let's talk silk....love the look of it on your card...Is it a nail polish consistency? Is the green distress ink...LOVE your clean + crisp card Kerry...it's awesome.

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    1. Amy, Silk is absolutely deeeevine. It comes in a little fingernail polish bottle. It's water based and most contain metallic elements that when shaken and mixed, create a fun metallic element on the paper. It's thin and all you have to do is open the bottle and tap, tap, tap on the handle and voila...Instant splatter! If you've used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, just imagine it a bit thicker and in a little nail polish bottle!

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  7. WoW!! Your card is amazing!! Love the splattered background, design, coffee cup... everything!! :o)

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    1. Thanks so much Milka. It was fun to go crazy with my splattering powers!

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  8. That background is amazing! Very unique!

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    1. Thanks Gloria...The Ranger Distress ink works deliciously with the Silks! :)

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  9. This is so cute, loving the tiny images and the background is stunning. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration. Hugs Bev x

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    1. Thanks so much! Love this set!!! So perfect!

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  10. I love your fun card! Great colors and fun background!

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  11. Oh my goodness what a carefree background and fun design!! I held on to my chair, so I am saved! :)

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    1. Wahoo...I'm still spinning on my twirly chair! Woooo!

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  12. A wonderfull card and a great fall look.

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    1. Thanks Carla. I was trying to pull in as many fall colors as I could with the splatter! :)

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  13. Yay Kerry! I thought this was the wrong blog... :). Your CAS card rocks with all the yummy splatter!

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    1. Hee hee...I know, really! I have the hardest time with CAS cards. I just want to do backflips with this one! :)

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  14. What a fun card! I love using Distress Inks for backgrounds and splatters, too. I really like the bubble sentiment and the use of twine and the wooden button.

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    1. Thanks Teri...I will say, the bubble sentiment was created to cover an oops...I didn't like how my sentiment stamped directly onto the watercolor paper so I had to fix that with a cover up! :)

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  15. What a cute card! Love your design :)

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  16. A cool card and I love the spattered background which shows off the focal images so well. Thanks for being a super sponsor too.

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  17. Love the background splash. Looks like spilled hot cocoa. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Diana! It could very well be hot cocoa, tea...or coffee!

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  18. You made me laugh giving yourself kudos for a CAS card! It IS fabulous! Love the watercolored panel!

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    1. Ha ha...Walk away, walk away... I have to earn gold stars for restraint! ;)

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  19. LOVE your card! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. This is so cute love the sentiments in the cup

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    1. Thanks Nikki, the sentiments are tiny and perfect for collage work! :)

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  21. Lovely card. Wonderful background.

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    1. Thanks Ann. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  22. you get more than one gold star- excellent job! love this!!!

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    1. Thanks! Drinking up some Thera Flu right now!

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  23. Aww such a gorgeous card, Kerry! Love watercolored background and your whole design! Thank you for inspiration:)

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    1. Thanks so much Dana. I love watercoloring. I think adding layers upon layers of watercolor to achieve depth and dimension are one of my favorite techniques!

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  24. your card looks anything but clean and simple, this would take me forever to conceptualize..

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    1. Thanks for your opinion on my version of CAS. I do believe CAS can come in many forms...My CAS (as compared to all my other creations) is very much CAS to me. Take a look at my other creations on my blog and you might understand why I consider this CAS. When I work, I go with the flow...I don't conceptualize or think through..I just take a journey. It's very difficult for me to hold the reins on my muse...so when I can hold her back...I'm very proud of my accomplishment! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  25. It's supercute, and I love the splatter paper, but when did 4 layers and and 2 embellishments start being "clean and simple"?

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    1. If you know my work Juliet (and you have been here before), I hope you can understand that this is as CAS as I get. What you and a few others consider CAS (limited to a one layer card with an image stamped on it), does not mean all others feel the same. Thank you anyway for stopping by my blog. Have a nice day.

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  26. LOVE this! Love the yummy background and the awesome cup! Thanks so much for all of your inspiration along the way... I don't always have a chance to stop and let you know but you are an inspiration!

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa! It's so nice of you to stop by and share your comment and encouraging words. I appreciate it! :)

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  27. Oh wow! Beautiful card and technique!!!

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    1. Thanks so much! Thanks for hopping along with us too! :)

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    2. You're welcome!!! It's my pleasure!!! <3

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  28. Love your background, perfect setting!

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  29. Oooh, love that splattery, splotchy background!! xx Maura

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    1. Thanks Maura. I love the splochedy effect too! :)

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  30. Love your sprinkles of fall colors into the background of this sweet card!

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  31. I love your card! The coffee colored background is great :)

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  32. This is so cute and fun! Gorgeous background and I love the little speech bubble!

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  33. Beautiful card! Love the coffees stained look!

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  34. Gorgeous background, love the texture you created! Beautiful card!

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  35. Love the splatter and cute cup! Beautiful card1

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  36. Beautiful card with a stunning background.

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  37. Cute card! The mug seems to include us all from coffee drinkers to tea drinkers to hot chocolate drinkers -- from which we all have a friend on a cold day! Perfect sentiment. Your background is beautiful! Quite the colorful splatters! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Pretty card. I like the splatters and the speech bubble.

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  39. Such a fun card! Love the pop of the ink splatters!

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  40. Super cute card, I love the background

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  41. Love your card. I love silks too. The orange silk makes nice pop of color. =)

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  42. I love your creation and those ink splatters are FABULOUS! I am so honored you used our stamps for your creation... I may just have to send you some more ;) So honored to be sponsoring in a blog hop with such talented people! <3

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  43. Great cards. Love the background and the little wooden heart embellishment is perfect!

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