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You Make Life Sweeter

You Make Life Sweeter published on 12 Comments on You Make Life Sweeter

Did you know that yesterday was National Cocoa Day??  I mean seriously, who can NOT be excited about a day devoted to cocoa?!  So of course I needed to have some hot cocoa and today I get to share a card that is all about sharing it with those you love.  I created this for my December post over at the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.

You Make Life Sweeter by Jen Timko | Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Love & Chocolate Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Softly Falling Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up, Stitched Shapes Dies by Stampin' Up

The little cups from the Cup of Cocoa stamp set are just so cute and I love all the variations.  I chose two that seemed to work well together and colored them to match.  Then I chose the little heart from the same set.  All of them were colored with Copic markers and then cut using the coordinating dies.  While a number of the sentiments from Cup of Cocoa would work nicely here, I thought this one from Love & Chocolate was just perfect for my sweet little pairing.  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black and then cut out the oval with stitched dies.  The cups and heart are popped up using Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals (those minis are really the BEST).  I added a little extra texture in the background with my Softly Falling embossing folder (and it helps keep it wintery).  Because hey, there is still time to enter the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Newton’s Nook Designs is one of the Super Sponsors for the Coffee Lovers Hop so make sure you go check out all the inspiration and enter for a chance to win!!  I’m also linking this in to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Stitch It.

I hope you like this card!  Don’t forget to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration!!  Thanks so much for visiting today.  Hope you have a great day….and it isn’t too late to get that cocoa!

Stamp: Cup of Cocoa (Newton’s Nook Designs), Love & Chocolate (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Cup of Cocoa Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Shaped Dies (SU), Softly Falling Embossing Folder (SU), Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Misti

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Merry Café – Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

Merry Café – Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017 published on 8 Comments on Merry Café – Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

I had a chance to create a card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017 and I’m so excited to share it with you!  Truthfully, I thought about this Merry Café stamp set (and coordinating dies) as soon as the hop went live.

Merry by Jen Timko | Merry Café Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up, Be Merry DSP by Stampin' Up, Coffee Break DSP by Stampin' Up, Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017I let the dies do a lot of the work here and simply rolled out the coffee cup with my Big Shot.  I stamped the little berry images on the cup and added a fun red sleeve out of some designer paper.  I stamped the little sentiment and created a tag for the cup to tie on with some Linen Thread.

I used the wood grain print from Coffee Break DSP and the tree print from Be Merry DSP.  These two sets are totally meant to work together which makes creating so easy.  And this is the perfect holiday card for any coffee loving friend.

Super quick post today.  Just wanted to pop in with this fun little extra.  I’ll be back later this week with a couple more projects.  Until then, have a great day!  And don’t forget to hop over to the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  There is so much inspiration and a chance to win stuff too!  See you soon.


Stamp:  Merry Café (SU); Paper:  Crumb Cake (SU), Early Espresso (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), Coffee Break DSP (SU); Ink:  Early Espresso (SU); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (SU), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Linen Thread (SU)

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Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop published on 13 Comments on Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop is well underway and what fun it is!  I was happy to get a little time to join in this time because I’m always so inspired by the lovely work in the hop.  It was also a good time to make sure I’m still coloring for The 30 Day Coloring Challenge this month.

Spring Hello by Jen Timko | Spring CLBH Digital Stamp by JessicaLynn Original, Copic Coloring I was thrilled to see this free download set from JessicaLynn Original that was created just for the blog hop.  I don’t use digital stamps very often but this one was so pretty I just had to!  The nice part is that you can size the image to your taste.  I printed it onto X-Press It Blending Card so I could color it with my Copics.  I took a Copic Coloring Class about a week ago (Copic Flowers with Lori Craig) and tried to apply some of what I learned with her.  This image was super fun to use!

Just a quick post today.  Back in the craft room working on some projects for later this week.  I hope you have an amazing day.  Don’t forget to go over to the blog hop to see all the talented stampers who have joined in!  See you soon!


Stamps:  Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Digital Stamp (JessicaLynn Original); Ink: Copic Markers, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: X-Press It, Bermuda Bay; Accessories:  Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Softly Falling Embossing Folder (SU), Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine (SU), Dimensionals

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