Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop starts TODAY!

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???

I'm also excited to share that I'm a SUPER SPONSOR and will be giving ONE LUCKY PARTICIPANT a gift certificate to my shop for $25.00 AND a sweet Coffee-Lovers TREAT bag of goodies!  Make sure to comment on our posts!!!

So let's get this party started!  Today I'm sharing the first of my cards for this hop.  I hope you enjoy them.  I slaved away while sick as a dog creating it.  LOL.  I'm still a bit under the weather, but cardmaking has a way with taking the "icky" feelings away!
I decided to make a little Peek-a-boo fall card using one of my yummy Fun Stampers Journey Dies. After stamping my background (Whimsy Wallpaper) and spritzing with Shimmer Gold Color Splash, I diecut the leaf die (Summer Branch Die) onto the cardstock to create a partial cut.  I raised some of the leaves a little and pinched them to create dimension.  After that, I mounted a piece of Cranberry Bliss Cardstock underneath.    I also stamped the sentiment onto a banner die (Cookie Exchange Die Set) cut from Orange Rave Cardstock.   Both the sentiment and the latte cup (Hey Sugar Stamp Set) were stamped using Hazelnut Blend Ink.
Taking a closer peek at the card, you can see the splatter I added to the card.  I love adding splatter to my cards lately and the effect is quite simple to achieve.  Here, I used a combination of Gold, Silver, Orange Rave Silk and some watered down Butter Cream acrylic paint.  
To finish off today's card, I distressed and curled the edges of the stamped panel a bit, added an Olive Green satin ribbon and some Natural Thread tied in a bow and mounted the panel onto an Olive Green Cardstock base.  I hope you enjoyed this creation!  

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108 comments:

  1. WOW, Kerry that is awesome card. Love the diecut and texture on your card.
    Thanks for being Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Super Sponsor!

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    1. Thanks so much Helen. It's fun to use the dies in unconventional ways. See you in the hop! :)

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  2. Thank you for being a super sponsor! Your card is so artsy & awesome.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca. Hope you're enjoying the hop! Good luck in the drawing! :)

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  3. I do hope that you're feeling better...you poor woman! This card is gorgeous...love the peek-a-boo technique and the gold...be still my heart...lovin' the gold.

    Thanks for being a Super Sponsor Kerry!

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    1. Ugghhh...I'm not feeling better but nothing will stop me from hopping. This is my medicine (and I'm sipping medicated tea concoction). Thanks for the love and support. Off to create more yumminess! :)

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  4. Very pretty, thank you for sponsoring the hop!

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    1. Thanks AJ. Hope you're enjoying the hop. Good luck in the drawing! :)

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  5. Wish I could create such a card while being ill....kudos to you Kerry...the card just looks awesome.
    Thank you fro being a sponsor tooo!

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    1. Ha ha.. Thanks Carla. Since I don't plan my works and just go with the flow, I'm glad I have my eyes that work well...they help my muse make some "proper" artistic decisions. ha ha. Good luck in the drawing.

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  6. Oh my goodness.. this is so DREAMY!! LOVE the textures and colors. so beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much Angeline! I'm happy you stopped by.

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  7. Such a fun card. I love the dimension and the colors. Thanks for being a super sponsor.

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    1. Thanks so much Teri. I appreciate your sweet comment. Good luck in the drawing! :)

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  8. Awesome card - love the fall colors and the wonderful dimension:)

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    1. Thanks Dee. I am addicted to layering and dimension. HEE HEE...Happy Hopping!

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  9. Thanks for being a super sponsor! I love all the fun layers in your coffee card! Gorgeous!
    Take care!
    Michele

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    1. Thanks so much Michele! I appreciate your visit. Good luck in the drawing! :)

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  10. wonderful card!
    thank you for being sponzor!
    Fiki

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  11. Great layering!! Thanks for being a Super Sponsor!

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    1. Thanks so much Cindy! Good luck in the drawing. Happy Hopping! :)

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  12. I hope you are feeling better. I too have been unwell with a crazy head cold. Your card is beautiful. Love how you popped up the leaves in the background. Thanks for being a sponsor

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    1. Thanks! It's been a week with the cold crud but it won't stop me from this hop. I hope you feel better soon. This head cold is no fun! Good luck with the drawing! :)

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  13. Thanks for being a super sponsor! I love your mixed media tag with the splatter!

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    1. Thanks! Not so much a tag, it's a card- but I appreciate your comment. I Love splatter! :) Happy Hopping!!! Good luck!

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  14. Beautiful card, thanks for being a sponsor.

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    1. Thanks Ann. Hope you're enjoying the hop! Good luck!

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  15. Such a great card! I love how you made the leave come out of the background! Thanks for being a great sponsor, Kerry.

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    1. Thanks Hetty! I'll be popping over to your blog soon, I'm sure! :)

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  16. Wonderfull card and you made it while you were sick...kudos to you Kerry.

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    1. Ugghh...Thanks. Sucking down some medicated tea right now. Not quite what I wanted to do during this hop!

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  17. Cute card! Love that splatter and partial die-cutting!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I love the effect of partial diecutting leaves!
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    1. Thank you Shelly! Popping over to see your creations soon! :)

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  19. What a beautiful card and I am sorry you are not feeling well. I hope that will soon change for you. Thanks for being a sponsor too!

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    1. Thank you so much Verna. Eventually, the crud will be gone and I can craft healthy! :)

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  20. Great card!!! Thanks for sponsoring.

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  21. I like the way you curled that paper up. Thanks for sponsoring.

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    1. Thanks Dana. I love the effect curled paper gives to layering! :)

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  22. Oh wow, your card is so awesome, I am in awe at the die cutting. Love it.

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    1. Thanks Rahmat! It's fun to use a die in a non-traditional way! :)

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  23. Wow what a cool project! Thanks for being a sponsor!

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    1. Thanks so much Karen! Good luck in the drawings!

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  24. WOWzerz!! Your card is amazing and thank you so so much for such great inspiration

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  25. So much rich texture! Love it! Thanks for sponsoring!

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    1. Thanks Katrina. I just love layers, splatter and INK!

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  26. Love!! I love the splatters and love how you used the die... beautiful!

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  27. Hope you are feeling better! This is so cool looking, can't believe you were crafting while you felt badly! Really great!

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    1. Thanks! A week of this crud is enough! I'm tired of it. I'm sick and tired of it! I want to have some fun!

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  28. Such a gorgeous card! So sorry to read that you've been sick. I hope you are feeling better! This is absolutely stunning! I love the distressed paper and the pop of orange behind the cut-out leaves! Thank you so much for sponsoring my favourite hop! I would be thrilled to win your prize!

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    1. Thanks so much! I've been dealing with the back to school crud for a week now. It's horrible! I can't wait till it goes completly through my system. Thanks for the love, good luck and I hope you win a yummy sponsor prize! :)

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  29. What an uber cool card! So lovely!!
    Thanks for sponsoring the hop!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you stop by to check out my creations again. :)

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    1. Thanks a bunch for visiting Arianna! :)

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

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  31. Lovely card :) loveee the choice of ribbon

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    1. Yummy, satin ribbon...I love it too! Thanks so much! :)

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  32. beautiful texture on your card, love !!!

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  33. OH wow - I LOVE that partial die cut - awesome creation - thanks for being a super sponsor - so cool!

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    1. Thank you! I love using dies in unexpected ways! :) Thanks and good luck!

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    1. Thank you Christine! I love touchy-feely texture! :)

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  35. I am in love with this card. I learned something new here too. I bugger a piece of paper and will try not to toss it. But now I see I can incorporate it into the card. And make it look deliberate! Cool! I haven't seen the spatters in a long while. Need to revive that in some of my works...
    TFS xx
    XO Nana

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    1. Thanks April! Don't be afraid to use your oopsies! Although this was intentional, I've had many instances when the die just didn't cut through! I don't toss my papers, they are waiting to become treasures! :)

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  36. Love your mixed media card! Gorgeous textures!

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  37. WOW! love your card! those leaves are just gorgeous!

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  38. I like the earthy look to this and the cool background. :)

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  39. Great card with texture and colors! All while you were sick. Hope you feel better soon!

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  40. Cool card! I like the way you have the leaves popped out!

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  41. Great texture and colors, Kerry! Thanks for sponsoring the Coffee Lovers Hop!

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  42. this is so cute - love that partial die cut
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  43. gorgeous peek-a-boo card look - your layer piece is fabulous! Hope you get to feeling better and thanks for being a sponsor!

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  44. How clever! LOVE the textures and the peekaboo! Hope you are feeling much better!

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  45. As ALWAYS your creations are SO inspiring and lovely! I love the splatter look and hope you are doing well <3 So honored to be sponsoring in a blog hop with such talented and generous people! <3

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  46. Beautiful card. I love the die cut layers and add texture

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  47. Wow there are some yummy, yummy textures going on here and I love the hint of metallics! Thanks for being a sponsor of this awesome hop!

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  48. Nice card! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
    ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ☕️๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ’–

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  49. Love your card! Wonderful layers and texture!

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  50. So much wonderful texture! Thanks for sponsoring this hop!

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  51. Great card and love the technique with the cardstock. So pretty.

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  52. Beautiful card! Love the colors and textures

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  53. Great card, thanks for being a sponsor.

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  54. I love the "splatters"! I'm always afraid to try that in case I ruin my card but you've inspired me to try again!

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  55. Very cool and unique card. Hope you are feeling better.

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  56. Love everything! =) Thanks for being a sponsor. Love FSJ.

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  57. Love the texture on your card! Thanks for being a coffee hop sponsor!

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  58. So beautiful mix media card....
    Thanks for this prize.

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  59. Great card. I like the dimension of the leaves. Thanks for being a sponsor.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry