Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Erin Thiem - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Inspiration

MY INSPIRATION:  For the past few years I have been a big fan and entrant of the Coffee Lovers Seasonal Blog Hops.  There is so much inspiration within this Blog Hop that I decided to pay tribute to the Design Team.  I have selected one post from the 2017 Fall and/or Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for each Design Team member.  Each has provided me inspiration for creating my card for the 2018 Fall/Winter Blog Hop. 

Amy Tsuruta, Founder and Hostess, demonstrated innovation when she developed the Coffee Blog Hop.  Her vision has created a firestorm of coffee-inspired challenges and merchandise across the globe.  Her dedication and hard work in keeping the challenge alive and fun for all of us fanatics in paper crafting and coffee addicts does not go unappreciated.  Thank you, Amy! 

BLOG CANDY:  In the past I won a coffee mat as Blog Candy and I love it.  I searched online to find that coffee mat and much to my surprise there it was along with others.  I have several new mats that you can win by random draw along with a Spellbinders die. All you have to do is link a coffee card to the Double Trouble Challenge, make a comment, and meet the guidelines for Challenge #16, click on below for more detail.  

(Starts Dec 3 - Dec 7) Winter/Holiday with some kind of Embossing technique "Dry/Heat/Paste" and  
Comment:  "What's your favorite hot/cold drink?"  

Check out Double Trouble's Challenge, Click on Frank Sinatra's The Coffee Song and it will pull you right into the mood of creating coffee projects and don't stop it at the coffee song...listen on.   

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 6 - Card 1: My inspiration today is Erin Thiem's project from the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  This card was also chosen for the simplicity, the unique background with the coffee steam hearts and sentiment, of which I didn't have any of them in my stash.  

So instead of to go cups, the together was a teapot and teacup.  And instead of the steam hearts I found a die with a stitch and heart flourish and die cut several on the white cardstock for the background. Found some teeny weeny hearts and randomly placed on background.  An All Die creation except for the sentiment.  Really wanted that same sentiment and improvised, because I did not have a stamp with that sentiment, but went with "You and Me and a Cup of Tea".   

Thank you, Erin.
Erin Thiem 
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwised
Design Papers 
     Paper Fundamentals "Adventure - Raspberry"  
     Raspberry, Fern and White Daisy 
     Sentiment - Verve "One Cup"
     Reasonable Dies "Teapot and Teacup" 
     Memory Box "Cross-Stitched Hearts" 
     Lawn Fawn "Stitched Trails" 
     Paper Smooches "Tiny Hearts" 
     CTMH Fern Ink
     Copic Sketch alcohol-based Brush Pen R29
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Sue said...

Hi this is Sue the owner of the Crafty Calendar Challenge blog I am happy to say you were one of our winner's in our November challenge please get in touch with me at to claim your prize!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful and a wonderful Valentine design.

~amy~ said...

Sue, I hope you're enjoying your birthday!
This is so pretty, I love reading how you were inspired.

Billie A said...

Pretty and creative. Happy Birthday..

Karenladd said...

Oh, I do love this pretty tea themed card! The die cuts are elegant and that is one of my favorite sentiments. I already linked a coffee card or two to Double Trouble!

Becca Yahrling said...

Very pretty and a great take on Erin's card.

Laura S. said...

Very fun design!

Dana said...

So cool! I love the pair of pot and cups! Great job CASEing Erin's card!!

Fikreta said...

its so nice!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is filled with love. So sweet.

SHartl said...

So classy and pretty!

Hetty said...

I heart your card!

Lisa said...

So pretty! Love that it's so different from the inspiration but I can see it in there still!