Saturday, December 1, 2018

Helen Gullett - 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 Challenges and make a comment. You can decide to participate in one or both challenges as long as you meet the guidelines for these challenges: 

Starts Nov 30 - Dec 2) Fall/Winter "Sweet Treat"  

Comment "What's your favorite Sweet Treat during the Holidays" 
(Starts Dec 3 - Dec 7) Embossing-Dry/Heat/Paste 
Comment:  "What's your favorite hot/cold drink?"  

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Day 2 - Card 2:  My inspiration today is Helen Gullett's project from the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Loved the simplicity of the card and I had a Verve stamp set that had some different coffee stains, and a die for the cup that would be perfect for this card.  

Thank you, Helen
Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 3: You Warm My Heart

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Oh What Fun - Zip Strip and PML Card 
     Raspberry and White Daisy 
     Verve "Better With You"
     Paper Smooches "Cozy Coffee" 
     Poppy Stamps "Snowflakes" 
     Espresso Ink 


~amy~ said...

Sue, I always look forward to your posts! This is so fun, love how you were inspired by Helen!

Billie A said...

Great card. I like the coffee stains and the fun coffee cup and papers. The snowflake is awesome.. The coffee mat sounds interesting.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fabulous way to say thanks to someone.

Helen Gullett said...

Sue, thank you so much for CASE-ing my card. Your card is fabulous. I love that coffee stain on the background and your cup. It looks festive for sure!

Hetty said...

Beautiful design and great background.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

You nailed it with this one and I love the three snowflakes!

Laura S. said...

Such great cards, beautiful designs!

Karenladd said...

I love the contrast of the crisp red and white die cuts and grungy coffee ring stamping!

Fikreta said...

its wonderful!

Karen Letchworth said...

Such a sweet coffee card, Helen.

SHartl said...

The coffee rings are a great touch on this pretty card!

Lisa said...

Beautiful! This one is a dead ringer! Love that Paper Smooches cup and it was the perfect fill in!