Sunday, December 2, 2018

Kathy Schweinfurth - Coffee Lovers BlogHop - 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 3 - Card 1:  My inspiration today is Kathy Schweinfurth's project from the 2018 Fall Coffeeloving Cardmakers...I thought I was in the 2017 Fall BlogHop when I found this inspiration and it just fit so well with some wreaths created at a recent local Crop and this was perfect to use up some of my stash.  As I was looking for the link for this particular card it was then I realized Kathy was not in the 2017 Fall Blog Hop as a Design Team member, but had numerous entries...and wow so much inspiration.  Completing the Fall card I had a couple more Christmas wreaths still in my stash, which you will see in this afternoon's entry.  

Thank you, Kathy.  
Kathy Schweinfurth

Also submitted to the following challenges

     Inspired by Kathy Schweinfurth at Stamps at Play
     using Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout Technique     
     Beans - Craftin' Desert Divas "Coffee Trolls" 
     Fall Leaves & Sentiment - Verve Stamps "Autumn Leaves" 
     Coffee Cup/Sleeve - Joy Clair "Coffee Love" 
     Inks - Distress Oxide 
          Frayed Burlap, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, 
          Abandoned Coral, Lucky Clover, Wild Honey 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-base Brush E31, E35, E55 and E71 
     CTMH Toffee and White Daisy 


Billie A said...

Pretty card and design. Like the leaf colors and coffee cup.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card with all those leaves behind the focal design.

~amy~ said...

looks awesome, love the stamped foliage!

Becca Yahrling said...

Hi Sue, this is lovely. I adore wreaths and this is a
pretty one with all those leaves. Cute card!

Hetty said...

Great inspiration!!
Your card is wonderful.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Ooh, love this one too! The leaves are awesome!

Laura S. said...

Gorgeous fall card design!

Karenladd said...

Love the layered fall leaf stamping and that warm and cozy kraft go-cup!

Fikreta said...

Your card is wonderful!

Karen Letchworth said...

Fabulously creativity, and so many warm elements.

SHartl said...

Wow, I love how you're being inspired by all of these designer's card and this is such a pretty fall design. The leaves stamped in a wreath is a great look.

Lisa said...

Quite awesome! Fantastic wreath! Love your take on kathy's creation! Alike but different and beautiful!