Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Laurel Seabrook - 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 2: My inspiration today is Laurel Seabrook's project from the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  When I saw this card it inspired me to pull out this CTMH "Jack" paperpack and this was not one of my favorite paper packs. Well, Laurel you inspired me to work with a packet because of the combination of papers you used and it was quite inviting to take up this challenge. 

I pretty much kept with your design but chose different papers from the packet and left off the bow (three of my other inspirations had bows, I'm bowed out) and added a few marshmallows.  The cup was cut in white cardstock and another from the PML card in the packet, pieced the plaid and colored with cocoa.  Loved the sentiment, so came up with the closest I could come for the same meaning.  It worked out, and I'm proud of my card with paper that wasn't my favorite.  




Laurel Seabrook 

12 comments:

Billie A said...

Cute sentiment. Your cup of cocoa is cute and great papers.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great card and I love that plaid cup.

Karenladd said...

Oh, I do love that plaid paper and those marshmallows in the cocoa!

~amy~ said...

Perfect CASE Sue! Love your choice of papers!

Laurel said...

What a wonderful tribute and card! Thank you! I'm glad I could inspire you :)

Becca Yahrling said...

These papers look absolutely perfect!! Funny how you look at something and don't like them, but they just come together so beautifully. LOVE the fun sentiment; awesome card!

Dana said...

Fabulous take on Laurel's card!! Even though you don't like the papers, they look great on your card!!

Laura J said...

Great designs, fun cards!

Fikreta said...

So wonderful!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is fabulous, thanks for sharing!

SHartl said...

I love that sweet coffee mug in plaid and I linked up to DoubleTrouble with a coffee card

Hetty said...

This is a very pretty card.