Monday, December 3, 2018

Lisa Bzibziak - 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 a  
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: My inspiration today is Lisa (Reynolds) Bzibziak's  project from the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop as a Guest Designer. I don't usually play favorites.  Now DT don't get upset with me, but this Design Team member is my favorite...and I'm very proud of someone who took after her mom's creativity.  Oh wait, could it be she's sharing her creativity with me?  Yes, and that's why I picked one of her cards that I thought might be difficult to replicate with all the detail she usually brings into her artwork.  Plus, scenery and bows are usually not in my comfort zone.  I did find it necessary to cheat on the scenery outside the window, but that design paper was just right and one of my favorites from a retired CTMH paper pack "White Pine".  Many times Lisa has generously offered, after I cry a little, to help me with a bow and when she's not around I have a neighbor friend nearby who will help me out in need too.  However, let it be known, this was my own bow making success using a little glue to keep it in place.  The ribbon was a random-draw gift won a few years ago, and this is the second time this one has been used.  

Thank you, Lisa for your inspiration and being a daughter who hangs around with me at time of need...and I'm not talking about bows.  And thank you so much in pushing me, supporting and promoting our Double Trouble Challenge and partnering with Three Amigos...I'm loving it so much.  Love you, Lisa.  

Also sent to the following Challenges:
Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #21 "Winter 

CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     White Pines (Retired) 
     Sentiment and Cup - Newton's Nook "Newton Loves Coffee" 
     Kitten and Gloves - Newton's Nook "Sweater" 
     Window - Pretty Pink Posh "Mini Storybook 1" 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs "Dashing Rectangles" 
     Poppy Stitches "Tailored Stitches" 
     Black Ink 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-based Brush Pens  
          E77, R24, R27, R81, R83, C00, C01, C5, BG10, BG45,
     Ribbon - Coffee 
     Jubilee Enamel Dots 
     3D thin and regular foam tape 


Verna Angerhofer said...

Great take on Lisa's scene. Yours is awesome too.

Billie A said...

Cute scene and fun images.

~amy~ said...

(chuckling) Wait what? Lisa's your FAVorite (wink). That girl of yours has a knack for all those details in her projects, that's for sure. I love how you were inspired Sue, your card is so cute. Love YOUR details (yay for bow making!). If I haven't told you already, I've been really enjoying this feature :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Well I'll be darned, Lisa is my fave too! Wait....did I type that in In truth I love all the girls but Lisa is a sweetie and niw I know where she gets it. Your card is so. Very fun!

Laura S. said...

Adorable cards, love the window element!

Karenladd said...

This is so adorable! I love that sweet winter kitty and the beautiful window ledge scene.

Lisa said...

Awww! Even worse it took me so long to wish you a Happy B Day!! Am I still your favorite? This is awesome! I looove your version! Adorable! Beautiful bow! I will be visiting all of your posts. Hopefully back to hopping tomorrow night! And thanks for being a mom I want to hang out with! Love you! Awesome post!

Hetty said...

Great inspiration for your card and I do love yours very much.
Great colors. Love those mittens on the window sill.

Fikreta said...

this is so adorable card with that cute kitty!

Dana said...

Oh, so adorable!! I love your little scene and your bow is perfect!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Great job, Sue..this is SO cute!

SHartl said...

This little scene with the cute kitty is so darn cute and I like the way you made your bow with a bit of glue, Hey, crafting can be a community project and a great way of bonding!