Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Take 2

By now, if you haven't heard of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop going on over at the tireless Amy Tsurata's (seriously, when does she sleep!?!) blog, you have either been living in a bloggy cave or you have an allergy to the word "coffee" and have been skillfully avoiding posts like this (in which case, DANGER WILL ROBINSON).

Well there are tea-minus (yes, that was a hot beverage pun. You're welcome.) four hours left in the hop and we're hovering on 300 link ups! WHOA! As I type there are 288 entries and Amy reeealllly wants to get to 300.

I was comfortable just sitting back and relaxing and watching the show. And by relaxing, I mean furiously typing comments on all the entries. But since we're soooo close to 300 and soooo close to the deadline, I felt compelled to once again join in.

Here's my take two card:

This is about as clean and simple as I get (hence, Damsel of Distressed)! And I actually am over the moon with how it turned out! I know it's hot cocoa, and not coffee, but Amy said that's allowable. :) 

In addition to the hop, this is going on over to CAS(E) this Sketch! (thanks for the inspiration) and Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge - bling it on! That's some glittery red stripes and some hand-glued seed pearls in those snowflakes. Definitely blingy!

I do have blog candy for the hoppers who leave a comment. Details are in my last post. Make sure to leave your email so I can easily contact you.

And there are a TON of Sponsors for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. There's still time to whip up a card!

17TurtlesVeronica ZalisChris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle Butterfly Reflections InkColor Cast Designs
Create a SmileHero ArtsKraftin' Kimmie
Kreative KymonaLatina CrafterNeat & Tangled
Newton's NookPickled Potpourri DesignsPoppystamps
Reverse ConfettiStamp AcademyStamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorationsSugarPea DesignsSweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way StampsTwo Paper DivasVerve Stamps
Whole Wild WorldYour Next StampPaper Smooches

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●


  1. Great card. I love the angled paper. TFS

  2. Great card...fits the challenge perfectly. I too, love hot chocolate more than coffee!

  3. I absolutely love your take on the sketch and that pretty font you used! Great card!

  4. This is so super cute and we all did everything we could to get to 300 lol. Thanks for a chance to win!

  5. I'm glad I popped over--your card and he sketch you used are perfect inspiration for me to whip up another card! Helene

  6. This is such a great card really love it. thanks for sharing.

  7. LOL! Can't keep a tea-riffic [SOZZY!!!} card maker down, eh??? And I noticed #THREE on Bloglovin' !!! You are on fire. And I DO adore the CAS look you've got going here:):)

  8. Fabulous card Becca, love the layout. Carol x

  9.'re cracking me up!
    Hot Cocoa is delish and so is your SWEET card!
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  10. Such a warm and nice Christmas coffee card! Lovely!

  11. Love the sketch you used and the Christmas colors and patterns. Hugs Deb

  12. Oh, I love this, Becca! This is a fab sketch and I fell in love with it too! Great papers, image, and added snowflakes!

  13. New follower here, love that mug of cocoa with the tiny little marshmallows in it! so cute!

  14. Seriously love the angled paper, great job from inspiration. Again, thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy...nance459 at

  15. I've been seeing this fabulous layout so much. Love the stripes in the background- it just makes this layout and your card even more phenomenal!!!

  16. Absolutely DELIGHTFUL!! Love the use of GLITTER (wow!) and image, Becca! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Distressed” Challenge! Thanks for stopping by my blog also! xo

  17. Wow, this is great! Love how you used the sketch.

  18. Adorable your tilted panel.

  19. Another cute card. You should be coffee-ied out, craft-wise and beverage! lol

  20. You know, those could be sugar cubes just being dropped into coffee... I love the clean design of this card! (You'll notice distressed does not often find its way onto my blog... :D)

  21. Love the angles and the graphic look.

  22. Love your take on the sketch! The red and white striped paper, the Santa belt...fabulously done!
    Happy Holidays, Debbie!

  23. What a beautiful card! I love that angled panel!

  24. fabulous the design and the pattern paper you used!

  25. Ohhh oops you did join Virginia!!, You should enter the other too!!! if you didnt. too awesome, LOVE the marshmallows, YUMMM

  26. This is a fun Christmas card with the red stripes and cocoa is just as good if not better since it involves chocolate. Chocolate is in the Danger Will Robinson zone for me

  27. Great use of the sketch!

    Thanks for joining the fun at CASE this sketch!

  28. Love this card! So pretty and festive! Love the cocoa too :-) I've read through a few of your posts and they put a smile on my face. I'm so glad to be a DT sister at Crafty Gals Corner :-)
    Lena’s Creations

  29. love your fun coffee card!!!! CUTE!!! great snowflakes and foam!!!

  30. Another gorgeous coffee card Becca! Thanks for sharing :)

  31. Beautiful card, Becca, love your design! Happy Holidays!

  32. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.
    Crafty hugs,
    dmcardmaker {at}AOL}{dot}{COM}

  33. This is so very pretty. Love the little snowflakes,

  34. Great use of the sketch with this festive card, Becca!

  35. Becca, I love your layout and papers you used. It is a fab simple card. Sometime less is more. I wish I had not been such an underachiver and made two more cards to get tp 300..I have enjoyed every card though!!

  36. You have great designs!!! This is fab!! TFS!!!

  37. Fabulous card. Love the diagonal stripes. TFS

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

  38. Great card ~ love the design of layers!

  39. he he he!! this is so cute!! love that you santa-ized the coffee cup!! so adorable!! I love those kinds of little touches!!

  40. Stunning card! I love the colors.

  41. Turned out fab! I love the boldness of the stripes against the softer lines of the panel stamping

    b) TEA-minus
    c) lol!
    d) Those glittery stripes & pearly snowflakes....oh, my sparkle-loving heart!

  43. So fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!