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Check out our Spotlight Projects then link up yours in the Spotlight Project Showcase gallery and win!

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Friday, December 11, 2015

STAMPlorations and the Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + Extra Prizes!

For the ARTplorations stencil blog hop and linky party, click here.


Heads up, STAMPlorations friends! There's a fun blog hop starting today for those of us who love or enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea or chocolate)! The hop is hosted by Amy Tsuruta and Chaitali Narla.


Amy and Chaitali have invited lots of sponsors for the hop, including STAMPlorations, who are offering tons of fabulous prizes! Play along by creating a winter/holiday-themed coffee, tea and/or cocoa project. Post it on your blog and then link it up at the linky found on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. The linky is open until Friday, December 18. Winners of sponsor prizes will be randomly drawn!


Here's a card to inspire you:

MOCHA CHRISTMAS
One Layer Card


To create this card, I stamped the coffee cup and masked it before using the snowflake stencil for the background. I added faux texture with the grunge stamps and stamped the sentiment. Finished the card by coloring the coffee cup with watercolor brush pens.

Products I used to create the card:

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And here's a free digi stamp you can use to create your coffee projects. It's the digi stamp we currently offer on our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge page. If you use the image, be sure to link up your project there too because we draw two winners of gift certificates or stamp sets whenever we reach entries in multiples of 50 (we're at 629 entries and counting).

(Right-click and save the image to your computer.)


BLOG CANDY ALERT!


Winter's here and we're in the thick of the holiday season. To celebrate, we're giving away extra prizes in case you're not able to link up a project or two by next Friday.

Here on the STAMPlorations blog, you could win a $10 gift certificate to use on the shop or the Caffeinated Christmas stamp set.

To win, just answer this burning question: HOW MUCH COFFEE (or TEA or CHOCOLATE) HAVE YOU HAD TODAY? :o)

You can increase your chances of winning by:
  • commenting on this post and following our blog (via Google Friend Connect)
  • following the STAMPlorations board on Pinterest
Click here to go to the STAMPlorations board on Pinterest and then click on the "Follow Board" button on the top right of the page. We've got notifications on so we'll know who has started following us.
Already following us on Pinterest? Leave a comment on this post with the name you're using on Pinterest so we can make sure to throw your name in the hat for the random drawing.

You have until Saturday, December 19, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8) to comment here, as well as follow our Pinterest board. We'll be picking 2 winners: 1 winner who'll receive a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations shop and 1 winner who'll receive the Caffeinated Christmas stamp set. We'll announce the winners on December 20. Easy peasy!

Happy hopping!

74 comments:

  1. Thanks for this digi!! Love it!! Beautiful card. I've had just 1 cup of coffee so far :) I'm already a follower of this blog.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  2. I'm already following STAMPlorations on Pinterest. My name is Berina Febin.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  3. Shery, love your card...the red simply POPS!
    I'm on my 3rd cup :)
    Thanks for being a Super Sponsor♡

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  4. Wow, that sure is abeautifulcard. love the background.
    Thanks for rhe freeie cup!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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  5. I have two cups of coffee each morning, but today treated myself to tea while catching up on the morning emails. I'm loving Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Sunset!!!

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  6. Beautiful card, Shery, I love that stencil! Thanks for being a Super Sponsor and Happy Holidays!

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  7. Wow, I love the background stenciling and coloring...great card. Thank you so much for being a super sponsor for the Holiday Coffee Blog Hop.

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  8. Love these blog hops and am on my second cup of tea today - soon to make another and it is only 10am! LOL Forgot to mention that I am already a follower your blog (LOVE IT!!)

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  9. Oh my I just love this fun and festive card with your gorgeous blue background!! Really fun coffee images too! :) Thanks so much for the delicious looking digital freebie too!!

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  10. Love that card. The design is stunning, and the colors are sooo perfect. It's really stunning. I'm on 2 1/2 cups so far. Should stop after lunch...nahhhh...one can never have too much coffee or enough stamps! Thanks for being a super sponsor for this fun hop too. Bev

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  11. I love your blustery, winter coffee card! I have been so good today...Just two cups!!

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  12. LOVE this fun holiday coffee card! You have a fun, bright style!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  13. Hehe I have had 2 cups of tea!! ALready your follower via GFC and just started following you on pinterest [ my name is soniasv on pinterest]
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  14. Gorgeous card!!! Love the design and color combination. :-D I'm on my third cup of coffee today. :-D

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  15. Love the snowflake stencil, Shery. Thanks for the free digi. I've had a cup of hot cocoa and a cup of pomegranate tea. I already follow the Pinterest board. :)

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  16. Woohoo! Shery, your card looks amazing! I love what you can do with one layer! Thank you for the free digi - it's perfect for the hop! Today I've only had one cup of my favourite Chocolatey Chai Tea, but there's more coming! I usually have 2-3 cups a day! And I want to thank you for being a Super Sponsor!

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  17. Popping back to say I already follow you on GFC and also on Pinterest. My Pinterest name is Kitty FitKitty (or something like that hehe). Thank you so much!

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  18. Thannk for the free digi and for being a super sponsor. Actually only had three cups so far today. 1 of each!! Feeling a bit dry. Off to find some coffee. I long time follower GFC. Hugz

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  19. Love the grunge stamp on the background. FABULOUS!!Thanks for being a sponsor.

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  20. Only 1 tall cup of iced tea. But I think it is time for more...

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  21. Thank you for the digi love it!! For me 4 coffee cup today☕☕love all coffee stamps!!@

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  22. Awesome card. Love all the stamp sets. Thank you for the digi.

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  23. Ooh this card makes me feel warm and cozy! I love all of the images used! Thx for a chance to win!!! I am now following the blog. I am a long time Pinterest follower. And my fave cup of cocoa is resting in the fridge for when I return home tonight from a concert :)

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  24. So far, i've had 3 small cups of coffee. I usually also drink 2 mugs of green tea in the afternoon but today I was too busy making Christmas cards lol.

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  25. I follow the blog using Google friend connect.

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  26. Love the card, especially the snowflake background. So far today, 2 cups of coffee.

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  27. love the card!
    and the stamps!
    and yes love the coffee!
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom
    >^.^<

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  28. G----orgeous!! Wowzas!! This is an amazingly beautiful creation. Watercolored goodness at its finest!

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  29. I love your artistic card, the background is fabulous!! Today I had one large peppermint mocha frappe, it was delish!!

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  30. Beautiful card thanks for the digi and for being a S S.

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  31. Lovely card! Thanks for the digi.
    It is almost 3 p.m. I've had three cups regular coffee today. Time to switch to decaf.

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  32. What fun background!! Well I have my usual, one morning coffee, one afternoon tea and water for the rest of the day!! :)

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  33. I love the background of this card. As for coffee.... I had a small cup before I left the house and a large cup at work. Everyone gives me a hard time about the size of my work mug. Thank you for being a sponsor.

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  34. Thanks for the cute digi. I'm not one for coffee unless it has a bucket of sugar, but I'm a chocoholic, big time. I've had a brownie, 2 cups of hot chocolate and several pieces of chocolate.

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  35. Lovely creations Shery, the red cup stands out against the blueish background.
    I need only a small cup of tea to get me going in the morning and through out the day, I don't drink coffee unless there is no proper tea.

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  36. What a cool creation!! I LOVE the red cup against that background. Wonderful design!!

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  37. Love the background! I've had three large cups of tea so far today. Thanks for the free digi.

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  38. 2 coffees, 5 teas (different flavours) 1 hot chocolate and not looking to be saved and the day is not over lol
    thanks for the chance

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  39. I follow you already on Pinterest under my name, Kris Reeves! And I had 3 cups of coffee today!

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  40. LOVE this card!! Love the background... love those sentiments by Becca... I'll be using those a lot Fantastic card. I've had two cups of coffee today... and three margaritas :) ... it is Margarita Friday after all! Thanks for being a sponsor... love Stamplorations!!

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  41. Gack! What a fabulous card!! That is the bomb, seriously. And thank you so much for the free digi. You make the most awesome digis and I've saved the last 3 I think. Can't wait to break in my new stamps that recently arrived! Thanks for sponsoring. We appreciate you and your team. (Hi, Becca!)

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  42. LOVE this amazing card..and enjoying my 1st cup now..! :) I am already a follower on FB, Pinterest and blog. :)
    Suchi xx

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  43. Oh, I am totally loving the distressed background! LOVE the colors you used.

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  44. Shery, your one layer creations always amazed me, love it! I am enjoying my second cup of tea now! I am already a follower on FB, Pinterest and blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. Ohhh wowwwwww hermosa tarjeta!!! Muchas gracias por la inspiración. Abrazo!!

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  46. Shery, your card beautiful,love the pop of red.
    I'm on my 3rd cup of coffee :-)
    Thanks for the chances to win.

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  47. Love the background you created. I've had three cups of coffee today. I'll move on to hot chocolate later.

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  48. Hi SHery! I love your card--especialy that you went with blue instead of brown for the splatters. Thanks for another great free digi and for being a super sponsor! Helene

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  49. What an amazing card, love the colours.
    I had just one Wiener Melange Coffee and 5 cups of Green tea.

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  50. Love that amazing snowflake background you created, it is absolutely gorgeous! And so is your card with those beautiful colors. Thanks for being a Super Sponsor!

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  51. Fabulous card!, love the background, sentiment and cup :) I always have a cup a day .
    And I am a follower of your blog and Pinterest :)

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  52. Awesome card! I love the background and the whole distressed look! I can't fib, haven't had anything yet this morning :) Happy Holidays!

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  53. Love the snowflakes all over on your fun card Shery. I saved the yummy looking cup of coffee digi too = thank you! I haven't had any caffeine at all today - crazy huh!??!! j.

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  54. lovely watercolor card! thanks for sponsoring the hop!

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  55. Thanks for the digi and thatz a beautiful card :) I dont have coffee / tea usually but had just 1 ferraro rocher now so far :)
    Am already ur blog follower and Pinterest too, in the name SathyaKala :)

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  56. Many thanks for the digi Shery - and that is one awesome card you have made there!! Today I have had only three cups of tea/coffee/mocha, plus lots of water :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  57. Love the free digi - thank you!! I'm already a blog follower!

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  58. ...I also follow on Pinterest - Kathy Schweinfurth

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  59. Fabulous card, Shery...and the digi image is sheer delight! Opportunity to practice my colouring skills (or lack thereof *grin*). My coffee consumption is typically one cup in the morning and then taking a thermos (normal size) to sip during the day. Not a 'lot' but oh so necessary! Feedly follower!
    Hugs~c

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  60. So fun! I just followed your board on pinterist. So I haven't had any coffee today, yet, but it is brewing...Better go get it. Thanks for the chance to win and the freebie.

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  61. So far I haven't had any coffee, tea or cocoa today, but I plan to have a cup of hot cocoa tonight before bed as a special treat! Thanks for the free digi and the chance to win the gift certificate or stamp set!

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  62. Today, I had two cups of coffee and 1/2 a bottle of iced mocha cappuccino. Gorgeous card - love the BG. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy AND for being a super sponsor!

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  63. I'm already a follower on Pinterest under Rebecca Yahrling. :-)

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  64. Fun! I don't drink
    coffee, but I have
    one to two cups of
    hot chocolate a week.
    Carla from Utah

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  65. I follow your
    pinterest board
    as cghundley.
    Carla from Utah

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  66. What a fabulous one layer card! So awesome! I'm a hot tea drinker. I typically have two cups in the morning and then another one or two in the evening.

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  67. Gorgeous! Love the color contrast! Thanks for the great digi and for sponsoring the hop! I had a treinta green tea frap today! : )

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  68. What a fabulous background! Thanks so much for the freebie!

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