Friday, November 11, 2022

STAMPlorations and Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + Comment to Win

Hey, STAMPfriends! SURPRISE! Yes, this blog and STAMPlorations are still around. I know it seems like it's been forever since I've posted -- and it sort of took me a long time to prepare this post. (Anyone interested in my journey can read about it here {clicking the link will open a new browser window} -- as you'll get a better picture and I'll save you all time from having to read about it in this post.)

Anyway...welcome to the STAMPlorations stop on the Coffee Lovers Fall | Winter Blog Hop! I just love this event run by the awesome Amy T. and I'm so happy to be back as one of the super sponsors again. And as ever, we have a few extra prizes you can win over here at STAMPlorations.

Play along by creating any fall or winter coffee-themed 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, November 18. Winners of sponsor prizes will be randomly drawn! (Psst! Keep scrolling for a free digi stamp you can use in your projects + two extra prizes you can win by leaving a comment on this post!)

Well, right around the beginning of May I packed away my craft supplies and basically stopped working to focus on my treatments. They are still pretty much packed away, but around mid-August I was able to put together a new product before I had surgery + create quick fall and winter themed cards several weeks later when I felt well enough.

Oh and by quick, I mean real simple, no stamping and no manual die-cutting at all. I'm now pretty dependent on my electronic cutter, because I have limited use of my right arm, and fatigue and nausea have been my regular buddies the last 5 1/2 months. I left the cards blank in the way of sentiments; I figure it's better that way so I can tailor each one for whenever I am sending a card to someone.

For this hop, I'm sharing the coffee-themed ones using the new Fall and Winter Paper Goods Pack. By the way, there are 52 pieces in the pack: 16 A2 card fronts, 14 3x4 journaling cards, and 22 die-cut elements. You can literally make 30-45 cards with this pack, especially when you combine them with what you already have in your stash.

I'm also sharing a couple of cards that Nancy made using the pack but come back next week because I have a post that features a bunch of beautiful cards she made using our new product -- her cards are a feast for the eyes, I promise :o)

And here are two beautiful cards from Nancy:


Aside from the prizes I'm offering on the Coffee Lovers Hop event itself, I'm throwing in extra prizes. ONE (1) US/Canada-based coffee- (or tea- or chocolate-) loving crafter who leaves a comment on this post will win a pack of Fall for Coffee ATC or Holiday Latte Colorables -- winner's choice. I will also pick ONE (1) international-based commenter to win $10 worth of digital stamps. Comment on this post by November 18. Easy peasy! Winners will be announced on November 21.


In addition to all the prizes, I have a free gift as a thank you for supporting our company and the blog hop all these years - it's the free digi over at the STAMPlorations digital store. It's a versatile coffee digi stamp -- one you can use no matter the season!

Download for free until December 31, 2022. Use code FRAMEDCOFFEE on checkout.

If you download and use the above image in your projects, you must give credit to STAMPlorations (Designed by Shery Russ) with a link back to this page or our digital store.
Terms of use: The free digi stamp is for your personal use only. You may not redistribute it or claim it as your own. Please respect the artist's intellectual property and copyright.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day!

Before you go, check out a couple of special offers I have running on the store just for those of you who are participating in this event -- whether you're linking up projects or hopping and commenting.

Special Offer #1
Offer good from November 11 to 18 only
Buy any 1 of the 6 bundles in the store
(don't forget to use the respective codes to get
50% to 55% off) and receive a mystery grab bag
($25 worth of products).
Important: please mention COFFEE HOP in your note
during checkout so I know to include your free mystery grab bag.


Special Offer #2
Offer good until November 30
Buy 2 Mystery Grab Bags at 64% off
(code FULLMYSTERY) and receive a
coffee-themed paper goods grab bag free!
Grab bag contains at least 75 pieces of
randomly picked coffee-themed paper goods.
Important: please mention COFFEE PAPER GOODS in your note
during checkout so I know to include your free coffee-themed grab bag.


  1. Oh, how fun! Great inspirational pieces from the DT! I have to get inky and come back! Thanks!

    1. I had to come back to read your update. I was rushing this morning when I left my first comment. God be with you! Prayers and (((hugs))) from Texas.

  2. So happy to see you posting again Shery and able to think about new products. Love your cards. Those bright and colourful backgrounds are awesome. Thinking of you and sending love and hugz. HUGZ

  3. I was so happy to see you on the list of Super Sponsors. I've been following your journey and pray for your good health. I've used one of your digi images for my first Coffee Lovers Hop card. Thanks so much for sponsoring and the 2nd chance to win. Take care!

  4. Awesome samples!! Thank you for always being such a grerat sponsor. Caffinated greetings!

  5. Super projects and products - love them all! Thanks so much for sponsoring the hop!

  6. Beautiful cards! And thank you for the freebie! Thinking of you and sending hugs your way! Tee

  7. How wonderful to 'see' you here, and know that you were able to grab a space between treatments to make few absolutely stunning cards Shery - I have been following you on f/b, and praying.
    Your faith is an inspiration and encouragement. My DD is shortly to have surgery for breast cancer, then 2 weeks after that, when all the biopsies results are back, she will know her treatment regime going forward.
    Thank you for your generosity in providing freebies and 'specials'

  8. Great to see you on the hop! Beautiful designs and cards! Thanks for being a sponsor!

  9. SHERY! I'm so happy that you're joining us for this hop. So many beautiful projects!

    You are an amazing person and I've been thinking of you and your sweet family.

  10. So glad to see you out here, Shery! The projects and items are beautiful, as usual. Been praying for swift recoveries for you!

  11. So happy to hear from you Shery! Continuing to send positive thoughts and prayers your way. Beautiful projects. Thank you for your generosity!

  12. Hi Shery. Thank you for including the link to your cancer update page as I didn't realize you were doing that here & I'm not on Facebook. So happy for all the positives & I'll continue to keep you & your family in my heart. Your cards (& Nancy's) are beautiful! I love the coffee paper goods! Sending love & hugs, Greta

  13. Shery, my Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love these fabulous projects you and your friend have made. Thank you for being a super sponsor!!!

  14. Such fantastic creations! Thanks so much for being a sponsor!

  15. I'm so glad to see your post. Beautiful projects. Thank you for sponsoring the hop.

  16. These are beautiful!! Thanks so much for being a Super Sponsor!

  17. Fabulous paper goods Shery - love the colors on them. Great to see STAMPlorations in the Coffee Hop. Hugs.

  18. How gorgeous are your cards and Nancy's too! Thrilled to see you creating! Makes my heart smile!

  19. Oh my gosh, these cards are fabulous! Thank you for being a super sponsor!

  20. So happy to see you here! Love the bright and wonderful cards. <3 Thank you for the digi, the sale, and for returning as a Super Sponsor!

  21. So glad to see your post Shery! The inspiration projects look fabulous, looking forward to play along.

  22. Such beautiful cards!! Thanks so much for sponsoring the hop!

  23. Thanks for the freebie!! Off to make something with the wonderful image!! So glad you are sponsoring!
    Karen C

  24. Wanted to add the link for what I made using your freebie! Again, thank you!!
    Karen C

  25. It's so good to see your new post. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. So glad to see your post Shery!
    The inspiration projects look amazing, I love your design.

  27. Lovely inspirations and delighted to see your post. Hope all is doing well with you and keeping you in my thoughts. Thanks for being a Super Sponsor.

  28. So good to see you posting again. Great inspiration!


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