Friday, September 25, 2015

This is why....

I don't get my Christmas cards finished early.  I always have good intentions. Then I come across a blog with a fun challenge and before I know it I'm making a card for the 
2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
The fall coffee flavors are so yummy.  I made a list of some of them (pumpkin is my favorite) and created some background paper for this card.  I added a sentiment and  fussy cut digi image from TLC Creations.
Challenges I am entering include:
Fall 2105 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Fall themed
Cards in Envy Challenge - Colors of Fall


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Please don't leave yet.  I have another card to show you!
I may have veered from my Christmas card mission in making the card above, but I did make a Christmas card, too.  It is for my bestest college friend of over 40 years, Dawn, who lives in Arizona so very far away
 from me.  A few years ago she, her mother, and her girls got together and used pieces of cards I had sent them for various occasions to decoupage a wood tray on which I keep all my necessary stamping supplies.  It is the only gift I have ever received that brought instant tears to my eyes.  They had saved every card that I had made with love and sent that love right back to me.  So this card is for Dawn:
(Every year from birth I sent Dawn's girls a Christmas ornament, so this ornament is just for Dawn)

(This is a close up of the tag, stamped on Shrinky Dink Paper, colored and shrunk. The stamp is CTMH)
Challenges I am entering:
 
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #265 - Sparkle n Shine (the ornament is made from glitter paper) 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #141 - Christmas + sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #330 - Photo Inspiration (I've tried to pick up on the color scheme, grays, black and white with just a hint of one other color.)
 
Amusing Challenges - Use a tag on a card 



38 comments:

  1. Your coffee card is gorgeous, Debi! That's a good sentiment - I might be using that one too! Happy hopping! I like your Christmas card too - great CAS design and the bow is so pretty!

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  2. These are both so beautiful, each in their own way, Debi! Love that sparkly ornament - it's exquisite.
    I'm getting ready to do a card for the coffee challenge myself. :-D

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  3. VERY nice coffee card for the Hop, and the Christmas card is gorgeous!

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  4. Beautiful cards, Debi, love them both! Happy hopping!

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  5. Love that old time fashioned image with lovely sentiment and your Christmas creation is awesome!

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  6. Such a sweet and perfectly Fall coffee card! But your story about your Christmas cards, and what your bestie did, really was heart-warming. How wonderful to have a friend like that. And the card you've made for her is extra special too. Bev

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  7. Very nice cards! And what a special story about the wooden tray.

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  8. What a lovely coffee card - have a grinder that looks like that!

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  9. Gorgeous cards!! Thanks entering your ornament card at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for our Sparkle and Shine challenge! xoxoxo

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  10. Such an old-timey coffee card - I love the vintage theme of it. Your Christmas card is quite lovely too!

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  11. Two beautiful cards! I love the stamped sentiment on the coffee card because coffee really is a hug in a mug!

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  12. Love these great fall colors! The orange and black are really striking!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  13. cute coffee card, love the background!

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  14. fabulous cards, thanks for sharing!

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  15. Both of your cards are wonderful!

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  16. LOVE the old coffee grinder on your fab coffee card.
    Beautiful Christmas card too

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  17. Great vintage feel created on the coffee card! The Christmas ones are beautiful too!!

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  18. Beautiful card and love that sentiment! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

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  19. Great cards! Love the background paper you created for your coffee card ♥

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  20. Love that oldie coffe grinder. Great card!

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  21. Your story of loving friendship brought tears to my own eyes, Debi! Your card is thoroughly stunning from the e/f all the way to the wee tag! It will be cherished. I think that decoupaged tray idea is brilliant!! TFS! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Great entry for Cards in Envy this week for our Fall Color challenge. Thanks for sharing this with us - we always love to see your cards.

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  23. Great background - you did a good job! :) Great colors, too!

    Mandy
    wmlacroix.blogspot.com

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  24. Love your "a hug in a mug" card, it is beautiful. Your ornament card for your friend is absolutely fabulous. Your long standing friendship is a blessing.

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  25. The coffee card has the perfect colors for our challenge! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

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  26. Hey debi! Another great bunch of cards...love your coffee card!

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  27. how sweet of your friends and what a nice card. And, great coffee sentiment on your cute card

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  28. Great cards -- especially love the coffee grinder image!

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  29. What a sweet card, and sentiment. Great card

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  30. Woohoo, Debi! You won over at the Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop! Congratulations!

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  31. This is so sweet. I love it.
    CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN I will be shipping your prize out tomorrow!!! Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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Thanks so much for saying hi.