Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Winner!


It's time to announce the lucky person who won the blog candy here on my blog during the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Are you ready?!


MariLynn DeGroot (Mississippi McGyver)
Please raise your hand and claim your prize!

Email:  gimmeink@gmail.com


CASology Snow

It's Tuesday and time for a new cue word over at CASology!  With the first day of winter coming right up, we thought we'd at least do our part to prepare your minds for the official season of snow.

I personally don't mind snow all that much unless I must be out driving in it.  Then, you'll find me secretly wishing those beautiful snowflakes would go find a ski slope to fall on.  Snowmen, on the other hand, are always a welcome sight.

Stamps:  Endless Creations (Think Snow, Snowman & Mouse Border)

I used a snowman scene stamp & sentiment from Endless Creations to create this uber CAS card.  Once I'd stamped the winter scene, I colored the mouse and snowman's accessories and then added a touch of sparkle to the snowman and the little hill using a Wink of Stella brush marker.  I popped up the main panel with foam dots and I was done.  Just look at all that white space, will ya?!

Be sure and go for a walk through winter wonderland by visiting the rest of the design team members' blogs as well as this week's guest designer's blog!

Meghan McMillan
Melissa Chipperfield (you are here)
Tracey McNeely
Guest Designer:  Laura 

Don't forget to link up your own SNOW creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST)!

Have a terrific Tuesday!


Precious Remembrance Last Minute Holiday Inspiration

 I'm back on the Precious Remembrance blog today with another quick and easy holiday card! If you've still got holiday cards on your to do list, you might want to check out this super easy design!



Prickley Pear Monday Inspiration

 PPRS Blog

Happy Monday!  It's time for some more Prickley Pear inspiration!

I decided to try a one layer holiday card.  This image made it so easy!  I used my Spica Copic markers on everything in the main image to give it some festive sparkle.

Don't forget that today is the last day of the holiday sale over in the store!  Now is the time to get those images you need to update your current stash!  A brand new year is coming and, with it, a year's worth of holidays!  You'll find beautiful stamps in the store to celebrate each one!

Have a marvelous Monday!


A Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop with Prizes + Blog Candy!

Today is the beginning of a Coffee Lovers Blog Hop over on Amy's blog!  You're going to want to join in the fun and hop along.  Maybe even link up your own coffee themed creation!  There are 27 wonderful sponsors and you, yes you, have a chance at winning the fabulous prizes they are providing by linking up your creation on Amy's blog by Friday, December 12!  Many of the participants are offering blog candy, so you're going to want to go hopping and leave comments on their blogs by Sunday, December 14, for even more chances to win by !  How's that for excitement?!

Here is a list of what the sponsors are offering to some lucky blog hop participants!  This will make you want to go stamp something!

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

**REMEMBER:  Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only!  So go stamp something already, would ya?!

If you'd like to see all the entries in one place just to see what's been made so far and to easily pin things that inspire you, you can visit the designated Pinterest page!

Okay, so there are all the details.  Want to see my card?  It's clean and simple, of course!

I used a mixture of stamp sets to create this card.  The cup and sentiment are from Endless Creations.  The little bird is from Tiddly Inks.  The steam is from AMuse.  The main images were popped up with foam dots and I added an additional layer to the lid and middle panel of the cup.

I'm offering some blog candy here on my blog too, so be sure and leave a comment to win the package you see below!

  • A Christmas themed stamp set from The Stamps of Life
  • A mixed media set from Faber-Castell
  • A package of coffee beans from Starbucks

Good luck and have fun!