2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

If you happened to come by here by chance, WE ARE SO HONORED and thrilled that you did!! We are taking part in the AWESOME 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The hashtag is #winter2016clh and we are showcasing our love for Winter & COFFEE!! I LOVE Winter, the holidays and of course the cool crisp air. Although I miss the snow and all of the fun that comes with it. Being from Chicago I miss the REAL winter weather but now I live in California where I am still wearing shorts in December. It is supposed to be 80 next week. No, I am not kidding.

Whether your drink of choice is hot chocolate, coffee, tea, or even a blended drink; you are going to really enjoy the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

There are SO many AMAZING companies participating! We are really honored and excited to be one of the SUPER SPONSORS & FLASH PRIZE SPONSOR for this amazing blog hop! We also have our own giveaways right here on our blog! Be sure to read the WHOLE POST to qualify to win!

To start at the beginning of the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop please click HERE.

The 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop runs Friday, December 9th starting at 6:00 AM Pacific Time thru Friday, December 16th. This allows you PLENTY of time to participate by hopping, creating or BOTH!

Winners for the entire hop will be announced on Sunday, December 18, 2016 HERE.

If you aren’t familiar with the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Group and would like to learn more, be sure to join their Facebook Group HERE to ensure you get the latest info on all of their blog hops! The group is SUPER fun with awesome creativity and inspiration throughout the year and of course.. GREAT SEASONAL HOPS with WONDERFUL COFFEE inspiration! We would hate for you to miss out om the inspiration and possibilities!!


Now, onto the projects we have for you today! The theme is Winter annnnnd …… Yep! YOU GUESSED IT! COFFEE! 

First up is the AMAZINGLY talented Alena on our Creative Crew. She has created a lovely ornament using the Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! stamp set. I love the colors, bling and of course her love for Christmas!


Hi A Creative Journey with Melissa Friends,

this is Alena with the ACJwM Creative Crew. My creation is a Christmas paper ornament. This creation is a combination of my love of Christmas and coffee. I just love that the sentiment from the Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! stamp set created by ACJWM is just the perfect sentiment for my ornament!


This is my first of two creations. The first creation is a card I made using the Winter Wishes from our You’re Snow Wonderful stamp set. I used the Coffee is my Liquid Therapy  stamp set for the coffee sleeve and liquid therapy sentiment on the wooden coffee cup embellishment. I love how the wooden coffee embellishment works perfectly with the coffee sleeve! The paper was from my awesome haul from Michael’s on Thanksgiving.


My second creation is perfect for this time of year. GIFT SEASON… right?

I don’t know if this applies to you but as a creative Mom of two, I was ALWAYS looking for something fun and creative to do with my kids. I was the room parent for my kids classes. In doing so, I liked to change it up so it wasn’t always the same thing when we had parties or crafts, etc. I was always looking for different gift ideas for teachers and faculty for gifts too. This is a great gift that won’t break your wallet. It’s a WIN/WIN! I will be doing a tutorial on the above creation on my Monday’s with Melissa videos so be sure to come back to learn how I made this super cute and EASY gift! Yes, I said gift… You say… WHAT GIFT? Well, that is the fun part!


If you lift up the topper of this adorable creation, you can put a packet of hot chocolate, tea, or anything you can imagine!

FUN RIGHT? The ribbon is holding in the hot chocolate packet! You can create this too as it is perfect for those gifts for teachers, friends, co-workers and loved ones… And what about SECRET SANTA? YES! IT DEFINITELY works for that too! Do you want to see the tutorial on this project? Check out my video and blog post HERE.


I am doing three giveaways on my blog! I will be picking three winners as I am giving away the three stamp sets used for the creations above; Coffee is my Liquid Therapy , You’re Snow Wonderful stamp set and the Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! stamp sets.

To qualify for an entry to win, you would need to be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win!

NOTE: If you are subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, unfortunately you will be ineligible to win as I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both. Thank you for your understanding.

Our blog winners will be announced on our blog post on Monday Dec 19, 2016.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and our blog/newsletter to qualify to win and to find out if you are a winner!

This is open to everyone, not only the US! 

We are honored you have come to visit today. Don’t forget to use the

coupon code wclh2016 to save 25% on non sale items!

We hope you will subscribe to our YouTube Channel, Blog/Newsletter updates and check out our website! Happy Hopping and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.