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2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Creatives!!!!

It’s the 2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

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It’s a MUST READ.

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 2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The hashtag is #springsummer2018clh and we are showcasing our love for Spring, Summer and of course COFFEE!!

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Now, are you ready for some cool stuff and giveaways? Let’s go!

Whether your drink of choice is hot chocolate, coffee, tea, or even a blended drink (which is what I ALWAYS prefer); you are going to really enjoy the 2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

There are a number of companies participating  in the 2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and 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 also right here on our blog! Be sure to read the WHOLE POST for the details!

To start at the beginning of the 2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop please click HERE.

The 2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop runs Friday, May 25th starting at 6:00 AM Pacific Time thru Friday, June, 1st. This allows you PLENTY of time to participate by hopping, creating or BOTH!

Winners for the entire hop will be posted on the blog Sunday, June 3rd 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 on the inspiration and possibilities!!

Now, onto the projects we have for you today! The theme is Spring … Summer …. COFFEE …. Tea…. COCOA… OH MY! 

We have some amazing projects from two of our Creative Crew Members Alena and Leticia. They are super talented and I love their creations!

Alena used the A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! and the A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee is my Liquid Therapy Stamp sets. 

Leticia used our two coffee sets as well as the A Creative Journey with Melissa Weather Related Stamp Set.

Alena made this lovely shaker card. She used distress oxide inks, the new versafine Claire ink pads and foam adhesive sheets to make the shaker card! I love how she added a little bit of sequins to bring out the beautiful colors of the paper and the ink on the shaker card. Super springy!

I love how Alena used the wood embellishment to stamp her sentiment on! The texture of the wood and the ink on the coffee cup are FABULOUS!

Leticia made this awesome card.  I love how springy and summery her creations are! She also is an amazing crop hostess! She has amazing crops with SUPER GIVEAWAYS that she hosts so if you are interested and you are in Southern California, be sure to like her Facebook page HERE and follow when her next event is!

These lovely little embellishments are so perfect for a planner, bujo, journal or really anything! Aren’t they adorable!

Here is a close up one of her adorable embellishments! AWESOME RIGHT?!

For our giveaway for this hop on our blog we will be giving away two $15.00 store credits for two winners! That way you can decide exactly what you want!

For all of our giveaways including this one, in order for you to qualify for an entry to win, you would need to be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts (found on our blog page) and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! When you subscribe, you will receive an e-mail on Mondays with our latest blog post. BE SURE TO READ IT to check to see if you are a winner EVERY WEEK. If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. NO EXCEPTIONS. Thank you for your understanding.

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.

For our blog winners for this blog hop will be announced on our blog post on Monday June 4, 2018. This is open to everyone, not only the US! 

Don’t forget to use the coupon code SSCLB2018 to save 20% on your purchase!

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.

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2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – fall2016clh

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Welcome to the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! If you happened to come by here by chance, WE ARE SO LUCKY and thrilled that you did!! We are taking part in the AWESOME 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The hashtag is #fall2016clh and we are showcasing our love for Fall & COFFEE!! Fall is my FAVORITE TIME of the year.

It’s when you bring out your colder weather clothes and get to snuggle up on a cold crisp day… Well, that is unless you are in California like I am… Then you have to wait for what they call “Winter” here. I am from Chicago so winter isn’t quite the same here as it is in the Midwest. Whether it is hot chocolate, coffee, tea, or even a blended drink; you are going to really enjoy the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

There are SO many AMAZING talented participants…. Sounds too good to be true, right? IT ISN’T! It is REALLY HAPPENING! 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 start at the beginning of the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop please click HERE.

The 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop runs Friday, September 23 starting at 6:00 AM Pacific Time thru Friday, September 30. This allows you PLENTY of time to participate by hopping, creating or BOTH!

Winners for the entire hop will be announced on Sunday, October 2, 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 Fall annnnnd …… COFFEE! First up is the AMAZINGLY talented Alena on our Creative Crew. She has created a coffee themed pocket letter using the Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! stamp set. I LOVE how she used the phrases in the stamp set as an embellishment to her pocket page.2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop a Wait….You haven’t heard about a pocket letter? Let’s fill you in!

Pocket letters are a new and creative way of being a Pen Pal. Rather than a traditional letter in an envelope, you use 8.5″ x 11″ page protectors with nine equally sized pockets as shown.  There are a number of ways you can create a pocket letter. You would include some of your Pen Pal’s favorite items as well a handmade note and some creative sweetness.

It’s like getting a little present with every pocket letter!

Some are really elaborate, others not as much but the great thing is and you can decide however you want to create it because it is YOUR DESIGN! I hope Alena has inspired you to be CREATIVE and try it out yourself! I know she has inspired me!

Now, we are moving on to our awesomely talented Creative Crew Member Brandie and her beautiful coffee card. Don’t you love the color scheme, design and finishing touches?2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop b I love how CREATIVE she was by using the Coffee is my Liquid Therapy stamp set. That along with the coffee themed embossing folder on her gray paper is amazing. Brnadie sanded the gray paper allowing the white core of the gray paper to show through! WOW!

2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop cShe used her Chameleon Pens (alcohol markers) to color in the coffee cup. Love it!

Here we have the first creation created with Coffee is my Liquid Therapy.

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I used Simple Stories paper along with my Chameleon Pens (alcohol markers)

to color the image. I added a little raffia and a button and here we have it!!

My second card was made using the Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! stamp set.

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For this creation I used Simple Stories paper along with my Chameleon Pens (alcohol markers) and

to color my image,  I used raffia making a bow for an embellishment.

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

All you need to do is answer our question – When do you start creating your holiday cards? With your answer, comment below and I will pick three winners!

Our winners will be announced on our blog on Sunday, October 2, 2016.

Be sure to ANSWER THE QUESTION to qualify to enter.

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 fclh2016 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.

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