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Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Stampin Up Merry Cafe

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One of my favorite blog hops to participate in is back!  The Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop started yesterday and it was the perfect opportunity to use the new Merry Cafe stamp set from Stampin’ Up.

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I am so in love with the Stampin Cafe stamp set that was released with the new Stampin’ Up catalog.  It was no brainer I would pick up the Merry Cafe from the holiday catalog.  If you would like to see how I made this card, click here to check out the video on my YouTube channel.

Below are links to the blog hop and supplies.

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
My Stampin’ Up Store
Jamie’s Not2ShabbyShop
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– – – SUPPLIES – – –
– Merry Cafe Stamp Set
– Painted Harvest Bundle (save 10%)
– Painted Harvest Stamp Set
– Leaf Punch
– Coffee Cafe Bundle (save 10%)
– Coffee Cafe Stamp Set
– Coffee Cafe Dies
– Painted Autumn DSP
– Pumpkin Pie Ink
– Early Espresso Ink
– Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
– Garden Green Cardstock
– Early Espresso Cardstock
– Very Vanilla Cardstock
– Gold Metallic Thread
– Gold Faceted Gems

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Heffy Doodle Blog Hop

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You guys!  I am super excited to be apart of this blog hop for Heffy Doodle stamps.  It is a fabulous new stamp company from Lesley Oman.  All details regarding how to enter to win and the blog hop will be at the bottom of this post.

So, here is my project using the AMAZINGLY ADORABLE Happy Snappy Crocs Stamp and Die Set. Oh. My. Goodness. I love these crocs, if you couldn’t tell!  I love a lot of stamp sets, but only a few get me drunk with excitement!  This stamp set is one of them!

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When I saw this stamp set I immediately had to do a picnic theme!  What could be cuter than these happy reptiles on a picnic?

If you are interested in seeing how I made this card as well as any supplies I used, check out the process video HERE which will open in a new window.

As promised in the video here are the Spectrum Noir Markers I used:

  • Crocs: DG3, CG4, CG2
  • Plate: IG4, IG2
  • Cake: TN7, TN5, FS6, CR11, JG2
  • Wine: DR6
  • Wine Bottle: DG5, DG3
  • Cheese: OR1, CT4
  • Cupcake: TN5, PP5

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Do you like what you see in this amazing blog hop?  Well head on over to Lesley’s Kick Starter Page and donate/pre-order!  There are different levels you can donate and different products you can pre-order.  Link is below.

Kick Starter Page: HERE

BLOG HOP DETAILS

Leave a comment at each stop along the way to be entered for a chance to win. Comments will remain open until 12 noon BST (6am CST / 7am EST) on 20th of July and the winner will be announced on the 22nd of July on the Heffy Doodle Blog.

What is up for grabs?  A Heffy Doodle Cotton Tote and a set of 12 Distress Oxide Inks. Entries open worldwide.

Follow Heffy Doodle on Social Media:

BLOG HOP LINKS!

Heffy Doodle

Nichol Spohr

Justine Hovey

Laura Sterckx

Alicia Havranek  <— you are here

Sandy Allnock

Amanda Kortkova

Elizabeth John

Lesley Oman

Laura Bassen

Denice Watts

Jessica Frost- Ballas

Heather Hoffman

Nicole Picadura

Lydia Evans

Laurel Beard

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THAT ENTER!

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Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017 | Stampin’ Up Coffee Cafe

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Here is my card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I have been obsessed with this Stampin’ Up Coffee Cafe Bundle and had to bust it out again!  I have a process video of how I created this card here.

Head on over the Coffee Lovers Blog if you would like to participate in the hop.  It is open to everyone!  You can find the blog and details of the hop here.

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used to make my card, head over to my Stampin Up Store.  You will not be disappointed in this set and make sure you check out the patterned paper that coordinates with this bundle!  Links are below and if you make an order from my shop, please use hostess code R9CYNH7K for orders under $150.  Link to my SU shop is here.  If you do not have a demonstrator, I would love to have you as one of my customers.  Make sure to choose Alicia Havranek if you are prompted to choose a demonstrator.

Stampin Up Store: here

– Coffee Cafe Bundle (save 10%): here
– Coffee Cafe Stamp Set: here
– Coffee Cafe Dies: here
– Coffee Break DSP: here

Other videos from me using this bundle:

Video 1

Video 2

Thanks for stopping by!

-Alicia

 

 

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Love From Lizi Summer Blog Hop

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Hey guys!  Welcome to the Love From Lizi summer blog hop.  The theme was fittingly summer, so I finally had a chance to pull out the beautiful Tropical Summer Mega Pack, which you can find HERE!

Here is my first card:
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For this card I used the patterned paper that comes in the mega pack and fussy cut out the flamingo and floral images.  I used card stock from my stash to create my card base and my sentiment piece.

If you take a closer look you can see some gold glitter paper peeking out from the card panel and the sentiment.  I topped the card off with a sentiment from my stash and Sugared Almond Nuvo Drops.

I love this mega pack so much that I had to make a second card!

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The mega pack comes with a great selection of dies, so I had to use the pineapple, sunglasses, and cocktail drink.  Once I die cut the images, I used Distress Ink to add some color.  For the pineapples I used Pine Needles, Twisted Citron for the top and Wild Honey with a little Rusty Hinge for the bottom.  The ink I used for the cocktail is Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, and a little Wild Honey.  For the base of the drink I used Stormy Sky.

The patterned and the glitter paper are both from the mega pack.  I used a HELLO die from my stash to create my sentiment.  It seemed to get lost in the pattern paper, so I decided to use some black card stock to create a “shadow.”  I of course had to add more sparkle and topped my cocktail and pineapple tops with some Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Overlay Pen.

That sums up my creations for the blog hop.  

Details are below on what you need to do to enter to win £20.00(GBP) to spend in the Love From Lizi store.

  • Comment on each blog hop
  • Comments must be received by 6/25
  • Winner will be announced 6/26 on the Love From Lizi blog

Go here next: NEXT BLOG STOP – CRAFTING WHILE THE BABY NAPS

 

Blog Hops · Just Because Cards

Your Next Stamp New Release June 2017 | Just For You Theme | Enter for a chance to win – Details below!

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Today I created a card using another new release from Your Next Stamp’s June release. This is the adorable Parrot-ise Stamp Set with the Tropical Island Patterned Paper.  The theme of the blog hop is “Just for you,” so how fitting that one of their releases was a bird set!  If you have been following me long enough, you know my love and obsession for birds!

I stamped my two little bird images onto some watercolor paper with Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink and colored them with my Zig Markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I then used some stitch oval dies, oval scallop die, circle die, and scalloped circle die to cut some of the gorgeous patterned paper.  I stamped my sentiment onto some yellow card stock with red ink.  I added some white ribbon from my stash and popped my sentiment and birds up with some foam squares.

Once I was finished putting the card together I topped them off with the Tropical Summer Gumdrops which match the patterned paper perfectly!

Make sure you head over to the Your Next Stamp Blog.  There you want to leave a comment to be entered to win a stamp set of your choice!  Click here: YNS Blog

Comments need to be left on the YNS blog by 6/16 and the winner will be announced on 6/18.

New Release Products: YNS Store

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Thanks for stopping by!

-Alicia

Blog Hops · Just Because Cards

Your Next Stamp June Release Blog Hop

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It is time!  Welcome to the YNS Blog Hop featuring the new release for June!  I am really excited to showcase the products this month.  In my Preview Day blog post I featured the Handyman stamp set to create a masculine card which is perfect for Father’s Day!

Today I am featuring one of my favorite sets, Box Full of Cuteness.  Will you just look at those cute critters?!  In addition to using the Box Full of Cuteness Stamp Set I also brought in the new die set called, Stick Frames.

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To create this card I first stamped out the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Spectrum Noir card stock.  I used my Spectrum Noir Markers (colors listed below) to color the adorable images.  I found this brick patterned paper in my stash and used the Stick Frame die to create a window.  The Stick Frame dies are very versatile and can decorate your card in a variety of ways.  For this card, I chose to use them as a window. I found some teal paper and wood grain paper in my stash to create the ground and the background in the window.

After coloring and die cutting all the images I adhered foam squares to the back of the sweet little animals for added dimension.  I stamped my sentiment with some brown ink and cut a fish tail at the end.  After placing my pieces down on the card, I felt it just needed a little extra something.  I then took the paw print stamp and stamped some paw prints leading up to the sweet guinea pig in the box.  I also die cut out a paw print from a die that goes great with this stamp set and placed that next to the window!

Spectrum Noir Colors:

  • Box: TN7, TN5, TN3
  • Dog: BG8, BG6, BG4, IG2, IG1
  • Cat: GB7, GB4, GB2
  • Guinea Pig: TN9, TN6, TN4, TN2

Don’t forget to leave a comment below!  After you enter the blog hop, hop on over to my YT channel to check out the process video here.

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You can find the new release products on the YNS site by clicking YNS Shop.

BLOG HOP DETAILS:

  • Prize: $25 YNS Gift Certificate
  • How to enter: Click HERE and visit all the wonderful the blogs.  Leave a comment.  The more you comment, the greater odds you have to win.  You do not have to comment on every blog to be qualified to win.
  • Winner will be announced on the YNS blog June 15th.

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Thanks for stopping by!

– Alicia