Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi friends!  It's Julee here and I'm so excited that Verve is a Super Sponsor for the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  It's no secret from the number of sets Verve has related to tea and coffee that this is definitely my kind of hop!
The hop starts today and runs until Friday, March 6th at 11:55 pm pacific. You must link up a newly created spring-y themed coffee, tea &/or cocoa project over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog post in order to be eligible for any of the sponsored prizes. Winners of sponsored prizes will be picked by random draw and announced on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog on Sunday, March 8. Some participants may be offering blog candy to commenters on their individual posts as well, so be sure to check out all the coffee loving goodness!

Click here for the full list of Super Sponsors and Flash Sponsors.

Verve's prize for this hop is something hot off the presses.  So new it's not even in the store yet! I'd hoped to have it here before Valentine's Day but our order got unexpectedly delayed by the manufacturer and is set to arrive next week.

Chaitali has designed another fun set in her one word series (others in the series include the Coffee and Cupcakes sets) and this one is themed around chocolate, complete with a stamp or two for you hot chocolate lovers, but also many sentiments that will pair perfectly with the new coordinating Chocolate Word Die or our Coffee Word Die! The Chocolate set and coordinating word die will release next Friday, March 6.  But we're giving away the soon to be released Chocolate stamp set and Chocolate Word Die as our sponsored prize for the hop!  So go ahead and make a card or two to link up over on the hop linky!


And since I couldn't wait to ink up my sample set, I have a little hot chocolate-y sneak peek using this set and die for you today...


I started by stamping the sweet little cocoa mug in brown sugar ink and then coloring with Copics.  I stamped the melted chocolate border in brown sugar and then embossed the HOT sentiment in white, then hand trimmed a portion to add as a border.  Next I stamped the 'You had me at' sentiment on designer paper and layered my pieces together.  I used the Chocolate Word Die to cut the chocolate word in pool party and brown sugar cardstock, then I offset them for a bit of shadowing and glued the piece down the side of my panel.  The background is embossed with an embossing folder and then sponged with scattered straw and tumbled glass distress inks.  I used the same colors on the wood veneer butterfly and then coated with a healthy dose of glossy glaze and glitter.

Alrighty, the Divas will have more inspiration using this new set for you on March 6!  Our next re-stocking shipment is expected tomorrow and all of our stamps are currently 20% off!


Enabler's List:
Stamps: Chocolate (releasing 3/6 from Verve)
Paper: Dolled Up (MME), baked brown sugar, pool party (SU!), cream
Ink:  baked brown sugar (SU!), Versamark, scattered straw, tumbled glass and broken china distress ink (Ranger), Copic markers
Accessories:  Chocolate Word Die (releasing 3/6 from Verve), embossing folder (Darice), glossy glaze (Ranger), glitter, wood veneer butterfly, embossing powder

97 comments:

  1. Love your adorable Hot Chocolate card! Glad to see that there are also Hot Chocolate Lovers too!!

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    1. PS....I LOVE the new Chocolate stamp set! It is a must have for me when it comes in!!

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  2. What a great card and fantastic prize!!!

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  3. Eeks, what a fab new stamp set and love your card! Love these fun and interchangeable sentiments :) Sweetness and looking forward to adding this to my other Verve Coffee set!

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  4. Yay for the new release...who doesn't LOVE chocolate?! your card is ultra fabulous!
    Thanks for being a Super Sponsor♡

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  5. Beautiful card, I love the spring look!

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  6. Oh my goodness! I love this card Julee. That sentiment and the dripping chocolate.....yummy! As a big time chocoholic I cannot wait for this wonderful set to be available. I don't drink coffee or tea - only hot chocolate and have often been sad to see stamps/dies I love but they are only about coffee. This will definitely fill my chocolate and hot chocolate needs:)

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  7. I love this new stamp set and your fabulous card!

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  8. Well, this new set is just yummy!

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  9. Julee - I'm such a fan! Always gorgeous!

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  10. dripping cocoa, how cool is that!!? love this card. it's awesome!! thanks for being a sponsor! :)

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  11. Love the marshmallows in the cocoa! Thanks for being a sponsor!

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  12. Love it. It makes me feel warm and toasty just looking at it. Thank you for being a sponsor, love your designs.

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  13. Fabulous new release and such a great card! Thanks for sponsoring!

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  14. Julee, I just love the color combo on your card and absolutely adore the new set coming out! Thanks for sponsoring the hop1

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  15. Ha ha. Enablers list- love it! Great card- love the colours! x

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  16. that's just too cute! I like the word dies!

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  17. Oh, my! So looking forward to seeing the new release, now!!

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  18. Julie, this is fantastic. Love the little butteflies.

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  19. OMGosh I loVe your yummy card. Your colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Can't wait for the new release. {you know I'm addicted. lol}
    Thanks for being a generous sponsor.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  20. What a great new set!! Love the fun card you created.

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  21. Oooo, I love it! The die cuts look fab!

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  22. yummy card! thanks for being a sponsor!

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  23. Fabulously DELISH! Stunning card and lovin that stamp set.....my wishlist has just grown some more ;-) Thank you for being a sponsor ♥

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  24. LOVE this card! The wood grain background is the perfect touch!

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  25. Love, love, love it!
    The colors are so rich and that Chocolate
    Word die will be so very useful!!!

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  26. Just awesome, Julee!! I was one of the lucky winners of the Verve set during the Holiday Bloghop... loved using it on my card for this one!!! Want to see? Hope you like it!
    http://icardeveryone.blogspot.com/2015/02/havent-we-all-looked-forward-to-coffee.html
    =]

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  27. Great background. Love how you used the color on the embossed layer. TFS

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  28. Cute! Who doesn't want to be dripping in chocolate...and coffee?! Thanks so much for being a sponsor!

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  29. Gorgeous card, Julee, love the colors and the embossed background! Thanks for being a sponsor of this event! Have a wonderful and blessed Friday!

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  30. This card is so pretty and yummy!! The color combo is amazing together.

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  31. Perfect card... perfect!
    signed...
    an addicted hot cocoa drinker, he he he

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  32. Fun! What a cool idea for a set and I have to say, you had me at mini eggs...yum!

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  33. Eeeeek! Your card is beautiful!! Love that new stamp set!

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  34. Oh,WOW! FAB card! I have that embossing floder, so bookmarked this with a note to try that color combo as I LOVE IT! Thx!! That new set is now on my ever growing wishlist... FAB!

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  35. What a fabulous stamp set and adorable card!

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  36. OMG, this card is beyond amazing!!! I think I need this set!

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  37. Yummy card and l like the butterfly background too.

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  38. What an awesome card!!!! And I love the stamp set also....it is going right on my wish list.

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  39. I love that drippy yummy hot chocolate on your card! Thanks for being a sponsor for the hop!

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  40. What a yummy card! I love the chocolate drips on the image! So enticing!

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  41. I don't like hot chocolate, but I love your card!

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  42. LOVE your card...the colors are awesome! Thank you for your sponsorship of the hop!

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  43. Oooo . . . gorgeous card and an awesome new stamp set. You had me at "Chocolate" (wink) but hot chocolate is definitely my hot drink of choice.

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  44. Mmm chocolate! Your card is so sweet! and I love that border!

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  45. Oh fabulous and thank you so much for the sneak peek!

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  46. fabulous!! love the colors in the card... very nice..

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  47. Amazing card! Your new stamp set looks fantastic; can't wait to put it in my basket! Love the chocolaty drips - clever idea!! Thanks for the chance! Bev

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  48. Beautiful card as always. So nice to see some new candy for us all to buy lol. Great drippy banner and I love the die. The colours in you card remind me of the little chocolate eggs you buy around now.
    Sue

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  49. Like hot choc & your creation has wonderful dimension.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  50. Gorgeous! <3 Just gorgeous!! Thank you so much for being a sponsor!!! <3

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  51. Beautiful card::: lovely colors

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  52. Oh my goodness, way cute!!! I love hot chocolate. I can't wait to see more of this set next week!

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  53. What a fab new stamp set..LOVE your card, Julee!

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  54. how darn cute! Love your chocolate release and the card is adorable! Thank you for sponsoring the hop!

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  55. The card looks great. Love the stamping, coloring and embossing. Well done.

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  56. Darling card. Glad it was something besides coffee. I don't drink coffee but do drink hot chocolate. thanks for the idea. The marshmellows are a fun addition

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  57. This is awesome! I love the sentiment! Beautiful inking of the embossing! Thank you for sponsoring the hop!

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  58. Beautiful creation and wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  59. Great new set you have coming out! Fun card..love it! Thanks for sharing and sponsoring!

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  60. This is so sweet – literally! I adore that sign especially the way you die cut the word on the side. Thank you so much for being a super sponsor and helping to make this hop so much fun for the restof us.

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  61. very cute! I love the embossing on the background

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  62. Gorgeous card, Love how you inked the embossing background--stunning. Thanks for sponsoring the hop.

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  63. Awesome creation! Love it! Hugs Deb

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  64. Love your hot chocolate treat.It really is an outstanding card and so so yummy.Thanks for your inspiration.

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  65. ACK! Love that set! SO many fun elements!!!

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  66. This set is just to yummy...so is your card! Love it!

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  67. love that cute creation, so warm and beautiful! love all the layers and textures in it! Thanks for being a sponsor!

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  68. Wow such a yummy set love it. Thanks for being a sponsor.

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  69. You know I'm a fan of your work, Julee! What a gorgeous creation and I love that new stamp set! Thanks so much for being a sponsor!

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  70. I love your card and I love hot chocolate too.

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  71. Love the dripping cocoa. Inspiring!

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  72. Oh wow! Amazingly beautiful!

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  73. Melted chocolate border and die cut! I love it, love how you made this project! Thanks for sponsoring!

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  74. This is so funny. I love the sentiment and the beautiful die.

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  75. Gorgeous card Julee. Hot chocolate!

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  76. Beautiful card! I love that new chocolate set, too. Hard to go wrong with dripping chocolate! ;)

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  77. What a beautiful card, adore the background! :)

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  78. GORGEOUS card! Love the design, colors, background... everything! :-D

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  79. What a fabulously creative card. Love that "had me at Hot!" sentiment.
    Thanks so much for sponsoring this hop!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  80. This is such a great card, and I love the new stamp set, too!

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  81. Sweet card Julee! Love these sets with the word die! So fun!!!!!

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  82. Ok, adorable card and stamp set--this would get a lot of use at my house! :)

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  83. I have been buying Verve stamps for years - you guys have the best sentiments and this set is no exception :)

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  84. Oh what a delicious card! The stamps look fun too.

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  85. This is super Julee I always just love your cards. Must be those awesome stamps you create with.
    Thank you for your inspiration!!! I am lovin’ the coffee lovers Blog Hop.
    Have a blessed day DIANA L.

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  86. Your card is adorable! thanks for sponsoring

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