Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



Happy Holidays!!!

Well....here I am....launching myself into the blogosphere.  I hope you like what you see!

First of all, a big thank you to our blog hop hostess with the mostest, Amy Tsuruta!  The blog hop starts with her!


Here is my card:



Inspired by the awesome Nichol Magouirk, this is my attempt at the shaker card!  The main image is Marley Moose from my friend Jen's stamp company, Reverse Confetti who, coincidentally, happens to be one of this blog hop's Super Sponsors!  The original image has Marley holding a present...I simply masked off that part of the stamp and treated Marley to a Venti Caramel Macchiato! 


Here is a detail shot:


The image is colored with Copics.  Background DP is from Carta Bella Bundled Up 6x6 paper pad. It is hard to see but his cup is paper pieced with silver mirrored cardstock as well as the green glitter sleeve.  My favorite part of any card is in the finishing details....LOVE me some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Glossy Accents, Signo white gel pen and those that know me know....my signature embellishment.... glitter!


Now for a little blog candy!  Become a FRIEND and follow me by clicking on the blue box above AND leave a comment below...be sure to include your email/contact info! Winner will be chosen by random drawing at the end of the hop on Sunday, December 14th.


$15 Starbucks gift card




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Lastly, here is a yummy recipe from insidebrucrewlife.com  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/58828338858392534/
Salted Caramel Mocha Latte
Caramel and sea salt add a punch of flavor to a home brewed coffee
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 latte
Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup milk 
  • 2 TBSP caramel ice cream topping + extra
  • 2 TBSP hot chocolate mix (Swiss Miss Dark Hot Chocolate) or substitute with chocolate syrup
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • Cool Whip
  • 1 tsp turbinado sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Mix together the turbinado sugar and sea salt. Set aside.
Heat the milk, 2 Tbsp. caramel, hot chocolate mix, and sea salt until it comes to a boil. Pour into a blender and pulse until frothy. Pour into a cup. Slowly pour the hot coffee into one side of the frothed milk. Top with Cool Whip. Drizzle with extra caramel topping. Sprinkle with the sugar/sea salt mixture. Makes 1 large YUMMY cup.
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Thank you for sharing your minutes with me....see you soon!

Eileen

112 comments:

  1. Oh my! Your moose is drinking my Starbucks drink of choice! :) Love your card and your coloring is Fab! :)

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  2. OMG... Eileen.. This is AMAZING chic!! Love that you made a shaker card and that Moose image is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!! You should be feeling pretty cheeky proud of your first card post!! Looking forward to seeing more from you!!

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    1. Thanks Nazeema....your kind words mean a lot! :)

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  3. there you go again.... oozing talent
    LOVE IT!

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    1. Thank you Obi Wan Kenobi! You taught me bunches! :)

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  4. Awesome start to blog world! Welcome! Fabulous card!

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    1. The follow button isn't working right now…most likely a blogger glitch…I'll come back!

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    2. Hi Rebekah! There does seem to be a glitch with the JOIN THIS SITE blue box link --- try clicking on the small interlocked boxes to the right of the blue box to follow me. Thanks for your kind words :)

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    3. i think I fixed it Rebekah....try again please!!!

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  5. Awesome love it that image is TOO CUTE.

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  6. Super cute card Eileen. Love the sweet Riley image and the fantastic coloring.

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    1. Thanks Monika --- the image is actually Marley Moose from Recerse Confetti. Riley Moose is his friend LOL

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  7. You had me at Carmel! Cute card! So glad you hopped along! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Joyce! Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  8. Love shaker cards! Yours turned out beautifully! That moose is just too cute!

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    1. Thanks Beth! Shaker cards are so much easier to do now that dies have been added to our arsenal of supplies!!!!

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  9. love the shakers, so darn cute ...loving the moose hes adorable

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  10. Super cute card! Love the moose and the shaker part!
    Awesome!
    I tried following your blog but it keeps giving me an error message. Grrr. Will keep trying. :)

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  11. what a fun coffee card!! CUTE!!! love the pop of glitter and fun recipe!!!!

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    1. Congratulations wendipooh13! You are the winner of the Starbucks gift card blog candy! I sent an email to you from your blogger profile info :)

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  12. i tried joining but it wont let me :(

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    1. Thanks wendipooh13! Please try again....try clocking on the 2 small interlocked boxes....hope it works for you :)

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  13. Yummy! Recipe sounds so good. Love your moose!

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    1. Thanks Maura....recipe is good! I tend to be generous with the chocolate syrup lol!

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  14. aww so cute and great coloring. thanks for sharing.

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  15. MMMMM...This recipe sounds so scrumptious!!! Super cute moose - love the scene you've created :)

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    1. Thank you Lori :) I love anything salted caramel!

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  16. Awwww-dorable. Seriously you have a talent for color and patterns! I would never have guessed you just started blogging because your work and blog design are top notch! I followed you so I can help to cheer you on. I just started blogging this year, too, and it's been so awesome "meeting" new friends and keeping myself inspired. :)
    bexcruger at gmail dot com

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    1. Awwww....thank you Becca! So far I think I like blogging! I have already "met" some great people....including you! Thanks for being my cheerleader lol

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  17. Adorable card and It wont let me join the site as it is not working now. TFS mghowell8@msn.com

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  18. Wahooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
    I'm thrilled that you started your blog!!!!! Way to start with a bang, your shaker card is over the top CUTE!
    Delish recipe!
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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    1. Awwww....thank you Amy! Your kind words mean a lot to me! Thanks again for all your hard work putting the hop together. Btw, my adopted stamps have settled well in their new home ;)

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  19. Yummmm!!! Love the card and the adorable moose! Salted caramel latte...YUM, I'll take two, extra hot please!

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    1. Got your order stampingbug lol! Thanks :)

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  20. Very cute card and yummy drink that I plan on trying! XOXOX

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  21. I love EVERYTHING about this card! First of all, the moose image is adorable, and that you've given him a Venti Carmel Macchiato (lol) is even better! Ok, I finally want to try making a shaker card now! Awesome entry Eileen!

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    1. Thanks twin! Thanks also for encouraging me to go ahead and start a blog....looking forward to many more shared ideas with you! I am glad we "met" :)

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  22. Love your shaker card. This is so AWESOME!

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  23. oh this is a cute card! you did a great job! :)

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  24. he's totally cute how you colored him!

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    1. Thanks Lynda! Love my big girl crayons, aka Copics :)

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  25. Well, Nichol is def someone to emulate! Your card is flippin awesome! Adorable moose! Love the colors and the design is perfect. momtojeb at gmail dot com

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    1. Awww...thanks Terri! I am always so inspired by Nichol's cards!

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  26. This is adorable. Love all the little details on your card. I especially love the sparkle along the top of the snow banks.

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    1. Thanks MariLynn.....the best part of any card I make is adding the bling!!!! Glitter makes everything better lol

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  27. Eileen, welcome!! I hope you like what you see too! This is so FUN!! Love it!! And if you have not already, love you to stop by as I have some blog candy on my blog !! WPLUS9....More fresh cuts Stamp Set

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  28. Wow! I have never seen a shaker card where the shaker part is not a focal image but the background! It's super cool!

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  29. So adoarable! He looks warm with his coffee.

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    1. He needs his coffee...he is knee deep in snow! LOL Thanks Anita :)

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  30. A fabulous project, blog candy, AND a yummy-looking recipe...so very glad I stopped by! Became a follower, so I can learn more about you and see more of your great work!
    Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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    1. thanks for following me Debbie...more to come soon!

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  31. First of all, I love the coffee recipe...thank you! And your little moose with a mug is just too stinking adorable!

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  32. Adorable moose card - fabulous coloring! I'm going to give homemade salted caramel topping in mason jars (of course) for holiday gifts.

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  33. WOW! amazing card! i love everything about it and every little detail! :)

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  34. HEHEHE!!! What a cute little guy! Love the snowflake bg and your shading / coloring is amazing!

    Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
    Heather Dennis

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  35. This little moose is adorable! So fun and fresh!

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  36. OH MY GOODNESS, this is simply adorable, love you masking the present! AWESOME coloring ! ! joined your site. TFS, thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy...nance459 at yahoo.com

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  37. Oh yeh, I pretty much LOVE this little guy! So perfect!

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  38. Fabulous shaker card, Eileen, love the center of attention, he's got mine! Love your card! Happy Holidays!

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  39. Oh so fun~ love your Christmas moose, Eileen :-)

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  40. adorable shaker card - so cute and thanks for the recipe too!

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  41. Fabulous card & recipe Eileen - welcome to blogland! Thanks for sharing :)
    I'd love if you stopped by my blog for a chance of some blog candy too http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au

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  42. So cute!! thanks for sharing! New follower!!

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  43. He is super cute. Love your coloring. TFS

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

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  44. Awwwww. Thanks for sharing your CUTE card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker{at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

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  45. oh my gosh - such an adroable card!! aww!!! love that snow on the moose!!! and your coloring - dude!! so cool!! what a cute, cute card!! your attention to detail ROCKS! :)

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    1. Details are my favorite part of my cards Samantha! thanks!

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  46. FIrst, welcome to blogland! Next, super cute shaker card. Love you made the whole card the shaker. I also checked out your tortilla soup recipe. I have a wonderful one but always like to try others.

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  47. Supe cute....alwaus love shaker card and great coloring!

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  48. The card IS really cute. More importantly to me, it has taught me that stamps can be somewhat altered, i.e.: what you did :0)

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    1. thanks likkesugar ---- it is hard for me to think out of the box but am always thrilled when an idea in my head actually translates to paper! lol

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