Sunday, December 13, 2015

Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Day Three: Happy National Cocoa Day!





We're up to Day Three of the Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Today's a special day:

December 13th:  National Cocoa Day!!!

We've always welcomed our Cocoa lovin' friends to the hop but how fun to have a special day for them!  You'll want to pop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog because there's a special post in honor of today which includes are December Guesties.  I played along too and made a special hoop for today:

cardstock:  recollections/110/white, dcwv red, starbucks coffee sleeve  paper:  the girls paperie  stamps:  mft hug in a mug  ink:  ranger archival black, distress ink tea dye, fresh ink birch  other:  mft hot cocoa cups, stampin' up felt holly, embroidery hoop, memory box stitched circles

The LLD Hug In A Mug and Coordinating Hot Cocoa Cups Die-Namics are super fun to work with.  We have My Favorite Things as a Super Sponsor, the prizes are courtesy of Laina Lamb Designs!

I stamped my hot chocolate background with Impress Fresh Ink Birch.  I knew that I wanted my mug to be red to be the star of the show.  I've been hoarding some Stampin' Up felties and thought the holly leaves/berries would be perfect to top off my mug.  Do you see the hot chocolate?  It is from an upcycled Starbucks sleeve.  

Oh, by the way, I googled:  what's the difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate?


You'll want to pop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog because all three of us used the same stamps and die-namics.  Fun to see how our projects look so different using the same supplies.

Before you go, I do have a bit of blog candy in honor of today!  Commenting is open until December 18th, winner will be added to Sunday, December 20th's post.


I have a couple packages of Hot Cocoa and Hot Chocolate along with a Starbucks Gift card!

In honor of National Cocoa Day, there are several FLASH Sponsor prizes being given away today...visit today's post over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for more deets!

64 comments:

  1. A-DOR-ABLE Card! I knew your cocoa looked different....was determined to read all the details lol....Starbucks sleeve ;-). Love the felt & of course the red mug.,.SUPER SMILES

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  2. Oh, Amy, this is so cute! I immediately saw the cocoa and wondered if it was corrugated cardboard...I love that it is an up cycled Starbucks sleeve! Love that red bug and the pretty holly leaves. Great job! Happy National Cocoa Day!

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  3. OMG!!!!!!!! I am IN LOVE with this!! LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

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  4. Very pretty hoop art...great job. Love the holly and berries.

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  5. Beautiful card, love so much the colors!!

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  6. LOVE your little felt Holly! Maybe I'll get my felt out today... Happy Cocoa Day!

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  7. OMG,this is absolutely such an adorable card! Happy Cocoa Day!

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  8. I absolutely LOVE this hoop art Amy and you have thoroughly inspired me to die cut some coffee mugs out of felt. Thank you for all the hard work you have put into this hop...I'm loving it.

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  9. Amy, your red cocoa mug is awesome ~ beautiful felt decor on the hoop!
    Love the Starbucks sleeve and marshmallows idea too :-)

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  10. Cocoa in a hoop, love the idea and what you made in it.
    In the good old days I used these hoops for embroidery....mmmm....!

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  11. Amy, I loooove your hoop! It's adorablee, the chocolate looks so real, your textures are always amazing. It would look really cute displayed on a side table placed on one of those picture/plate holders. I'm huge hot cocoa / hot chocolate fan either way you slice it, lol. Even though it's like 70 degrees here today I'm still going to make a trip to Starbucks and savor a cup. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

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  12. Great idea! I love this festive holiday hoop!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Michele

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  13. Clever you with the cocoa!!! And fun info! I love it!

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  14. That is THEE cutest embroidery hoop project, evah!! Love the upcycled sleeve and those felties!! LOVE.LOVE.LOVE!!!

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  15. Love, love, love your hoop! The felt holly is such a nice touch on your gorgeous cup. Thanks for the clarification of hot cocoa vs. hot chocolate - had no idea - I always thought they were the same thing! You have a lovely giveaway too - count me in! Happy National Cocoa Day!

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  16. Cute project. Using small hoops you could make tree ornaments. That would be cool. TFS

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  17. Super cute! Thanks for sharing the difference between Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa!

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  18. So cute with the marshmallows and pretty felt holly! Love the hoop!

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  19. Amy, this is beyond gorgeous! Love the embroidery hoop, the felt is to die for, and the corrugation is perfect!

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  20. OMG!!!!! LOVe this!!! sooo cute!!!

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  21. You work magic with hoops, Amy! Love it!
    Hugs~c

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  22. What a wonderful project today! And goodness that Ghiradelli Hot Chocolate looks good!! ~ Tricia

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  23. Love the embroidery hoop idea! Such a gorgeous make. And thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  24. You are the queen of hoops! I love the little cocoa cup!

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  25. such a fun loom.. I love that die you used..

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  26. This is just a lovely card, love that hoop and your hot chocolate chocolate!

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  27. Super cute and perfect for National Cocoa Day!

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  28. I've seen so many FABULOUS coffee projects on this journey. What a lot of talented artists. Your cards have all been lovely, Amy. Thanks for all you did to make this happen. I'm having so much fun and getting SO inspired along the way.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  29. SUch a super cute hoop! LOVE it.. :)
    Suchi xx

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  30. You know I love your hoops, Amy, this one is fabulous. As for the hot chocolate, I am going to have to find some of that! Happy third day!

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  31. What a fantastic hoop! I love this Amy! :-)

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  32. Super cute hoop and besides who doesn't love a cup of hot coco?!! I know I sure I love it!!

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  33. LOVE this, Amy, the coffee cup is DARLING in that hoop!!!

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  34. This is darling Amy~I love that background! Thanks for the info too~I had no idea there was a diff

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  35. OMG! This is so Pretty!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  36. Wonderful and lovely project, Amy !

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  37. Such a cute project! I didn't realize there was a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate - the more you know!

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  38. I saw this on FB and just loved it. It looks GREAT! :)

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  39. Thanks for the trivia as I didn't know there was a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate! Think I'll have a cup of each to see for myself ... lol Awesome project using a hoop today (I have some old hoops I should use, too).

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  40. Such a fun project, Amy! Love all the textures and dash of holly!

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  41. So fun! I love that birch colored background and of course am always excited to see a Starbucks sleeve up cycled! Fab use of your felties!

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  42. Yum! Such a sweet project Miss Amy. Love everything about this hoop, especially the felt holly and the little marshmallows. Such a fun hop; it's been a blast working my way through all the creations posted. You're an angel for doing this. Seriously. Fly In is only a few seasons away now... Bev

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  43. Hoop-hoop-hooray! Love the marshmallows and the use of felt and the INSPIRED corrugated hot cocoa on your cool hoop!! Thanks for the chance for some yummy cocoa!

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  44. Amy, this is just adorable in the little embroidery hoop! Love it!

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  45. Happy National Cocoa Day!Wow! Beautiful project!!!!

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  46. Love the mug set in the embroidery ring and the felt accents!

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  47. ooooh. i love that cup of cocoa! so awesome and fun- the whole thing! :)

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  48. Amy, this is beautiful!! Love!

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  49. I LOVE THISSS!!!!!! Just sayin. That hoop is fabulous! So glad you identified those differences because I totally would prefer "Hot Chocolate"! Love you girl.

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  50. Amy.... i love mini hoop! Your project is absolutely amazing! Just amazing :)

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  51. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!
    AWESOME job Amy!

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  52. Love the hoop art and YUM...Who doesn't LOVE Ghirardelli and Starbucks! :)

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  53. Love this hoop! I need to give this a try!

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  54. Oh, this is so sweet Amy. Love the idea of using an embroidery hoop to frame your piece. Amazing!

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Cheers,
~amy~