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:

Anonymous said...

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

Judy1223 said...

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!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

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

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

PS ... pinning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angeline Choo said...

Beautifully made Amy !!! Love it

Suzanne Reynolds said...

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

Doudou said...

Beautiful card, love so much the colors!!

Lisa said...

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

Hetty said...

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

SugarGem said...

Super cute!

Sandi said...

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.

wendy said...

so sweet !

Helen F. said...

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

CarlavdM said...

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....!

Lisaerica said...

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.

Michele K. Henderson said...

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

KellyJean said...

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

donna mikasa said...

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

Lesley said...

Wonderful!

KT Fit Kitty said...

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!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

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

Indy's Designs said...

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

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!

Julia Aston said...

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

Twenty Five Smiles said...

So adorable and festive! Love it!

Celeste Goff said...

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

wendipooh13 said...

OMG!!!!! LOVe this!!! sooo cute!!!

cm said...

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

Tricia T said...

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

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome project!

SewPaperPaint said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

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

Annette Allen said...

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

Mary said...

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

Unknown said...

Super cute and perfect for National Cocoa Day!

Karen Letchworth said...

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

Suchi said...

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

Sylvia said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Sabrina said...

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

Diane Jaquay said...

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

Marlena M. said...

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

Migdalia said...

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

Imke said...

Wonderful and lovely project, Amy !

Yuki said...

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

Mandy LaCroix said...

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

Becca Yahrling said...

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).

Jinny Newlin said...

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

jen said...

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!

Kristie Goulet said...

So adorable! LOVE this!!!

Happy Dance said...

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

D.Ann C said...

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!

Maura said...

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

Arianna Barbara said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

VanessaB said...

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

Shelly said...

Amy, this is beautiful!! Love!

Waving My Wand said...

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.

Helen Gullett said...

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

jessica said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!
AWESOME job Amy!

StampingbugKerry said...

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

Amy C. said...

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

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE this one, it is MY FAVE!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

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