STAMPlorations Mini Release and Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Friday, March 18, 2016


Well, it's double the fun today!  We are celebrating a mini-release of two new STAMPlorations stamp sets and it's also time for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Thanks to the amazing Amy Tsuruta and the rest of the team for this fabulous quarterly hop!
Shery Russ and Becca Cruger have designed two new STAMPlorations coffee/tea related stamp sets just in time for the hop:

                                                            Always Tea Time


                                                            Bunnies 'n Beans


I'm a tea girl when I'm not just drinking water (my preferred beverage) so I couldn't wait to make a spring card with the Always Tea Time Set.

The background has been heavily sponged with some Distress Inks.  Then I misted my Shower of Flutters stencil with water and placed it on the card.  This technique, called ghosting, does a lovely job of lifting some of the ink.  Next the sentiment and lovely tea cup were stamped in Archival Ink and heat set.  Then, I placed my Flutters and Splatters LARGE stencil on my card and added some gold mica paste.  And just because I seem to be on a "gold" kick these days I added some splatters of gold Color Shine.  A smattering of sequins completes the card.

Check out all the lovely inspiration on the STAMPlorations blog and don't forget to comment on all our posts for a chance to win.  Comments close on March 25 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.  As an added bonus  Shery has a 15% off coupon code for everything in the store including these new stamps.  The coupon code is good up until March 25...SPRINGCLBH

Back soon with more my sweet friends...




76 comments

  1. Great colors🌈so beautiful card

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  2. Love the fun background colors and glittering butterflies:)

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  3. Delightful. Those colors just sing spring!

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  4. Gorgeous background - and I love the glittery touches!

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  5. OOH, I love your background. This is such a fun, bright and cheery card!

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  6. Wow, your card is gorgeous and very Spring time. Love it!

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  7. Beautiful card, Lee-Anne, love your water color background and that cup! Enjoy your Friday and Happy Hopping!

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  8. LOVE! Talk about springy fantasticness!!! Those bright colors are perfect!! And I love the little bits and bob of gold flecked throughout.

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  9. Wow...the most gorgeous card. Loving the colours and the background technique, thank you for the inspiration x

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  10. Such yummy background! Such wonderful colors!

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  11. This is a lovely spring card!
    I love the colors of that background!

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  12. Such a fabulous card. Love that beautiful background and the fun touches of gold.

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  13. Love the colors you used on your watercoloring background, very pretty.

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  14. SO pretty!!! I love, love, love the touch of gold on this richly colored design! Just gorgeous! So happy you could play along in the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop! :)

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  15. Oh pretty! Great
    watercoloring and
    love the touches
    of gold.
    Carla from Utah

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  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Lee-Anne! I love how you did that background! Those golden butterflies and splatters make your card so artsy elegant!

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  17. Tea, watercoloring and gold...pure perfection!

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  18. Beautiful background. Love the gold glitter butterflies. TFS

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  19. Absolutely fabulous and happy card.

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  20. Love the teacup and your blingy butterflies. Hugz

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  21. So lovely! Love those new cups!! Your colors are fab, but it's the gold butterflies that make this outstanding!!

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  22. Lovely card and such a pretty background.

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  23. Gorgeous stamp, colors, and watercolors! Love the gold butterflies too!

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  24. Beautiful card...love your sweet tea cup.

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  25. What a faboulous card. Love the background!

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  26. Such a pretty background on your chic coffee card!

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  27. Oh, what a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration :)

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  28. Love the colorful background. The tea cup is fabulous.

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  29. Lee Anne what a fabulous background for the cups, love the vibrant colors, beautiful.

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  30. So beautiful! I made a similar background with my distress inks recently and just keep wondering what to do with it... thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Gorgeous Lee-Anne. Love the background, those colours are just beautiful and the water colour effect really steals the show. The glittery butterflies such a stunning addition. happy weekend :)

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  32. Love the background watercolor. That teacup stamp is fabulous!

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  33. Gorgeous card! LOVE the background, thanks for sharing

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  34. Love the contrast of the dainty teacup against the bold colors! And the gold butterflies are a stunning touch!

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  35. A tea lover. YES! Beautiful. Love the watercolors. Thanks for the discount code.

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  36. Lovely inking, GOLD..bestill my heart, flutter flutter love the golden butterflies too!!!
    Wonderful creative card Lee-Anne!

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  37. LOVE the ghosting technique, one new to me which I will have to try! Your colours and splattering of gold are divine. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Bev x

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  38. another gorgeous card. Love the pops of sparkle! :)

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  39. Such sheer gorgeousness! Love the colors and the gold glitter!

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  40. Love the BG on this it's stunning with the gold touches

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  41. Pretty 'china' tea cup on that wonderful watercolor background

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  42. Great card I love all the elements and the new stamp set.

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  43. Awesome color combo on your pretty card!

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  44. Beautiful card! Love the bright colors and ghosting. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Lovely card, especially the background.

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  46. GORGEOUS card Lee-Anne!!!
    LOVE your SWEET sentiment and BEAUTIFUL teacup, LOVE your inky background and touch of gold too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS :)

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  47. Such Pretty colors....and great sentiment!

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  48. Very,very pretty! The colors are gorgeous!

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  49. THAT BACKGROUND~~~> ROCKSSSS!! Such a pretty card!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  50. Such a pretty card! Love the colors!

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  51. I love the beautiful blend of colors in your spring card!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  52. Gorgeous card!! Love the gold butterflies!!

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  53. Love your beautiful butterflies. Thanks for sharing your sweet card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker {at GMAIL dot com}

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  54. Awesome background and I love the sparkle!

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  55. Wowzers, this watercolored concoction is gorgeous! Love Stamplorations!

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  56. This is one sweet card with beautiful colors and cup.

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  57. I just love the card that you created for the Coffee Lovers Hop (Spring). Be sure to visit our blog and pick up your Free Brentwood Owl Digital Stamp! ( http://goo.gl/Hq0MAS ) Have a great day! - Jessica Lynn

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  58. That background with the distress inks is gorgeous! Awesome card! I just became your newest follower and would be delighted if you returned the favor! My blog is http://carriescustomcards.blogspot.com

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  59. Wow! Amazing cards! Love the gold butterflies and lovely background.

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  60. Love, love,love that background!

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  61. Pretty teacup and beautiful background!

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  62. Oh, this is pretty! Love the colors!

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  63. I love the bckground you made and the butterfly so adorable in gold
    clever combo and I am not drinking coffee too also we are the same we love tea
    which sort do you like?
    my card is the last one #714 would be so happy if you like to visiting my one too :)
    and I would like to invite you to our (I and Lilian) new challenge blog it is here
    http://creativewithstampschallenge.blogspot.de/
    Happy Monday
    Hugs,
    Monika

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