Dec 09 2016

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


These hops are always so much fun! We are very excited to once again be a Super Sponsor with a $25 Gift Certificate to shop at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! Click the link above for the details, create and enter your project and you’ll be in the running for dozens upon dozens of prizes!


And we’re offering ANOTHER $25 Gift Certificate for commenting on this post.  All you have to do is tell me how your Christmas celebrations have changed over the years. Our Christmases have quieted down as the years pass.  The kids are grown, some gone, and all of our parents have passed away. So it’s just quieter with less to do. We hold the traditions of church on Christmas Eve (a beautiful candlelight service while singing Silent Night) and dinner in a restaurant on Christmas day. Our restaurant dinners started many years ago when my Mom wasn’t able to cook anymore, but still wanted to provide the Christmas dinner. Even though my parents are gone, we still go out. There’s fewer of us, it’s easy, relaxing and enjoyable.

Now, tell me about your Christmas. All comments received through Friday, December 16 will be eligible. The winner will be announced sometime over that weekend, so check back to see if you won!


Here’s the little Christmas tag I made using a favorite coffee set from JustRite and a new Christmas paper pad from Wild Rose Studio.

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I paper pieced the coffee cup. Hadn’t done that in AGES and it was FUN!!!

Here’s what I used:

Stamps: Coffee House by JustRite

Paper: Birds and Berries by Wild Rose Studio

Shipping Tags – White

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Ribbon: May Arts 3/8″ Metallic Velvet – Black

May Arts Metallic String Ribbon – White

Adhesives: EZ Runner, 3D Foam Squares

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Coffee House by JustRite

Find other coffee themed items here.

Birds & Berries CR 500x500

Birds and Berries by Wild Rose Studio – so GORGEOUS!

Find all items in stock from Wild Rose Studio here (imported from the UK)

Metallic Velvet

May Arts 3/8″ Metallic Velvet – Black used today

This is an absolutely wonderful ribbon for holiday projects – sparkly and festive, soft and pliable!

In stock in 10 colors (not all are shown above), by the yard, full spool or handy sampler package.

And although this is super glittery, it does not “shed” glitter – which is a good thing!

Metallic String SJ CR 500316

May Arts Metallic String Ribbon – White used today

This is such a pretty, yet simple, way to dress up a project!

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


What Else is New?

Our 2016 CHRISTMAS Stamp Simply Clear Stamp Release is here.

Our AUTUMN Stamp Simply Clear Stamp Release is here!

Find ALL Stamp Simply Clear Stamps here

Find the NEW May Arts Variegated Silk Ribbon here – SUPER LOVELY!

 Find all items in stock by Altenew here – including NEW sets

Luxury Pearlescent Metallic Cardstock

Delicata Inks (to coordinate with above papers)

Find all Autumn themed products here.

Find Christmas Dies here – nice reductions!

Find Christmas Embossing Folders by Darice here.

Find all Christmas themed products here – LOTS on sale!

Find more NEW items listed in our store here


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Over 100 sets have sold out already.

We still have over 180 different stamp sets reduced by up to 60%.

Once gone, they’re gone for good!


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45 responses so far

45 Responses to “2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop”

  1. Becca Yahrling says:

    Thanks for being a super sponsor in the Winter CLBH!
    And I just love this beautiful tag and everything
    you used to make it! I think I need the Coffee house set –
    it’s fabulous! And I love Wild Rose Studio papers – I only have on pack so far and I’ve been hoarding it. lol

  2. Verna Angerhofer says:

    Gorgeous tag design. Thanks for being a super sponsor too.

  3. What a fabulous tag. Love the cup on it 🙂 Thank you for being super sponsor!

  4. MariLynn says:

    Thanks for being a super sponsor. I love the paper you used on your tag. So pretty. Christmas with a new grandbaby is a chance to have little ones opening presents. They have so much more joy opening them then we do as adults.

  5. Ellen Smith says:

    Great tag! Love the stamp set..

  6. ~amy~ says:

    How beautiful…love the black cup with the pink sleeve, absolutely wonderful!
    Thanks for being a Super Sponsor!

  7. Shelly says:

    Such a wonderful tag!

  8. 2amscrapper says:

    I love the colors on this card. Our Christmas also has changed–quieter, having “to go” to the grown kids’ houses on a day that fits everyone’s schedule. How generous to give a second prize on your blog. Thanks for sponsoring the Hop!! Helene

  9. Ann says:

    Beautiful tag. Thanks for being a Super Sponsor.

  10. Fiki says:

    its so nice!
    thank you for being sponsor in Winter coffee lovers blog hop!

  11. Arianna Barbara says:

    Adorable tag! Thanks for being a Super Sponsor!!!

  12. Juanita in OH says:

    You never stop giving. Thank you so much for your generosity. My Christmas has changed so much, no, too much. We have the same issue as you, everyone before us is gone. I still LOVE the music on the radio but, it is getting harder to find the type [Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Harry Simeone Chorale etc.]. Since I am not physically capable of doing anything like decorating or cooking it gets me down a little; however, I still LOVE the season. If it weren’t for folks like you giving me my daily fix I don’t know what condition I would be in, lol. THANK YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

  13. Carla vdM says:

    Lovely tag and I really like the colours that you have used.
    Thank you for being a sponsor tooo.

  14. dee Earnshaw says:

    Lovey gift tag. Perfect for the perfect Christmas gift!!!
    My Christmas has changed over the years as my children are now older and not so excited and fascinated with Santa. Still it is a fun family time together for us;)

  15. Teri W. says:

    Such a lovely tag. My parents are gone and the rest of my family is far flung so my Christmas is spent with close friends. They love to entertain and create a lovely, warm and festive environment for their friends. Thanks for being a Super Sponsor.

  16. great set! Thanks for being a Super Sponsor.

  17. Helen F. says:

    Lovely tag design. Pretty pink on black!

  18. Love the tag! Pretty ribbons too 🙂

  19. Echo Noble says:

    Awesome tag! Thanks for being a super sponsor.

  20. Kim Heggins says:

    Stunning tag….just beautiful.

  21. Beautiful beautiful tag! Our holidays have changed because our kids live across the country now. We still celebrate on Christmas day but the real holiday isn’t until January when they both come to visit so… Christmas is in January now… that’s what is different.. thanks so much for being a sponsor!

  22. Mary Samuelson says:

    Firstly thank you for being a sponsor at the CLBH!! now to answer your question. When I was young it seemed all flurries of paper and ribbon super fast, but as I grew it became more family and memories, now that we are grandparents with 2 adorable babies It is still memories, teaching traditions, and I am sure in a few years flurries of paper and ribbons once again!!! Thank you for letting me tell my lil story

  23. Cynthia Daugherty says:

    My holiday has become different these past few of years, as my children have moved out on their own and Mom is not able to cook for thirty people anymore due to her age. Our large family now does all the cooking for Christmas Eve dinner and I prepare a quite Christmas morning breakfast for my small family and Mom and Dad to enjoy.

  24. Katrina says:

    Such a fun tag! Thanks for sharing your cute idea and for sponsoring!

  25. lisa808 says:

    Growing up we always had big family/friends Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations. As so many family members and friends are now gone, the holidays have been scaled back.

  26. Nikki C says:

    Beautiful tag and I totally get about as we get older there is less going on for Christmas ourselves we just relax and watch a couple movies and go for a walk and enjoy the chrismtas lights
    thanks for sharing and being a super sponsor

  27. Sue LD says:

    Very pretty tag.
    My children are all grown but two are married and have children of their own, one is engaged and the other is still single. Our Christmases are quite fun and with all the children and definitely not quiet.

  28. I love the tag!!! Thank you for being a sponsor!

  29. Traci Major says:

    Sharon, I always am inspired by your lovely cards and projects and visit often! Our daughters are grown and both live about an hour away. Our dogs are more an anticipated celebration since we don’t have grandkids…cute bandanas, treats, funny sweaters and photos! And we go out to eat after Christmas Eve services at church. Then we usually drive to our mountain condo the week between Christmas and New Years and my husband and daughters like to ski while I stay indoors and make homemade soups and enjoy the scenery from the window!

  30. I don’t celebrate xmas but what we do that day has changed. I used to spend the day with my hubby, just the two of us watching rented movies as everything on TV is xmas. Now we have 3 kids so the movie choices have changed and I have to cook real food but we still enjoy time alone at home. Maybe this year we will go out to a movie!

  31. Stephanie Jones says:

    Very pretty! I love the background and the colors! Thank you so much for being a sponsor for the blog hop!

  32. Bunny says:

    Very cute tag. Thank you for being a sponsor.

    We eat, play games, watch football, listen to the snorers, eat again and play games again. We love it. Sometimes we cook and sometimes we go to Cracker Barrel.

  33. Celeste Goff says:

    What a stunning tag! Love all of the gorgeous elements you used on it! Thank you for sponsoring our hop!

  34. Mayra says:

    Thank you so much for being a sponsor ! The tag you created is so very beautiful !!

  35. Cynthia O. says:

    Lovely tag. Thanks for being a Super sponsor of the Winter CLBH! The Coffee House set is adorable.

  36. Juliana says:

    Such a cute tag! Thanks for being a sponsor!!!

  37. I LOVE your coffee tag! It’s so fresh and colorful! Thanks for being an awesome super sponsor!
    Holiday Hugs!

  38. D.Ann C says:

    I love all the extra frills on that sentiment on your lovely card! I LOVE Justrite! I have oodles of their stamps… must look through and see if I’ve forgotten I have this one! It’s so easy to lose track!
    Thank you for being a Super Sponsor of the Coffee Lovers Hop!!
    Our family stopped celebrating when I was little and started giving surprise presents all through the year and found they were MUCH more appreciated. Plus takes the obligation stress off and is easier on the budget. I totally enjoy sneaking over to my parents’ house and hiding some surprises for them to find any ol’ day, but even more so if I know they’ve had a hard day/week. It’s so fun to hear the delight in their voices when they call after finding it!

  39. Lynda says:

    Great stamp set…and I LOVE the pattern paper too! Thank you for being a sponsor!!

  40. Tracie Pond says:

    Wonderful tag! Thank you for sponsoring the hop.

  41. Lindarub says:

    Love your use of patterned paper under your coffee cup.

  42. I relish the time together every Christmas for dinner at my house. This year I have a new game- (saran wrapped tightly in a ball) that I cant wait to spring on everyone! Where you take candy and other little things or goodies and wrap tightly every which way in saran- wrapping the best gift first so it will be the last uncovered! They will be some eye flickers-but they will enjoy it.
    Love your tag with the pretty background too!

  43. Ericka Strange says:

    Great tag, love the patterned paper. So pretty

  44. Seleise says:

    What a pretty tag!! Thanks for sponsoring!

  45. KT Fit Kitty says:

    I love your beautiful festive tag! Thank you for sponsoring my favorite blog hop! Our Christmas celebrations have quieted down as well, mainly because my hubby’s parents are now both deceased. His Mom just passed away in June. It’s hard when family are no longer here to share the joy, but we still have fun with those who are around! fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

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