Friday, March 24, 2017

Confidence Comes From Experiences - Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

I am so excited for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! These hops are amazingly fun and if you have time, hop along with us. And, check out as many or all of the blog posts that you can as there are fantastic and beautiful and creative projects all through the week!

My first post is a bit on the wintery side as Spring in Kansas is every temperature imaginable. This week was hot, cold and pleasant and that was just in the first 4 days. We'll see what next week brings. :)
I'm kicking off the blog hop week with Unity. I ADORE this coffee (or any hot beverage) drinking girl. I used her to make some calendars for a swap I was in. Every Tuesday, a group of local stampers get together for potluck and stamping. We always eat. We sometimes stamp. lol. But, we listen to each other and laugh and cry and share and it's just wonderful to have a group of wonderful people who share a love of crafting. We had our Christmas party this week (it's hard to work it in during the holidays...) and we swapped cards and made fantastic food. I made calendar cards for these fabulous girls. We swapped gifts and recipe cards too. So fun!
So, when I swap, I like to assembly line the process to make it a bit easier. Here's the process on the hair.

I put the lightest color first, add the medium shade, add the darkest highlights, then blend it together with the lightest color again. (lather, rinse, repeat...lol). I love watching the hair take shape as the highlights and lowlights are added in.
I assembly line the rest too. I cut all the pinked circles, stamped all the sentiments, cut and assembled the bases and cut the rectangles for the calendar base. 
And, when you're finished assembling, you have a pile of wonderful calendars for your wonderful friends.
So, that's my first project of the hop and hope you enjoyed it. Leave a comment and I'll draw the name of one lucky commenter to win a calendar of their own at the end of the hop. 

Unity stamps: Dream of Being and Autumn
Calendars: Taylored Expressions

Have a wonderfully creative day!! 

26 comments:

  1. This is really pretty! I love the way you colored the hair! Nice sentiment too!

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  2. What a lovely coffee drinking image and so wonderfully colored! Great idea for the calendar gift - love that sentiment too!

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  3. This is FABULOUS!! I'm a coffee lover, too. Thanks for sharing your talents.

    For another fun challenge, you're welcome to join us at Word Art Wednesday (our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp). We'd love to have you. www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  4. Crafty friends are the best, aren't they. How fun!
    Love your calendars, what a great swap project.

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  5. Love these calendars! I would love one :)

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  6. What a wonderful gift!! And you gotta love the Angie girls.

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  7. Love the idea of this beautiful Calendar, love the beautiful colored image!

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  8. So good to see you posting again! These are amazing - love them!

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  9. Such a great little gift for a swap

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  10. Lovely calendars. I have this stamp and still need to use it. Ha!

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  11. Great idea for your calendar and coffee every day of the year.

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  12. That's a beautiful image and you've colored it beautifully!

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  13. Fabulous project Seleise! I love it :)

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  14. What a great project. Love how you colored the image and decorated your calendar. LOVE it! Thanks for the inspration.

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  15. She's beautifully colored and these are spectacular!!

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  16. oh wooowww great coloring her hair and your calendar page is awesome
    lovely creation and so creative too
    I would be soooo happy if you like to visiting my Blog back I made 3 coffee card :)
    hugs
    Monika

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  17. This is beautiful. Your Copic coloring is FAB!

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