Friday, April 17, 2020

Spread Joy, Not Germs! It's A Blog Hop!


My hope for you today: That you can forget about everything worrisome, scary, sad, hard, and crazy, and fill your tank with color, inspiration, creativity, and JOY! That's why my blog is called Joy in a JAR. My intials are JAR and this is my little haven of joy - papercrafting! 

What a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this blog hop. Thank you to Catherine Pooler Designs and The Hedgehog Hollow for the organization and work that has gone into this hop! It's going to be AMAZING. 

If you are here from CRYSTAL KOMARA's blog, you are in the right place. If you get lost, the full hop list is at Catherine Pooler Designs and The Hedgehog Hollow (links above). If you started here, keep going around! There are sooooo many prizes to be had and just spectacular projects to see. Read on to find out about my giveaway, and how you can be eligible to win one of the sponsor prizes!


I am sharing a joyful coffee card from Brutus Monroe's Cozy Coffee stamp set. I started by making a watercolor background with Frayed Burlap and Weathered Wood DOX ink.


My images are stamped with Raven ink and colored using Copic markers. I LOVE this ink for coloring. It's dark, clean, and doesn't smear. I added some fun embellishments from my stash to accessorize my cup.



We have 31 Sponsors!! Prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blogs and all the comments. Leave as many comments on as many blogs as you can! Some of the companies are offering discounts and freebies, so keep hopping!  
Deadline to enter is April 24 for prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on Catherine and Alexandra's blogs.  Remember to leave a comment to be entered in the prize drawings! Brutus Monroe is giving away a $50 Gift Certificate!

My GIVEAWAY -- I am giving away a jar of Rainbow Sparkle Embossing Powder from Brutus Monroe! Random drawing from all comments.


Next up is the super talented Amber Trubiak! I know you will LOVE what she has in store for you. Happy Hopping!


202 comments:

  1. Great background and lovely coloring of the cute image. Love the sentiment.
    xxx Margreet

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  2. I love this card--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

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  3. This is such a fun card. I love the color combo. The coffee cup is so cute with the pink heart. Fabulous card!

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  4. Great design love everything coffee thank you for sharing

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  5. That background is seriously to die for. I need to remember that with my oxide inks in the future!! Thank you so very much for sharing!

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  6. So fabulous Judy! Love your fantastic creation hun, the felt is a fabulous finish! Sending big hugs, Wends xoxo

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  7. Love the inky latte look of the background, and the sentiment is perfect for this wonderful card!

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  8. Thank you for making a coffee card - one of my favorite cards! Your's is lovely https://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a cute fun card!! Love the coffee theme and the sweet hearts!!

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  10. Been doing a lot of coffee and been having fun making coffee cards as well. This is so cute and love the added dies.

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  11. Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

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  12. Love your unique background! Such a cute card.
    Stay Healthy!

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  13. What a fab card Judy, I love the coffee background. It's great to see you here as part of the hop. Stay safe! Hugs xx

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  14. Hello my friend! :) I adore your card so much! One because I love coffee of course, but secondly, this is one of my fave BRM stamp sets! Brilliant background and I'm smiling as I sip my coffee in late morning!! LOL!! TFS!

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  15. Thanks for the chance at the embossing powder! I absolutely love your card. That background is so perfect.

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  16. A wonderful card... I know what I need now, after so much comments... it is a coffee... You got me the idea. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    Hugs
    Ute
    DT Whimsy Stamps

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  17. Love that coffee stained background behind the stamp ..thanks for the inspiration and hop, hugs Blankina

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  18. This hop is helping to take our minds off of all the crazy going on! Thank you for being a part of it. Your card is beautiful!!

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  19. Oh my gosh, the emoji loving the giraffe is adorable! I loved your card and your site decor. Thanks for the smiles, opportunity and please stay well!

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  20. Fantastic card! Love the felt embellishments! I forget to do that and these were the perfect accent!

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  21. Yes! Joy has been passed on. Thank you for the card.

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  22. I love your card especially the blending on your background. So fun and definitely brought joy to my day!

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  23. Gorgeous card! I love the colors. Of course anything related to coffee makes me happy. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Great card! The ink blending is amazing!! Thanks for sharing

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  25. Love your card! Great ink blending and well, you just can't go wrong when coffee is involved!

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  26. Love this!!! Such awesome texture and so cute!

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  27. So cute! I love your use of die cuts.

    Cheryl
    http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

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  28. Great idea! I love this hop! Take care and stay safe!

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  29. Thank you for the inspiration, especially during this difficult time. A nice pick me up.

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  30. Such a cute cards. I love al the little die cuts and layering that make this card super special

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  31. Love your amazing background and card! Thanks for the chance to win the Embossing Powder too! I love the Brutus Monroe powders and their awesome textures. Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

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  32. Thanks for sharing your technique for the background.

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  33. Very fun cute inspiring card and definitely brightens my day.

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  34. Jessi Brown- Such a beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

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  35. Makes me want some coffeehouse coffee! I love that embossing powder!

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  36. I'm a sucker for coffee cards, and I LOVE yours! Thank you for sharing!

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  37. You seem like a really nice person and have wonderful style to boot! Thanks for your nice words!!!

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  38. Great card. I love the layering on it. thank you

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  39. The quarantine has allowed me time to craft again. Just got out my embossed and am LOVING it! The sparkly powder looks soooooo cool!

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  40. Where have I been? I did not know that Brutus Monroe had stamps and had better get investigating. I have never tried their products and think I've been missing something my craft room may need. Love the card and all the embellishments (die cuts) you used.

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  41. Love this wonderful coffee-themed design, Judy!! What a sensational card!!

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  42. Fabulous background for a coffee card! Love it.....you are my first stop!

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  43. I love coffee themed cards and this is a great one! Thanks for sharing joy!

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  44. Cute card! Coffee & Wine - two of my favorite drinks! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Coffee and wine - what's not to love - cute card.

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  46. Your background is absolutely amazing and just perfect!

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  47. Hi I love all elements of your card, from the lovely subtle colours to the little touches you notice when you look closer. xx

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  48. Darling card! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!

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  49. I don’t drink coffee but your card is so cute I will just imagine that my cup of joy will be some hot cocoa
    it really is a fun card to share

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  50. I am obsessed with coffee stamps and coffee, that card would totally bring me joy. Love that Brutus Monroe sparkle embossing powder too

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  51. Never can have too many coffee sets.......really cute TFS

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  52. Cool background. Not a coffee drinker, but I like your card!

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  53. Judy, I just love this card! The texture of the "foam" is amazing!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully

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  54. The card is beautiful - love that stamp set - but that background is Amazing!!! Brutus Monroe embossing powders are a joy to work with and I can't wait to try out the rainbow. Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Coffee definitely spreads JOY! Great card and background! Thanks for your extra chance at a prize!

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  56. This card is amazing. How can you go wrong with a coffee card?

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  57. Oooo, love, love, love that adorable coffee cup! And that tiny doily behind it?! *LOVE!* :)

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  58. I love this card...my husband is a barista!

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  59. Hi Judy :) This card is 100% sweetness!!! Color palette, composition, embellishments....delightful! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  60. Thanks! I love your use of embellishments!

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  61. What a pretty card, the background is gorgeous.

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  62. Thank you for joining in on the blog hop, and for sharing the joy with all of us!

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  63. I love the colors that you've used and the doily looks so so beautiful like a coaster.. You are too good with the layouts ❤️❤️

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  64. Love your ideas for the coffee stamps, very cute. Thank you for sharing!

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  65. What a fun card! Love the background - it reminds me of coffee!

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  66. I don't get the love of coffee thing, but I absolutely appreciate the detail in your card! TFS! Stay healthy!

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  67. Love this card! Your design came out great! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  68. "An extra shot of joy" is a great sentiment for your cute card. Lovely embellishing.

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  69. Love your JOYful card. I have been drinking more coffee since I'm home every morning.

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  70. Judy, what a pretty card. I was drawn immediately to that fabulous background. Great job.Thanks for sharing with the Spread Joy Not Germs bloghop. Blessings.

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  71. Love that clever sentiment with your coffee cup card!!

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  72. LOVE your coffee cup card, almost as much as I love my coffee!

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  73. What a great way to warm someones heart...a warm cup of coffee/cocoa!!! Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

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  74. I love the little felt hearts added to your card! Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Love your card! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  76. Your card using Brutus Monroe Cozy Coffee is adorable. I am a coffeeholic and many of my friends are as well. Thank you for making me smile and sharing your inspiring card. Stay safe.

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  77. Very nice work. Thank you for participating in the hop and sharing your creations

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  78. This is lovely, great design! Really like the background you created!

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  79. Such a creative way to use coffee for encouragement!

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  80. super card - thanks for the awesome giveaway:)

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  81. Pretty! Love the texture and dimension you achieved. Thanks for sharing! XO

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  82. Your card is remarkable! I would never have thought about using coffee for an uplifting card (I'm not a coffee drinker). Thanks for the idea and for sharing!

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  83. lovely card! feel like having a cup of coffee now haha

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  84. The background is so unique! Brings a lot of interest into the card.

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  85. The distress ink watercoloring makes for a perfect background for your card! Ooo, I'd love to win some Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder!

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  86. I never use frayed burlap or weathered wood distress oxides, but I love this look.Great card. Love the uplifting coffee idea. TFS!

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  87. Although I don't do coffee. I love your card<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Keep crafting!

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  88. I love how you came up with your blog name and your card! Thank you for your joy!

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  89. Love your coffee card. Who could resist it? Very cute. well done.

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  90. Pretty layering and colors! Love the details on your coffee card!

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  91. This is wonderful Judy! Makes me want to grab a coffee! Stay safe!

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  92. A great card, Judy! Love it! Stay safe! :)

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  93. Aww, Judy, what a sweet card! I love the coffee stained doily behind your cute cup. Fantastic sentiment too!

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  94. Great card! Thank you for helping to spread joy!

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  95. What a sweet card Judy. I love coffee! That image is awesome. Fun background! Thanks for the inspiration. God bless!

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  96. Love this coffee inspired card. That background is awesome.

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  97. Loving your coffee card. The background is one of gorgeously creamy coffee. Have a wonderful day!

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  98. As a coffee addict, I LOVE your card! I especially like your splotchy background. It looks almost as if it were embossed and then blended.

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  99. Love that watercolor background! Great card.

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  100. Beautiful card! That embossing powder is gorgeous!

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  101. I love your card! Now I need another cup of coffee!! LOL

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  102. Gosh I like your card!!! I am coffee crazy :). Thank you for sharing!!!

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  103. Whoever receives this card will definitely get hat extra shot of joy. It's beautiful! xx

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  104. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! This card is really beautiful!

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  105. The texture of the watercolor background is fantastic! ✨

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  106. Such a wonderful background. I love all the texture. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  107. Cute card. Love that background. My favorite Wow embossing powder is Fairy Tale.

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  108. Great card! Background is amazing, sentiment impressive, and image fantastic.

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  109. I love your coffee like card, we all need to take a break and stop and smell the coffee from time to time hehe Great Card - Megan Flynn Australia - https://meganskaszazzblog.wordpress.com/

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  110. Gorgeous creation, I love the coffee theme! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  111. I really love this card especially the background!

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  112. Wow what a fabulous card and loving that coffee cup and the colors used to create this card.

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  113. Thanks for sharing this very coffeelicious card!

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  114. Love the dimension and background of your wonderful card! Beautifully done!

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  115. Love all that texture. Starbucks is calling my name.

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  116. This card is so cute! And your blog is fabulous!

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  117. That background is amazing!! Your card is wonderful!! I love it!!

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  118. What a fun card. Thank you for sharing it. Please stay safe.

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  119. Fun card, love it! Thanks for sharing on this wonderful blog hop.

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  120. Great card. Love the
    "stain" from the coffee.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  121. Fun card - I love the brown and teal color combination. Thanks for spreading a bit of joy today.

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  122. Love the card, especially the way you did the background.

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  123. Wonderful coffee card!!! I love the background! It really all came together perfectly :) Hugs...Janie

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  124. FABULOUS card!
    LOVE your background and accents layered under the coffee cup ... A FINE BREW :)
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

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  125. Wonderful card! I love the background. It really looks like coffee. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  126. Such a lovely card. I really like the blend of elements and textures you used.

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  127. Hi sweet Judy! What a lovely card! So happy to have visited you. #stayhomestaysafe!

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  128. Such a fun caffeinated card!
    I’m always ready for some coffee!

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  129. Such a beautiful card. Great job. Love all the details.
    Valerija xx

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  130. Love your card!!
    Coffee is an essential item in my house!
    Thanks for a fun hop!

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  131. Fabulous card! Super cool background and wonderful layers and textures.

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  132. Beautiful card. I love the cluster you made with the main image. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

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  134. So nice of a card ! I love using embossing powder !

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  135. I like the background you created for this coffee themed card.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  136. Awesome card Judy and I love the background. So pretty with the coffee cup!

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