Friday, June 26, 2015

Lawnscaping Coffee Blog Hop

Aloha and welcome to 


I'm super ecstatic to be a part of this hop especially because
when you get LAWN FAWN and COFFEE together
you're bound to make some awesome things!

As a nurse I'm always needing encouragement cards
and little gifts for my patients and their families.
It's never easy being sick or taking care of someone that is,
so my hope is to bring just a tiny bit of sunshine and 
hopefully a smile or two.

Today's card...


I'm totally in love with Lawn Fawn's latest release
(I know I've said this before...but it's true!)
I used a bunch of Lawn Fawn sets and their matching dies:
Critters in the Jungle, Love You A Latte, Bake Me a Cake and Milo's ABCs.
I created the scene with the Stitched Oval Stackables die and
Puffy Cloud Borders to create the sky and ground.
The images were stamped, colored with copics and die cut.
Of course it wouldn't be a coffee themed card without a monkey carrying a mug
with a whipped topping (from the Bake Me A Cake set) and some 
coffee beans stamped in the background.

Sometimes I want to just give a little gift because occassionally 
words don't seem enough...


I thought of putting a simple coffee ice cream recipe inside.
The Lawn Fawn Milk Carton die is so fun to dress up and
the Treat Yourself stamp set I turned into coffee to match the theme.
I added the bow on top for some cuteness by punching two holes 
and threading the ribbon through to close the carton!

Here's the recipe I put inside in case you'd like to try it for yourself
It really is divine!

Easy Homemade Coffee Ice Cream
1 cup Cold Brewed Extra Strong Coffee
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk

Blend everything together using an electric mixer to get whipping cream nicely whipped.
Place in freezer safe storage container and freeze over night.
Super easy and simple.
I love my coffee ice cream strong and not too sweet
so it may need some tweeking depending on your taste.

OK so did I mention PRIZES?!?
We have a bunch of generous sponsors...



Leave comments along the way for your chance to win!!
You'll have until the end of the day (11:59 Eastern Standard Time)
on June 28th to get your comments in.
 Winners will be announced on the Lawnscaping Blog that week
Below is the blog hop order starting from

If you encounter any errors along the hop, please email Laurel directly at 
laurelbeard at me dot com. 
Please do not leave them in the comments.

Happy hopping!  Next up on the list is
Gray Whiskers Crafts

MAHALO for stopping by!

107 comments:

  1. this is very cute and encouraging Niki! i love the cozy monkey holding the mug, and your coffee bean background has a fun, perky feel!

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  2. What a lovely encouraging card, Niki! A little monkey holding a mug will definitely brighten someone's day. All in all, great bright colors, lovely scene as well as the background. Well done!

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  3. I love them both, but the coffee ice cream was really clever!

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  4. Both projects are awesome!!!The Carton die is very nice!!! Thanks for sharing the coffee ice - cream recipe ;)

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  5. love how you mixed the products. the box is ADORABLE!

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  6. These are sooooooooooo awesome! LOVING that monkey holding the mug!!!!!!

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  7. Aww, love your monkey holding the coffee cup and the sweet scene behind him!

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  8. TEEHEE!! That monkey has put a huge smile on face this morning!! I love it!! Really love the stunning treat carton too!! Yum!! Coffee and ice cream sounds good to me!! :)

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  9. Super cute card, adorable!! And great milk box.
    Thanks for the recipe.

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  10. Love your sweet creations! The monkey with coffee is adorable! :)

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  11. Oh my goodness...how CUTE is your card?! Love him with the coffee mug...soooo fun!
    Coffee Ice Cream...I LOVE Coffee Ice Cream....did I mention that I LOVE Coffee Ice Cream?

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  12. I love your card!!!! I keep meaning to order that set, that monkey is adorable! And thanks so much for the coffee ice cream recipe, sounds yummy!!!!

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  13. Coffee Ice Cream is my FAVORITE! Thanks for the recipe! Totally trying this.

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  14. What a lovely card and a treat bag! Yummy!

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  15. Haha, it is funny, to see the monkey with a cup of coffee!!!

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  16. I adore that monkey with the mug of java! Both the card and milk carton are great and the recipe sounds fabulous... I'll have to give it a try!

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  17. your card is absolutely adorable. so many cute little details. I love the gift box, too, with the recipe. how fun is that!? :)

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  18. Ohh your card is just dreamy!! What a little cutie he is - and a delightful card design! Wonderful and happy coffee card - TFS!

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  19. Love the monkey hanging off the tree holding the cup of coffee. So creative!

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  20. Cute card and milk carton. Thanks for the recipe. My youngest niece loves coffee ice cream -- her favorite since she was about 7 (she's now 10). That seems like such an odd flavor for a little one, no? lol

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  21. You have just made my calorie count and blood sugar go through the roof with that recipe!! I love the idea of the treat box and it is so cute!! The monkey with the iced coffee rocks!

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  22. These are super cute! Love the monkey!

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  23. Oh my goodness!!! How cute is that monkey holding the coffee!!! & your milk carton treat box is ADORABLE!! Love them both!!

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  24. oooh! i like it a lot!!!!! its a wonderfoul blog hop!!

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  25. omgosh, TOO cute - coffee ice cream is my FAV!!!

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  26. ooooh my goodness...what a fun card with the Monkey.
    I too like both ;o)

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  27. Loved this blog entry! You seem like such a nice person and wonderful nurse...your cards are pure cuteness!

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  28. Fabulous projects!!Monkey with mug is so cute...

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  29. Cute cards and thanks for sharing your coffee ice cream recipe. Who doesn't LOVE ice cream!

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  30. Love, love your card. Coffee ice cream is one my favs. I have been using this recipe for about 3 years now and I make espresso instead of coffee. To die for. Thanks for the hop.

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  31. The milk carton box is so cute! I love the bow on top.

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  32. I am in love with both of these fun ,and talk about cute creations ! I really am in love with that little milk carton !
    Hugs,
    Mayra
    MayrasDesigns.blogspot.com/

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  33. how cute is that monkey with the coffee cup! Its an adorable card!

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  34. Such fun projects, love that cute carton with the coffee ice cream. :)
    Kate xx

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  35. Love, Love, Love your milk carton and that little swinging monkey is adorable!!! What fabulous designs!!!

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  36. OMGosh these are all so super cute!!!

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  37. oh the card is too cute and that trest box is amazing!! love that bow on top! :)

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  38. Adorable projects!! Thanks for sharing the coffee ice cream recipe, too. :)

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  39. Your monkey card is just too cute and very clever! Love your sweet treat box!

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  40. The monkey is such a cute idea! Great Card

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  41. A monkey drinking coffee!?! Love it!

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  42. A monkey drinking coffee!?! Love it!

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  43. That monkey is adorable. Drinking coffee...priceless!! I also love how you made the ice cream coffee ice cream too. So clever!!

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  44. So cute! Love the coffee ice cream!

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  45. Very cute card. Thanks for the recipe.

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  46. Oh I love these! Absolutely adorable ♥

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  47. such a beautiful card

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  48. Both are wonderful! I love the little milk carton and of course the monkey and coffee mug on the card is darling! Great cards!
    Lynn

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  49. Mmm sweet. Wonderful.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  50. This is gorgeous such a fabulous design.
    I love the colours and fabulous sentiment.

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  51. Hey, Niki! So happy to be on this blog hop with you! and I LOVE your idea of including a recipe for ice cream! So cool! ;)

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  52. Really cute. Thanks

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  53. I looove coffee ice cream! Will try this recipe. Cute way to share recipes!

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  54. Coffee ice cream is delicious! Your milk carton is so cute. :)

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  55. Hey, I'm an RN too! What a "sweet" gesture - giving a patient a hang in there card. Love your clouds. What area do you work? I was MedSurg then Hospice :* I ♥ NURSES!!!

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  56. I just love your milk carton - given me a craving for coffee ice-cream!!! Maybe I'll try your recipe, thanks xx

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  57. i just looove the little milk carton! just awesome idea! great card also! :)

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  58. The milk carton is the one I prefer, so cute !!

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  59. both of these are amazing.. I love what you did with the milk carton.. so fun

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  60. That coffee-drinking monkey is adorable and the milk carton gift box for the coffee ice cream recipe is such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  61. Oh, what a beautiful beginning for this blog hop. Wonderfull work!

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  62. Ohhh! I love youtt card, your box, your recipe and your nice post!! Lovely beginning for this post! Your patients are so lucky!!!

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  63. Ohhh! I love youtt card, your box, your recipe and your nice post!! Lovely beginning for this post! Your patients are so lucky!!!

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  64. Super fun projects! I love that milk carton!

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  65. Perfect card for your patients; how sweet of you to do that! And that milk carton is adorable!

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  66. What an adorable monkey card! Love the stamped background and that you used the cloud die for the sky AND the ground. Great idea for getting the most out of the die! The little milk carton is fabulous! Love the stamped coffee beans, the ribbon is so perfect for this and the recipe sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing

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  67. I love how you use a stamp for the whip cream. Great idea

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  68. Adorable card and I love the treat box! Thanks for the coffee ice cream recipe - love coffee ice cream!

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  69. Super cute. I love the use of the coffee bean stamp as a background.

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  70. Love the little monkey and his card. The clouds and the ground as larger pieces work so well.
    The vine for the monkey to hang from is fun.
    thanks for sharing a great card. The treat box is great too.

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  71. I love your treat box! And thanks for the recipe. I'll give it a try.

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  72. I love your treat box! And thanks for the recipe. I'll give it a try.

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  73. I love coffee ice cream!! That card and milk carton are so cute. I just love the coffee bean background! ^_^

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  74. What an adorable card and treat box!!!

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  75. Oh I love this treat yourself surprise pack you've created! Whoever receives this will be over the moon happy for sure!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Yours, Steph
    www.CraftedBySteph.blogspot.com

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  76. Great card. Love coffee so will try the recipe!

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  77. What a cute card! Thank you for the recipe.

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  78. What an adorable card!
    That monkey is too cute!
    Thanks for the recipe!

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  79. That monkey with a coffee cup is just plain cute and your milk carton with the recipe inside is great!! Love the coffee beans as your background!

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  80. Just darling projects....how cute is that little monkey!!!

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  81. so cute--love the little carton!

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  82. Sweet card and love the little carton...thanks for the recipe.

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  83. Sweet card and love the little carton...thanks for the recipe.

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  84. What total awesome -sauce is this!!! Super cute card and adorable mini milk carton!! Love how clever you are!!! Thanks, too, for sharing that fun, easy recipe!!

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  85. Adorable card and gift box!! That recipe looks amazing!!!! TFS!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  86. Wow - these are fabulously fun creations! Love the ice cream container. I think getting some homemade ice cream as a gift would be the coolest thing! Wow. So wish I was on your gift list! Great job on these.

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  87. Awesome projects! Love the idea of the coffee icecream! One of my fav flavors! - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

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  88. The ice cream milk carton is simply adorable! Thanks for the recipe too!

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  89. one of my sons loves coffee ice cream, will need to try out the recipe!
    Cute ideas.
    Sandra ltb

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  90. What a cute card! Love the papers you used and how he's hanging down.

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  91. both of your projects are so sweet!

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  92. I am sure whoever receives this card and the gift bag would be happy because both projects are so simply....coffeelicious ❤️ Must admit am in love with milk carton die and monkey

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  93. Such adorable projects!! I especially like the milk container one -- what a great idea!

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  94. Darling card and container! Love the dies you used!

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  95. Oh, these are totally CUTE!

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  96. Soooo very adorable-- I truly cannot pick which I prefer between the milk carton gift box and card!!! It's like asking me to choose my favorite amongst my kids. Well, I only have one child...but you get the point! ;-) hehe

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  97. What a cutie card! Perfect idea for my little nieces and nephews to cheer them up when they are feeling bad

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  98. Cute card. Love the treat bag with the ice cream.

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  99. Seriously, what's not to love about a monkey holding a coffee mug??? TOO CUTE! My hubs makes some pretty awesome coffee ice cream, I will have to try this recipe- thanks for sharing!

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  100. Both of your projects are absolutely adorable!

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