Friday, December 15, 2017

Sip & Relax some warm winter wishes

It is National Tea day so of course I had to play along!

I have used the Oh What Fun collection (paper and chipboard) from My Mind's Eye.  Such a fun, happy feeling collection.

I used the mug from the Joy Clair Christmas coffee set.  I used a chipboard tag from the collection to create a 'tea bag tag' by adding some die cut letters from the MFT Coffee Cup Die set. The sentiment is from the Tea for Two stamp set by PTI.  Finally, topped it off with the die cut sentiment from the Warm Winter Wishes die from Stamplorations.

Don't forget to link up in the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.... today is the last day!  LOTS of great prizes up for grabs!

I had fun creating this card and you know.... I think it is time for some tea :)

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sending Warm Thoughts

Prize up for grabs... scroll to the bottom of this post!

I'm playing again in the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop, I hope you are too!

I combined a few different SU! items with the Cabin Fever collection by Carta Bella. I would love to have a cabin in the woods by a lake somewhere.....

Anyways, I had fun combining sets to make this card.

I embossed the plain cardstock with the Cable Knit Embossing Folder.    I then die cut the coffee cup using the Coffee Cups die and thought it would look cute with some little mittens holding it... and you know, this time of year we all need a supersized drink ;)   The mittens are from the Many Mittens Framelits die (which is on sale right now! be sure to get the coordinating stamp set...) The mittens are mounted on foam squares for dimension.  The stamped sentiment is from Hug in a Mug.

Be sure to click on the image for how to purchase :)

Oh... and I have a prize up for grabs.... :)  Not coffee related... but celebration ;)

For a chance at the prize.....the more you do the more entries you get 

1) Like my blog if you don't already.... BTW this is a NEW blog address so you may think you are already following me ;)
2) LIKE my Facebook Page if you don't already

3) Comment on this post and be sure to say which ones you have done!

That's it... good luck to you!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sending Warm Hugs - SFYTT

I have a fun Reverse Confetti card for you today.  Sadly it is my last official post as Guest Designer for them.  I have loved the past 2 months working with the team and the products, but of course.... you will continue to see RC goodies here on my blog as I do love the products!

I have used the Warm Heart collection to create a winter themed card.  I am playing along with this month's sketch challenge.

I love this paper and don't want any of my bits to go to waste so I used little pieces of scraps to layer on the main panels.  I then did some random stitching for added interest.

I then combined older dies along with some new goodies.  I used the Smitten Mittens die, which I then embellished with snowflakes from the Snowflake Trio.   I added some felt to the mitten cuffs and then stitched them.  The mittens are mounted on foam squares for dimention.  The frame is from the  Scallop Squares die.  Finally I stamped the sentiment from the Cool Friend set in Aqua.

Snowman Soup for my classroom kiddos

National Cocoa Day.... what better day to share my Hot Chocolate goodie bags.... Otherwise known as Snowman Soup... for my grade one kiddos.

Every year as a school wind up in December I do a week of activities centered around The Polar Express.  We then have a movie day, wear pjs and have hot chocolate.  I send them home with a little hot chocolate goodie bag, complete with bell.  This year I used some graphics from Scrappin' Doodles which made creating the packages very quick and easy!

I put the ingredients into a bag and topped with a folded piece of cardstock.  To create the labels, I did just that, put the graphic onto labels, printed out and adhered.  I embellished with some punched snowflakes (I used recycled photocopy paper) and adhered with a Glue Dot.  Easy peesy!

Next, I printed a bunch of the snowman out on just regular photocopy paper.... let's face it, these are for grade ones who really won't notice or care if it was on my good cardstock LOL.

I then cut the out (no I don't have a scan and cut so it was by hand ;) ) and sent them through my Xyron to create stickers.

Then it was just a matter of sticking them on the bags. 

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Gingerbread Matcha Latte gift basket

I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with a little gingerbread themed gift basket. For more information be sure to pop on over there!

I have a gingerbread matcha gift basket to share today.... recipes on how to use the matcha to make lattes are at the end of the post (includes bulletproof matcha for you keto lovers)

Don't forget to play along with the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.... LOTS of great prizes up for grabs.

I am also playing along with:

Now the recipes for the latte... I have gingerbread themed matcha and it is yummy but there are a couple of ways I like to have it.

In the morning I may have it as a bulletproof latte.

1tsp of gingerbread matcha
1tsp of gingerbread spices
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 TBSP MCT oil
1TBSP grassfed butter
sweetener to taste (I use Stevia)

Heat all of this up in a microwave.  Add boiling water (about 1 cup).  Put all in a blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy.... for an added treat, top with whip cream.

It also makes a great afternoon pick me up:

1tsp gingerbread matcha
1tsp gingerbread spices
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
sweetener to taste (maple syrup, vanilla, sugar or stevia)

Heat all of this in a microwave.  Add boiling water and then blend.  Serve with frothed milk.

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