Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fixing a Flawed Card Design

Over on the Stamp Fever blog you'll find a new series called Card-Making 101. The first in the series is "Fixing a Flawed Design".

I hope you will pop on over and leave a comment to let us know you were there!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Cafe Mocha at Home

I'm not a big Starbucks fan (I'm cheap), but I do like an occasional hot beverage with some special flavor. This morning as I poured the last of the coffee from the pot into my cup I had a light bulb moment as I noticed the can of chocolate sitting on the counter...why not make my own Cafe Mocha!

Here's what I did:
Fill cup 1/3 full with coffee. Add 2 teaspoons Trader Joe's Sipping Chocolate powder and stir to combine well. Add about 1/2 teaspoon sugar or to taste (I don't need things too sweet) and stir again. Add milk to fill the cup and microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir again and top with whipped cream (hubby always has cans of whipped cream in the fridge). Enjoy!

You may need to adjust the chocolate and sugar amounts depending on the size of coffee cup you use.

Now I'm off to attempt some scrapbook pages....the day could go horribly wrong but at least it started well!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

i'm still here....really i am

Things are starting to slow down a bit so I made some time to do a little blog post. I really do want to be much more consistent with posting but I just haven't had much quality crafting time.

I did have the fun assignment recently to design (and in a few cases, re-design from the original) the Lawn Fawn card samples that were shipped to stores. It was not hard to make cute cards because these stamps are so adorable.

I will be teaching a class with this set of cards on March 16 at Stamp's about time! The sets I used are: Good Fortune, Happy Easter, Home Sweet Home, Critters on the Savanna and Summertime Charm. I used papers from the Pink Lemonade and Daphne's Closet collections.

 (based on the original design by Latisha Yoast)

 (based on the original design by Lynnette Kauffman)

thanks for visiting!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

laugh giggle be silly

Wow, can't believe it's been so long since I've posted here. I'm busy and I'm loving it but my little blog is lonesome.

I had the chance to play with the wonderful Hero Arts group in the latest Scramble today. The always adorable Judy was our hostess for the festivities. Her running commentary was so fun, I love her sense of humor! The theme was Spring and since it is decidedly un-Springlike here in the OC I was thinking warm colors!

Just a simple card made, photographed and uploaded in less than an hour. I love that sentiment by Hero Arts!