Friday, October 20, 2017

Cold Brew Coffee

In the afternoon I hit a low and need a pick me up. Today I am sharing with you how to make a delicious cold brew coffee.
As crafters we usually have something we are sipping on as we create. It can range between water to wine. However, we all have our stand by and this is mine! Sometimes to kick it up a notch I will carefully pour some chocolate syrup around the inside of the cup, add my cold brew and top it off with 2 ounces of vodka! Regardless of what is added to it: vanilla, a scoop of ice cream or cinnamon -- this is so yummy! 

Cold Brew Coffee
1 small can Ground Espresso
1 can Sweet and Condensed Milk 
1 can Coconut Milk (make sure it is coconut milk and not oil or water)

--Add Espresso to a pitcher of water (half gallon)
-- Place in refrigerator for 24 hours
--Strain grounds out in a clean pitcher
--remove solid from Coconut milk (set it aside and use it in sweet potatoes later!)
-- dump the cans of milk in
--whisk until blended
--serve over ice

Please check out my video on how to make this drink. I give an indepth explanation and show how to make it . You can watch it here:
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Hocus Pocus!

Have you ever had something stuck in your head that you just can't get it out? That is what happened with this card! I saw this quote somewhere and thought it was hilarious. I just could not forget it, so I made a card.

I used a digital download from Calico Collage as the base. I then stamped out the sentiment with the handwritten click it alphabet by Brutus Monroe with the exception of the word coffee. I cut each word out individually. I stamped "coffee" with the Coffee Lover stamp set from Joy Clair and fussy cut it out. I layered the sentiment first and built the rest of the card around it. I stamped the witch on olive paper, cut her out and and put her on last. She can be found along with the "witch please" sentiment on the same stamp set at the Brutus Monroe Shop. I used the coffee cup from the "Coffee Lovers" on yellow card stock, cut it out and adhered it. I placed a pop dot in the witch and placed her on the card. I ended with embellishments I had found at Hobby Lobby.

Come back tomorrow for another fun card!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Drama Llama Card

With holidays upon us it can create some drama -- especially with family! I created this tag in its honor. I adore this Llama set and had to make another card!
Here is a quick one minute video on how to stamp on Rinea Foiled Paper with the Ghost Ink:

Please go check it out Rinea and Pink and Main for inspiration and products!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Old School Origami Bat with a Twist!

My husband is my guest designer today on the Rinea Blog ! He is a geometry guy and used to be quite the paper folding master in his youth. He created this bat with Rinea Foiled paper on their blog today. Please go and check it out! 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Traditional Fall Card

 I discovered layering stamps through Hero Arts at the Mixed Media Convention in Utah this past summer and fell in love with them. I  appreciate that I can create beautiful images with little time because the stamps do all the work for me. I then learned in September that Hero Arts has an extensive monthly subscription option and I signed up!

I made this card using everything from the September box. I have to confess, I'm not a sunflower fan and I don't really care for this type of style. It reminds me of the first time I saw stamps for card making in 1999 through Stampin' Up. Hero Arts seemed to be a modern in style and that is why I opted for the sub. Though the kit is beautiful and perfectly coordinated it just is not my taste.

With all of that being said I did create a few cards with it and was pleased with the outcome. I have a few people who don't celebrate Halloween, yet love Fall. I did not have much in my stash that could cater to their taste and belief, so I do appreciate this set for giving me something to create that is traditional. I really like that each image came with a matching die too! This card took me about 15 minutes to make.
I am excited about the October kit! It is a really fun Christmas theme that has tons of options. I also ordered the penguin bundle which is the set I played with at the convention. Penguins are my favorite animal and the set they created is top notch. I can't wait to play with it and share!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Foolish Mortals

 I saved the best for last, or should I say -- my favorite. I am obsessed with the sass of the sentiment paired with the innocent character. I mean talk about an oxymoron -- innocent devil. I can't help but giggle when I look at it. I used those gorgeous vintage corner pieces as a way to point to the character alternating the beautiful gems between the pieces. The pattern paper is from the same sheet. The web is flocked and gives the card great texture! Every thing was found in the Brutus Monroe Halloween Inspiration box.
I have thoroughly enjoyed playing with this box! I found it to be a great value. The products are fun, edgy, and cutting edge and there is always a little bit of sass. I love the sass! It is not enough to be offensive, but enough to show personality. Please head over to Brutus Monroe through the link I provide and check it out.

I am sad to say that this box is sold out, however Brutus Monroe is now offering monthly subscription boxes so you never have to miss out again! Check them out at the Brutus Monroe Website

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Scientist Masked Card

Hey hey hey! I am over on the Brutus Monroe Blog with this card! There are a few tips that I share on the blog, so make sure you check it out! Have I mentioned  that I love the Library Background stamp yet? I do! It is awesome! 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!