Blog Candy Winners!

Woo-hoo! Today’s the day to announce the winners of the recent blog candy I offered on a couple of posts for the Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop.

The first post was HERE, and the prize was this lovely tea towel:

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As of the deadline, there were 23 comments, of which 13 indicated they’d like to be in the draw for the towel by telling me what hot beverage they like in their cups, and 3 let me know they are followers for an extra chance, so I asked Mr. Random Org to pick a number from 1-16 and he said….

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#9… Helen F., who posted a comment on December 14 at 11:57 pm – Congrat, Helen! You have 72 hours to contact me with your snail-mail info at dannscraftingwhims (at) gmail (dot com) or I will draw a different winner. (That’s by 10:05 am EASTERN time on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.)

The next post offering blog candy was my 100th (HERE), and the first of two prizes was this coffee sleeve I made:

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Of the 20 comments, 6 of you indicated you’d like a chance to win this by telling me whether you buy your drinks to-go, or make them at home. Mr. Random Org was asked to pick a number from 1-6 and chose…

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#4… Lisa Bzibziak, who commented on December 16 at 20:54pm – Congrats, Lisa! You have 72 hours to contact me with your snail-mail info at dannscraftingwhims (at) gmail (dot com) or I will draw a different winner. (That’s by 10:05 am EASTERN time on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.)

The second prize offered on my 100th post was only offered to US subscribers who told me what they would do with a yard of this fabric:

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Five of you responded and Mr. Random Org chose number…..

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#3… thepaperbaker who commented on Dec 16 at 5:09 pm – Congrats! You have 72 hours to contact me with your snail-mail info at dannscraftingwhims (at) gmail (dot com) or I will draw a different winner. (That’s by 10:05 am EASTERN time on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.)

One additional notice: 4hetty… I’m sorry your name wasn’t chosen, but I do have a little piece of fabric left from making my coffee sleeves. It measures about 10 inches by 14 inches. If you’d like it for your quilt, contact me with your snail-mail info at dannscraftingwhims (at) gmail (dot com) by Wednesday, December 23, 2015, and I’ll send it to you.

I wish I had a prize for each of you who kindly follow my blog and those of you who have given such kind, funny, and encouraging comments. Thank you all for your support! Have a wonderful day!

Until next time…

-D.Ann

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The Daily Grind – Most Days Require Lots of Caffeine Card

Well, the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has topped 600 entries already… before the day is done we’ll probably pass our all-time record.

Here is my final card for this hop. The daily grind of ups and downs. It can be for any of the three beverages: Coffee, Tea or Cocoa – you decide!

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It’s definitely a short winter’s day on the timeline! Here’s the inside:

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Before I finished, I decided it needed just a pinch of chalks to highlight the clouds and inside die cut.

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Materials used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Rockin Roller Coaster die
  • STAMPlorations ARTplorations Clouds stencil
  • Coffee Mugs fonts from fonts.com
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress inks:
  • Sakura Pigma Micon pen 05
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Spellbinders Divine Eloquence die
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive sheet & EZ Runner
  • Misc.silver glitter cardstock

I am participating in the following hops and challenges:

I hope you enjoyed this week’s projects! Now I’m off to clean up the craftermath!! I hope to see you again soon.

-D.Ann

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Happy Anniversary to a Hot CUPle Card

It’s hard to believe that today is the final day of the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop! There have been over 560 amazing creations so far with lots of fun and exciting ideas to pick up. Today I have a fun card for a winter anniversary coming up soon.

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A while ago I was looking for some free fonts for a project and came across these cute cup fonts at fonts.com. I don’t know if they’re still free. I had just colored the cups blue, but it was too blah, so I decided to make her lips red… hard to do over black, so I fussy cut a pair… then decided while I was at it to plant a smooch on him. : ) They still needed a little something so I added glossy accents on the eyes and coffee and just a pinch of flocking on his eyebrows and mustache. Oohhh! Now the steam turned hot and the card was done!

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Materials used:

  • Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Divine Eloquence and Labels 8 dies
  • Couple Cup of Coffee digi from Little Shop by Monika & Friends
  • Coffee Mugs fonts from fonts.com
  • Copic Markers B24, 29, 69; C1; R29, 32
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • Hampton Arts Sprinkle Flocking – black
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • DCWV card
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive sheet & EZ Runner adhesive
  • Misc glitter cardstock

I am participating in the following hops and challenges:

I’m glad you could stop by today. Do come back soon!

-D.Ann

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CATastrophic Empty Cup card

We’re winding down to the end of the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – tomorrow is the final day! I kinda feel like this kitty today!20151217_090704W

I think the dog days of summer are matched by the kitty days of winter, don’t you?! >^.^<

This is one of the few snowy wintry items in my crafty stash. I only have it because I got it as blog candy from the very generous Tina. (Thanks again!) I fell in love with this cute little digi from Sami Stamps at the Cat Lovers Hop and it’s still on available for free HERE, if you’d like to get it and see the rest of the adorable Cats in Cups set she has. I like using dark copies of a die behind a light copy to give it a shaded edge. The frame around the sentiment that I made up and printed out are just the ends of the die cut off and adhered together.

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Here’s a better angle to see the Wink of Stella on the snowflakes. Just a pinch for a nice finishing touch!

Oh, and I was looking through my photo gallery and found a picture I had taken a few weeks ago in anticipation of National Cocoa Day, but forgot to share:

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I also wanted to try using STENCILS to sprinkle powdered sugar over cocoa for designs, but I got mixed results. Mostly because the cocoa was too hot and melted the sugar…

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Those Cafe Mocha m&ms are AMAZING, by the way! Although my favorite seasonal treat are still Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares!!

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Materials used:

  • Sami Stamps Cup Kitty 1 digi (currently free HERE)
  • Spellbinders Snowflake View Die
  • Copic Markers: BG15, 45; C1, 3, 7; R20, 32
  • Sakura Gelly Roll – white
  • Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Tombow Mono Adhesive
  • Core’dinations cardstock: white, black & turquoise
  • STAMPlorations ARTplorations Hearts All Over stencil

I am participating in the following hops and challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Now go fill your cup and have a great day!

-D.Ann

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Flannel Coffee Sleeve & 100th Post Blog Candy

Wow, I can hardly believe this is my 100th post! What more fitting time for it to fall than for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Winter Coffee Lovers Hop, as it was their Spring hop and Photobucket’s failure to allow comments that finally pushed me into the 21st century and to start this blog almost 9 months ago. I’ve been amazed to have over 30 subscribers and over 1400 visitors already (155 of you yesterday), leaving over 1100 sweet comments. I know it’s small beans to most of you seasoned bloggers, but it blows me away! Thank you all for your support and following my crafts wherever the whim takes me!

Today’s project are a pair of nice, warm wintry flannel coffee sleeves I made. One for a friend, and one for blog candy. (More on that later. wink-wink.)

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I’m sure you can easily find tutorials on the net, so I didn’t bother with a tutorial. I will, however give you a couple of tips if found helpful to keep in mind…

  • Make sure you have your two pieces of material with right sides facing each other and the interfacing on top of the piece that you want to be facing out.
  • Remember, the wider the sleeve, the easier it will be to turn it inside-out after you sew up the three sides.
  • You’ll also note I cut my ends at a different angle than the sleeve I used as a pattern. That’s because I wanted them to overlap straight.

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  • And make sure your hair band (a new one, of course!) is between the two pieces of material, with the connector outside your seam and the loop for the button toward the inside. (I goofed this up and did it reverse on the first go-round.)

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  • Sew back and forth a couple of times over the elastic. Then when turned inside out, top stitch over it a couple more times to give it strength.

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Materials used:

  • JoAnn Snuggle Flannel Fabric – Coffee Anyone by Springs Creative Products Group
  • Heavyweight interfacing
  • Brown thread
  • Elastic hair tie
  • Recollections button embellishments (remove the foam backing)

If you’d like to join the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop, too, you can check it out here: http://wp.me/p5K3PQ-4w

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Now, about that blog candy for you, my peeps!

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Would you like to have a chance at winning this flannel coffee sleeve! (Sorry, the other one is already spoken for!) Pay close attention: Leave ONE comment on this post before 8 am EASTERN time, Sunday, December 20, 2015, telling me: which you do more… buy your hot drinks to-go, or make your own?  If you don’t answer the question in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy (and won’t be offended!). ONE ENTRY/COMMENT per person for this sleeve! (Blog followers, keep reading and you’ll find out why the change to my usual candy rules!) On December 20, 2015 I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and announce it here on the blog some time before noon EASTERN time. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

Here’s a second blog candy giveaway JUST FOR THOSE WHO FOLLOW MY BLOG – USA mailing addresses only (Sorry, international peeps, it’s just too expensive to send heavier ‘candy’.):

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I got an extra yard of this material to share with one of you! It’s JoAnn Snuggle Flannel Fabric – Coffee Anyone you can make anything you can imagine with it -except children’s sleepwear, as written on the selvage edge – coffee sleeves, teapot cozies, place mats, curtains, clothing… whatever!

Would you like to have a chance at winning a yard of this flannel coffee fabric? Pay close attention: You MUST be a follower of this blog. If you’re not already, there’s a button on the home page that says FOLLOW where you can sign up. Leave a SECOND comment (or a first if you’re not interested in the sleeve) on this post before 8 am EASTERN time, Sunday, December 20, 2015, telling me that you are a follower AND what you’d make with this fabric. If you don’t tell me that you are a follower AND what you’d make in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy (and won’t be offended!). ONE ENTRY per follower! (Again, sorry, international peeps, you can’t win this one, but the other blog candy IS open to anyone.) On December 20, 2015 I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and announce it here on the blog some time before noon EASTERN time. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

Almost forgot to mention… since this is fabric and for those of you that care, this is a smoke-free, pet-free home. (although, if I had my druther’s, I’d rather have a cat! sigh)

Thanks again for all your support and kind, sweet comments!

-D.Ann

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You’re My Cup of Tea card and an Intro to Yerba Mate

Good afternoon! I’m back with my post for International Tea Day. Yep, there’s a day for that, too. Not to be confused with National Iced Tea Day which falls June 10. I reckon they’ll soon come out with World Tisane Day. lol!

If you haven’t read my previous post with Tea Party Tips, you might enjoy it it has some bonus info on preparing tea and tea bag uses at the end. Click HERE to see it. Also I did a post on making Peppermint Spoons, which are great with green, black and chocolate teas. You can find it HERE.

Today, I’d thought I’d talk about an international way of drinking tea you might not be familiar with. Brace yourself, you can already tell this is one of my more long-winded posts. I won’t be offended if you scroll on down to the card if you don’t have time to travel internationally right now. : )

To introduce this foreign tea method, lets first talk about infusers. For you poor souls who have only had tea made with tea bags, the tea bags serve as infusers, keeping the tea leaves out of your cup, but letting them infuse the water with their flavor. If you buy loose leaf teas, you will also need an infuser. Either making your own tea bags, or, perhaps, something like these:

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First, one of my favorites, the Bodum Shin Cha tea press with a stainless steel filter. What’s nice about this is that once your tea has steeped for the proper time, you can seal off the leaves in the filter with the plunger to prevent further infusion. You can also remove the filter and have a nice clear teapot for showing off flowering teas. : ) And I couldn’t resist putting the cute little Beatrix Potter set I found at Tuesday Morning in the picture… It will be a perfect decoration for the next tea party!

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The and cups used with it on the right are different. They are common in Paraguay (where these are from), Argentina and Brazil. They are used for drinking yerba mate. It’s not pronounced as it looks in English: mate as in ‘G’day mate!’ Rather, it’s pronounced MAH-tay. (Not mah-TAY, which means ‘I killed’!) Originally used by the indigenous Guarani people, there is no custom more deeply ingrained in Paraguayan society than sharing mate with friends and family. Wherever one goes, the ubiquitous nickel plated strainer/straws (bombillas) can be seen peeking out of hollowed gourds or bull horns, called guampas.

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Yerba mate comes from a tree (Ilex paraguayenis) that is native to the rain forests of South American and is a member of the holly family. The dried leaves are packed in the bottom of the guampa with the bombilla in it, filling it about 3/4 full. A tea kettle of hot, not boiling, water is kept nearby and hot water is poured over the leaves and the guampa is passed to someone in the group of friends and family who enjoy visiting over mate. When empty, the guampa is handed back to the server who pours more water over it and hands it to the next person in the group. The round continues until one-by-one people drop out saying, ‘Thank you.’ The routine is performed several times a day and promotes a relaxed camaraderie. Argentinians will usually wipe off the lip of the straw with a rag after each use.

Because the water is hot and the bombilla is metal, you must be careful, as you can burn your lips easily. The locals often have a callous on their lips and even a worn notch in their teeth from the regular use of the bombilla. Yerba mate has about twice the caffeine as tea and tends to help things pass rather quickly through the intestines, so go easy if you decide to experiment with it. : ) It is a bitter herb, and I learned to enjoy it only with sugar or cooked with sugar and milk and then strained.

In the summer, ice cold water, perhaps with lemon, is poured over the yerba mate and it is called tereré. With both mate and tereré, medicinal herbs are often added in.

Ok, basta (enough) with your lesson on international teas for today. : ) Let’s move on to the card. I couldn’t resist picturing it with this adorable individual teacup/teapot set. : )

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Yes, it’s a winter card because pansies and violets do grow inside in the winter – even in teacups!

The pansies and violets needed a little something extra, so I gave them a brush of Wink of Stella and just a pinch of flocking for their fuzzy, pollen filled centers:

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I used Taylored Expressions’ Share Joy Challenge #14 sketch as a basis for this card:

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I don’t have any modern shape dies, but it was easy enough to made these shapes with a corner rounder punch:

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  • Taylored Expressions Teacup Bouquet stamp set
  • Copic Markers: BV00, 02, 04; V04, 06, 09, 12, 15, 17, 25; Y13, 15, 17; YG 61, 63, 67
  • Memento Bamboo Leaves dye ink
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Hampton Art Sprinkle Flocking Set: yellow and yellow-orange
  • Tsukineko Zig Wink of Stella clear
  • Tombow Xtreme & Mono permanent adhesives
  • Therm-o-web Zots 3d clear adhesive dots 1/2″
  • Core’dinations cardstock, green, white
  • CraftSmith Flutterbloom paper pack
  • Meaking Memories Meg Narrow Stripe paper
  • EK Success corner rounder punch
  • DCWV card
  • Misc. ribbon

I’m playing along in the following hops and challenges:

I hope you enjoyed your international travels today. Next posts will be shorter! : )

-D.Ann

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The Smallest Things Can Make Your Day: Green Tea Frap, Sunrise & Sundials

Goood morning sweet coffee, tea and cocoa loving fiends… I mean friends! : ) Since some of you are experiencing nasty winter weather, I thought I’d send you a bit of balmy Florida 74 degree sunshine to warm you up and brighten your morning. Now you know why I still consider a Frappuccino a winter card!
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At our southeast Florida beach, you will mostly find small white and cream colored shells… tellins, arks, clams, broken cockles, and occasionally coral bits and cat’s paws. Not the plethora you find over at Sanibel, but just a few hither, thither and yon. Today, instead of drinking my green tea Frappuccino (In case you’re wondering why it’s brown, it’s made with raspberry syrup, YUM!) while comfortably sitting in my car with the windows down and enjoying the sunrise, like usual, I actually got my feet in the sand now that it’s cooled down enough to walk on it without scorching them. I just went down to the went down to the tide line for a couple of minutes to take this picture of the card on some coral rocks with the ocean and sunrise in the background and I happened to look down and found my first sundial ever in decades (not saying how many!) of beach combing! What a pleasant surprise!!
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Ahhh…. a green tea frap, a glorious sunrise and a rare shell… Yep, sometimes it’s truly small things in life that can make your day a whole lot better!!
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The sundial is in the left corner, closest to the purple and beside the amazing neon yellow little shell. What gorgeous creations!
I CASE’d this CAS card from Unity Stamp Company’s quick tip video by Angeline Choo, which you can see at this link that you can copy and past because if I link it, it puts the video in my post and blocks half my post. Some day I’ll get this!Meanwhile, here’s the link:(www.facebook.com/unitystampco/videos/1093341690700443/?theater)
In case you were wondering, the acronyms are for: Clean And Simple (CAS)and CASE, which means Copy And Share Everything, including credit for the person whose card you copied.
I knew it was going to be a frappy day when I finished coloring my card and pulled off the new-to-me 3M Micropore tape that was a gift to me for DIY washi tape. I thought I’d use it to mask the inking and get some inked tape to boot. It didn’t take the distress ink too well and it ripped the top layer of the cardstock. YIKES!
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Fortunately there are fixes for minor disasters such as this, like covering it up with just a pinch of lace!  I daresay that at a first glance you didn’t notice the tear, although now if you go back and enlarge it, you can still see it’s still there, but at least anchored at the top under the lace. I’m sure my friend who often brings me my favorite frap for a treat won’t mind the little imperfection. Life goes on.
Materials used:
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Lil’ Inker Designs Coffee Talk stamp set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud dye inks
  • Inkadinkado Stamping Mask paper
  • 3M Micropore tape
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Tombow mono permanent adhesive
  • Misc. lace

I’m playing along in the following hops and challenges:

Edited to add: Thank you, Lil’ Inker Designs for featuring this card in your You Made It Monday blog feature! (HERE)

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Wishing you a warm (at least in your cup!) and sunny day!

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-D.Ann

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A Cup of Kindness Card

Welcome back to another card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

This card was inspired by the Mojo Monday #427 sketch:

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and by the Verve December inspiration challenge: A Cup of Kindness:

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This will make a nice card to give a package of each of the hot beverages we’re highlighting and a mug… (had it not be nearing deadline, I would have put one together, but I’ll have to do that later.)

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This was my first time playing with Amplify… WoW! It really puffs up when you heat it! Cool stuff!! Once again I made my own word Cocoa from the Chocolate die and Tea from a set that had the words “Thank” and “friend” in it and just cut out the letters needed.

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Materials:

  • Verve Stamps Cup of Kindness Free Digi that you can find HERE
  • Verve Stamps “Chocolate” and “Coffee” dies
  • Spellbinders Labels One and Decorative Labels One
  • Spellbinders In’spire Celebration 2 “Thank You” and “Hello Friend”
  • Spellbinders Gilded Life Petite Lace die
  • Simon Says Stamp “Sending” die
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen – white
  • Tsukineko Radiant Neon Amplify – white
  • Core’dinations cardstock red, pink, teal, kraft
  • Misc. Adhesives

I’m playing along in the following hops and challenges:

Thanks again for stopping by and for your kind comments!

-D.Ann

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We’re Like Tea Bags Card and Peppermint Spoons Experiment

Hello again! It’s time for a fun tea card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and the results of my experiment in making peppermint spoons:

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A couple of weeks ago I saw a post about making your own peppermint spoons and since they ran out at Tuesday Morning, I decided to try it. You can read the instructions in original post on Jennifer’s blog HERE. She made hers in the oven, but I wanted to try them in the microwave. I also wanted just the bowl of the spoon as I usually use these for tea parties (see my post HERE, if you haven’t read about those yet) and the cups are small. So I smashed up a bunch of peppermint candies and filled my Wilton Silicone Candy Spoon Mold, putting some Celebrate It! Popsicle Sticks in some and leaving two 100% candy.

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It took less than 20 seconds for the first one to start bubbling, and they each started

bubbling at different times, while the full one on the end never bubbled at all.

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I kept adding more crushed candy a few seconds at a time, but the end results weren’t terrific. The one that never bubbled came out the best. The one next to it bubbled so much it lost its color and the bowls of the spoons ran on up the handles and wouldn’t look nice:

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Now, my microwave is small, so it may not have the even distribution that a larger, more expensive model has, but I still recommend following the original instructions and making these in the oven! Now it’s time for me to take a break with my Chocolate Macadamia Nut tea and peppermint spoon dipped in chocolate and dunked in sprinkles!

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One additional note for lovers of mint chocolate… My aunt told me about making brownies with a layer of Andes Creme de Menthe Chocolates – it sounded wonderful! Target had some brownie bites on sale and Andes chocolates were on sale, too, soooooo… If you put 1/2 a mint on a brownie bite and put it in the microwave 10-15 seconds… YUM!

Well, this IS supposed to be a CARD making post, so I’d best get to it, eh?! That fun wintry sea background was made by dry embossing soft aluminum.

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I embossed the reverse side, then flipped it over and lightly sanded the raised areas to bring out the silvery white of the waves in the wintry sea.

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I felt they needed a little bit more ‘foam’, so I added some Glass Bead Glitter Gel to the crests of the waves and even splashes some onto our intrepid penguins and their vessel. If you click on the picture you should be able to enlarge it and see the splashes.

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I love that sentiment that we are all like tea bags: You don’t know how strong you are until you’ve been in a little hot water!

I can almost hear the penguins now:

Kowalski: Sir, How long do we stand here like this?

Skipper: Until we reach maximum coolness.

[beat]

Skipper: There it is!

Smile and wave, boys!

Materials used:

  • AMACO Paragona ArtEmboss Colored Foils Cerulean Blue soft aluminum embossing sheets
  • Stampendous/Dreamweaver Waves stencil LJ838
  • The Cat’s Pajamas: Ship Happens stamp set
  • Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles 2 dies
  • Memento Rose Bud dye ink
  • Copic Markers: C01; RV05, 04, 17, 34, YR07
  • EK Success Writer Metallic Silver
  • Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel
  • Tombow Xtreme and Mono Permanent Adhesives, Adhesive dots
  • Core’dinations cardstock red and kraft

I’m playing along in the following hops and challenges:

I hope you enjoyed your visit. Come back soon – you’re always welcome here!

-D.Ann

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I Love Hanging Out With You + Blog Candy

Welcome back to another day of the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop! They say today is National Hot Cocoa Day… What DON’T they have a day for? Incredible! I guess Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts didn’t hear of it because there were no free offers like on National Coffee Day. lol!

I’m bringing back Newton the cat, who really loves his cocoa.. (And, unlike his breathing feline friends, he can safely have it.)

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How do you like my Flour Sack Towel with those lovely cups? More on that in a bit. Meanwhile, let’s look inside this card, since I rarely decorate the insides…

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Those Graphic 45 papers make great household decor, don’t you think? I love that these two stamp sets of Newton match perfectly for front and back pairing! Did you notice the picture of young Newton on the wall? >^.^< The scenery out the window is a picture I cut out of Florida Design’s Art Galleries Magazine. “That Day in the Glade” by Henry Von Genk III. It looks like a true winter’s day in South Florida.

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Materials used:

  • Newton’s Nook Naughty Newton and Newton Loves Coffee stamp sets
  • Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Collection paper, banners, tags
  • Spellbinders Tranquil Moments and Labels 11 dies
  • Copic Markers: C5, 7; E11, 23, 33; R24; YR02, 24; W5
  • Tombow Xtreme and Mono Permanent Adhesives, Adhesive dots
  • DCWV card

I’m playing along in the following hops and challenges:

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Since you’ve been so patient with my many posts of late, I figured today was a good day to offer my kind commenting readers some blog candy. Did you like my Flour Sack Towel with cups on it? Well, I have a brand new one to give away:

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If you’d like to have a chance at winning this cute kitchen towel, pay close attention: Leave ONE comment on this post telling me: Which hot beverages do you put in your cups? Coffee? Tea? Cocoa?  before 8 am EASTERN time, Sunday, December 20, 2015. If you don’t tell me what hot beverages you put in your cups in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy. If you are (or become) a follower of this blog, you may make a SECOND comment telling me so for an additional entry. On December 20, 2015 I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and announce it here on the blog some time before noon EASTERN time. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

Thank you again for all your kind support!

-D.Ann

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