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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Latte Cup Tag & Recipe for Cold Brewed Coffee

Good morning!  
Welcome to the 2nd day of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  



Today's project is a tag that I designed to go along with the teacher gifts we gave last year.  Looking back, I realized I never blogged about this cute little tag.

This tag been hanging in my office for a year and I can't believe how vibrant the CTMH inks are.  I photographed it a couple days ago on my quart jar of cold coffee.  (I didn't have any other mason jars handy and I wanted to share with you my cold coffee recipe)



Like this year's teacher gifts, it was tied on a Mason Jar that was filled with chocolate and coffee (of course!)

RECIPE:  Cold Brew Coffee in a Mason jar!  
Here's the basic recipe. Why re-invent the recipe when they've done a great job photographing it?
 I use 6 scoops of finely ground coffee and fill the quart jar with filtered water.  Be sure to shake it a couple times throughout the day.  I strain it with a similar mesh strainer and then with my old reusable mesh drip basket like this one because I use a pretty find grind.  Other websites suggest a coarse grind but then you'll have to use more coffee.

Don't toss your coffee grounds!  It's a nice big bunch of them.  Take them out and put them around a Hydrangea or Rhododendron to gently acidify the soil.  They will love it!  I have 2 bushes that I can reach from my back step that are loving the extra acid.  (In other words, I can do this in my PJ's)

You'll get a rich, concentrated cold coffee that's perfect for Iced Coffee or home-made Fraps.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop!

If you love coffee and stamping, this is the place to be!
This blog hop is a little different than my usual hops in TWO ways.  
#1  You'll find all of the blog hoppers here.  
#2 We have prizes, lots and lots of prizes!  

Here's my first piece of artwork for this blog hop~Yes, I'll have more throughout this week so please keep coming back.  



All products for this card are from Close to My Heart.  
I used 3 stamp sets for this card.  Who doesn't love coffee and ice cream?

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer Crush is here!

We have the most amazing deal this month.   Our My Crush Books each have a coordinating stamp set that you can receive free when you order the book & its coordinating assortment pack.

These books are wonderful! Part SCRAPBOOK, part JOURNAL, they're a great way to scrap a graduation, anniversary, summer trip or for one of your daughters to have fun with! I've also used one for a farewell scrapbook for a family at our Homeschool coop. Each family glued in photos and left notes in it. My girlfriend has a couple in the same way for retirement gifts for co-workers.

Choose from the following My Crush Collections







P.S.  Order sooner than later, these My Crush products will not be restocked as they're being discontinued (aka replaced) September 1st.

Check out this month's Stamp of the Month Ice Cream Dream S1506.  It's $17.95 or just $5 with a $50 purchase.