Monday, July 4, 2016

Awesome ~ Coffee

Howdy Crafters - I am a Mocha Coffee drinker at Heart - I created my own recipe using Almond Milk, Hershey Cocoa, & Coffee. I cut the calories down significantly compared to any Coffee Shop recipe!* recipe below

Even if I add some real whipped cream [I only do that occasionally - the Holidays!]- my calorie count is much lower.  Since Stevia is my choice of "sweetener" - it is used to sweetened my coffee - I have a Mocha every day! 

I created a tag today using a new sentiment stamp I received from WSD - I just love this sentiment! Yep, My Mocha is making me awesome! LOL !

Have a Happy 4th of July - Let Freedom Ring!  Americans - DO NOT allow the government to take away your FREEDOMS! Remember what this day is about "We the People!" 
~ Blessings ~ Gail ~

Sizzix Tag Die
Corrugated Kraft Cardstock - blue stripped
Polk-a-dot Ribbon
WSD Sentiment stamp - Colorbox red ink - then fussy cut - glued to tag
Sizzix Thin Star Die - white cardstock - dimensional behind stars
Verse Red Sequins
Memory Box Coffee on the Go die - I just LOVE this die! I have both this one and the larger one
White cardstock - Spectrum Noir Markers for coloring - dimensional behind coffee cup

 It would be an honor to share with:
  Not just cards
  WIW AG June Challenge - use stamping
  CHN July Patterned Paper Challenge
Simon Says Monday - Red White or Blue - use one or all colors #2

Blessing Ink - Amusing Challenge Red White Blue #2

Dragonfly Journey Challenge Put a Star on it UE

Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Theme Challenge #1


My Homemade Mocha Recipe
I make my coffee in my Keurig machine

On the Stove - I make hot chocolate then add it to my coffee

1 Tablespoon of Hershey Cocoa, 1 Cup of unsweetened SILK brand Vanilla Almond Milk [30 calories] - heat to desired temperature - stir

Add Hot Chocolate to one cup of coffee from Keurig Machine

Add Stevia to taste [or one package of Stevia - but that might be too sweet - you have to determine how sweet you want your Mocha - for Stevia packages I use half of the package]

This recipe Makes 2 cups [8 ounces each] of Delicious Mocha - total of 40 calories for both cups! 


  1. Fabulous tag love the design. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  2. Like the look of corrugating on your tag. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Hi Gail! I just love the tag you made and what a great recipe too that I will have to try. I just love a mocha coffee. It's the best of both worlds! Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  4. This tag could not keep me from smiling! How clever of you to incorporate the corrugated cardboard, which reminded me of a coffee mug wrap. I also thought it was very considerate of you to incorporate a recipe for folks like me who got an F- in Home Ec. Thanks for the beautiful artful, the great recipe and for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  5. Wow, Gail, you are on a roll with all these creations. This tag is fabulous and that sentiment is so fun! If coffee would make me awesome, I might try drinking it. : ) Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  6. So true about we the people! Lovely tag Gail!

  7. What a cute tag!! I love all the texture! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!


It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~