Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Howdy Crafters - Another one of my favorite coffee sentiments on this card.

This is my pottery coffee cup in which I enjoy my morning brew - it is over 45 years old. Love it ~a gift from a dentist.

Years ago when I was a working gal,  I got hooked on Tim Horton's Cafe' Mocha's --then I discovered the calorie count of those Mocha's.  so I tried an alternative in my kitchen. Now, I enjoy my home-created Mocha every morning. I can hardly drink a Tim H Mocha as it is way too sweet for me now. I am glad that it is - I have saved money and calories! Below is my Recipe  with calorie count [beats the high calorie coffees out there and the price is right - just saying] - thank you for dropping by, blessings, Gail

Gail's Home-Created Mocha-Recipe
1 cup of your favorite coffee - I make my coffee through my Keurig machine [zero calories]
1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Milk Non-GMO by Silk [30 calories Silk Milk]
1 Tablespoon of Hershey Cocoa[10 calories]
1 Package of Sweet Leaf Organic Stevia Sweetener [0 calories]

Heat the milk, Cocoa, Stevia on the stove - to desired temperature - pour in the hot coffee - stir - enjoy these two delicious cups.  Not sweet enough? It's gonna cost ya in Calories but add 1 Tablespoon Simply 5 Hershey Syrup - stir - 45 calories]  If you add whip cream - that is adding more calories - just saying.
Tim Horton's Mocha Calorie  - 15 ounces - 240 Calories
Starbucks Mocha Calories  - 16 ounces - 290 Calories - 2 percent milk
Starbucks Mocha - Almond Milk - 16 ounce 220 Calories
Starbucks Mocha - Non-Fat Milk - 16 ounces 250 ---- WHAT??? Compare Almond Milk to Non-fat Milk calorie count

Starbucks 16 ounce Hot Chocolate - 400 calories - they wrote it - do your own search
Tim Horton's Hot Chocolate - 10 ounces - 240 Calories
Card Recipe
White cardstock for base of card
White Cardstock Mat 1
Black Cardstock Mat 2
Light Brown Cardstock Mat 3
Spellbinders Rectangle Die for all mats
TH Coffee Stencil - Brushed Corduroy ink
Black Cardstock - White Cardstock - Stencil added to lower portion of Card
Bakers Twine in a bow
Micron Ink Pen for writing 

It would be an honor to share with:
Simon Says Wednesday AG #5
Simon Says Monday Stencils  #5
Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


  1. Such a fun card design, love these coffee rings you used!

  2. Another pretty card! And what a wonderful cup!

  3. Gorgeous card and even more gorgeous mug. I collect handmade pottery mugs so this really caught my eye. Love that you've had it for a long time. The perfect gift!

  4. I like how you used the TH coffee stencil. Like the mug. It's great how some things like mugs can stand the test of time. Seems I break a juice glass or some such glass in my cupboard every yr and fortunately not broken any mugs.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Fun card with all those coffee rings on the design.

  6. What a great card and such an awesome mug.
    Your recipe sounds delish. I splurged on calories this week by having Almond Milk lattes 3x this week at work. I appreciate your low cal recipe!

  7. Gail, your card is adorable. That's a great recipe.

  8. Such a fun card!!! Love the coffee stains!! Yummi for coffee!!!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! We hope to see you again next week!
    x Zoey


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 ~