Monday, January 25, 2010

Recipe Challenge Monday

Good morning!  Is it nice and warm where you are?  I sure hope so, but for me today, this recipe will be just the ticket!  It's cold, snowing, and the wind is howling!  A nice cup of this Fireside Cocoa Coffee Mix ought to do just the trick.  Today is the day for a new recipe challenge sponsored by the Recipe Challenge Blog and Scrapbook Store At Your Door.  Our challenge is to come up with a recipe for drinks to warm the soul.  What's better than a good cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and when you combine the two,  you've achieved absolute perfection!!


I used this fabulous two sided paper from Scrapbook Store At Your Door for my page today, and  added the sentiment and House Mouse image, which can also be found there.  I colored this little guy with my Copic markers, and added some Cotton Candy Stickles to the heart and steam. The subtle cup and steam you see in the background of the recipe were stamped with the rereleased Hot Cocoa set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I was so happy to see that set come out of retirement!!  Woohoo!!  The hearts were punched with my SU triple heart punch, and the recipe was cut wil my Nestabilities label die.  I used some textured card stock behind the label, and did a little paper piercing on the corners.  The edges of the label are distressed, and sponged with gray ink, and I  sponged a little gray behind the cup just for a little bit of a shadow effect.  Please be sure to stop by the Recipe Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the girls have cooked up to warm your soul. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a blessed day, and happy stamping!

Love ya,

11 comments:

Tanja said...

Lorie, I love your recipe. And the paper is so awesome like the little mouse in the cup is. And everytime I see how you colored your images I learn a little bit more :-) Thank you !!!

Ceal said...

Lorie, This is way cute! I love Ht cocoa and this sounds yummy!

Michelle said...

AWE! This is so cute! I can't even imagine how cool your recipe "box" is. it's a work of art all on its own!

so so cool...

Stampin Mindy said...

Very cute idea. Love the papers and that stamp. Super cute!

Jessie said...

Wow Lorie, this is just gorgeous! Love your choice of paper and that HM image is just perfect! Love the way you have a cup image on the actual recipe too. Hope you are having a great day, hugs, Jessie x

kadie said...

Another beautiful beautiful creation and fun way to share a recipe! I hope that mousie is okay though...he's steaming! :) HUGS

MiamiKel said...

Oh so sweet! Love the House Mousie all cute as can be and the title - nicely done! This is such a sweet, happy recipe card that just really brings in the feel of the warm recipe to the sweet holiday coming up! Love it! x0x0x0

The Jurkofsky Family said...

I wish I would have had some of that yummy cocoa yesterday! Sounds delicious! Great recipe page too! Love the little mouse...

:) Love you Ma!

Jackie said...

Not sure I would fancy the drink, but I love your presentation :o)
Jackie xx

Catherine said...

Mmmmmm...an adorable recipe card and a very yummy looking recipe! Definitely will be giving that one a try. Love how you colored the image and the "soot" on the nestie. Genius!

Christine Kiehl said...

What an adorable sweetest little house mouse! I really like this creation a lot!

>