Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sweet and lovely vintage


A lovely way to begin a weekend. I joined a swap on the Stamp Shack with "vintage" as the theme. Here, I used an image by Tuscan Rose; a stamp (the word "sweet") by Heidi Swapp; papers by Foofala; lace and prima flowers. For the swap, we have to create only the card front. This saves on postage costs.
We received an inch or two of snow last night, with a layer of sleet/ice beneath it. It made driving quite interesting today. We went out to a local restaurant for breakfast, ran a few other errands, and came home. It is certainly chilly, this weekend. My husband found some wonderful "chilli powder" that you add to your hot chocolate. I believe this is how many Mexican people enjoy hot chocolate. Neither my husband and I are Mexican, however, we have seen many shows on television where this spice is shown as a favorite addition to hot chocolate in Mexico. Well, we tried the chilli powder, and it is absolutely delicious!
I hope you are enjoying beautiful weather where you are! Thanks for stopping by!

Edited to add: Some folks have written to me about the "chili powder" I mentioned above. It's not regular chili powder (the red kind). It's a special chili powder called "Cocoa Chili Powder" made by McCormick's. So, please don't use regular chili powder. You have to find the kind that is designed specifically to be added to hot chocolate.

9 comments:

runningonink said...

WOWZERS these are lovely! So pretty and sweet! Love the colors! We just had hot chocolate- might have to try it the chili powder next time! Have a wonderful weekend!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the vintage feel of your cards.

Jennifer E. said...

These are so cute and so very well done! Great job Ethel!

Jennifer said...

Perfectly lovely!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

These are beautiful. :)

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Lovely cards, Ethel! Such a sweet image and pretty colors! I had friend bring me back chocolate with chili made in Napa that you melt and mix into milk or water to make hot chocolate. It was SO delicious! I'll have to try out the chili powder.

Renu (midnitecreations) said...

Your card fronts are so adorable. And for the hot chocolate, it would be pretty bad if you put the red chili powder and expect it to be delicious! lol

lakeslady said...

I have these cards in my hand( as I was the one who posted this swap) and they are absoloutely wonderful.
Ethel really excells at creating vintage art and she is an artist I very much admire.

Aileen said...

its no wonder you've been published ALL of your cards are just gorgeous!! You do great work! Thanks for sharing! :-)