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I am in a bit of a snit. I wrote an entire blog piece and then, through every fault of my own, deleted it. So now I have to start over. Drat.
My big, long story about making espresso with my new machine just became shortened considerably for you. Lucky peeps. Pfffffffffffffffft!
The nitty-gritty: equipment arrived on Friday at 7:30 p.m. We almost gave up on delivery, but it finally got here. Due to Gary's healing wrist, I had to help him lift the 72-pound monster onto our counter. Holy moly. Almost had a heart attack, I think. It was a wee bit too heavy for me. Like by about 60 pounds.
Got it plumbed on Monday morning. And then the fun started. Took me two days and a pound of coffee, but I finally figured out both the espresso machine and the grinder. And can now make a yummy cup of espresso, cappuccino, or latte. Cool beans, huh? And yesterday Gary learned how to use the machine. Of course, I cleaned up his mess.
And don't let anyone tell you that there isn't a mess with espresso. They would be fibbing, for sure. But it is so worth the muss and fuss. Ergo: I am a very happy camper.
On to my card. I chose Lacy Sunshine Eleanor & Pickles Snow Day Fun, which I colored with my Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E42, E43, E44, E49
Scarves/Trim/Earmuffs/Mittens/Snowman Hat: E42, E43, E44
Pickles/Coat/Eleanor Hat/Boots: G40, G82, G85
Boots/Snowman/Eyes/Scarves/Trim: B0000, B000, B00
Glasses/Skates: W0, W1, W2
Scarf: E42, E43, E44, G40, G82, G85
I added a bit of baker's twine to the pennant banner I made using Whimsy Holiday Pennants sentiments and the Whimsy Banner Pennant die. My Kraft CS is from Bazzill. And that's all for this card.
Be sure to pop over and see the fabulous creations by Carla, Dawn, and Linda. And please play along--the more the merrier!
I am entering this into a couple of challenges, as I haven't done much of that lately:
I'll be back in a bit with another post. Lucky you...