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Asterisk Cappuccinos, crafting & Keurig
06/05/2014 Karen Sydnor in Close to My heart / No comments

This past weekend I had a wonderful time hosting a “Keurig Rivo Coffeehouse Anytime” houseparty courtesy of Houseparty.com. I invited a handful of my best girlfriends and we handcrafted our own coffeehouse cafe styled drinks like lattes and cappuccinos using Keurig’s latest brewing system – the Rivo. Using any of the four different espresso cups and fresh milk, you can make any type of coffee drink imaginable. I love how the machine froths the milk. We used almond and coconut milk. This machine will totally eliminate your need to go outside your home to any of the big coffeehouses for coffee. It is one awesome system.

Because I am such the crafter, I created a bingo game using coffee words where the winner had to yell, “latte” if they won. The partygoers used coffee beans as their chips. Also, keeping with the coffee theme, I decorated some glass jars that I had saved with coffee beans and delicate flowers coming out of the top. I also put my Close to My Heart stamps and Silhouette cameo machine to work and designed goodie bags for everyone to take home with them with the words “thanks a latte” stamped on the front.

The cook in me came out that day and using my Kitchenaid stand mixer, I whipped up a batch of chocolate mousse complete with fresh whipped creme. I also entertained with light hors devours of eggplant pizza, fried squash and sparkling cranberry lemonade!

We had so much fun. However, the best part about the party was Houseparty sent a Rivo brewing system to give away to one of the guest at the party! Can you believe that? I created an virtual online scavenger hunt where the first partygoer to find the answers to 5 questions won the Rivo. I kept it a secret, so they didn’t know until the end.

Below are some photos from the event. I hope you find some inspiration if you are planning a party in the future.

As a sweet treat for my wonderful followers and blog friends, I’ve included a coupon code for 40% off the Rivo system at Keurig.com if you are interested in buying your own brewer. The coupon is good for a month.

And as always, “Happy Crafting”

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Asterisk No Tricks – Just Treats
30/10/2012 Karen Sydnor in Give Aways / No comments
Hey everyone!! Hope you all are doing well and survived the wrath of Sandy!!  To end the month on a sweet note, I am doing a giveaway!! If you place a $40 order by 11:59 pm Friday, November 3, 2012 on my Close to My Heart site (www.kayrochestamping.ctmh.com), your name will go into  a drawing for our newest how-to publication: Make It From Your Heart. In this publication, you will find a ton of inspiration as well as highlights of all-new artwork, technique ideas, and color palettes.  It is a $7.95 value.
Don’t forget, that is for every $40 order placed by 11:59 pm, Friday, November 3, 2012, your name will go in this drawing!
Have a blessed and creative day!!
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