During this process, you have to turn the dial around and flip past the counter that tells you how many drinks you've made. I was startled to see that I had made 817 drinks. Not because that's a lot of coffee, but because of how much that would have cost me at Starbucks.
Everyone thinks espresso machines are really expensive. But think about this. 817 quad short breve lattes at Starbucks would have cost me $3700. I got this machine as a gift many years ago, but it was probably about $900. (That's 36 large stamp sets :) ) So if you take the $900, plus the $62 in coffee beans it took to make that many drinks, maybe another $30 in half and half - we're still looking at a $2700 payback!!
If you love espresso - you might want to check it out! The company that made mine - Capresso - has discontinued it, but they have all sorts of other ones. If you get one, get one that grinds beans for you and has a ground coffee option, and DEFINITELY get one with a milk steamer/frother wand built in. You don't want a separate grinder and frother, especially if you're working with my teeny amount of counter space.
So I think that justifies at LEAST $2700 worth of my stamp expenditures over the last few years, don't you? I feel completely guilt free! Makes it so easy to enjoy creating! :)
Stamps: MFT Up Up and Away Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Crumb Cake Accessories: MFT Die-namics - Flat Bottomed Cloud Well Worn Greetings, Dizzy Border, Bleach, Paintbrush, Sponge
I love this quote so much - it's so true.
I know you can't see on the big picture, but the balloon is all glittery - I rubbed some Extreme Glitter paint on it with my finger - it's so beautiful.
Doesn't all that blue just make your eyes happy? Or wait - is that just me?
Congratulations to my Big Shot Die winner - Anne S! Anne, please email me your address and I'll get your goodies in the mail!
Now for the rest of you - your assignment for the week is to focus your imagination! Make coffee and stamp something!