Friday, March 19, 2010

Life is Sweet: Indulge

March 15-21 is National Chocolate Week. I bet you didn't know that, did you?  It's a great reason to indulge in some chocolaty sweetness- as if we needed one.  ;)  If you are looking for a calorie-free way to indulge, Rubber Romance has quite a few stamps that follow the theme.  Now is the perfect time to get them out and create some stampy goodness. 
For today's card I used the Diva Chef.  She is one of my favorite images ever.  She is holding a chocolate cake with a caramel topping.  YUMMY.   I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and I paper-pieced her hat and cuffs with designer paper.  I kind of went a little crazy with the lay out, but I like how it turned out.  
Fun Facts About Chocolate
  • Chocolate is America's favorite flavor. A recent survey revealed that 52 percent of U.S. adults said they like chocolate best. The second favorite flavor was a tie (at 12 percent each) between berry flavors and vanilla.
  • U.S. chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the almonds produced in the United States and 25 percent of domestic peanuts.
  • U.S. chocolate manufacturers use about 3.5 million pounds of whole milk every day to make chocolate.
  • Sixty-five percent of American chocolate eaters prefer milk chocolate.
  • The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature (98.6 degrees) — which is why it literally melts in your mouth.
  • Older children are significantly more likely to prefer chocolate than younger children (59 percent of 9-11year-olds prefer chocolate vs. 46 percent of 6-8 year-olds), according to an NCA survey.

Hopefully I have inspired you to get out your Rubber Romance stamps and make a sweet, indulgent card.  Thanks for stopping by today- Have a great weekend!


  1. This is beautiful! That is my favorite RR stamp :D

  2. Love the colors and papers you have chosen...the chef looks great!