Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tea Shoppe

Happy Saturday Everyone! 

Popping in with a stamped card today.  When SU! came out with this stamp set in their current Occasions Mini Catalog, I knew I just had to have it.  I love tea and all the little things that go with it.  Pretty cups, pretty teapots, pretty dainty food to go with the tea.  I find it all very relaxing and soothing.   So of course I had to get this set and this is my first card with it.

I used the layout from the mini catalog that the stamp set is featured in but added my own elements to it.  Used River Rock as my base for the card, a piece of Everyday Enchantment designer series paper, a Wilton small doily, and a strip of whisper white that was punched using the Eyelet Border punch then run thru the crimper for texture.  The large teacup was stamped using lucky limeade ink onto very vanilla cardstock and cut out.  Popped up with dimensionals and little pearls embellish the florals on the cup. 

I took a teabag and snipped off the end to remove the tea (otherwise it would have been too thick to have behind the cup) and stamped it with the little floral image in pool party ink.  Made a little tag for the teabag using the white peony image and colored it in with a blender pen in lucky limeade and pool party.  Seam binding in pool party color and a little tag with the "just for you" sentiment finishes it. 

Adding this card to Our Creative Corner's  "How Green Is Your Spring!" challenge.  The challenge is to make any papercraft to show Spring in all it's color using Green as the main color. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful Saturday! 

Monday, March 26, 2012


On Sunday, Stitching Cat awarded me the Liebster Award.  Thank you Stitching Cat

Liebster is a German word meaning favorite, dearest, or beloved and the Liebster is awarded to new bloggers with less than 200 followers.  In turn, I...

1) thank my friend that awarded me and link back to her;
2)  post the award on my blog;
3) pass on the blog award to five other bloggers;
4) list the bloggers I pass the Liebster on to with their links and let them know by commenting on their blog;
5)  then share five random facts about myself that people do not know about me! 

What a sweet way to pass on links to other bloggers, broaden our blogging community and learn a little bit more of each other. 

I'm fairly new to blogging and it's fun to find new blogs from those that have left comments or become followers on my blog.  Here's my list of 5~~~some may not be exactly new but they are new to me :)

                                                  1) Viola di Nebbia @ The Little Stitcher
5) Misty @ 413 Sparrow Lane

Five things about me.  Hmmm, let's see......

1) Jane Austen movies and most period pieces are my favorite to watch on the television
2) I love to drink hot tea almost daily and it's got to be in a china cup with the tea steeped in a teapot. 
3) Love to read collect cookbooks.  Have more than plenty to keep me occupied for a long time.
4) I'm a Pin-aholic (love Pinterest in other words)
5) I do not have a green thumb.  Such a shame since I really like to see pretty flowers on my porch.  Keeping them alive through to the end of summer is a challenge! 

Thanks again again, Stitching Cat for the award!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Hello

Hello!  Had to dust off the cobweb's off this little blog of mine.  It's been awhile since I last posted! 

We have been just plugging along doing our usual things.  We have enjoyed a nice Spring break from school taking a couple of days to play at The Great Wolf Lodge, boys have started baseball once again and doing a little spring cleaning of closets and drawers.  So much more to do in that department (and house cleaning!) but at least I've made a small start.  Doing a little of this and a little of that and enjoying each day as it comes. 

At the end of February I finally put the last stitches down on CCN's January cottage.  Love, love the colors on this one!  It was a fun stitch and for now, it's gone into the finished drawer to be pulled out next year.

Since Feb has come & gone and March is soon to be over, I'm not going to start on those cottages right now.  I may start April but I doubt I'll get it finished before the month is out.  I'm not that fast of a stitcher!  So, I'm leaning on getting May's cottage and stitching that one so that I can have one cottage that has the potential of being framed and displayed in it's month. 

In the meantime, I have been stitching on a couple of things that are new.  One is something I found online.  Ran across This Blog on Pinterest and found this free chart of Jane Austen's house with one of her quotes "There is nothing like like staying at home for real comfort".  I just think it's such a pretty pattern and since I'm pretty content just being at home and a fan of all things Austen, this fit me to a tee.   I had to start this one right away.  Originally I picked out a different color way than what the designer had listed but it began to have a fall feel to it and that's not how I wanted it to turn out.   Ended up going with the recommended DMC colors she has listed on her pattern which, to me at least, gives it a more summer and brighter feel to it which is what I'm leaning to right now. 

36 Ct Vintage Maritime White Linen by Lakeside Linens
DMC threads as listed on pattern

I've gotten more stitching on this since I photographed it.  I have the top and border sides done along with the top part of the phrase and have just started on the house.  Am enjoying stitching this while watching my favorite Austen movies.   If you'd like the pattern to stitch, you can find it Here

I'll be back soon with some stamped cards I have made recently.  Dusted off my stamps and ink pads and played around with them some.  It's been way too long since I've done that and it was such fun. 

Thank you all for stopping by and taking a peek at my blog!

Hope you have a lovely day!