Monday, April 23, 2012

A Cup of Thanks

Wow...I take a bit of a hiatus and come back to a Brand Spankin' New Blogger format and 90+ Followers!  New Blogger format...I could take it or leave it, but all my new Followers...I'm so excited.  Thank you for following along.  I'm happy to say that I am back in the saddle and have some new cards to share with you.

The past 6 weeks have been crazy busy.  I celebrated the Big 4-0,  planned a bash, went to Vegas, got a promotion and trained a couple new employees in between.  Needless to say, my craft room was feeling just a bit neglected. It really felt good to get back in there.

I had a workshop last week and, in preparation, I bought my last bit of goodies from the Occasions Mini.  For my first card, I knew I wanted to use the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set.  What better than a great color combo to pair it with?  I found this picture on Pinterest:

Are these colors not Fabulous???  They scream Tea Time to me.  Here's the card I created with them:

The inspiration for the design came from Erica Cerwin.  I thought her cup of tea was pure perfection and I just had to recreate that tea bag.  It's made with an overlay of vellum on card stock.  How fun is that!

If you love tea, or know someone who does, this stamp set is for you.  It's only available till April 30th though, so be sure to order it soon.  You can email me or order through my SU! Website in the top right corner.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip Cardstock; Vellum; Sweet Stitches DSP
Ink: Pool Party and Chocolate Chip Classic Pads
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, 1" Square Punch (Corners), Jewelry Tag Punch, Pool Party Baker's Twine, 3/4" Circle Punch, Basic Pearls, Pop Dots/Dimensionals and a Stapler


Lesley said...

What a great inspiration photo, you really created a beautiful card here Julie. Glad to hear you had a fabulous birthday!! Congrats on the Followers.

Kim S said...

I'm so glad to see your card's lovely! The vellum tea bag is a perfect touch!

Ann Schach said...

Awesome, Julie! I LOVE the colors!