Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's Too Late to Think Up a Title

Well, it is! (Too late to think up a title.) It's past 11 pm.  I just got back today from my youngest daughter's home where we spent a lovely Thanksgiving weekend.  She, my son-in-law and my sweet grandson live about three and a half hours away from us, which is much better than the eleven hours where she used to live!  I loved our visit.  We just enjoyed the time together, baked some pies, played with my grandson, went for a hike in the gorgeous fall colours and....I got to sleep in a Murphy bed for the first time in my life!  It was very comfortable!  I just loved the little welcome basket my daughter made for us!  It made me feel so special.

Parker, my little grandson, is energy in motion.  He's almost 9 months old and crawling and cruising!  But so cute with lots of smiles and giggles.  I miss him already!



But on to the reason you stopped by in the first place, a card sample.  Today's card is a birthday card for my younger sister. And it will be a push to get it to her on time!

This bright and cheery card shares three challenges today:
1. MOJO Monday for the layout
2. The Paper Players for the tea cup theme        and
3. Dynamic Duos for the colour palette of Old Olive and Tangerine Tango. 
It's not often that I can get a card to work well for that many challenges, but today's card is one of them.  The stamp sets I used were Tea Shoppe for the cups and the tea shoppe sign, Scentsational Season for the steam rising, and From My Heart for the sentiment.  The three teacups in Tea Shoppe are actually one long stamp, but I have them in clear mount and decided to cut them apart and use them separately, since I've always had a problem with the length of that one stamp.  It made it easier to ink them up in different colours as well.
I used the Chevron embossing folder to add some texture to the horizontal bar at the top, and Perfect Polka Dots to do the same on the Whisper White back panel.  The ribbon is Scallop Dots ribbon in Old Olive.
Here are the challenge logos:


I hope your weekend was as pleasant as mine!
Stamps: Tea Shoppe (w125545; c125547), Scentsational Season (w121026; c121190), From My Heart (w126555; 126557)
Paper:  Old Olive (100702), Tangerine Tango (111349) and Whisper White ( 100730) card stock
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pads in Old Olive (126953) and Tangerine Tango (126946)
Accessories: 1/2" Scallop Dots ribbon in Old Olive (124139); Brights Designer Buttons (119747); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
Tools:  Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (117335); Chevron embossing folder ( 127749);  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Scallop Oval punch (119856); Large Oval punch (119855)


  1. Well, first let me tell you that your grandson is adorable! And your teacup card is too. I love that you can cut those stamps apart...gives you so much more use! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players Cup of Joy challenge with your card! Finally, I just have to ask.....is that cookie sign on the blackboard wall behind you hand-drawn? That is amazing!!!

    1. Yes, Leanne. My daughter did that! She's amazing!

  2. You've combined the challenges together perfectly to create a great card Heather! Love your trio of steaming teacups, with the added bling. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players. :)
    Sweet shot of Parker.

  3. Great job combining the sketches. Love the details. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

  4. What an awesome card, Heather! I love how you combined the challenges. Putting the rhinestones in the steam was such a cute idea! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  5. Fantastic sweet Birthday card, I am sure your Sister will love it. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

  6. Heather, I love your card with all of it's lovely details. I do have to say that your photos are AMAZING though! Your grandson is a cutie pie, for sure! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players AND Dynamic Duos!! :)


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