Sunday, March 1, 2015

Creative Tea Tickets!

Hello!  I have mentioned a few times here on my blog that I was working on making the tea tickets for my ladies church group.  I think this is the fourth year I have made tickets for our ladies tea.  In the past, I simply typed this info on cardstock, cut them to about 2 x 3 1/2" and either die cutted with cardstock and pattern paper or stamped and colored in a small tea cup at the top.  They were always well liked.  But, this time, I really wanted to do something different.  So, originally I thought I could get a friend to cut tea cups with her circuit and then I could just print the info on white and add to the top.  I soon found out that the teacup shape was going to have to be pretty big for that to happen.  She cut a second layer to see what it would look like and then ... the ideas started happening!  Decided to do an insert but when I could see that there still might not be enough room to get all the info on it, the idea formed to do a double layer which led to making it look like a tea bag.  At this point, I decided to play with the printing and different fonts to decide which way to go.  I asked my friend Donna and she thought the tea bag idea was adorable and said that is what I should do.  She also suggested that I dig out my Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg stamps and see if one of them would work to add flowers to the front of the tea cups.  Yes, that was added work, but the result is undeniable!  Let me show you ... enjoy!

 
 And when the insert is pulled out ...


I took them to church with me this morning.  They loved them!  And so do I!  How about you?

See you soon!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Sunday Words of Wisdom!

Hello!  I am back this afternoon with the quote of the week. I think this one is a good one for me to remember.  Enjoy!



Sometimes my expectations get in the way and if I would remember the above, that would help and possible not let disappointment creep in. I really am not talking about anything lately, but there has been times in the past, for sure.  And I always want to be open to seeing and understanding things that can help in this life. 

And speaking of my life, since I didn't go teach my classes last week because of our crazy Texas weather, I had time to make the tea tickets for my ladies church group.  I am doing a separate post to show you, so look for it in a few minutes.

Happy Stamping!

Tina   

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  Guess what?  This week was supposed to be my teaching week, but we have been having some crazy Texas weather!  First, it was sleet on Monday but that was okay as I had lots of class kits to prep for and I continued to prep like crazy until Tuesday when I decided to postpone my Wednesday class to next Wednesday because of predictions of snow on Wednesday. I must have slowed down my prepping because while it was sleeting and snowing Wednesday, I continued to prep.  It even took me part of the day on Thursday to finish all the kits.  Yesterday, the metroplex got tons of snow, here not one flake, but I know that in my classes, my ladies come from Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas, and in between, so it is not just about what it is doing where I am.  Today there is more freezing rain coming through, again not here, but yesterday I made the decision to also cancel today's class.  Unfortunately, I can't move today's class to next Saturday, as they are full with other classes.  So, next week I will be teaching on Wed. and Friday night.  On a good note, I am mostly prepped.  On another good note, it had given me a chance to work on the tea tickets for my church group.  I am almost done with those and will probably do an additional post tomorrow to show you them!
 
Now let's get to this week's cards.  I will show you my card, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!


My Card

Debbie's Card

The Sketch
I think both Debbie and I really liked this sketch.  And I like both of our cards.  The only issue it the main panel is small, so you really have to pick your image wisely.  What do you think?  Do you like this one?

See you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!

Tina

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Words of Wisdom!

Hello!  This one was on my main wall in pinterest today and I thought I like this one ... enjoy!


As I told you yesterday, this is my teaching week, so you probably won't see me until the latter part of the week. 

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  Today I am back with the share between Debbie and I.  This was one of those weeks where we had a choice of circle or square.  I went with my usual square.  But, Debbie went out of the box and out of the circle and made another shaped card ... cool!  Let me show you ... my card first, then Debbie's and then the sketch.  Enjoy!

My Card

Debbie's Card

The Sketch
The little lamb I used is kinda a spring image but the sentiment reminds me a little of winter which reminded of our weather right now because here in Texas one day it is a little springtime, even some of the trees are budding, but they are saying we might have snow in a day or two!  Yikes!  When I got this set from Darcies maybe as much as a year ago, I thought of adding fun flock.  I don't know if it shows up, but I did that and I love it! 

I am working on starting to prep for next week's class and I am almost working on a project for my church.  Every year our women's fellowship has a tea with food, a program, and a tea exchange.  For the past three years, I have made the tea tickets.  Basically, I have just printed the info on about a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch cardstock and either die cut or stamped and colored a small tea cup at the top.  Well, I thought about doing something different.  So, I asked the lady that owns the little scrapbook store out by me about a teacup from a circuit cartridge that she could make me a bunch of, 100 to be exact!  My original thinking was a teacup on colored paper with the info on top.  Simple.  Well, you know how creative ideas are ... rarely do you keep it that simple.  Yes, it has evolved. And I am happy that I have a sample that is awesome, even though now there are a lot more steps!   But, that is all you are going to get about it right now.  You will have to wait and see them finished and that should happen by Thursday or Friday of next week.  
See you tomorrow for the words of wisdom post!

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thank you for Your Service!

Hello!  Donna and I got together yesterday to make cards to add to the care packages we will be sending to our troops next Monday night.  We went to our Pinterest boards for ideas and didn't take too long deciding on what to do.  However, we had to make a few adjustments along the way, as the first idea was a little busy, so we took away a few pieces and it was perfect.  Here is our card ... enjoy!



We first had 5 or 6 of the stars and hearts, but overlapping them, you couldn't even see that they were stars, so we simplified it!  And don't you love that saying?  We are humbled, that is for sure and we thank all who serve for protecting our freedom!  We love how it came out. I hope you do too!

I'll be back tomorrow for the Saturday share!  (Where did the week go?!)

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Our Love Just Keeps On Trucking!

Hello!  I am back today with the card I made for my hubby for Valentine's Day.  Back at the end of December at the store's end of the year sale, I bought the accordion die from Elizabeth Crafts.  I decided to use it for his card and combine it with a stamp and die set (Taylored Expressions) I got last year at one of the shows.  I had been saving the stamp set for some occasion for him, and this one was perfect.  Here is a couple of photos of his card ...enjoy!

The front view ...
 

 
And when it is fully opened ...



I did the sentiment on the computer.  I love how it came out!  Up and down the hill... we keep on trucking!  It had literal meaning for me, but he probably didn't clue in on that part!  LOL!
 
I want to get to my room and stamp up some of the stamps that I got at the shows in January that I haven't even touched.  We'll see!  If I do, I am sure you will be seeing me sooner than later!

Happy Stamping!
Tina

 
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