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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Best Things...

I am a huge fan of sketches and this week Nina is hosting the sketch challenge over at Card Patterns. I also made this for the Moxie Fab Start to Finish Challenge and did the inside as well. I have been trying to make more of a concerted effort to *complete* my cards, inside and out this year. I used three different stamp sets for this card: Lovely Shelf, The Best of Life and My Cuppa' Joe (for the steamy swirls).

I made this for my daughter who has developed a great appreciation for hot tea. This year her grandmother gave her a whole gift package full of various loose tea, a tea pot, strainers and a special tea mug for Christmas. Each evening (about an hour before bed) she takes off for the kitchen to make the perfect cups of tea for us both. She makes a mean London Fog (Earl Grey tea, hot steamed milk with a touch of Vanilla syrup). Isn't that sweet :o) It is just delightful and something I look forward to each evening. I made this card for her to show her how much I enjoy this special treat each evening. She really is just the sweetest...my only girl and there is a special bond between mothers and daughters!

I combined this sketch challenge with the Inspiration Challenge CIC42 from Hope Stamps Eternal which had some beautiful cupcakes as the inspiration. My inspiration came from the colors of the cupcakes and I used Groovy Guava and So Saffron.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I pray you have a wonderful day!
Blessings,



Card Deets ~
Stamp: Lovely Shelf, The Best of Life and My Cuppa Joe
Cardstock: Groovy Guava, So Saffron, Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday
Ink: Groovy Guava
Accessories: Swiss Dots folder, Tag Punches, Brads, Ribbon, Border Punch, Nesties, and Pearl Bling

12 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh Jennie, your card is wonderful -love all these combined challenges! loved reading about Virginia's new love for tea - what a sweet "pass down" from her GranMa (: wow, where has the time gone! I know you're enjoying every sweet precious moment!

craftieodamae said...

Great card and wonderful story! She'll remember that gift for years to come!

NinaB said...

My girls have been loving tea lately, too. Your card is so special. Thank you for sharing your story.

Patti said...

Gorgeous GF! Your daughter is so sweet.... cherish the time with her!

Selma said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love how you worked with the sketch. Your daughter is so sweet and these are things you both will remember forever. My daughter is grown but still does lovely things for me like this. So special!

Harriet said...

I can just smell the lovely cup of tea.... great card

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

redwasher1 said...

I just love your cards Jennie they are so gorgeous!!

Sara said...

Oh goodness, that is the sweetest card!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

This is so sweet and pretty, Jennie! I love how you used the tag punch with the ribbons to fit the sketch design!

shellpole said...

How lovely to have that special bond...treasure it Jennie.....the card is lovely and I bet your daughter thought it was grand as well....

Kristin said...

love this and love the memories you must be making!