Friday, June 29, 2012

Shabby Tea Room #120 / Ribbon Reel #31- Tea Party

So much for the lazy days of summer.  I have been so busy lately and there has been very little "me" time.  My son is going to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico so we are trying to get him geared up with everything he needs to "live off the land".  He has been officially dubbed "trip photographer" so I expect I will have lots to scrap when he gets back.   I am going to miss him so much!!

I am still working with our 5 month old puppy - she has lost two of her canines this week - so hopefully there is an end in sight to her teething.  She is a bundle of enery and requires a lot of attention!

I've had some fantastic news to report - I am having my first work published in the upcoming PaperCrafts Holiday Cards & More: Volume 7 on sale August 25.  As if that wasn't fantastic enough I made the cover - it will feature three designs including one from Chan Vuong!

I  used the color combination from The Shabby Tea Room challenge, and the photo from The Ribbon Reel as inspiration for the card I made today.  I love the photo of the three girls having a tea party!  Isn't that the sweetest?  I took the colors from their feathery hats to color my tea service and tried to keep the papers and trims more fun  (like the striped twill) for the little ladies, and less elegant and formal. 

My daughter used to love dressing up in one of her Disney princess outfits, floppy hats and feather boa's and make us all sit down for a civilized tea party - even though some times it was just kool aid in our tea cups!  She is all grown up now in college, but she still loves apple tea in a cup with a saucer with a few sugar cubes on the side!  Ooohhhh and we can't forget a plate of sweets now can we?
Thanks for having a peek!  Have a beautiful day!


Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  5" x 7"
Stamps:  Serendipity Tea Service, Tea Cup, Tea Time!
Paper:  K&Co. Cut N'Paste Collection
Papertrey Ink:  Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold
Mulberry Flowers, Button Twine, Twill Ribbon:  The Ribbon Reel
Markers:  Copic
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels 14, Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails Oval
Border Punch:  EK Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace
Button:  Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx


Rebecca Deeprose said...

BIG CONGRATS Jeanne!! and such a pretty card!

Kristi said...

This is so gorgeous!You blow me away everytime! Also congrats on you being published..I buy that issue every year and now I can say I "know" the cover girl! I am so excited for you and can't wait to see your it!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your exciting publication news. I am thinking to myself--of course, she deserves to be on the cover, why is she sounding surprised! This card is so sweet, and just so 'you'. I would love a china set like it, or just perhaps to sit down sometime with you for a cup of tea.

Marybeth said...

A Big Congrats again! I couldn't be happier. So well deserved. Oh they grow up way to fast. But you will always have the little girl memories of your daughter. Beautiful tea cups and beautiful card Jeanne. I have so many tea cup stamps , I should use some of them. Love the way you used your teacups.

Julia Aston said...

Big congrats on being published - AND on the cover!! whoo hoo!! Love your tea card - that lacey framing and wonderful flowers!

Unknown said...

Congratulations Jeanne!!! I am thrilled for you and can't wait to pick up a copy of that mag. :)
This card is precious and I love the colors you used and the super dies you always use.
Very Pretty!

Pauline said...

Wow, big congratulations on getting published AND on the front cover too!
Gorgeous card, I love that stripy twill, my favourite ribbon, and those pretty roses, the sweet tea set and the fab frame, a gorgeous card!

Helen Berry said...

Yay, Congratulations Jeanne - that's the BEST news!! I'm so happy for you - you totally deserve your publication and on the front cover too - Yes!! I'm DEFINITELY going to buy that issue and get it shipped over! Your card is amazing - you just blow me away with your gorgeous creations and this one is no exception. I absolutely love the little tea set and those flowers - wow, total yum! Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel - always look forward to seeing what you come up with x

Deborah Frings said...

Love your fine china!!! So pretty and the lacy frame is fabulous! Congrats on being published - I shall keep my eye out for that issue.

Sounds like you're all having a fun and very busy summer!

JJ Bolton said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! I'm so excited for you Jeanne!!! The cover, wooohooo! I'm totally not surprised of course:). I can't wait to see it! I'm so, so happy for you my friend. I predict lots more published work in your future:)

And this card is absolutely perfect! Love the coloring and the doily cut! So beautiful with the flowers:)

Debbie said...

What a stunning card, Jeanie, and what exciting news about your publication -- congrats! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room and at TRR this week :)

purple_pea_fran said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for sharing with The Shabby Tearoom this week.