Thursday, February 28

Tea Box Instructions

Here's the basic instructions for the Tea Box from yesterday's blog made by Heather Klump

You will need -

1 piece of cardstock 8 1/2  x 12”

Score l2” side at 3, 5 3/4, 8 3/4, and 11 1/2

Score 8 1/2 side at 3” 

( you will also need to score the last 2 sections at 4” see picture below)

1 piece of cardstock 4”x 3 5/8”
Score at 1/2 all around

3 Window Frame die cuts
(Sample shows the 4” size frame)

1 piece of cardstock 3 1/4 x 3 1/4

3 Window Frame die cuts

(Sample shows the 4 5/8 size frame for the bottom of the box)

1 piece of cardstock 3 1/2 x 3 1/2


Starting with the 8 ½ x 12” piece score the long side at 3. 5 ¾, 8 ¾, 11 ½. Turn your paper ½ turn and score the 8 ½” side at 3 inches. While your paper is turned score the last 2 sections at 4”. ( this is the section that will dispense your tea)

 Cut up to the score line on the 1st and 3rd sections of the box, and the 4” score line on the last 2 sections. Leave tabs on the 1st and 3rd sections.
 Construct the box as shown.

To make the lid, take the 4” x 3 5/8” piece of stock and score it at ½” all the way around. Cut up to the score line to form tabs and adhere tabs with sticky strip or glue dots. This lid will fit inside the box. Adhere all 3 die cut window frames together using tombo multi glue. Let dry. Attach window frame to 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ piece of cardstock. Attach to the lid. Repeat steps using the 4 5/8” size frames and the 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of cardstock. Adhere to the bottom of the box.
Embellish with your choice of DSP and ribbons.
Now all we need are the crumpets!!

Wednesday, February 27

Tea for Two ~ and then some!

Seems the weather is trying to warm up.. but to me there's still a definite chill in the air, sunny as it may be. Makes ya wanna fix a nice warm cup of tea and snuggle up with a good book... or stamp... hee hee hee!

And wouldn't it be fun to share some tea with a friend... after all, that's what life is all about... sharing what we love with each other... so I found this adorable tea bag holder on Heather Klump's blog.... so easy to make... and look, it includes some of the new goodies from the Spring Mini catalog!!!

And of course it's made with the Tea for Two DSP and the tea time trinkets!!!

Stamps - Tea Shoppe
Paper - Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Tea for Two DSP, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink - Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Window Frame framelits, Paper piercing tool, Festive paper piercing pack, 1 3/4. 1 1/4, and 1" circle punches. Marina mist taffeta ribbon, satin Organdy ribbon, Tea time trinkets, basic rhinestones, doilies, white bakers twine, tea bags, sticky strip, glue dots

Come back tomorrow and I'll give you the instructions!

Tuesday, February 26

Something's Fishy!

Adorable Adorable Adorable... think you'll agree when you see this card made by Laura Haffke using the Simply Sent HELLO card kit you can get for FREE during the Sale-a-Bration promotion... and just a reminder that promotion ends March 22nd so don't miss the boat!

She actually cut down the cards to create smaller 3x3 note cards... and used the "leftover" pieces to decorate her little envelopes!


Monday, February 25

Mr. Buckethead aka Mr. Snowman!

Jerry met David and Brayden last Friday at our cabin on Palomar Mountain... David's friend Dave also came with his twins Jenna and "little" Dave... I know lots of Davids in this story... but anywho, they all took the day off to play hookey and go see the snow.

Jerry said when he got to the cabin (had to walk in from the road as the snow was so high he couldn't even drive the truck down our street!!)... he said the temp INSIDE the cabin was 31 degrees!!!  Yikes... so he warmed it up a bit before everyone got there... .oh yea and we need a new kitchen faucet... apparently the pipes froze and broke the fixtures... swell!

Regardless, they had a great time.. first time Brayden experienced snow of course... he had a blast! They didn't have any appropriate clothes...not even gloves or mittens... but that didn't stop him! (now if a "mom" was there we would have at least put some socks on his hands... right???)

Look at the icicles hanging from the porch roof...

While waiting for the others to arrive, 
Brayden has a little snack at the kitchen table

View of the street in front of the cabin.... 
can't even tell where the street really is!

The fun begins and David starts rolling balls 
of snow to build a snowman...

There's Brayden next to Mr. Snowman... same height.

David keeps building...

Jenna and little Dave get into the act...

David continues.. but where's Brayden???

Oh, there he is.. just started taking a walk down the street...
wanted to check out the area I guess!

He returns to check out the progress....

Dave and Jenna brought their boogey boards 
to slide down the hillside..
great idea and what fun!

David takes a turn to show Brayden how it's done..

...but he wouldn't have anything to do with the boogey board...
just wanted to slide down without it!!

Betch'ya his behind is getting a bit cold...

Let's do it again Dad!!!

There goes Jenna and Dave... 

Mr. Snowman is becoming Mr. Buckethead....

And Brayden puts the final touches on Mr. Buckethead...
(notice the exposed belly... on Brayden, not Mr. B)....

Look at those red cheeks!!!
Burrrr.... makes me cold just lookin' at these!

Needless to say, he slept all the way home 
in the nice warm truck!

Friday, February 22

Ready to Get Create!

Just spent some time finding some really great card samples.. trying to decide if I should get some of these sets.. maybe these cards will help me decide.... look what I found that Nancy Riley shared on her blog from various friends:

Now go have a creative weekend!!!
Those should inspire you!

Thursday, February 21

Sweater Weather!

Well we had 80 degree weather this past weekend.. now it's back to chilly winter days and nights... and snow in the mountains again! Crazy weather!

I found this darling sweater card from Regina Andaci's site and wanted to make it for my Crazy Card Club... well that didn't happen.. so thought I'd just show it off here and let you pretend you got it... well, those of you in my club at least...

Now did that warm you up?

Wednesday, February 20

As Promised...

As promised... here's the cards we made at Sher's class in Fallbrook this weekend... she's not a SU demonstrator nor any demonstrator actually.. just another passionate stamper who puts together classes for her friends.. she comes down from Long Beach area or some place up there just to do this for her friends... so glad Ro invited me... hopefully I can go again some time...

She uses Copic color markers, of which I have none, so I just brought my SU set and used them instead and they worked fine... she pre-stamped all the cards which made it super easy for us.. she had all the punching and cutting done so all we did was color and assemble! Loved all the different ribbons she used and punches... some of which were Stampin' Up... she used Heartfelt Creations Delicate Twining Asters on each card to keep the theme the same for the matching 4-pack set.

Don't even ask me to pick a favorite.. 
love them all!

Tuesday, February 19

A Hot Mess (with results)!!

I had a fantastic 3-day weekend... got so much accomplished and yet was super relaxing.... that's pretty amazing!

I can't even remember Friday night.. other than our routine drive-through dinner... we're back in sync now for no cook dinner nights... oh yes, it was after my two hour Physical Therapy session after work... stopped and got burritos for dinner.... and watched Netflix movie...

Saturday Jerry had train volunteer duty and I got a few errands done... and stamped most of the afternoon getting ready for my All Dressed Up class on March 2nd. Saturday evening we had some last minute dinner guest.. which was awesome.. my friend Gloria and her family were in town (from San Jose) again visiting so we had them over for the famous chicken and dumplings dinner (yes we made it!)!!!  Was a fun relaxing evening together... think I have a future stamper... not Gloria but 3-year old Graciela!!! What a hoot!

Sunday after church I attended a stamp class in Fallbrook with my stampin buddie Ro... we had a great time and was fun for me to stamp instead of prepare.... come back tomorrow and I'll show you the cards we made... fantastic!

Monday ran more errands... and stamped more "dress" prep for my class... now that is the hot mess I'm referring to... my table is crazy! Here's what it generally looks like....a hot mess!

And here's a spread of the polk-a-dot cards I'm getting ready to make next
~more darling dresses~

And here's the result of the one card I finally finished.. whew!

OK so who noticed the half empty bag of Hershey Nuggets????
ut oh.. I left the evidence showing....