This afternoon I spent some time in my craftroom playing around with the gorgeous inspiration in "The Shabby Tea Room": HERE.
Here is the creativity/inspiration photo from Lenet:
I love the picture of the old books, the soft neutrals, the white in the bedding, the cream and texture in the nubby blanket on the chair, and the touches of pale blues in the framed pictures. Gee, I could move in to that photo and be perfectly happy! LOL!
This is my first time actually linking up and playing with everyone at the Shabby Tea Room. I have visited all of the gorgeous inspiration many, many times over the past couple of years but did not have much time to play due to the circumstances I was in with my husband's illness. This week I saw my crafty friend Rebecca's lovely post on her blog (she is also this week's Guest Designer) and absolutely LOVED what she created! After reading her post I visited the site and was determined
to join in this week- which I was able to fulfill today.
Here are some pictures of my project.
I love how these old book page flowers turned out! And some aqua felt leaves to go with them doesn't hurt!
I made this card and matching bookmark for my son's school librarian who has been very supportive to me and my family over the past two years. When school gets underway I find it hard to find enough time to make as many things as I would like to have to thank the teacher's and staff at school for all they do. They are under-paid, over-worked and so dedicated to helping the future generation that I wish I could give them all a raise and a bonus! I am glad that I can at least give them a handmade card and a treat with maybe a latte-card thrown in or a gift card to Barnes & Noble. Our cousin Barbara is a teacher in California and she says - give them chocolate!!! Teachers love to receive chocolate!!! I tend to give coffee cards because I think there are many days in rainy and cold Seattle where a cup of coffee is the perfect pick-me-up before school starts! And a mocha latte is the best!! What could be better than chocolate in our coffee?!?
That is it for me this evening! Thanks for taking a look at my card and matching bookmark! I would love to hear what you think! I wasn't too sure about my card's layout and the rules of three but I just went with it in the end....
Stamps: All Booked Up - Papertrey Ink
Papers: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink; Old Book - from thrift store
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs: Doily Die; Papertrey Ink -Mat stack and Limitless Layers 1.5" set and sending you leaves; Stampin-UP/sissix - butterfly; MFT- border die medium scallop; flower dies
Impression Plates: Papertrey Ink - lines/siding, Cheery Lynn Designs - burlap
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Kraft, Aqua Mist, Copics BG10
Sewing Machine: Janome Sew mini; Coats & Clark thread
Felt: Papertrey Ink - Aqua Mist
Other: scissors, fiskars paper trimmer, Vagabond, glue dots, ad tech adhesive, tombow mono multi glue