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Thursday, May 19, 2011


I won't be around this coming Tuesday for tea, so I thought I'd leave a photo, just in case anyone drops by.  And right now, as I post this, I'm enjoying a cup of double bergamont, earl grey, black tea   :)

It took a rest over winter and now is covered in flowers and buds.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Family Album

This is a Close To My Heart, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" album.  I used CTMH paper on the covers and pages, plus I added a folded page.  The pages are all sponged and I've added cardstock pieces to make pockets and tags to put in them.

There's a chipboard flower and frame for a photo, a piece of grunge paper that I inked black for the spine and held that down with a scalloped piece of chipboard.  The beads along the bottom are attached to the back cover so they are out of the way when turning pages.

The back cover has a raised frame around the saying.  There is actually a little diamond in the center of the flower also--but it's lost in the folds.    

A closer look of the raised frame.

Inside front cover and first page. Pocket, tags and chipboard flowers

The little vine is a flocked sticky strip.

More chipboard pieces and frame for photo.

I love this pocket with the lace.

Another big pocket and Tim Holtz film strip--I'm so stingy with that stuff  :) 

 Rain dots on the sticky tape, pocket and tag.
Folded page I added--closed...

...and open, another pocket.

Lots of room for photos

 Chipboard, covered piece on left page.

A pocket on the inside back cover.
This album will hold a lot of photos and journaling!  

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Good Things in Small Packages

It's nice to know that we are all keeping the postal services in all the countries working  :)  Even though the internet took away a lot of the 'old' ways of communicating--letters and such.  I think scrappers and card makers have helped to bring it all back  :)

Anyway, I was a lucky winner over on Kimmies blog, http://artinredwagons.blogspot.com/  and here is the gift I recieved last Friday!  And she's right, good things DO come in small packages  :)  Aren't these handmade things beautiful and even more special is that Kim made the stamp too!  Thanks again Kim, I love them!

What I've been working on periodically over the past 3 weeks.  No it hasn't been here on the kitchen counter that long  :)   I had to pack it away and bring it out a few times. 
And I never work on one thing at a time  :)  
Anyway, it's coming along!  It will be finished soon and I will post more pics.  

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to come again  :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Holiday Tea on Tuesday

I'm not sure what moves a person towards any particular tea.  My choice today is a packet I found in the tea cupboard--two left from last Christmas  :)

So I had to use one of my favourite bowls for my fruit and cereal too!  I chose not to put them away after the holidays and every once in a while pull one out to use, just for fun.

It rained again overnight, everything is looking very green and the buds are really coming out on the trees and shrubs.  Little shoots are popping up in the flower bed--nice to see   :)

My humble tea cupboard  :)

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to look around and have a wonderful day   :) 

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