Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room Submittal #2

Happy Sunday Friends!
It's a gorgeous, sun shining day here in NE Ohio 
and I have so much to be thankful for!

I have a couple 'personal keynotes' to share with you today but before I do, I'd like to share another card I made as an entry into the Shabby Tea Room DT Call.

One thing I am very thankful for is the circle of friends I have made through my 'crafting life' ... both far and near!  It was through the suggestion/encouragement from one of these friends that I'm trying out for this design team so THANKS to her and cross your fingers ... I'll let you know how it goes come the end of the month.

 

Inside Peek
Today's entry ulitizes a 'tea cup' vs 'teapot' and I just love the idea of a teacup filled with flowers.
When I was designing florals at a flower shop in PA, we used to fill teacups with flowers
especially around Mother's Day.  It made for such a special gift.
I've used an older stamp/die set from Heartfelt Creations called China Fragments & Nested Tea Cup Dies.   Stamped onto pink paper using SU Pomegranate ink then colored with coloring nibs and various ink pads.  The sentiment is by Rubber Cottage and was purchase at the Adventures in Stamping Convention held here in Akron in April.
If there are other details on this card that you have questions on, please leave me a comment and I will get the answer to you straight away!

 'ON A PERSONAL NOTE'

I just HAVE to share that my daughter Carolyn (on the left) & two of her friends just completed
the Biggest Loser Half Marathon around Presque Isle Bay, Lake Erie this morning!  
Way to go ladies ... so proud of you!




















Carolyn's Official time 2 hrs 39 minutes flat (13.5 miles).
And they met Dan from The Biggest Loser!
What a FABULOUS DAY for my (baby) girl! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and letting me share with you!
I hope you'll stop back later when I have some
photos to share of the beauty that is unfolding around my house.
Yep ... I went out early this morning with camera in hand ...
even caught the 'little varmet from across the road'
enjoying an early morning snack before the 'regulars' showed up!  LOL
You'll have to come back to see ...

As always ...

9 comments:

  1. Congrats to your fam Darlene. Beautiful card!

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  2. How beautiful the flowers look atop the tea cup
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  3. oh Darlene, your card is truly lovely! you have added just the perfect elements.... sigh.....I can picture it now, the scent of the roses..... absolute delight! I know you would be a wonderful addition to their DT! :)

    and congrats to your daughter, too! what an accomplishment!

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  4. Such a gorgeous card!! I love the distressing and those pretty flowers!!! Good luck!! I know that the Shabby Tea Room would be crazy not to pick you! :)
    And congrats to your daughter and her friends! What an accomplishment!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  5. I love this beautiful card, Darlene. So lovely and colorful, I'm sure the DT will love your entry. You are so talented, and your work is so inspirational, I'm sure you will be welcomed with open arms.
    Congrats to your daughter, she has really accomplished something wonderful~
    Thanks for sharing.
    Mindy

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  6. A lovely 'Tea' card Darlene! Love the way the cup is full past the brim, with blooms! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room. Hugs, Rebecca

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  7. Good luck in all you do and I really hope you make this team! What wonderful pictures of your daughter and her friends. Well it is Monday morning again like it or not!

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  8. Well congrats to your beautiful daughter!! Your card is gorgeous...I love anything tea cup and Roses...so put them together and you have my attention..lol...love every single gorgeous detail and good luck in getting on the team!!

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  9. Oh my, this is beautiful Darlene, such gorgeous work!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene