Monday, January 29, 2018

Tuesday Post #2 & Tea for Two

Ps. 90:12 "So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."

Happy T Stands for Tuesday! I am linking up with Altered Book Lover for our T Party.  I want to say thank you to the T gang  for the wonderful warm welcome last week!  I was overwhelmed with the wonderful response!  It will be so fun to get to know all of you.  As I said last week I will be documenting my tea pot and tea cup collection on Tuesdays.  It just seems like a good fit. I just hope you don't get tired looking at teapots!   Monday I met two of my close friends at Panera, for tea.   I made up pretty Valentine sacks and cards for them.  Guess what was in the sacks?  I gave them each a musical teapot. They both play "Tea for Two".  They loved them!  Here are photos of each teapot I gave away.

I wanted to show both sides, because each side was different.

And my Panera drink:

And a card for you.

Tea bag art

Thank you for stopping by!  I am definitely look forward to going to your T Party this week!
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

My 2018 Calendars & WOYWW 451

Ps. 90:12 "So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."

Ok, I think this is a first for me to do posts two days in a row! And it is only my third post of 2018!  Good afternoon everyone!  Let's see I have been to the gym, played pickle ball and in a few minutes headed to the dentist!  Busy day for us retired people! LOL

Before January ends I wanted to post a photo of my gift calendars for 2018.  A dear SplitcoastStamper friend does the monthly grid with the numbers for me.  She then mails me a copy and I make copies on cardstock, and then stamp every month, fifteen times to make 15 sets.  I love stamping them, and even just choosing what I am going to stamp on each month.  So fun, and even more fun now that I have a Misti!  So here they are:

And on my desk this week, I am showing you my leftover bin on the left from where I put dies, or leftover card stock from other projects.   I pull stuff from that bin  to make another card, before  I cut up more stuff!  In the middle a scrap page I am working on from the 80s.  And on the right is two things that came in the mail around Christmas time. I won the Scor-Pal Buddie  as a prize for taking part in the Falliday Fest Challenges on SplitcoastStampers in November.   Also, shown are the Christmas tags I won off of donidoodle's Blog, Lime Green Giggles!  Fun!

I should show at least one creation that I have done, so here is my DD's birthday card that I made for her:

I paper pieced the vases from the SU! stamp Vivid Vases to make this gate fold card.  I  Love this SU! retired DSP, Blueberry Crisp.  I used Crumb Cake and Marina Mist cardstock , also from SU!  Also used MFT  Die-namics pierced squares dies.

  I am linking up with Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday post.  Stop by and see some more crafting bloggers!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope to come see you, after my dentist appointment!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday Post!

Ps. 90:12 "So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."

Good afternoon!  I am doing something different today, I am posting on Tuesday instead of Wednesday!  Mix it up a little.  I wanted to join T stands for Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover for the first time.  Not sure I am doing it right, or if the post is what it supposed to be.  The T gang will have to let me know!

For the last 30 or so years, maybe more, I have been a teapot collector, so I have a lot of teapots!  My mother was a teacup collector, so guess what?  I have a lot of those, too.  Now, lately, I have been trying to de-clutter!  So, I have come to the conclusion that I will be giving some of my collection away to some of my friends as gifts!  My daughter or granddaughter, one of them, said that is sneaky!  Well, whatever!  But before I give the rest away, because, I already did give some away, I want to document them.  So today I will feature one that had a matching cup.

This is a Laura Ashley FTD set made in China.
 I love Twinings Lady Gray, and made tea in the pot this morning.  I wasn't too successful drinking out of a square cup and would not recommend it!

A photo of a card I made several years ago.
I also collect tea stamps, dies and even one teapot punch!  So, I made this several years ago for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge at SplitcoastStampers.  The actual card is long gone, but thought I would share the photo.

Thanks for stopping by; please let me know if I am doing the T for Tuesday post right.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year! & What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 448

Ps. 90:12 "So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."

Happy New Year! I think the above verse is my Bible verse for January.  I pray my days will count for the Lord. What's your motto for the first month of 2018?

Lots of changes coming this year! The first change is changing from hostess of the Scraplift Scrapbooking Challenge to the  hostess of the Stash Buster Scrapbooking Challenge on SplitcoastStampers.  We all need change, and this is a fun one.  If you want to bust your stash head on over to my challenge STASH18JAN 01/02/18.  I will tell you in the future of the other changes going on.

Right now, since I didn't post to tell you Merry Christmas, I will show you all the homemade cards that were sent to me for Christmas by my crafty friends!  Cards full of good wishes, encouragement, and inspiration! I really hate to take them down and put them away.  What do you do with handmade cards friends send you?  I started a notebook, but it is full, already.

Julia asked if any of us are working on next year's Christmas cards.  I am!  I have two done out of a goal of 66.  I joined a challenge group on SplitcoastStampers where we set a goal of so many a month for 11 months.  Mine is 6 a month.  Last year at 4 a month, I came up short.  What that amounts to, is that everyone pretty much gets a unique card from me.  Sometimes, I may make 4 a like, but generally all different. So what about you?  If you are a card maker do  you make Christmas cards all year or just last minute?

Well head on over to Julia's to see more crafters.  It is all about sharing what is going on in our craft rooms and we meet crafters from all over the world.  Julia is our hostess.  Why not join us this year?

Thank you to all my crafty friends for all my beautiful Christmas cards!

My sample for the Stash Buster Challenge: using TH stickers and older stickers, TH letter dies, MFT Die-namics World Traveler Accents dies.  The DP is SU! and Recollections CS.  SU! Swirly dies.  All was in my stash. My challenge to myself and others is to  use what I have this year and not buy new things.  I already have new things from last year that I haven't used yet!

Thanks for stopping by!  Thank you for your encouraging comments, too.  I appreciate every one of them.