Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Tea-riffic Week!

We are all a bit tired after this week's festivities---but our family had a fantastic week...filled with graduations, birthdays and visits....

Here is a card I created with this adorable tea angel image from High Hopes. Being a big tea drinker--I was immediately drawn to this image. I just love Crissy's drawings.

The image is stamped in brilliance black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils and Odorless mineral spirits for blending. You can see a tutorial here on this technique.

I didn't use any ribbon on this card (gasp!)..instead, I used the flowers to create an embellishment where I would have tied ribbon.

Isn't she cute?






Here is a close up image of the coloring and flower accents.




Materials used: Stamps-Trish Tea Angel, sentiment (High Hopes Stamps); brilliance black ink; Prismacolor pencils; Odorless Mineral Spirits (Gina K Designs); paper-white; designer paper-My Mind's Eye; paper piercing tool and mat pack (Stampin' Up!); Primas; brads (SU!); circle punch (SU!); oval punch (SU!); dimensionals (SU!).

And here are some pictures from our busy week---

The first one is my sweet baby Lauren---blowing out her birthday candles (3!) yesterday. I never saw anyone so excited to have a birthday!


And, finally, Ben on his preschool graduation night. Isn't he a handsome bugger!?


Back to packing! I HAVE to take a picture of all my stamping boxes---wow---my dh is floored that I have so much stuff! (Actually, so am I!)
Thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

Joan said...

I love your card...she is so cute holding her tea pot. Your children are very sweet too. Your son looks so proud! Joan

Amy said...

Darling card and great job with it! What fun pictures of the little ones. Lauren is such a doll!

Deb said...

Totally adorable card, the coloring is fabulous and your children are very beautiful/handsome. She looks so happy, but I would too with that big chocolate cake in front of me and he definitely looks very proud.

Glad other things are slowing down for you, so you cab get on with your moving!!

Ila said...

Gorgeous card Cammie..and beautiful coloring..I love that tea angel too.
Great photos of your children ...what a beautiful family you have!TFS....I wouldn't even want to think about moving my craft stuff right now.....or hubby seeing the amount!!!!...LOL

stampmonkey said...

Your card is so sweet! Tea-riffic (couldn't resist -lol) coloring!

Your little kiddos are sooo cute -- looks like they had a wonderful time this week. Good stuff! ;)

I'd like to see all your boxes -- it is crazy how much stamping stuff we collect, isn't it?! Scary how those boxes multiply.... Most of my things are still in boxes in the basement, although this past year I've bought enough stuff to fill up the house (which means when we finally move from here, my hubby's gonna freak when he realizes I have yet MORE boxes of stamping stuff -lol). ;)

karenstamps@hotmail.com said...

Looks like you're having a great time with everything going on-thanks for sharing the cute pics! Good luck with the rest of your packing!!

Rita said...

Luv this image & your card! Lauren is such a cutie, she looks like a little princess!
Ben is so adorabley handsome, luv those eyes!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Awww.....what a sweet card!! I've never seen a tea angel but oh my is she ever cute!!!! And I didn't even miss the ribbon until you pointed it out!! And oh what absolutely precious photos of your babies!!! Such sweet memories!!! Ohhhh.....I kept telling hubby that I didn't have THAT much stamping stuff, but now that I have my own little craft room and it's all filled up..........ooooops......guess I did!!!! :)

Stampmouse said...

oh the kids are adorable. and the card too

Carolina said...

Beautiful card and what lovely photos you managed to captured. Such amazing, happy memories!

Patsy said...

Your card is great. I love that stamp--Never saw an angel stamp I did not love. Your kids are precious. Have a great week.

Janine said...

Great card Cammie.. Good luck with all your packing!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is just too cute, Cammie! I love that image and the flowers instead of ribbon. What a nice touch!
Looks like your kids had a fantastic week! Congrats to Ben and Happy Birthday to Lauren.
Good luck with all the packing! I sure don't envy you that job!

Rae said...

Cute card! And cute kiddos too ~ what great photos of them!
Good luck with your move :)

Dawn Easton said...

Your card is adorable! Fabulous colouring! Cute pictures of the kids!

Alexandra said...

Your card is adorable and I LOVE the way you used those flowers, too cute! And, your babies are so very precious - thanks for sharing! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Barb Schram said...

Love the High Hopes image! Thanks for sharing the pics of your children! They are precious...thoughts are with you as you continue to prepare for your move, Cammie!

Lynette said...

Congrats with all your big events this week! Cute kids, great card.

I'd really hate to think of putting all of my stamping stuff in boxes and watching the boxes pile up. Wouldn't want my hubby or any movers seeing it, either! Good luck with your move.

Christi said...

Your card is so cute!!! You have such beautiful children. I am so glad you had such a happy weekend.

Crissy said...

Cammie, you are a tea-riffic person! Thanks for sharing this card. Its perfectly crafted, as your cards always are, with wonderful little details. I love the two tabs at the top. Your coloring is perfect too, also as usual! Thank you too, for the sweet compliments on my design!
Your children look adorable beyond belief! You are truly blessed. Thanks for inviting me to have a peek!
Crissy

Anita C said...

I like your card, the angel is sooo cute. I also am a big tea drinker. You children are beautiful and they look so happy. My son will be graduating Grade 1 this year and my daughter starts Kindergarten in the fall. Good Luck with all of the packing :)

peanutbee said...

Love that card!! Great DP choice, and yes, that HH image is super adorable...as are your kids...both proudly sporting their tiara and grad cap!!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is pure sweetness.....and so are your children, Cammie!! You must be soooo proud!!

Melanie said...

wow what a lot to have going on on top of moving!!silly me, I thought you'd be taking a break from blogging, congrats on another publication(you'll probably get tired hearing that soon!) hip hip hurray for your fabulous kids! :)