Monday, April 11, 2011

Tea Time

Happy Monday! I can't believe it has been over a week since I last posted. Time seems to have gotten away from me again. Thanks for all the sweet comments in my last post about being made an SFYTT sister. They really meant a lot to me.
Emilia's birthday ended up being a great day. This was the year of Twilight. Rich and I got her all the books and movies and Rich even found her a great game called Scene It Twilight which she loves too. We were able to go play mini golf as planned with my niece and that was a lot of fun. It turned out to be a wonderful day weather wise too. Later that night that we had a family dinner. My In-Laws came from Texas for her birthday and my mom, sister and niece also came over. Emilia's menu of choice this year was steak, my garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. She also requested a Dairy Queen ice cream cake this year as well which she loved! Here are a few photos to share with you.

I was working on a custom order most of last week but got some time at the end of the week to start something new and finally finished it today so I wanted to share it with you today.

I started with the teapot template from the Cutting Cafe, resized it in SCAL to make it bigger then I cut it out using Sweet Blush Cardstock. After that I embossed the spout, handle and lid with Swiss Dots. Next I cut the mat for the front and pieced squares from the new Girls' Paperie Vintage Wimsy Line. After that I trimmed around the edges then machine stitched it. When I was done with that I created a postage stamp frame in SCAL then cut it out and added MS white glitter. While it was drying I stamped the inside piece with the Sentiment from the PTI Tea for Two set with Versamark ink and embossed it with black embossing powder. To finish it off I added some Vintage Seam binding tied it in a bow then added a silk daisy.
Inside I added a pocket using the PTI Library Pocket die and attached some more patterned paper. As you can see is the perfect place to add a gift card or a package of tea.

I am really liking the Shabby Chic style that I have been seeing around blog land lately so this is my attempt to create that. I think this has a touch of whimsy in it too though.
I am also entering this in the Moxie Fab World Gift Card Holder Challenge
That's all for now. I will be back soon with more to share. Until then thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great night.

21 comments:

Mara... said...

Looks like you had a great birthday with your daughter!! And what a sweet tea pot card, so cute. I love how it's a gift card holder, too. The colors are beautiful!

Mel R said...

Happy Birthday to Emilia! What a fun time and LOVE the great cards and projects!

Cath said...

Hey Terri! Thanks for linking this up to the Gift Card Holder Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are SO fabulous and HB to Emilia!!! Sounds like she had a great birthday with all of those Twilight goodies!! I am 36 and totally Twilight obsessed! LOL!!

Cammie said...

This teapot is beautiful! Sounds like Emilia had a wonderful birthday.

Aletha J. Williams said...

Thanks so much for sharing Emilia's birthday! She is all grown up, literally. And beautiful.

You project is beautiful also. Very creative! Thanks so much for the share.

Diane Jaquay said...

The teapot is beautiful! Happy Birthday to Emilia!!

Monica K. said...

So cute! Love it! The patchwork on the tea kettle is perfect. Love the little pocket inside too!

Teri said...

Nice idea!

Kay said...

That's the sweetest teapot ever- I just love it!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

That cake looks wonderful! I'm sure Emilia had a wonderful birthday! My big girl turns 10 on Saturday and it seems like yesterday that she was a baby.

Your gift card holder is amazing and so creative!

Peggysuez said...

No way, that has got to be the cutest little gift card holder I think I've ever seen! But of course I like teapots. And this one is gorgeous! As is your daughter, glad she had a nice birthday!

BethieJ said...

Oh Terri this turned out DARLING!! and I LOVE all the photos from Emilias birthday.. looks like she had a FUN day!!!
Hope your day is GREAT!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Terri this is beautiful! I like the colors and patterns used to decorate the teapot. Just excellent!

Nerina said...

Oh my word! Pure pastel goodness on your teapot! I LOVE the delicate pastel colour scheme you chose - and the final project is darling - and so versatile! I'm also **so** glad Emilia had a wonderful day!!

Sharron said...

Terri, your teapot is ADORABLE! Love the delicate colors and what a wonderful idea for a gift card holder. TFS Emilia's birthday pictures. Looks like she had a wonderful day!

Angy said...

Cute - love that little sweet tea pot card. Great job on it! The gift card inside is a perfect fit!

Linda said...

I love the teapot card! Great way to present a gift card!

Regina Easter said...

omg.... what a fantastic teapot....love it....i would love to put in the customer gallery....if i can, please email me a link to this project to fabriccutups@prodigy.net

thanks

Denise "Terri" Smith said...

Hello Terri, my name is also Terri. This is my family name. I ran into your blog when going in mine which is tea time with terri. I thought it would be nice if we communicated with each other sometimes. I have a book coming out within a month. I am so excited. This is my first book and it is one of the things I have been desiring to do for a very long time. I see theat you are creative to, that's good. Hope to hear from you.

Celestial Charms said...

What a lovely birthday celebration. Love the teapot card...brilliant. I want to make one of those, for sure!
Maureen