Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Cup of Tea!

Stamps: Basic Grey 'Cup of Tea', SU Background. Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey 'Bittersweet'. Ink: Creamy Caramel. Accessories: brads, teapot charm, organdy vanilla ribbon.

Woo hoo -- I finally completed a WRAK challenge; it's been months! It's a color challenge to use Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, and Creamy Caramel. Not only do I rarely (ever?) use caramel, but it's pretty uncommon for me to use gold, either. I'm a silver kind of gal! But thanks to this elegant charm sent to me by my buddy, Jacque, I was inspired to give the challenge a go.

I just couldn't make myself use Caramel, but I did find this Basic Grey DP that has shades of caramel (in small doses) and the sentiment is stamped in caramel, too.

The WRAK item, the floral pink cardstock, is from another buddy, Lena (tackertwosome); thanks, Lena! And although not through WRAK, I received these perfect shade of pink brads from my friend Joanna (Sitting on Copic Pens and Needles), so thanks going out to Joanna, too.

Tuesday Morning Sketch #30 is the inspiration for the layout. I went with CAS because the colors of the fun rectangle/square elements really seem to pop off the vanilla background.

Speaking of Jacque, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers because she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. You can read about this newest stumbling block in a tough year HERE and leave a supportive note, if you'd like. She's such a strong lady and amazingly generous, too -- she's offering some awesome blog candy in the very post where she announced her diagnosis! Take care, Jacque; we're pulling for you!!

21 comments:

  1. I just love your teapot charm with the sentiment charm Jess! So beautiful!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  2. Absolutely beautiful Jess! I love it - everything about it. The charm with the ribbon is just precious!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  3. Very elegant card. I love the simplicity of it. I adore that teapot.

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  4. You've got my vote! I love that teapot charm! :D

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  5. Hi Jessica, simply card, but it nead no more ! The little teapot charm is just perfect.

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  6. Ohhh Jessica,what a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  7. Jess this is FANTASTIC I LOVE that charm!!! What a great CAS!!!

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  8. I just love that little teapot, how cute, I love this colour combination Jess and the caramel looks great in the smaller squares, beautiful as usual.

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  9. Oooh, the teapot charm is beautiful with terrific colors and a fab sketch! Actually, I just thought of you yesterday when I ordered some teapot and tea cup charms for the store. LOL Then I come here to see you already have some. Now why didn't that surprise me?! lol I know you love your coffee or tea images as well as Starbucks goodness even more than I do. If only we lived closer to enjoy a cup together. :) Hugs, Kel

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  10. Sigh...Thank you so much for letting us know about Jacque..I know her and she lives not too far from me. She is so generous..She RAK'd a friend of mine with a big box of goodies..I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers..Your card is so cute..Way to go on "challenging" yourself..Hugs.

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  11. Beautiful CAS card! I Love the colors and your charm!

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  12. This is gorgeous! It is really CAS, but SO striking.... Love it!

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  13. GORGEOUS card! Love the CAS look!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

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  14. so beautiful! perfect use of the sketch

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  15. What a cute card. I love the teapot charm! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment!
    Denise
    Midnight Madness DT

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  16. Love that little tea pot-- great color choices.

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  17. Simply beautiful!!! the charm is the perfect little embellie...wonderful Jess!

    Hugs & blessings!

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  18. Jessica, this post totally speaks to the great friend you are...look at the connections you have made!! I love this card - the colors and especially the layout are dynomite!!!

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  19. Great card Jessica, I love your take on the challenge. Very simple and pretty.

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