April 29, 2009

TEAPOT TUESDAY CHALLENGE

Happy Hump Day - halfway there and the weekend will be here, whoohoo!!! I look forward to it because I don't have to get up and take kiddos to school and Tony is home, lol!! Maybe I have gotten lazy since I retired....I hate to get up early!! But, I do love to stay up and stamp late - heehee! This card is one I did for Cindy aka MotherMark's Teapot Tuesday challenge. Each Tuesday she posts a picture of one of her teapots and we make something inspired from the its design, color, etc. I really enjoy doing this challenge, the gals are hysterical and I LOVE to read Cindy's tales that she weaves each week!! If you haven't ever checked it out, you really should, it's really fun!! And, since Cindy graciously gave me permission, here is a picture of the teapot for this week - isn't it pretty??!! I drew my inspiration from the colors, the flowers, and the stripes and went to work!! I decided to make a mom's day card. I used the Eight Great Greetings set from the Occasions mini for my sentiment and image - I just love it, and it's sooooo true!! I swore I never wanted to be like my mom when I was younger, and now I thank God everyday that he allows me the privelege of being like her!! She is a fabulous woman and I love her to death!! I had fun with my Big Shot dies again cutting out all the daisies, it is now my favorite die, I just love it! And, lots of bling because moms deserve it, heehee!! Today is housecleaning day for me and then I am going to get things ready for my big scrapbooking weekend, whoohooo!! I am looking forward to it. And, I get to share my BIG NEWS with you all in just TWO MORE DAYS - I CAN'T WAIT!! Thanks for stopping by!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Certainly Celery, Baha Breeze, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White card stock, Tea Party Designer Series paper
Inks - Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery markers, black stazon ink
Stamps - Eight Great Greetings
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Big Shot Bigz Die Daisies, Baha Breeze Corduroy brad, Rhinestone brads

28 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, very pretty! You really captured the pretty colors, softness, and delicateness of that teapot! Love it!

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous Alex! Love the idea of this challenge! {SMILES}

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous colors, Alex! My favs!

Dawn Easton said...

Wow this week is flying by...I didn't realize it was hump day!
Your card is lovely, such pretty colours! I really want those flower dies...ack!

Michelle said...

Super dupah card Alex. I love the flowers & colors. Pretty teapot indeed!

mudmaven said...

Very nice card. Great job on the challenge this week! ~chris

Mothermark said...

Alex! I love your card and how fun and appropriate (timing) that you were able to make a Mother's Day card! The sentiment makes it so special especially when we hear alot of times people saying the exact opposite!

The colors are soft and pretty, the epitome of a Mother's Day card!

Thank you so much for the kind words, for listing a link to my challenge and for coming to the teaparty and bringing this wonderful card! Love that you are becoming a regular! Snort!

Hugs!

Manna said...

What a pretty card, Alex! Love the soft colours!

Dani said...

Gorgeous! The teapot is so pretty and you did such a wonderful job turning it into a card! :)

Linda B said...

What a wonderful inspiration you had from that teapot . . . love love love your card and the colors . . . hope you bring it to share up close and personal at the NSD crop in Paradise . . . can't wait to see ya!!!!

Lauren said...

Super cute Alex! I love the inspiration piece.

Crystal said...

so cute, fabulous card!

Natalie said...

Lovely card Alex, I love the flowers. x

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty, Alex! Great job with the insp. :)

Melissa said...

Good night.....you totally hit the nail on the head with this one! Beautifully done my friend, beautifully done!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Cindy Haffner said...

So beautiful. Some of my favorite colors.

Chris said...

gorgeous!! your mom wil love it!! i HATE to get up early also!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I LOVE your card, Alex! I wish my Mom were still alive so I could send her a card with this sentiment. What you said is so true for me, as well. I find myself more like my Mom every day and now I do, indeed, feel lucky!

Latisha said...

Great card Alex!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Oh I just love old teapots - I actually collect porcelain tea cups and saucers. Your take on the teapot is spot on!! Very pretty.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh so gorgeous!! WOW!! Really love the beautiful colors!!! I love purple!! So fun!! :) Great take on the teapot challenge too!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

So sweet and cool what you wrote about your mom...I can relate. I think I have the best mom in the world. Beautiful card!!!

Rose Ann said...

I love all of your beautiful die cut flowers, and the pretty colors you've used, Alex!! Wonderful card!! Hugs!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Alex, love the prettyy papers and all those lovely flowers. Hugs Nikki x

gina said...

This is gorgeous Alex, I love the soft colours you have used and the sentiment is cute too :)
Gina xxx

Risa said...

Your card is very pretty Alex! The color combo and beautiful embellishments make for a pretty card!
hugs
Risa:)

Ila said...

I Love this card...the flowers and colors are Gorgeous!!!....Hugs, Ila

myhappyplace said...

Your card is so soft and pretty Alex!