Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday Tea...with UNITY!

Hi there!

{{{Thanks SO much for scrolling down to view my Greeting Farm preview today, too!  I am so grateful that you take the time! MWAH!}}}

Brrrrr...it's chilly!  And one of the FIRST things I always think of on days like this?   Ok, the beach, Charleston, SC, a fruity cocktail....but HA!  SOON after?  Tea. 

What could be better than curling up next to the fireplace with a kiddo (or four) or DH on a day when you just want to stay in your jammies or under a nice toasty blanket?   Ahhh....actually, makes the cold seem..well, NOT that bad!


I am SO honored to be joining the UNITY girls today as the DECEMBER GUEST Designer and showing you more images from the AWESOME new Kit of the Month for December, {Delightful Moments}.  The few images I used here on my card today from the are some of my faves from this kit!  I LOVE tea, and the sentiment "You're my cup of tea" is just too perfect!   And how appropriate that the kit is named what it is, because, well, I can definitely say that sipping some nice hot tea on a chilly day would be considered a delightful moment, wouldn't you?


I went with a pocket card technique for this card and adhered a tea bag to the inside so that the recipient will get a little surprise with this card!  I LOVE the whimsical, adorable flowers from this kit, too.  I used one of them and cut it out to create the tab to pull out the pocket card.  I hope you enjoy it!

Well, Thursdays are AMAZINGLY fun and filled with more talent that you can shake a stick at!   Be sure to head over to the UNITY BLOG to see what's going on and also stop by and leave some love for these awesome chicklets who have made me feel TOTALLY welcome and appreciated!  I {heart}:
Well, that's about it for me today.  Tomorrow I'll be back with even MORE Unity Goodness as it's Friends with  Flair Friday and I wouldn't miss it!    Thanks for stopping by today and for scrolling down-you guys are DEFINITELY my cup of tea!

"Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. " ~Author Unknown

"Tea is instant wisdom - just add water..."  ~Astrid Alauda

48 comments:

kadie said...

Beautiful Beautiful!! Wow! Love that creative fold with the tea bag placed inside and the adorable stamped tea bad on outside!

Kris said...

Oh my gosh girl!!! this is a beau"tea"ful creation!!! i love the colors!!! and those flowers! you really made a hot cup! =D hugs, kris

Randi said...

So amazing Jess!!!! Each element is so perfect!! Look at all that amazing detail!! I really, really love this project! I especially love how you used those flowers!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Jessica!! I just love your earthy colors and your design on this pocket card!! Stunning!! The flowers are such a beautiful detail!! Love the addition of tea!
hugs,
Chris

Elena said...

Wow! You always have the best ideas, Jessica! I love the pocket card! And sayings you find are so true! Thank you for sharing them!

Peggy said...

Lovely pocket card! THe colors are subdued and pleasing to the eye. I like the quote by Astrid. Must be why I drink hot tea at work all the time! :-)

Cindy Haffner said...

How fun is this Jess, FABULOUS!!

PaperCrafty said...

Gorgeous pocket Jess!! I love the rich yummy colors!!

Cara said...

Congrats on your guest spot! Yes, this is beau "tea" ful!! I like this Unity kits :o)

Allison said...

Oh wow Jess...this is so pretty!

Marcy H. said...

What a perfect Pocket Card!! Love the colors!!

Leah the Orange said...

i am SUCH a tea kinda gal! love this little set - such a sweet way to let someone know they've warmed your heart. :)

Heather said...

Super beautiful and a fun little giftie idea!!!

Jennine Chambers said...

This is just amazing! What a great little gift!

Stephanie said...

Amazing gift and card Jessica! I love it! Just gorgeous!

Lisa H. said...

ahhhh, it's cold here too. this is perfect and so pretty!

Martha said...

adorable!

dclouser said...

So beautiful! Love the colors and the tea theme!

Julie Campbell said...

This is adorable!!! What a cute, creative idea!!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

AWEsome! This is pure perfection. LOVE the colours, the way you did the ribbon (Brilliant!!!) the flower pull, the stamping to make kraft DP. he sweet teabag. Girl, you are just a paper GENIUS!

Yvette said...

This is gorgeous Jessica!

Linda said...

Hey that so pretty great colors. I love ribbon and image in bottom concer...to cute

Jodi C. said...

This is so GORGEOUS!!!! What an incredible idea and an AMAZING presentation!!! TFS!!!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling! I will have to try this.

Mary said...

Jess, this is so pretty!
What a fantastic idea. The women in my family try to get together 2x a year to do a Tea. I nee to host one soon and this would be a wonderful little gift to give each one of my Aunt's, cousin's, Sister's etc.
Is there a tutorial for this?
I love the quotes also! I think I will save those as well!
Thank you for the inspiration!

Renee' Dezember said...

Oh my gosh this is just adorable! tfs

Kelly Landers said...

Jessica this is the sweetest little package that anyone would adore getting. I love the colors and all the details that you put into it! It warms my heart like a cup of tea warms my tummy!! :-)

Donna said...

Oh Jess...The detail and work that has gone into this creation is just AMAZING! The colours and the stamp and.....Well....Just everything!! Perfect! Stunning stuff! Xx

Danni said...

This is awesome!! Love it!

Eva said...

Oh my goodness, this is pure gorgeousness!!!! WOW!!!! Love it big time!!!

Espbfdl said...

Too cute:) Love these stamps:)

~~Audrey~~ said...

Gorgeous card and a brilliant idea!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Jess! This is seriously awesome, girl! LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOVIN' it!!!

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Gorgeous! You are fab, but you already knew I knew that didn't you???? MWAH!!!

Gwen said...

This is just awesome, it is already in my great idea folder!! Love it!

Kim Nath said...

I really love this one, it has such a great artsy feel to it!

stampjourney said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous...and so nice with the tea packet inside! Love the distressing, embossing, design, and of course the Unity stamps!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE this card!!!

Betty said...

Great job! Classy and easy perfect combination.

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS PULL OUT CARD - GF!!! I'M LOVIN' IT!!!

Also *congrats* on your GDT gig with Unity!!! You rock!!! Hugs ~S~

Sarah C said...

LOVE...Love...love...IT!!! I will be trying this one!!!thanks for sharing!!!

Pam Varnell said...

This is just fantastic Jess. Love your pocket card. Just gorgeous!!! Hugs.

Rona said...

TOO CUTE!! Love the idea! Great stampin'

Ann Kranitz said...

Jess, this is soooooo cute!!! LOVE the colors that you used and that flower on the front is such a perfect touch. Great Job!!

Jessy said...

LOVE this!! Its such a pretty card. Love the colors and the criss-cross design, and the use of the Dec KOM, I cant wait to get mine!! :-)

Wendy said...

I LOVE THIS ONE! That tea bag is adorable!

Kim R. said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I am blown away by this!!!!!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous. This is now my new favorite Jessica card. :-) I can't take my eyes off of it.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Fabulous! I love this adorable tea bag card!!!