Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It is SIMPLY time for Tea...

...and that's about all I can handle right now-ugh.  Yet another stomach bug has decided to knock me over and I am thinking tea is about ALL I can handle...maybe some Gatorade :(

Well, I've come to the right place, because today is the Taylored Expressions "BLAST from the PAST" Blog Hop and I'm using CreativiTEA for my card today.

Now, I must warn you, I am NOT a "CAS" (Clean and simple) kind of stamper.  This was a very difficult concept to me and if it hadn't been for Sankari's AWESOME sketch I don't know WHAT I would have come up with, LOL!  I swear, the word "simple" when it comes to a "Clean and Simple" card only makes it more difficult for this girl....I had to hide my sewing machine and put off those extra layers of paper and MAN, it was hard!   Here's the sketch which was optional to use for today's event but BOY am I glad it was there:

My card today uses the APRIL Key Ingredients kit, featuring the super cute "Kitch" line of papers by The Girls Paperie.  Everything you see on this card comes with the kit, including the super cute mini-rose and pearls.   Are YOU a Key Ingredients subscriber?  Be sure to check out ALL the deets on how you can have fresh, tailor-made card kits arrive at your door each month-it takes ALL the guess work out of stamping, let me tell ya!

I did a little bit of paper-piecing (shhh!) here-for as SIMPLE as this card is, it needed a little 'somethin'.  :)  I am sure that I am not alone in the fact that "CAS" just isn't really "simple" for some of us :)  But hey, it's ALWAYS good to challenge ourselves, right?

Be sure to check out the links below-it's an amazing list of hoppers!  Thanks so much for stopping by, everyone!





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24 comments:

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love the floral paper you used for the cup...so victorian!!

Kelly Booth said...

So cute Jess....I too love the floral cup!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

GORGEOUS! I just got that patterned paper and I love how you used it. Bright colors for Spring and a wonderful card indeed!

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful card!
Sending Well Hugs your way! Hope it helps!

Danni said...

Feel better!! Very pretty card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Just GORGEOUS Jess! LOVE the colors and the papers you used! This tea set is one of my favs and the pearls are the perfect accent! Sorry to hear you are sick...feel better soon!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Sweet & pretty, love the floral paper you used for piecing!

FibreJunky said...

Aw!! It came out so sweet!! I love it! I'm sorry you don't feel good. I hope you feel better soon.

Tracy said...

Sorry you're not feeling good Jess. :( Your mojo is still alive & kickin' cause this is fab. Love this set!
Hugs,
Tracy

Miss Magoo said...

How cute! I love the paper piecing! Sending healthy vibes your way - thanks for taking the time to share!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh girlie, some Gatorade would probably be good. Sorry you're not feeling well and I hope you feel better.

Beautiful CAS card. I LOVE that floral paper!

Jess Willison said...

Great card!

Julia Aston said...

So pretty! love the floral papers!

Harriet Skelly said...

YOur card is beautiful - I love your paper pieced cup and saucer!

Radha said...

OMG!! that is SUPER!!
U made this?? Well done:))

margie c said...

Oh so cute!!! I looove paper piecing! and this is fabulous :)
hugs to you!
margie

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Beautiful! I love tea and this is great!

Niema said...

NIce!

Natalie said...

Hope you are feeling better!! Your card is sweet, I chose the same set to use this month, too!!

1CardCreator said...

I sure hope you feel better soon. Gorgeous card, love your paper piecing.

Joan Ervin said...

Your little paper pieced cup is adorable and the paper is sooo pretty!!!

CraftyEngineer said...

Hope you feel better. Great card!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is just precious! Love the paper pieced teacup and the matching strip!

Chris L.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute!!