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Time for Tea

It took me a long time to learn to like hot tea.

I like the ceremony of it. But, tea is not for impatient people. There is a process to making a good cup and it shouldn’t be rushed.  However, I am not a patient person. I’m especially not patient in the morning when I need a caffeine jolt! Given the everyday choice I will choose a cup of hot coffee over a cup of tea, but I do love hot spiced tea at Christmas, cold almond tea from The Cottage, and a sweet hot toddy when I have a bad cold. But, on a cold day when the house is quiet and I want to be cozy and read a good book, I’ll take the time to make a good cup of tea!

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday and this is the perfect card for a kindred spirit!


This week’s Cupcake Inspirations Challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations  and they are generously providing a $15 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner. STAMPlorations also hosts numerous monthly challenges on their blog so be sure to hop over and see what’s going on there too!


STAMPlorations offers the occasional free digi image for the Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge and I found this Cup of Roses digi stamp by Sherry Russ to use for my focal image.


I flipped the image and added a sentiment that I designed in Photoshop Elements using the Jury Duty font.


I colored the images with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock and then cut out some of the edges of the leaves with a craft knife to pop them up for a little added dimension.


The black Club Scrap cardstock underneath gives it a nice shadow!


Check out what the rest of the design team created here (the STAMPlorations design team joined us this week as well!), then go make a card and enter the challenge! Can’t wait to see what you create!

Do more of what makes you happy!


Challenges entered:

STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge

PDE Linky Party #159 Cards






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