So excited today! It's National Tea Day and over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers we are hopping along with Honey Bee Stamps and sharing inspiration with some fantastic Honey Bee products!
I don't often drink hot tea actually... I do like it with lemon when I'm not feeling well. But every few days I brew a fresh pot of Black Mango Tea and keep it in the fridge. I fill my cup every day before I go to work with a slice of lemon and keep myself caffeine infused all day. I just keep adding water so by the end of the day it's barely caffeinated which works out well for bedtime...lol!
So!! What's going on today?? We've got lots of inspiration for you! Hop and comment along the way for your chance to win one of two $30 gift certificates to the Honey Bee Shop! You have until Friday, April 26th at 11:59pm to leave us some love and be entered in the drawing to win! The more love you leave... the more chances you have to win! Winners will be announced on the Honey Bee Stamps and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blogs on April 27th!
You should have arrived here from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog! If you get lost along the way, just head there or to the Honey Bee Stamps Blog for the full hop list!
For my first card, I wanted to combine the beautiful Honey Bee Spring Blossoms set with the quite awesome Tea Time Stamps and Honey Cuts:
I decided to do some line coloring with my Prismacolor pencils... my first time and while it didn't turn out as I had imaged, I do love the way it looks! And these flowers are perfect for the technique. I created three different layers in the corner of my card.
I stamped and die cut the cup and lemon slice from the Tea Time set and colored them in with my Copics and nestled it into the flowers.
And I built my sentiment using the Perfect Blend sentiment set. I love this set because there are so many sentiments and single words or short phrases that can be combined together to create so many different sentiments!
And with this pink pretty I'm playing along with the challenge over in the Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenges group on Facebook... would you just take a gander at this inspiration photo:
I'm also playing along over at Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge....it's all about Beautiful Blooms!
That's quite the inspiration isn't it? Just join the Facebook group here and add your creation to the challenge album!
The coolest thing about the Tea Time dies is not only do you get a die to cut out each of the stamped images, but there are also a few that are stand alone dies so I decided to make a card using those:
I used some pretty design papers from Authentique and of course my cup is plaid! And another sentiment that I built from Perfect Blend.
Yeah... I'd buy that cup!
With this one I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Spring Mood Board... it's also a beautiful one!
And I'm also playing along at Kat Scrappiness' Pastels Challenge for April!
And finally I was inspired by the packaging that my last order came in!
Yup... that background paper was cut from the bag that my order was packed in! I used a bunch of the images from Tea Time for this one.. it's such an awesome set!
Edited to add:
This one got top pick at Inkspirational!
Making me hungry....
And I really can't say enough about the Perfect Blend sentiment set... it can't be beat!
With this one I'm playing along over at Inkspirational... it's a fun Tea Photo Inspiration!
And there you have it!
Thanks so much for stopping to see me today! I hope you enjoyed your visit and please do be sure to hop along through and see what everyone has created for you today! From here you should head on over to my awesomely talented teamie Helen Gullett! Comment along the way for chances to win one of the two $30 gift certificates that Honey Bee is so generously offering up! And Happy National Tea Day!