Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Teapot Tuesday and The Unsinkable Molly Brown Cutting Cafe Style

This week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge (MMTPT108) on SplitcoastStampers is based on the Unsinkable Molly Brown.  The Destination Station  this week is a 14 year old girl named Alea who has undergone multiple surgeries and infections over the past 18 months.  Alea loves everything Molly Brown after visiting the Molly Brown House Museum.   If you have an extra card in your stash that you'd like to send to Alea, her information is here.

Here's bit of  Molly Brown history from the Mothermark aka Cindy on SCS. 
 Everyone knows Molly Brown from The Titanic but there is so much more to know about her. Her name was Margaret Tobin and she only became Molly when the Unsinkable Molly Brown musical was written. She loved big hats and expensive dresses and although everything was red in the musical her favorite color was really green. Two of the bedrooms in the museum are covered in green satin. She was very involved in getting the right to vote for woman and she also was one of the founders of the Denver Dumb Friends which is celebrating it's one hundred year anniversary. She was quite educated, spoke six languages including Russian and French and she was one of the first women in the state to have a driver's license. Her fame came from her adventure on the Titanic and when asked why she thought she survived, she shrugged and said, "I guess I am just unsinkable." Margaret was married to J.J. and J.J. raised chickens! He even added on to the carriage house in order to have more room for chickens!!

Here's my card and here's the catch.....for everything "Molly" we included on our cards, we have to take one of J.J.'s chickens.  Soooo...I've got a few chickens running around here...6 to be exact!  I used the adorable Dress Shaped Card from The Cutting Cafe...I love that this dress can be custom designed to suit any occasion. You can see some other examples here.
This was really simple to make.  I just cut out the card and dress overlay templates. Glued and embellished.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere the ribbons and glue dots for the flowers.  Easy Peasy!
Here's what I included to get all these darn chickens...a frilly dress, lace, green satin, fancy ribbons, a sash and pearls...hope they don't make me take a chicken for each pearl!  Yikes!

Here's the inspiration teapot:

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget the blog candy giveaway!  I addeded something to the box today...wink, wink!


Paper - Neenah Solar White, Basic Grey Two Scoops DP
Ink - Versamark Chalk ink for sponging the dress and flowers
Scor-Tape, stick on pearls, paper rose, glue dots

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~amy~ said...

good grief, check out what you've done with that Cutting Cafe Dress!!!! Wow...pure transformation...it's absolutely gorgeous!!!

Samantha said...

such a lovely shaped card, i love how feminine it is. the pleated ribbon along the bottom is just the perfect touch.

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

Regina Easter said...

omg omg omg omg.....if this isn't beautiful from top to bottom...you took that dress to a whole new level...wow

jen said...

What a fantastic job you did on this dress!!! It is AMAZING!!! Love every little detail! :)

Sue from Oregon said...

What a perfect creation...and such a pretty ruffle on this sweet dress!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Charlene, girl, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!!! THis little dress is out of this world...so much detail and so gorgeous!!! Love it!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

scrapn_momof2 said...

AMAZING!!! Absolutely gorgeous. Loving all the little details.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Ooooo!! So beautiful!!! Every detail is perfect, and I love how you used the pleated ribbon.

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