Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Make it Monday, Teapot Tuesday ...all on a Wednesday!

It's tax season so that means less time for fun and more work.  sigh....

I combined the Papertrey Make It Monday 102 Pillow Box Stamping challenge with the Teapot Tuesday MMTPT235 challenge to make a little gift set for Cindy Motherway, affectionately known as, da Mudder.  Cindy has given countless hours, lots of tears and boundless amounts of encouragement to so many people through her Teapot Tuesday Challenges on SplitcoastStampers.

A few ladies have stepped up to relieve da Mudder as she steps down to go on to other adventures.  This week, Ksnurse, has planned a little dotty party in honor of Cindy.

Here's my little gift set for Cindy:

Here's what I made to send her:

I love, love May Arts velvet and I hope Cindy will like this bookmark.  It's not polka dot but I had some pretty beads that have sparkly dots on them...close, right? (The tutorial I wrote for  for these was published in Bead Trends magazine...there's a link in the sidebar.)

Here's the inspiration photo:

Thanks for stopping by...I love your visits and comments.  I'm trying to get around to return the favor.  :-)

Cardstock - Neenah
Stamps - Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics, Tiny Tags II
Ink - Versafine
Ribbon - May Arts Velvet
Other - Scor-Tape; Bazzill Basics flower;beads and findings
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Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh I also love that ribbon too... love the striking combo of the B&W and red.

Marybeth said...

Love the title of this post, made me smile. Your projects are gorgeous and so striking in black and red.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Lovely color combo. They are sure to be a hit with her!

Riet said...

So beautiful Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

Eliza said...


What a beautiful gift one I am sure she will love and treasure.


Helen F. said...

Stunning pillow box and beautiful bookmark gift, Charlene! Love them both :)

Eliza said...


No I have not received them when did you send them. As soon as they arrive i will let you know.


Shona Erlenborn said...

I especially love the bookmark Charlene! She's bound to love it!

Jacquie Southas said...

What a versatile color palette & design!

Nancy Penir said...

Your project is a work of art! Oh that bookmark! She will love it and treasure the thought, I'm sure!

Cindy H. said...

Love the polka dots on your card and pillow box and they're just stunning with the big red flower! Gorgeous velvet bookmark. What a wonderful surprise to find in this little treasure box.

Sue from Oregon said...

This is a perfect tribute card to Cindy-so her! I am sure she will love your gift-and so very cool to be published too!!!

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