May I pour you a cup of tea?


Welcome to Sketch Friday…. At the end of February, I agreed to forego coffee, diet coke, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, flour of any kind and any processed food for 12 weeks. Since I’m just about 2/3 of the way through, I can safely speak of it now, though the ‘no coffee’ thing has definitely been the hardest part to overcome. There is another coffee drinker in my house, and let’s just say that for me, the ‘first part of waking up’ really should be Folgers in your cup, not your nostrils. Seriously, though, lots of great things have come about in the last 8 weeks, one of them being herbal teas, and I’ve come to enjoy several different varieties.


Creativi-TEA is a new set from Taylored Expressions, and I loved several things about it including the labels – the one I used here matches perfectly with Labels 9 Spellbinders Dies. Also loved the tea cups and pots. So, here’s my card for the Taylored Expressions Sketch I had so much fun playing with the set this morning! I really didn’t want to quit to get my kiddos up for school.

Along with patterned paper from the Paper Girl Card Kit, I used an older book from the thrift store – the page was about Marie Curie and her incredible knowledge – but, look at the text to the right of the cup. I didn’t see it until after I had completed the card, but check it out, ‘her time between the same baby and car..destined to several pitchble..intensity _____’  What do you think should come after that? Fill in the blank! After a full day trip into the city with two chatty little girls yesterday – I have a few ideas.

I’m going to check out the other Cupcake Samplers this morning – cyber sweetness, I can still have that. I know they won’t disappoint me. You can see their variations of the sketch by clicking their names here:  Monika Davis  • Lisa HjulbergLynn Mercurio Melissa SaulsJami SibleyAlice WertzRachel SztonskySherrie Siemens.

I’m looking forward to a date with hubby tonight and family pictures tomorrow. I hope that you have a weekend full of wonderful.

  •  Stamps: CreativiTEA – Taylored Expressions 
  • Cardstock: Choice Cream, Paper Girl Card Kit papers for tea cup & yellow gingham 
  • Ink: Spun Sugar and Victorian Rose Distress Ink – Ranger, Rich Cocoa Memento – Tsukinenko 
  • Accs: Copic Markers (R81, R85, W1, YR31, 0) Labels 9 Die – Spellbinders, twine, button, punch – Fiskars 

15 responses to “May I pour you a cup of tea?

  1. I just love your take on the sketch – so creative and so pretty! So yes we can do tea when you get here! 🙂 In fact I was going to ask if you want me to make reservations at my favorite tea room…but the scones may not fit into your eating plan….Very proud of you, you’re doing great!

  2. Thuis is absolutely FAB!! A card after my own heart and using all the things i loooove! Love how you used e label stamp as your bottom circular image. Altogether fabbyness”

  3. Well, it’s a beauty girly! I just love your piercing! Good for you for your persistence …I didn’t drink coke for 3 months, it’s really hard when you love something so much!

    Thanks for your sweet words this morning 🙂 Is this the tea you spilled ???? wink!

  4. Great card. The heart in the steam is so cute. What a fantastic job you are doing with your new eating plan. You have great fortitude. I hope the of 1/3 of your plan goes quickly and smoothly. Have a great weekend.

  5. Gosh, girl, this is beautiful! I love the text behind the tea cup (I didn’t even know “pitchble” was a word!), and I’m really loving that “steam” swirl. Total wonderfulness!


  6. Fabulous card Lori! Great take on the sketch! :o)

  7. Too CUTE! Love the color combo!!

  8. this is so beautiful, Lori! i love the patters on the tea pot and the tea cup. the heart swirl/steam is the perfect touch! i adore everything about this card!! =)

  9. This is so sweet Laurie, absolutely love the teapot and the papers you’ve used for this design!

  10. Beautiful, Lori — I love the label accent & pretty tea cup you made!

  11. Vicki Woebbecke

    I salute you for your commitment to get healthier. It sounds like the same thing I had to do 1 1/2 years ago (and yes I’ve kept the weight off). It’s hard but really worth it. YOU CAN DO IT! You will feel so much better and the Lord will help you through the rough times.(like missin’ your coffee in the morning)
    I, too, love the card and how simple and colorful you’ve made it.

  12. absolutely precious! it would not be any fun for me to give up coffee, that is for sure. I do enjoy all different kinds of teas, but gosh, I LOVE my coffee. you are a much stronger person than I. 🙂 way to go!

  13. WOW! So lovely! Fabulous take on the sketch. Very pretty and sweet. Love it!

  14. You are a STRONG woman to give up all of those things, esp. coffee! Yikes. Love the card…especially the text, I have a special book for just tearing out pages too. 🙂

  15. really cute card 🙂

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