Another Tea Party

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If you haven't noticed I am having a tea of a time here.  I don't feel like I've been here a whole four months… maybe because I have always looked at time as an enemy.  Enemy?  Time?  My card-making days have always been numbered.

I have to ship my stamping supplies home at least two weeks before heading out, so I can have them waiting for me upon my return.  I have seven weeks left and I'm having withdraw because I am left with about four weeks to stamp!  Oh dear.

Yikes!  I better get to stampin…….

Mojo309SketchMojo Monday #309 is the sketch of the day for me.  I always welcome a challenge and you should too. =)

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I originally purchased the Tea Party stamp set only because it reminded me of an antique store.  I love going to antique stores and own several pieces, but I love the museum feeling I get when I see old furniture, clothes, and jewelry.

At the local bazaar there is a vendor who sells the prettiest tea sets I've ever seen.  I finally broke down last week and bought one.  I'm not one to use a tea set, but it sure does look pretty.

I would love to give one away as blog candy, but not sure if I'd generate any takers.  If this is something you'd be interested in leave a comment below.  If there is enough interest… I just might give one away.

Who can actually say they own a six cup tea set from Kyrgyzstan?

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The tea sets are available in a variety of colors, but I picked this one because it reminded me of our Flower Shop stamp set and the Pansy Paper Punch.

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Stamp Set:  Tea Party
Paper:  Gingham Garden, Polka Dot Parade, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suade
Inks/Color:  Cherry Cobbler
Tools/Punches/Dies:  Oval Framelits, Small Heart Punch
Other:  Basic Pearls

About Maggie

I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.


  1. I found your blog about a month ago and I just want you to know how much I enjoy your posts and your beautiful cards. Tonight I am finally getting caught up on my blog reading and I saw this posting. Your tea set is very beautiful. -Also, I just wanted to let you know that one of my favorite cards of yours that you made recently is the Little Leaves card. Just beautiful! (I love to watch Darlene’s videos also but I wouldn’t even attempt to color like she does but you did an outstanding job. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a beautiful tea set and I’m sure many people would love to get this as blog candy. Love reading your blog each and appreicate what you are doing of our country.

  3. Hi Maggie,
    I love all your cards, I really love the color combo on this one!
    I love tea sets. Unfortunately I went through a nasty divorce a couple of years ago and long story short, I no longer have any of mine.
    I just love the whole process of preparing and drinking it in beautiful tea cups. Very soothing.
    I too would be having withdrawal symptoms if I couldn’t have my stamping supplies with me! But if they are going home, it is just a wonderful reminder that you too will be home soon after.
    Take care,

  4. Love your card. I am seeing a lot of cards with the paper pieces on an angle. It is refreshing to see the cards this way. Your choice of colors is fabulous. Again, I think your friend was right; green goes with everything! I do have this stamp set and think I will try making your card. I love the cherry cobbler on the Daffodil Delight. Striking color combo.

    It’s funny that you should bring up tea sets. My husband had just brought up my Mom’s lighted hutch in to our dining room and I just put my Mom’s and my tea sets in it. My Dad used to take us to a flea market in Saginaw when I was young. It was odd too, that some of my Mom’s cups and saucers match my teapots and visa versa. Do you think she planned this? It gives me goose bumps even as I type. And, I can not believe that you bought a tea set and now you want to give it away. I think you should keep it for yourself or give it to one of your family members who would treasure it as it came from you! But, if you are adamant about giving it away as blog candy, I’m in! =) Maybe you will get lots of excitement going around as you are giving away something unique. You never know!

    Stamp on Maggie girl….times a flyin’!!!


  5. Your tea set is beautiful! I have been collecting teapots and cups for years. The oldest teapot I have was brought to the USA from England in the 1800’s. Of course, I’d love to add to my collection!

    Thanks again for serving our country.

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