Tea in Color

Tea Color 1

Who remembers this card in black & white?  Take a look at it here and you may think, "Wow!  What a difference a little color makes."  It really isn't very hard to make an old black & white pop right… and they don't have to be bright bold colors either.

Tea Color 2

I was going to color in the pearls, but decided against it once I saw the green made them stand out.  I added a small amount of Crystal Effects to make the tea cup look like it was full, but the picture really doesn't do it justice.

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Click to view the Cup of Tea card here. / Click to view the Tea Party card here. / Click to view the Thank You for The Tea Party card here.


Tea Color 3

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My Monday is ending when your's is just beginning… so I guess you can say I have lived 10-13 hours of the future and it's still here.  =)  With all that going on in the world it is an inner peace we must seek and I find it in card making.  An old boss once told me, "Maggie, you have missed your calling."  She said this after a few months of working for her and she had the experience of signing many of my Maggie Made Cards for co-workers.

This was a few years prior to joining Stampin' Up!  Today, I don't believe I missed my calling… I made handmade cards as a child with my construction paper and crayons.  At 11 years old I made a bunch of Valentine's Day cards and would stand at the exit of the supermarket with my friend Anita as my mom shopped for groceries.

I was an amateur and people bought them because they saw my sweet face with big dimples… LoL.  The going rate for a card back in 1979 was a whole quarter!  Wow… was I excited.  I remember saving the quarters to buy the mega box of crayons, so I can make more cards with a variety of colors.

This card reminds me of those days… I went from black & white to color in 2011 when I joined Stampin' Up!  Now, I don't really sell the cards, I mostly give them away and it brings so much joy & happiness to me.  What do I sell now?  The supplies to help you make those cards… I want you to bring joy & happiness to those you care about… with a very simple handmade card.  Will you go for it and start your Stampin' Up! membership?

Thank you so much for visiting me today.  It's the beginning of an AWESOME week.  Fifty-two days and a wake up!


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. Wow Maggie. So elegant. I makes me want to go out on my porch and sip some tea (coffee really). Very, very elegant!!! Thanks for sharing with us! Blessings!!!!!

  2. OOOH Maggie that’s so pretty !! great job !!
    hugs Frenche

  3. You are right! That pop of color is such an amazing addition. Goes from a great card to a WOW card. Love your crystal effects idea.

  4. Amazing…love both cards but it always amazes me to see what a difference a little change can do…good job…and glad your Monday is over….

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