Tea Time!

It feels like a long time since I have posted.  This month has flown by!  It seems like I say that every month, I wonder if life will ever slow down?  To start with, there were seven birthdays in my family this month, a trip to Vancouver Island, and of course, Fashion Star Fridays!  Added to that, our printer had to be replaced and the following week, we purchased a new computer after realizing that it was so old that it couldn't handle any new programs.  So, it was a busy month and also very expensive!
That being said, I'm still getting used to the computer and the upgraded programs.  We switched to a trackpad instead of a mouse, which  has been very challenging, not sure if I'm 100% on this one!   It's so touchy, and I've lost a few things, just by resting too many fingers on it and too heavy!
So finally, here is something I've created using the beautiful new Tea Cup die from Sizzix's Brenda Walton:



I just have to mention that these dies come in beautiful boxes and I'm such a sucker for awesome packaging that I would buy it just for that!  I did have more photos of how I made my tea cup, but somehow they have disappeared in the transferring of all our files to the new computer!
Long story, but for awhile there, I thought all my photos were lost, they wouldn't load onto my Aperture Program!  Yikes!

Anyways, these tea cups are easy to assemble and would make great Mother's Day gifts, filled with goodies.


After assembling, I applied small dots of Ranger's Liquid Pearls around the rim on both sides, the handle, and above the base.  Once that was dried, I die cut flowers from Sizzix's Scrappy Cat Flower Bloom/leaves die.  I use a lot of flowers on my projects and I think this one is a great addition to my flower die collection.  I also cut out a few small flowers from my patterned paper (Authentique's Grace collection) and tucked them among my die cut flowers.  To finish off my project I die cut a doily from Sizzix's Doily die, to sit under my tea cup.  I have used this die so many times, it's my go to doily die!  It measures about 4 1/2" in diameter, perfect for cards or layouts.


I can think of so many uses for this tea cup die, but if you have any, feel free to pass them along!

And because, here in Alberta, we are once again back to winter weather; here's a couple of photos of my favorite place to visit, Buchart Gardens in Victoria. Hope it gets your mind off the snow!  Yes, for those of you who are lucky enough to live in warmer climates, we had snow yesterday and -5C.  Just days ago, we were at +21C.  By this weekend we are expected back to double digits!  Crazy!





Even though it was raining, it was so nice to wander along the paths.  Usually we go in the summer, and it is packed full of tourists, but look how quiet it was!

Hope you have a great week!

Jan
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