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~ Tea For Three ~

Hi Friends,

I grew up with two older brothers.   I also had an uncle who was just a few months older than my oldest brother and he was present in my life, quite a bit.   It goes without saying that I was tormented and tortured in their boyish ways.   My brothers and uncle will tell you that I was no sissy, though.   I fought back!   One of them ended up with my baton wrapped around his head, while another got a Kool-Aid filled canteen upside the noggin.   They were quite brutal, though.   At one time they had me nearly hung from an Apricot tree with the little red wagon just about to be pulled from under my feet.  Thank God my aunt Laura came to the rescue!

My heart’s desire was to be one of the boys, but I secretly had my girly things, too.   My grandmother and an auntie were both quite accomplished seamstresses.   They would make beaded ball gowns for my Barbies.   I cherished those gowns.   I also had secret tea parties.   No one but me and my dolls were allowed to attend.

For today’s Technique Lover’s Challenge, I am challenging you to reach back in your cherished childhood memories and create a card or project based on one of them.

For my project, I made a little teapot.   Now, a few days back I said I would be making one.   This is not my ”final” draft.   I got the idea down, I just don’t have all the bugs worked out yet.   As soon as I do, I will post a pattern.


The body of the teapot is stamped with the flower from Artful Inkables‘ Fanciful Flowers.   I created a base from a scalloped circle and attached branches to it.   A little bling decor and a whimsical top and here you have my first teapot.


Here are my deets:

Stamps: Artful Inkables‘ Fanciful Flowers

Colors: Perfect Plum, GP White, True Thyme, Mello Moss

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics

Accessories: Ribbon (From Sharon Johnson’s Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), rhinestones, scalloped circle punch, circle punch, scoring blade, sticky tape, bone folder, branch punch, dimensionals, oval punches, embroidery thread


Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you’ll stop over in the SCS Challenge forums and join in the challenge!   Have a blessed day!



11 Responses to “~ Tea For Three ~”

  1. on 21 Mar 2010 at 22:04Marisa

    This teapot is brilliant, Holly!! Love it 😀 Enjoyed your story too. Glad you got your two bits in and left some memories for them too LOL!

  2. on 22 Mar 2010 at 05:51Dawnmercedes


  3. on 22 Mar 2010 at 07:19Bernadine

    Love your teapot … it is so beautiful. Is there a tutorial for it?

    Thank you for sharing

  4. on 22 Mar 2010 at 07:22Sue (suen)

    Love your teapot, Holly! Your story makes me glad I only had two sisters! Yikes!

  5. on 22 Mar 2010 at 09:14notimetostamp

    Holly, this teapot is just darling!!!

  6. on 22 Mar 2010 at 09:17Devina

    Thank-you for the share; I am so glad that I didn’t have any brothers/uncles to torture me; I was the oldest and did all the torturing (just kidding). Anyway love the teapot it is so cute. I am subscribing so that I will be sure to get the directions when they become available.

  7. on 22 Mar 2010 at 09:29Elizabeth S.

    I love your teapot! Looking forward to the tutorial. I was from a large family but the two closest to me were brothers, so I know what you went through. I wound up doing alot of boy things but also loved my dolls (mainly Barbies).
    Have a wonderful day!!!

  8. on 23 Mar 2010 at 15:55Megan NZ

    This tea pot is wonderful. Cant wait to you have done the patten, I know a few ladies who would love to recive a tea pot.
    thank you megan

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    tks ,you are very well.

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