A Cup of Tea

Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.
       ~ Chinese Proverb



As most folks know by now, October is Breast Cancer awareness month and one of my favorite hang-out joints, Splitcoast Stampers, is getting in on the 31 days of Pink action. Splitcoast is conducting their second annual Hope You Can Cling To card drive benefiting breast cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.


You Know I'm not gonna let a bunch of Pepto-Bismal-Pink wearing NFL players out-Pink me. Well, actually, my card doesn't have any pink. But, you get the idea.



This little creation is for one of the daily challenges to help prime our creative juices over at Splitcoast. Bev Gerard suggested a window card in her "Looking in on You" challenge:

 " 'Looking in on You!' is something we've all done when checking on someone who is battling disease . . . from temporary sickness all the way to the battle of a lifetime, cancer. Whether we "look in" on someone down the street, or across the country, supporting our sisters in their battle is all-important. Our visits, phone calls, prayers, flowers, and heartfelt handmade cards are all a part of their total care package."



I'm hoping this cute Sassy Cheryl image will cheer up one of the patients being treated for breast cancer and her family – just a cup of tea to help them get through another day.


Catered Crop Follow the Recipe

I'm following E.T.'s recipe for her beautiful card in our Catered Crop FTR22 party this week. I picked up her lace (for curtains), thread, buttons, gems (pearls), bow, and die cuts. Of course, I paper pieced nearly the whole card – my favorite things to do. I wanted to make the bottom panel look like wooden planks – well, at least it does in my mind's eye.

Here's the rest of the recipe. I'm trying something new and I'm anxious to hear what you think about it. I'm using InLinkz Link Manager to create little thumbnails of the products I used with links to sites where you can get them. I'm a little afraid it will slow down the site, so if you have time, I'd love your feedback. Besides the things below, I also used taffeta ribbon, retired Stampin' Up! paper and button, a sheet of acetate, and some stock piled lace.






Okay . . . off to bed for me so I can wake up and watch those Pepto-Bismol-Pink NFL players.  Go Colts!




Sweet Comments

  1. Pepto-Bismal-Pink wearing NFL players out-Pink me. . . . .Now that’s FUNNY, Linda. I love it and I ADORE your stunning card. Some lucky recipient is really going to be thrilled to receive this card. And it’s for such an amazing cause.
    Just beautiful!

  2. Love this! Your cute wnidow scene is so fun, and I love how you coloured that sweet girlie 😉

  3. Beth Norman says:

    How special is this card. It will be well loved by your recipient. Your card is gorgeous. I like how you have the girl sitting on the cozy chair.

  4. Queen Mary says:

    OK, I happen to LOVE when bloggers use those linky things – I didn’t know there was a easy way to do it! It did not slow down this post at all — at least not on my computer — it doesn’t when other bloggers use them either — and I do use them to check out stuff I don’t recognize (your planked floor looked enough like a planked floor that I didn’t recognize it as a Tim Holtz embossing folder). The one link missing is the tea cup charm! I’m in the market for some of them — where did you get them? Do you remember?
    OK, I’ve answered your question, now I’ll tell you I love your card! I love the cute little Sassy Cheryl, and not just because she reminds me of me (my feet STILL don’t touch the floor when I sit down — I’m 4’9″)! I love the idea of a cuppa with someone just back from her chemo date or radiation appointments!

    • Thanks for the feed back Queen Mary! The tea cup charm is from Oriental Trader. (I added it to the gallery of stuff for the link). The Oriental Trader charms are great for card making because they’re CHEAP. Careful, though, they’re addicting.

  5. THis is AWESOME Linda!! LOooove your paperpiecing, gorgeous card!

  6. Gorgeous as always!! I love how you’ve set everything up on the bottom too with the links! Thanks for time off. Sadly my hubby leaves early Saturday morning, BUT I’m all about getting back to normal crafting time after that. 😀

  7. This card is just stunning Linda. I love all of the colors and patterned papers together. Awesome paper piecing! Thanks for the beautiful eye-candy.

    I clicked the links and there was no slow down for me.

  8. This is so cute! I love all the paper piecing!

  9. Every single darlin’ thing about this card makes me smile all over! So sweet .. so fun .. it is going to bless someone in a big way!