Sunday, December 21, 2008

page plans sunday

Good Sunday morning everyone! Can you believe it is only 4 days until Christmas....I AM SO EXCITED!!! This is the fun part for me...torturing the kids...telling them they aren't getting what they wanted. Yes, they know it is just fun but still! LOL

Anyway, as you know today is Page Plans Sunday here on my blog. This week's sketch I thought would trip me up for sure but I think I did pretty well. Well, except for the fact that I literally just noticed I'm supposed to have a sentiment up at the top left hand corner.... Okay, so other than that...I think it is lovely and in real life has lots of sparkle! This card is made with SU!'s Lovely As A Tree stamp set, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Heidi Grace Crystal Snow (aren't you surprised I know what it is called?) patterned paper. The sentiment is from PTI and a little taffeta ribbon attaches it. I used my white gel pen and stardust jelly roll pen to highlight and add the shimmer.

Late on Friday afternoon I was invited to a tea party along with some other wonderful women from Kyler's school on Saturday afternoon . Oh, my goodness girls...it was fantastic! It was held at another one of the parents' house and when I arrived the dining room table was completely set...beautiful china cups, plates, glasses and a tea pot for each individual person. We had a 4 course tea party starting with a palate cleansing mint sorbet type of thing (in these teeny tiny little tea cups) then zucchini pepper (red, yellow, and orange peppers so think sweet not spicy) soup, sandwiches, scones, and dessert cookies. We then were treated to yummy chocolate truffles and at the very end mints (After 8 mints...anyone else love them?). We had about 12 different teas to choose from and in honor of my paternal grandmother I chose peppermint. You see, when I was young my grandmother couldn't afford much for us for Christmas but each year I got a box of peppermint tea...you know the kind in the red and white box at Christmas time. Yum! Can I just say that I haven't stopped smiling since I left there this afternoon? Honestly...how many women get to attend a real tea party? It was so much fun!

Okay, thanks for listening to me gush and taking the time to read about the tea party! I just want you to know that I probably won't be around a lot this next week. I need to prepare for the Sweet N Sassy Stamps new release blog hop and party (over on SCS). You can learn more about it on my sidebar. Oh, did I tell you I get to giveaway a stamp set? Oh, yeah...it is going to be FUN!

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!! See you all soon!

26 comments that make my day!:

Justine said...

WOW, I think I am a bit jealous. That is so fairy tale and FUN. Did you get all dressed up fancy too??
BTW, the card is amazing

Beedubya said...

Did alright? It's beautiful!!! Very original, Lorie! Hey, lady, you have a wonderful Christmas with your family! I'll miss you too! See you in the new year!

hugs,

Brandi

Laurel said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! Have a Merry Christmas!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, Happy Holidays.

Maria Gurnsey said...

I love the trees you used with this sketch. I might have to squeeze this one in, it looks like fun!!
Merry Christmas!!

Kim said...

Lorie this is absolutely STUNNING! So beautiful!!!!! Great work! Good luck with getting ready for your release! Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Hugs ~ Kim

Christi said...

That tea party sounds amazing. I wish I could go to something like that right now. I know it would help lift my spirits. Your card is amazing!!!

Lesli said...

Merry Christmas Lorie! I love this card - absolutely gorgeous!

Creative Mish said...

WOW! This card is so pretty! I love the added touch of the gel pen! Your little tea party sounds fabulous! I've never been to a tea party.

djstamper2003@yahoo.com said...

The tea party sounds delightful. Thanks for sharing your memories with your grandmother! Very nice card too! darlene

Pat said...

I really like your card. I think we were thinking on the same line this week for Page Plans.

Sparkle said...

Your card is gorgeous! And your tea party sounds like it was a blast. Glad you enjoyed it!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is a beauty Lorie! LOVE THIS card! TFS!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Lorie!!!
Sure sounds like you enjoyed yourself at the tea party! Who says tea party are for little girls!

Dani said...

GORGEOUS!!! You did an excellent job, I just love it!

Your tea party sounds like so much fun! I'm a tiny bit jealous! :)

Jennifer (jkincolorado) said...

Your card is very pretty!!

I've been to a high tea at an old castle here in town -- it was SO much fun! Glad you got to experience a fun girly activity. :)

Chris said...

Merry Christmas, Lorie!!

I just love your card. That stamp set is gorgeous.

I enjoyed your tea party story. I have a similar story about my grandparents, my grandpa would always get us ribbon candy and fruit. To this day I love ribbon candy at Christmas and it always makes me think of my Grandpa.

Have a wonderful day.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh my word this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for popping by my blog!!! I have missed having time to blog...I can't wait for the Holiday Rush to be done with and then I can sit back and have some MEEEEE TIME to create!!

Emily said...

This is so pretty Lorie! Love the embossed trees on the blue panels! Great card! TFS! Merry Christmas!!

Kerry Donovan-Casey said...

ooooh...aaaaaah! This is STUNNING!

Kerry Donovan-Casey said...

ps-glad that you enjoyed yourself at the Tea Party!
Merry Christmas!

Lori Barnett said...

the card is beautiful Lorie! and the tea party...what a total treat :)

Kim Meineke said...

This card is beautiful! I love this time of year. Everyone is designing all these great snowflake cards... ;) I am jealous of the tea party. Sounds like so much fun! Merry Christmas!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is lovely! I've seen so many pretty cards using this set this year, but I still rarely ever pull it out. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Kristine B. said...

I missed this one...it's just gorgeous Lorie! LOVE that layout--it's so perfect with those trees. You did a great job with the white gel pen and the sparkle!! :)

Quilt Nut said...

how did i miss this post? i LOVE, and i mean LOVE this card! fabulous!

and that tea sounds just wonderful! what fun!