Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Greenhouse


Every year about this time, my mother, sister, grandma, aunt and cousin get together for a  Greenhouse Party. We casually stroll through their aisles of bright, beautiful wonder carefully selecting our own plants to pot. It usually takes a fair amount of time because of the chatting, laughing and decision making, but the end results are spectacular and unique to each person's tastes. Of course, we then also partake in a fair amount of cookies and lemonade afterward!

Waltzingmouse Stamps is celebrating their two year anniversary and thought it would be fun to join the tea party! I decorated my Tea Bag Baggie with stamps from Teeny Trees, after die cutting a window from the front panel for some added interest, and to give a peek of what might be hiding inside. I'm looking forward to giving my mom and grandma some hugs!

I used the colors from this week's Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge to help with my choices for a cohesive design.




Supplies Used: 
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI
Stamps: (Teeny Trees) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: (Old Olive, Buckaroo Blue Pigment) Stampin' Up!, (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Fiber: (Ivory Burlap String) May Arts
Tools: (DieCut) Wplus9, (Tea Bag Baggie Template) Waltzingmouse Stamps

46 comments:

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Karen - I love the soft natural colors and your idea to use the tea-bag design!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is beautiful, Karen! Love the soft, muted look, and the circular design elements!

Virginia L. said...

You have such a BIG talent using the muted tones and colors for your designs!! LOVE the rustic feel of this card!! Simply beautiful!

Laurel said...

Always love to see what you do!

Jenny said...

Such a sweet Tea Bag and love the story attached to your creation, sounds a fantastic family get-together :)
Jenny x

Michele Gross said...

So pretty! Love the pattern you created :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

beautiful as always!!!!!

Lindsay said...

This is fabulous Karen! Love those stamps!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This is great, love that you've used those colors for this tea party... it so reflects what you'd bring to the table.

Lynn said...

Sounds like a wonderful girls day out! Love the circles on this and the touches of distress ink.

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous Karen. I love how you used the tree for the background stamping too.

BabyBokChoy said...

How's the weather lately for you? We are finally back in the 60's, yikes!!! love your sweet greenhouse baggie, very unique!

Amanda Winkelman said...

Love it, Karen! Love the blue circles and how they mimic the circle of the tree image! Beautiful.

Sharli said...

Hi Karen,

It's just delightful! It makes me want to drink tea and plant things! LOL I guess living in the desert I never fully developed my gardening instinct - my Steve is teaching me so I won't always have a black thumb.

I love your project - the colors are great together and the tree - well, just perfect!
Hugs!

yyam said...

Such a lovely tradition! What a great way to spend delightful time with family! :)

Love how you used one stamp so spectacularly! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

really beautiful and serene Karen!
I don't know how you do it but you always amaze me!

TFS~

Debgem said...

These colours are just wonderful - love the distress finish to the baggie!!

Your family outing sounds like such fun - my mum and I love to visit our local garden centre!!

~amy~ said...

LOVE your shaped card...sooo very clever!

Joanne Gilch said...

Luvin your baggie!!!! Nice story about gardening! The colors..... blues, greens and browns make a lovely combination!!

lynn said...

your family tradition sounds wonderful, karen! love the inking on your cute tea bag, and the bkgd stamping:)

Jen W. said...

This is such a perfect little gift for your greenhouse outing and I LOVE that tree stamp! I may be driven to buy some Waltzingmouse stamps...

Trinh said...

The Greenhouse tea party sounds so fun! I would love to do that with my mom and sisters. Your tea bag baggie is perfect; love how you used the OTWC colors!

Janetcraft said...

wow this is really an artist's work...with one stamp, you can varies so beautiful..impressive!!

AnitaRex said...

Absolutely stunning! I love how you used the colors and that tree! :>

Kryssi said...

gorgeous. beautiful. classy. timeless. pick one! :)

kasia c. said...

Sounds like fabulous ladies day out!

LOVE this little "tea bag" So perfect, right down to the little tag. Fabulous! :)

Inkyfingers said...

Love the colours and distressing that give such a homely feel to the lovely baggie. Enjoy your greenhouse day!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

absolutely perfect. I love the tea bag card.

~Tammy~ said...

Karen, this is amazing! Perfect use of the OTWC colors! Sounds like you had an amazing ladies day out! :-) Thanks for joining us, we always love seeing your work in our challenges!

Dana said...

Fabulously beautiful!

Kary said...

Hi Karen! Your tea baggie looks great! I hope you'll have a wonderful time at the Greenhouse Party. What a treasured tradition!

shawnte said...

lovely design! i really like how it says 'hugs' on the little tag-it's the little details that really make a project stand out, and you did a great job of adding cute interesting detail!

Alice Wertz said...

that is such a wonderful tradition! it has to be fun since there are snacks involved! =) love how you decorated the baggie. so peaceful and pretty!

Julie E said...

This is wonderful - the way you used the circles is fab and the shape of the holder with the little "tea bag" tag hanging down is perfect!!!

annieambriel said...

Fab creation! Love your art creations. Fab use of colours. :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

So beautiful and charming!! Love the colors and how your used the Teeny Trees!!

Cyndie said...

This is really lovely; I love the vellum window and your soft background design with the hint of shading on the edges.

jen said...

you make those trees soooo appealing!! love what you've done with this tea bag! :D

Jocelyn said...

Ooooo! I am loving what you're doing with the WMS! Great balance of the OTWC colors--it's stunning!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so cute! I don't know if that swirly stamp was meant to be a tree but I love that you used it as both a tree and a background.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh this is gorgeously understated and elegant!!! thank you for joining our tea party and Good luck in the draw!

Pauline said...

Beautiful stamped circles, love these colours too, Good Luck!

Valerie said...

This is so cute & clever!! Love how you interpreted the inspiration photo and color prompt.

Amy said...

Oh you did a fabulous job with these muted colors for the challenge! I love that stamp set and don't use it nearly enough! Beautiful job as always! Thanks for sharing it with OTWC!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so love this!!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a clever project - I love how it looks so aged. Thanks so much for joining us at OTWC.