Monday, January 31, 2011


Our current challenge at How Much Is Too Much coincided with the receipt of my February Work in Progress kit, and our challenge just seemed to be made for the October Afternoon Modern Homemaker stuff that was in the add-on kit. Our challenge? To scrap about our favorite drink and to use:

5 embellishments

4- patterned papers
3- word title
2- circles ( can be buttons or brads)
1- photo

The perfect opportunity to scrap about my tea obsession. As it turns out, I had just recently made this layout documenting my favorite tea, so I decided to add a twist to the challenge and scrap about my tea cupboard. The photo turned out kind of blah so I added a diffuse filter to it. I always have a hard time with the challenges that limit the number of supplies, so I was a little "flexible," with my interpretation of the 5 embellishments--1) the chipboard lady, 2) the tags, 3)the cluster at the bottom, 4) the vintage tea ad, 5) the hidden journaling card.

And some details... The OA chipboard lady was such a fun embellishment. She's quite large for my 8 x 8 page, so I decided I'd make her a big part of my design. I've placed her so that she's doing a sort of Vanna White on my cupboard. I adorned her apron and her collar and added a pearl earring.

I tucked a Making Memories journaling card that came in the kit behind the checkered paper to hold my story, which reads:

Every afternoon, I come home and open my tea cupboard and decide which tea I'm going to enjoy that night. Right now, I have exactly 64 different teas. Sometimes I'll drink one flavor all evening, cup after cup; other days, if I'm in the mood for variety, I'll select a bunch of different ones. Opening my tea cabinet every afternoon makes me happy. {Journaled January 27, 2011}

I found the vintage Lipton ad at The Graphics Fairy. I recently found her and she has the most awesome vintage images and shares a new one each day--for free! What a generous soul! And how cute is that little OA chipboard scale? I've been loving pearls lately--so easy to add that little extra shine and dimension.

Love the pretty satin bow that came with the WIP Project kit (I got all three this month!) and used it to adorn one of the tags I used to hold my title.

Come see what the rest of the HMITM team did for this fun challenge, and I hope you'll play along! The WIP kits are still available, so snag yours while they last! This was such a fun kit. The WIP Gallery will go live tomorrow, so I'll share more layouts in the coming days. Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading about my page!


Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!! I love her! and every detail is gorgeous! I am using her on a challenge this coming Friday.

Alia said...

Adorable... I love tea too!

Murphy's Law said...

that is sooooo cool. very fun and colorful.

Connie said...

Hi! Just found your blog through the Graphics Fairy. I LOVE your layout, you are so creative!

Vivian said...

Beautiful LO as always, Debbi!
Thanks for the link to the Graphic Fairy. I have now bookmarked her blog & mabe someday I'll actually use some of her clipart on a LO!!

Anonymous said...

It is absolutely beautiful! Wish you were close to where I live I would take a class from you.

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