Vintage Tea


Oh, what a day! I left early this morning to pick up Miss Amelia. When I hear her squeal when I knock on the door, because she knows it’s me, it just warms my heart. She was so happy and fun this morning – especially since Jon had fixed her breakfast, so she could eat as soon as we walked in the door. That little one loves breakfast.

We played for a couple hours – singing and dancing and reading. Since we had a funeral to attend in the early afternoon, I tried to get her to nap earlier than normal – especially since she was rubbing her eyes and acting very tired. It didn’t happen.

First, the dog decided to keep her company. When I heard Amelia saying, “Woof! Woof! Woof!” I knew she had a buddy in the room with her. Of course, she’ll never sleep with him in there. And then she needed a diaper change. By that time, we only had about an hour until the funeral, so I gave her some lunch and got ready to go. Mike & I had decided if we left at 12:30, that would be plenty of time since it was being held right around the corner from us. At noon, Miss Amelia was melting down, and I knew there was no way she could make it through the funeral. So I put her down for a nap and Mike attended for both of us.

When Amelia woke up, she had really red cheeks. She’s very fair-skinned, so that’s not abnormal for her, especially if she’s warm (and today was fairly warm for February), but it still concerned me a bit. She seemed fine, although a little crankier than normal, but after a little trip to my craft room she was very happy. (She absconded with two of my acrylic blocks. I found one, but the other is still missing. I’ll check her toy box.) I left her with Mike – who was back home – and headed to the bank and grocery store for a few things.

She was fine all afternoon – but after dinner, I thought I’d give her a quick bath before I sent her home. Her whole body was red – legs, tummy, back, neck – and this was all since the last diaper change about two hours before. I called Steph and texted Wes, and we all decided it was better to be safe than sorry, so they headed to the doctor.

The pediatrician thinks it’s just a viral thing, but it’s still scary. And, of course, Grandma couldn’t rest until I knew she was fine. She has meds, and we have nothing to do tomorrow except play – so I’m happy.

I have a tea called “Tension Tamer” and it was very appropriate today – and it goes with my “card candy card.” Our team meeting project last night was a shoebox swap, but instead of a card we made card candy. My card candy is at the top of the blog. And here’s the card I made with it.

Cups and Kettle Framelits Dies, Stamp;in' Up!, Bloomin' Love

I’m not sure what sentiment I’m going to add, but I love the vintage feel of the card. I think the cup needs a little darker color on the edges to stand out a bit more, though.

Here are the details. The cup and spoon are die-cut with the Cup & Kettle framelits dies, and the Blushing Bride accent is a Deco Label framelit, embossed with the Happy Heart embossing folder – sponged with Tip Top Taupe classic ink.

I spritzed a Tea Lace Paper Doily with Tip Top Taupe Classic Ink Refill and alcohol, then added a 2-3/8″ scallop circle from the Pretty Petals designer series paper stack to the center after it dried. The bottom of the cup is stamped with the tiny flower stamp in the Bloomin’ Love stamp set.

Finally – the flower embellishments are die-cut from the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits. I added little pearl basic jewels to the centers. And the card is sponged Very Vanilla card stock with a Very Vanilla Striped Scallop die-cut. (Everything Very Vanilla was sponged with Tip Top Taupe, in case you couldn’t tell.)

Although I had cut and punched all the elements to the “candy,” it still took a little longer to make than I had hoped. I think it was all the sponging and spritzing. And that’s probably why my team thinks I can’t do a “Seven minutes or less” card. HA! I’ll show them! (Feel free to send ideas. I can use them!)

One of my favorite vintage combinations is Blushing Bride, Tip Top Taupe (or Crumb Cake), and Calypso Coral. I think they’re gorgeous together, don’t you? The Calypso Coral adds just that little pop of brightness, but not so much that it overwhelms the other colors.

I’ll show you the rest of our card candy soon. One of them is going on one of our challenge cards. One of the challenges suggested by Jackie, I think, had me trembling, because it’s one I am not good at. At all. But Christy’s card candy covered the challenge very well. WOOT!

Thanks for sticking this out to the end! I’ll keep you updated on Amelia’s progress. I’m sure she’ll be fine. She has some amazing parents, and I know they’ll do everything in their power to keep her healthy.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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