Today's card is a result of this week's color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary. It can be found by clicking HERE.
I know these are not the easiest colors to work with but for me they bring back wonderful memories. I knew immediately what I wanted to do with my card! I love when that happens don't you?
When David and I moved to Massachusetts February 1, 1981, we were newly married, poor, but full of hope, and excited to be starting a church with only 3 other couples! They (the other couples) had found a second floor apartment for us in a big old house. It was huge and had a fireplace and pantry and a claw foot bathtub. We LOVED that apartment!
Well the kitchen in that apartment had beautiful wainscoting top to bottom and apparently it needed painting so two of the men in our "church" painted it before we arrived. The bottom was a lovely So Saffron color. The top was a warm Crumb Cake. Seriously!
Now I love red and decided to buy some red accents for my kitchen. Red and white checked curtains, a red bowl, and a red teapot are what I remember best. I also had a little round table in the kitchen where I visited with friends and drank tea made with my red teapot. Good memories!
My card is based totally on that much-loved kitchen, and my beloved red teapot, and good memories of friends.
The bottom half is Pawsitively Prints II dsp. The top half is stamped with the background stamp, Solid Stripes (a SAB option). I made the "tablecloth" with one of the scallops left over from the petal cone die. I embossed it for some texture and to give it more of a "tablecloth" look.
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Morning Cup, Solid Stripes background stamp (SAB option)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pawsitively Prints II dsp, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake ink; So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Real Red markers
Other: Blender pen, Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, Word Window punch, Oval punches, Big Shot, Petal Cone die, Vintage Wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder, Mini glue dots, dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig
To finish the story - we stayed in that apartment for 3 years and then bought our first, and only, house. Of the 3 couples we began with - 2 of the couples have passed away and the other one moved out of state. Our church has grown way beyond 3 couples. lol. The red teapot met its demise when I accidently let it boil dry and put a hole in the bottom. I cried.
Thanks for walking down memory lane with me.