Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Grown Up Tea Party - Using Marion Smith Mad Tea Party Line

As a young girl, I was never what you would call a "girly-girl". Since there were mostly boys in our neighborhood, not to mention I had two younger brothers, I hung out with them, and could pretty much outdo them in anything. Now that I'm all grown up, I enjoy getting all dressed up and being fussy about things. Sometimes!

 When my dear friend Suzanne, who just happens to be our Fearless Leader of the Flock invited me to the local woman's club tea party, I was ecstatic. Of course, the entire time I was planning what photos I would need to take for my new set of the Mad Tea Party line by Marion Smith. There are so many ways to play with this paper not to mention the Tea Party Stamp Set, now listed in the store, and the Junque & Gems now available for pre-order.

  I love this photo of Suzanne and me. The trims, pleated champagne, and lace, are Websters that came in the Flamingo Scraps Warehouse Grab Box - Embellishments , as did the rose cameo. The beautiful trim of pearls are Maya Road pearl bead chain,in the 6 mm size. There is also an  8 mm size  if you want / need a larger size. The tags of the two ladies came in the paper pack and I'm a little sad that the dress form clips on the tag didn't show up well in this photo, but if you zoom in you can see it. The tiny heart pins around the photo are Maya Road Trinket Pins, Hearts and Pearls. I'm a little sad that the dress form clips on the tag didn't show up well in this photo, but if you zoom in you can see it. The roses around the photo of my purse and gloves, are from my stash. Yes, I had gloves and the best part is that they belonged to my grandmother when she was a young girl.

The invitation for the tea party HAD to be scrapped, since I've never received a "formal" invitation to one before.  I used a paper with the roses for the matting and fussy cut the clock, highlighted the outline and numerals with gold Smooch paint. I  fussy cut the bouquets of roses to use as photo corners, as well as the doily behind the stack of tea cups to slide the journal tag behind. Yea, I  like to fussy cut. The journal tag is from the collection on the tags sheet, and I put a solid paper behind it to write on. If you like chip board elements, be sure to check out the Fab Scraps line. I used a three circle piece (found in the Warehouse Box), lined it with Maya Road small organza roses that I stained, are you ready for it? With TEA! These little beauties come in a variety of colors, and the cream and or white ones take mists very well. For larger blooms and more trims, check out the Websters Pages line for Bloomers, tutu trims and even ruffled Bloomers. The large red heart stick pin is made from items from my stash as is the tiny tea pot above the invitation, where I painted one of the heart trinket pins red. The trim on top, Warehouse box again, coffee dyed with a few dew drops from my stash for a bit of color. Letters are TH grunge.

Well, that's it for this tea party going gal. I hope it inspired you to click on our link, Flamingo Scraps and check out all the latest and greatest in crafty pleasures. Don't forget, you can pre-order the new Marion Smith Garment District line and the Junque - Gems embellies. They're going fast, so don't be left out ! Also, don't forget that Flamingo Scraps Gift Certificates make GREAT holiday gifts. They range from $10 up to $100. If you need a larger amount, just shoot Suzanne an email and she'll  help you out, or ask her about any products you'd like but don't see in the store.

If it's not in the scrap book, it didn't happen !
Until next time, take care !



  1. Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful -- I treasure this photo as well!!! You have inspired me to scrap the whole tea with the MTP!!!!

  2. Really nice pages and great pictures!!


Related Posts with Thumbnails