The Blog Has Moved!

13 Mar

I was getting rather frustrated with this particular blog.  It wasn’t the look I wanted, it wasn’t set up the way I wanted and I really needed something easier and, well, prettier. It took me two days and a lot of help from my techie brother, but I finally did it.  I moved my blog.  So this will be my last post on this blog, and I will be directing you to my new blog.  Please sign up with Google Friend Connect and feel free to subscribe to the new blog so you can get all the important updates right to your email.  I hope you like my new blog, I think this one is a keeper.

Here is the link:  Cup Of Tea Blog


Party Packages are Here!

3 Mar

I’ve been working my little buns off on my “night off” for a while now.  Every Tuesday I get the night off to do something I want to do, which usually involves going to Starbucks with my laptop and working on new products for Cup of Tea.  It may only be 2 hours, but it’s 2 hours where I don’t have to think about trying to get my screaming baby to sleep, or entertain him, or feed him. It’s 2 hours where I can just be me and recharge with a nice hot chocolate.

So here is what I’ve been working on: party packages.  I saw some on Etsy and realized that’s something I needed to get into.  There is a great demand for cute matching decor for children’s birthday parties.  Parents want their child’s party to look nice, but also don’t want a lot of work and don’t want to spend a lot of money.  My party packages include everything you could want to make your party look fabulous, at a reasonable price.  They are easy to print at home and assemble with minimal supplies and zero experience or “craftyness”.  You can see my party packages in my Etsy shop.

I also crochet!

25 Feb

I’m one talented lady.  Ok, maybe talented isn’t the right word, but I have a lot of hobbies.  Aside from creating digital cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting, I taught myself how to crochet.  It all started when I wanted a hat for my son but didn’t want to pay $$$ for one.  Bring it on Youtube!  So one beginner crochet book and several Youtube videos later, I had crocheted my first hat.  I went on a crocheting rampage and made hats for some cousins, a friend or two, and even got two orders for hats.  But alas, my crocheting bug was not to last.  I got 3/4 through a scarf for myself using up leftover yarn, but have yet to finish it.  I was inspired last night however to create a lovely headband as a gift.  It was easy, and fun.  Gotta love The Art of Crochet by Theresa!  So thank you Theresa!

Yes, I papercraft!

22 Feb

A MOMpreneur friend of mine was looking for some note cards to hand out to her customers.  She was finding it difficult to find just what she needed at just the right price.  So of course I offered my services.  You know I do digital design, but did you also know I paper craft as well?  Hmm.. Well, I do.  Here are the cute note cards I made her.

And of course you can’t make note cards without a box to put them in, so here is the box.  By the way, I hate math and this box was tricky as it used up the entire sheet of cardstock so the measurements had to be just so.

So there you have it.  You learn something new every day.  I do indeed paper craft!

DIY Letter Frames

17 Feb

I was looking for a gift for a friend and stumbled across these frames that had letters on the glass and fancy paper underneath and I thought perfect!  But of course, I could do that myself!  So off I went to IKEA to get some cheapo frames, and then I sat down and worked out my own version of letter frames.  This isn’t quite a tutorial, but I’ll tell you how I made them.

I first cut out some black letters out of cardstock on my Cricut.  Then I sprayed the front of the letters with some spray adhesive.  I adhered the glass (aka IKEA plastic)  to the letters and smoothed them out.  Next, I cut out some nice patterned paper to fit the back of the frame.  When it’s all put together it looks something like this.  I just wish I had chosen some other way to adhere the letters to the glass.  The spray adhesive I bought looked a little like silly string.

I’ve Gone Giveaway Crazy!

19 Jan

A good friend of mine contacted me and asked me if I wanted to do a giveaway for her blog.  I said “Yes Please!”  So we set it up, and in less than 8 hours, we had it up and running!  I will be giving away 3 custom designed photo cards to 3 lucky winners (1 card per winner).  They can be anything the winner chooses and entry is as simple as going to my website and selecting something you really like!  There are also 6 additional ways to enter!  Thats 7 chances to get your name in the draw for 3 prizes!

How do you win?  The first step is to visit my friend’s blog. Then follow the directions to enter your name in the giveaway!  It’s easy, I promise.

PS.  I’m doing my own giveaway on twitter, so if you don’t already follow me on twitter, come and join me.  I’ll be giving away a photo card when I reach 150 followers!  And from the looks of it, that’s soon!

New Product: DIY Placecards

16 Jan

I said I had everything to meet your wedding stationary needs.  Well, almost everything.  I have added one more thing to my list.  I have created do-it-yourself place cards that co-ordinate with our wedding invitations.  When you order these place cards, you will receive a Word document with a place card template on it and your chosen design, enough for 120 guests.  If you need more, just let us know and we can create a few more pages at no extra cost.  Text boxes are in place and ready for you to type in your guests names.  All you need to do is type in the names and print the place cards on some neutral coloured cardstock.  Place cards can be added to your Wedding Package for $5 or purchased individually for $10.