~ROMANTIC TEABAG WRAPPERS~
Back in November of 2002 when I joined eBay as a online seller my then 21 year old son, Brandon, was my original template designer. I can remember standing over his shoulder dictating to him EXACTLY what I wanted and then becoming very quiet (which NEVAH happens :) !) when I saw him magically create with his hands (and incredibly gifted mind) the very thing that was in my head!
~SWEET TEA is TUCKED INSIDE~
Up until the day he left for the Air Force he did all my eBay listings for me. I'd type out the descriptions and take the photos with my Sony Mavica 4 Mega Pixel Camera (Wow! Have we come a long way or what!?), and then he'd do all this amazing stuff before uploading my offerings for sale.
~CHARMING VINTAGE GRAPHIC~
(From the awesomely talented Frances Brundage)
A few days before Bran headed south for basic training, I, his emotionally distraught mother, stared with glazed eyes at the endless pages of instructions he left for me in a total panic. He demanded I "practice" doing the listings ALONE because as he put it 'I wouldn't have his FREE expertise at my disposal for much longer!'. As terrified as I was, I was forced to go it alone and today I'm so grateful Brandon SHOVED this momma bird of his outta her nest! Truth be told there WAS a little bumpin' and thrashin' on the way down, but....
I can't help but wonder sometimes where I'd be today if he hadn't given me that push!! Thank-you, Bran. You will always be the wind beneath my wings! :)
~THE SWEET BACK~
This past week I spent several hours on my computer working on a sweet little project. A few years ago my brother's and his wife chose tiny china teacups with personalized teabags for their wedding favors and I thought they were just charming. I tucked that little keepsake away but totally forgot about it until stumbling upon it last Tuesday.
~A TINY 'THANK-YOU', too~
Now...I've seen personalized teabag wrappers many times over the years but never anything that took me to the moon! So, I decided to play around a little bit with some of the vintage graphics I'd recently used in some altered art designs in hopes of finding something totally shabby cottage chic FAB for my latest project! Besides, with the holidays coming up I'm always looking for special (but inexpensive) treats for gifting to our friends and neighbors...
~PINK SANTA, PINK ROSE ANGELS~
The teabag wrappers you see above were made for tiny thank-you gifts for my A Gathering Place customers. They honestly weren't that hard to do if you already have knowledge of Photo Shoppe or Paint Shop. Some of the same designs previously used in our altered de papier greeting card line were used and then modified just a bit before a sweet sentiment was added to the back! That fabulous vintage pink Santa and the rose-wreathed Angels made darling wrappers as well... Pop one into a tiny cello bag, tie it up with silky soft ribbon and you're done (sweet tucked into a Christmas Card, too!)...
~CUTE - CUTE - CUTE~
Can't you just imagine a pretty glass jar filled up with deliciously wrapped (and flavorful) tea personalized with a favorite image or design? Once I decide exactly what I'm planning to do for our neighbors I'll be showing you more!
If you don't know a thing about the computer programs I just shared with you about then why not GO LEARN? If I can figure them out then you can, too!
In the meantime I hope you enjoyed the little peek into what's keeping me busy of late! Vroom! Vroom! :)
Hope your Monday is AWESOME!
Love to you...
PS: If you are interested in having personalized Teabag Wrappers you can self-print using your own printer, stay tuned. Later this week I'll be sharing more details about this and on my website, too! xo~R