Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wedding Invitations

I mentioned previously that I made 150 wedding invitations for a friend.  They turned out beautiful, but I am glad they are DONE!

It started as a 22-lb. box of paper:

continued with lots of printing, cutting, scoring, folding, glue-ing, and assembling:


add some ribboning:
and this is what you get:
The paper is all shiny and pretty, from Paperworks Stardream Text and Cover lines.  I had the 12x18 sheets custom cut to 6x18, then scored, folded and glued up one end to make a pocket for the rsvp/directions/accommodations/reception cards.  There are no envelopes for the rsvp cards because we made them postcard size, and put a stamp on the back with the address.
The main invitation part measures 6x6.

Phew!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

FTL 100

I posted this over on the CAS blog for FTL 100 and thought I'd share it here too!
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
stamps - Mega Mixed Messages, Fancy Flourishes, Polka Dot Basics 2
paper - plum pudding, white, aqua mist, black
ink - aqua mist, spring moss, lavender moon, black
acc - rhinestone strip, lavender moon ribbon, scallop edge die

Friday, July 23, 2010

FTL 100!!!!!!

We are celebrating Fall-to Layout #100 over at the Clean & Simple blog!  I have a card to share here as well as over there, AND we are joined by some CAS superstars.  So hop around to see what has been created with this sketch, and then create your own card!  You can link it up to the FTL 100 post.

FTL 100:

My sample:

Thanks for stopping by!  Here is the complete list of participants, I can't wait to see what they have created!




Angie Tieman: http://schwooo.blogspot.com/
Becky Carafa: http://www.lakeshorestamper.com/
Harriet Skelly: http://allycatcards.blogspot.com/
Heather Pulvirenti: http://heatherpulvirenti.blogspot.com/
Iwona Palamountain: http://ipalamountain.blogspot.com/
Jen Carter: http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/
Julie Ebersole: http://papertrufflez.typepad.com/
Julie Lacey: http://stampsandtaxes.blogspot.com/
Kelly Jo: http://kjsstamppad.blogspot.com/
Lea Lawson: http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Natasha Trupp: http://palmtreesandpogosticks.blogspot.com/
Silke Ledlow: http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/
Susan Raihala: http://simplicitybylateblossom.blogspot.com/

Supplies:
stamps - Beautiful Blooms, Mega Mixed Messages
paper - soft stone, black, aqua mist, sweet blush, hibiscus burst
ink - versamark, black
acc - white ep, sweet blush gg, blooms die, black rhinestones, photo corner punch

Monday, July 19, 2010

Catching Up

My two guys are watching Star Wars as I write this, so I thought I'd take a minute to catch you all up.  The past few weeks have been busy around here.  I finished 150 wedding invitations, 60 bridal shower invitations, prepped the baby's room for painting, and unloaded the same room for the carpet guy to put in new carpet.  Not to mention play dates, birthday parties, and family gatherings.  So my house is a mess because all the stuff that was in the room is now in various places around the house!  But the carpet is in, some of the baby furninture is in, and I've started laundering all things baby.  Now if this baby would just decide to come early, that would be fine with me!  She is killing me already, and I still have 3 weeks to go.  Not sure I'm gonna make it, lol!  But in spite of all the busyness, I've still managed to do some stamping for fun.  I'd have gone crazy without "my time".

Here's a card I made a while ago, based on a card from the new SU catty:
I stamped the sweet peas with vintage cream ink and colored in the entire thing with a copic.  It's a little more subtle IRL.  I also stamped a portion of the sweet pea on the berry sorbet tag.

My little guy had his fourth birthday last week, and boy was he excited!  It was so fun to watch him!
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
stamps - YOF Sweet Pea, All About You
paper - kraft, berry sorbet, sweet blush, dark chocolate
ink - vintage cream, berry sorbet, chocolate, copic
acc - chocolate taffeta, dimensionals, piercer, photo corner punch

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Papertrey Posse July Challenge

It's time for the Papertrey Posse group challenge for July!  Our hostess this month is Amy, and she challenged us with a color challenge:
Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, and Dark Chocolate

Here's what I came up with:
I started by deciding that aqua mist would be the main color and the others would be accent colors in varying degrees.  To make the flowers, I die cut some bloom nesties in two sizes, stamped them with the same text that is on the melon berry strip on the edge, cut in to create petals, and crumpled them up a lot.  Lots of crumpling works the layers loose, so I started peeling back layers of cardstock for a fuller look.  I glued the smaller flower on the larger and added an ocean tides button in the center.  Here's a closer look:

Everyone is welcome to play along, so come join the fun!

The Details:

1. Create a card using the colors provided below - Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, and Dark Chocolate (or something close if you don't have these on hand).
2. Use at least one PTI product on your card.
3. Post your creation to your blog on July 15th for our official Papertrey Posse Parade of Blogs!
4. On July 15th, after you have posted your card, stop by and sign Mr. Linky on the official Parade of Blogs July 2010 post.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
Supplies:
stamps - Polka Dot Basics 2, Text Style Background, Library Ledger, Fancy Flourishes, YOF: Violets
paper - aqua mist, ocean tides, white, melon berry
ink - aqua mist, melon berry, chocolate
acc - nesties bloom, chocolate taffeta ribbon, corner rounder

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thanks a Bunch Tulip

Hi all, hope you had a good weekend!  I made this a while ago but never got around to sharing it.  I have also stamped a few new things, but now I have to find my camera battery charger so I can take some pics.  Story of my life lately.  Anyway, here you go:
Have a great day, thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
stamps - Garden Party Blooms (TE), Polka Dot Basics 2 (I think)
paper - real red, vanilla, kraft
ink - pure poppy, sweet blush, ripe avocado, spring moss, black
acc - avocado ribbon, sweet blush button

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Birthday Apple

A quick post today, I've been crazy busy lately!  I made this several weeks ago.  It is a CASE from the new SU catalog, a nice easy layout I'll be using again. 
I used all SU products except for the sentiment, been a long time since I've done that!
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
stamps - Birthday Basics (PTI), can't remember the name of this fruit set and I'm too lazy to go look
paper - riding hood red, cream, kraft, wasabi
ink - riding hood red, burgundy, choc
acc - little leaves die, dimensionals, rhred wide ribbon

Friday, July 2, 2010

Challenge With a Friend

My friend Jackie and I both recently bought the set Joyride from Cat's Pajamas,
and we challenged each other to actually ink it up! 

I used another cool color combo and made this:
So head over and see what Jackie made, I know it'll be fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Supplies:
stamps - Joyride
paper - kraft, chartreuse, bermuda bay, aqua mist, smokey shadow, white, razzleberry
ink - memento, copics, aqua mist, fresh snow
acc - star dust stickles, dimensionals, button, nesties, word window punch