Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Wedding Bouquet!

Here it is! I stressed over this thing for the longest time! And yes, you see sea shells in there! I used white silk roses, baby's breath and little blue and cream colored berries. Amber wants real flowers added to it, not sure why, but that's what the bride wants. So the day before the wedding, I'm going to add some miniature calla lilies. Hope it looks good! The white ribbon hanging in the front is Stampin' Up! and the blue sheer ribbon is from AC Moore. So whatcha think?
Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cute little bird....

I love the cute little fat birds from the Cheep Talk set. This card is 5 1/2 inch square, which I don't normally do, but I really wanted to use the DP from Pink Flamingo (my favorite paper in the new catalog!!!!) and I didn't want to cover too much of it up, so I made the card bigger, lol. The limb was stamped first in Basic Brown ink on Whisper White cs and again on a scrap piece in Green Galore, then I cut out only the leaves in the green and glued them to the branch. The bird was inked with markers and stamped onto the limb. The image piece was double mounted on Summer Sun and Tempting Turquoise. The card base is also Tempting Turquoise. I tied a piece of turquoise shimmery ribbon (can't remember where I got it) around the piece of dp before adhering it to the card base. The sentiment says "hello there!" from the Cheep Talk set, stamped in Basic Black on Summer Sun and then punched out with the Round Tab punch and layered on one that was also punched from Tempting Turquoise. This is one of the most cheery, happy cards I've made lately and I love it! It's really beginning to look and feel like Spring here, which won't last too long here in South Carolina before it starts getting hot and muggy, so I'm enjoying the mild weather for now! When it does get too hot, I'll just look at this card and think about how the weather is now!
Thanks for stoppin' by today! Hugs and Happy Stampin'!!!!

Wedding Stuff!

My oldest daughter, Amber, is getting married in May and I am making most of the flower arrangements and I also made the bouquet! This is the arrangement that I made for the groom. The groom? you say? Yes, the groom. There is an area in the house they are getting married in that we can display pictures of them and so I made this arrangement to go in that area. They both love to fish and that has always been a big part of their time spent together. To them, going fishing is a big date! lol. So, hence the fishing basket full of flowers you might find near a pond or lake and it even has some cane poles with fishing lures hanging from them! I actually got the idea from an arrangement we saw at the house where they are getting married. Amber and Jon loved it and I said, "I can do that!" They really like how it turned out and I'm quite happy with it myself! Tomorrow, I'll share with you pictures of the wedding bouquet! I am really, really pleased with it, too! The next thing I have to work on is the wedding favors and I'll share those when they are ready.

Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pretty Pink Lilacs

This is the card that I made for my Sister-in-Law's birthday. I got the idea for this card from Angie and you can see her beautiful creations here. She is just so darn talented!

I started with the circle and stamped the lilacs from the retired set Blossoms Abound in Pink Passion, Pixie Pink and Pretty in Pink on Whisper White cs. I also stamped the retired French Script background with Pixie Pink and Basic Brown and sponged the whole thing with Creamy Caramel. The lilac in the middle is stamped, embossed with Iridescent Ice EP and adhered with dimensionals. I also embossed the other lilacs. The dragonfly is from Organic Grace and stamped in Black Staz-on on Whisper White cs and colored in with SU! markers and also embossed. The card base is Kiwi Kiss. The organdy ribbon was distressed by zappin' it with the heat gun until it started to curl up. You have to be careful with that technique or you'll burn the ribbon. This I know from experience! I cut a small slit in the top crease fold of the card stock and slipped the ribbon through and then tied it around the card. The only thing I don't like about that is that the ribbon is visible from inside the card, but oh well! I hope she likes the card and the gift from the last post. I'm almost sure she will!

Today, I spent making a flower arrangement for my daughter's wedding. As soon as the final touches are done, I'll take some pics and share! I'm also making the bouquet which I'm terrified to make! Amber is slightly picky, but is having a hard time really making a decision on what she wants. She wants sea shells in it, because we are going with a casual elegant beach theme, but she also wants real flowers in it, so I'm trying to come up with something that she'll love. I'll also share that as soon as it's finalized. Last night I stamped the tags for the wedding favors. I bought a bunch of little glass bottles with corks and we will make a little note to slip inside each one to create a "message in a bottle". I've come up with a lot of little things for the wedding and reception, just have to get it all done! I'm getting nervous, but I know everything will come together.

Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!


Thursday, March 12, 2009


This is a cigar box turned into art! I took the lid off and made it a shadow box. First I painted the box with light brown paint and covered inside and out with a piece of designer paper that I've had in my stash for a long time. I also Modge Podged the whole thing before I added the image piece. The image is Footprints in the Sand from Our Daily Bread Stamps. I stamped the image in Timber Brown Stazon and then colored it in with pencils. I added Summer Flower Soft to the plants and also glued small sea shells at the bottom of the image and filled in with little crystal chips (can't remember the real name) to resemble sand. Then I mounted the image on a piece of blue cardstock and then mounted it inside the box. I added ribbon around the inside and glued a larger sea shell in front. This is going to my sister in law for her birthday and I really hope she likes it. She usually does, but I always worry, lol!
So tomorrow, I'll share the card I made for her, too!
Until then, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Reach for the Stars!

Ok, so the pics didn't turn out great, but I'm posting this one anyway.

I love the new Animal Crackers set! All the little critters are adorable, but the giraffe is my favorite!

The card base is Certainly Celery with a piece of the FREE Sale-a-Bration dp called Delicate Dots layered on top. The image is stamped on Very Vanilla with Black Stazon and colored in with markers and then layered on a piece of Bashful Blue cs that was punched on one side with the scallop punch and then pierced each scallop. The ribbon is also from the FREE Sale-a-Bration ribbon bundle. Don't you just love FREE! The embellishment is the same dp cut out using the Buttons Sixxix with two of them layered and then I added a piece of the Martha Stewart colored baking twine that I bought months ago and then never used. Why do I do that? I guess that it's safe to say that I am a hoarder! lol.

So there is the first card that I made with all my new SU! goodies! Can't wait to show you the next one, as long as the new camera cooperates this time! Until then, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Technical Difficulties

The good news, I did make atleast one card with all my new stuff that Mr. Brown delivered last week! The bad news, I got a new camera for my birthday and for the life of me can't get the crazy thing to upload my pics to the computer. I promise, the card I was going to show you is so stinkin' cute!!!! I will keep trying to get my pics uploaded so you can judge for yourself. I also started on another cute card using the cracked glass technique. All that and more coming soon! Well, as soon as I get that crazy camera cord to work! Thanks for hanging in there!
See ya'll very soon!