Thursday, August 26, 2010

My invites!!!

Hello! Here are the finished invites…finally! These actually were not too bad to make. I had to do 50 of them so it wasn’t too crazy! I’m really pleased with how they turned out. I used the sets Watercolor Trio, Elements of Style and Life (Papertrey Ink). The swirl from the Elements of Style was embossed with clear embossing powder on the chocolate chip card stock. Colors used were Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, and Ruby Red. So this is one big thing checked off on the to do list. Now many many more little things to do. But instead I am off to Atlantic City for a few days of rest. Maybe I’ll come back a big winner and can hire someone to do all the little things left….ohh to dream!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Engaged Owls

Hi! Today’s card is an engagement card that I made for my brother. He just got engaged to his girlfriend last weekend. Very exciting! I decided to use the owls again because they are just sooo cute. The colors used for the owls are Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and some DSP from the Sweet Pea pack (retired) for their bodies. Everything else is pretty straight forward. This was a simple card to make besides gluing all the owl pieces together. The sentiment is from A Word for You.
Now that he’s engaged, I’ll get to make more wedding invites. Yeah! Mine are officially out in the mail. In the next day or two I will post pictures of them. I can’t believe it’s getting so close.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Adorable Owl

Hello! Today's card is for yesterday's challenge on splitcoast to use buttons. It just so happens that I got my order of Brights button yesterday so I couldn't wait to use them. I also caved in and got the owl punch. I wasn't planning on it but once I saw all the cute cards out there with him on it, I had to have it. Today's card is a squared card. I used soft suede as the base. Then I used the new square lattice texture plate on the baja breeze card stock. I used early espresso, blushing bride, crumb cake and rich razzleberry on the owl. The leaves from the bird punch is punched in pear pizazz. I then added 3 rich razzleberry buttons. The sentiment is from Party This Way. I first stamped in on the baja breeze cardstock after I used the texture plate and that did not work well. That is why it is cut out with the modern label cover up my boo boo.
Today I have a day off from work and I will be writing and stuffing my invitations today. AHhh!! Time is just moving way too quickly now. They are going in the mail on Monday so I will post some pictures next week. I hope to have another card to post over the weekend but we'll see how busy it ends up being. Enjoy your day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Busy Busy and some Thank yous

Happy Monday!! Wow its been a busy few weeks and I think its just going to get busier and busier. Today I have some thank you’s that I made for my bridal shower that I had last weekend. It was such a nice surprise. My maid of honor did a great job decorating her house. It was a small group of ladies but very nice. I only did several handmade thank yous, the rest were bought (gasp!!!). With my weekends being really busy and trying to finish up my invites, there is just not enough time to do about 25 handmade thank yous. These thank yous will be going to my mom, future mother in law, grandmother and possibly bridal party. I cased a card of mine I did a while ago that was a case of Nichole Heady. I wanted to keep it fairly simple and flat. The large flower from Petal Pizzazz is stamped in Blushing Bride (how appropriate!), the middle flower is Pear Pizzazz, and the smaller flower is from For All You Do, stamped in Rich Razzleberry (which is the color my bridesmaids are wearing). The butterfly is from For All You Do, stamped in Rich Razzleberry. And the sentiment is from With All My Heart, which is stamped on a strip of vellum. I’m not sure if you can tell from the photo but everything was stamped on shimmer white paper, which was layered on Pale Plum.
I hope to post some more this week but we’ll see. I do plan on finishing up all the invites this week and have them sent out this weekend. So once they are out and sent , I will post them here. Enjoy your day!