Sunday, June 27, 2010

Great Going, Chief!

We took a trip to Valdosta, GA to be at our friend's Retirement Ceremony. It's been a couple of years since we've seen them but have stayed in touch. The ceremony was so very touching. I don't think anyone left with a dry eye! We got to visit with them for a while. I was so shocked to see how much the kids had grown! It's amazing how the kids grew older and we stayed the same!
Stamps: Confetti Greetings, Canvas
Paper: Kraft, Black, Bravo Burgundy
Inks: Black, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Rhinestone, Ribbon, Punch

An Oldie But Goodie

I love this stamp set. It's been retired for a while now, but whenever I make a wedding card, it's the first set I look at for inspiration. It never lets me down! I used my Big Shot to make the impressions on the paper. It's a great accessory to have.
Stamps: Wedding Wishes
Paper: Blush Blossom, Black, White
Ink: Black
Accessories: Rhinestones, Chalks, BS Finial Press

Weddings Weddings Everywhere!

I used Vellum on this card. I think it made the card look softer and maybe a little more elegant? I hope so.
Stamps: Wedding Wishes, Antique Lace, All Year Cheer I
Paper: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Vellum
Inks: Black, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Heart Brads, Hole Punch

Love is in the Air...

A friend needed a few wedding cards on hand, so I went to work! I usually make my wedding cards from the invitations, or incorporate the wedding party's colors. Not exactly a proactive thing to do, but I tried to make a variety for her.
Stamps: Wedding Wishes, Antique Background
Paper: Baroque Burgundy, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Black, Baroque Burgundy
Accessories: Chalks, Ribbon, Charm from Hobby Lobby

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Retreat Napkins

The theme for this year's retreat was "Tea Party." I took the napkins home with me and rolled an image along the borders. The ladies all loved the way they looked!
Stamp: Millinery Wheel
Ink: Royal Purple Stazon

Retreat '10

I made these favors for the girls at the retreat. The tags say, "Jesus is the sweetest name I know!" They were filled with nuggets that I wrapped. I tried to get a good pic of the nuggets, buy they all came out blurry. You can see them in one of the pics. They say, "Women's Outreach, Retreat, June 3-5 2010." We had such a wonderful time!
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace
Accessories: Rhinestones, Decorative Fringe

So Very Lilac

I don't normally add a ribbon to a card without having a place to tuck in the ends. On this card, I folded the ends under and glued them down. I hope it looks okay. I wanted the flowers to look light, so after I inked the stamp, I stamped it on another piece of paper to get rid of some of the ink off it, then stamped it on the cardstock. Just a little different effect.
Stamps: So Very, Never Ending Joy
Paper: Lovely Lilac, White
Ink: Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Large & Small Oval Punches, Ribbon

So Very Night

This is the 3rd card in my collection of sympathy cards. A friend told me that I should think of it as a comfort to the person who is getting it. It looks like I stamped the letters in a shade of blue, but I actually used Craft White so it would show up.
Stamps: So Very, Brushstroke Blossoms
Paper: Grey, Night of Navy, White
Inks: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Artichoke, Craft White
Accessories: Ribbon, Scallop Oval & Oval Punches

So Very Caribbean

I wanted to use my Texture Plate on this card, but I have the wrong pad for it! Nuts! Maybe on another card after I get the correct pad. (But probably not on a sympathy card.)
Stamps: So Very, Delight in Life
Paper: Black, White, Cool Caribbean
Ink: Black, Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Ribbon, Small & Regular Tag Punches, Hole Punch

I Hate Making Sympathy Cards

Now don't get me wrong. I own up for my mistakes and I am as sympathetic as the next guy, but I hate for my cards to be representative of a terrible memory in someones life. Does that make any sense?
Stamps: So Very, Brushstroke Blossoms
Paper: Apricot Appeal, White
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Ribbon, Scallop Circle and Edge Punches