Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Wedding Gift for a Friend

Hi Guys!!! This is a set I have been working on for a while...A gift to my friend Sharon, whose daughter got married yesterday! There were 4 bridesmades and the color of blue seen here are the exact same color of the bridesmaid dresses. The bride's dress was ivory and that is why I used that color for the background.

I have made this set before, for my sister's supervisor. So you might think "I've seen this before." Sharon had a bridal luncheon and she set one card and one purse (which she put gift cards in) as part of the place setting for each brides maid.

I used Metalic Champagne Cardstock and Text Paper from Paper and More cutting with the Nestabilities and embossing with CB's embossing folder, sry I don't know the name of it. The DP came from Hobby Lobby as did the ribbon. I also used Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut out the Circles used on top of the purses and velcro for the closure. The flowers were cut from SU's Brilliant Blue DP (probably retired) and I used Paper Trey Ink's Beautiful Blooms II #1 Collection Dies to cut the flowers. I then used Smooch Spritz called "Sea Breeze" that was a gift from my good cyber buddy Beate Johns on my flowers.

I used a brad to put each flower in place and then added a pearl to the middle. On the card you can see that I added some pearls to the top left with a butterfly using MS butterfly punch and some tiny pearls on the butterfly.

I made the bride's card and purse differently since she was the guest of honor. I used 100% White Silk Ribbon, which I purchased from Sharon Johnson's Ribbon Store. Then punched the flowers and the butterfly using glittered white cardstock from Hobby Lobby.

I had so much fun making these for my friend and apparently it was a big hit at the luncheon.

The wedding last night was fabulous with some of the best food and music and the Bride was just lovely in her gorgeous lacy ivory dress!

I was in quite a rush to get these to Sharon before the luncheon and the photos have a tint of yellow...I don't know where that came from...except I did take these pics early in the morning when there was not much light.

Today after 23 days of not having ANY rain...we finally have gotten a little "spit" of rain. It was nice because I did spend some of my day making more wedding cards for an upcoming wedding in October. After that, I am planning on making one of my best friends a Birthday card. My isn't it wonderful to have such an outlet...It is just plain "therapy" for me!

I hope you enjoyed looking at my little project as much as I enjoyed making them. Have a wonderful week and stay safe!

Note: I was inspired by Julia at Create With Me when it came to making this darling little purse!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Year of Flowers PTI's The Rose

Hello Everyone! It has been the best weekend! My sister and I shopped all day yesterday and we stopped for lunch at Panera Bread...yummers! When we went to Hobby Lobby, who had a 50% off sale on all of the Thanksgiving goodies...well...let's just say we spent some "fun" money!!! Oh my the wonderful little Thanksgiving scarecrow statues (one boy and one girl) I had to have them....then there were candles and candle holders...ribbon for an upcoming Bridal collection I am making for one of my good friend's daughter's wedding! Been working on that one almost all day! Cannot wait to post it.

Anyhoo...This card was made for a coworker who has retired. Bye Debs it has been nice working with you :) I used Paper Trey Ink's Linen and Canvas Impression Plate for the the way this looks. I then used Spellbinder's Nestabilities dies (sorry...I think # 9). On the smaller Nestability I used the cuttlebug embossing folder, which of course I don't know the name of...I heat embossed white embossing powder using Versamark. I colored the rose and the leaves with my copics and then adhered glitter to the flower and a rhinestone to the middle. The ribbon came from Sharon's Ribbon Store. It is 100% this stuff. The butterfly was punched using Martha Stewart punch and lined with rhinestones down the middle. The sentiment was computer generated.

Such fun...My goodness I am hooked on paper crafts! I cannot wait to show you guys what I have been working on! Hope you all have the best of weeks ahead and thanks again for taking the time to stop by and commen!