Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thank You...

This particular actual card started out as an experiment.  Several years back before I purchased my Big Kick I was at a stamp store and bought plain white cards with a cut out square window in the center.  I got to thinking about a stamp set I had from Stampin'-Up called Vintage Vogue.  I wondered if the stamp here would be about the right size to go around the square.  So away I started to stamp it.


This is what it ended up like.  I really like this card because in real life it looks so very soft and pretty with the different pastel  colors of colored chalk that I dabbed onto the card with my ink dobbers and over the stamps.  I used several colors to add interest.  I hope this close up picture (above) helps you to see the coloring a bit better?
I stamped and colored the inside as well.  I then stamped the inside with this little verse that comes with the stamp set.  I truly love this stamp set and really haven't used it all that much.  I also colored each flower with a different color and placed a colored rhinestone in the center to coordinate and used a pop dot to give it dimension.  The "Thank You" on the front is from another stamp set from Stampin'-Up called Wonderful Words.  That stamp set is another favorite of mine that I do use often.

I hope you enjoyed stopping by today and return soon.  Before you leave why not leave me a comment to let me know your were here? 
May your day be blessed! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Grab A Paper & Pen...

This year for my birthday my sweet daughter sent me a lovely birthday card she made with a cute little paper and pen set.  I was pleasantly surprised when opening the card and package knowing she made both.   I loved this idea she found on Pinterest.  She made me a darling little pad and matching pen very similar to the ones here.   I mimicked the idea and used some of my scrap paper with these since it doesn't take much paper to do them.  I used anything I had to glam the paper pad up!  I then wrapped them in cello bags and put a bow around them and a tag on each of them. 
I gave the blue and pink ones (shown above) to my two nieces when visiting with them recently.  They just loved them!!!  I always try to have a quick little gift I've made to give them, when I see them.  Who doesn't love a cute little gift made with love?
I have a dear acquaintance of mine and it was her birthday this month.  Jackie is her name and she works hard at a government office so I thought she may like it and surprised her with this card and the pad (shown below) to match for her birthday.
Now I couldn't just let it go at that with only a card and decorated pad with out taking a blue paper gift bag I had and tried to make it all... match slightly.  I dropped it off at her office one day last week and I hope she liked it? 
I also used a large piece of magnet that I had and glued it to the back of the pad in case the person may want to use it on their refrigerator or anything metal to hang it.  (I always save the magnets with advertisements on them that sometimes come glued on to the front of your White or Yellow Page directories that the phone company sends you each year).  Also, be sure to take the tip of the pen and unscrew the top or bottom (if it comes off) and cut a piece of matching paper and wrap it around the ink refill and put it back inside to match your paper you used to decorate the pad with.  Look hard and you can see the pen matches the paper here.  I also took white tissue for the bag and stamped flowers on to the tissue to match the  same flower I stamped on this card.  (Tissue is not shown here...sorry).
Hope you like this Pinterest idea as well as I did?  Now...I'm truly sorry I can't give credit to who ever posted this idea on Pinterest.  If you know...please let me know and I will give them a shout out here.
Thanks for stopping and hope you'll return soon for more inspiration. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wedding Wishes...

My son asked me if I would make him a wedding card for a wedding he will be  part of and usher for in November for his close friend and long time high school friend.  They have known each other for many years and he is blessed to have a nice group of young adults who get together often.
I must say I do love making wedding cards as they are so pretty in all white and gray embossing ink.  However, I do know that it is extremely difficult to photograph all white.  It seems the color wants to  look gray in my photos. 
I embossed the verse in a gray iridescent embossing powder.  I also used micro fine glitter from Glitter Ritz on the bottom of the card and burnished it with micro fine iridescent glitter.  I only wish the photo could show off how pretty the glitter really looks.   Then adding lace and pearls to the card really make it feel festive to a wedding theme.
I thought you may want to read the inside.  I almost always computer generate a verse in each of my cards.  I always feel it makes them feel more personal.
The left top flowered applique looks gray.  Trust truly isn't?  The photo just seems to want to look gray for whatever reason?  If you really look close you will notice a pearl iridescent boarder around the top outer edge.  I had some plane cards with only this pearl boarder around them, so I cut the Marianne Design embossing folder # D50908 a tad smaller and placed it inside of it and added pop up dots to add dimension.  I think it adds a lovely touch with the pearl boarder outer effect?
It's my sincere pleasure to offer Josh and Charlotte a wonderful life time of love! 
Congratulations to the lovely couple! 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy 1st Anniversary to Alexa and Alan's been one year already since my sweet niece Alexa was married last Oct 1st and we attended her beautiful memorable wedding, back home.  So, I wanted to be sure to make and send her a pretty little anniversary card that she and her husband would enjoy?  I hope they liked it and it brought back beautiful memories of their happy day? 
I found these pretty little wedding dimensional cakes at Big Lots one day while shopping that were marked down considerably.  I think $1.00 so I picked up two packages hoping to use them on anniversary cards at some point.  I then added two little glitter hearts at the top.
Of course I couldn't resist showing you how lovely they looked together on that happy day. Alexa was just beeming and never looked so pretty.  Her gown was georgous, unfortunatly this picture does not do it justice. Her dress was filled with the most beautiful looking lace I had ever seen.  Lace of almost any kind is a real favorite of mine.
Thanks for peeking today and hope you stop by again real soon.
Many more Happy Anniversary's to Alan and Alexa in the coming years.
Love and blessings Alexa!

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