Saturday, January 28, 2012

This final post is the cake I created for any cards brought to the wedding. I created a slot in the lid of the top tier so the cards could be dropped in and they slid down to stack up in the middle tier. The roses were created using the table die setting die cut run through the big shot. The roses are Concord Crush, Black and Silver. I used Old Olive to create the leaves. I adhered the roses using a hot glue gun. I again used the Shimmery White cardstock to create the scallop around each layer. Pearls were added to the scallop edge and Sophia found a really neat strand of rhinestones that I glued on, the effect was simple, but what a difference it made on the overall project. The cake idea was found on Roxy's blog by the mother of the bride and I CASED it from there.

Friday, January 27, 2012

This is the wedding program I created for the wedding of my friends daugter. As I mentioned in a post a few days ago all items made for the wedding were a collaboration. It was created very similarly to the invitation for the rehearsal dinner. The paper is Shimmery White, embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder, silver ink and basic gray satin ribbon.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I am going to digress from stamping and brag about my daughter. Emma is an amazing girl who lives for cheer. The picture posted here is from a competition in Las Vegas during December 2011. Emma is an amazing jumper, as she says "it is her thing" and she is very proud of how she has perfected jumping. I as her proud mom am very proud of her composure and confidence while performing. This picture was snapped by a team mom, who while a professional, puts the venue photographers to shame, in my opinion.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Back in September of 2011 I got a phone call from a very nice lady asking if I did anything for weddings. I, of course, jumped at the chance to work on invitations to the rehearsal dinner, as well as party favors for the guests. I guess I did okay because then I was decorating the guest book, making wedding programs and creating a box for any cards brought by wedding guests. Over the course of the next few days I will show off pictures of the items we created. I say "we" because I may have created a prototype; but the mother of the bride, now a dear friend, and I collaborated on the final products together. Today I will show you the invitations and favors for the rehearsal dinner. The final result is simple and elegant.n The favor was created using Box #2, scallop punch to create the window, a little sparkle shred and hershey kisses, tied with a bow and a tag that says "Thank You". The saying was embossed with silver embossing powder. The card was created using Shimmery White paper, embossed using the Elegant Lines embossing folder, add a few pearls and using silver embossing powder stamped "Your Invited". I think they came out lovely and elegant.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

It has been entirely too long since I last blogged. Life has been crazy with my day job. I vow to keep my posting up to date from this day forward. I hope that anyone that may have looked at my blog before will give me another chance and follow again. I have a busy calendar for the next few months with all of the holidays coming up. Have a wonderful week and watch for new postings with recent projects.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Annually the group I belong to "The Crazy Stamping Ladies" put on an all day event we call "Stamp til you Cramp!". Each attendee gets to spend the day stamping several projects. This past year we had four projects; each a set of cards and a coordinating card holder. Each demonstrator makes a gift for their customer. This year we made clipboards. I used the large scallop square die cut to create the clipboard. I took cardboard which I cut in approximately 5" squares. I used Sizzix adhesive sheets to adhere the Designers Series Paper. I then ran the stack through the Big Shot. I covered a binder clip with DSP using the adhesive sheets also. Tied on a ribbon; put it in a cello bag with some shimmery crinkle and gave it to my guests. I had several different colors based on my customers likes. They turned out really cute.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'm going to digress a bit from my usual postings about papercrafting. I have to share how proud i am of my daughter and her cheerleading squad. They took 1st place at the National Championships in Dallas, Texas last weekend. It is quite an achievement for a California team to beat the pants off those squads from down south. I couldn't be prouder of her and the girls on her team; they were amazing!