Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hey there, friends!

Well, friends, I am off to our big family reunion tomorrow! That's why my posts have been so few lately. This is the major event that I plan every two years and is one of the most rewarding things in my life... it's that special. But, before I go, I thought I'd pop on here and share a quick card I did at a friend's workshop recently.

I like this color theme - Lucky Limeade paired with Elegant Eggplant makes for a striking card. I also still love the stamp that comes with the first Paper Pumpkin kit - the "Hey there friend" sentiment is so perfect for so many occasions! Here's a close-up of the flower arrangement:

Nothing too difficult here - Limeade and Craft White ink, with a sparkly rhinestone in the center.

Okay, folks, this is goodbye for now! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bottle Tags

A friend of mine was speaking at a church women's retreat last weekend and she wanted some ideas for a "goody" to have at each place setting. I suggested a bottle tag on a bottle of water, and she thought that sounded perfect! Here is the prototype I came up with to show her what I envisioned:

She ended up going with this basic idea with a few minor changes. These are super simple to make - we cranked out 50 of them in no time flat!


Monday, May 13, 2013

Wedding Bells!

I'm still here... I promise! I'm so sorry for the lack of posting. My life is a bit crazy just now and I can't even find the time to fold laundry, let alone post my cards! I have been busy with Stampin' Up! workshops, too... and that's a HECK of a lot more fun than laundry, wouldn't you agree?!

I have lots of cards to show you - just as soon as I can get them all photographed and edited. Let's start with this one.

This is a sneak peek at one of our new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (TIEF for short)... it's called Modern Mosaic and y'all will be able to get yer hands on it after June 1st!

Some dear friends of ours who have been together for many years FINALLY decided to make it official and have a wedding... but it was no ordinary wedding! They got married on one of their favorite cycling trails out in western Colorado! It was such fun - we cycled (or hiked) out to the spot they picked and they had a very informal ceremony surrounded by good friends. We tied "Just Married" signs on the back of their bikes and they rode back out as husband and wife! So fun!

I promise I will be back... I just can't promise when!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Embossing Core'dinations

Here is a card we made at my Stamp-a-Stack last week... very simple, but quite elegant when you pair the gorgeous Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder with the Core'dinations cardstock (which can be sanded to reveal a lighter shade)!

Here is another version turned into a birthday card and sporting some cute little flowers:

And finally, here it is turned on it's side:

If you like this particular embossing folder (it's one of my favorites), you may want to get it in your shopping cart right away as it's on the *gasp* retired list!

Item #120175  $7.95

Have a great weekend everyone... I'll be enjoying mine surrounded by wonderful ladies at my church women's retreat!  Yay!