Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Winter One-derland!

I can't believe my baby girl is turning 1 in just a few short weeks! We've decided to have a small gathering of close family and friends, so I created these invites for the special day! I will also be making some other goodies for the event, so stay tuned and thanks for looking!



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cute as a Bug

So I decided to make some coordinating cards and gift tags. So many of my friends are preggers, so I decided to make some baby themed ones. I hope to make some holiday coordinating sets next! I used Stampin' Up!'s Love Bug set (Level I hostess in current catalog) to create this ensemble. I also used 1 1/4" circle punch, scallop circle punch, modern label circle punch and Stampin' Up!'s texturz plates 1 for the embossed background. The gift tag also used a stamp from Baroque Motifs. Add some color to the image with SU!'s markers and voila...the coordinating set is complete! Here are the others I created!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bridal Shower Invitation

I loved the way this invitation turned out. I used SU!'s Blooming with Happiness retired hostess set. Along with Dazzling Diamonds glitter to enhance the dress. The text was computer generated to provide the guest with the details. I also created coordinating Thank You cards. Below are other photos of this design! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Baby Shower Invite Samples

Here are some shower invite designs I created this week. These can be customized in many different ways from colors to fonts to the images. Email me me at if you are interested in learning more information.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Baby Boy Congratulations

This card I made for a friend who recently just had a baby boy! I used SU!'s Circle Circus, Animal Stories and Lovely Labels stamp sets for the images. I also embossed the background using the Big Shot with SU!'s textured backgrounds. I loved the way this card came out! The Circle Circus created the appearance of coordinating designer paper. Colors used were Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and Old Olive. The inside of the card was stamped with booties and diaper pins. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

You Grow Girl

This is such a fun card to give to an expecting mother-to-be! Using the Swell News stamp set, this card measures 4.25"x5.5". Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive card stock was used. The Rich Razzleberry background is embellished with swirls to provide texture to the overall background. Various punches and the Circle Scissor Plus were also used to create the other added embellishments. The envelope is stamped with the diaper pins in Old Olive along with bottom to compliment the card. Thanks for looking!
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Friday, September 11, 2009

3x3 Thank You Note

My first 3x3 note and I loved the way it turned out. I used all scraps for this project besides the gems for the butterfly body. The stamps sets I used are Much Appreciated and Delight in Life by SU!. The butterfly was cut out using the Big Shot and SU!'s Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die. The other tool used was the the scallop border punch. I stamped the butterfly with Versamark Ink using the Itty Bitty Borders Stamp set. The colors used include Pretty In Pink, Pale Plum, Whisper White, and Gable Green. Overall, I love the way the note came out. This was a creation that just came together! :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Kid Themed Thank You

I love creating this card! The colors are YoYo Yellow and Chocolate Chip. I used the Stampin' Up!'s retired stamp sets Wild About You  (may still be available on the dormant list) and Much Appreciated. The background dots were embossed using the Big Shot and the Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates. I also used the Big Shot to cut out the ovals. The Scallop punch was also used! I really like this color combo and appreciate you looking!
Stamp Sets: Wild About You, Much Appreciated
Card Stock: Whisper White, YoYo Yellow, Chocolate Chip
Inks: YoYo Yellow, Chocolate Chip
Markers: Chocolate Chip
Other Materials:  Big Shot Texture Plate, Oval Dies, and Scallop Punch

Monday, August 31, 2009

Thank You Card Set

This card I made into a set that is now available in my Etsy store. The peacock is heat embossed to give it some dimension. I used mainly Stampin' Up! materials in this set. The peacock was stamped in SU!'s basic black craft ink and then heat embossed with SU!'s clear embossing powder. I used Tempting Turquoise card stock for the blue along with Pink Passion for the pink cards in this set. This set was a lot of fun to create and was inspired by Mary Fish's post. Thanks for inspiration Mary!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Place Cards

Place cards are the final item from my sister's wedding. I'll be posting some other designs I've been working on  over the next couple of days! These are the place cards I made using the scraps from the program fans. It's Very Vanilla card stock. The swirl is Sizzix die that was adhered using the Xyron sticker maker and Mellow Moss card stock. The names were printed on clear shipping labels. Enjoy!


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hotel Welcome Notes for Gift Bags

These notes were created for the out of town guest bags given out at the hotel for my sister's wedding. These were fun to make and add a touch of class to the welcome bags! Using the Big Shot Top Note die, I cut out Top Note shape using Very Vanilla card stock. Then using Baroque Motifs stamp set, I stamped the background in Mellow Moss ink. I printed out the verbiage on vellum paper and also cut this out using the Top Note in the Big Shot. Adhered the two with SU!'s Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon and voila, you have your welcome notes!

More photos of the final product!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wedding Program Fans

With my sister getting married outdoors in August, she really loved the idea of program fans. With a little bit of research, we found a few templates and was able to bring this to life! Using Stampin' Up! products, these fans were pretty easy to make. I used Very Vanilla card stock, Baroque Border stampin' around wheel and Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon. With snail adhesive & mini glue dots to adhere the ribbon, the program fans came to life! 
First, I printed the front and back of the programs on the Very Vanilla 8.5" x 11" card stock. I then trimmed it down and used the  3/16 Inch Corner Rounder Punch to round the corners. 
Next I stamped the fronts of the programs using  Baroque Border stampin' around wheel and the Stampin' Around Wheel Guide. The ink I used was Close to Cocoa.
The next step was to adhere the fronts and backs together on a jumbo craft stick (available at your local craft store or Walmart). I used  Snail Adhesive on the sticks the front and sides of the card.
The last and final step was adhering the ribbon. Using  Mellow Moss 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon and  Mini Glue Dots, I tied a piece of 6" ribbon to the stick.
The final product and up close details of the programs:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

My first custom order was my sister's rehearsal dinner invitation. I just received the "Cheers to You" stamp set from Stampin' Up! and it was the perfect set for this occasion. The ovals were created using the Big Shot. Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip card stock was also used to create this invite. Can't forget the Dazzling Diamonds glitter touch for the champagne glasses - although it's tough to see in this photo.

Some other designed as possibilities for this occasion are:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jack & Jill Shower Invitation & Thank You Notes

Here are the shower invitations I created. I kept it simple and created Thank You notes to match. They held a Jack and Jill shower, so I wanted something that wouldn't be the typical "bridal shower" invite. I used Stampin' Up! materials which include Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip card stock and Tagger's Dozen stamp set. The envelope was stamped with $1 stamp from Michael's.The "Thank You" notes also used Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip card stock from Stampin' Up! along with the Sincere Thanks Stamp set and a few punches.

Wedding Samples

My sister finally had her big day and she looked BEAUTIFUL!! I wanted to wait until after her special day to post all the goodies that I created for this blissful event. There are a lot of goodies, so I'll post a couple each day. Email me if you'd like me to create a custom design for your special event. Bridal shower, baby shower, baby announcements, wedding programs, place cards, thank you notes, birthday parties both adults and kids, you name, I'll make it!