Monday, October 25, 2010

Baby Boy Congratulations Card

I recently finished a custom order for a personalized baby boy card. This is what I came up with. The background is embossed with a diamond pattern to provide texture. The giraffe was hand stamped and colored and adhered to the card with strong adhesive. The bow was the perfect touch to help welcome this little one into the world!

I had a lot of fun making this card and the client was fantastic to work with! Thanks for stopping by and feel free to let me know what you think!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wedding Cake Congratulations!

The color combo on this card is perfect to congratulate a newlywed couple. The red is striking against the black background. The cake was hand stamped, cut out and adhered to the card with foam squares providing a 3-D effect. The red was dry embossed providing elegant texture to the card. The sentiment, "Best Wishes", was also adhered to the card using the foam squares.

The inside of the card reads, "Congratulations".  This layout is one of the layouts that I received over at the MojoMonday blog. For more information regarding this card, please visit my shop!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Winter ONEderland!!

My daughter was born in December and last year she turned one. I was trying to find a cool theme since we were having some family and friends over to celebrate. My home was already decked out for the holidays, so I wasn't sure how we were going to make it special for her birthday too! Then I came across the Winter ONEderland theme and feel in love! Snowflakes were the perfect enhancement and there is not other time I'll get to use this theme! So if you have a little one turning one during the winter months, consider making it a winter onederland!

The above is a set I have available in my Etsy shop. I used girly colors, but have plenty of colors available to customize it to suit your needs. For more information, click here. Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Baby Boy Thank You Note

Wow! I can't believe it is the middle of October already!!! I know I've been MIA lately, but for good reason! I've been working on some custom orders. One of them was a baby shower invitation and I needed to come up with a matching thank you card. This is what I came up with! I really love the way this turned out.

This is what the invitation looks like. I really love this set and think my customer will too! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beautiful Color Combo - Black with Soft Pink

This is such a pretty color combination for a wedding. I've been getting my wedding inspiration from this great blog, The Perfect Palette, which is where I got the inspiration for this card. Many there are so many great color combos out there! Makes me wish I was getting married all over again! :)

The invites measure 4.25" by 5.5" and come with a white envelope. The black background is dry embossed with Vintage Wallpaper pattern providing elegant texture and feel to the card. The image was hand stamped and colored onto a unique shape I made using the Top Note die and the Big Shot. The ribbon provides that added touch to make this invite complete!

The details are inside and are customized on the computer, printed out and adhered to the inside of the card. This is an elegant, sophisticated invitation and would look great in other color combos too! Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baby Shower Thank You Notes

Babies are on the brain since I know so many people who are having babies or just had babies! Something must be in the water!!! Anyway, I thought I'd use some of my retired card stock and create these thank you card notes. These would be a great gift to give to expecting parents or if you're expecting, trust me, you'll need plenty of thank you notes.

The cards measure 4.25" by 5.5" and come with a white envelope. The background is dry embossed with large polka dots to provide texture.The giraffe was hand stamped and colored. The inside has a blank white piece of paper for your personal thank you note!

For more information regarding this set, please feel free to visit my Etsy shop.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Another awesome color combo!

I know I've said this before, but I love getting custom orders, especially from brides! Seeing the color combos and how they come together is just so exciting. This combination is not one I would have thought to put together, but the outcome is gorgeous! Night of Navy coupled with a retired color, Gable Green.

This set is created to thank the bridal party. The cards measure 5.25" square and come with a white square envelope. The inside of the cards read "for being my Maid of Honor" or "for being my Bridesmaid" or "for being my Flower Girl".  Click here to see a sample.

Thanks for stopping by and if you'd like to more information on this or any other set, please feel free to contact me.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fall Inspired Bridal Shower Invitation

With fall right around the corner, I decided to work with the colors orange and brown. In this sample, I used Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip. This color combo goes really well together and are the perfect colors for fall!

The dress is hand stamped and colored. I used an embossing folder to provide texture and a touch of elegance to this invite! I love the way this turned out. The brown grosgrain ribbon was the perfect embellished me to complete this look!

The inside will have the details of the event! For more information about this invite, please stop by my Etsy store.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Holiday Gift Card Holders

I can't believe the holidays are right around the corner. Now with the kids back in school, time is going to fly by and Christmas will be here in a blink of an eye! So I decided to get started on some holiday items. I love the way these turned out!

I know we always turn to gift cards for those impossible to get for family members! This is a great way to wrap your gift card and make it extra special!  The tutorial on how to make these can be found over at the DOstamping with Dawn blog.

I dry embossed 2 out of the 3 and stamped the inside of them to add more detail. The ribbon on the one holder reads "Naughty BUT NICE". This is the first in what I hope to be many holiday posts!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Cute As a Bug Baby Boy Shower Invite

This is such a cute invitation! Planning a shower for a mom expecting a boy? Check out this cute set. The details are customizable and sayings can be added with room permitting. This sample, I kept it simple.

The baby bug is hand stamped and colored then adhered to the flower. Then the flower is adhered with foam squares in order to provide a 3-D effect. The green vine in the background is also hand stamped on the white card stock.

Another great thing about this set is that matching cupcake toppers and thank you notes are also available! Need favor tags, the baby bug flowers will make adorable favor tags too! For more information or if you'd like a custom invite for your upcoming event, contact me!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back to School!!

With school buses roaming around the neighborhood again, school is in session and the activities pick up! Every since having my little one, I'm always in need of a thank you. These notes are great to have for a teacher thank you, a coach thank you or even a mommy helper thank you!

I love the color combo, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. The turtle is hand stamped and colored. The inside is left blank for your own personal note of gratitude! Old Olive card was dry embossed with large dots providing texture to the card.

This set is available at my Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Add a special touch with a mini note!

It today's economy, customer service is key! We need to make our customers special and let them know how much we appreciate their business. I've designed a few handmade mini thank you notes for internet sellers on places like Etsy and Ebay to include with their customer's order.

The above design is just one example of what I've come up with for a customer. These cute notes measure 2.5" square and are perfect to add that extra special touch to an order. Each is hand stamped on white card stock and adhered to the same color card stock.. In this case, Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry. These would also make great tags for party favors too!

Interested in a custom thank you note, contact me! I'd be more than happy to come up with a unique design to match your shop or event!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pottery themed Baby Shower!

Recently, I received a special request for creating a baby shower invite with a pottery theme. At first, I was nervous. How was I going to come up with a pottery themed baby shower invite? Then my wheels started to turn and I knew I was up for the challenge. I asked my customer a few questions and voila, this is what came to me!

The shower is for a girl, so of course that determined the pink theme. Since I not been to a pottery store in awhile, I wanted to make sure I understood what exactly the guests would be painting. Plates, ceramic tiles, mugs and more. Perfect! So here's is the outcome. Loved to hear what you think.

I loved the challenge and my favorite part was I was able to hear about another special event being thrown and create something to fit that occasion! The details for the shower will be printed out and adhered to the inside. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

Wedding rehearsals kick off the celebration! Invite your guests with these custom invites. Available in over 40 colors, these invites will invite our closest family and friends to rehearse and prep for the big day!

This card measures 4.25" by 5.5". The background is dry embossed providing texture. The tag is adhered to the embossed background with a grosgrain ribbon (may vary depending on colors chosen). The tag was hand stamped and covered the details of the rehearsal dinner.

This unique invite will get the guests excited to kick start your wedding celebration. For more information, please visit my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

From Daddy's Lil' Monkey!

My husband's birthday was last week and I was so excited to finally try out a punch monkey. We call our little girl our little monkey since she loves to climb all over the place.

I CASE'd (Copy and Share Everything) from a talented stamper over at Splitcoast Stampers. Unfortunately, I can't remember who to give credit too. My husband loved it and once I figured out the dimensions, this card was pretty easy! Happy I was able to put a smile on his face for his special day!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fall is just around the corner...

Fall is just around the corner and I received my first order for Bridal Party Thank You notes in fall colors. I really like this fall color combo. These cards measure 5.25" square and come with white square envelopes. Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie are the 2 background colors and the dress is colored in Bravo Burgandy and Cherry Cobbler! The background is embossed providing texture.

These inside of the card reads "for being my Maid of Honor" or "for being my Bridesmaid." Other options available include Best Man, Groomsmen, Ring Bearer & Flower Girl! For more information on this card set and other colors available, please visit my Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Cute as a Bug Cupcake Toppers

I'm so excited to announce that I'm now featuring cupcake toppers to coordinate with invites and thank you cards in my Etsy shop! With cupcakes becoming increasingly popular treat at weddings, showers, and parties, I've decided to now offer toppers.

Like my cards, these toppers use quality card stock and are hand stamped and colored (if applicable). Non-toxic glue is used to adhere 4" lollipop sticks. In this sample, the lollipop stick was adhered between 2 layers of card stock providing a 3-D effect!

The sample above coordinates with invites and thank you notes. Perfect for carrying out a theme! This particular design is also offered in blue and gender neutral can be designed as well. For more information, please visit my Etsy shop!

As always, feedback is welcomed. I'm really excited to be offering this new product in my shop. Please stay tuned for more designs coming soon!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dasher Christmas Card Set

Here is the first Christmas card set that I've made! I'm trying to gear up for the holiday season which is quickly approaching. It's been a little challenging since it's been so HOT lately. I'm trying to cool off and get in the Christmas spirit and thought I'd share my first creation for this season! This card set is one of many that will be listed over at my Etsy shop
The front of the card is dry embossed with snowflakes giving the background texture. The reindeer is embellished with red grosgrain ribbon giving him a little something special!  The sentiment, "Merry Christmas" is popped up with foam squares providing the 3-D effect!

The inside of the card reads, "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. - Norman Vincent Peale".

I have a few other ideas brewing for more sets, so stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by. Feedback is always welcome!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

August Birthday Cards

I have quite a few birthdays coming up in August, so I decided to make this card for all the girls. I used designer series paper for the background and incorporated it into the stamped image. Of course, I needed to add a little bling which added a nice touch to this card. The other cards are either in this color, retired Apricot Appeal or in Regal Rose (deep pink). I really love the way this card came out and hope the recipients of these cards enjoy them too! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Anniversaries are a time to celebrate! This card was designed for a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary, but it can be used for other occasions like celebrating an engagement or a wedding. The colors were pale peach with navy as the accent. Designer paper was used for the bottom half of the card which really complimented the overall design. The inside of the card reads "Happy Anniversary." This was a fun, easy way to celebrate a couple!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hydrangea Thank You Notes

I'm always in need of thank you notes and I love this new set! 

The hydrangea flower really pops and makes this elegant thank you note. The ribbon embellishment gives that extra special touch to let the recipient know how much you appreciate them. The color combo is one that is limited as the colors have retired, Almost Amethyst and Mellow Moss. 

These notes are perfect for any occasion! The inside is blank leaving plenty of room for your personal note. If you're interested in this set, visit my Etsy shop for more information. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Same design, different color combo!

I love to see the different color combos brides choose for their weddings. This bride requested fuschia pink and orange. I created her card in Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie card stock. I was a little nervous about this color combo when I first heard about it, but I was very surprised at how well the colors went together! Very summery and had to share!