Monday, December 31, 2012

My 2012 Year in Review Favorite Creations

I'm sharing some of my favorite creations from 2012, starting with the most recent posts.

My Family 2012 Holiday card (front and Back)
My daughter Mandy, my son Matthew and me at Disneyland in October. 
It was only 104 degrees!

I truly appreciate your support and thank you for the blessing of knowing you this year.
Best Wishes for a Very Happy New Year and Inspiring 2013!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Scentsational Season Holiday Tags, PP125

Today's post is for The Paper Players Color Challenge (PP#125) using ANY Neutral, Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party.
These tags were CASed and INspired with slight changes with the colors added whose original can be seen by the talented artist: Christine Miller from My Stamp Lady.

All supplies Stampin' Up! ... unless noted.

Recipe: ...

Stamps:  Scentsational Season, Jolly Bingo Bits
Ink: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler,  Pool Party
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Accessories: Holiday Collection Framelits, Two Tags Bigz Die. Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch


Saturday, December 08, 2012

Clear Blue Skies for Santa CARD, cQc#166

Wow, was I excited to see these colors ... my favs all kinds of BLUES!  Check out the colourq challenge #166The Royal Court Design Team with their "LOVE" ly color palette: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Midnight Muse and Cool Caribbean-retired (a color SU should bring back!).
The photograph below is from my 2010  Winter Storm Watch for Santa CARD   
Winter Storm Watch for Santa CARD 2010 re-visited!
I colored the pearls using a Stampin' Write marker Tempting Turquoise.

 Weather forcast for Clear "Blue" Skies for Santa ... Happy Holidays!

All supplies Stampin' Up! ... unless noted.

Recipe ...

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Chrismas Lodge, Wandering Words-retired
Ink:  Cool Caribbean (retired but I think SU should bring back), Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Midnight Muse and Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker (marker used for coloring the pearls "easy")
Paper:  Whisper White, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Whisper White 5/8" Ribbon Organza, Jewel Basic Adhesive Pearls (I colored them), Jewel Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Glitter Dazzling Diamonds, Post-It note for masking, Sponge and Brayer, Dimensionals
Techniques:  Brayer Sky, Masking, Sponging
Card Size: Square

*1/15/2013 Update ... Yippee I was chosen as a colourQ Courtiers winner!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Thank You CARD, cqc165

Oh, my it took me all week to finish this card.  I had a set back where I was admitted to the emergency room so while I was laying there on the gurney I was thinking of I need to finish my card design for the challenge ... now that's an illness for sure ... card making addiction! 
Check out the colourq challenge #165 The Royal Court Design Team with their "LOVE" ly color palette:  Real Red, Regal Rose, Glorious Green and (Cool Caribbean, a color SU should bring back).  These colors are perfect for Any Occasion, Holiday or even a Thank You card.
This card was CASed and INspired with slight changes in colors, background image and sentiment whose original can be seen HERE and below by this talented artist:  Catherine Pooler.  Check out her blog for a video tutorial on her card and more!
Above photograph of Catherine Poolers card creation ... isn't it fabulous!?!

Measurements:  (Please note that my below measurements are slightly different from Catherine's sample)
  • Whisper White Base: 4 7/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Whisper White squares come out to be: 1 7/8" x 1 2/3"
  • Whisper White bottom layer:  4 x 5 1/4" 

All supplies Stampin' Up! ... unless noted.

Recipe ...

Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes, Perfectly Preserved, Distressed Dots backgound, Just Believe
Ink:  Real Red, Regal Rose, Cool Caribbean, Glorious Green (all stamping on card was stamped off)
Paper: Whisper White, Cool Caribbean, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Accessories:  Canary Framelits, Modern Label Punch, Flower Brad Neutrals Collection, Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, misc. retired ribbon and buttons


Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Perfect Fall Wedding CARD, The I Do Photos and LIM95

This post is kind of long but I'd think you'll like it.  Please forward & share with friends for those who love the Owl Builder punch & also pretty weddings.

A big Congratulations to Kelly and Ian on their Happy I Do day back in late October.  It was a perfect Fall wedding at The Old Homestead in scenic Crockett, CA (wedding photographs below).  So on with the card ...
My owl wedding card. The owl dress draped with a string of pearls and a touch of one glamorous rhinestone!
A close up photograph above of the owl bride's dress and ivory tulle veil.  At Kelly & Ian's wedding, the couple made the sweetest wedding favors I've have ever seen.  They were a mason jar filled with delicious oatmeal cookies adorn with beautifully laced & ivory satin picot edge-ribbon draped all around (sorry, no picture).  On the owl card I personalized it by adhering a piece of the picot-edge ribbon from Kelly's favors and adhered it onto the veil for the owl bride card "something new". 
 A string of pearls!
Below are a few of my favorite photographs I took of the Happy I Do couple Kelly & Ian.  Hope you enjoy them.
Bountiful Hydrangea Flowers
 Kelly and her Dad (love this pic!)
The Wedding Vows
A big congratulations to Kelly and Ian on their Happy I Do day!
A Perfect Fall Evening Wedding it was!
 A photograph of my little grown up family. My son Matthew, Marian (me), my daughter Mandy (who was in the wedding party as a bridesmaid/brides hair stylist and by the way who caught the bouquet) and her sweet boyfriend Damon.   Mandy is wearing my favorite pearl necklace "something olde" given to me from my God Mother from when I was born.   Every year my God Mother would add a pearl and then when I turned sweet 16 she finished off the necklace.  God Bless my sweet Nina Lucy.   Doesn't Mandy look great!

LQQK there's more!  Over at Less is More Chrissie & Jen created some inspiring
Rich royalty gems a string of pearls and a sparkly rhinestone! 
 I know my card might be too intricate to some for this challenge but I really like it a lot and hope you enjoy it too! Would love to hear what you think ... thank you!
All supplies Stampin' Up! ... unless noted.

Recipe ...

Stamp: Word Play, Autumn Days-retired
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Ruby Red-retired, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Basic Black, Blush Blossom-retired
Accessories: Owl Builder Punch, Bird Builder Punch (for the branches), 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch (for the bottom drape of the dress), 1" Square Punch (for the top hat), Textured Impressions Folder Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Textured Impressions Lace Brocade Embossing Folder (dress), Prettiest Kit (flower)-retired, Sponge, Dimensionals, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Pearl Basic Jewels, Glue Dots and non-SU Wedding Ivory Tulle (for the veil).

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