9.10.2011 Love

  •   Stamps: Stampin’ Up The Art of Life, Summer by the Sea, Hope Is…
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Versamark
  • Accessories: ribbon, brad/buckle, clear embossing powder
  • Technique: sponge/ink distressing, embossing


I created this card to go along with the gift for a wedding my family attended two weekends ago.  My inspiration came from the invitation we received in the mail, but the resulting card is much less “simple” than the bride and groom’s invite was.  Despite this goof-up on my end, I do really like the way this turned out, especially once we put it on display on top of the gift package! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  As always, if you would kindly leave me a link back to your blog or card gallery, I would love to visit and leave you feedback in return!

Have a blessed day,



Blessings For a Future



Stampin Up graceful words, bliss, and an unknown floral background stamp; colors used: kraft, whisper white, tempting turquoise, basic black (ink only) and Sahara sand (ink only)

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Nature Silhouettes Wedding Card


  • Stamps: SU! Nature Silhouettes, SU! All Holidays (outside sentiment), The Stamp Barn (inside sentiment), Anna Griffin (background)
  • Paper: glossy white, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
  • Accessories: notched corner punch, small leaf punch, Fiskars leaf border punch, ribbon
  • Technique: Gate-Fold card

I’ll be darned… no distressing, sponging, *or* embossing and I’m actually still happy with this card! :0)  My boss is getting married next month, and ever cardAug19of2009bsince I received the invitation awhile back I’ve been wondering what on earth I was going to make for the card.  You see, usually my mom and I like to do our wedding cards with some elements of the invitation, wedding colors, etc in it to tie it in with the “theme” of the event.  In the past, we’ve even disassembled invitations and used an actual piece or two of the invite on the resulting card if the invitation had usable components.  However, my boss is marrying a graphic designer, and the invitation she designed is a lot different than what I’m used to seeing.  Different, but still beautiful!  It is a two-sided card (no fold, printed on front and back) printed on glossy paper.  It has the silhouette of a tree in brown with a white background and one each of yellow, orange, and red leaves.  I’d love to show you the invitation itself but I’d feel the need to ask her permission to post it here first and I don’t want either her or my boss to see this card until they open the envelope! :0)  (There’s about zero chance either of them know about this blog so I feel “safe” showing it to you guys before I give it to them!)

Obviously, the first thing that came to mind as far as stamps to use for this set was Nature Silhouettes.  The problem was trying to come up with a card design that would fit the theme of the invitation while still being “pretty.”  cardAug19of2009cAfter all, this is a wedding card!  I was back and forth on ideas until yesterday I decided to try out a gate-fold card, which I thought might help remedy the issue of what to do with the “dead space” left over outside of the tree image itself.

I am super pleased with how this turned out!  I hope they enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by and please take a second to let me know what you think of the card!  If you’ll be so kind as to leave a link back to your online gallery or blog I’ll return the favor!

Blessings to you and yours,

Baroque Motif wedding

  • Stamps:  Baroque Motifs, Happy Harmony
  • Paper: White  Baroqe Motif wedding
  • Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Stampin’ Up Markers (used to color the sentiment), scallop-edge scissors, and a whole lot of glitter
  • Technique: glitter

Here’s another creation from sometime in the past week.  I actually created this one before the wedding card in my last post but I was a little hesitant to post this as I’m not very happy with how it turned out.  This is another wedding card and I had this idea in my head for a nice, glittery yet “soft” card using this color scheme.  I guess it just didn’t turn out as “soft” as I had intended!  Also, it’s about impossible to see in the picture, but the entire portion of panel with the sentiment on it is covered in a fine glitter.

Again, thanks for looking and please let me know what you think!


Summer By the Sea wedding

  • Stamps: Summer by the Sea, Floral (background stamp on sage panel), Linen (used on sand panel), Elegant Inspirations (sentiment)
  • Paper: White, Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, generic sand
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Sahara SandSummer by the Sea wedding card
  • Accessories: Twine, scallop-edge scissors, sponge, distressing tool
  • Technique: sponging, distressing

I apologize for the lack of a description here but I actually created this card over a week ago, and I’ve just been far too busy to post it!  Basically, we’ve got a few weddings coming up later this summer so we were in need of a few cards.  A lot of times we’ll use elements of the invitation and create a custom wedding card for the couple, but in these cases we aren’t particularly close to any of the couples so I just got creative and made a few “generics.”  While I was at it I made a duplicate of this one also as we need several cards!

Thanks for looking – please let me know what you think!