Thursday, October 22, 2009

Took me long enough....

Before I go any further....I really, really need to express my gratitude to Sharon Johnson of No Time To Stamp for the inspiration and ideas she imparts on her blog. If it wasn't for her I would still be purchasing cards and staring at all my toys with no idea what to do with them!

Weddings, weddings, weddings....I made invites for a friend's daughter and now I am making my niece-in-laws and of course, my daughter is getting married in March so I am making hers.

My friend's daughter asked what could I do...I told her to "Google" what she wanted and I would see if I could make them. She came back with a picture and, after a lot of searching, I made a template and she really liked them. I know I posted pics quite awhile ago...but, here is the whole collection:

The Invitation and Thank You card....the paper is from Europe, black velvet strips and red "burnished velvet" hearts. The invitation wording is printed on vellum with a photo of the bride and groom underneath.

The gift Scor-pal, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, cutting die for the envelope and on the inside of the card, sheer ribbon from Michaels and my Nestabilities. All of my sentiments and inside verses are printed on my laser printer.

The attendants cards...the Flower Girl is clip art from the internet. I colored her hair black with my Copics as the flower girl was Asian....I went over the hair garland, waist ribbon, flowers, shoes and sporadically on the dress with my Sakura Spica pens to add some glam! The Maid of Honor and Bridesmaid dresses are coloured with my H2O's, outlined with a gel glitter pen from a 96-set I scored at Costco and I glued Swarovski crystals where needed.

The Ring Bearer (hence the bear) was another clip art from the internet. I glammed his bow tie and the heart with Sakura Spica and I made two wire rings which I attached to the heart to form a ring pillow. I also inverted the scoring to differentiate from the girls cards. The Best Man and Groomsman cards were stickers I purchased from Michaels and they were so rich looking I didn't have to do anything to them.

Then it was off to Kelowna for my sister's 25th wedding anniversary.....Scor-Pal again, a picture from her wedding album, mirrored cardstock for the sentiment, Cuttlebug and Nestabilities, the Bow-Easy, sheer silver ribbon and a wonderful brad to wrap around the knot.

For my daughter's Save The Date cards it is back to the internet for inspiration and then off to Michaels for papers. She had a friend take pictures and I put them together to appear to be from a photobooth...a magnetic strip on the back side and fridge magnet to remind people of the upcoming wedding!

I have a couple more cards to post including a birth announcement for our brand new grandson but, that can wait for another day!

I wish everyone happy crafting and I have told everyone I will not be crafting during the month of November....I need to get my Christmas cards done!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Time flies....

Just a note to say I have not forgotten my blog.....BUT, there have been wedding invitations to make, birth announcements for my brand new grandson to make, wedding invitation templates to make up for my daughter and niece-in-law. I have not had the time or energy to post anything.

I do have pictures to add and I do have stuff to say but, it will have to wait for another week. I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving (for the Canada viewers).