Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful for 50 years!

My Grandparents just had their 50 year anniversary, isn't that amazing! They are still going strong. They are such wonderful grandparents and I think they have shown me what a marriage should be and can be if you work hard for it. i was put in charge of making the card for the group gift. This is what I came up with.Since it was their 50th, I had to use gold. My husband said it looked gaudy, but what do you expect when you add gold.
I love the effect of gold on gold embossing. Basically you take your gold card stock and emboss gold on top of it, very elegant. You could do this with silver too.
Stamp Sets: Priceless , Hugs & Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla , Vellum , Brushed Gold
Ink: Versa Mark
Accessories: On Board Lots Of Letters , Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, 1-3/8 Inch Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Gold Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Retired Ribbon, Picture of my Grandparents on their wedding day.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Season of Joy

This is a card I made for a class I had at my friend Emily's house. We three others besides this one. I had a really great time and I think the ladies did too.
This card definitely look better in person, I don't know what it is about my photographs. Sometimes the colors get a little distorted. Anyway, until I have a professional photo studio (which will probably never happen, who knows?) there may be some flaws.Supplies:
Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Whisper White

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thanksgiving Place Cards and Napkin Holders

I apologize for not posting in such a long time, when it gets near the holidays, my life gets 10 times crazier than normal, or more! lol! So my posts may not be as often. I will really try though.Anyway, I started out with this simple no frills place card for my Thanksgiving table, and I thought it was cute but needed a little more so I came up with . . . This. I added some ribbon, sponging , and paper piercing. I really like the final look. But I wasn't done yet. I needed something else so I made a matching napkin holder.If you look closely at my "napkin" you will see that it is really a wash cloth. I didn't have my pretty napkins until after I took these pictures. It at least matches! :) I used these for my Ladies' Night this month. I think they really enjoyed making them.
Stamps: Autumn Harvest , Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Really Rust, More Mustard, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DSP(retired)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Really Rust, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Top Note Bigz Die , 1-1/4 Inch Circle Punch , 1-3/8 Inch Circle Punch , Scallop Circle Punch , Crafters' Tool Kit , Mustard 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon , Bravo Burgundy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, sponges, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Young Women in Excellence Invitations

We have YW in Excellence coming up and I decided to make the invitations for it. This is what I came up with. The theme for the Young Women this year is:
"Be steadfast and immovable always abounding in good works"
Topics have been brought up like Steadfast and unchanging like the stars. So I decided to add the Stars.

I used some retired ribbon and silver cording that matched the invitations.Supplies:
Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy

Accessories: Star Punch , Large Star Punch , 3/16 Inch Corner Rounder Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Metallic Eyelets, Silver Cording(retired), Blue Organdy Ribbon (retired)