Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bridal Shower Card

I found the original card design for this on Pinterest, then tweaked the colors and embellishments to meet my needs. I LOVE the use of two embossing folders to create the wedding gown! I also created my own extra large, pearl brad using some retired SU items (Build a Brad Kit and Pretties Kit). ENJOY! Blog Siggy

Friday, July 06, 2012

Cupcakes I made for our niece's highschool graduation celebration. Found this recipe for Chocolate Wedding Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting The grad hat is made from a mini-Reeses turned upside down, topped with a Ghiradelli chocolate square, then piped with Wilton Decorator icing for a tassel. I'm not a fan of chocolate cake,cupcakes or frosting, but these are moist and YUMMY! ENJOY! Blog Siggy

Monday, June 25, 2012

Graduation Announcement

This is an 8th grade school graduation party invitation for my best friend's son. His school colors are dark green and gold, so I used the retired colors Handsome Hunter and Crushed Curry.  Then I pulled out one of my favorite, retired Stampin' Up! sets, Sketch an Event - as well as a retired All Year Cheer set (which I stamped on the Hunter in Versamark ink.)    ENJOY! Blog Siggy

Wedding Invitation - Part 2

Here are the reply cards and envelopes, and thank yous that were part of the wedding stationery ensemble from THIS post. Again, I feel so honored to have participated in their wedding planning in this way. The thank you is my own design, and is in keeping with the theme of the invitations. May God bless Laura and Anthony in their Sacramental life together! ENJOY! Blog Siggy

Wedding Invitation

I feel so honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of wedding stationery preparations for a good friend's daughter and son-in-law! These are my first-ever wedding invitations! I found my inspiration via Connie Babbert - thanks, Connie! I love the use of the picture of the couple, as well as the monogram. My creative addition to this ensemble is the matching, monogram card stock 'stickers' that I created using the same Nestabilities Labels Five set I used throughout the ensemble. Stampin' Up! product used: Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla and Sage Shadow(retired) card stocks, Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink, Scallop Trim Border Punch and the retired stamp set, Priceless. See THIS post for the rest of the wedding stationery ensemble. ENJOY! Blog Siggy

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Horse Birthday

Silly me! I just figured out I never shared this card, and it is one of my favorites that I have made so far for our daughter! It has many of her favorite things, horses, purple and sparkle. :) This is actually from her 2011 birthday, and her birthday is coming up again soon - maybe that's what made me wonder if I had posted this card in the first place?

The horse is an image from 2010 from Serendipity Stamps (purchased that year through CreativePlayStamps). It is one of my favorite horse stamp images over most I have seen because it is just a lovely line drawing, that also lends itself very well to Copic coloring and shading. For this image, I used C2 for a monotone horse to coordinate with the SU Basic Grey, which is paired up with SU In Color Concord Crush and GinaK Pure Luxury White. the sentiment is also from a GinaK stamp set called "Tag Lines". Finishing touches were created with SU punches Scallop Trim Border and Corner, Modern Label and Word Window punches, plus a SU Basic Grey Glitter Brad and Copic Spica Silver Glitter Pen in the horse's mane and around the sentiment.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cup of Blessing Card

I was blessed with the gift of an all-day crop, hosted by the S.C.R.A.P. Guild of Northern Illinois, this past Saturday. I totally enjoyed this time to work on several projects - and this is one of them!

I used my SU Color Coach - In Colors to find this color combo idea, then used similar colors I had on hand. The stamp set is one of my first-ever stamp sets from SU - the long-since retired "Sketch an Event" set. It paired perfectly with the sentiment from the current SU set "Blessings from Heaven." My chosen color palette is current SU Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze and retired SU Crushed Curry (polka dot ribbon). I used Copic markers to color the image. Memento London Fog ink, stamped off created the repeating image along the left side, and Memento Tuxedo Black for the image and sentiment. A little sponging around the focal image with Calypso Coral, the SU Ticket Corner Punch and Dimensionals to pop up the image all provide the finishing touches to my design.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Decor for the Home

It took forever for me to get the first frame done, then the frame broke. Not the glass, the frame! Sooo, I bought another frame and while I was changing over the glass with the original Decor Element on it - the glass broke - shattered in my hands! Ouch and Grrrrrrrr! The good news? I still had a good frame and glass! so I got a different Stampin' Up! Decor Element - and then added in a few pics of the newest family member to boot! Here's the new frame! I used scrapbooking paper and some pieces of cardstock to crete the background to make the Decor Element POP! Super easy way to make your pictures into a lovely piece of artwork/decor for your home! ENJOY!

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