Saturday, September 07, 2013

Teen Boy Birthday

Whoa! Over a year since I posted? YIKES! Last night at Stampin' Chat, I made this card for an upcoming birthday of our son's friend. Love the color combo: SU! Basic Grey, Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White. Besides the colors, I believe the only current SU! product is the Chevron embossing folder. The rest is retired SU!: skater image, star punches & wording (which is from the set "Upsy Daisy".) It really felt good to be 'creating from scratch' again. I really like the finished product, which also received two thumbs up from my 13 year old! ENJOY! Blog Siggy

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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