Sunday, August 23, 2015

Another wedding weekend

Great friends of ours youngest daughter got married this weekend.  So off we went to southern Michigan and northern Ohio for the wedding and reception.  Of course I had to make a card for Maggie and Justin. PaperTrey Ink sent their Design Tips Newsletter email last Friday and it was a card made by Melissa Phillips.  I fell in love with the card and decided to try and CASE it.  I didn't have the die cut she used, so I used one by Memory Box called Fresh Foliage.  I also didn't have any cardboard, so I used the closest color of green I had to Kelly Green, her wedding color.  I cut out the leaves from SU's Glorious Green cardstock and a piece of vellum, which I embossed with Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing enamel, as I didn't have the green embossing enamel either.  The card itself is cut to Melissa's famous size (Gladstone).  I inked up Hero Arts Flower Symbol background stamp in SU's Glorious Green ink.  I placed a piece of vellum over that and made a border out of PaperTrey Ink's Background Basics: Super Gingham also with SU's Glorious Green ink.  I finished the card off with a double bow made out of seam binding and added two green paper flowers and one white paper flower and some green baker's twine.  I don't know where the flowers or the baker's twine came from, sorry!  The sentiment at the bottom is from Stampin' Up, but I couldn't find the stamp set it came from, either.

I was asked to make a wedding card for our church choir director.  Her colors were turquoise, pink and a touch of gold.  I used PTI's Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild set.  I decided to water color the backgound on a acrylic block.  After making the background, I noticed when I put the ink on the acrylic block, I did so, on the engraved side of the lined block, so you can see the squares on my background.  I almost threw it away, thinking I messed up.  But I let it dry and decided I really liked how it looked.  I inked up SU's French Script in Delicata Godlen Glitz ink and wiped off the ink in some spots before I stamped it on the water colored background panel.  I die cut out the coverplate with white cardstock, which I laid over the background. I used the heart die cut from PTI's Make It Market Kit: Shakers & Sprinkles, which I cut out a piece of water color paper that I water colored with Tempting Turquiose ink and another piece of watercolor paper, which was water colored in SU's Pretty in Pink ink.  I inked up wishing you Love for a life time from PTI's Garden Gild stamp set in Delicata Golden Glitz ink.  I finished the card off with some flowers and leaves die cut from PTI's Garden Gild dies from the scraps of the Tempting Turquoise water colored paper after cutting out the heart and a few gold dots from Hero Arts.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Nick & Danielle's Wedding

What a great week we had.  Al and I took the week off as we had errands to do to get ready for family & friends coming in for the wedding.  We did get up to Traverse City on Tuesday to get some wine and hard cider for the rehearsal dinner.  Our daughter Sarah and her boyfriend Paul flew in from NYC on Wednesday afternoon.  Our future daughter-in-law Danielle drove over from WI on Wednesday, too.  Our house is filling back up again!  Our son, Nick, came in on Thursday with three of his buddies.  We had an awesome family-friends dinner on Thursday night and a great breakfast on Friday morning.  Al loves to cook for a crowd.

Rehearsal and dinner went very well Friday night and we had enjoyable evening again with family and friends.  Saturday morning was quiet until about 10am and then all the festivities started.  Danielle and Nick didn't want to see each other before the ceremony, but we did get some pictures of the bride and bridesmaids before the wedding and the same with the groomsmen, too.  The wedding was beautiful and my son had a

permanent smile on his face through the whole ceremony and the entire day!  He did tear up saying his vows and Danielle looked absolutely radiant!  It was a beautiful, sunny day, but just a tad hot and humid.  The wedding party drove around downtown to take more pictures before heading to the art museum for the reception.  I didn't have my phone with me at the reception as I didn't have a pocket to keep it in.  It was beautiful!  I can't wait to see the professional pictures the photographer took!  They are now off enjoying our MI weather by camping in the Upper Peninsula. 

Here's the wedding invitation, their program and the card I made for them on their wedding day.

Sunday, August 2, 2015


I feel like I'm on a role now...3 posts in less than a week.  Unheard!

Here's another birthday card.  This is for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #353.  The colors this week were purple, yellow and green.

I pulled out my favorite stamp set that I love to color, PTI's Doodlie-Do.  I stamped the masked  flowers and the leaves in Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with some Copics (G14, G82, Y13 and V17) on a piece of Gina K's Pure White Luxury card stock, which is mounted on a piece of SU's Elegant Eggplant card stock.  I also die cut out the word Smile from SSS and used SU's Elegant Eggplant ink for it's your birthday from PTI's Wet Paint III.

Thanks for stopping by, I love it when you do!

Edited to add:  I'm also linking this post to Happy Little Stampers - August Challenge - Masking.  Thanks Marcia for the heads up!