Sunday, December 2, 2012

Daniel and Carole's Wedding

Our oldest grandson married the love of his life Carole on November 24.  I was so honored when they asked me to make their wedding cake.  It has been years since I've made any wedding cakes.  Needless to say I was pretty nervous.  Fortunately they didn't want one too big, so I made a 10', 8' and 6" cake with each layer 4" high.  The theme for their wedding was Country and their colors were Navy, Teal and Rust.  All of their table decorations were made from burlap and dried flowers.  I looked over my Stampin Up supplies and decided to make leaves out of the Bigz Autumn Accents die and the Wonderfall stamp set.  I stamped them out of Glossy White and colored cardstock and inked them with Old Olive, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point.  I ran all of them through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  I made the rossettes for the top out of 2" wired Burlap ribbon I bought at a local craft store.  Carole made the "B" for Baker from a wooden letter and wrapped it in twine.  The wedding was perfect, they even had my husband participating.  He does wookworking, so they asked him to make a 48' cross for the alter.  It turned out so beautiful.  Of course during all the excitement I didn't get many pictures, but managed to get a couple of good ones.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

August American Ink

I made 14 of  this card for my swap at our American Ink August meeting.  I love using Embossing Folders to make cards.  This Folder is called Elegant Lines.  A quick and easy way to color is by using a Stamping Sponge dipped in a Classic Stamping Ink Pad.  I love the new Itty Bitty Banners Stamps. Add a ribbon and bling and your card is ready.

Cute Little Gifts

I needed a thank you card for several friends and decided that rather than a card I'd make each of the ladies a little gift.  Since I hadn't used my StampinUp Petite Purse die yet it would make a great gift for my friends which I filled with candy. The Polk Dot Parade DSP looked so cute on each of them.  Stamping thanks so much with Tiny Tags and punching with the Jewelry Tag was the perfect touch.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Hero

My oldest grandson just became a firefighter.  I'm so proud of him I just had to make him a card.     Unfortunately the only firefighter stamp set is expired, but lucky for me my upline has the Fire Brigade set and loaned it to me.  You should have seen the excited look on his face when he opened the card.  I used Calypso Coral for the paper and the embossing folder Textured Impressions Stripes with the Big Shot.  I colored it with markers.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Pinwheel card

I made this card at my upline's monthly club.  She has the coolest decorated studio.  I'm really into pinwheels lately.  This one is 4" x 4" and made with SU Polka Dot Parade DSP. I just love that paper pack.  The tiny pinwheel is a stamp from the Hostess set Happy You.  I really like the new 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.  It's so nice to have markings on both sides of the ribbon so I don't have to struggle making my bows look good on both sides.

Pinwheel Basket

I got the idea for this cute basket from Vicki on Stamping 411.  All the DSP is from SU BIG TOP.  I used two 3" x 9" inch strips of the striped paper scored at 3" and 6" and tied on each corner with twine.  The pinwheels are 3" x 3" and hot glued on 6" dowels that I painted red, blue and yellow and stuck in a styrofoam ball.  I used SU retired star die to make the stars that I ran through the Big Shot using the Polka Dots folder.  I'm taking this basket to a 4th of July party for a thank you hostess gift.  I think she'll like it.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

American Ink

Today is my club American Ink.  Once a month Stampin Up! Demonstrators from Terry's downline get together at her beautiful studio to make cards, chat and eat lots of goodies.  We either bring a swap,  make 'n take or food.  We have a lot of fun.  Each month I try to do something different.  Today I'm bringing a make n take.  The base is Pool Party, the paper is DSP Sweet Shop, then I made hearts from Glimmer paper and Pool Party and finished it off with a 1/8" Whisper White Taffeta bow.  My husband thinks it's stunning! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Olivia's Valentine

My little four year old neighbor girl, Olivia, needed 24 Valentine's for her class and didn't want to have the store bought kind, so her Mother asked me if I would design something for her.  I gave her two choices, one with a bear and one with a heart.  She picked the heart and so the assembly line was off and running.  It was so cute watching how intense she was gluing all the parts together.  After several hours the project was all done.  All supplies are StampinUp except the face which is Peachy Keen.  They turned out so cute.