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This past weekend we had traveled back to Purdue for the wedding of another one of Robbie's really good friends. Ethan and Robbie bowled together for four years and when we were at tournaments I often sat next to his girlfriend Meagan while we watched the guys bowl. Bowling tournaments are often all day long, so I really got to know a lot about Meagan during that time and I have to say, Ethan is a lucky guy, they are perfect for each other. It was so sweet of them to include Robbie in their wedding as an honorary groomsman. Meagan grew up on a farm in a small town in IN and the reception was held at the farm, complete with cows just outside the tent! During the past year they searched the resale stores for old china plates, and all of the tables were set with beautiful mismatched China mixed with burlap, candles, mason jars etc. It was really lovely.
Today I will share the collage and card I made for the new couple. I used the invitation to create parts of the squares on the collage and I thought a chalkboard look would be fun for the card. I hope they love it!
Most years we are lucky to have one wedding to attend but this summer has been full of weddings. A few weeks ago my daughter Sarah and I went to Ft Worth for the wedding of one of Robbie's Best friends. Suzana and Robbie met when they were 15 years old at a bowling tournament and even though she lived in Hawaii and Robbie lived in Ky, they were able to continue their friendship and remained the best of friends at the time that Robbie passed away. Suzana dedicated her bouquet to Robbie's memory and asked Sarah to help her get dressed for her wedding and stand by her side. It was so sweet. Here is the card I made for Suzana and a couple of pictures, just because I don't ever want to forget that special day!
Welcome to this months Control Freaks blog Tour where we are sharing some fabulous things we have designed and created with our new goodies from the 2015-2016 Stampin'Up! Catalog! You have just come from Mindy Backes blog and I hope you enjoyed what she had to share!
Today I am going to share a few things that I made with the new Birthday Blossoms stamp set. I woke up one morning this week with some colors in my head and I knew that I needed to get to my stamp room and figure out what I was going to make. For these cards I used the new In colors Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush (I love the names almost as much as the colors!) and paired them up with some Vanilla, white and black. I think these colors are so fabulous together. This is our berry basket die filled with some cute little 3x3 notecards and envelopes and my favorite "Olivina Petals in Bloom" hand cream and roll-on perfume. Wouldn't this be an adorable gift for someone special!
And finally one last card! Thank you for joining us on our tour! Your next stop is at Debbie Henderson's blog where I am sure she will share something wonderful with you! Just click on the link to get there!
I am so obsessed with this chalkboard look and lucky for me, Stampin'Up! seems to be also as they keep coming out with more stamps that lend the self to this trend. Recently I have noticed little chalkboard easels in the dollar bin at the local craft stores and at Target and I had to get some and see what I could create! I love to have something special for my friends on their birthdays, something that is a step up from just a card, that can remind them of how special they are every day.
I bought this stamp set when it first came out and I finally got around to using it. I think this set is so much fun. The blank sheet of paper in the typewriter is a canvas for whatever you want to say! I made this card with real red and mint macaron and I have to say I like the red one the best. I think it would be so much fun to have an old red typewriter, but the real reason I like the red card is because I colored the typewriter with my blendabilities and it turned out so much prettier than the one colored with the mint macaron marker. I sure hope stampin'Up! Comes out with new alcohol markers soon.
I have been having such a good time creating cards with my preorder stamps from the 2015-2016 Stampin'Up! Catalog. Today I will share a fabulous card I made at my class this week. This is stamped on the chalkboard paper that is in the Occasions Mini catalog and will only be available for a few more days. I love the richness of this paper! This is a perfect card to send to your best friends!
Just a quick post to share the card I made for my Mother and wish you a Happy Mother's Day! If you haven't gotten the berry basket die, what are you waiting for?! It is so cute for cards! The paper I used for the basket and the buttons are on the clearance rack. If anyone would like to place an order please let me know!
Today I want to share a beautiful card I designed using the new Artisan Embellishment Kit on page 27 of the Occasions Mini Catalog. This kit is filled with all sorts of fun embellishments but my favorite thing is the die cut rose piece. be sure and keep one to use as a stencil with either an ink spritzer or sponge. If you haven't already gotten the butterfly framelits, I highly recommend them!
Hi Stampers! I am so excited to be back to blogging! For those of you who are wondering why I disappeared, I am not that computer savvy and I just found downloading the photos and watermarking them on the computer I was using to be too time consuming and I put blogging on the back burner. I am currently on vacation and one of the things I wanted to do when I had some free time was to explore some different options for doing this and I finally have things figured out so I am really happy to be able to share my card designs with you again.
Tonight I am going to share four cards that my pal Susan Gardner and I designed one afternoon using the Time to Celebrahte hostess set from the Occasions Mini Catalog and the Flowepot DSP. I love these colorful cards and they are so versatile because you can switch the designs on the card because they are all about the same size. I hope you like them!