Friday, March 29, 2013

Silhouette Congratulations


I'm here with another wedding card.  When you think of wedding cards, do you usually think fancy with gold or silver and lots of white?  I used to.  But now I create cards based on the couple's personalities (if I know them well), wedding colors (if I know that) or I take cues from their invitation.  Lately, the invitations we've received have been casual and colorful.  I love that.

So here's my latest wedding card based on the feeling I got from the invitation.  Cute and playful.

I cut the boy and girl (I know there are crafty people out there that call them potty people, but I just can't bring myself to call them that!) with cut files on my Silhouette.  But before I cut them out, I scooted them close to each other and welded their hands together....just like a cute bride and groom would be.  I added pinkish hearts where hearts should be and covered them in Crystal Effects to make them look like epoxy accents.

Their invitation had a mix of pinks and aqua so I added a strip of aqua patterned paper and stamped the sentiment from the Curly Cute stamp set from Stampin' Up!  Then for a simple last touch, some coordinating baker's twine.

I think it turned out so cute and playful.  My challenge to you, if you don't already do it, is to take a different approach when creating wedding cards!

Thanks for joining me at the Table today!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My Butt Hurts....


I've been waiting to post this because I didn't want it to go "public" till this little card reached my friend's mailbox.

This is totally a copy from a card by Julie Ebersole and when I saw her card, I wanted to make one and send it to my friend who has a great sense of humor.  But a few days later when she sent me a picture from the internet with the same type of thing, I KNEW I HAD to send it to her!

I used my Silhouette to cut the bunnies, grass, bow ties, and speech bubbles.  Card stock is from Stampin' Up! (pink and white card base), American Crafts (speech bubbles), and We R Memory Keepers (everything else).

She LOVED it!  And I'm glad.  I loved it too. :)

Thanks for joining me at the Table today!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Card Creations, Vol. 11


So because a shout out to FaceBook and Instagram isn't enough, I wanted to share my happy dance on my little blog. I've been published in this magazine, right here:

This was my first paying gig and I have to say I was pretty stoked to see my little card in this awesome magazine.  I've been buying Card Creations since the first volume came out and I've loved them all.  Of course, Vol. 11 is my favorite so far. hee hee

Wanna see my card?  Here it is:

I used products from My Mind's Eye, Stampin' Up!, Studio Calico and We R Memory Keepers.  I love how it turned out and I'm so glad that Paper Crafts did too!  If you don't have this yet, you should get it.  You really should.  There are so many wonderful card ideas in there.  You'd be set for a long time.  Or at least till Vol. 12 comes out next Spring! ;)

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.

Thanks for joining me at the Table today!