Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thinking of you

I made this card for a courageous friend who continues to battle lymphoma. I couldn't wait to use one of my new adorable hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamps. I have become an eBay stalker watching and waiting for these kits. The Prima flower is sprayed with taffy pink glimmer mist. I used DecoArt Glamour dust to add sparkle to the wings.

I'm entering this card in the OCC sketch challenge and used sketch OCCSC30. Also I'm entering this card in the grey and pink challenge at the lovely hÄnglar only challenge blog.

I can't believe that tomorrow is September 1. I'll soon be getting calls to supply teach. The summer has gone by so quickly! :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: hÄnglar & stÄnglar kit 7, sentiment is C.C. Designs
Paper: Bazzill grey cardstock, Basic Grey Olivia and Bittersweet, Bella white paper
Copics: skin: Eooo0, E000, R0000; hair: E27, E55, E57; shirt and hat: RV10, R81; pants and hat band: C1, C3; shoes: C3, C5; wings: R0000
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, glitter platinum Bella dots, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Prima flower, Tattered Angels pink taffy glimmer mist, Stampin' Up Modern Label punch, Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

Monday, August 30, 2010

Showered with Love

Stephanie's bridal shower was this past Sunday. She was showered with love and beautiful gifts. The preparations for the shower were made easier with the help of Donna and Amy, who both worked tirelessly.

This C.C. Designs bride stamp continues to be one of my favourite images. She's so adorable. I coloured her dress and veil with a clear Spica gel pen for just a subtle sparkle.

I hope that everybody is enjoying their last days of summer.
Caroline :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: C.C. Designs
Paper: Bo Bunny Jazmyne Glitter Series and wine double dot cardstock, misc green cardstock and Bella's Best cream paper
Copics: skin: E000; hair: E27, E44, E47, E55, E57; roses: R81, R85; leaves: YG95
Marvy Uchida Mega punch, Stampin' Up border punch, glitter lilac Bella dots, Memento ink

Bridal Shower Invitation

Stephanie is both my sister and best friend, so it's been a pleasure to design and create invitations for her wedding. Stephanie's favourite colour is purple, and she wanted her bridal shower colour scheme to be different from the wedding.

I wanted the bridal shower invitation to complement the wedding invitation, so I used the same stamp set and font. I'm really pleased with this pretty invitation.
Caroline :)

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Stampin' Up Wedding Sweet
Paper: Core'dinations cardstock, Bazzill smooth white cardstock
Stampin' Up border punch, CTMH Petal ink, Michael's ribbon

Wedding Invitations

Stephanie's wedding is on October 2nd of this year. She has chosen fall colours as her colour scheme. So with the approaching date and the selected colours came the intimidating task of creating the wedding invitaion.

I wasn't sure how to design a wedding invitation. My first inspiration was the Stampin' Up Wedding Sweet stamp set. The Stampin' Up catalogue contained a sample invitation using this stamp set that I thought was really beautiful. Next we had to determine how to construct the card with a pocket. I searched You Tube and found this video by monkeysee.com. I modified the dimensions to create a 5x7 card. The Bazzill brown and sun coral cardstock were the perfect. However, the sawdust cardstock wasn't quite the right colour, so I sprayed the cardstock with iridescent gold glimmer mist. Eureka!!!

I absolutely love this final version of the wedding invitations.
Caroline :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up Wedding Sweet
Paper: Bazzill Brown and Sun Coral cardstock, Bazzill Smooth Sawdust cardstock
Stampin' Up border punch, Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie ink, Iridescent Gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist