Friday, March 27, 2009

pocket invites...

My friend and former upline asked me to make invitations for her daughter's birthday party. What an honor! The theme is American Girl tea party. Uh-oh! I don't have any tea themed stamps appropriate for a seven year old and I certainly don't have any American Girl stamps! American Girl stamps... there's something to think about. But back to the cards. For inspiration, I used a particular doll that the birthday girl is wishing for and she wears a beautiful floral dress. You can check out Chrissa here. Modeled after the top of the dress, I made a tri-fold pocket card. I used the EK Success scallop in place of the ric rac on Chrissa's dress. Instead of a flower, I added the star (American Girl's Logo) with a white line detail just inside hand drawn with my Inkssentials pen. A white Prima and a button finished it off. Sadly, I forget the manufacturer of the stamp I used. But I hope that I can find it and let you know.
I left the insert blank so she can print out the deets and adhere it to the inside card. The tab is also only attached in the back so that she can afix it over her printed card. I didn't want to do too much to the inside card because she wanted to print the details but I also didn't want to let it go plain, so I scalloped the bottom edge :) I hope the birthday girl likes her invites!
stamps: unknown
ink: pti ripe avocado
paper: american crafts a la carte minestrone, pti lavendar moon and ripe avocado, su riding hood red
accessories: pti ripe avocado grosgrain, white prima flower, inkssentials white gel pen, button, embroidery floss, ek success scallop punch, su round tab punch and large star punch

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

didja know i love orange...

Monday my hubby and I celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary and he surprised me with this beautiful bunch. We are going to dinner on Friday. I don't know where yet, it's a surprise!
Now... if only the rest of outside was this colorful!

Monday, March 9, 2009

age is setting in...

I really don't know how it happened... but I totally spaced out and forgot to upload this vsn card to my blog. I will be honest here. I was not looking forward to this challenge. I've never seen the movie Princess Bride and that is what this card was to be based on. We were to take a line from the movie (good thing they provided a bunch!) and make a card from one of the movie lines. After reading the challenge rules, I checked out the movie lines that were provided. I had this Starving Artistamps Doodle Factory set out from the chocolate challenge and I knew I had to make a card with it. Call it fate if you will... I won the challenge!! YAY!

This is where I got inspiration for my card:
Westley: I mean, if we only had a wheelbarrow, that would be something.
Inigo Montoya: Where we did we put that wheelbarrow the albino had?
Fezzik: Over the albino, I think.
Westley: Well, why didn't you list that among our assets in the first place?

stamps: starving artistamps doodlefactory cart, pti green thumb
ink: memento tuxedo black
paper: su cool caribbean, apricot appeal, craft, georgia pacific 110# white
accessories: copic markers, prima flowers, ranger liquid pearls, marth stewart edge punch, su ribbon