Thursday, June 17, 2021

Centerpiece

 I shared a card last time for the girl that got married last year, but because of pandemic we couldn't have a shower for her. Well I think most of her friends and family must have bought presents for her last year because when I went on the registry there wasn't much to pick from, well I decided to get this cake plate for her. After I bought it I remembered seeing a picture of a cake plate that had a decoration on it instead of a cake and I thought that was a neat idea for those times that you don't have a cake.  

I remembered for my daughters wedding we had bought a bunch of these plates that were clear and had center pieces on them for her table decorations, they were in my garage all wrapped up nicely so I grabbed one, washed it up and made some flowers to put on top.  Her kitchen colors are navy blue and her favorite color is yellow so that is what I went for to make the arrangement. I also found a candle with the scent of lemonade to put in the center :)


I shaped the flowers by cutting them out from patterned paper with my dies and then lightly inking the edges with a little darker yellow ink, then I flipped them over and lightly misted with water before shaping them using my stylus and a foam mat, the centers were made by crunching together two of the smallest dies in the set, each flower was 5 layers.  The smallest flowers were punches that I shaped the same way to fill in the blank spaces. I used blue patterned paper for the leaves too!


The doily piece below was cut with my big scalloped dies.

Just before I was getting ready to wrap the present I thought I should show you how it looked on the wooden cake stand I bought for her. But it was to big for my light box I use for my cards so here it is on a table near the best lighting in my house :)


It was fun to create a project to go along with the gift :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today and say Hi,

Connie 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Happily Ever After

 Another young lady in our church got married last year during the Pandemic, she was only able to have their parents at the wedding so they decided to renew their vows on their Anniversary but invite everyone that they wanted to come to their wedding the first time. So the church ladies decided to give her the wedding shower she never had also.

It felt funny making a wedding card for someone that has already been married a year already and then I remembered this cute stamped image Birgit had sent me, I hadn't colored it yet because I just wasn't sure what I would use it for, but it was perfect for this shower.  I will have to say she just loved the card.


The saying in the card was something like walking hand in hand with the one I love ect. So I thought this image worked great.

  • Stamp unknown - colored w/markers
  • Echo park - Fine and Dandy papers
  • PPD- Wavy stitched Rectangle die
  • Impression Obsession - 6 in 1 Rectangle Frame die
  • Spellbinders - Baby Buntings die
  • Taylored Expressions - Many Minis - Occasions stamp sentiment
  • Paper studio - Mint Gems


Hope your week is off to a good start, Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and let me know you have,

Connie

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Skateboard Kiddo

 Time for a boy card, I don't know if my great nephew is into skateboarding but I like this little guy, he looks like he is having so much fun.


  • Stampendous - Skateboard kiddo stamp, colored w/markers
  • Spellbinders - Lg. Deckled Rectangle die
  • BasicGrey - Oxford papers
  • Honbay - Sentiment stamp


We are extremely HOT this weekend, the last few days the heat index has hit in the 100's.  I hope you all are staying safe out there if you are having the same kind of weather.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and say Hi,

Connie

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Bee Inspired

 I have been wanting to make another card with bees on it, I have seen so many cute cards out there but I kept for getting when I went to make a card, I just love this bee die.  

When I saw this challenge over at Double D Challenge Blog, I knew I just had to play along.


They had a mood board to get your inspiration for your card and I picked both of the images on the left side, I liked just using partial honeycomb on my card and I also liked the image with the 3 bees.  Of course what bee doesn't need flowers so I had to add some of those.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz - Mixed Media die
  • Elizabeth Craft designs - Bees die
  • Spellbinders - Layered Colorful Blooms dies
  • Hot Off the press- Dazzles - 130 tiny words & Phrases sticker
I am also sharing today's post with the NBUS Challenge Blog sharing my never before used Spellbinder flower dies, I love this set and look forward to making more.



 Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and letting me know you did,

Connie

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Faith Hope and Love

 My great niece was just married this past weekend. We were not able to make it up to Michigan for the ceremony but I sent a card and some money :)

Her invitations had this pretty soft blue flowers on it and so I wanted to go with that theme for her card, and I remembered the flowers that my friend sent me to color while I was recovering from my foot surgery and they worked perfectly.  Added a sentiment and a die cut corner and some pretty pearls and I was done.  

The background paper looks a bit gray in this picture , but it was a soft blue.


  • Flowers unknown- colored w/markers and fussy cut
  • Art-C - Cardstock
  • Gemini - Opulent swirls die
  • Fiskars - Just Married Quotes
  • Pearls


Thank You for stopping by today and saying Hi,
Hope your week is off to a great start,

Connie