Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Wedding Gift Card...

A coffee card for a coffee machine...

My wedding gift to my brother and his wonderful fiancé was an espresso machine that was on their registry, so of course I had to match the card to the gift.

Mixing cricut cuts, stamping and embossing:
Inkadinkadoo stamps:
-Pick Me Up coffee
-Enough Caffine
-Hand Made with Love
A Muse Artstamps:
-Three Cups
This is my 2nd project embossing the stamps, I think I'll be doing it more often :)
My favorite stuff to use:
-Colorbox Fluid Chalk and Pigment Inks
-I Kan'dee pearlescent chalks
Cricut carts used:
-Printing Press
K&Company paper

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Over the Hill?

Talk about cutting it down to the wire...I had to have this card in the mail this morning in order for it to get to my dad in time for his 60th b-day...I was literally finishing the envelop a few minutes before the mail person came by...what a rush! Anyway, my dad is turning 60 and if you knew him you would never guess it, as like I said in the card, he's in better shape than I am!

I think I used more cartridges on this card than any other single project:
Doodletype, Cuttin' Up, AE, Beyond B-days and Celebrations!!
I used the CDS and there was one cut that I made that I had to change the cart 4 times!
But I think this was the 1st project (I think) that I've done that I didn't use any stamps, inks or chalks, but couldn't stay away from MM blossoms, ribbon & rhinestones. :)

And dad's favorite color is red, do you think I used enough?...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

And here are the Wedding Favors...

Well it finally happened! My brother is married and what an extremely fun and exciting day it was! The weather couldn't have been better, in the 70s, sunny and dry. For New England in April that is certainly amazing! Here are what a few of you have been waiting for, pictures of the wedding favor tags that I made for my now sister-in-law. I used corduroy patterned paper and used Doodlecharms for the heart and "frosted" them with I Kan'dee Pearlescent Pastel Chalks. I also got some good use out of my Crop-A-Dile to put in eyelets in for all 95 of them! :)

And I have to add a picture of the very loving and gorgeous couple...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Wedding is almost here!

I was getting a little nervous, my brother's wedding is April 19th and today is the 12th and finally got to sit down and make their card...

I took a small break from the Cricut (except for the Heart on the back of the card and the letters on the envie) and dove back into stamping.

Here's some of the things I used:
Inkadinkado stamps:
-Bride & Groom (which I embossed, cut out and adhered to the card with mini pot dots)
-It's Your Special Day
-May this Wonderful Day...(which I also embossed)

-K&Company Smitten Butterflies
-Cranberry cardstock
-DCWV Love Embossed cardstock
-DCWV Wedding Embossed cardstock

Making Memories blossoms & rhinestone brads
Colorbox fluid chalk inks and pigment inks


Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Eve of a Very Special Event...

My parents asked me to make name cards for the dinner that we are having the night before my brother's wedding (two weeks from today!). I finally finished them tonight, now onto the tags for the wedding favors, only 95 to make, Ah! :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Glamming up an Envelop

I have this thing that I just can't put an embellished card into a plain envelop so off course I have to glam up the envelop as well...

My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.