Thursday, July 19, 2007

50th Anniversary Card

Some relatives of a friend of mine are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary later this month. I was asked to make a card for the occasion and this is what I came up with. I'm not totally happy with it, but I'm running out of time. :)

The card is 8 1/2 by 5 1/2. The flourishes in Baroque Motifs set is stamped on groovy guava in groovy guava ink. Then the little flower is randomly stamped around in the "holes". I used the Martha Stewart punch (that my adorable downline let me buy from her since there is not a Michaels anywhere close to me) and punched a line to put behind the groovy guava layer and the always artichoke layer behind it. Then I used the same punch and made a little "tag" to write the last name of the couple and layered that on always artichoke and then chocolate chip. I wrote their first names and punched them out with the small oval punch and then lightly sponged the edges with always artichoke and layered it on always artichoke punched with the larger oval punch. I stamped my favorite Lizzie Anne Designs flower and watercolored it with groovy guava ink. I wrote the 50 on brushed gold cs, punched it out with the 3/4" round punch and mounted it in the center of the flower. I punched all 4 corners and mounted it on always artichoke. Then, I stamped Happy Anniversary from the Hugs and Wishes set on white cs, sponged the edges with always artichoke, mounted it on a chocolate chip layer and then decided to cut it apart and put it on either side of the flower. I put olive organdy ribbon under all of that. I stamped the little flower on the top of the shimmery white base and mounted all of the above on the bottom of the base. To balance out the top, I stamped the scalloped stamp in always artichoke, cut out the inner part and mounted it on chocolate chip....and that is it.

Like I said, I'm not totally happy with it, but it is just going to have to do. The lady who asked for it is pleased with it, so I'm going to just accept it and go on. LOL

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Hugs and Wishes, Lizzie Anne Designs Jolies Fleurs
Paper: Shimmery White, Groovy Guava, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Basic Brown, Always Artichoke, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker, Olive Organdy Ribbon, Non SU Brad, Martha Stewart Punch, both SU Oval Punches, Ticket Corner Punch, Blender Pen
Techniques: watercolor with blender pen and reinker

Thursday, July 12, 2007


This is a really quick card that I did for a make & take at last Friday's workshop. It is sooo easy!

Stamps: Sweet Shapes and Sincere Salutations

Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow

Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow

Accessories: Red Gingham Ribbon

The card is so simple, it is self-explanatory.

I have been tagged by Tami. You have to go visit her blog! She has some gorgeous creations posted! So for this tag, I'm suppose to tell you 7 things about myself and then tag 7 more people. Hmmmmm, I'm not sure there are 7 interesting things about me, but here goes....

1. I have 2 sisters by birth and another sister by choice. All 3 are the greatest sisters in the whole world!

2. I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator the day after I attended my first workshop. When I got my starter kit, I had made a grand total of 2 cards.

3. I use to be an Emergency Medical Technician, but only because it was a requirement to work at the Police Department. I let the license expire as soon as I left the P.D. and have never regretted it. I didn't really like being an EMT.

4. I am a very shy person and have trouble talking to people until I know them really, really well. Some people think I am snobby and have no idea that I'm just scared of them! LOL Now, I have no idea why demonstrating Stampin' Up! products doesn't scare me. Or how I can sing in the trio in front of real people. Hmmmmmmm.

5. I love Mexican food, especially if it is spicy HOT! The hotter the better. Maybe that is because when I was a very little girl, I got in my daddy's pepper patch and set my little mouth on fire! Somebody told my mom to put syrup or honey on my lips to stop the burning and it worked. I don't remember if she used syrup or honey.

6. My son has always been one of my very best friends. Even when he was a little guy, we had some really great conversations. I got him hooked on Queen (the rock band) and he got me hooked on NASCAR.

7. But my very best friend is Jesus Christ. It still amazes me that he died on the cross for me.

I am going to have to edit this tomorrow to tag people. I can't believe it is after 2:00 a.m. and I have to work in the morning and here I sit at the computer.