Showing posts with label wedding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wedding. Show all posts

9 Jan 2013

You're Invited to a Bachelorette Party!

Good Morning! Lots going on around the Sharp household lately - we are expecting a new baby - well not ME, but my son and daughter-in-law and I couldn't be more excited!!  She is two days overdue so I am going around in circles!

But let's go back to the beginning and have a Bachelorette Party! 

Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge is called Repeats and Rainbows and we are to follow one of the six colour schemes provided.

I chose to use colour scheme #6 and the new Man and Wife die collection for my card today.

I started by die-cutting the dress with each colour of the Rainbow" Colour Scheme and overlapping slightly as I adhered them to the white cardstock background.

Using Papertrey Ink's "Happily Ever After" stamp set, I stamped the two sentiments in Smokey Shadow ink.

I finished it off by outlining one side of each dress with Diamond Stickles - yes I am still in love with stickles!!

Have a wonderful day!

1 Dec 2012

Waltzingmouse Mouse Release Blog Waltz!!

Welcome to our December Release Blog Waltz for Waltzingmouse Stamps! You should have started your waltz at Claire's Blog - since she has the master list!

Obviously you have arrived at my stop from dear Belinda's blog! 

There will be a prize of a stamp set of choice from a random drawing from comments left on all of the Design Team blogs.  You have until 6:59 EST December 4th to leave comments.  The winner will be posted on Claire’s blog on December 5th.

I hope you have enjoyed the last 3 days of our peeks and have been inspired by Claire's wonderful new stamp sets!  They are all available now over at
the WMS shop

I have just re-read our instructions and I do believe I was supposed to make a Christmas-y project - well all I can say is - it is in red lol!

We have a slew of weddings coming up in our area, so when my Royal Mail{(I love saying that :)} arrived on my doorstep, I was very happy!

I stamped the hearts with Festive Berries Distress Ink - just look at that coverage! The black heart and sentiment are stamped with Black Soot Distress Ink .  I sponged around the edges with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

The envelope is just a little fun addition!

Thanks for stopping around - don't forget to add a comment to my blog in order to have a chance at winning your choice of stamp set!

You are now on your way to the fabulously talented Sandie!!

21 Nov 2012

Simon Says....Oh Happy Day!

Good day! I have a wedding card today - I received a LOVELY goodie bag/parcel from Simon Says Stamp full of gorgeous things to play with......and play I did! From Millan.Net

I used glitter cardstock for my card base and rounded the corners - seems to be my thing lately!

Using the Oh Happy Day crafty die, exclusive to Simon Says Stamp, I cut out my words with my glitter cardstock.

And then with the Falling Stars Crafty Die - another exclusive Simon Says Stamp die, and some Enchanted Evening cardstock, I die cut a cardfront and sprayed it with Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist.

I attached the Oh Happy Day words and the beautiful satin ribbon and decided it still needed more - so I die cut the bells from Papertrey Ink's Bells and Boughs die - just perfect I say!

Oh goodness me I don't know what the heck is going on with this blog - different colours all over!! 


9 Aug 2012

The Wedding!

I told you I would post about my son's wedding and so here it is! and it is quite a long post - grab a coffee and join me won't you?

Although I have been forbidden - forbidden I tell ya, to post any wedding pictures of the couple, I still have some gorgeous creations to show you.

Since both my son and his betrothed wanted a simple and easy ceremony (thank goodness!) and are both pure naturalists, we decided that the invitations should be the same.

I printed the wording out into three columns landscape style, onto Antique Laid linen paper - it is a wee bit heavier than typewriter paper and has such a beautiful texture!

After trimming the columns I stamped the flourish from the Waltzingmouse Stamps set called "Join Us" along the bottom and then the heart from "Sweethearts" in the middle of the flourish and then again at the top of the invitation. 

I did take the liberty of blocking out certain names and of course my address - I don't want everyone converging on my house - but then again - why not?!

Using Papertrey Ink's Vintage Tea Dye Duo, I lightly swiped all the edges of each invitation with the antique ink. With my Crop-a-dile, I punch holes in the top of the invitation and the Kraft cardstock underneath and then tied a twine bow at the top.

The envelope was also an Antique Laid Linen paper  I had some gold seals that I ran through the Cuttlebug with my hearts folder and then attached them to the envelopes!

We were fortunate enough not to have rain - it was a gorgeous day - but we had rented a tent with tables just in case, so of course we needed centerpieces!

I had three different sizes of mason jars in my basement from all the canning I don't do lol! ......and a ton of different paint colours in my stash (seeeee!! you DO need it!) so I started swipe-painting the jars - I decided they needed some lace and twine too and the flowers and jewels just made them perfect!

Since Keri was wearing her mother's wedding dress - she had the sleeves removed - I was able to use the sleeve material to make a little ruffled collar for Rosie the Devil Dog - although she was a gem - doesn't she look happy!! lol!

This is the arbor they were married under and I am going to sneak in a picture of the happy couple with Ron and I!!

Thank you for indulging me today!!

4 Aug 2012

WMSC #109

Woo hoo! happy Saturday - we made it through another week - Our grandchildren (ages 3 and 5) spent the night here last night and they slept in until 7:30 am woohoo! - hence the late post this morning!

It's time for another fabulous Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!  This week I am the inspiration - (who'd a thunk it!) with this sketch...

I made a very pretty card - a wedding card today, based on another creation that I cased from our very own Jeanne Jachna - this gorgeous card here!

I used Waltzingmouse Stamps Compact Sentiments for my sentiments - my "go-to" set lately!

I also used the Spellbinders compatible Very Vintage Labels No.18 for my background and my colours are white, kraft and Sweet Blush - very muted and pretty!

Thanks for coming around today!

9 May 2012

Teapot Tuesday! Best Wishes

Yesterday was Teapot Tuesday!! yay! The idea is to make a card based on our challenge - (which isn't really very difficult at all!) and then send it on to the destination for the week! We offer encouragement and blessings to those who need it!

Anyone can join us in this challenge. It's not by invitation only, it's an" open to the public" Splitcoaststampers Challenge. You also do not have to write a story, just be inspired by the teapot and if you choose, you can be inspired by the challenge story and our destination!

So this week's card is going (has already been mailed) to newlyweds Alan and Ellen - see their story here

We had to use red, green and white in our wedding creation - all I could think of was Christmas - so I whipped out the Big Blooms - Poinsettias from Waltzingmouse Stamps and coloured myself up a bright red flower!!

The poinsettia itself is absolutely all one layer - the colouring makes it look like there are layers and layers of petals - isn't wonderful what shading can do??!

The middle of the poinsettia, the gold and green was stamped, coloured, cut out and adhered onto the poinsettia because I goofed in the middle - but it is fine anyway - love being able to cover up the oopsies!!

The background is the gorgeous die from Cheery Lynn Designs - French Lattice. I cut it our in white cardstock and layered over more white cardstock - love the look!

I hope you can join in this fabulous challenge!!

1 Jul 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Blog Waltz!

Woohoo! Today is the day for our release of EIGHT new sets!

There will be a prize of a stamp set of choice from a random drawing from one of the Design Team's blog! The commentor’s will have until July 2nd.
11:59 pm EST
10:59 pm Central
8:59 pm Pacific

Lynn will select and post the winner on Claire’s blog on the 3rd of the July! Yippee! I love prizes!!

If you just popped in for a visit - Welcome! - you may want to start at the beginning of the waltz - Claire's Blog so you don't miss a wonderful creation! 

If you are here from Mona's blog you are certainly on the right track!

I didn't make a card with the Flourishes - Scallops and Dots for the previews - I saved it for the release day - today!

Such a CAS card but fun to make and beautiful in its' outcome!

I started by stamping one of the stamps from Text-It Backgrounds in a taupe coloured ink. I really wanted it to match the Kraft and I think it is pretty close!

I stamped one of the sentiments from Big Day Additions - being released today - in the same taupe ink and then added the Flourishes -Scallops and Dots in Hawaiian Shores with turquoise gems added for bling!

Hope you likey! Now you are on to your next stop which is the most talented Lynn! I know she has something you will enjoy!

30 Jun 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps July preview Day Three!

Oh my! Thank you so much for all your kind comments the past couple of days! It warms my heart to know that you are enjoying the previews!

Today we are previewing three more sets - Eat Cake, You're Lovely and Flourishes-Scallops and Dots!

My first card is from You're Lovely - a gorgeous set just perfect for wedding cards, prom cards or just for that young lady in your life!

There are some sweet sentiments in this set, I chose not to use one until I know who I am going to send it to!

I stamped the dress on white cardstock and then again on shimmer cardstock - I cut out the shimmer skirt and adhered it to the first image. Such a shame that the camera does not capture the pretty shimmer - it's gorgeous!

The bodice is a separate stamp again, and I glittered that up pretty well and adhered it to the top of the skirt. The flower and the swirl are two more of the stamps that are separate (I must confess that Claire had this idea first and so I did steal it - you know how a great idea makes it way around and around ;))

My second card is from Eat Cake and I chose to portray it as a birthday card, although this set is perfect for a wedding cake also with all the fun little layers you can add!

I was  kind of fooling around with this set when I first received it, and you can tell that these are the first and second image that I stamped - I don't use an eraser or anything on my stamps first - I just stamp away until they stamp a clear impression!

But I decided to use them anyway since they look like they are mottled with icing and looked pretty dang great to me! lol!

Take a waltz around to the other designer's blogs to see how they have shown these sets!

Bonnie Sharp - your here!

29 Jun 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps July preview Day Two!

Oooooo! did you like all the beautiful Waltzingmouse Stamps samples yesterday?  You will love today's samples just as much!

We are previewing two sets today called Big Day Essentials and Big Day Additions.

My first set of cards is from the stamp set Big Day Essentials, a wonderful set full of fabulously large sentiments that are essential for making your own invitations.

I have made a few samples that would be perfect additions for your wedding invitations.

I took the liberty of using my husband and my names in this "Save the Date" samples - just so that I could imagine doing it all over again - and I would in an instant!

This card features the sentiment "Invitation Evening Celebration" and then I created the rest of the saying on my computer. 

The final sentiment that I have used is "Thank You", and you will notice that this sentiment, just like the others, spans across the width of a 4 1/4" piece of cardstock - beautifully large and gorgeous!

I have only used three sentiments in my samples but there are actually NINE sentiments included in this stamp set!

For my second set of samples, I am using the soon-to-be released set called Big Day Additions - another gorgeous set with a large swirling font!

Using Prima patterned paper and Prima flowers, along with some twine and pearls, I created a set of cards with the sentiments that are needed for special occasion!

Now here is the rest of the team that is previewing today!