Monday, November 22, 2010


I've been holed up in my little corner of the house editing photos and making another batch of wedding invitations and coordinating thank you cards. Here's the last set of invitations & thank yous I made for a beautiful bride in Iowa. 

200 Thank Yous & 185 Invitations

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Late Treat Post

I've been unusually busy lately (have 150 wedding invitations & two photo shoots to all finish and edit BEFORE Thanksgiving week) so, even though these cute little treat boxes were made before Halloween, for my daughter to pass out to her class, the photos and post didn't get put up till now, ha! 
 When I saw the new Candy Wrapper Bigz Die in the SU! Holiday Mini catalog, I just HAD to get it and try it out. After a bit of patience one day and FINALLY figuring out that pre folding my score lines helped DRASTICALLY, I whipped out 20 of these little puppies, stuffed them with grape tootsies, stamped a sentiment, tied the ends with some ribbon and then sticky striped a pencil on top. My little kindergartner was so excited to pass them out to her class!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Red, White & Blew?

The inspiration for my card came from this fabulous photo over at The Shabby Tea Room. Doesn't it remind you of a well worn and loved Iowa country farm kitchen? Where the bread is rising under a towel, cookies are  cooling on the counter and Grandma has flour on her cheek from wiping a wisp of hair out of her eyes. If I'm ever feeling down, I can always close my eyes and remember that very picture from my childhood.
The RED, WHITE and BLUE (unlike my title...leave a comment if you actually GET that, haha) were fun to work with and although the first thing that comes to mind when working with those colors is an American flag, I held back on the stripes and instead veered toward gingham. 

I chose this week Sweet Sunday Sketch to work from and started adding layers, color and detail till I was happy with my birthday card. I versa marked a small flower stamp onto my Bashful Blue to add just a hint of "something" to my background. The Scallop Trim Border added a bit of girly flair, not to mention all the red bling. I had fun coloring my little birthday girl, paper pieced her skirt and tried for the very first time, some sparkly fluff. Thought her hat and sweater could use a little cozying up, since the photo just screams COZY KITCHEN!! 
(the glue was still drying on the little sweater when I took this pic)