Thursday, January 28, 2010
so hooray for Friday. here are more of the promised bridal shower invitations. i made these for my sister who is throwing a bridal shower for a friend.
you can see the first two i posted HERE.
what do you think? do you like these or my first couple? :D i personally like *all* of them, but i made them, so i'm biased :) hehe.
thanks for looking again, and have a great weekend yourself!
Monday, January 25, 2010
i was a little cautious regarding the color choices for the wedding--cantaloupe orange, rose pink, and ivory. well, let me tell you--working with these lovely colors, i honestly couldn't love them more... and they look FABULOUS together :D i love how i was able to get different looks each and every card (not too different) just by switching the paper colors a tad, or the ribbon choice, etc.
oh, and here's the cutest idea i had for the whole card... see that little car with the gifts on the inside? another Heidi Swapp stamp, plus the "and they lived happily ever after" from PTI. ahh, it's just perfect for the inside of the card. this is at the very bottom, because i needed to leave room for my sister to write out the shower info details above it.
here's a group shot of some of the invites... omgoodness--i seriously had the greatest time making these, and almost wish i knew someone who needed something similar so i could keep on making some! hehe.
also, beware! i will be posting more of these cards (they're all different, like i said) so prepare yourself :D
also, if you haven't been over to my friend Paulina's blog, you should TOTALLY check out her version of the blog hop--SUPER cute :D
well, thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful night! :D
Thursday, January 21, 2010
the games were super fun, and since this girly is musically talented, i created a game that combined popular (or sometimes not too popular) love songs + a random object. teams had 8 minutes to create lyrics that incorporated their selected object and then practice their song to PERFORM in front of the group at the shower. i was the judge (hehehe! when you're the one making the game, you make the RULES!)
here's a snippet of the winning group's song. they combined the love song (it was a bridal shower, but you can totally modify it--i used this game for a Christmas party and i had a list of Christmas carols... so fun!) "My Heart Will Go On" and the random object of 'appetizer.' it was a blast!
now here's a close up of the top of the bag:
again, a close up of the lace and the super cute border punch from Fiskars. totally recommend this crest punch--one of my fav's!
so, yes, i realize i'm leaving you in suspense, but i kinda want to coordinate some blog candy for the big announcement. so check back soon, and you'll hear some of my news.
thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
well, i'm back with these mini cards using scraps/ elements you've seen from previous posts... these are just a tad different. the one above uses that embellie that i made multiples of, and then some glitter from DeNami Design. i also used my Big Bite II again (from Paulina) for the bit of ribbon coming off the corner. not sure that it turned out like i wanted (and the picture too--something got washed out), but it's all good :D
lately i've been using a lot of glitter, and aside from the accidental swipe on my face that leaves glitter all over, i LOVE it :D the inside of this card with the birdie image says "you're a sweetie," a sentiment from DeNami Design.
oh, and guess what? tomorrow is MLK Jr. Day, and there's no school! HOORAY, YIPPEE, HALELUJAH :D i will relax and have fun. yay 3 day weekends. hope yours is just as fun and relaxing.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
these are valentine's themed, and this post will be super short, because i'm in the middle of a big life change (more about that to come), and i also have my first Etsy custom order sale to complete!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
so, the simple cards have been my friends lately--slap a little patterned paper, ribbon, and a few heart stickers, and we're good! the red card above has a stamped image from Impress Rubber Stamps, and the one below (the cute mailbox) comes from DoodleFactory Country set... i thought i'd convert it for Valentine's day :D
hope your 'over the hump' day went well--i think i'm off to get a haircut... my ends are in need of some attention :D don't you just love the "post haircut" feeling? i love running my fingers through--something i've enjoyed every time :)
anyway, i'll pop in later, but have a lovely day!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
do you know what i mean?
well, here's a quick card--patterned paper from K&Co, a couple previous cuts from my Cricut (square outline and circle), and then some stamping, bling, and my fav. new doo-dad embellie with the hearts. what do you think? is this typical 'Ginny' style, or is this something different??
i know what i think, but want to hear what you have to say too :D
okay, on to the sketch i used for this card--it comes from 2sketches4you, one of my all time favorite sites for sketches.
this week, Kazan had a fabulous sketch (#43) and i couldn't resist playing along. i might make another card using this too!
i used similar papers and supplies as with THIS card earlier this week, and i just love that velvet silhouette paper so much, i *had* to use it again. these are all scraps, remember, so i pulled a lot of different manufacturers together--Bazzill dotted paper, SEI for the brown, DCWV for the silhouettes, some kraft and white card stock for the embellie and card base. the hearts are punches, and the ribbon is from Michael's.
Friday, January 8, 2010
whew, made it through the first week back of teaching after break--let me tell you, it was close!
i thought i'd have some fun by playing along with the Embellish Magazine Challenge for this month--red, pink, black + hearts in honor of Valentine's Day.
so here we go--i actually used scraps of everything except for the ribbon--lately the pile has been getting smaller and smaller--so cool to see what i can make with what i already have!
such a huge funky knot here--love it. an it's sort of hard to tell, but the tree stamp is in red and has some of the heart leaves glittered with prism glitter. sweet stuff.
i have another "love" card--this one features stamps solely from DeNami Design (well, actually, i lied--the little heart stamp isn't but close enough!) let me tell you--these stamps are too fun to play with sometimes--i have to hold myself back quite often. here i used a little fun fluff and lacquer to add texture.
if you're interested in seeing more DeNami goodness, check out Paulina's blog--she is on their design team and does a fabulous job! she's also holding a giveaway too, so definitely head her way.
hope your Friday was awesome, and that your weekend is equally so! thanks for stopping by :D
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
this first one is a bitty 3x3--made from scraps (again! can't believe i'm getting these used up, yay!) and a DeNami Design glitter and button too!
super simple stuff... but so cute :D
i have a little birdie here i picked up from Michael's in the $1 bin--SO CUTE, don't you think? i went for "fun" with this card, and i love the little bit of coloring and glitter that i added to the wing and breast of this chickie!
here's the full card view--sorry for the poor picture, something wonky happened in between shots... hmm, have to check that out later.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
that girl is so good to me. speaking of good... we had an amazing chat and dinner the other day (at Panera! love!)--the very first day back to work from vacation for both of us. i think it literally may have saved me from breakdown! love you Paulina :D
but, since the goal was to use up some scraps, i put some pieces through a punch, some got stamped on, distressed, punched again, chopped in little tiny pieces, etc :)
all of these have Valentine's themes... and there are more to come--so bear with me :D
the first card i made combines a few things--DeNami Design sentiment, DoodleFactory birdie image, ribbon from Michael's, pillow heart stickers from MM, some swirl stamps, fabric pins from Wal-mart, and some Bazzill dotted cardstock. the patterned paper is from me & my big ideas i think?
he turned out so cute, right? i normally wouldn't put the big circle right in the middle of the card, but since it was left over from a Cricut cut, i figured i'd try to use it up.
next up i have some DCWV paper from the green stack, a stamped image from Impress, more pillow stickers, Michael's ribbon, lace from Jo-ann's, MM staples in pink, a pink square cut from my Cricut, and some pearls to boot :D i love that tree image--it actually goes with the pattern in the background... kind of an environmental Valentine, right?ooo! on this next one i have some lovely texture! DCWV has some velvet silhoutte sheets in one of their stacks, and i just LOVE it! also, the red/ white polka dot is actually leftover Christmas cardstock paper, there's lots of punching on this one--the scalloped square, and both hearts are punched out. i had a TON of fun making the little kraft embellies with the hearts, buttons, and pearls. sooo fun!
okay, off i go to sleep and school tomorrow... this week will NOT end soon enough :/ we just came back from break and i need another one! what about you? do you feel like you rested up over your vacation time, or were you running around like me?
well, thanks for stopping by, see you soon!