Thursday, July 19, 2018

Confirmation Gifts Part 1


We have confirmation on the first Sunday of May every year at our church. I know that I have shared the framed verses that I have made for these special young people. Each student picks a Bible verse that means something to them. I print those verses and then put them in a frame, with a cross and vinyl letters on the glass. Here are the ones I made for this year's class.







All the DSP is Stampin' Up! but it is all retired. I have stacks and stacks of retired Designer Series papers. I am trying to use some of them up.

I'll share the second half of these gifts in tomorrow's post. Stay tuned!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Graduation Invitations


My second daughter, Miriam, graduated from high school this spring. I asked her to pick out an invitation that she liked off of Pinterest. I can't find the original but this is the card that I created for her.


The left flap is embossed with the embossing folder called Sparkle. The tassel is made from paper. I cut a piece of Crushed Curry about 1 1/4" by 1". I made small cuts almost all the way to the top and then rolled them. I adhered them to a small piece of Crushed Curry bakers twine that has since retired.

She loved the way they turned out and I received a ton of complements on them. They weren't too hard either. More cutting than anything else!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Heartland Swap


The April theme for the Swap-a-holics group was Masculine. This is the swap that I created and sent to everyone. 

I used the stamp set called Heartland. My second daughter, Miriam is going to school to studying Agricultural Engineering. I had to have this set and this is the first card that I made with it. I love the way this one turned out!


The triangle pieces on the corners are stamped with Hardwood. This is a pretty simple card but the impact is awesome!

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Blog Hop Follow Up


How did you enjoy the blog hop? There were so many great ideas! I am going to have to steal some of the color combinations!

Here are my pages.


Here is a close up of the left side of the these pages. You can see that I die cut the flowers and used sponge daubers to color them. What you really can't see is that I used Wink of Stella on the large roses. They glitter so pretty!


I did the same on this side of the pages. The flowers along the bottom were stamped in Coastal Cabana and the highlights were stamped in Bermuda Bay. I added the butterflies on dimensionals around the pages


I look forward to creating more with this wonderful color, Gorgeous Grape!

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Inky Friends Blog Hop: Carnival of Colors: Gorgeous Grape


Here we are again, time for a blog hop! I love creating for these hops. It's so much fun!



This month we are focusing on the new colors! The color revamp has made the color families so fresh in my opinion! I am loving the changes. There are a couple of colors I will miss but I look forward to using the new colors

If you are hopping in order you would have found me from Paper Conversation by Mickey where she focused on Coastal Cabana. I'm so glad that color has returned! You may be hopping backwards and came from Heart's Delight Cards by Cindy where she took a look at Granny Apple Green. This is going to be a favorite of mine, I can tell already!

 Either way, I'm glad you are here to see what I made with Gorgeous Grape! Purple has been my favorite color for a very long time. I'm thrilled that we now have a true purple color! WAHOO!!

I paired Gorgeous Grape with Lovely Lipstick and Daffodil Delight on my first card. It makes for a bright color combo but a fun one none the less. It reminds me of my wedding. We had purple and raspberry for our wedding colors.   


In this card I used Gorgeous Grape with Pineapple Punch and Lemon Lime Twist. I got this stamp set in April at OnStage and wasn't sure what to do with it. I know I wouldn't have bought it on my own so I have struggled with how to use it. I am going to have to challenge myself to use it again. I did add some Wink of Stella to the dragonfly and the water. It's really pretty in person.

 

On my last card, I used Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Blushing Bride. It's hard to tell from the picture but the flowers have been water-colored with Blushing Bride, Highland Heather and Pear Pizzazz.


I couldn't leave you without a scrapbook page! This is a simple layout but it packs a lot of punch! I used Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green with Gorgeous Grape on this layout. I'll share a bit more about this layout and close ups of the 2 pages on Monday.


Well, it's time to send you off to see how my Inky Friends used some of the other new colors! I hope you enjoy the hop! Don't be afraid to leave us comments! I know I love to hear what you think of my projects!

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