Wedded Bliss

I’ll finish off the week with a few wedding cards that I made on Monday. 

I love the classic elegance of black and white and my For Always paper stash is nearing it’s end.  Here I added the silver glitter paper and a pattern from Make It From Your Heart to complete this elegant card.  A simple Best Wishes and a couple of pearl opaques and this card really stays elegant.


The “Just Married” car on this card is from the line of mini stamps which I love.  The car with it’s cans attached remind me of a prank that my Wrangler Wearing Sweetheart pulled on my mom.  Sneaking to her house after dark and attaching beer cans to her car which then rattled and clanked as she backed out of her driveway the next morning.

I used the Ivy Lane papers on the first card and cut the “LOVE” sentiment with my Cricut.  The second card was made using Kraft cardstock and the diagonal piece is from the Skylark paper pack.  I ran the lagoon piece through the Chevron Embossing folder to give the card texture.  I used simple embellishments of teal glitter tape and a sparkle flourish.  I also stamped the car a second time and pop dotted the uncolored sign.


I love making wedding cards that can be color coordinated with the wedding colors.  I know that four years later I still enjoy looking at my wedding cards and the love that was shared on our happy day and hope that these will be cherished as well,.

This is all of my cards for now.  Stop by Sunday morning when I’ll be sharing some fun artwork with the Jubilee paper packet on the Paper Trail Blog Hop.

Happy Crafting!


A Little More Ivy Lane


I really love the colors of Close to My Heart’s Ivy Lane paper packet.  What princess doesn’t like pink?



I try to keep some thank you cards on hand and it seems like lately my stash has been running low.

This card has a little bit of everything…and I think the doodles kind of toned down the formalness of the B & T!  I took the word friends and the small scribbled circle from the Oodles of Doodles Stamp Set and the Chevron is from the Hostess Exclusive Doodle Signs stamp set.  I love how even though they are from two different sets they coordinate perfectly.  They also tie in with the White Enamel Shapes that I used as an accessory.  To give it a little more pop of bling I added some pink sparkles that I had left over. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card and “thank you” for stopping by!


A Little Play Time

I took a little time this afternoon to play in my craft room.  I had two things planned, I needed three cards and I wanted to try out my new Happy Light!  Living in the great PNW, we have a serious lack of sunshine and lately I’ve been feeling rather grumpy and down so when I saw a “Happy Light” in Home Depot, I decided no loss for trying!  The directions suggest 30 minutes exposure a day so I immediately placed it on my craft desk so it encourages me to take time for me and do something fun at the same time.  So, I probably won’t know if it’s the light that’s helping or just that I’m crafting for 30 minutes 🙂

I am really liking the Ivy Lane Papers from the new Spring/Summer Close to My Heart Catalog that will go live on February 1st.  Honestly, there is not a paper packet that is not a hit…in the 9 years of being a consultant, I think this is a first.  I used one of the exclusive My Acrylix stamp sets that coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge to stamp the flower shape – I noticed a package of foundry clips when I was looking for accessories and thought it would make a good stem with a piece of burlap tied for leaves.  I then secured the entire piece to the front of the card with glue dots.  This is one of my favorite “Thanks You’re” stamps with words around the outside – by the way the person that is receiving this card is “all of the above” so I didn’t have to circle just one!


My second card was inspired by Close to My Heart Consultant Aaron Brown and made with a past stamp of the month.  This stamp set is so much fun and all about chocolate!  I stamped the chocolates on Kraft cardstock which I layered to the front of a Colonial White Card Base.  I then added some blush cardstock and Pink Glitter Paper (available Feb 1st) and layered another set of chocolates and the sentiment to the bottom corner.


You’ll notice I didn’t get to my third card, I really want to put some thought into it as it’s going to travel all the way to New Zealand!  I joined a Facebook Group for International Consultants and one of the fun activities are Random Acts of Kindness.  I was so excited when I was the recipient of a beautiful Chantilly card and that I was picked just because of the name of my home town!

Happy Stamping!