Picture Perfect

Wedding Gift Bags- for a "Picture Perfect" day.

I mentioned earlier in the week that I am in Pensacola, Florida for my godson, Zachs wedding. We are having a great time preparing for the big day.

My best friend Tracy is Zachs mom. She wanted to give some of the out of town guests a special gift bag for attending the wedding day.

She decided on a great beach bag design to put the special gifts in, which she ordered from Classic Ink. They design awesome t-shirts, bags and other specialty items. Click here to see the website.

So anyway, Tracy asked me to design a card to slide into the clear front pocket of the gift bag. It had to be "beachy" and in Zach and Emily's wedding colors.

I decided on the starfish image from the "Picture Perfect" stamp set as well as the "Labeler Alphabet" which I used to personalize the bags. The "Watercolor Wash" background stamp gives it that soft splash of color.

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This is Zachs cousin, Tina. She's the gorgeous model that I "hired" for the photo shoot. (She works for cookies)

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Aren't the bags ever so cute? They even have a zipper at the top. Perfect for a beach themed wedding.

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I used one acrylic block to mount the stamps for the date of the wedding. This made it easy for me to stamp without having to line it up each time.

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After Tina's first photo shoot, I thought, why didn't we use our beautiful ocean view as a backdrop the first time? So, I hired her again for another photo shoot. Tina makes the bag look even better and she earned more cookies. 

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Tracy really made the bags special for the wedding guests. She packed them full of water, snacks, soaps, seashell shaped chocolates and personalized items like chap stick, an itineray and maps.

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Here's a bunch of them...

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It was a team effort, packing all these awesome gift bags. There was a few fatalities with punctured water bottles in the process. But its all good now.

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 I know the wedding guests will be blown away when Tracy hands them their special gift bag. Not only will they have a great bag of goodies, but the guests will also be able to remove the card and add it to their scrapbooks to remember the special day.

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Thanks for being a super great and super cute model, Tina. You've definitely earned your extra cookies!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today. I'll be posting pics of the bride and groom this weekend. Stay tuned!

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Stampin' Up! "Picture Perfect" Starfish

I was in my stamp room playing around with some ideas and decided to make a beachy card. I guess, I'm longing for some warm weather.

The last time that I used the "Picture Perfect" stamp set, from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog, I focused on the hummingbird and rose images.

This time, its all about the starfish.

I used crumb cake and tip top taupe inks to stamp the 2-step starfish. Then I sponged around the edges of the "Deco Label" framelits with a sponge dipped in crumb cake ink. The sponging really softens the edges and gives it a rustic look.

The cardstocks are tip top taupe, pool party, soft sky and very vanilla. I used the "Decorative Dots" embossing folder on the pool party cardstock to give it a "bubbly ocean" feel.

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 I also used the "Deco Label" framelits to frame the starfish image. Very vanilla cardstock was used for the smallest label and the "Love Blossoms" designer paper stack from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog, was used for the larger deco label frame.

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I added detail and dimension with the pearl jewels and the chevron and gold ribbons. Both of these embellishments, scream-"beachy!"

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The 1/8" gold ribbon was tied around the knot of the chevron ribbon. It adds a bit of color and sparkle to this beachy card.

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I can almost hear the ocean and smell the salty air...

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And feel the sand between my toes...

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I do believe that this card is "some kind of wonderful" just as the greeting states.

I hope you enjoyed my post today and maybe it put you in a beachy mood too.

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Stampin Up! Picture Perfect Hummingbird


I haven't had a chance to use this set much, so today I sat down to create a pretty little card with this sweet set.

I love both the hummingbird image and the roses. So, of course I wanted to use them both on this card. This is a 3-step stamp set, which means that the stamps can be layered on top of each other to create dimension. The stamps can also be used as 2-step images and some of them can be used by themselves as well.

I used them in a 3-step fashion. Which means that the flowers, leaves and hummingbird were all stamped in 3 separate colors each and stacked over top the previous stamped image. When using 2 or 3 step stamps, always start with the bolder stamp in the lightest color and then work your way to the darker colors.

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 I used soft sky, marina mist, old olive and calypso coral inks for the hummingbird. The flowers were stamped in marina mist, and lost lagoon and the leaves were stamped in pear pizazz, old olive and mossy meadow.

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Can you see the sparkle? I applied dazzling diamonds glitter with a 2-way glue pen on the hummingbird and roses.

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I added candy dots and pearls to each side of the greeting to give it dimension and interest.

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This set is so beautiful and elegant. Its "picture perfect." Looking forward to seeing a few hummingbirds swooping into my garden this spring.

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Stampin' Up! Card Project #1

I wanted to share with you the two projects that I designed to take to my friend Lindas this past week.

The first one is a card that is designed to hold a bookmark. So, two gifts in one for the recipient:)

I used the Picture Perfect stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. This set is a "3 step" stamp set. Which means you can layer the stamps up to 3 layers. I used 2 layers of ink for the rose, on this card. I used the soft sky first with the bolder image of the rose and then layered the next rose in wisteria wonder ink, over top the soft sky stamped rose. I did the same with the leaves, using pear pizazz and old olive inks. The bookmark size is 4" x 2 1/4". The little pocket is a strip of pear pizazz cut 6" x 2 3/4"- and folded in half. I then lined it up on my Stampin' Up paper trimmer with the top left corner on the cutting line and the bottom right corner on the 1 1/2" inch mark on my trimmer. This will make that diagonal cut. I used a thin strip of 2 way glue on each side to hold it together to make the "pocket" for the book mark.

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Did you ever wonder how to use this long strip of rhinestones? Well, this is the perfect opportunity to trim the bookmark pocket with some sparkle.

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I love the finished corners of the card and bookmark. This was created with the Stampin Up Curvy Corner Trio punch. It will even punch through 2 layers at a time. Awesomeness.

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Thats Card Project #1. I hope you liked it!

Stay tuned for Card Project #2, coming soon!

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Stampin' it Up in O-hi-O

I was lucky enough to get to visit my dear friend, Linda again this month. I totally don't mind making the road trip to Ohio to see her. In fact, I look forward to the drive.

If you know Linda or I, we are the same kind of "stamper." We have to concentrate when we stamp. Neither of us can talk and stamp at the same time. So, usually we start chatting away right off the bat. That could go on for hours. So we have to remind ourselves that we need to stop chatting and start stamping!

Of course, we have to take a "selfie" or two in the process.

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During my visit, Linda shared her card class cards with me. I got to make some of them while I was there. Aren't they awesome? I'm usually the one planning the projects. I don't ever get to just relax and stamp something someone else designed. So I was thrilled to get to make these wonderful cards. Linda always has the best ideas. See her blog here. These cards were all made with stamp set from the new Occasions Catalog.

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I also took some projects for Linda. I will post those later this week. But, here's a little peek...

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 All in all we had a great day stamping, chatting, doing computer work and especially laughing. Linda always knows how to put a smile on my face and joy in my heart.

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