Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Wedding

My friend Stacey is getting married on Oct 31.; I was honored to have her ask me to create her invitations.  I only had to make ten, but I had a lot of fun.   The best part was that I didn't CASE the design -- I created it on my own, even the idea of using a gatefold design! I didn't know I had it in me.
At first her fiancee said that he wanted Jack O'Lanterns and leaves, but he switched it to bats against a gray background.  I only had two papers that fit this criteria, we chose the one from the Spook Alley -- the only thing I don't like is the distressed look, if you don't know better it looks like I messed up the paper.

 Here is the front of the card.   I made the bats using the edge punch part of the Martha Stewart Around the Page bats set.
This is the inside of the card.  I was glad that she only needed ten cards, because I was SO sick of that bat punch by the time I was done!!  I had to redo the inside a few times because I decided I wanted to emboss the martini glass and I messed up the city.

She really likes them!

Stamps: Halloween Party by Impression Obsession (You're invited, martini glass); Inkadinkadoo (the bats on the inside)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, MM Spook Alley DSP
Accessories: PTI Mat Stack 2, AC Moore $1 classy red pearls, Michaels grosgrain ribbon, Martha Stewart around the page Bats (corner punch and edger).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sympathy Cards for Jan

I made four sympathy cards for Jan, one for her Mom and one for her husband.  I made two for my friend Stacey, as well.  I somehow missed taking a picture of one of them, though.

I based this card on kristyscrap's Sympathy card. 

Stamps: PTI Asian Fusion
Paper:  Bitty Dots Basics and Beautiful Blooms DSP (PTI); Enchanted Evening (PTI); Spring Rain (PTI).
Ink: Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Misc: Michaels Ribbon, Martha Stewart edge punch, A.C. Moore pearls

I based this card on kmw's Deepest Sympathy card. 

Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms, Everyday Classics
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, Gamasol

I made the following card  based on one of Jan's favorite sketches, which I have done in multiple posts below.

Stamps: SU Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: SU Basic Black, PTI Black and White Basics, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Michaels Ribbon, A.C. Moore pearls

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In Memory of Jan

I've mentioned in a few posts below that I made cards for my friend, Jan, who has cancer and crocheted blankets for cancer survivors.  Jan lost her fight with cancer on Monday morning.

Jan was in the hospital for five weeks, she was released for one day and then went back into the hospital for two weeks.  On that one day, I made and gave her candy flowers and a card to cheer her up; she loved pink, so the card and the flowers were both pink.

I CASE'd this card from someone, either on a blog or on Splitcoast, but I can't remember where, I'm sorry!

Stamps -- PTI Friendship Jar, PTI Friendship Jar Fillers
Paper -- Whisper White, Regal Rose, Glorious Green, So Saffron
Tools -- Round Tab punch, Scalloped Border punch

I bought the flower pot at Michael's, painted it white with acrylic paint, then glued a styrofoam ball into the bottom and stuck the candy flowers (which we made using a mold and candy melts) into the ball.  I used easter grass for the "grass", and I glued a ribbon around the pot.

I will miss her very much.  She was a wonderful person, who I will never forget.  She was always so positive in the face of everything the doctors told her.

I love you, Jan.  RIP.