Thursday, July 7, 2011

Grandma's 80th Birthday and News!!!

Hello there, blog friends! Hope you are enjoying your summer!!! We have been SO SUPER busy (thus my lack of posts), but things will soon settle down a bit and I'll have more time for stamping and blogging again!

We recently took a trip to Pittsburgh to visit family and friends! It was SO NICE to catch up with everyone!!! And during that same trip we attended a wonderful party for my grandma's 80th birthday!!! Here are the invitations I created for this very special event:

My grandma's favorite flowers are violets, so the "Year of Flowers: Violets" stamp set from Papertrey Ink was a perfect fit! The "It's a Party" sentiment is from DeNami Design---I just LOVE that whimsical font---soooo pretty! And the giant frame is from Hero Arts!

To make the flowers extra fun and spunky (just like my grandma), I first stamped polka dots in VersaMark ink, then stamped the violets and cut them out. I also added a touch of sparkle to the centers of the flowers with a Spica glitter pen.

To complete the package, I made coordinating envelopes and seals. Here's a peek at those:

I used DeNami Design's Medium Polka Dots for the polka dots on the envelopes. It's the ideal size to create a decorative area to nest an address label within.

My grandma LOVED the invitations, and I was so happy to be able to create something extra special to celebrate what an AMAZING lady she is!! (In a couple of days I'll be back with a post to show you the sets of blank thank you notes I made for her as a birthday gift *wink*)

NEWS: Tomorrow (Friday, July 8th) I am being featured on Noor Nahdi's blog as part of her "Fascinating Fridays" series!!! How exciting!!! Thanks to Noor and her FABULOUS team for giving me this opportunity! I am truly honored!! I'd LOVE for you to stop by Noor's beautiful blog, Paperie Designs' Studio, to check out my interview! Thanks, friends!!

MORE NEWS: If you're in the Colorado area the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo is taking place in Loveland this weekend (July 9th and 10th) and in Colorado Springs next weekend (July 16 and 17th)! I'll be working at the DeNami Design booth! Stop by to say HI and watch Nami demonstrate her INCREDIBLE creativity!!!! 

Stamps: Year of Flowers: Violets (Papertrey Ink), It's A Party Script F145 (DeNami Design), Medium Polka Dots N136 (DeNami Design), Polka Dot Basics II (Papertrey Ink), frame from Hello You (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: Stampers' Select White (Papertrey Ink), Lavender Moon (Papertrey Ink), Lime Crush (Bazzill Basics)
Ink: Onyx Black VersaFine (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko), Pink Pastel Color Box Chalk Ink (Clearsnap)
AtYou Spica Glitter Pen: (Copic) 


Karen B. said...

Hey, glad to hear that you are ok! Beautiful invites and congrats on your feature!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful invites :)

~Tammy~ said...

Another lovely beauty and a perfect fit is right! I enjoyed getting to know you better in the feature! Well deserved!

Brandi said...

Gorgeous card!

Andrea M said...

Congrats on the feature!!! I'll have to check it out! YAY!
This card is STUNNING GF!!! LOVE the colors and layout! Fabulous!