“I Do, I Do”

Hello Everyone!!
 
It’s been quite a while that I’ve posted anything.  To make it short, on May 27th I lost my dear Aunt Mary to Lupus.  It was a difficult month but a blessing at the same time.  I say blessing because not many have the “gift” to say good-bye to a love one and to let them know how much they love them and how they were blessed to have them in their life.  Aunt Mary was not only able to spend time with her husband, children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren but also with nieces, nephews & sisters and brother, and friends. 
 
During her last week, I spend most of my time at her home helping the family.  The stories I heard from neighbors & friends about her generosity and how she helped them when there was no one else to help them and how she gave of herself to them — not just what she did but her time.   I could write about her — volumes of books — and still never be able to tell all about her and who she was.  I will miss her terribly but I am blessed that I had the opportunity to have had a wonderful, beautiful (inside & out) and awesome Aunt. 
 
So that was my month of May.  And now, it’s time for me to come back to the stamping world.  This week’s theme at Hand Stamped Sentiments is Wedding items and my task to create wedding favors. 
 
I love working with vellum and had not done much with it for quite some time.  So I decided to color my cardstock vellum with Marina Mist and then use a textured impressions embossing folder to give texture to the vellum.   Using the Sizzix dies(Pillow Box and the Big Z Candy Wrapper), I created two wedding favors. 
 
I also created a picture frame (“Ready to Make” canvas frame) which I embossed simply in gold.  This can be used as a wonderful wedding favor.   
 

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I hope you enjoy these projects.  Have a wonderful week.
 
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HSS Challenge – Ribbon & Lace

These cards were created for another HSS Challenge (Hand Stamped Sentiments). Theme:  Ribbon and Lace.  Stampin’Up! has beautiful ribbons.  I had heard that the Seam Binding ribbons were hard to work with — but! to my surprise this was not the case.  The Seam Binding ribbons are so beautiful, so soft & sweet, and great to work with.  I know I’ll be getting more.

All day long, I just could not get started in creating my card for this challenge.   I only needed to create one card — but thanks to Colin Firth aka Mr. Darcy of “Pride and Prejudice”, I got my inspiration.    I thought of Miss Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy at the Netherfield Ball which was hosted by Mr. Bingly at his summer home/mansion.   And all the beautiful lace and ribbon on the gowns worn by all the ladies.  Anyway, I got carried away again and just couldn’t stop creating. Thanks to my friend Amy Lazzell, who let me use her new stamp set “Baby Blossoms”, I created the first two cards.   The first “blue” card reminds me of Mr. Darcy (his soft side and adoration for Miss Bennett).  And the second, of course, of Miss Elizabeth Bennett.  So here are my cards.  I hope you like them.

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The last card is just a 3×3 note card that was actually created from scraps.  The rainbow textured portion was a small scrap from a previous card as well as the ribbons – these were scraps.  Colors of inks are:  Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point.  The seam binding ribbons are:  Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze.  I just used daubers with same ink colors and sponged diagonal lines of color for a background and stamped the wording.