Friday, November 18, 2016

Princesses and a Wedding

Oh my, where did the fall go?? Between school starting again, Halloween, and craft show season starting all the days started blurring together around here. And, honestly, I was feeling rather burnt out. Ever hit that point where you want to create, but real life has you so exhausted you just can't drag yourself to your craft room? Yeah, that was my October. But that feeling is definitely passing now and I have a giant stack of pretty new stamps sitting on my desk begging to be used. Who am I to ignore them any longer?? LOL

Let's start with the wedding - friends of ours tied the knot and they deserved a special card. Of course, I had one idea in my head and my husband completly hated it...too formal/frooey for them, not enough natural/nature. Fine. FINE. (He was right, blast him. I hate it when he's right.)

So in the end, I still got to use the stamps I wanted but utterly changed up the color scheme:

I finally got to use the bride & groom from So Suzy Stamps and one of the newer sentiments (one of my personal favorites). I heat embossed them on a cream base with hot chocolate Nuvo embossing powder, then layered it onto woodgrain cardstock and the whole pile onto some pretty deep olive cardstock. And yes, it's a square card - the freedom of delivering it in person!

The inside got a little 'fancier' - leaf vellum paper, anyone? It is sooooo pretty, and perfect for layering inside of the card.

More of the cream and wood grain on the inside, with plenty of room for us to write our best wishes to them. Isn't the font on that Congratulations stamp awesome?? The wedding was just beautiful as well.

Now for the princesses...hehehe...I had the joy last weekend of attending a local scrapbooking retreat that happens twice a year. A full weekend of paper, friends, merriment...and themes! This crop the theme was Royalty and, being a team member, who was I to shirk my duty to dress up?

Friday night brought about this gem...hey, $30 on Amazon, people! Very see-thru, though, so you're welcome for the jeans and tank top...LOL

 My friend Annette was, of course, the Queen of Hearts. I must have done ok as I got to keep my head.

While it was fun being Princess Leia (though, let me tell you, that hood is HOT to keep up all night!) Saturday was my favorite. And, even better, I shopped my closet & craft room to pull her together, AND only burned my thumb a dozen times curling my hair!

Can you guess who I was?

I'll come back and tell after you have some time to log your guesses in the comments. I will say it tickled me to no end that nearly everyone at the crop figured it out!

All right, I have a craft show to get ready for on Sunday - local peeps, check the sidebar for my schedule! And non-local peeps, take a peek at the new headers up at the top of the blog. I'm very proud to announce that my handmade shop is now part of my blog page! Wahoo! Huge shout-out to the techs at Shopify who got it working for me.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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