Tuesday, July 24, 2012

my best friends wedding

I had an amazing but busy couple of weeks. My best friend of 22 yrs. got married this last Saturday and I was the Matron of Honor! I made gift boxes with some kisses in them and made the bouquets and boutonnieres and also found time to make her a card which I am VERY happy with. I somehow forgot to take pictures of the gift boxes but they were pretty basic anyway. I almost forgot to take a picture of the card I made so in the picture please ignore that I had already signed it (at least I did remember to do that). I just love how the sentiment went so perfectly with the card. Please let me know what you think. I entered this card in the FCCB challenge ( fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com ) The challenge was to make a wedding or anniversary card which was convenient for me that my friend had gotten married recently. I used the "Victorian Romance" cricut cartridge for this card. Thanks for stopping by  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

DIY (or I should say "did it myself") Embellishments

I have been MIA in the crafting world. I have been creating just not anything I have felt was worth sharing. I decided I am probably my own worst critic and I need to just post EVERYTHING. I regret not posting the Fathers day card I had made and a going away card that I had made for some close friends/co-workers and I don't want anymore regrets.  SOOOOO, here goes.

I realized that when it comes to scrap booking I have a lot of stickers and can make lots of die-cuts, but I really wanted to try a different style. I wanted to paper layer and embellish. I love the look of the layouts created by "two peas in a bucket" and really would love to make some of those types of layouts. I lack embellishments though and thought I should try to create a few of my own.  
Here are a few of the things I thought would be easy to make and I already had all the supplies.  I made some rosettes with my scrap paper and paper clips with ribbon. I love the red clips, I think I will use them on a layout with strawberries!     I would love to hear what you think.  Thanks for stopping in.