Sunday, March 29, 2009

Garden of Life Wedding Invitation

2009 Wedding Colors This Year, Go Bold!

As we all know white is the traditional colour for a wedding dress but brides are getting creative and want to throw caution to the wind by using more contemporary colours for their big day. In 2007 and 2008 some of the most popular colours were lilac with purple tones, chocolate and soft greens (one of my favorites) the trend for 2009 continues with the added explosion of colours that are fresher, brighter and even using quirky colour combinations. Colours for 2009 are far more out there than in past years, more exotic, brighter and more luminous, can you say exotic Moroccan Bedouin.

The key is to create a mood and the mood is exotic glamour using a bold hit of colour without going overboard. How can you do this, it's easy, keep the main areas of the wedding understated and classic, then add extravagant touches using the colours of your choice. How do you start this why the best way to do this is with your wedding invitation. Get your guests intrigued from Save-the-Date card to your table linens, its all about the design and the colour.

Here is my design for red and pink - an unexpected and quirky color combination that works well together for the centerpieces or bridesmaids outfits but it all starts with the invitation. Let me know what you think.


Stamp Set: Garden of Life from Papertrey Ink see here
Paper: Pink Pirouette Card stock (SU); Real Red Card stock (SU); and Whisper White Card stock (SU)

Ink: Classic Ink Real Red (SU)
RGB Colour Settings: Classic Ink Real Red R-213 G-048 B-065
NOTE: Stampin' Up (SU)

Garden Of Life Invitation with Belly Band

Garden Of Life Invitation with Belly Band

When you move the belly band over it reveals the flap which when closed has the flower stamped inside; added just a little added touch.

Garden Of Life Belly Band

Interior or Invitation

Sneak peak at the inside of Invitation, you can see the 1/2 hole punch on flap and the flower stamped on the other.

Inside Invitation

Invitation Inside with Reply Card and Driving Directions

Invitation Inside with Reply Card and Driving Directions (close-up)

Invitation Inside with Belly Band

I will be designing other piece that will match this in the next week check back or f
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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Colour Inspiration Challenge #47

Trendy Trees Thanks So Much

Each week Kristina Werner posts a new colour inspiration on her blog and they are truly inspiring. Here is my entry for colour inspiration #47 using Trendy Trees stamp set from Stampin' Up. I love the shapes and size of this stamp set it so cute and versatile.

Let me know what you think.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Reminder Up Coming Mother's Day Workshops

5th Avenue Floral Class Don't Miss It!

Join me for this wonderful Class and add a touch of elegance and class to your Mother’s Day gift this year with this gorgeous Fifth Avenue Floral card set! The card set includes four trendy card designs packaged in a unique window box. Join me for an afternoon of fun and creativity.

Date: Sunday April 19, 2009
Sunday April 26, 2009
or Saturday May 2, 2009

Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $30.00
Location: My studio

Please email me to sign up for this class: all class must be paid in advance no refunds. All transactions are done by PayPal, credit cards accepted.

All supplies are included.

If you are interested in purchasing what you need to make this kit yourself you can order
24/7/365, CLICK HERE!


Fifth Avenue Floral, Thank You Kindly

Ink: Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze Classic ink

Urban Oasis DP, Whisper White, Kraft, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss 8 ½” x 11” CS, Medium Whisper White Envelopes

Sticky Strip, Snail adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Kraft Corduroy Buttons, Linen Thread, Window Sheet (also called acetate sheet or transparency), paper snips, wide oval punch, paper piercer and foam mat, large oval punch, bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, blender pens, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Paper Trimmer and scoring blade, pencil and ruler, hobby blade and craft matt.

Please email me to sign up for this class:

Sunday, March 22, 2009

We Have a Blog Candy Winner!

WOW Thank You to Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who entered, my husband did the honour of choosing the winning name and a big congratulations goes to ...

**Nancy** said...
Congratulations!! Your work is stunning!! I stumbled upon your blog one afternoon blog hopping! Which blog led me to yours? Well, I'm not too sure! LOL! I am not an SU demonstrator but have been recently intrigued by all the awesome creations and have been attending some of the classes one of the SU demonstrators in the area give! I think I'm addicted! LOL! March 18, 2009 10:14 PM

Here is what Nancy will be get:
  1. Stampin Up Classic Stampin Spot Wild Wasabi
  2. Stampin Up Classic Stampin Spot Purely Pomegrante
  3. Stampin Up Classic Stampin Spot Basic Black
  4. Stampin Up Hemp Twine Red
  5. Stampin Up Delight in Life Stamp Set
  6. Stampin Up Love and Happiness Rub Ons
  7. Stampin Up 8 1/2 x 11 Exclusive Card Stock Tangerine Tango

Nancy please e-mail me privately here with your name and address so I can ship this to you ASAP.


Again thank you for participating and I look forward to giving away more Blog Candy in the coming weeks.



Wednesday, March 18, 2009

So Very Wedding Sample

The Name Says It "So Versatile" - So Very Wedding Sample

For those of you who like it to be simple maybe this design is for you. For this wedding invitation I went with the colours Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. The combination of these colours and the So Versatile Stamp Set all from Stampin Up are so calming yet very elegant. This is certainly a contrast from the 5Th Avenue Floral Wedding Sample see here but just as beautiful.

NOTE: The So Versatile Stamp Set is in the New Stampin Up Occasions Mini Catalogue which is available from April 1 - June 20.

Shop 24/7/365 click here.

So Very Wedding - Menu

So Very Wedding - Wedding Invitation

So Very Wedding - Wedding Invitation with Reply Card, Map and Other Events Card

So Very Wedding - Wedding Invitation (close-up)

So Very Wedding - Table Card, Place Card, Thank you Card and Favor Box
So Very Wedding - Wedding Program

So Very Wedding - Save-the-Date Card

So Very Wedding - Save-the-Date Card, Wedding Program, and Favor Box

There will be more wedding samples coming in the next few weeks so don’t forget you can opt to subscribe for e-mail updates through FeedBlitz - just click the little icon on the top right hand corner of my sidebar.

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

5th Avenue Floral Wedding Design

5Th Avenue Floral Wedding

Just like the wedding invitation that I designed for the Wedding Invitation Swap see here I have finally completed the whole wedding package. From Table Number Card, Place Card, Favour Box, Wedding Program, Save-the-Date Card, Thank You Card and even a Menu for the reception.

Over the next few weeks I will be design more Favour Boxes so that you have many options to choose from for your wedding.

5Th Avenue Floral Wedding - Table Number Cards

5Th Avenue Floral Wedding - Table Place Card

This Place Card is so easy to use depending on how many tables you would punch a hole on the number that the guest would be sitting at. So simple!

5Th Avenue Floral Wedding - Favour Matchbox with Ribbon

I am so love'n this cute little matchbox, use this as a favour box for your thank you gift of candy or chocolate.

5Th Avenue Floral Wedding - Wedding Program with Ribbon

Again it is all about the little things. This wedding program is fantastic, simple yet elegant and it coordinates very well with everything. What a wonderful souvenir from your special day.

5Th Avenue Floral Wedding - Save-the-Date Card

In the past, many people did not think about sending save the date invitations, and when they did send the wedding invitation they realized many of their guests could not come because of prior engagements. With the save the date cards you are announcing your wedding, so everyone that is near and dear will hold the wedding date and not make other plans.

The save the date cards should be sent to your family and guests anywhere from one year to 6 months before your wedding. The more time you give them, the better. This will allow them to mark their calendars in advance and patiently wait for their wedding invitation to arrive.

Share the excitement of your upcoming nuptials with this stylish 5Th Avenue Floral Wedding Save-the-Date Card

5Th Avenue Floral Wedding - Thank You Card

5Th Avenue Floral Wedding - Reception Menu

For me it is all about the special touches and the Reception Menu is a perfect example of that. Tucked into the table napkin your guest will see what wonderful delights await them. Again it is all about the details.

Mojo Monday Week 77

Nothing is Better Than An Old Friend

This card was inspired by Great Friend stamp set from Stampin Up. I love how the butterfly feels like it is flying out of the leaves and off the card. The Great Friend stamp set is part of the new Stampin Up Occasions Mini Catalogue which goes on sale April 1 to June 3o. This catalogue is packed full of fantastic stuff that will be hard to resist, well at least for me it was.

Anyway here is my entry for Mojo Monday Week # 77. Enjoy!

Love Found the Second Time Around

5th Avenue Floral Card Gives Best Wish to the Happy Couple

My good friend Mark got married tonight, what a beautiful ceremony and such a happy occasion. Karen was stunning, in a strapless gown that shimmered in the candle light and simply took your breath away. The Wedding took place at the
Chateau Laurier in downtown Ottawa. Cocktails were from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by the wedding ceremony and then a late buffet and dance. Stations were set-up around the room which encouraged people to mingle from one end of the room to the other. The room itself was elegantly decorated (hard not to do with all that cream and gold in the architecture) with fresh cream long stem roses. The tables were also arrange to encouraging mingling sort of like a big cocktail party but so much more. And a live band played throughout the night, why there were even live singers singing jazz, blues and even a little rock and roll. A perfect touch to such an elegant evening.

So in honour of Mark and Karen I made a simple yet modern card for such a wonderful couple, congratulations!