Category Archives: wedding

Dinosaurs Not Just For Kids!

For my monthly mall class I challenged myself to create a dinosaur card that wasn’t geared towards kids . It was a bit of a challenge until I paired the ‘No Bones About It‘ stamp set with the ‘Here for You‘ stamp set. I think it worked!

My niece saw this card and then asked me to make a wedding card with a dinosaur theme. She was attending a wedding in the Orlando Science Center and the reception was being held in the Dino Hall. Here are the two cards I made, one for my niece and one for my sister who was also attending the wedding.

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Wedding in a Busy November!

It’s been a while since I last posted anything and this was due to very busy schedule during this month of November.

November started with a Stampin’ Up event in Atlanta called OnStage. There I got a copy of the new upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs and see some of the new products from these catalogs.

Next, I had to finish preparations for my niece’s wedding in Puerto Rico. I made the wedding invitations and a few other items. In addition to my paper crafting for the wedding I had to prepare a ceremony in Spanish since I was officiating the ceremony.

After the wedding I had to prepare for a special Stamp-A-Stack. I was one of the few lucky demonstrators who were picked to preview a brand new Stampin’ Up! tool. My customers and I were able to use and give our feedback on this tool which will hopefully be available soon. Everyone loved it!

Now I need to prepare for a product class this coming Tuesday! So let’s start with the wedding, it was a fabulous event and here are a few pictures.

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Wedding Invitation

Inside of Wedding Invitation

Inside of Wedding Invitation

For their wedding card box

For their wedding card box

Place Cards

Place Cards

Buffet Menu

Buffet Menu

Rehearsal Dinner, their nieces and their son Ian

Rehearsal Dinner, their nieces and their son Ian

Rehearsal Dinner, my brother-in-law, my dad and my sister clowning around.

Rehearsal Dinner, my brother-in-law, my dad and my sister clowning around.

Wedding Flowers and Shoes

Wedding Flowers and Shoes

Bride, Ashly Westerband

Bride, Ashly Westerband

Groom, Roberto Rosado

Groom, Roberto Rosado

Their son Ian Rosado

Their son Ian Rosado

At the hotel

At the hotel

Here I am officiating the ceremony.

Here I am officiating the ceremony.

You may seal your vows with a kiss!

You may seal your vows with a kiss!

The wedding party

The wedding party, ready to party!

Lovely Cake!

Lovely Cake!

At the end of the evening, now it's official!

At the end of the evening, now it’s official!

It was a special ceremony, my niece has a lovely voice and she serenaded her groom while walking down the aisle. There wasn’t a dry tear by the time she reached him. It was so touching to see the love they had for one another.

They also made a grand entrance on a ATV, the picture is a little blurry.

Grand Entrance!

Grand Entrance!

The Happy Couple! Congratulations to Ashly & Roberto Rosado!!

The Happy Couple!
Congratulations to Ashly & Roberto Rosado!!

Hangover Kits Ready!

My niece’s wedding is less than a week away and we’re taking care of all the details.  We want to make sure everyone feels ok after a few drinks so…Hangover Kits to the rescue!

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The Bride to Be!

My God-daughter’s wedding is approaching quickly and yesterday afternoon I attended her Bridal Shower. My sister Yolanda did an excellent job decorating her house for her daughter Alexandra. Take a look at these pictures and see how wonderful everything was!

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This is the card I made for her.

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I made this banner with a retired Chalkboard Banner Kit.

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I made these cute Pillow Boxes to hold scarves for everyone!

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What a great spread!

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The theme was Breakfast at Tiffany’s and my sister added a Boutique Effect by bringing down shoes, boxes, handbags and bags from her daughter’s closet!

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My beautiful niece/God-daughter Alexandra Maria!

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My sister Yolanda and Alexandra looking at our mother’s picture in our parents wedding album.

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This pretty wedding dress was worn by my sister Yolanda, Me and my sister’s step-daughter.

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I hope you enjoyed these pictures, we had a fabulous time!

 

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

Yesterday I started working on my god-daughter’s wedding invitations and had some good results, not so good and really ugly!
I’m using my Silhouette Cameo E-Cutter to make this intricate design…patience is the key here. Each invitation takes about 15 minutes to cut and 7 minutes to remove it from the cutting mat. After that there’s water coloring, printing, adding more card stock, dry embossing,  punching and it’s done! My guess is approximately 35-40 minutes for each invite. Truly a labor of love and she’s worth it!

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Just a hint of the intricate design, can't give much away.

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Using new cutting mat and wrong blade setting.

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Silhouette Cameo E-Cutter at work.

Sweet Stacks for All

Annual15_p152_aCreate a sweet addition to a birthday bash, wedding gathering, or welcoming party for baby and send your guests home with a favor. The Sweet Stack project kit makes a two-tier cake, with enough cake box favors for 20 guests. The Small Boxes on the upper layer measure: 3-1/4″ x 2-18″ x 2″ and the Large Boxes on the lower layer measure: 4-14″ x 2-3/4″ x 2″. Watch how to make your own cake box décor.


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You can also purchase the new Cutie Pie Thinlits 138273 which makes boxes for individual treats or create a whole cake over and over again!

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They’re Engaged!

On Saturday, March 22nd my niece/god-daughter Alexandra (Alex) got engaged! We are all excited and can’t wait (ok, we already started) wedding plans! She is marrying a caring and loving young man that will be a great addition to our family. Welcome Brandon! I made a layout with My Digital Studio including a few of the photos. The pretense was to have a photo shoot for a framed photo for his new office, my very talented niece Michelle from LoveIsMePhotography was on hand to document the event!

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When Brandon was four years old he was in a jewelry store with his mother and picked this ring for her, she purchased it and many years later she gave it to him for the love of his life, the rest is history!

A Wedding and Project Life

I took a few days off to attend a beautiful wedding! My cousin’s daughter Monica married her best friend Andrew on September 6th. Below are a few pictures I captured and pieced together with the help of MDS (My Digital Studio). Click on each image to expand.

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How appropriate that the latest release of Project Life® by Stampin’ Up! is the Love Story Card Collection.  Watch the video below and see how easy it is to put together your love story!

 

One More Day Left!

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Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming or only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). Click on “50%” above to start your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Custom Wedding Card…even the Envelope Liner!

My sister attending a wedding this past Sunday and asked me to make a wedding card. I usually like to match my cards to the invitations when possible, here’s the invitation.

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And this is what I came up with.

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Inspired by the invitation colors I used the following card stock colors: Basic Black for the card base, Whisper White to layer and then an embossed piece of Smoky Slate for an elegant look. I tried matching the monogram and ribbon.

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I used the same embossing folder (Fancy Fan) for the envelope flap.

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Using My Digital Studio I printed the inside of the card on Whisper White cardstock and then used the largest framelit from the “Labels Collections”. I also made a custom envelope liner with the names of the bride & groom. I printed the liner on regular copy paper because I didn’t want a bulky envelope and then used the large envelope liner framelits for a perfect fit!

Best of 25 Years!… May Stamp Set

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For their 25th anniversary Stampin’Up! is bringing back some of their favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release— one set per month—during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Below is the May release, I remember using the “Cute” stamp quite a lot while it was around and I’m really glad they brought it back!

Best of Brides & Babies 133482  ~ $14.95

Best of Brides & Babies
133482 ~ $14.95


Don’t forget to hang on to your 25-year proof of purchase sticker, and adhere it to your Stampin’Up! collectors card, which is included with each stamp set.
For e very six Best Of sets you buy, you can send in your collectors card and a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!