Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wedding Weeds

Arrrrrrggghhhh!!!! Wedding cards. Why do they stump me? I need to find some images to use...stamps, digital. I just don't have anything appropriate or inspiring. Sure blame it on a lack a supplies. I love the idea of NEEDING items for my card room. Maybe that's the excuse I should go with. I don't usually struggle with a theme - I can look at a dragon fireman (Dustin Pike digital image) and think, "that would make a FUN birthday card". So it's not that I'm stuck on literal. Perhaps there is some deep rooted Jungian or Freudian reason why I have a mental block when it comes to wedding cards...hmmmm...I wonder...

Friends and family ask for wedding cards - I break into a cold sweat. What is that about?! Actually I don't break into a sweat in reality I have the invisible thought bubble above my head that says, "Crap, not a WEDDING card!" What? Doesn't anybody celebrate Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, Chicken Month, International Square Dancing Month anymore?!!!

So here are my feeble attempts. I will let Sister Gailey and Friend Mary Lee take their picks. As for my student weddings? They're getting Hallmark!

Simply Forever
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Rustic Cream
~Layer of K&Co Amy Butter Lotus
~Stampin' Up Word Window punch with Just Rite sentiment Forever
~Bunch of ribbons and tulle

Now and Forever~Base card PaperTrey Ink Rustic Cream~Layer of purple cardstock
~ Bottom strip: PaperTrey Ink Polka Dot Parade~Middle (purple) and floral upper layers of design paper
~Design paper front dry embossed using Cuttlebug embossing folder (you have to look close to see it)
~Fabric rick-rack is TOC (transfer of crap) from Sista Gail
~Two layers of purple cardstock
~Sentiment stamped with black Memento and colored with Copics (I swear - in real life the ampersand is purple NOT blue like it looks in the photo)
~Prima flowers with metal brad centers, Prima leaf, and purple beads on monofiliment
Just Us Girls to dry emboss
Shabby Tea Room to use polka dots
Play Date Cafe palette challenge

Live, Love, Laugh, Learn
~Base card PTI Rustic Cream~Card edges smudged with Distress Ink Peeled Paint
~Layer of K & Company Roam
~Two strips of K & Co. Roam companion paper
~Layer of olive green cardstock - edges smudged with Peeled Paint ink
~Image Live, Love, Laught, Learn by EK Success, stamped on PTI Rustic Cream using Peeled Paint~Frame clips by Stampin' Up Hodge Podge

Tiny Card Big Wishes~Base card - ready made from the Dollar Tree (3 x 5.5)
~Layer of BasicGrey for Archiver's
~Image from Michael's dollar bin, colored in with Tombow markers, dots of Liquid Applique, and Stampin' Up Crystal Effects dotted on cake flower centers and some of the design paper flower centers
~Ribbon cluster top right
~Side of card punch with small circular punch with sheer ribbon threaded through (that's how the set of 10 cards came in the package)

Wishes for Happiness
~Base card PTI White
~Layer of PTI Cream cardstock with stamped image Le London Script by Stampabilities using Versamark then embossed with Ranger Antique Gold embossing powder (TOC) from daughter Amy
~Polka dotted sheer ribbon from the Dollar Tree
~Die cut chip board flowers also from the Dollar Tree (centers of flowers were already glittered)
~Sentiment Warm Words from Stampin' Up, stamped using Versamark, embossed with Ranger Copper

In it for the Long Haul
~Base card PTI Rustic Cream~Layer of PTI Polka Dot Parade~Layer of citron green cardstock - edges curved using paper punch
~Layer of smaller polka dot from PTI Polka Dot Parade - edges curved
~Strip of vellum over one-third of the small polka dots - two edges curved
~Layer of white cardstock smudged with Stampin' Up Lavender Lace ink
~Image - Stampin' Up Vintage Valentines (I cut away the heart and the sentiment), colored with Copics, shoes and handle bars coated with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, hair bow and dress embellished with Stickles
~Purple metal clip by Paper Studio was a giftie from Sissy Gail
~Sentiment from Stampin' Up either Warm Words or Small Script stamped on polka dot paper
~Tab of green and purple cardstock with purple punched using Martha Stewart Trellis punch
Mojo Monday (sketch)
Shabby Tea Room (polka dots)
Play Date Cafe (lavender palette)

Well, it's finally happened! There is actually something that will drive me out of my Bubble - wedding cards! The temperature is cool outdoors the ground is still damp from last night's rain. I'm going outside to pull weeds. I can't believe I'm actually choosing to pull weeds over making cards...see what a wedding will do to ya'?
You can get up close with the cards by clicking on the images. (Not that you'd WANT to - they are WEDDING CARDS!)
All good wishes,


  1. Hi Nan, In spite of your willies when it comes to wedding cards, I think they are quite lovely. Especially like the Wishes for Happiness cards. Have been looking about your blog. You have so many beautiful cards and your coloring is great. Very much enjoyed my visit!

  2. Beautiful wedding cards, Nancy! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

  3. All such great designs, but my favorite is the girlies on the bicycles!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

  4. adorable cards, great work..have a fantastic day!

    enjoy *~*

  5. Wonderful assortment of cards! Thank you for playing along with both the Play Date Cafe & Just Us Girls :)

  6. Love the ribbon detail on your simply forever card!

  7. Sorry I’m late with my commenting busy, busy weekend!. You did a super job with this week’s challenge. Lovely cards - great wedding wishes! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls. We appreciate your participation and support. :-) Hope to see you again on Saturday!

  8. Nan the red X by your name on the JUGS blog Inlinkz post gives you the ability to delete your entry if you wanted to. That's a cool feature of Inlinkz but it can be confusing. Thanks for playing with us!


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