Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DIY Invitation and RSVP

It's another Wedding Wednesday over on TapeSwell's Blog and Eileen has beautifully photographed the invitation and RSVP I made. Did you notice the clear glass vase I added the black damask tape to as well? These were really very quick and easy to make thanks to the DIY printable templates from Eleanor over at E.M. Papers. I hope you check out both places. You would not believe just how much you can create with one roll of decorative tape. And how many other fun DIY templates are available too.
I've linked these to Passionately Artistic, Euro Stylen Cakes, Petite Hermine, Making the World Cuter, The DIY Showoff, Home Stories A to Z, and Cherished Treasures.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Save The Date

I am so tickled to see the Save The Date I made posted on the blog and Facebook for TapeSwell today! Here is the link for the blog post....
I have so much to learn about photography. Eileen has an incredible eye and sense for style. I can hardly wait to see how she photographs all the other wedding ensembles I made.
A huge Thank You must also go out to Eleanor from E. M. Papers to allow me to use her beautiful wedding templates. She designs  printable DIY cards and paper goods that you can download and print on your home printer. E. M. Papers provides all kinds of printables like printable graduation cards, printable Father’s Day cards,  printable wedding invitations and more. Here is the link for her website...

I started with a piece of white cardstock and layered it with Black Damask decorative tape. Then added a layer of green cardstock and punched the corners. Next I customized the Save The Date template, printed it, trimmed it to size, punched the corners and adhered to the card. Easy Peasy!
Notice the town of Jackson, California. I grew up there. It's referred to as the Heart Of The Motherload or as Gold Country. I certainly miss the fresh mountain air, big tall trees and clear water of the rivers!
I'm linking this to Paper IssuesPassionately ArtisticEuro Style CakesPetite HermineMaking The World Cuter, The DIY ShowoffHome Stories A to Z and Cherished Treasures.

If you look back on my blog to May 3rd you will find the coordinating Black Damask Place Cards.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!

I made this card with one of TapeSwell's newest patterns called Crosshatch. The base is kraft cardstock layered with navy and orange cardstock. I used the Stampin' Up! tag punches for the sentiment and tied it with baker's twine.
Sentiment, TapeSwell, Adhesive and Ribbon/Twine = STAR.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Swirlz Art

I had such a great time at Swirlz Art last night. I painted this Chardonnay picture. It was my first visit and I can hardly wait to take another class. I have painted plenty of walls and spray painted tons of things before, just not a "real picture". I am so tickled with my painting! The colors are just perfect for my kitchen. They have another class called Poppy Love that I'm hoping will make it back on their calendar in August. It will be perfect for my living room.