Friday, May 26, 2017

Fab Friday #113

Fe-fi-fo-fum ... messes all around and they are NO fun!!! I am struggling to get motivated to clean my house. NOT kidding. I think I have piles in EVERY room. I kinda hate it!! But, apparently, not enough to jump in with full force!! I feel the change coming ... and every time I try to stamp or create I feel like I need to get a GRIP on my life! I wanna stamp for REALS, people!! I need to order some new catalog stuff ... then I will feel more of a motivation to clean up the chaos!! YIKES!

Stamps: NONE!
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Ink: NONE!
Accessories: Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Square Punch, Window Box Thinlits Dies, Silver Thread, Wooden Heart

Simple, but FUN!!

Here's a link to the Fab Friday Challenge Blog so you can play along:

Fab Friday Challenge Blog

Check out the Fab blogs of my fellow Fab Friends:

Mindy Backes
Cindy Beach
Heather Heroldt
Brian King
Amy Koenders
Justin Krieger
Amanda Mertz
Brenda Myers
Jan Tinklenberg

Lucky for me, I don't work today or Memorial Day ... or even the day AFTER Memorial Day!!! I consider myself VERY lucky!!!

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Monday Montage #93

And so it goes ... the LAST blog post I made was for Monday Montage THREE WEEKS ago!! SHEESH!! The wedding has come and gone ... it was a GORGEOUS day!! Things could NOT have gone more amazingly!!! So I feel it is ABOUT TIME that I shared the wedding invites with all y'all ...

I'm gonna be honest ... I do NOT "copy" cards/crafty things from people ... like NEVER (I used to do it WAAAYYYY back in the day when I first started stamping ... we're talking about the early 1990's here, people!)!!! HOWEVER ... when my daughter sent me a link to a wedding invite she saw on Pinterest created by the ever-fabulous Heidi Swapp and said to me, "I'm pretty sure you don't have the stuff to do this, but I love it!" CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! Bwahahaha!!! So here is what I made ...

This is what the invite looked like from the front.  I used a Minc machine (which is basically a laminator).  The trick to this is to have the photo in the background NOT be created with TONER ... and for the wording to be printed WITH toner.  You with me so far??? I COULD have used a inkjet printer to do the photos (as suggested by Heidi Swapp on her blog for the invites that she created), but since this was for my daughter's WEDDING, for crying out loud.  I'm SUPER picky and did NOT want to have any printer "banding" visible at ALL in the photo.  I had a local printing service (Heath at MasterLab Photo in Murray, Utah) print out the photos for me.  They came out BEAUTIFULLY (also primarily due to the master photography of Christie Berube - Christie Q Photography).  The photos were printed at 7"x7".   After running the photos through my LASER printer for the wording, I THEN ran each photo through the Minc laminator with some rose gold foil.  In person these look absolutely GORGEOUS (if I do say so myself!!)!!

I created a fold using my Simply Scored tool to make a faint score line 2" from the right-hand side, so that the finished invite measures 5"x7" once it is folded.  I also used my handy-dandy corner rounder on all four corners (I used it once the invite was folded ... and just had to punch the corners on the far-right side by themselves ... does that make sense???)

I used the now-retired MDS (yeah, I am one of THOSE people who canNOT let go of it!!) to created the file with the wording on it ... made it VERY easy!

Here is what the invite looks like from the back side ... I ordered some rose gold spiral clips to hold the flap closed so I could put the special "invites" behind the flap created.  I was able to create the inserts using MDS as well ... and they were ALSO run through the Minc laminator with the rose gold foil.  Was SOOOOO grateful for my handy-dandy SU paper trimmer to get them cut JUST RIGHT!!
See???? Aren't they caYOOT??? I can't tell you how happy I was with how they turned out.  And Quinn and Amelia??? They kept looking at them and making comments like, "Look how cute we are!" and "These are SO classy looking!"  They made me smile BIG TIME about it!!!

Stamps: None
Paper: Photo Paper and 24 lb. White Coverstock
Ink: LaserJet Black
Fonts:  King Basil Lite (Script for Quinn & Amelia's names), Ginora Sans (for the remaining text)
Accessories: Project Life Corner Rounder Punch, Simply Scored, Paper Trimmer, Rose Gold Spiral Paper Clips, My Digital Studio

I guess I have NO excuse to NOT clean up my house ... my craft room ... and the inside of my car, right???? Wedding is OVER!!! I think I need a trip to Disneyland ...

Click "Back" for Melissa Stout and "Next" for Amy O'Neill ... Brilliant-brilliant-BRILLIANT!!

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