Thursday, March 19, 2015

Birdal Shower Box Card Invite

I had so much fun making this box card. There are a few different tutorials floating around out there. I found mine on Pinterest (just type in box card tutorial), just pick one that you like and go from there. I liked this one because it folds down and fits in Stampin' Up!'s envelopes.
Stamps: Girls' Night Out, Simply Wonderful (sale-a-bration)
Ink: Smokey Slate, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Memento Ink in Tuxedo
Paper: Coastal Cabana CS, Subles DSP (calypso coral), Whisper White CS, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Score Board, modern label punch, heart framelits (discontinued), dazzling details (on the ring to add some sparkle), 1" circle punch
I tried to take photos from a few different angles so you could really get a feel for it, but it was difficult. It really is much more stunning in person.

Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Steph's Bridal Shower

My brother in-law is getting married next week and I couldn't be more excited! He has met the most wonderful girl and I feel blessed to call her one of my close friends. It has been so great getting to know her over the past year. She is truly a wonderful match for Kyle, and a great role model for his little girl, I know they will be happy for years to come.

On Sunday we hosted a bridal shower for her at my place. I under estimated how much work goes into getting one of those things ready (especially with two littles running around) but it all came together and I think Steph was happy.

I settled on Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana and Gold for a colour theme. Although, let me tell you that was one of the hardest tasks itself. There are so many great colour combos! Some colours that were a close second were crisp cantaloupe and pistachio pudding. If you don't remember, you can find the blog post with her shower invitations here.

I made the super cute banner using my circle framelits, Big Shot (with magnetic platform) and Baker's Twine. It was super simple and I love the look of it. I only wish I had a little girl so I could hang it in her room. It might end up living in my craft space for now.

For the cups, I used mason jars with Calypso Coral pom-pom trim (which unfortunately is unavailable to order right now) and Coastal Cabana Ribbon (free during sale-a-bration). The straws were from my beloved Target (lets take a minute and shed another tear that it is leaving Canada).

The picks in the cupcakes and other food (please don't judge too harshly, I am a crafter not a baker) were from the stamp set Girls Night Out and I used the scallop circle punch and circle punch to cut them out. With Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral ink and Card Stock.

The rosettes were made using Heather Summers tutorial that I found on Pinterest. I used Soft Subtles, Maritime and Lullaby Designer Series Paper along with Gold Glimmer Paper, Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana card stock. The buttons are from the accessory package available for FREE during sale-a-bration.

I also made Steph a super cute card to go along with her gift from us, but I will leave that for tomorrow's Blog post!

If you have any questions about how things were made or what products I used please do not hesitate to ask me, I'd love to share!

Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Weekly Deals

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! I hope you all have time to enjoy a little Irish treat and perhaps a green beer or two! We are busy packing for our trip to the Dominican (we leave Sunday) for my Brother in-law's wedding. While I am so looking forward to it, it's creating a lot of anxiety packing for two adults, and an infant and toddler. However, we will get there eventually!

Here are this week's weekly deals.

On Sunday I had a wedding shower for my soon to be sister in law Steph! It was lots of fun and of course I had fun decorating with the help of Stampin' Up! The fact that all their products coordinate, makes décor so easy!

Come back and visit tomorrow for a full post of the shower, and all the pretty little details.

We have our sale-a-bration card class tomorrow and if you are local I still have a couple spots left, and we would love for you to join us, please contact me if you are interested.

Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday Updates and Weekly Deals

  • Check out the new photopolymer stamp set available called Just Kidding.
  • Unfortunately due to quality issues Stampin' Up! Blendabilities will no longer be available. They tried working with the manufacturer to correct this issue but the manufacturer was unable to do so to Stampin' Up!'s standards. The good news is that in the short time that blendabilities were available Stampin' Up! realized how popular the alcohol based bendable markers were and so they will continue working with other manufacturers to try and produce something similar again. But for now they will not able to be ordered anymore.

Check out this week's weekly deals. Baker's Twin for under $3? Scoop that up! And the Wild Flower stamp and matching embossing folder? Do it!

Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma

Monday, March 9, 2015

Masculine Monday

It's been awhile since I have shared a "Masculine Monday" and while this card is not overly "masculine" it could definitely be given to a man! This is another card we made at our Birthday Emergency Class not too long ago. I am loving this FREE set from sale-a-bration.

Stamps: Big Day (sale-a-bration)
Ink: whisper white craft ink, aquamarine chalk ink, crushed curry
Paper: crumb cake, brumuda bay, whisper white, crushed curry
Accessories: 1/4" polyester ribbon in crushed curry from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (sale-a-bration), Banner Framelits
There is still time to earn this set and other FREE during sale-a-bration, by spending a minimum of $60 (before tax and shipping). Contact me to find more.
Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bridal Shower Invites

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you will remember awhile ago I promised you some Bridal Shower invitations. It has taken awhile (I wanted to make sure everyone received theirs in the mail first) but I have them here for you today! So here they are:
Stamps: Girls Night Out, Date Time Place
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Gray
Paper: Whisper White, Maritime DSP, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Banner Framelits, stamp-a-ma-jig
I kept the inside nice and simple because I had to make quite a few, but looking at it now I wish I would've added at least a little something! Ah well, for next time!

I've been busy making other décor for the shower using Stampin' Up! supplies and I can't wait to share them with you!
Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Celebrate Your Big Day

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today to share with you I have one of the cards we made at our class on the weekend using one of the stamp sets you can earn for free during sale-a-bration! It's absolutely adorable, and pairs well to colour in with the blendabilities!
Stamps: Big Day (sale-a-bration)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Best Year Ever DSP (sale-a-bration)
Accessories: Calypso Coral Blendabilities (sale-a-bration), Coastal Cabana Blendabilities (sale-a-bration), Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Star Embossing Folder, Banner Punch

If you are interested in earing FREE sale-a-bration merchandise (including this adorable stamp set), place a minimum $60 order before March 31st! Contact me if you would like more information.
Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma

Monday, March 2, 2015

Birthday Emergency Class

We had a great "Birthday Emergency" Class on Sunday! We made the perpetual birthday calendar from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue and three Birthday cards to go along with it, so you're always prepared for this unexpected ones that just seem to pop up!

The Perpetual Calendar kit is awesome! It comes with so many supplies. I made the entire calendar and still had a ton of accessories left over to use on future projects!


Stay tuned later this week and I will share some photos of the birthday cards we made to go along with our calendar! We had so much fun and I highly suggest purchasing a few kits and getting together with your girlfriends for an afternoon of crafting. Unfortunately these kits were so popular Stampin' Up! sold more in the first week the catalogue was live than they expected to sell during the entire time the catalogue was live. While this is great news it means the kits are currently backordered while Stampin' Up! works with suppliers to get some more. But have no fear I will let you know as soon as they are available to order again.

Thanks to one of my customers, Crystal, for her great photogh skills and this beautiful shot of her work in action today!
Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma