|My invitations were made with “Raining Flowers” stamp set – retiring and only available a few more days! Click HERE to get yours! I also used a new stamp set from the 2013-2014 Catalogue that will soon make it’s debut! The stamp set I used is called “Sketched Birthday” (which I received for free at the 2013 Leadership Conference!)|
|I used Dazzling Diamond glitter in the ‘band’ on the card. Gotta love bling!|
|I use My Digital Studio for everything, including the inside of my invitations. To see the latest MDS downloads click HERE.|
|This was one of the make and take projects, using the new Wildflower Meadow Stamp Set and coordinating Embossing Folder. I also use the new Label Love Stamp set and coordinating punch. I cased this card from Cortney Alvord .|
|This was the other make and take project I provided. It features the new Mosaic Madness Stamp Set and coordinating embossing folder AND punch, along with the new Really Good Greetings stamp set, which I love. Notice the pretty colours on this card? They’re all new! These are the 2013-2015 In Colours from Stampin’ Up! Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana! Stampin’ Up! is sooo on trend – I see this colour scheme EVERYWHERE! Love it!|
|I love these little owls! Lots of work, but fun to make and it was even more fun to give them to each of my guests!!! They’re perfect to add to a key chain or even to attach to a purse or beach bag. I used Crystal Effects to seal them. CUTE!|
|I couldn’t figure out how to make the sunglasses. Hubby to the rescue! He used the smallest heart framelit and heart punch and then proceeded to make them all for me! Lord, I love that man. (See, he really DOES deserve to go on that cruise with me!)|
|I made the flower wristbands with the Fancy Flower Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Blossom Punch, and Extra Large Oval Punch for the leaves. I just punched a hole in the center to pull through the ribbon, which has a French knot in the middle. I also put the flowers through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice and Polka Dot Embossing Folders for some texture.|
|I was inspired to make the bikini owls from a card a
saw on pinterest, made by Lori Heiling, and the tutorial for the flowers
and coordinating boxes can be purchased here, courtesy Jo Dumbleton. I used another one of my favourite retiring stamp sets, Pursuit of Happiness, to stamp on the back of the key chain and ribbon topper (actually, hubby did all the stampin…) Also, a big thank you also to Chrissy, my sweet assistant, who I appreciate so very much!
|The DSP that I used is also new! It’s called Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper and it comes with the patterned window sheets that I used on the boxes too! This paper is so summery and gorgeous! You’ll be able to order your own soon too! Contact me if you’d like to receive a copy of the new 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue!|
|Doors opened at 4pm and guests start arriving!|
|First on the agenda – the popular BOGO table!!|
|There’s something for everyone on my Buy One, Get One Free tables!
|Everyone loves an excuse to get together and have fun! These ladies are the best and have become more than customers to me ~ each is a dear friend that I feel so blessed to have in my life. All because of Stampin’ Up!|
|Our little Rosey was on hand to welcome everyone at the party too!|
|Kathy and Beth give Rosey some love!|
|These gals ROCK and I’m so glad they dressed up – it really added to the ambiance of the party! Can’t wait to start planning next year’s dinner – wonder what the theme will be (based on the next Grand Vacation location, maybe??)|
|My buddy Annette won the best costume! She even went into Tim Horton’s dressed up to get her coffee! LOL This is why I love her – she dances to the rhythm of her own drum. My kinda gal!|
|Last but not least: the food. Every good party needs yummy food! You can find the recipes I used posted on my recipe page – just click the recipe tab located at the top of my blog.|
So that’s what I’ve been up too, and why I’ve been MIA the last few days! I’m also planning my next big event on June 7th:
I hope you can come!
And remember, there’s only a few more days to left to order your favourite retiring products! To view everything that’s going and/or to place your order, click HERE.