Friday, June 25, 2010

InStyle Stamps June Blog Hop - Patriotic & Outdoors

Hi there!!!,

Welcome to this months InStyle Stamps Blog Hop!! This months blog hop theme is Patriotic and Outdoors. If you've arrived here from Kerry's Blog then you are on the right track - continue on!! If you've accidentally stumbled here on your own, take a moment go to the InStyle Stamps Blog to start the hop off right. Trust me, you really don't want to miss any of the fabulous projects the design team has in store for you! Be sure to visit each stop on the hop and leave a comment so we'll know you stopped by.

For my card I went with the Partriotic them, since forth of July is right around the corner.

Take a look and Enjoy!!!


Thanks for hoping along with us today! You have reached the end of the hop so you will head over to the InStyle Stamps blog to leave a comment and vote for the designer who's project inspired you the most.

Card Size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
Stamps: Flag by InStyle Stamps
Paper: me&my BiG ideas Modern Milan DP, Red, White, & Blue Cardstock
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: Gross Grain Ribbon, Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a wonderful weekend!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

InStyle Stamps OHDBCGA - Graduation

Hi there,

My post is a little late, and I want to apologize for that. I kept telling myself I was going to do it during this time and that time just kept getting taken by all the meetings for the wedding that I had and with my new internship, so I finally managed to put it together last night and get a pic today and post it. So apologize for being late again.
This past Wednesday was Over the Hump Day so InStyle Stamps. This month the theme is Graduation, since it is that time of year. For my card I used Jessica, who is all dressed up in her gaduation gown and looking all cute!! I was inspired by a card that I saw at Pickled Paper Designs, Amy does some amazing work and is always inspiring me!!! Thanks Amy!!
Check it out, here is what I came up with!



And don't forget - play along with us and leave us a link here - you'll be entered to win a great prize next month when we draw a winner! You don't have to use an image from In Style Stamps, but if you've got one we would certainly love to see it! Entries are open until July 13, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Have fun and thanks for playing along with us!

Card Size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
Images: Jessica by InStyle Stamps, Congratulations Sentiement by Savvy Stamps, Grad Scroll by A Muse Artstamps
Paper: Mixed Dots DP, DCWV Holiday Stack, Black, Purple, Craft, & White Cardstock
Ink: Copic Markers, Pitch Black (Adirondack)
Accessories: SU Scallop Border Punch, Gross Grain Ribbon, Buttons, Embroidery Floss, Corner Rounder Punch

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!! I'm off to do some more dress shopping, I have yet to find the one I'm totally in love with!! Wish me luck!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Big News!!!

Hi there!!,

Are you all ready for my big announcement?!!!...hmm, I'm wondering if I should leave you guys in suspense! Maybe just show you my card and have you guys guessing for a lil while and then come back with the big news and some pictures. Then again I think my card is a real tip off to what my big announcement is!! Plus I think I have made you wait enough since yesterday made three weeks when my big news happend and I guess I left you all in suspense with yesterdays post...

Ok, ok here is my card. My little announcement is just perfect for this InStyle Stamps image, I've been meaning to do this but I got a little overwhelmed with planning things and what not. So for my card I used Chloe and her Prince, such a cute image and so appropriate for todays announcement!! Do you think you know what it is?!!!

Check Chloe and her Prince out!!!


Yup you probably guessed correctly, I'M ENGAGED!!!! It's so exciting!!!! Lets just say it was no surprise that it was coming soon, given the fact that Daniel and I have been together for a good year and a half and we totally knew we were made for each other, it was only time that he would pop the question. Lets just say Daniel's family and my family go way back and I have been in love with him as far as I can remember (a little story here) so it's only perfect that some how fate brought us together!!! When was always the question! I definitely didn't expect it to be the night of my graduation. My graduation ceremony started at 8:30am and then after my ceremony and lunch with family, Daniel and I headed out on a late trip to Petaluma, for a picnic of oyesters and just some celebration time. I honestly didn't expect anything we had gone to Petaluma several times. We purchased oyesters and headed out to Tamales Bay State Park (some pics from my birthday last year), we had an hour to picnic and enjoy our time before the park closed. While we were there, there was only one other person there so we had the park to ourselves. We enjoyed every moment, munching on delicious oyesters, french bread and strawberries. lol not quite a meal but a delicious picnic!!! So while we were there the whole time Daniel kept saying that we should get a pic while the sun was setting, I was in no hurry, I didn't think the sun was going to disappear so quickly. I set up my tripod and I used my remote to take our picture, as the picture was being taking, Daniel got on one knee and proposed to me. Lets just say I was in shock!!! Of course I said yes but you can totally see in the picture that I was in shock. Now for the picture, well since I waited to long for the sun to set the picture is rather dark and I need to do some serious editing to it, but I have other pics.

Here are two pics. The first is the view that we had and the second is my sample take of where we were going to be standing when we took our picture and he just happend to propose. We stood right infront of that bench which looked over the bay. Beautiful sight!!! It couldn't have been any perfecter!!!


This picture here was taken a week after our engagment. I was actually doing an engagment session with my brother and his now wife, and I had to get our first pic as being engaged!!

This pic is from last Saturday the 5th. We were at my brothers wedding so I we took the opportunity to take a pic while we were both dressed up!!

Alright so there is my big announcement...Oh and you ask if I have set the date?? Yes it's for May 28, 2011. Hehe, I'm on top of it, we have the chuch, and the reception booked, the band is almost booked and we have a meeting with our Photographer on Tuesday. As for my dress I'm still looking, I actually looked yesterday and I found one that I liked, I still have yet to find the one I love but I definitely had fun with yesterdays dress, it was Flamenco style, it was supper cute but maybe a lil over the top for a wedding, I don't know we will see what happens. Oh and you ask the colors...the card tells you all and if you know me you know that my favorite colors are purple and green and I'm thinking silver or champagne. So there it is, I think! If you have any question or maybe you have a tip to help me with my dark picture let me know ;-)!!

Card Size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
Image: Chloe and her Prince by InStyle Stamps, SU On Your Birthday
Paper: S.E.I Bridgeport Paper Slab, White & Green Cardstock
Ink: Copic Markers, Pitch Black (Adirondack)
Accessories: Provo Craft Cuttlebug, Nestibilities, Embossed Curve Ek Success Edger Punch, Gross Grain Ribbon, Buttons

Thanks for listening to me rant and rave about my excitement!!! Thanks for stopping by have a blessed Sunday!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

InStyle Stamps Color Challenge

Hello there!!,

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this beautiful June weather...well minus the nasty wind, it's gorgeous here!!! Sorry I haven't really been around, I have been meaning to explain but I want to be able to do that with a special post and card, which I havent had time to get to. As some of you may know from earlier posts I graduated on May 22 with a Bachelors Degree in Health Science and I have gradually been moving back home and thinking about future plans. My mind has been everywhere and I have so much to do that cards have been put on the back burner for a while, but I plan to get back on it, cause I have a ton of Thank You cards to make and a specail little card for my little announcement. Hopefully it will come soon, check back tomorrow it just might be here!!!

Alright so on to todays card!!! Todays card is an InStyle Stamps Color Challenge and Taylor has found this delicious photo of heirloom tomatoes to share with you, and give you some juicy color inspiration this month. Such pretty colors!!!

For my card I used the super cheery Tiffany!!! Lol I'm not a big fan of Cheerleader but this one is definitely a keeper!!! With a little inpiration from Michele Boyer from Paper Cuts I created this super cute card!! lol I guess that is my opinion but if I must say so myself, it's super cute ;-), lol!!

So here it is Enjoy!!!

You can't really see through the picture but the DP is covered in glitter and I added Stickles to her pom-poms for a little extra bling, especially on a cheerleader

Card Size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
Images: Tiffany by InStyle Stamps, SU On Your Birthday
Paper: DCWV The Sorbet Stack, We R Memory Keepers Grandma's Kitchen Pen Pals patterned paper
Ink: Copic Markers, Pitch Black (Adirondack)
Accessories: Stickles, K&CoMPANY Adhesive Gems

I hope you enjoyed todays card!! Don't forget to head on over to the InStyle Stamps blog and check out what the other ladies have to share with you all. Also don't forget that InStyle Stamps is having a 25% off sale until the 20th of this month. Virginia listed a ton of new rubbah! Go and take a peek. PLEASE USE CODE ISS2010J2025 in the shopping cart. ENDS JUNE 20th, 2010.

Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great day and don't forget to return tomorrow to see if I have posted my super exciting news!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ISS June Sketch Challenge #10

Hey there,

It's sketch challenge time  over at InStyle Stamps.
To be considered for this prize, you must use the sketch over at the ISS blog and link to your creative project via Mr. Linky, no later than July 1st, by 11:59 pm PST. The winner will be announced on July 2nd.

Be sure to visit the InStyle Stamps blog for a peek at what the other super talented ladies have come up with for this sketch!!

Card Size: 51/2  x 4
Stamps: Surfer Girl by Instyle Stamps, SU Whimsical Words
Ink: Copic Markers, Stazon Jet Black
Paper: Micheal's Paper Slab, White & Purple Cardstock
Accessories: Ribbon, SU Large Oval Punch, SU Scallop Oval Punch, EK Success Beach Border Punch

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!!!