Friday, May 30, 2014

Quilled White Heart & Flowers Initial K Bridal Shower Card

I'm finding it easier to sit in front of the computer today with the severe thunderstorms outside, so here I am writing another post. It's so rare for me to get into a back to back blogging groove nowadays. We're trying desperately to settle in as much as we can since we're receiving a lot interest from family and friends about visits next month. I don't know what's so special about June, but apparently it's a good time to travel? I could use the company, so I'm not complaining!

This summer will be really different for me in that it's the first summer I am not spending in NYC with my friends and family. Yes, I've been away in college and yes, I've been gone for extended periods of time to other places, but never have I not been able to check in with people physically at some point during the summer months. I think I'll feel it a lot more than usual because summers in NYC are unlike any other. Whether you spend time alone or with others, it's always an exciting time with a lot of action. I am struggling to understand what there is to do in this area while my Facebook feeds have been buzzing with activity from all of my connections in my hometown. I'm not one to truly take advantage of and embrace city life, but I do enjoy little doses of it sparingly. I'm curious as to how I will sum up this period of time when September rolls around.

On to the card:
This is a card that I made for soon-to-be bride, Karen, for her bridal shower earlier this month. I've known her since late HS/college days and I can't believe she's finally marrying her fiance after so many years (est. 2005). It's a rare thing for people of our generation to push through all of the changes and pressures of life to make it so many years later. They've had to endure many periods of long distance dating when her fiance was in dental school. Well folks, he's finally starting his residency in the city, so they can finally reunite and have the happily ever after they always dreamed about. I wish them all the best! 

The card consists of a quilled white heart and flowers. Flowers have chalked centers. I distressed the background sheet a little bit with purple ink. Flourishes were wet embossed with clear glitter embossing powder and tips are decorated with purple rhinestones. The heart, "K," and leaves are die cuts. 

That's all for today; have a wonderful weekend! 

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-A Creative Romance - Girly Creations
-Alphabet Challenge - H for Handmade Embellishments

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Congrats Wedding Card with Quilled White Flowers

All the wedding festivities have come and gone...a month has passed by, yesterday! Time really doesn't wait for you to catch your breath!

I'll have to put up some wedding pictures in another post because I haven't gotten them myself from the photographer!

Many more weddings are coming up next month! It's a busy year for those who are my age. Here's a card that I made with simple quilled white blooms:
The cut out of the couple is actually the portion that I didn't use for the luminary table numbers I had made for my wedding. I will be sure to put pictures up when I get my hands on them!
Have a sweet day!

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-The Pink Elephant Challenge - Anything Goes