Thursday, March 27, 2008

A little math & a little Candy...

What do you get when you add...

360 pieces of card stock
540 stamped images
60 pieces of 9" ribbon
120 pieces of bling
60 envelopes and
+ 15-18 hours of labor... That is a labor of love...

You get 60 "First Communion" invitations.. This is what has kept me away from you all for the past week. I started these last week and with working mandatory OT, keeping up with the groceries, laundry, starting a little yard work, walking and Easter festivities.. I finally finished all 60 last night and delivered them over to my sister. These are for my nephew and his cousin's First Communion on May 10th. Since they need to get in the mail in a couple weeks and my sister & her family are heading out for spring break soon, I wanted to get them to her by this weekend so she had plenty enough time to get them ready to go postal..

Thank you Lauren for the inspiration.

For these I used...

Card stock.. PTI White select card set, PTI Aqua Mist & PTI Stamper's select white, adhesive Vellum
Ink... SUP going gray & soft sky
Stamp sets.. PTI Everyday Blessings
Accessories... various clear bling & PTI Aqua Mist Satin Ribbon, Cuttle Bug with their textile texture embossing folder..

To emboss the large aqua mist cardstock what I did was apply a piece of the same size (which I cut to size) adhesive vellum that I picked up at Michael's' to the aqua mist card stock.. The nice thing about these is that their re-positional, so if you mess up, you can fix it. I then ran it through my cuttlebug in the embossing folder. I tried the first one by embossing just the vellum and then adhering it to the card stock. This worked but because of the embossing made the vellum very fragile. By adhering it to the card stock first, it worked out much better..

For the insides, I printed the invitations and then stamped the corners in soft sky.. The corners add just that little extra finishing touch..

Now your probably wondering, why if I used the PTI aqua mist paper, why did I use soft sky ink? Well, let me tell ya.. The aqua ink was just a little too bright and contrasted with the gray of the sentiment. I wanted the cross to be a little more subtle, & the soft sky did exactly that.

So tell me, are there any large projects you're working on?

Tonight I start cleaning my stamp room. Between the prep work for the SCS Eastern NY get together a couple weeks ago and all of these invitations... Typhoon Lisa definitely set down up there and it's a MESS... After that I can start on a few fun projects I have up my sleeve...

Ok.. you've all been very very patient.... DRUM ROLL PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you ready for a little candy??? Since my surgery it'll have to be Sugar Free candy... LOL And, since this is my 200th post I had to find a few fun thing.. so here goes..

So what will you win.... How about 2 SUP envelope templates.. 4 packages of eyelets... 2 sets of clear stamps... a brown chalk box ink, my new favorite thing.. Gelly-tins blue my mind gelly embossing powder... and a My Favorite Things Ride'em cowgirl stamp set.

So what do you need to do to win.... Just leave me a message... about anything.. Tell me what you like about my blog or what you'd like to see more of.. what you like about spring... a happy memory... or something you did for yourself today...

I will leave this contest open until Thursday April 3rd at NOON EST.... I will draw a winner then via the random number generator.. And if your a subscriber to my blog... let me know, you'll get 2 entries..
Happy Stamping :)


maiahs_momma said...

Love your blog, and those are wonderful cards too :)! Thank you so much for this chance at some yummy blog candy :)!


Cindy Vernon said...

What beautiful cards you made. I can't imagine all the work just cutting the cardstock. Thanks for offering such fun candy!

Beth said...

you make awesome cards!!! very inspirational!!

KT said...

What an awesome RAK!

Cathy said...

Lisa l just love your card its Gorgeous you have so much talent thank you for sharing these with us, l am sure your sister will just love these..l can't imagine doing 60 being a new stamper l am very slow LOL.
l love your blog mostly because you are such an open happy lady that always encouranges me to be the best that l can be.
l love spring because l see it as a new freash start, it is exicting when l look at the trees coming back to life, just watching the buds grow into these beautiful leafs and l also love to hear the birds..when l hear the first bird after a long winter it makes my heart jump.
and l bought myself all kinds of ink pads and mist sprays l don't know how to use them all but that will be my projuct for this coming week..l just love handing out cards to strangers and to see the look on their faces fills me with joy.
And a Big CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your 200 posts..l do love and learn so much from your blog please don't change a thing..all the details that you share about your work and the little push to encourage us has been very helpful.
l write to you not for the blog candy, so please give this gift to someone else..l just wanted to tell you how much l love your blog..and look forward getting your e-mails.

Mary Campbell said...

Congratulations on the 200th. post. Thanks for sharing the sugar free blog candy. It is awesome. I am a subscriber to your blog and look forward to seeing what you have created for us each day. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. I love todays card. I am sure your sister will too. Thanks again, Mary

Tammy said...

I subscribe to your blog to see the unique cards you make. The First Communion cards are just beautiful!!


Kathy H said...

Hello! I'm glad your back more often. I found your blog about a week before you had your surgery and I've been watching for your new blog posts ever since. That card you have there is just so beatiful, I love that set and have it on my wish list. Thanks for offering such wonderful blog candy, and keep up the great work. Kathy Hering...

Gina Wrona said...

Hi Lisa!

My great news is that I sold my last AKC black female lab, who is 16 weeks old today!


Thanks for the chance/opportunity to win your awesome candy!


KimCreates said...

Love to check your blog to see your inspiring creations! I just signed up to be a subscriber to your blog...can't wait to open up my email & see what fun projects you've come up with!!

Leah said...

congrats on the posts! I love these cards! So simple & elegant! :D keep up the fabulous work!

Alex said...

Your Confirmation cards are gorgeous.

Um, I like to see what you have been up to be it making cards of gatherings etc

The candy looks wonderful, will sit and cross my fingers and toes now until next week!!!! lol

Alex said...

Oooh Lisa forgot to say that I have you in my google reader, so everytime you post I can read it!!! lol

Sharon in NE said...

Today I just returned from a weekend of Women of Faith conference. Incredible! That was so wonderful.

Great job with all those communion cards!

Oh and yes, I AM a subscriber.

Pam said...

I love to check out your blog to see the beautiful cards you always make and share with us. You are a wonderful inspiration to me.
Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!

chinamomxtwo said...

Beautiful cards--may have to case the idea! ;-)
Thanks for the inspiration --I read several times a week, and always enjoy your art!
( p.s. sorry about your cat :( )

Dorothy said...

I subscribe to your blog and love it. You do beautiful work. I really want that MFT cowgirl! I have seen some really adorable cards made with it! And all the other goodies in there are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win this great blog candy.

milkshake007 said...

I love all your wonderful card ideas....thanks for sharing.
I'm so sorry to hear about Harley...hugs.

Anonymous said...

You're communion cards are beautiful! I just noticed your ticker at the bottom -WAY TO GO! 59.5 pounds - that is awesome!