Fe-fi-fo-fum ... messes all around and they are NO fun!!! I am struggling to get motivated to clean my house. NOT kidding. I think I have piles in EVERY room. I kinda hate it!! But, apparently, not enough to jump in with full force!! I feel the change ...

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"Wickedly Wonderful Creations" - 5 new articles

  1. Fab Friday #113
  2. Monday Montage #93
  3. Monday Montage #92
  4. Fab Friday #111
  5. Paper Craft Crew - PCC #241
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Fab Friday #113

Fe-fi-fo-fum ... messes all around and they are NO fun!!! I am struggling to get motivated to clean my house. NOT kidding. I think I have piles in EVERY room. I kinda hate it!! But, apparently, not enough to jump in with full force!! I feel the change coming ... and every time I try to stamp or create I feel like I need to get a GRIP on my life! I wanna stamp for REALS, people!! I need to order some new catalog stuff ... then I will feel more of a motivation to clean up the chaos!! YIKES!

Stamps: NONE!
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Ink: NONE!
Accessories: Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Square Punch, Window Box Thinlits Dies, Silver Thread, Wooden Heart









Simple, but FUN!!











Here's a link to the Fab Friday Challenge Blog so you can play along:

Fab Friday Challenge Blog

Check out the Fab blogs of my fellow Fab Friends:

Mindy Backes
Cindy Beach
Heather Heroldt
Brian King
Amy Koenders
Justin Krieger
Amanda Mertz
Brenda Myers
Jan Tinklenberg

Lucky for me, I don't work today or Memorial Day ... or even the day AFTER Memorial Day!!! I consider myself VERY lucky!!!

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Monday Montage #93


And so it goes ... the LAST blog post I made was for Monday Montage THREE WEEKS ago!! SHEESH!! The wedding has come and gone ... it was a GORGEOUS day!! Things could NOT have gone more amazingly!!! So I feel it is ABOUT TIME that I shared the wedding invites with all y'all ...



I'm gonna be honest ... I do NOT "copy" cards/crafty things from people ... like NEVER (I used to do it WAAAYYYY back in the day when I first started stamping ... we're talking about the early 1990's here, people!)!!! HOWEVER ... when my daughter sent me a link to a wedding invite she saw on Pinterest created by the ever-fabulous Heidi Swapp and said to me, "I'm pretty sure you don't have the stuff to do this, but I love it!" CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! Bwahahaha!!! So here is what I made ...

This is what the invite looked like from the front.  I used a Minc machine (which is basically a laminator).  The trick to this is to have the photo in the background NOT be created with TONER ... and for the wording to be printed WITH toner.  You with me so far??? I COULD have used a inkjet printer to do the photos (as suggested by Heidi Swapp on her blog for the invites that she created), but since this was for my daughter's WEDDING, for crying out loud.  I'm SUPER picky and did NOT want to have any printer "banding" visible at ALL in the photo.  I had a local printing service (Heath at MasterLab Photo in Murray, Utah) print out the photos for me.  They came out BEAUTIFULLY (also primarily due to the master photography of Christie Berube - Christie Q Photography).  The photos were printed at 7"x7".   After running the photos through my LASER printer for the wording, I THEN ran each photo through the Minc laminator with some rose gold foil.  In person these look absolutely GORGEOUS (if I do say so myself!!)!!



I created a fold using my Simply Scored tool to make a faint score line 2" from the right-hand side, so that the finished invite measures 5"x7" once it is folded.  I also used my handy-dandy corner rounder on all four corners (I used it once the invite was folded ... and just had to punch the corners on the far-right side by themselves ... does that make sense???)




I used the now-retired MDS (yeah, I am one of THOSE people who canNOT let go of it!!) to created the file with the wording on it ... made it VERY easy!

Here is what the invite looks like from the back side ... I ordered some rose gold spiral clips to hold the flap closed so I could put the special "invites" behind the flap created.  I was able to create the inserts using MDS as well ... and they were ALSO run through the Minc laminator with the rose gold foil.  Was SOOOOO grateful for my handy-dandy SU paper trimmer to get them cut JUST RIGHT!!
See???? Aren't they caYOOT??? I can't tell you how happy I was with how they turned out.  And Quinn and Amelia??? They kept looking at them and making comments like, "Look how cute we are!" and "These are SO classy looking!"  They made me smile BIG TIME about it!!!

Stamps: None
Paper: Photo Paper and 24 lb. White Coverstock
Ink: LaserJet Black
Fonts:  King Basil Lite (Script for Quinn & Amelia's names), Ginora Sans (for the remaining text)
Accessories: Project Life Corner Rounder Punch, Simply Scored, Paper Trimmer, Rose Gold Spiral Paper Clips, My Digital Studio

I guess I have NO excuse to NOT clean up my house ... my craft room ... and the inside of my car, right???? Wedding is OVER!!! I think I need a trip to Disneyland ...

Click "Back" for Melissa Stout and "Next" for Amy O'Neill ... Brilliant-brilliant-BRILLIANT!!


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Monday Montage #92

Marvelous Monday Montage!!! And I'm just about 12 days away from my daughter's wedding day!!! AAAAAaaaack!!! I will be SO happy to to the actual wedding day ... that way I will have done everything that can or WILL get done and I can just sit back and enjoy!! (Wait ... the sit back part is probably not until a couple of days AFTER the wedding is over ...)



I have been feeling in a SUPER creative black hole lately. I sit and stare at my craft supplies and WILL them to make themselves into something ... and they don't ... sigh. So I've been perusing the interwebz looking for something new. Or something old that LOOKS new. Which is where I came up with this nifty accordion fold card. I guess I have never seen this before! So it was very fun to make!

Stamps: Little Cuties
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Tasty Treats  DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Botanical Buildings Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder Punch, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Pearl Basics, Mini Stapler

Just an observation ... WHY is it that the parents (ok, the MOM) of the bride does MOST of the work for the wedding ... and pays for most of the stuff for the wedding ... and the BRIDE gets to go on a VACATION when it's all said and done???? Seems kinda unfair, don't it???

In the mean time, click "Back" for Melissa Stout and "Next" for Amy O'Neill ... LOVELOVELOVE!!!


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Fab Friday #111

Happy Fab Friday, my friends!!! I have spent SO much time in my car the past several days! My daughter lives almost an hour away. And trying to do weddings stuffs with someone who is an hour away is not always the easiest of things. So I drive ... and drive and drive and drive. Now I need a NAP!!!

Here's my card for this week's sketch challenge. I didn't even end up putting ANY stamped images on it ... not ONE!!! Truth be told, I had to pick my daughter up at the train station VERY early this morning ... and this card was something I did on the fly (code for "in a hurry"). I didn't feel like it needed an actual sentiment, anyway!

Stamps: NONE!
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Tasty Treats DSP
Ink: NONE!
Accessories: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, White Jute Ribbon, Blushing Bride Sequin Trim









Pretty straight forward ...











Here's a link to the Fab Friday Challenge Blog so you can play along:

Fab Friday Challenge Blog

Check out the Fab blogs of my fellow Fab Friends:

Mindy Backes
Cindy Beach
Heather Heroldt
Brian King
Amy Koenders
Justin Krieger
Amanda Mertz
Brenda Myers
Jan Tinklenberg

I shall now go and THINK about taking a nap whilst I am juggling cats and trying to clean my house, do laundry and work on wedding stuffs!

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Paper Craft Crew - PCC #241

Happy Paper Craft Crew Day!!! I cannot even BEGIN to tell you how much I "miss" doing my "several-times-a-week" paper crafting!! I am ever-so-thankful for my blog hop teams, like the Paper Craft Crew, who are keeping me with at least my little TOE in it!!! Wedding is less than three weeks away ... AAAAAAACK!!! THEN I can clean my house ... clean my crafty space ... and get back on some sorta "normal" schedule ... whatever the heck THAT means!!

I LUUUURRRRVE this little bumble bee!!! I mean, seriously??? Could he "bee" any cuter???? I think not!!! And then, of course, I also had to add the hexagon textured background ... because ... HONEYCOMB!!!! Spring is really happening!!! This was the longest freakin' winter of ALL TIME!!! I didn't think it was EVER going to give up!!! SHEESH!

Stamps: Lift Me Up
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Neutrals DSP Stack, Silver Foil
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits (I think these are my most FAVE framelits right now!), Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Gold Sequin Trim, Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder











Great layout!!!










Here's a link to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge so you can play along:

Paper Craft Crew #241

Next step for the wedding??? Finishing up the cookies/boxes for wedding favors! I WILL get this DONE!!! And then I will take the longest nap of ALL TIME!!!

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