Saturday, March 5, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy!

What a week it's been! Classes, card-making, and fun, culminating in my daughter and new son-in-law's wedding dinner shindig last night. Since this is a second marriage for both of them, they opted for a private ceremony at the court house yesterday afternoon, with friends and family gathering later at Urbn (tasty pizza!) to celebrate. No big white wedding with gown and tuxedo and cake for them! Been there, done that already.
The happy couple
So, there we were last night, stuffed with salad, pizza, and beer, and suddenly we hear hoots and clapping.  I looked down the table, and the bride and groom had produced their wedding "cake".
Mind you, that is no ordinary candle on top. It's a Lotus flower that opens up to reveal a sparkler!
Now, that's my kind of wedding cake! Since, I'm not overly fond of cake, this was perfect!
Oh, and here is the card I made for the happy couple. I CASEd this card, changing many of the elements.
First of all, the card is 4½ x 6¼.  Since I didn't have the Wedding Sweet stamp set, the Bridesmaid Specialty DSP (retired) was embossed with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate to replicate the swirls. Brushed Gold was substituted for the So Saffron to give more of a formal look, and the rhinestones were left off because it really didn't fit the bride's and groom's personalities. Oh, and a mat was added behind the oval-punched Night of Navy striped DSP to make it pop more.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great weekend!!!


  1. Congratulations! What a wonderful reason to celebrate! Your card is really pretty too! I'm sure they loved it!

  2. Gorgeous card! And congratulations to you and the happy couple!

  3. I'm totally in on the simple wedding--that's what we did..although I did have an ivory dress.

    Love the card--very elegant, but I love that candle even more!

  4. Congratulations new mom-in-law (again). Looks like a great time!

  5. This card is so pretty and it looks like you and your family had a great party with the newlyweds! Congratulations!

  6. What a fun way to celebrate their wedding! Congratulations to you all :) And that card is simply divine! Love how you embossed the vanilla patterned paper.


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