Sunday, June 24, 2012

Engagement time!!

I am not really good with special occasions, but I just HAD to make a card for Leah.  Three years ago, Leah  (a young lady I've known since she was a baby...a month older than my Emma, almost 21) invited my daughter to a Stampin Up party.  Emma came home with 3 amazing cards she had made.  And although I had given up stamping and card making 5 or 6 years earlier and given everything away, I felt the passion reignite when I saw those cards!!  Every time Leah will come to the house, I have her pick a bunch of cards to take home...always telling her, "If it weren't for you, Leah, I wouldn't be having so much fun doing something that I love, and getting to know so many wonderful people through this craft!  I was at a party yesterday and saw Leah's mom and she told me that Leah was going to get engaged today(Leah didn't know it:)!)...but by the time this posts, Leah will be engaged, so I HAD HAD HAD to make Leah an engagement card, as they will be having a party for them tonight....
I will tell you...I had some inspiration for this card from a stamp as I was pondering what to do...
A Stampin Up stamp from 2002 Mini Mates.   I had some really shiny, glossy silver paper from Michael's and used my 1" and 3/4" punches and made the ring...a few of them and layered them.  I had some rhinestone hearts and   I used a die that is a stem for the flowers(pictured at the top of the die above), but ran it through with some of the silver paper , cut and made the little sparkles coming from the rhinestone heart...like the stamp(I tried markers and embossing...nothing looked as nice).  Used a Paper Smooches sentiment stamped in Melon Mambo for some bright, happy color!!
 Love you, Leah!!!
EDIT a day later***Leah DID say YES:)!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

8 comments:

  1. This is a fun card - love all the bling. Certainly hope she said yes! lol! Best wishes!

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  2. What a lovely card, I'm sure Leah and her fiance will really appreciate it.

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  3. You come up with the greatest ideas! Another one for my faves! Thanks!

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  4. Ahhh...I'm sure Leah will love this!!

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  5. This is great! I always wonder what I can do with that shiny paper I bought forever ago. :) Thanks for the idea!

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  6. Perfect engagement ring! She will love this card, especially coming from you as obviously she appreciates your fine art!

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  7. Perfect card. I'm sure she loved it. x

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  8. Thanks, Lisa, for the picture of your "stems" die! Found it on Amazon! Hope to be lucky enough to make a card like this one day!! You are so ingenious!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa