Sunday, February 19, 2012


Another busy week has come to an end.  Hopefully next week I will have time to catch up with my "wify duties."  I had to chuckle to myself when I typed "wify" because it made me think of all the letters my grandmother saved when she was dating and after she married my grandfather.  Those were the good days when everybody "wrote" letters to each other and you saved them to re-read over and over again as you got older (I still have a few of mine from old boyfriends, don't you??).  Anyway, back to my story.  Every letter my grandfather sent started out with "Dear Wify."  He didn't use that term as a nickname in the letter or elsewhere, only in his greeting.  I always thought that was so romantic.  The good news is that I don't have to do much cleaning (wify duties), as I got that all done Friday before I had class today (one of the reasons I do classes in my house is so I will get my house clean!!).  Just tons of bookwork, filing, taxes, bill paying, etc. (the really nasty stuff!!).

Right now, I am going to show you a few more projects I did for Ronda's Sale-a-bration Event.  In case you forgot, I featured the Attic Boutique Product Suite, from Stampin' Up's Occasions Mini Catalog in my presentation.  Today I have pictures of what I call my "Blushing Bride Ensemble." 

My BFF, Eva, sent me this mini wood kit to put together, so of course I used Stampin' Ups' gorgeous new Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper and 3/8" Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon to cover it prior to gluing the box together. I then added a little of our Tea Stain to give it the vintage victorian look.  Of course I needed to match it up with the little note card box, using the same paper and matching Rue Des Fleurs Stamp Set and Adorning Accents Edgelit Die.  This is a "keeper" to hang on my studio wall!!  Thank you Eva!!

Up close picture of one of the note cards.

And of course, I needed some beautiful Blushing Bride roses to go with the beautiful designer paper!!  These cardstock roses only took minutes to make with Stampin' Ups' Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (using Blushing Bride cardstock and sprayed with the new Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz) for the rosebuds and the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die for the leaves.

I loved this card when I first saw it done by Lisa Hensley.  Again, it features the Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper, Rue Des Fleurs Stamp Set, Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz and 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon, Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die, and Vintage Trinkets Brads.   I used Blushing Bride Classic Ink to color the umbrella stamped image using SU's Blender Pens.

This idea came from a card made by Karen Squires.  Products include:  Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper; Soft Suede, Whisper White, and Blushing Bride Cardstock; Rue Des Fleurs Stamp Set; Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die (which was cut down to make smaller); Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch; Boho Blossoms Punch; Twitterpated Designer Buttons; Stampin' Up Markers; and White Baker's Twine.   I used Blushing Bride Classic Ink to color the umbrella stamped image using SU's Blender Pens.
Well it is now 2 a.m. and I keep falling asleep so that's all for now.  I still have a few more projects from the event to show you but it will have to wait until next post.

Until next time,
"Let the weak say, 'I am strong.' " -- Joel 3:10
"Lord, I have nothing to offer today but weakness.  You are the Creator, and I ask You to create in me the energy I need to meet my obligations."  --  Daniel Schantz


  1. cute, cute, cute just my style. want everything!!! These are all so cool but I like the card from Lisa Hensley the best very different. Will be caseing this one for sure plus some of the others, good job Sandi am envious.

  2. Oh my goodness! This is all just DARLING!!!! I love, love, LOVE that little wood stand. Too cute for words!

  3. I'm going to have to try the roses again. Your's are so beautiful. And I'll be watching all of the little wood crafts to see if there's a little shelf somewhere just waiting for me. Lynn

  4. It was so worth the wait to see all of these, I knew it would be. Would love to know how to make those gorgeous roses.