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May 18, 2011

Casual Fridays #2

Well hi there blogland!  WOW it's been a really long time since my last post!  This month of May has so SO much going on that I really haven't had much time for crafting!  Luckily, I've finally found a little time and I'm SO excited to play along with my first challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays!  This week's challenge was Buttons and Twine:

Both buttons and twine are two things that I really enjoy putting on my cards, so here's what I came up with:

How cute is that background stamp?  It's a Studio G cling stamp and I couldn't wait to ink it up!  Then I colored the flowers with copics, and created the center focal point!  I thought it would be fun to make little "balloon buttons" using some Divine Twine and buttons from my stash!  I then made the button and twine border to finish off the card!

=)  In other news, my Father-in-Law got remarried over the weekend!  Basically, they've been together since I've known my hubby, and we've all always considered ourselves one big happy family!  It was nice to just finally make it official!  They got married at a lighthouse in Annapolis (it was an amazing ceremony filled with both families' cultures - Irish and Persian) and we all got to have a part.  It was super special and the entire weekend was filled with a lot of love and blessings. 

As part of their wedding gift, I made their wedding announcements!  Here's what they looked like:
I really had a great time doing this for them, and they absolutely loved them!  They displayed them at the reception and used a picture of it for their u-stream of the wedding!  Needless to say, making 70 of these has consumed my every crafty minute for a good while, but it was ABSOLUTELY worth it!  =)

Ok, that's it from here!  Have a splendiforous day! 


  1. Yay Kristy! I'm so glad you came to play with us! Your card is so cute and so sweet! Just a darling twine frame :) Congratulations to your FIL! So special that you made the announcements for them :) Glad to have you with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Love the idea of the twine and button frame - really clever use of those elements in your design!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - hope you'll join us again!!

  3. Love the coloring on kraft card stock! The frame of twine is lovely! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. What a sweet twine frame with the buttons! Those colored flowers look fab on the kraft cardstock :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. This is such a refreshing card. I love those soft subtle colors stamped on kraft and your frame is super! So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. What a fun whimsical card!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. What a darling card, Kristy! And those wedding announcements you made are just lovely. What a wonderful crafty gift you were able to give the newlyweds!!