Tuesday, 21 July 2015

a Venti Pike Place engagement.....

Engagements between two amazing people are always an exciting & wonderful time...and this one is very special because one half of this engaged couple is my little sister, Jessica.

Simon & Jess ~ Seattle June 2015

The other thing that made this engagement amazing is that Simon planned it as a surprise - everyone knew about it for a month before the actual event happened. I'm so very proud of myself for keeping my mouth shut even though I was absolutely bursting with excitement!

The happy couple met for the first time at a Starbucks in Calgary & the plan was to surprise her with a weekend getaway to Seattle & propose at the very first Starbucks at Pike Place Market. All though the actual "popping of the question" didn't happen there it was still very memorable and romantic. 

I knew as soon as I heard the plan of the engagement from Simon that I had to make a Starbucks themed card for them.

I bought this cool Starbucks stamp at Viva Las VegaStamps
 and knew that it would be perfect with the Fresh Brewed Die from Tim Holtz & Sizzix.

I little burlap & die cut words from the Friendship Script thinlits die set finished it off perfectly.

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Viva Las VegaStamps: July ~ a bit o'vintage

Monday, 13 July 2015

be authentic....my Tim Tag for July

I can't believe it not even the middle of July and I am already posting my 
Tim Tag for the month! It's almost like I'm organized or something.
hahahahaha - ya, right!

Check out Tim's tag here - it's very patriotic!

I had to get a little creative because I didn't have the  same stamp set Tim used. 
So I starting flipping through my stamps and founf the sand dollar from the Mini Blueprints 6 set.
This was the first time I tried the new Distress Micro Glaze and I have to say that I love it!

I took me a couple of tries to decide on a colour combination that I liked but I finally settled on blues & greens. I kind of wished the colours turned out a bit darker but over all
 I'm still very happy with the result.
Who wants to go to the beach?!

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Tim Holtz: July Tag  

Emerald Creek Dares - Fall 2015 Designer Call