Aug 16 2010

Tropical Party

Whew…the Wedding Reception is OVER and I'm SO thankful it went well.  Other than forgetting to bring containers to put leftover food, I did a pretty good job of remembering everything I had to take to the party house!  And really, other than fruit, we didn't have a lot of extra food left over!  It was a bigger group than I anticipated!  BIG thanks to my friend, Sue, for her help with the food…always a bigger job than you can anticipate!  Everyone raved about the food, so it was a success!  Here is a picture of the happy couple with their wedding cake.


Gosh…I feel like I've been neglecting my Summer Mini stamps since the new catalog came out and now I have the Holiday Mini products in my hands, too!  Since the Summer Mini only runs thru the end of August, today I thought I'd feature Stampin' Up!'s set, Tropical Party, that is one of my favorites!  I followed Mary Jo's Monday's Lunchtime Sketch Challenge (TSSC135) to get me started.


And here is my interpretation:


I thought the words from the stamp set, Level 1 Hostess set, Afterthoughts, was pretty funny with the Coconut Drink image from Tropical Party!  I started with a base of Old Olive cardstock.  I used the umbrella pattern from Island Oasis Designer Paper and layered it on Tempting Turquoise cardstock.  I used another pattern from Island Oasis DSP for the polka dots, then layered that on Old Olive.  I tied the new Pumpkin PIe Taffeta Ribbon around to the front and tied with a knot. 


I inked the Just for You image with Rose Red, then used Tempting Turquoise Marker for the "…so you don't have to share"…words and stamped it on Whisper White.  I layered it on Old Olive.  The coconut drink, I stamped on Whisper White with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, cut it out, then placed it on a 1 3/8 circle of Rose Red cardstock.  Fun!


New Designer Paper and Ribbon Shares going on now!  Find more information HERE!

With the new catalog, Stampin' Up! has introduced a lot of new ribbon colors!  So, I thought it was time for more Ribbon Shares.  Each Group of Ribbon will be wrapped around 1-2 pieces of cardstock so your ribbon arrives wrinkle-free and organized.
Also, only one spot remains in the first round of Designer Paper Shares!  Second round will start as soon as first round is full. 



Friday is the last day to submit your application!  We are looking for FOUR Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Members for the next session of Create with Connie and Mary, featuring the Holiday Mini!  We'd love to have you apply!  If you applied last time, try again!  We had so many great applications last time it was very hard to choose!  You can find out more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!

3 People have left comments on this post

Aug 16, 2010 - 10:08:49
Rose Kerry said:

Connie, your card is so stinkin' cute!!!  Just fun to look at.  And the wedding couple look beautiful, I've got that to look forward to myself in 10 months! 

Aug 17, 2010 - 12:08:31
Sharna R. said:

Hi Connie,
I love this card it is so lovely and bright, Brights are my favorite 

Aug 17, 2010 - 09:08:30

I was just thinking the same thing about summer mini stamps. This is a great card.  And what a wonderful picture of the new couple.  Wow, her dress is stunning and they certainly make a beautiful looking couple.  If they have kids they will be adorable!  Congratulations on a successful reception.  Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge too!