End of Lovely Romance Week

Well, we’re at the end of Lovely Romance week.  So what do you think about this set?  It definitely isn’t one I would normally choose, as it isn’t my normal style.  But I have enjoyed using it, and I have even grown to love the coordinating dsp, Venetian Romance.  It has such beautiful colors and it’s very different from the other offerings.

This is my 3-D project for the Convention display boards for this suite of products.  I used one of the Kraft Gift Boxes for it.

Lovely Romance Display 3d

This is such a fun girly box.  I love all of the lace and ruffles on it.  And these colors are so pretty together.

So what’s up for the next week?  Well, the ten Artisan Finalists who were not selected for the design team are doing a blog hop and it starts tonight.  We’ll be showing our ten projects which we submitted for the contest.  It seems like it was so long ago when we made them, and it has been hard to not share them until now.  I hope you’ll come check them out.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Lovely Romance with a Big Bow — FabFri24

It’s time for another Fab Friday challenge!  And this week we have a soft and pretty color challenge for you.

I am in love with these colors!  And when I saw them, I knew they’d be perfect for a Lovely Romance card to go along with my theme week.

Lovely Romance Big Bow

I really like the Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, and it ties so beautifully.  I couldn’t resist adding a big, impractical bow to this card.  🙂

I hope you’ll join us at Fab Friday this week.  Go check out what the other designers made with these beautiful colors at the Fab Friday site.

Enjoy your Friday!  Come back tomorrow and I’ll have my favorite Lovely Romance project for you.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Lovely Romance, Viola’s Lace (wheel)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Venetian Romance dsp
Embellishments:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Pistachio Pudding 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim, Vintage Faceted Designer Button, Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread, Apothecary Accents framelits

Lovely Romance Meets Beautifully Baroque

Lovely Romance Display 3I think the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder goes so well with the Lovely Romance set.  For this Convention display sample, I embossed the Basic Gray card stock and then used a sponge dauber to gently apply Whisper White craft ink to the raised surfaces.

When we got our boxes of supplies with which to make the samples back in May, we didn’t receive the new In-Color markers, and we couldn’t order them yet because they weren’t included on the pre-order supplies.  I knew I wanted to color this pretty stamp with Strawberry Slush, so I stamped it twice — once in Strawberry Slush and once in Pool Party, and then fussy cut out the Strawberry Slush part.  It’s much easier to use markers!

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!


Little Lovely Romance — FMS 98

It’s Wednesday, and the amazing Jen Mitchell has a fun sketch for us at Freshly Made Sketches:

I decided to make a little 3″x 3″ note card for this sketch, and since I’m having Lovely Romance week, I used the Lovely Romance stamp set.  I also used one of the new envelope liner dies — very fun!

Romantic 3 x 3I hope you’ll join in this challenge.  You can check out what the other designers made at the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!


A Double Dose of Lovely Romance

I have two cards for you today that I made for the Convention display boards using the Lovely Romance stamp set and the coordinating Venetian Romance suite.

Lovely Romance Display 4With this first card, I made a 6-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ card.  I stamped two of the medallion images repeatedly with Versamark ink and then embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I added one of my favorite dsp patterns from this suite, and added some ribbon, Island Indigo card stock, and paper piercing, as well as a Pistachio Pudding Boutique Detail.  The sentiment is from Loving Thoughts.

Lovely Romance Display 2With this next card, I used the Viola’s Lace wheel to stamp on the card base.  I then layered on some of the Victoria 5/8″ Crochet Trim and Pistachio Pudding 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim.  I did some fussy cutting with the stamped images and added some embellishments, and called it a day.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!



My Favorite Scrapbook Page

Of all the scrapbook pages I made for the convention display boards, I think this one is my favorite.  I don’t know if it’s because I really liked the layout and products on this page or if it’s because this is one of my favorite pictures of my littlest one.

Lovely Romance ScrapbookI decided to embrace the bold patterns in the dsp and  let them be the star of the page, so I used a Crumb Cake background and three of the more subtle patterns in the dsp package for the accents.  I cut lots of different sized and different patterned banners and placed them all under a strip of neutral dsp.

Lovely Romance Scrapbook Close Up 1Then I looped some of the Natural 7/16″ Trim on the dsp and used my sewing machine to hold it down.  I then added some buttons and In-Color Boutique Details as embellishments.

Lovely Romance Scrapbook Close Up 2For the page title, I used one of the Apothecary Accents dies to cut the dsp and then placed little Pearl Basic Jewels around it.  I used the fun Remember This and That Rotary
Stamp for the date.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow for two more Lovely Romance projects.



It’s Lovely Romance Week

In addition to the three stamp sets that all convention attendees received, the convention display stampers were also given one of the product suites with which to make several other projects.  We all received different suites, and we didn’t get to choose — it was a surprise.  When I opened my box and saw what my suite was, my first reaction was, “uh-oh.”  Not only was it a vintage-type suite, but it has some pretty wild patterns in the coordinating package of Venetian Romance dsp, and I don’t usually do wild patterns and vintage is always a struggle for me.

But the more I worked with this suite, the more I grew to like it.  It does have some wild dsp patterns, but it also has some really pretty, subtle patterns.  And I love the colors in this suite.  Plus, the stamps are so detailed and beautiful.

Lovely Romance Display 1With this card, I stamped the little medallion stamp with Versamark ink repeatedly, and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I love the look of clear embossing on Very Vanilla.  I wanted a subtle background behind the bold banner strips.  The focal image stamp coordinates with one of the dies in the Chalk Talk framelits set.  I added some of the luscious Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim, and some pearls and lace.

Blog Candy Winner

I truly enjoyed reading every one of the 122 comments left for the blog candy.  It was very uplifting to read all of the kind words and encouragement.  I used Random.org to generate a random number to select the winner.


Missy Smith says:

Happy bogaverary! I am SO HAPPY that you decided to have a blog because I absolutely love it! You are such an inspiration! Your work is AWESOME! And just to think you didn’t think anyone would visit is so CRAZY! I subscribed to your blog the moment I found you and I haven’t been disappointed yet! You are so talented and we need to see your creativity daily!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it all with us! It puts a smile on my face each day! I can’t wait to see what the next year brings! Again thank you for all you do and for the chance to win an awesome giveaway! Good luck to all!


Congratulations, Missy!  Please email me with your mailing address (click on the “email me” widget on the right sidebar), and I will get your prize out to you right away.

Enjoy your Sunday, and come back tomorrow and I’ll have another Lovely Romance project for you.  Thanks for stopping by!

I Think You are Amazing

You are Amazing

The Lovely Romance set has some pretty vintage-style images, and I love this sentiment stamp in the set, which coordinates with one of the Chalk Talk framelits.  I thought the Fancy Fan embossing folder goes so well with this set, so I used it along the bottom of this card.

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Lovely Romance
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Gray
Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Venetian Romance dsp
Embellishments:  Chalk Talk framelits, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Victoria 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels, Fancy Fan embossing folder