Tuesday, January 4, 2011

White Wedding Wishes


Happy New Year everyone :)  It seems like forever since I've been able to stamp and blog and I have missed it and you!!

Trusting you all had a fabulous Christmas and were able to have a little down time amidst the busy season.  We hosted a small group this year - my wonderful in-laws (really, they are fabulous and I love them to death) and my mom.  My brother and wife were hosting for her family so they came out after Christmas for a visit.  Lots of great food cooked by hubby (I was a very busy sues chef!), puzzle making (looooove puzzles and only indulge in them over Christmas), playing and competing on the Wii with the kids, jammie days and some wonderful family time.  Then it was on to visiting friends we don't get to see very often over the course of the year as they live a bit further out.  Love friendships that you can walk back into after months of  not seeing each other and it's as if time has never passed.  That being said, today I am blissfully enjoying some quiet, alone time in my stamp room - oh happy, happy, joy, joy LOL!


I had a fabulous beginning to my New Year this past Sunday when I discovered I was this week's Featured Stamper over on Splitcoast Stampers!!!  So many wonderful stampers have CASEd (copy and share everything) a card and it has been so wonderful seeing their creations and being able to leave comments and thanks for all those who are participating this week.  

Today was a slow start as my mojo is still on vacation LOL!  Rather than battle with DPs for the panels, I opted to go with a white on white card.  Yes, a total wimp out, I know, but that is about all I could coax out of my tired little creative gene this morning.  I shamelessly used my Swiss Dots crutch, and created a wedding card by using this fabulous sentiment from Verve's Because of You set.  A leaf from Verve's Dream Big set, a touch of bling to fill in the sentiment panel, and some ruffled, silver ribbon brought it all together.  Nothing too fancy, and not even sure I like it, but it is a start and I look forward to getting back into the swing of stamping. 

Sweet Michelle just told me my card qualifies for this week's Moxie Fab challenge so I'm adding the link and a picture of the inspiration piece - this gorgeous wedding cake!  A white wedding card for a white wedding cake - perfect :)  

Thanks so much for popping in today and I look forward to sharing a wonderful 2011 with you :)




What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Because of You, Dream Big
Paper:  White
Ink:  Black, Silver
Accessories:  Labels 14 Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, 5/8" Sheer Silver Ribbon, Silver Brads, Silver Half Pearls, Dimensionals

33 comments:

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Marisa, it's gorgeous. You didn't wimp out at all, the embossed panels and the silver are such beautiful touches. What a lovely card!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card Marisa!!! sounds like your Christmas break was wonderful, full of all the things it should be, family, fun, relaxing and of course good food!!! Happy New Year!!!

Katina said...

Such a beautiful, elegant and stylish card Marisa! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family, as I did too - don't you just feel so lucky?! I'm so looking forward to seeing all your creations in 2011! Happy New Year! xxxx

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! LOVE LOVE LOVE the white and silver! So elegant!

Vickie Z said...

Glad you had wonderful holidays and now have time to stamp!! Personally I don't think the MOJO is gone. Love the white/gray-silver combo!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Are you kidding me?!! This is drop dead gorgeous! If that's wimping out, bring on more wimpy creations - lol! In fact, I want to CASE this idea! So glad you had a super time over the holidays!

Benzi said...

Marisa, I'm with you...it is good to be back stamping with friends. A big congrats on being FS this week and I'm glad I was finally able to case one of your lovely cards. It has been a rather hectic week and I've really gotten behind.

Oh, I meant to do Swiss Dots on the card I cased
but would you believe my Swiss Dots folder came apart? It also didn't work so well after that...so just pretend I put them on there. LOL

I need a wedding card and have never made one. Maybe I'll get it done and maybe I'll buy one at the store. Shhhh

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

This is just stunning! It would also work for Cath's Moxie Fab challenge from today!! Go enter it!

Sue Kohler said...

Happy new year, I hope you celebrated in style!! This is fabulous marisa, the sentiment is beautiful and I love all the white and the dots!! :)

Aimes said...

Now this is seriously beautiful! Totally not a whimp out at all. I adore the texture and purity of it all!
Y'know I'm wishing I held on posting the wedding card I made recently on my blog because it'd sooooooo go with the Trigger ;D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous in white with touches of gray and silver! Just beautiful, Marisa! Happy New Year!

Julie said...

Just absolutely gorgeous....not sure where you think your mojo is!! I soooo need that nestie set too!

Melisa Hunter said...

This is so gorgeous. Love the white on white with the touches of gray. It's so elegant. The silver half pearls are a very pretty touch. This is definitely NOT wimping out!

Angela said...

What a beautiful card Marisa. Very simple and elegant. Love it :)

peggy gatto said...

simply beautiful!

Maureen said...

love the inspiration photo...your card looks just yummy!!! Love that sentiment in that labels die :) Sometimes monochromatic is soooo elegant :)

Emily Keaton said...

Marisa, it sounds like you had a WONDERFUL holiday break with your family. Such fun! I can relate to the "ah . . . " feeling, though, of getting back into a normal groove and being ready for a little "me" time. This card is gorgeous! I love all the white and the pretty long shape of the card. Oh, and do I spy {lots of} dots???? ;)

sarahw said...

A truly beautiful card!

Kris Turner said...

Absolutely elegant card, Marisa! Love the silver and white, and the sentiment is perfect for a wedding card (or Valentine card...hmmmm). TFS
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Darlene said...

Marisa, I love this white on white card. It so elegant. I love that you used silver as your accent colour - it is just another elegant feature of this beautiful card. I do think your mojo is back from vacation. I have not even tried yet as I've not been well since Jan 1st (great way to start the new year:() As soon as I do get going again I plan to find a card to case in your wonderful gallery even if your official week of being the featured stamper is over. Enjoy your week and congratulations.

baby2u said...

What a lovely tribute to friendship! I love your project!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Stunning and elegant! Love the swiss dot panels!! And your ribbon and sentiment are perfection!! What a beauty!!

Kathy Martin said...

Very pretty wedding card! Love all the whit and polka dot embossing!

Linda Callahan said...

Elegant - Elegant - Elegant! Love the silver ribbon!

Nance said...

Just gorgeous Marisa. So elegant and classy. Big congrats on the SCS featured stamper--so cool but I'm not surprised your creations are an inspiration to many! {{hugs}}

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Love this classy, long card Marisa!! You know I'm a fan of swiss dots and that sentiment is wonderful!!!

Monika Reeck said...

simply but adoralbe long card Marisa...great take on the Photo inspiration...I just joining Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Challenge too my card is number 49, maybe you would like to see my Blog...many thanks before :) hugs, Monika

Stephi said...

like this card a lot! Very very beautiful

Faye said...

Oh Marisa, this is a lovely card, so elegant. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning & how perfect for Speedy's challenge! Thanks for playing!!

redwasher1 said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Cath said...

Hey Marisa! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

wonderful white creation with a fabulous sentiment........thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends