The 80’s Ladies

I live in the same small town I grew up in and have maintained a close relationship with some very special women that I graduated high school with.  Here comes the confessional, we graduated in 1980 and we have dubbed ourselves “The 80’s Ladies”. 
The 80’s Ladies
Sally, Denise, Kim, Laura, Tina, Jeannie M.
(Lisa & Jeannie L. are missing from the photo)
 I treasure the friendships we have maintained throughout the years.  We get together for dinner about every 6-8 weeks to catch up on what’s new in each others lives.  
We go through different stages in our lives… we’re getting engaged stage, getting married stage, having babies stage, sending our babies off to kindergarten stage and to college stage and where most of us are now…
the empty nester stage and so on…
Most recently some of “the ladies” have had the joy of their daughters’ getting engaged to some wonderful young men.  My friend Laura is deep into the planning of her daughter Jocelyn’s wedding.  Jocelyn and her fiancé Ben met at the Wisconsin State Fair back when they were in 4-H and are planning a 
May 2014 wedding. 
With Jocelyn’s vision of a State Fair themed wedding, she designed and Laura and I executed the Save the Date cards that recently went out.  Jocelyn has some wonderful ideas for the rest of her wedding décor and I’m excited to help out where I can with that.

Stencil with Tape

The final card in my last Christmas Stamp-a-stack featured stenciling with the Delicate Details Lace Tape.  I attached a piece of the details tape on the Very Vanilla card stock then sponged over it using Crumb Cake ink and a sponge.  Next I carefully peeled the tape off the card to reveal a soft and delicate stenciled image on the card stock.  I added some of the crochet trim and Champaign Glitter Paper for a vintage feel.  I made this card before the Endless Wishes stamp set sold out.  When we did this card at class I substituted the smallest snowflake from festive Flurry and it was stunning.
Stamp:            Joy to the World c-131799 w-131796
Ink:                Crumb Cake 126975
Paper:             Crumb Cake 120953
                      Very Vanilla 101650
                      Champaign Glitter 127885
Accessories:     Victoria Crochet Trim 118481
                      Delicate Details Lace Tape130966
                      Sponge 101610
                      Dimensionals 104430 

Happy Little Tree

Two rows of Delicate Details Lace Tape and some fun designer series paper create the backdrop for the happy little Christmas tree. 
Stamp:            Color Me Christmas c-131745 w-131742
Ink:                Jet Black Stazon 101406
Markers:         Real red 100052
                      Gumball Green (Incolor Pack) 126856
                      Daffodil Delight 119677
                      Early Espresso 119680
Paper:             Gumball Green 126840
                      Whisper White100730
                      Real Red 102482
                      Incolor DSP Paper Stacks 130137
Accessories:     Big Shot 113439
                      Chalk Talk Framelits 129983
                      Label Collection Framelits 125598
                      Gumball Green Stitched Ribbon 126848
                      Delicate Details Lace Tape130966
                      Dimensionals 104430