Friday, March 29, 2013

Celebrating PSA Essentials...plus a Giveaway!


Today PSA Essentials is celebrating with a Designer Past and Present Blog Hop and I was so flattered to be included in this fun event. If you are here from the fabulous Julia Aston's blog, you are in the right place. If you get side-tracked, simply check out the blog list at the end of this post and get hoppin'!
I wanted to share my favorite project that I created using PSA Essentials, which was a wine-country wedding ensemble.


I began by choosing a central image that I would focus on that would tie everything together, along with a color scheme. I fell in love with this elegant bee image from PSA Essentials's Country Home set. I'm pretty old-school when it comes to weddings, so I wanted an elegant look. I love how lush and green a winery looks in summertime and paired some green with a rich cream for my colors.


I also created a coordinating 'thank you' card for the bride and groom to use after the event, continuing the bee image, which I stamped and punched out with an oval punch. The threaded ribbon, too, is repeated throughout, as is the lovely dry-embossed background of swirls and flourishes.


As this "wedding" takes place on a gorgeous vineyard in Napa Valley, I thought it only fitting that the table toppers be wine bottles, which would be easy to cover with the same image and embossed cardstock and ribbon as I have going already. The place cards match as well, and I found these cute memo holders, which I simply covered with coordinating cardstock.


My final reception piece is a favor box (always a favorite item at a good party!), which I created with a baker's box die from Lifestyle Crafts out of the green cardstock and added the couple's names and the date of the event, complete with the elegant bee and ribbon for each guest to take home. What is inside you might be asking? Well, you'd have to be a guest at this wine country wedding to find out, but my vote would be for chocolate!

Didn't I mention a giveaway? Well, PSA Essentials is giving away of 1 custom stamp, 3 Peel & Stick stamp sets, 2 notecards, 1 alignment tool, 1 black ink, 1 2-color ink, and free shipping (a $150 value!) To enter, simply visit the PSA Stamp Camp blog HERE.

Now, continue on to the uber-talented Jennifer Ingle's blog to continue the hop!

BEAN NOTES
Stamps:  bee image from Country Home set (PSA Essentials)
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!); Classic Cream ( Neenah)
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko)
Tools: Creative Station (Xyron); Oval Punch (EK Success); Hole Punch (Fiskars)
Fibers: Green Satin (Ellen Hutson)
Templates: Flourish Textured Impression Plate (Sizzix)
Font: Edwardian Script (microsoft)


Blog Hop Line Up:
·PSA Stamp Camp: www.psastampcamp.blogspot.com
·Anthonette Chavez: http://chavezdesigns.blogspot.com/
·Jennifer Ingle:  http://justjingle.blogspot.com/
·Ginger Snap Crafts:   http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/
·Cherished Bliss: http://cherishedbliss.com/
·Mad In Crafts: http://www.madincrafts.com/
·PSA Stamp Camp: www.psastampcamp.blogspot.com




5 comments:

Anita Braddock said...

Super Beautiful set. love the Ideas. thanks for sharing your awesome job.

Barb M said...

wonderful! elegant design...i LOVE the bee!

Stephanie said...

These are beautiful! Great job!!

Denise Bryant said...

Very pretty ensemble!

Anthonette said...

Wow, Julia, very impressive!