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Just Like Heaven

Just Like Heaven
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Yesterday, I attended a bridal shower for a co-worker friend and a wedding reception for another friend. It was a very busy, but rewarding day. My co-worker friend and I have some overlapping music tastes, including a love for The Cure and Depeche Mode. She impressed me by mentioning that she’d love to incorporate some Cure songs in her wedding music, so I made a mental note of that. So last month, I designed this card in the Penultimate app with my stylus and iPad. My cards never turn out exactly like my sketches, but they’re always very similar to what I was thinking. It’s fun to create art from a sketch of an idea.

May Your Wedding Be Just Like Heaven
I cut the silhouette of the wedding couple with my Cricut Explore machine and snipped the ponytail off the bride’s head because my friend has super short, adorable blonde hair and I wanted the couple to resemble them. While I didn’t add glasses and a beard to the grom, my friend appreciated the card all the same. At first I tried to make a tiny hair barrette like she wears, but it didn’t look right so a sparkly headband became the answer!

rosette ribbon dress
With some magic Scor-Tape, I used some of my beloved retired Close to My Heart rosette ribbon to add length and bridal flair to the paper dress. The background paper came from the retired CTMH paper packet “Skylark.” It’s double-sided, so I used the stripes for the background and the more solid side for the pennant. I used a black journaling pen to draw stitches around the rectangle, then I wrote the sentiment on the pennant and attached it to the card with adhesive and sparkly silver washi tape. Of course, the bride needed a sparkly ring, so I attached a sticky gem to her dainty hand!

Alpaca / Just Like Heaven
The bride and groom have an inside joke and a fondness for alpacas, so I wanted to play into that by adding in a cut-out alpaca. I cut him with the Cricut Explore, smudged the edges with CTMH Desert Sand ink, and festooned his neck with a CTMH bow tie sticker from the new La Rose en Vie (coming soon!) collection.

 
The inside of the card was hand-written, and if you’re not familiar with The Cure, one of their all-time biggest hits is the 1987 song “Just Like Heaven,” which piqued at #40 on the Billboard charts in 1988. It was written by Robert Smith about his fiancee, Mary Poole, who appears toward the end of the video in a white bridal gown. I think this is why I’ve seen a handful of women dressed in bridal gowns whenever I attend a Cure concert.

 
My wish for my friends is for her and her future husband to have a perfect, beautiful and lovely wedding next month, and as Pink Martini sings… to never stop falling in love! <3

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As Seen in Cricut Magazine

As Seen in Cricut Magazine
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I am so honored to have been selected once again to have my art featured in a Northridge Publishing magazine! Just before my mini album was about to be published in Cricut Mini Albums, I was contacted by the copy editor and asked to submit a card for the June 2014 issue of Cricut Magazine! This was so exciting for me because I have been a customer of the original Cricut Magazine since its debut a few years ago and now MY art was going to be in a magazine! They’ve since gone digital, but I am still a customer and I love the inspiring ideas found in each colorful digital publication.

Mr. and Mrs. Card for Cricut Magazine

Mr. and Mrs. Card for Cricut Magazine

I couldn’t mail them the original card they’d found on my blog because I had made it for a couple who was married March 2013. I was in the middle of a craft room re-design and boxes were packed up everywhere. I didn’t have all the supplies needed to create the card, so I placed a rush order from my Close to My Heart website and when it arrived, I recreated the card that was requested. 95% of the supplies used are from Close to My Heart and I used paper and stickers from the retired For Always collection.

Here’s a picture of my card submission with the blog post Northridge Publishing found when they requested it.

Mr and Mrs card replica with the original blog post

Mr and Mrs card replica with the original blog post

When submitting a card for publication, they request detailed step-by-step instructions; a photo of the finished piece; and the original art.

Submitting my card for Cricut Magazine

Submitting my card for Cricut Magazine

Here are the pictures of my card as they appear in the June 2014 issue of Cricut Magazine. I’m so excited!!

Cricut Magazine - June 2014 issue

My card is featured in the Table of Contents page!!

My card is featured in the Table of Contents page!!

My CTMH Mr and Mrs card featured in Cricut Magazine

My CTMH Mr and Mrs card featured in Cricut Magazine

My CTMH "For Always" Mr and Mrs Card - Photographed by Northridge Publishing

My CTMH “For Always” Mr and Mrs Card – Photographed by Northridge Publishing

Thank you for reading my blog!! I’ve been so busy creating art and meals that I haven’t had a chance to blog. I plan to add more new blog posts soon because it’s fun to share what I’ve been working on.

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