Monday, May 18, 2009

On Vacation...

Hi Everyone,

I'm having some health problems and need to step away from several things I've taken on. Unfortunately blogging is going to be one of them. I'm not sure when I'll return, possibly August when the kids are back in school.

I'm still going to be paper crafting and hope to actually have more time for myself, my family and the fun creative stuff we all need in our lives.

I'd love it if you'd keep me in your prayers, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Good news! I received a phone call this morning from the bride who's wedding invitations I posted yesterday, she chose the first card for her invitations!

Today's cards are samples for a bride who's getting married in Las Vegas. She wanted something less traditional and her colors are black and fuchsia, she chose flip flops and Hibiscus flowers for her Save The Date magnets. That gave me some ideas to start with and here's what I have so far!
I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder on the pink panel but it's really hard to see in the picture.

Supply List: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. cover, Poptones Razzle Berry 65lb. cover, Pegasus Midnight Black 80lb. cover, Spellbinders Oval & Scalloped Oval dies, Quickkutz Flip Flops die, Stampin' Up! Sincere Salutations, I can't read the name on the Hibiscus Flower stamp anymore, and my computer to print the R.S.V.P. cards and insides of the invitations.
The second card above is also a sample invitation using Black 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon and no rubber stamps. The R.S.V.P. card is identical to the one above.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wedding Invitations

I thought I'd take a moment and do a blog post, I've been working on samples and bids for wedding invitations. I've been asked to make invitations for two weddings that are on the same day but in different cities.

I'd forgotten how much work it is calculating the cost of all the supplies needed and trying to figure out how to get paid for my time too!

I delivered three samples with bids to my first bride yesterday afternoon. The first card above I think is my favorite, it's simple and clean and I hopefully won't go crazy mass producing 350 of them.
The second card pictured above is just a step up from the first one, I added a layer and used a different Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Supplies Used for the first two cards: Neenah CC Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. cover stock, Dark Purple, Cuttlebug Swirls & Elegant embossing folders, Just Rite Stampers Monogram alphabet, and a Copic marker.
The third sample above has more layers and I used more dies. I added one more paper color using a lighter purple from the same source as the dark purple for a good match. The dies I used are Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle and the hearts are a Quickkutz die, the embossing folder is Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug. I think I've used it a bit too much lately!

For the R.S.V.P. cards I used the same Cuttlebug embossing folder as the invitation, drew a line with a Copic marker to create a border and embossed the top section in an effort not to create more bulk, work or expense.

I'm taking a mental health day! I'm waiting on one stamp to arrive in the mail from my other bride to finish up the R.S.V.P. cards. Last night I was browsing Digital Stamps at a bunch of different web sites, I bought a few so today I'm going to color them and see what I can make. I have the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge and Sketch Challenge in front of me and I can't wait to be ... gonestampin!

Have a fabulous day~

Sunday, May 3, 2009

We Have A Wedding Date!

My cards today were a project I had the privilege of making last week for a special outreach the Parker Ministerial Society is doing. They are actually envelopes that will hold papers and other information. I had the opportunity to use my collection of "Plain Jane's" by Verve Visual, I also experimented with a bunch of the Cuttlebug embossing folders I've collected. Once I found a sketch I liked it was fast and fun to mass produce twenty four of these in assorted colors with different bible verses. It's sometimes a good thing to obsess over things and need to see them in several different colors!
It's a busy time around here, I made 40 Christening invitations before the Ministry envelopes. My oldest son called yesterday and put me in contact with a friend that needs 350 wedding invitations. I have a prospective job in the works for 100 wedding invitations and both of the weddings are on the same day. Hmmm, we'll see how this all works out!

Speaking of weddings... I'm getting married July 4th! Rick asked me to marry him Christmas eve and we've been working on setting a date and decided on the 4th of July. We thought it would be a fun way to celebrate our birthday's - June 30th and July 7th. It's going to be a very small ceremony with no frills, I've done this before and don't think the wedding is what's really important it's the life after the wedding.

I need to go work on those samples of wedding invitations now...