Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Australia Day!

January 26 marks Australia Day! Well, it's also my older brother's birthday, but who cares about him? :) So, I'm sending a little love from the 50 states down to all of my aussie friends.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What We're Working On: 1/20/10 Courtney & Jon's Wedding Invitations

We shipped out these lovely invitations last week, but just now have the time to share them with you! Courtney started by picking out the Starfish and Seahorse invitation. She wanted a very laid back invitation, so we changed the fonts to reflect her oceanfront wedding.

We also reduced the size of her pocketfold to a 4x6 since she only needed to include an rsvp card.

She decided on a really cute "yes/no" verbage for her rsvp as well. The choices were:
___ Yes! Save ___ beach chairs for us!
___ No! We hate to fly!

I thought that the wedding stamps available thru the usps looked perfect on her rsvp envelopes.

We finished up by creating custom labels for the outer envelopes that included her guests' addresses. This can really save time in the end instead of hand addressing each envelope. They looked great too, because they aren't your plain old Avery labels from the office store. These are actually the same shimmery White Micah stock used for her invitation that was run through a sticker machine to make a label. They create a really stunning effect.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What We're Working On: 1/19/10 Jacqueline & Omur's Wedding Invitations

We were thrilled to create these wedding invitations for our lovely bride Jacqueline in Australia. She is our was our very first aussie bride, however, we know have several of them on the books. Jacqueline's invitations shipped this past weekend, but we couldn't help to share them with you.

She chose the Cute Beach House Wedding Invitation design and just made a few slight adjustments to it. First, we changed the dark Rubelite pink color to a sweet light pink color called Tourmaline. We also did away with the pocket & added white wrap labels on the outer envelopes which we addressed with her guests' addresses. This all made for a very cute piece.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tutorial: Winter Walnut Wreath

I wanted to share an easy project with you that has beautiful results. I took down my Christmas wreath and knew I wanted to put something in it's place. I'm not the traditional "green garland wreath" kind of gal, so I wanted something different. I made a Winter Walnut Wreath.

First, start with 2 pounds of Walnuts.

Then, you'll also need 2 pounds of mixed nuts.

I used a handmade grapevine wreath so that if I had any open spaces, you wouldn't see wood or styrofoam underneath. It gave it a great natural look. Start with the walnuts. Make your way around the wreath using hot glue to attach the Walnuts facing different ways. Then, go back around filling in all the spaces with the mixed nuts. I ended up using a lot of hot glue for this project, so make sure you have plenty on hand.

I added a few skinny blue & white ribbons on it at the end to make it say "winter". However, you could add other colors for other seasons.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Contest: Win Bridesmaid Dresses from Moonlight!

As seen on Wedding Bee, there is a super fun new contest sponsored by Moonlight Bridal for brides-to-be & their maids. Moonlight is known for creating some of the most heavenly bridal wear out there!

The Moonlight Who Wore It Best Contest — where you have the opportunity to win up to 5 bridesmaid dresses from Moonlight’s 2009 Me Too or Val Stefani collections — valued up to $800!

To Enter:

1. Visit a store which carries Moonlight bridal wear, and put together a look from any of their bridal or bridesmaid collection. Find the dress that best flatters your figure and don't forget to accessorize!

2. Upload the photo of your completed look to the Gallery here, and link to it on the Wedding Bee thread here.

The winner will be chosen based upon the overall style and fit of the dress by the Sponsors.

You have until February 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM PST to enter ~good luck!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Alphabet Soup: A is for...

So excited to start this new series!! We're gonna play Alphabet Soup and I want all of you involved! So, let's start at the very beginning. A very good place to start... (ahhh, The Sound of Music - my mother's favorite movie.)
If you'd like to get in on the fun - leave a comment below pointing us to your "B" item.

If you'd like to get in on the fun -
leave a comment below pointing us to your "B" item.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

White Out

We FINALLY got some of the Fluffy Stuff overnight! We usually start getting snow in early November. This year we have had hardly any! We got a few flurries the weekend after Christmas, but no accumulation. We had 2 inches overnight and it's still snowing so we got a bit more coming.

First thing Andy does is run out the door and turn on the Christmas lights that we haven't taken down yet!

Then I spy tracks.

Those would belong to James Kitty. He would be our 25 pound Maine Coon. The breed is designed to withstand the cold. Their paws are designed like snow shoes & they are big boys with long tails for agility. It was funny to follow his tracks. They went off our porch, toward the driveway, then they turned around and came back up on the porch. Apparently even though they were made for snow, that doesn't mean they like the snow. I think he tolerates it, but doesn't love it and he ususally stays inside when it's snowy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Give A Day, Get A Disney Day

Have you heard yet about the Give A Day, Get A Disney Day promotion yet? Bascially if you volunteer at a participation agency for a day, you will receive a free ticket to a Disney Park. What fun! We are always up for a reason to squeeze in a trip to Disney!

For more fun, watch the video below, then click on it at the end where you will be directed to their site. Then enter in your name and watch was happens! It's so cute! Miss Piggy & Kermit both say your name!

Monday, January 4, 2010

What We're Working On: 1/4/10 Erin & Adam's Wedding Invitations

We just finished production on Erin & Adam's wedding invitations. Erin was looking for elegant wedding invitations, including the reception card and response card. She wanted them to be classy with ivory, pearl, and champagne. She also requested a touch of light blue in them.

We suggest our Pearl Regalia Invitation, with a slight modification on them to include a backer card in "Wind". Erin even personalized it a bit more by supplying is with custom stamps she ordered from Zazzle. They turned out so beautifully! Each layer in shimmery and they really sparkle. What a way to kick off a great 2010 bridal season!