Monday, August 18, 2014

Bridal Shower

Again, this is the digital file pictured below. I actually never saw these in print. I was in the delivery room with Chael shortly after sending these to the print shop I use, so the girl I made them for picked them up herself.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wedding Invitations

This invitation was designed for a small wedding with Tiffany Blue as her color. I forgot to take a picture of the actual invitation, so this is the digital file. It looked really nice printed and the polka dots weren't as "distracting" as they look in the image below.

Baby Girl Sprinkle

My friend April had her second child, a daughter, just a few weeks after I had Chael. I made her invitations and favors as well. I love all of the chalkboard signs I see on Pinterest, so I decided to use her colors and make her invitation look like a chalkboard. I had fun downloading all sorts of chalkboard fonts and playing with the layout. Her favors were Pink Zebra sprinkles in sweet pea scent. On the back of the tag is the Pink Zebra consultant information. I forgot to take a picture of her thank you cards, so below is the digital file.

Baby Boy Sprinkle

I recently had my second son, a baby boy named Chael. In May I had a "sprinkle" to celebrate his upcoming arrival at my favorite little restaurant! I didn't really have a theme, just went with boy colors and kept it pretty simple. Unfortunately all of the pictures taken before guests arrived were accidentally deleted, so I don't have pictures of how cute everything looked. Each place setting had a little menu that I created to match the invitations. The centerpieces were tin cans wrapped in burlap and ribbon combined with mason jars with tea lights. The favors were blue nail polishes with a poem that said "10 little fingers, 10 little toes, Baby Rudy fill our hearts with love that overflows".

The invitation.
 The best picture of the table that I can sort of see the menu and the favors. There were cans and mason jars staggered the entire length of the table. It was super simple, but I loved how it looked. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Library Baby Shower

What better way to invite someone to a library themed baby shower than with a library book return card?! 

Lollipop Invitation

Could these get any cuter??? These might be one of my favorite invitations I've ever made. I originally wanted to use real lollipops and have the invitation be a sticker on the face of it, but was worried about how they would mail and didn't want people to receive broken invitations, so I went this route.

Rustic Wedding Invitations

I'm really happy with how these turned out! My favorite part is the heart, because it happened by accident. I wanted the heart to be smaller and where the "&" symbol is, but accidentally sent it behind my background and loved how it there it stayed!

The tag is hard to read but it has their names and wedding date.

Bubble Guppy Birthday Invitations

Love these Bubble Guppy birthday invitations!
Click here to see Delaney's first birthday invitations.

Strawberry Birthday Invitations

Strawberry shaped invitations for a "berry" sweet girl! Not sure why the color looks so terrible, because in my original picture it looks normal. The invitations are strawberry red with black polka dots.
 All 50 of them!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Wedding Program Fans

I made these for a "country chic" wedding that was being held in a barn. The bride gave me her colors, told me her flowers were hydrangeas and that she wanted fans made but left everything else up to me. She didn't even want to see them until they were done and she came to pick them up! Talk about nerve wracking!! Luckily she loved them :) I made everything in MDS and they measured 8x8. The actual program was cut to 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 and the mat was made from Kraft card stock cut to 8x8. I ordered the fan handles off Etsy. I tied the dark green ribbon around the handle first then cut the tails into a little upside down 'V'. I then tied a bow out of the light blue ribbon and used a glue dot to adhere it to the dark green ribbon. I was very pleased with how they turned out!

Here is a group shot of the front.
 And the back!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Birthday Card

This is the card I made for Mila's 1st Birthday. It felt good to pull out some of my old card stuff and actually make a card by hand and not on the computer (although, I think it's obvious how much I love MDS!). This card is actually 5x7 and the only reason I made it that big is because that was the only size envelope I had :). I cut a doily in half and wrapped it around the pink cardstock and adhered it to the back. I then cut the banner strips from Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper and added the pearls. The ribbon was tied on and the sentiment was stamped using Chocolate Chip ink. You can't tell from the picture, but the pink cardstock is adhered with dimensionals. The sentiment is from the "Crazy for Cupcakes" stamp set.

Minnie Mouse Birthday

Today was one of my best friends' daughter's 1st birthday party and I had the pleasure of making her invitations. My friend Melissa (I've mentioned her a lot) also is very crafty, so the party was amazing! She actually made the bows for the invitations too. Everything was made on MDS and I think my favorite part are the pearls on the scalloped trim. They were the last finishing touch during the design process. I love the pink and zebra together too! It's hard to see in the picture, but the pink background also has really faint polka dots.
 How cute is the M with the ears?? She had headband "ears" for everyone and lollipop favors.
 Pictures from Mila's first year as well as a frame for everyone to sign. 
 The cake made by Melissa's friend, Lisa.
 Cupcakes made by Carrie (who also made the cupcakes for Slevin's party)
I have two more birthday parties in August that I'm really excited about...but honestly, I'm now starting to look forward to planning Slevin's 2nd birthday party! Why am I crazy?!

Tropical Petal Wedding Invitations

I made these wedding invitations for a couple getting married in Mexico. I only had to make 20, so that wasn't bad at all. I purchased the petals from (LOVE that site!). They are 6x6, so the orange mat is 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 and the invitation itself was 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. The mailing envelopes were the same hot pink color. And as usual, everything was designed on MDS!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Batman Birthday

I know I say this all the time, but these might be my most favorite invites I've made yet! How cute is little Jack with Batman! The picture definitely makes the invitation, I think. When his mom sent it to me, I knew immediately that I wanted to make the invitation look like a page from a comic book. I'm very pleased with the result. I downloaded some cool super hero fonts and found fun backgrounds on the internet then went to town in MDS! She sent me a text after she picked them up and said that she should have ordered extra because Jack wanted to carry one around everywhere! :) These are 5x7 and were printed on a glossy cardstock which made the colors look even better in person! (For some reason the "Jack and Batman" heading photographed pink, when it's really red.)
 Here are some close ups:

Bee Thank You Cards

You may remember this post for my friend's bee themed baby shower. Well these are the thank you cards. They measure 3.5 x 5 and were the perfect size for a little thank you note! I created them MDS and used the same background that I did for the invitations. I love making coordinating sets!

And I love things in multiples! Here are 90 thank yous!