Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's Raining Brides! :)

In continuing in my wedding chaos I co-hosted a shower for a dear friend @ work. I was in charge of decor and invitations.

I used paint chips and photoshop to make the invitations. The chips would feed directly through my printer, but the ink wouldn't dry- it would still smear after 24 hours. I bought a digital ground, which I should have been able to paint a coat on and then print, but it still didn't work. So I ended up running the words off on transparencies and then using a zig-zag stitch to attach the words to the paint chip. I had to make them for the whole school, so I made them in 4 colors. Her wedding colors and accent colors.....

This is Casey, her cake, and the "art" that I taped to the white board. Her cozy says "I'm the Bride, that's Why!" :) I made 2 more paint chip wreaths. One for next the door of the classroom where we held the shower and one we hung over a small "guest book" table. She got to take that one home. They turned out well.

I made some signs that hung down similar to the invitations, but these I chain stitched so they hung down. Best Wishes! Congratulations John and Casey!I folded a bunch of paper medallions in coordinating colors too and hung them using twine.
I also chain pieced, circles punched from paint chips. They turned out well. I made some with 2.5" circles and some with 1" circles. I prefer the larger ones.

It was fun and I love any opportunity to celebrate with the people I love! :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Recovering. :) YAY for Love!

I am hopeful that I will survive wedding season this year :) Between showers, brunches, rehearsal dinners, bachelorette parties, brunches, etc. I am already wearing down. The fun started with our friends Melanie and Ryan's 4 day wedding extravaganza. It ended up lining up with the end of Spring Break so that helped a little. Here is the happy couple, our friends Starr and Steven in from DC and us @ the rehearsal dinner. Yay for the old spaghetti factory.

It was a lot of fun but definitely wore me out.

They had a photobooth at the reception, which ended up being SOOOO much fun! They are all halarious or sweet!

Yay for wonderful and happy friends!!! :)

In the week and a half since this wedding, I have hosted a shower and been in another wedding :) More posts about all that fun soon.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I haven't fallen off the planet :) just kept busy. I LOVE paint chips, I think its the visual part of me- all that organization and color. YAY! Anyways... over spring break I made a new set of cards using a zig zag stitch and paint chips. They are so fun and I have already used a bunch of them, so more are probably in the works.

I gave in and made the bunnies from Purl Soho- SO FUN! (Congratulations on their new location!) Brooke loved them.

She even took them for show and tell. :) Scott got a new Percy Jackson shirt for Easter. (following this stencil) He and I had read the books, so he was quite happy.

I have a few more posts with pics already so I'll try to get them written and posted. Everyone is getting married though and so I am a busy person :)