Monday, February 25, 2013

black, white & gold baby shower - the invitations

First off let me say I've been dying to share these invitations.  At the risk of sounding arrogant..... I'm kinda obsessed with them. 

I had the pleasure of designing invitations for a friend's baby shower.  My wonderful friends, Beth O'Brien and her sister Laura put on an amazing shower for their sweet sister-in-law, Trish, who I've also made a ton of paper goodies for.  This super classy affair was mostly black, white, and gold.  It was an elegant shower and I was so pleased to be able to help out with it!  I'll share a few photos of what I helped make later on but for now, I wanted to share the invitations.

Invitations are the first glimpse guests have of an event.  When you get one, you should feel excited and hungry for more.  They should give you just a peek into what is to come.  

The gold glitter lined envelopes, polka dot velum, and black and white ribbon all pointed towards the whimsy and elegance that was to come.  I'm still just dying over that glitter.  I wish I could hang it all over my house! Seriously, it makes my hands balmy :) 

I chose to use a quirky cursive font to make them fanciful and playful.  I sewed white card stock to kraft back polka dot velum to anchor the text.  Black and white ribbon was added as another piece of texture. 

I apologize for the blocked out lettering - I gotta keep info private.

Ok, that's all for now....more from this shower later!

** I linked this invitation up at Sew Chatty's Made with Love Monday link party.  Check it out there! 

Friday, February 15, 2013


time: 8:18 pm
location: slouched down on my big red couch with my feet on the coffee table
mood: relaxed, content
eating: just ate the most amazing pad thai from Daisy Mint.  I've never been and have been dying to try it out.  If you live in the Pasadena area, you must go.
drinking: arizona diet decaf green iced tea.  I buy the huge jug and can live off of it.  Well only if I also have my diet coke and starbucks.
watching: scandal.  Holy cow this show.
reading: I just started Water for Elephants and am really liking it so far.  Since it's fiction, I'll devour it and finish it.  Can't stand non fiction.
loving: my husband and my sweet boy.  and yummy pad thai.  and trashy tv. and crocheting.
learning: how to balance, set boundaries, and make myself a priority. It's hard stuff folks.
thinking: i wish there were more hours in the day. 
wishing: that I could sleep in until 10 tomorrow morning. alas, I have a toddler :)

Happy weekend y'all 


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