Monday, August 29

Wedding Madness!

so... it is getting near crunch time and  I have so few things left to do that it is scary! I am sure it is supposed to be the other way around but this is actually how I planned it! I was hoping that by the time it was nearly one month to go we would be set and we could relax. I am very excited to be marrying the man of my dreams! It is a little more than a month to the big day. I have already had the bridal showers... thank-you to my AMAZING family (in-laws included!)! Now it is officially time to do THANK-YOU cards/notes.  I tried making some for the first round of gifts recieved, it was lot of work. Don't get me wrong, I loved making them but it did take a while to do so. I enjoyed making them with the theme of our wedding colors too! I found out that I can run fabric through my sticker maker, which was so exciting! I do not recommend using lace in your sticker maker though because it wastes a lot of your materials (sticker roll and excess lace).  The inset picture is just an example of some of the favorite cards I made. If you have any tips you would like to share feel free to comment below!

Wednesday, August 24

natural glue

 I found this very interesting... I will be trying it out soon! If you get a chance to try it let me know what you think. Your comments are welcome!

has it really been that long...

     Over a year ago I began this blog with some inspiration from my great friend Kelly. I haven't been very successful in getting subscribers or even posting regularly and the poor blog has gotten at least 3 face lifts! I am hoping this is the one that sticks. I enjoy sharing my thoughts but they are far and few between (if we exclude wedding stuff). 
     Which oddly enough has brought me to the latest look! Homemade & Heartfelt... I love the way the words go together. It is what I think about when I remember crafting with my mom as a little girl. At the time I could never understand why she would take hours to decide which color of flower to paint, or the design of one of her many teddy bear bags.
      Now, as I develop my own crafting style I can understand. There is just something in the picture that drives the design. Sometimes creativity flows effortlessly into the masterpiece and other times you have to walk away becuase the page or the design is just not working out! I have begun this blog to talk about beauty and crafts and I will continue to do so & hopefully more often!