Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hot Blossom Fabric Giveaway at "My Aim is True"!

Just in - Amber over at the crafty blog "My Aim Is True" is hosting a Hot Blossom fabric giveaway! We've been scheming this behind the scenes for a little while now and are so excited it's out in the open! She'll be giving away four, yes FOUR, prizes of one yard of 44-inch wide Kona cotton Hot Blossom fabric to each of four winners. To enter, please leave a comment on her blog, telling her what you’d make with your yard of fabric. You may comment until 11:59pm on Thursday, June 26. Four winners will be randomly chosen on Friday morning, June 27 and she will ship your packages out that day!

Thanks so much Amber for all your support! I truly appreciate it and have enjoyed chatting with you! To let you know a little about Amber, she is a graphic designer, web designer, craft maker and 24 hour craft daydreamer (love that!) who helps run the 7 Cities Crafters, a collective for indie artists and crafters in southeast Virginia. Hop on over to Amber's blog "My Aim Is True" to check out the fab things she is up to, as well as to enter for the Hot Blossom fabric giveaway!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Weekend Project - Wedding Invitations

This weekend I had the fun task of creating my cousin's wedding invitations! I used to do these quite a bit for friends when their blessed occasion would come up, as my wedding gift to them. I enjoyed the design process, creating something that was unique to them as a couple, and the completion of the huge project...and sometimes I would even enjoy the long process of assembling them, piece after piece into the final product...depending on the quantity - ha! My gracious husband would sit with me for hours and help me assemble, which made it much more enjoyable. So this weekend was quite fun for me getting back into it! Giving of my passion and gifts to a family member, and it being something that she enjoys. That's the ultimate fulfillment.

What was fun about these was that she wanted something modern on sparkly paper, and in her colors: green, black & white. She liked one of my paisley's I had already drawn up, which made designing and creating invitations in one weekend a snap! It was really fun to break-apart the paisley pattern and do some unique placement of the motifs on the invite for a more dramatic and unique look. So, the first piece is the full paisley pattern, complete with their monogram initials popped-up on top, and black grosgrain ribbon tied in a half side bow enclosing the 3 pages together. The second page is the main invite and the third page has the directions and other necessary information. Each page has a different element and layout of the paisley pattern on it, and they are mailed away in sparkly green envelopes.
Wedding invitation information blurred for privacy.


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