Monday, August 25, 2014

Working on wedding invitations

I got a new paper cutter today and dove right in with cutting apart the reception cards for DS's wedding invitations.  The invitations themselves look like hockey tickets and the paper is perforated so you just fold and tear those, but the reception cards are printed on regular cover stock, 4 to a sheet, so that means I have to cut them apart.  The paper cutter worked very well and I only had to re-print one sheet to make up for cutting errors.  Yay!

Tomorrow I work on the envelope liners for the invitations.  They have blue maple leafs all over them, again to give them a hockey feel as DS and DIL-to-be love the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Designing this set of invitations has been fun and a great experience but I'll be glad when it's over. I just want DS and DIL to be happy with their invitations and go on to have a wonderful wedding.  Then I can focus on finding the perfect dress to wear to our event of the year.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Busy bee

Hello, everyone! So sorry about being away so long! There are so many things going on, what with summer chores, dear son's upcoming wedding (I'm doing the invitations), and adding in several new shops. I've been dropping the ball on getting new designs out to you but, as happens so often in the summer, things will definitely get better in the next few weeks.

On the summer chore side, last week DH and I hired a dumpster and tore down 2 old sheds on our property.  We filled that monster to the brim!  Then, this last weekend we cut up several tree trunks that we'd felled some weeks earlier. Fortunately, our neighbor decided they wanted the wood for a new firepit, so we didn't have to try to wrestle the wood to the dump.

Dear Son's wedding invitations are coming along swimmingly.  The hockey ticket invitations themselves are designed but my printer has decided to be stubborn, so it's looking like a new printer will be in the works before they can be printed. I'm also doing a reception card for Dear Son and his bride, and a liner for their invitation envelopes, which of course also depend on our getting that new printer. *grin* It never ends, does it!

Our new shops are in teacher venues.  If you're a teacher, I hope you'll check them out at:


I'm looking forward to everything settling down really soon.  Can't wait to get back to designing.  I have a to do list as long as my arm!