Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More Weddings!!

I am in SERIOUS need of a vacation!! Man, oh man! The past two weeks have been a little too intense for me . . . I think I am totally DONE with hospitals, drama and deadlines!! Sheesh!!

Again, I can't say thank you enough for all of the lovely, heartfelt and sweet thoughts and prayers you have sent my way. My appreciation to everyone cannot even be measured. You have made an extremely difficult time a bit easier and my heavy burdens a bit lighter . . . hugs to everyone for your love and support!

Here is where I have been the past several days . . . my niece is getting married on July 12. I had promised her that I would have the invitations to her by last weekend, but since I had a few too many obstacles beyond my control, I just didn't get to it. Here are the invites that I actually mailed off TODAY (at the cost of $41 for express service! Sheesh . . . again!).

I got the idea for this particular layout from Corinne Somerville - aka Roxy (oddly enough, we BOTH ended up making 75 . . . any more than that and I would have gone OUT of my MIND!!).

Corinne's Wedding Announcements

The base piece is 8 1/2" x 10 1/2". It is scored along the 10 1/2" side at 4" and 8". The little pocket on the inside is 8 1/2" x 3". I marked a point in the center and drew lines from the outer corners to meet in the middle, then cut the "v-shape" with some paper snips.

My niece was THRILLED with how these came out. She is especially excited to have something totally unique, unlike anything else she has ever seen anyone else use. I am just excited to be finished with them. Maybe NOW I can stamp something fun with my new SU goodies (LOVE the new "In Colors" by the way . . .)

Here's how they look all packed up in the box ready for mailing . . . now I am planning to take a much needed rest (like, possibly for the next 8 hours). Thanks for lookin' and thanks again from your kinds words and friendship!!

Stamps: Touch of Nature, Small Letter Set by JustRite Stampers, Special Occasions Deluxe Kit by JustRite Stampers
Paper: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Spellbinders Scalloped Circle and Classic Circle Large/Small Nestabilities (S4-124 and S4-114), Cuttlebug Leafy Branch embossing folder, EK Success Zig Zag Border Punch, brown polka dot organza ribbon, pop-up glue dots, sponge, 1 3/8" circle punch, Scor-Bug, paper distressing tool

7 comments:

Terry Molineux said...

Wendy these came out awesome! Boy what a two week fiasco you have had and I don't think I could have done it....your Dad's funeral, son's graduation, daughter hospitalized and all those wedding invites.....geez! You are amazing. I just finished doing 100 Wedding invitations trifold using the SU Manhattan Flower embossing folder and having to cut them out....make a pocket inside, it was 8 straight days of work....didn't charge enough that's for sure!

Hopefully you will slow down again!
My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Connie said...

These are stunning, Wendy! I am sure she is going to love them!!

Jan Castle said...

Great job on the invites...I'm sure she is grateful! Now please get some R&R and reallllllly enjoy it! You certainly deserve it!
Hugs,
Jan Castle

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful job with the invites, Wendy! How special that you made these for your niece. I also hope you get some much needed rest after all you've been through.

KOstvig said...

They turned out really nice....I am sure she LOVES them

McBetty said...

Is the pocket a separate sheet of cardstock? How did you glue it on? The red tape?
Love this wedding invites! WOW.

Anonymous said...

These cards are beautiful, and while they are beautiful I don't think my lovely bride to be daughter should see them. Her mother, yours truly would be making these until the COWS CAME HOME!! Your niece is a very lucky young lady for sure.

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