Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Wedding time

Hello again, my project ties in with Sam's..... This time of year sees lots of weddings and as I am in the planning stages of my own wedding I thought I would show you how easy it can be to create your own beautiful stationary. Its so exciting to receive a wedding invitation, and if its handmade its more special as its more personal than a shop bought one. You can make a whole range of coordinating stationary for your big day.

Like Sam's friend Irene I want a colour theme to my wedding, I want to see this colour in everything from my bridesmaids dresses to my invites. For this project a have chosen a Jade colour.
I started by making a lovely favour box, I do have a template/instructions for this box and if you would like a copy you can email me on I will be happy to email you back. (Just add FAVOUR BOX to the subject line).I will try and send out emails over the weekend.

Inside the box I have stamped using the Sugar and Spice Clear Wedding Stamps. Each set contains 14 clear stamps perfect for those special day invites.

From this set I used the 'Thank you' and the 'wedding' stamps, I also used the large flower stamp from the Scribble flower set and one of the quotes from the quote set. I used scraps of patterned paper and gems to decorate the inside of the box. You can add embellishments and wording to suit your own taste. The Alphabet stamp set matches the wedding stamps so you use this set to add names to your boxes. I used the Thank you stamp again on a tag for the top of the box. All you have to do then is add your favours! ( I think I will add chocolates to mine )

To match this box I made an invite using the Wedding stamps again. This time I used the 'Wedding' and 'Invitation' stamps. You could change this to make a whole range of stationary, like I have for the menu. This lovely set contains stamps to create 'Save the date' cards, 'evening invites' and 'RSVP' cards so the possibilities are endless!

Again if you would like info on the invites or box feel free to email me

Louise x


We certainly are!!! Monday was a day of running around shopping and a bit of chilling. On our way out we saw a REAL LIVE alligator. Now I know that sounds silly but usually in Florida you only get to see them in a commercial setting, but this one was in a lake near Amandas I had to get a piccy, sorry its not the best quality but there were apparently 3 in there and I couldn't see the other two!!!!

We then moved on to a couple of shopping malls and I got THE MOST GORGEOUS Kenneth Cole handbag at an absolutely knock down price Yay :) !!! We then had one of THE MOST relaxing pedicures I've EVER had they said it would be 35 mins and two hours later we walk out of there completely relaxed....ahhhh
We had dinner in the LoneStar Steak House that evening and had very nice YOUNG man serving us, and for some reason he started to tell us that he was part black italian (even though he was white American)!!! he knew this he said as he had an extra muscle in his thigh....allegedly!!! Now you've got to picture this .... there's me and Amanda at the table with Rosina (who we now call Cortina) who is a gorgeous lady in her 60's and for some reason he asked us if we knew his age....he looks across at me and I say 23, he looks across at Amanda and she says 21 then he looks over at Cortina and she replies "Lover-ly" in a long Suffolk drawl, we cracked up, the poor young man didn't have a clue....bless him. Anyhoos we never did feel his extra thigh muscle.
Tuesday starts at 4.30am, up showered, dressed etc, as we have class starting at 7am. In line we meet Rosemary Merry (Amanda knew her anyway) and she sits next to us in class AND well all I can say is WHAT A LOVELY LADY!!!!

The class was OK a bit of a free for all!!! and now it's 9'0 clock and the show is OPEN...gone are the days when there were crowds trying to get in and whoop de woos in the hallways but hey ho it means more room to walk around and longer to spend with the companies....and YES I've ordered some gorgeous stash and it's not going to be too long in the coming .... Don't worry ladies you'll be able to stroke very soon...
You know you've really made it when you're standing in the dinner queue and Donna Downey comes up and hugs you AND she remembered my about that...what with QVC fame and now Donna's ALL getting a bit too much, LOL!! Also bumped into Becks AND Yes she was wearing heels!!!. The show closes at 5pm so we "nip" out to have pizza before going back to our next class at 7pm...This one was with My Little Shoebox...I've known and supported Helen Chu from the beginning, in fact from the very first time she literally dragged me into her booth and told me to "look at all my lovely stuff" and she just gets better and better her new lines this time are stunning and YES we're getting them ALL (claps hands)!!
We finally get home at around 9.30pm and yes we're ALL BLOODY KNACKERED!!!
I'll let you know how today goes.
Hugs xxxx