Friday, September 2, 2011

Shower Invites


     Sorry for the delay in posting.  Been extremely busy after Hurricane Irene and preparing for school to begin next week.  Yes, I’m excited for school to begin so that I can get myself back onto a schedule. 

100_3599     So, looking back over the last month, you can see just how my mind works to get to this set of cards today.  A friend of mine approached me to make a dozen baby shower invites for her.  Having just tried the gingham technique using the Stripes Textured Embossing Folder and the Big Shot and LOVING the look, I just had to give it a try in pink.  I used Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.  Again, I crimped the Eyelet Border punched edge.  A simple square knot in the Whisper White Taffeta ribbon will allow the card to fit easily into an envelope for mailing.  The sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations set.  I, also, stamped a little teddy bear from the Every Little Bit set onto the outside of the envelopes.  He is a little bit difficult to see in the photos but, trust me, he’s a cutie :) 

     And there you have it!  My journey to the invites and just how the mind is inspired…while trying to use up all the bits and pieces leftover on my desk.  I did a pretty good job using up those scraps and I am proud of myself!  It just seemed that I’d never climb out of the everything-is-looking-the-same rut.  Well, I took Andrea’s advice…stashed the scraps in the scrap bin and started fresh! 

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired. 

     On a personal note,  we made it through Hurricane Irene with no problems.  We lost power only for a couple of hours.  By the time my husband decided to start the generator so he could watch the race, the power came on within five minutes.  Lots of limbs down and tons of leaf debris but very little waterline debris.  The worst part was shuffling around the vehicles, all the company equipment and small engine tools.  Hubby has acquired WAY too much 2011-08-27 19.10.07junk in the eight years since the last hurricane came through.  Our new pool was an absolute mess!  The concrete surround isn’t put down yet and there was a good two inches of mud in the bottom of the pool…nasty!  It took me three days just to clear it up enough to even see the bottom.  All is well though and we are extremely thankful.  Oh…funny story…we were saying grace before dinner the night before the storm, my youngest (Adam the comedian) adds on “and may God send a jet ski to float up into our yard.”  Hmmm!  Much to Adam’s dismay, there was no jet ski among the debris.  Little stinker!  



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