Friday, June 7, 2013

Our invitations

Choosing our wedding invitations caused me the most frustration out of all the wedding planning. I was against making our own because I didn't want the added stress but after comparing costs we decided to go with designing and printing our own. I think they turned out pretty cute. {full list of items used below}

this silver twine took too long to wrap so i switched to AC ribbon

envelopes were full of loose confetti as well

I hand stamped our address and hand wrote our names in white ink

rsvp back

rsvp front

What we used:

printer: Epson Workforce 545 It fed through the tiny RSVP cards and prints photos really well too. I love that its wireless, and you can print from your phone. Also you can buy each ink color separately.

all paper and envelopes were purchased from Paper Source: A7 Envelopes in fuchsia, A7 note cards in eco-white,  4 Bar envelopes in fuchsia, 4 Bar note cards in gravel, oval labels in fuchsia

also from paper source: Uniball white gel pens and the glassine envelopes we used for confetti

our confetti was from Walmart (sold around Easter)

I used multiple washi tapes: Freckled Fawn Arrow Washi, Freckled Fawn  Red Heart Line Washi, October Afternoon Celebrate tape, and a few from Target

for RSVP envelopes i used this make your own stamp from Staples, and Colorbox frost white ink pad.

vintage seed packet forever stamps (I wish these Johnny Cash stamps would have been out 3 months ago!)

Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Ribbon

Tim Holtz tiny attatcher

graphics: Arrows by The Ardent Sparrow, Serendipity alpha by CD Muckosky

Fonts: skinny jeans solid, Dead HardyJanda Stylish Script, In The Know, and  Weston Light Free.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

psssst we got married

my favorite picture of our adorable flower girls


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

engagement pictures

My friend Kendal (college roommate, sorority sister) takes gorgeous photos and she squeezed in a quick engagement session for us. Even though the wedding is in 66 days, better late than never, right?

 I love that the sun was setting behind us.
Check out her website or facebook

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day art

I saw this pretty DIY on A Beautiful Mess and loved the idea of using the vinyl stickers as a pattern.
So on Sunday I made this. So easy. Added bonus-- no pressure of making my letters perfect.

supplies used
press on vinyl letters from the hardware store
2" Gesso brush
Pro Art gesso
Stretched Canvas {16x20}
Primary Red Acrylic Paint
a freestyle Liquitex brush because i thought it looked fun. and now I think this brand is my new favorite.

are you making anything for Valentines day?
Look at these cute {FREE} posters you can download from Oh Happy Day. I just printed one at Staples as an engineer print. 

I made this mini book last year.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Currents: Lucky 2013

Happy 2013!
my life currently (according to instagram)

1. New Years Eve in the warmest boots ever / 2. My Grandma canned everything in our pantry and I'm still in love with our wallpaper / 3. New bay windows and the snow covered pine trees / 4. Every light fixture we put in the house are from exterior light section, including these in the bathroom / 5. my dog is seriously adorable / 6. found my itty bitty red corduroy jacket circa 1st grade / 7. our new bed that is perfect for napping and recovering from walking pneumonia / 8. our wood-grain tiled shower is finally finished / 9. arcades and bowling alleys have the best carpet / 10. love him and his beard / 11. I miss this face so much when I go away for the weekend / 12. working on our story minibook / 13. more minibook with a little garth / 14. she's ready for an adventure with her new harness / 15. it's like Target made this for me / 16. the melting snow is bittersweet

my instagram in private but if you're a real live person and not a spammer i'll approve your request.