Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hello, Time? Where did you go?????

This post has two topics today - hopes and accomplishments.

Let's start with hopes.

To begin that topic, I have to give a big shout out to my friend, Kaylie, of Little Mitten Designs.  Kaylie recently wrote a post that made me happy.  It made me happy because I can relate to it so well.  It also made me happy because I was so relieved to find out that other crafting moms are in the same position as I am - we have no time, EVER!  We have hopes and dreams and ideas galore, but can hardly find the time to put them into fruition.  We want to make time to pursue art, however, time with our precious families certainly takes a very important priority. It was very comforting to read her post because I was envisioning myself being the only one struggling to juggle it all.  I have ideas coming out of my ears it seems and  I find myself crafting during naptime rather than cleaning or doing laundry.  I used to be able to complete projects at my leisure, but I am pretty sure those days have taken a little vacation.

With that being said, I must say, I do have some BIG things on the horizon - BIG things.  Those things will all be announced later, but I will share one little snippet with you.  I recently started selling several of my goodies at an adorable shop in Lake Orion, called Uniquely Yours.  This store is ADORABLE and the best part is, they sell wares created by Michigan artists.  I am such a strong patron of the arts, I love to buy things handmade and handcrafted by others.  This store is the perfect place for that and I am so blessed to be selling my nailpolish pendants, Michigan tshirts, and much more here!  If you're ever in the area, certainly stop by - you will be glad that you did!

I hope to be successful here and to create many more things to sell.  I plan to be having a BIG giveaway soon with the announcement of my other ventures, so stay tuned for that.

On to part 2 - accomplishments.

As you may have noticed, my invitation promotion has slowed down considerably.  This is not because of a lack of desire. Again, it is a lack of time. I am struggling to juggle it all, so my production has slowed way down.  I do love creating wedding invitations though, and I have worked on a few during these past few months.

This set that I am going to show you is purely a work of art.  These invitations are special because they were for my cousin. My cousin's new wife is so sweet, we are all so grateful that we could officially add her into our family.  I was honored to create their wedding invitations and I am so very excited to share them with you all.

They had a January winter wedding, themed with snowflakes and colors of silver, gray and purple.  The invitations were the perfect introduction to a perfect wedding day:

What I loved most about these invitations was that they were different from anything that I had done before.  The invitations were in a silver metallic A7 folder, which I had custom made from my favorite vendor, Cut Cardstock.  This vendor is so awesome - their prices are low, their shipping is fast, and their custom cutting, folding and scoring services are outstanding.  I am so very glad that I found them years ago!

Ok, back to the invitations.Once I had the A7 folders - I cut a slit into the center of the fold - here a ribbon was run through, which held the rsvp card on the inside and was adorned with a custom monogram on the outside.

Inside I used Curious Metallic paper for the invitations .  They were so shimmery and beautiful - perfect for a winter wedding.

These invitations were regal, shimmery, and all around beautiful.  A gorgeous set for a great couple.  Cheers to Carmen and Christopher!

And, as I said before, stay tuned.  BIG things on the horizon.  BIG things.


  1. Congrats on selling your goodies at Uniquely Yours. I hope you find lots of success there! It's always good to open yourself up to a whole new audience!

  2. Thank you! I am very excited and looking forward to many new things :)