Friday, March 22, 2013

The Seasons are a Changin'

Winter is finally on its way out - the days are getting longer and we are even starting to get more peeks of sunshine, hooray!

Today I have a winter wedding to share as well as some fun springish goods.  Read on!

First, I have to share the stationery of Brian and Sondra.  Brian is sort of like the little brother that I never had - he is my younger cousin and we have had plenty of fun memories throughout the years.  He is a laid back, easy-going guy that is also lots of fun.  Thankfully, he met his equal when he found Sondra - she is as sweet as pie and is a perfect addition to our family.  I was so excited that they were getting married and of course was VERY pumped to help with any wedding details that I could get my hands on!

Their wedding was in Februrary and it was GORGEOUS.  Shades of gray, silver, white and navy were the perfect colors to accent their classy and cozy winter wedding.  The stationery set includes a black and white save the date card, shower invitation and a beautiful lace-wrapped gatefold invitation.  Overall the set was elegant and beautiful and it served as the perfect intorduction to their stylish wedding:

Lately I have been crafting and experimenting more than I have been making invitations.  It is a nice break from the norm and I am really enjoying learning some new processes.  Recenlty I discovered (thanks to Pinterest!) the joys of alchohol inks.  If you have not played with these yet, you must.  They are AWESOME and SO VERY FUN!  I got mine from Amazon but you can also get them here:

Below are two experiments that were successful:

Aren't they cool?!  I just love these things!  I have made oodles of fancy schmancy artwork with these but have yet to take any pictures.  I am hoping to post a tutorial and share some tips and tricks with you all in the near future.


Friday, March 8, 2013

And the winners are..........

Happy sunny Friday!!

This past week was awesome - we received so much love and support with our new business venture, we are so thankful and excited!

It sure was an adventure applying for the grant.  Sadly, we did not win this time - BUT we can try one more time and we are going to!  This time, we will be pulling out the big guns, so stay tuned!

However, we did have a super fun giveaway and I am excited to announce the winners:

The first prize, this super cute owl mode from Blue Goat Studios goes to: Jeanna Z!

The second prize, a custom mat from Hyde Park Home goes to:  Courtney o!
Prizes 3, 4, and 5 - you all receive a nail polish pendant, like these from sarZjo: Kelly S., Amy B., and Rose W.

And prize #6 - the Michigan shirt from sarZjo goes to: Mary S!
Congratulations to all of the winners!!!  Please send your shipping address to:
And thank you all SO VERY MUCH for your support.  You are VERY APPRECIATED!!!
When we give the grant our last shot, should we feature another giveaway??  Comment and let us know!