Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday afternoon I spent a couple hours in the craft cottage. I have a couple weddings this summer, so it was the perfect chance to get a couple gifts done. My favorite gift to give at a wedding is to frame the wedding invitation! I have been giving them as gifts for about 20 years! A friend of mine framed mine as a gift =) It still hangs on my wall.
 I created a little 3x3 inch matching gift card to go with each one. This one is for one of my nieces. Her wedding will be so fun, a ranch and cowboy boots! Wish we were going to make it!
 Loved her invitation, craft and black...
This one was really hard to photograph... recognize it? Yes! It is the same one we created last weekend.
  I added my favorite little shimmery white flowers with a little clear rhinestone in the center, simple and elegant. The "love" and "always" stickers are glittery and came from JoAnn. (They come in white too). The "for your shower" and "for the newlyweds" stamps came from Stampin Up!
These were soo fun to create! Two different kind of weddings, but using the same elements to decorate each one to make them unique!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

 This morning I hosted a little invitation making party.
 A friend is getting married in September and asked for a little direction in creating her wedding invites.
 She sent me a link to some she liked on Etsy and asked if I could help her recreate them. I immediately went to my craft cottage and made two samples (2 different sizes). Then worked out the quantity of supplies she would need.
 She was able to recreate them for quite a price savings!
 I offered my craft cottage and craft "tools" to her and her bridal party to put the invitations together.
 They turned out beautiful! I asked to have one, I told her I wanted it as a sample... I have a wedding gift in mind to make using her invitation! I will post it soon, I started working on it as soon as they all left. Ha!

 I had fun putting together some refreshments... coffee, tea, muffins, mini cinnamon rolls and strawberries.
 I am getting ready to paint the inside of the craft cottage! Can. Not. Wait!
 I am loving the colors that I will be using =)
 It will be hard to not have access to my crafty things for a couple weeks,
 but I will enjoy redecorating and organizing.
What color is your craft area? Do you have any good organizing tips for me? I'd love to hear!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

 I have been adding a little summer decor around my home the last couple days...
 I finally had a couple hours to get crafty in the craft cottage, so I completed my summer specimen art.
 The papers are all from Stampin Up! One of my favorite paper packs.
I added a few pearl details to a couple of the butterflies. I am almost done with a coffee filter wreath I have been working on, I will post pics in a couple days!

Thanks for visiting today!