Monday, February 2, 2009

life today

is pretty good.
got a call from the place we applied for a permit to hold our ceremony... it's a go :)
I haven't really shared too much about the wedding plans huh?
I better get on that, I fear though i might just bore the heck out of you...
anyway, i can't really show pictures of my dress because well, mr.handsome reads this blog.
so the suspense thickens. Just know it's a glorified bridesmaids dress and it's classy and pretty. and i loved the price tag. shoes AND dress under 400. hi 5 me please. i feel good.

hmm... small wedding? yes. pretty much we are able to invite family and friends to the ceremony, yet will be holding a small private reception with family only. It's just the way it is. i'd invite everyone. yes, you too :) but handsome and i are happy go lucky trying to save up for a house. and you know what? I think we are going to buy a house! still need to do more research and hunt hunt hunt. but mostly, lots of prayer. i need a space big enough for my little wee studio. I threatened to take over the kitchen if i don't have a space :)
joking of course.

invitations are mainly inspired by MM passport paper line from last year, you remember the paper? swoon right? but ask me if i have finished designing the invitations? go ahead.... *blushes* nope. and the wedding is less than 3 months away. oops.

But here is some progress: Danielle Thompson just released new kits and they are adorable!


hold me

and for the new prompt: wishes over at TAIF


All digital since: i'm running low on ink. have graphic design withdrawls. hadn't yet tried the digital and wondered if i would like the creative process. I like it :)

i've enjoyed checking out blogs to people who leave comments or follow along. LOVE the work you girls are doing! Talent. sheer talent. it's pretty and inspiring so thank you for that!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported my belladrummer etsy shop. I feel it's only right to give away some of the items up for, 2 give aways... just in time for valentines! 2 lucky winners will be chosen Monday Feb 9. I'd like to get this stuff into some creative hands :) so leave a comment: (because sometimes i have no idea what to blog about) if you have any questions or suggestions on stuff you'd like me to cover, leave a comment. Or just tell me a little about yourself :) Anything goes (internationals always welcome :)

grazie loves


Lisa said...

girl, you are beyond inspiring :) my question would be: would you show a tutorial on your favorite technique??

thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!! :))

Jennifer said...

I'm planning a small (and I really mean small) wedding this year too. My goal is to find my wedding outfit for $200 total. I never paid more than $20 for my prom dresses so I think I can do it!

Deana said...

Hmmm... how about a spray paint tutorial? :-)

sannika said...

I found your blog a couple of weeks ago so almost anything is new for me. I love seeing your creations and hope you won't abandon your blog in the midst of the wedding preparations... Oooh and congrats on getting married :-)

Bekka said...

My art journal came this weekend! I just love it -- and all the extra pretty tags! Thanks so much. :)

We're getting ready to start the home-buying adventure. We've been saving for nearly five years -- I am so excited about the possibilities!

Classy, pretty dress high five!!!

Just know that I for one, am NEVER bored by wedding preparation details. :)

milkcan said...

I love your stuff and I'd love to know more about the difference between your digi and paper creating processes. I know mine are totally schizophrenic!

Kara said...

goodness, your digi stuff is genuis.

do share you wedding plans! i find weddings fascinating. haha.

Denise said...

love the digital layouts, the emily story, and that you are having a small wedding! It will be beautiful I m sure. Your house will be your home and so much more important than that one day. Oh and I forgot to tell friend loved her journal so much. Thanks!


Mandi Johnson said...

What a deal on your dress! And good luck with the house hunt! It's definitely a great decision to get one. I wish Phil and I had our own. You should share more wedding details, I think that would be fun. Like little details you're planning, because I'm sure as creative as you are, you have lots of fun details planned! :)

metrochic said...

hello lovely. i am so happy for you, i could just scream. truly. you two are made for each other and you remind me what the beginning was like for ike and i. aww. good times. ireadyourblogandloveyou.

Anonymous said...

I had my wedding on the same day. My wedding was small- did I say small? I meant miniscule. Like me and him small! It was also secret! And we didnt reveal that until nearly a year later! :0) No big upsets from my family about the news and my wedding will truly be one I remember I hope the same goes for you!

Vanessa said...

hiiii gorgeous! so PLEASE share wedding plans!! i am obsessed with everything wedding! good luck house hunting...i am about to embark on that adventure as well!

dainjb said...

i'd love a spray paint tutorial! how fun. and i can't wait to read more about the wedding ... i hope you post!!!!

Anonymous said...

love, love your blog...been away for awhile, and had to check it out again...oooh weddings! so much fun to plan...even when they're small...blessings to you and your prince charming! i will pray that you guys find the perfect place to start your new family!

Jenn said...

I love your blog, and have lurked for quite some time. I would love to know how you do the spray paint on your layouts. It always looks so perfect.

Anonymous said...

I think I missed something. Something big. Did I?

domestic goddess said...

love love your digi work Debee, absolutley stunning!

found paper co. said...

Ohhh, love hearing some of the wedding details! Are you going with any certain colors / themes / general feel? I'd love to hear any more that you're willing to share. :)