but i swear it feels like i'm moving at the pace of a snail!
i FINALLY got a monitor for my tower! woot woot. 32 inches of goodness AND it's a hdtv AND it was free. ACK! love. being able to see what is on your computer makes it a lot easier to use :)
Invitations - designed, printed & cut 200
Save the dates - designed, printed & cut, embellished, strung 200 (mr.handsome knows how to use a crop-a-dile! woot woot ;P
Envelope labels - designed, printed, cut and adhered onto envelopes
favor tags - designed, printed, cut, hole punched, and strung
Reception Card - designed and also in the editing phase
RSVP's - designed & still in the editing phase
*pictures to follow-pinky promise!
there's still much to be done but this is really is ALOT harder having to design, print,cut your own invitations and all that comes with it. like trying to decide really who is going to come to the wedding and keeping the guest list "manageable". i think this is more like juggling. and i suck at it. really. i could probably just go in my corner and cry. i'm so tired. my arms hurt. my back kills me. my hands are so sore from cutting each piece of paper by hand. i could go on feeling sorry for myself. but that's not fun...so moving on!
wedding ideas i'm still contemplating:
chocolate buttons as favors :) these little suckers are SO small. Literally the size of real buttons. My mom rocks at making chocolate favors so she's heading up this task for me :) yay!
and for our wedding cake tower of sugar shock:
because it looks awesome, except maybe not in yellow. I'm thinking some craft boxes or white. still undecided. thoughts? and heck no on the bows. amen. i can't find a cake pedestal as pretty as the one shown in the martha stewart magazine so i'm thinking the bottom will end up being stacks of books covered in pretty paper? eh. i will worry about that later. inside the boxes will be a cupcake. Half the boxes will be filled with chocolate cupcakes (mr.handsome's fav) with brown pinstripe liners and a brown chocolate heart on top and the other half will be vanilla cupcakes (my favorite) with yellow pinstripe liners and a soft buttercream yellow chocolate heart on top. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. i'm hungry.
i hope my sisters help me with the baking.hint.hint. ;p
ART LOVE to share is next up.
I finished some layouts using Kenner Road's Feb kit:
(a nice postcard for valentine's day)
here's to learning something new.
i made the little flower under the jennie bowlin button. :) see?
and here's to making the best out of the suckiest bad days ever.
and another valentine card for my stud muffin
whew! time is flying by. 2 months from now i'll be married. this will be over. i keep repeating this to myself over and over. lol
for now, i've found my happy spot taking it one little itsy bitsy step at a time.i've got this.
needing rest and LOTS of prayer,
ps: i closed down my etsy belladrummer shop for now until my wedding passes. thank you to everyone who has supported my little adventure! your support has enabled me to pay for some of the wedding stuff :) big hugs to everyone!