Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DIY Rustic Doily Invitations

Do you ever have ideas in your mind that just won't go away unless you do something about it. I had one of those... for about 2 months. It was a tea party. Why didn't you do it sooner you ask? Well I was waiting for one of my friends to get back from her mission and all my other friends were gone for summer break. Tea parties are the best when you are surrounded with good friends and yummy treats. We had both of those.
I was trying to go for a rustic tea party theme with blush creams and browns. I knew exactly how I wanted to make the invitations: chipboard and doilies! Perfect right?! Oh and I can't forget the rounded corners! I'm a little obsessed with rounding corners since I got my crop-o-dile (cleaver name hu!). I get a little geeked out over paper. I guess it's good I'm a graphic designer and get to play with paper all day at my job. 
Here's a peak at the invitations. My 4th grade teacher would be so proud that I still remember how to write in cursive... well sort of. I had forgotten some letters. But I'm all caught up now. I wanted them to be hand written to enhance the rustic personal touch I was going for.

You can make your own rustic invitations with the following supplies:
- chipboard
- 6'' paper doilies
- scissors
- glue stick
- readable penmanship
The assembly is pretty self explanatory. Simply cut your chipboard to size 4x6 and align where you want the doily to be. Glue down the doily making sure that you don't let the glue ooze out the cracks. Wait for it to dry and then write your message. Wah La! You have yourself an invitation. Best of luck!

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Mile High City

Well folks, we are turning a new leaf here in the Gilmore home. Chris has begun his last semester of school and once those few months fly by (as we all know they do) we'll be moving to Denver! The mile high city! Chris got a fabulous internship at an advertising agency called Voltage. I think he'll be a great fit there and I couldn't be more excited for him. Even though I've never been there, I have a feeling we are going to like it there very much. We are so excited for the new adventures, new people and new restaurants to try.

However, now comes the much dreaded job search on my part. Of course we can't forget the apartment hunting and moving vans. Can I say how expensive moving is?! Now I know why people sell their belongings and simply start fresh. I must say that I am absolutely loving all the wood floors and exposed brick that Denver's housing market has to offer. Yummy! I've already begun pre-decorating in my mind. I get a little ahead of myself sometimes. It's what I do best I guess.

Since I've never been to Denver, if any of you have suggestions on great areas to live, yummy restaurants to try or places to work, shout em out! I'd love to get your suggestions. You're the best!
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