Sunday, May 19, 2013

Let's Catch Up--Shall We?

Hello bloggers:

I've been soooo busy!  The weather is getting milder and I'm loving it.  I'm outside as much as I can so my scrapping has been put to the side.   I can't believe that's it's been two weeks since I last posted so I'll do my best to catch you up on what I've been up to.  

First of all, I've been making samples of flowers for the bouquets for my daughter's wedding.  She's getting married August 17th so I want five bouquets done by the end of July.  I also have to make 7 boutonnaires.   Of course, with a wedding comes a bridal shower and my other daughter, who's the maid of honor, and I have been busy planning that as well.  I'm having a lot of fun with it too.  The shower is set for June 23rd and we're planning on a garden theme.   We'll have a tent set up outside by the pond that her future in-laws have in their back yard and I'll have paper lanterns hanging along with some whimsical flowers and butterflies.  It's going to be pretty.  I just can't wait!

I've also just finished up some swaps:  The "Green with Envy" Junk Journal swap over at Mini Album Scraps and the "Kitschy Flower Kit" swap over at Your Paper Pantry.   My partner for the junk journals was Evelyn Robinson.  I'll be doing a video of the journal she sent me tomorrow and will post on Youtube over the weekend.   Here's a picture of the one I sent to her.  
 


The theme for the Green with Envy Junk Journal swap was obviously green with some accent colors, but I wanted the journal to be about 80 percent green.  The other requirement was that about 50% of the pages had to be envelopes.  From what I've heard, all the swappers were very pleased with their journals they received.  I know I love mine!

The flower swap over at Your Paper Pantry was a lot of fun too.  We had to put together all kinds of items that we could use to make flowers and we could include handmade and store bought flowers as well.  I loved this swap! Here's a sampling of what I sent to Cari:



I also sent along assorted fabrics, doilies, printed napkins, etc.   If you want to see more, you can go to my YouTube channel and watch the video.  Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w22Awy8UPUs    I tried uploading it, but it didn't work.

I also want to share what I bought at the Creating Keepsakes Convention that my daughter and I attended in April in Manchester, NH.  As always, I spent more than my budget allowed.  I just couldn't help it!   I think I'm going to do a separate post for that one.

As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, I've also been making paper flower bouquets for my daughter's wedding.  This is what I've come up with so far:


Sorry about the quality.  I was using my newer camera and I'm still trying to get the 'kinks' out of it.  

Well.....I think that's about it.   I hope you'll stop by soon and check out my purchases at CKC!

Have a wonderful day my blogger friends.

2 comments:

Nykki Saurini said...

Found your blog by total accident, but I saw that your daughter is getting married on August 17th! I'm a newlywed who just got married August 17th 2011. So I just wanted to assure that August 17th is the best day possible to get married out of the other 364 days left in a year.

Congrats to her, and I think it's really awesome that you're helping create stuff. That's what my mother and I did. It really weaves in perfectly to the theme of family joining together.

P.S. I really like the background and the overall feel of your blog. Definitely different than others I've been to, and I mean that in the best way. What font is that?

Thanks for taking the time to read my comment!

Nykki Saurini said...

Found your blog by total accident, but I saw that your daughter is getting married on August 17th! I'm a newlywed who just got married August 17th 2011. So I just wanted to assure that August 17th is the best day possible to get married out of the other 364 days left in a year.

Congrats to her, and I think it's really awesome that you're helping create stuff. That's what my mother and I did. It really weaves in perfectly to the theme of family joining together.

P.S. I really like the background and the overall feel of your blog. Definitely different than others I've been to, and I mean that in the best way. What font is that?

Thanks for taking the time to read my comment!