Friday, September 25, 2009

DIY, oh why.

My wedding DIY projects sounded fun at first. Heck, they WERE fun... for about 10 minutes. However, many things took longer than I expected and then I became easily distracted.

Now I have a few projects started: a couple on the way to being done, several sitting on Beth's mental shelves (you know, waiting for that flash on inspiration and motivation) and not enough done.

Here are a few in progress:


Actual Cover (so far)

The cover:
Black Card stock with silver embossed monogram (EMT) and date (November 14, 2009)

It's easier to read in person. The flash created a reflection on the silver

Test embossing on card stock scrap

It says "All you need is love"

Thinking about using it on the program somewhere (maybe back) if I can get the right red embossing powder.

I was thinking about using this tree in between the Silver monogram and date on the cover.

That is, if I can find the right red embossing powder.


The card box is four 8x10 picture frames, holding four of our engagement pictures, connected at the corners with some braided cord. Almost done. I just need to finish the top. Yay.


These are done! The above picture is actually a mess up, but they look very similar.

They are cellophane treat bags (for holding the candy the guest collects from the candy centerpieces) with a card held on with a red M wax seal.

The card reads:

Love is Sweet

Thank you for celebrating our day with us.
Please help yourself to some candy.

Tim and Beth
November 14, 2009

That's it for now. When I complete the above, or take pictures of the rest, I will update.

Until next time...

The happier type of shower!

This past weekend, I was the lady of honor at a bridal shower thrown by my two lovely aunts. Things were traditional: tasty foods, cheesy games and lovely relatives. It was wonderful. :)

Scrumptious Petit Fours

All of these wonderful women came out to celebrate with me in the pouring down rain.

One of my favorite gifts that I'll never use for the intended purpose.
These gloves will never clean toilets if I have anything to do with it.

Wedding showers bring....


The light area above is the Yellow River. News reports claimed the river was about 100 feet outside it's banks.

Hills in Georgia + Gravity + a ton of rain = the water running down the hill to our house and our neighbor's house and yard.
Neighbor's house

Part of our backyard

The water pooling outside the house, getting reading to invade the basement.

These pictures were taken pretty early on, too.

We were lucky. Several were not.

Next post: Happier showers