When I was addressing all of our save the dates and invitations I thought my hand was going to FALL OFF! My right hand went into a cramp soooo many times it was terrible! I needed an ice pack at the end! No wonder people hire calligraphist or do labels!
For my though I didn't have the budget to hire a talented calligraphist and I didn't want to do labels because I didn't want people think our STD's and invites were junk mail (I invested months of tears and sweat designing those things I wasn't about to have someone mistake them as trash! NO SIR!). Personally I am more inclined to open mail that my address was handwritten.
Today's etsy find is a custom RUBBER STAMP, which I think will be a HUGE time saver with your paper products (STD, invites, thank you cards, Christmas cards, etc.). Of course you can't stamp individuals addresses, but you can stamp your own address. That will save 1/2 of the hand pain. Plus I think they look really classy and elegant.
They are sooo easy to use! To make it even look more custom you can select a ink rather then black, which could be similar to your colors.
Here are some affordable rubber stamps from some etsy sellers.
We've been sending out Christmas cards as a couple for a while now. Each year we try to be creative with them (past Christmas cards: 2009, 2010). Each year it gets harder and harder. We either add another dog or a kid. It's hard to get the dogs wrangled up and to look at the camera. It's even harder with kids! This year I tried to take some pictures of some inspiration I saw on pinterest. Here are some photos I took.
The card that I got through Shutterfly.com. Love them!
This year we've been extremely blessed with our new home, the birth of our second son, and a new great job. More importantly we are blessed to have each other. Merry Christmas everyone!! God Bless!
2013 Mother's Day was extra special this year with what my guys did for me. While I wasn't home Mike got out our camera, tripod, remote for the
camera and started to take some beautiful DIY shots. His inspiration was
"Jett's Day." From getting ready, napping, & going out. It just
captured so many great moments of our little guy.
I love the sentimental gifts that kids make their parents. It is worth millions to me. So when I received my mother's day gift from my guys I heart just fluttered with excitement.
Here are the pics from the mini DIY session .....
Mike wanted to put all these great photos in a frame. He had J paint the matte so it was more personable.
The end result a DIY photo session with a toddler painted matte for Mother's Day. Something I will have and to cherish forever.
I was really excited about planning Jett's party because we would throw the party at our new home. So many possibilities!! I always try to brainstorm ideas months prior to the party so I can slowly come up with stuff and create them. I started to think of things that Jett was really into at this part of his life.
He loves planes, but we did that for his 1st birthday. He loves tractor, we did that for his 2nd party. Now at almost 3 he loved trains and Superman! So I asked Jett in November, "Jett do you want a choo-choo train party or Superman?" and Jett yells, "CHOO CHOO TRAIN!!" PERFECT!!
I was now thinking of things to do and how to decorate for this party. Of course everything has to start with the invitation. I created the invitation myself. I went with a old style boarding pass.
You can now purchase this invitation, but personalized at my Etsy store!
I printed these in cardstock and then stuffed them in kraft paper envelope that I purchased at Hobby Lobby …