Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Best Friend's Wedding!

My best friend Jen is getting married in March and I am super excited. Jen and I have know each other since we were 8 and we even went to college and were roommates all 4 years which I hear is quite an accomplishment for girls. I think the thing that ironically always saved us is the fact that we are total opposites which actually made us complement each other really well. We thought this picture by Bansky summed it all up:

Jenny was my maid of honor at my wedding and now I get to be hers. As maid of honor I, with my mother's help, am throwing her a shower. We set the date before Valentines day so we could use that as a theme. The shower hasn't happened yet so I am sure I will have more pictures to come but I did take a few pictures of the invitations I designed.

I felt like the invite needed a little texture so I did it on a paper called "paper bag" and being the indecisive person I am I choose both red and pool colored envelopes and sent half with one color and half with the other. 

I have also done a few other invitations for people recently and I think I am really starting to like it. We will see how it goes.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Shower Time!

My life recently has become very busy with party planning. My fun and crafty friend Kristen is going to have her third little boy next month so we decided to celebrate by having a little dessert party at my house. It's the first party I have had at the new house so I was a little scared but I think it went pretty good.  

For the party I thought we needed a fun polka dotted banner to go with the rest of the decorations.

The banner was a super easy project.
First I cut out about 12 triangles out of some cute Paper I have from Paper Source.

Then I pulled out some bias tape and sandwiched the paper between the fold tape.

Then I just sewed along the tape in order to secure the paper and it was done.

Now on to planning my friend Jennifer's bridal shower!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Last month I finished my first semester at Mission College where I am taking graphic design classes. I thought I would post some of my final projects.

 For my InDesign class we had to make a booklet and then make a second booklet from the template of the first one. I decided to do it on different sewing stitches. I called the series "Stitchionary". One book is on how to do a blanket stitch and the other is on gathering.

For my Illustrator class we had to do a technical drawing of something. I did my sewing machine. I love my Janome! She has been good to me.

For my Photoshop class I edited an old damaged picture of my grandpa. He was a surveyor and a true outdoorsman.

They all still need a little improvement, but for my first semester I am pretty proud of myself.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Boys and Girls

My mother bough all of her kids doll's and trucks when we were kids in order to teach us equal opportunity and not to be gender specific. However, in the end us girls used the trucks to drive our dolls between parties, while my brother decided to put the dolls inside the truck and crash them into walls. Even though this idea didn't really work because "boys will be boys" and "girls will be girls", I still like the idea behind it: equal opportunity to like those things if you want to. My niece Ella is a great example of this. She is young, but already has a very tough and tomboyish attitude, but she's still girly at the same time. She loves to carry around purses and is almost always wearing a tutu and cute flowers in her hair. Well ,in order to carry on my mom's tradition I decided to make her a little purse and bought her some Hot Wheels.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Laminate Floors

This is what Ryan and I did this Saturday. It's my craft room and if the floors last we will see about doing the whole house.

Friday, January 7, 2011


My kitty showing his embarrassment at my blogging skills...
Sorry Orange!