Monday, June 11, 2012

Big things coming!

I am very pleased to announce that I am following my dream and am opening my own invitation design company, RSVP Designs. With the love and support from my husband and friends, I have been working on getting my website off the ground before the arrival of a certain bundle of joy happens in early July. Right now there is just a landing/contact page as a placeholder, but I'll put up an announcement when the whole site goes up at

RSVP Designs will offer two main levels of service, pre-designed invitations in many styles that I will customize with the appropriate wording for your special event and custom design. I'm particularly excited about the custom design aspect of things - I look forward to working with my customers to get the perfect look and feel to give them the invitations and stationery of their dreams.

This is a really exciting time in my life and I'm so looking forward to seeing how things turn out! I hope you will all check out my designs once the site goes live!

Friday, May 20, 2011

A difficult decision.

Well, Internets, the time has come for me to make the decision that has been pressing on my mind for a few weeks now.

I've decided to take a hiatus from the blog.

Don't get me wrong, I love making the cards and writing the posts! Life has just simply become too busy lately. I knew it was time to step back for awhile when finding time to do the blog each week became a stressful activity. I don't want to start associating card making with stress - that's just not right!

There's also a lot going on in Moose and my lives right now. We're fine (and in fact, he just called me with some good news that will help in the short-term!) and I know things will get better, but for now things are just a little stressful.

Here's hoping things return to "normal" soon! I promise to be back as soon as it does!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Bring on the light

AKA: Happy birthday to me!

Have I mentioned that Moose is the best husband ever? If you need proof, I give you exhibit A:

He built me a light box!!! What a totally amazing birthday gift! Plus, it’s one that just keeps on giving… just think of all the wonderful embossed cards I’ll be able to make with it. Plus, it’ll be exceptionally useful whenever I need to trace something!

Moose built the light box mostly out of things we had on hand: scrap wood; electrical wiring; an electrical switch; some 13W CFL lightbulbs and a piece cut out of a broken fluorescent light diffuser. He only had to purchase the piece of glass and the light fixtures. He has promised me that he’ll write up a tutorial on how to make a light box of your very own for me to post on here soon.

Here’s a couple shots of the box turned on (it’s SUPER bright, so the pictures didn’t turn out very well):

And, finally, here’s a picture of the very first project I did with the light box (a Mother’s Day card I made for my amazing Mom):

Be sure to show your Mom just how much she means to you this Sunday! Have a fantastic week, everyone!