Tuesday, August 16, 2011

WEDDING INVITATIONS X4......



Being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator meant making your kids wedding invitations was a given!! A no-brainer!! A must do!! And for each kid, it was a different situation. When I made Jen's she picked out several images she loved and told me exactly what she wanted, which was embossing in silver on vellum and a tiny silver cord tied in a tiny silver bow.....easy peasy....and we whacked them out with a little help from our friends and they were beautiful! Then Bekah got engaged, and I made 42 samples before she fell in love with one!! I told her that if THIS one didn't sing to her, (#42) then we would settle because it sang to me!!! We had an assembly line with her new inlaws- it was a fun time of celebration making these very involved not so easy peasy beauties! My son was next, and Jenna and I decided one Sunday afternoon to get er done, and a few hours later we had some beautiful fall wedding invites all whacked out!! Then last but not least was my daughter Bethany, who said, "You just make it Mama, whatever you make I will love!" So I made what I had in mind and she said, "I don't really like that so much Mama" - LOL, but I asked her what she had in mind and we ended up with an invite that looked very much like my sample here but was made with an older set called and of course I am having brain freeze right now and can't think of the name, but it was a gorgeous big set that looked something like Elements of Style and we made BEAUTIFUL wedding invites for a 4th time. Of course there were nieces and friends and others I have made along the way, but there was a sadness when I made the last one for my own child....now I can look forward to making them for the grand daughters one day, but hopefully, not anytime SOON!!! :) Until next time........

9 comments:

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful wedding invitations. I did not have the chance to make my son's invitations. The DIL had her own ideas :( Plus it was a very quick thing. (I might not have had time.) How wonderful that you are so creative and the children appreciate that. :) Hugs...

Danielle said...

Totally beautiful Karen. I don't have "element of style". coming to think of it, it is a must...
love the simplicity, yet the richness of the colors and the design. Truly beautiful.
Enjoyed reading your piece of life! Have a wonderful day.

KER said...

lovely...and the memories you made with and for your children is so touching

Lena said...

Instead now youll be doing baby shower invites and kids birthday party and valentines for kids classes. In my opinion its much funner. Loveee this invite though . So pretty!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Karen,
Gorgeous invitation and how awesome you've made them for all your kids!

Hugs,
Kathy/101Airborne

Peggy said...

You have more guts than me! As well as a knack for formal cards that are spectacular! My daughter is talking marriage, so can I call on you for help? lol!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gosh GF you even rock at CAS! This is just stunning!

Jenna Barber said...

Karen, with only having a few weeks till the big day... we really did bang those babies out quickly! Each one of the invitations you created were GORGEOUS! So psyched we got to do that together and continue to have stamping in common! Your cards is just GORGEOUS!! LOVE that black satin bow with the rossette in the center. You've inspired me to try that out!!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is such a gorgeous, classic style of a card! Love it! That set always reminded me of SU's older Toile Blossoms set, so I could never justify getting the Element of Style set. :-) I sure have enjoyed all your beautiful cards using this set!