Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wedding Season, Mon....No Problem!

Happy 2013!  I know.  I know.  Already half of the first month of 2013 has passed and there has been no sign of me!  Trust me.....I have very good reasons why I have been absent on the blog scene.  I have been Christmas-ing, crafting, doing "While You Were Outs" and then vacationing in Jamaica!  Looking back, I am still not sure how I got it all done.  Today was my first day back to my "normal" life and I have to admit that things felt a little awkward at the start of the day.  Naturally, like riding a bike, it all came back to me.  Sigh.

Custom Invitations are Our Specialty
The reason for Jamaica was for our friend's wedding and I would love to share a few photos.  I have been dying to share this invitation with everyone!  Have a look that the 4"x9" pocket style invitation (pockets and paper by Envelopments).  I absolutely love how the invite turned out.  The cutest part, besides the adorable enclosure "tags" was a little wooden heart that sealed the pocket together.  I used the wooden veneers from Studio Calico.  I adore adding crafty little details to my invitations!  I think the little details are what makes a project come to life!  Check out the fun black twine on the tags!

Did you know The Paper Pickle is Chatham-Kent's exclusive Envelopments dealer?
Tip #341 - Never use glue dots to attach the circles to the enclosure tags and THEN punch the hole using a crop-a-dile!  I thought I was so smart using glue dots rather than messy glue.  I ended up jamming my crop-a-dile so bad!  Lesson learned!  Do not try this at home!!  Ha.

Time to Share....
Thank you for humouring me as I share....I have been known to share a little too much at times (actually you will  NOT be seeing those pics!  Ha!).  The only thing I will say is that I DID dance on the beach on a couple of occasions and I DID run on a slip and slide in the pool olympics!

This was our first time doing an all inclusive and it will certainly not be our last!  Here is the view from our room.  And yes, that really was coffee in my hubby's mug!

Andy and Carrie had quite the entourage.  34 in all!  Now THAT'S a lot of fun and laughs!
What a crew!  I am at the very back just to the left of the arbor.
Back to Reality
So it is back to the grind after a very nice time off.  I am energized and ready to have the most amazing year!  I am gearing up for the Chatham-Kent Wedding Show on Saturday, January 26th from 11-6pm at the Bradley Convention Centre.  Come and see me if you are interested in talking stationery!  I would love to help you design your invitations or those of a friend!  If you haven't noticed, I have a thing for paper and would love to assist in anyway I can.

On another note....Did you see that CHA is happening right now in California?  For those of you who have not been following along with your favourite company's releases via blog, have a look at The Scrap Reviews previews!  They provide the most comprehensive listing of new products!  And yes, I am in love AGAIN!  We will chat more this week about your favourites....I would love to hear about your favs!  All I have to say is that I am reconsidering my decision.  I think stamps MUST make a comeback at The Pickle after seeing Tim's latest release with Stamper's Anonymous!!!!

1 comment:

Jackie Plank said...

My favs!!! Oh dearie me, no I couldn't list my favs, there are way too many this year. Let's just start with the first booth and end with the last and say everything in between. Enough said about favs LOL
Glad you had a great vacay.