Woo HOOOO! I want to announce that I've been chosen as a 2011 Design Team Member for Punky Scraps!!! YEAH BABY! I love this challenge blog! It encourages you to be precious OR bitchy- which is what most people are- variable, changeable and sometimes inexplicable but always TRUE.
I wish I had a Punky project to share but I've been concentrating on a much delayed wedding invite project for my sister, Leticia, whos' getting married July 30th in Minori, Italy. AAAHH I just LOVE SAYING THAT!!
I promised Letty I would have everything together before she got here for her annual April visit. Letty works in London as a sports and health educator for a private school (her title is very British and I constantly forget it so I call her "Coach") I love my sister- she's awesome- she's also a true free woman- do NOT tell that chick what to do OR ELSE.
|Original design concept. I look at this now and go- meh!|
I like Letty's crazy butterfly parade more.
I dilly dallied on the invites. It's my first big card project. It's a WEDDING. The groom comes from a TRADITIONAL Italian family. One word-BASILICA.
I got... skeered.
I waffled like a mid-term presidential candidate on the paper order.
I delayed putting together the final design.
I ordered and re-ordered ribbon samples.
I FREAKED over the printing of the actual invite.
I set my self up for many a neurotic break down and spasm away I did.
Way to over-think it right?
Here are my two faves of the design fest:
|On the left is my original color scheme. |
On the right is Letty's color improvisation.
We made 88 of these babies! WHOOP WHOOP!
I ran my poor open-minded sister ragged over the placement of butterflies and length of ribbon. I yelled over what I called "Glue Glops".
I actually said to my sister- THE BRIDE- as SHE HELPED ME instead of enjoying her week off in NYC: "NO Pink! You must follow PROCEDURE!!!! If you're gonna help YOU GOTTA DO WHAT I SAY!"
Oh yes I did! Told you I went completely mental!
|I like the final outcome- no card is the same.|
More photos, vendor details and a complete list of evil things I said will be coming next week. Right now I'm celebrating my PUNKY SCRAPS acceptance!! I will also be their one of the DT Coordinators. Promise I will not tell you guys to FOLLOW PROCEDURE. :)
|YAY!!!!! So gonna rock out on these pages!!!!|