December 28, 2010

Favorite Pics

Merry Christmas! I hope you all had wonderful Christmases.

Mine was wonderful. Sadly, I took no pictures. I know. I have an appointment with the doctor already. Something is wrong.

Until my siblings post theirs so i can steal them, i'm imageless.

Okay fine, we know that's not possible. Hold your horses.

This year we decided to each pick our favorite picture that we've taken of each other and give them to each other. It was really fun to go through all of my images and pick out my favorites.

Here are the ones I gave to my siblings and parents.

My mom and dad on the beach in Oregon. Can I just tell you how grateful I am to have parents who love each other, and show it? It's a blessing.

My brother Levi playing with his niece and nephew. They were spying wild beasts.

My nephew LH. He has crazy bright blue eyes. I sepia'd (just made that word up) everything but his eyes.

My brother Zachary and I in Yellowstone. A long, long, long time ago.

My SIL Jayne with baby C. She didn't know I took this so it was a fun surprise.

My beautiful niece EJ. There is a funky app on my iphone that puts a filter on pics. I liked this one. Her hair is just amazing.

My brother and JB the day he was blessed. I just love the connection between them. A daddy and his baby boy.

JB two years later. He was a superhero for Halloween and i just love this pic. It's the ears.

And this one for my Dad. All of his boys.

Try it sometime. Pick out your favorite pics of people and give them to them. It brings up fun memories. Warning: It can get emotional.

It's an inexpensive yet wonderful gift. I printed the pics at Walgreens and then put them in $2 frames from Walmart.

December 22, 2010

It's raining showers!

I was asked to do yet another bridal shower invitation and it was so fun! I really do love designing these things.

This one was supposed to be art deco themed in purple and black. I will admit that I had to do some 'art deco' research. I really only had some vague notions of what it was.

But I think it turned out pretty darn cool!

What do you think?

December 19, 2010

O Christmas Tree

On Friday night a group of friends and I made the long trek into town (Salt Lake City) for some big city entertainment. We went to dinner at Buca di Beppo (yum!!) and then headed to Temple Square to see the lights.

We arrived just as they were shutting the gates.

So we went and looked at the nativities and hung out in the Joseph Smith Memorial building instead.

It's been a long time since I've been in there at Christmas time and I forgot how gorgeous their Christmas tree was!

Side note: how cool would it be to have that job? Official Christmas Tree Decorator.

It really got me into the Christmas spirit.

Here are some pics. Hope they make you feel the Christmas spirit too!

These are my friends...they probably won't make you feel the Christmas Spirit :-)


December 16, 2010

Ex-tra Libris

Ha! Get it? From the last post? I crack myself up.

So I told you these things were addictive. Here are a few more designs i've been working on.

These shots are pulled from pdf's so they aren't showing up perfect. But you get the idea.

December 11, 2010

Ex Libris

I ordered some really cute bookplates a while ago and finally used them all. I was looking on Etsy for new ones...when it dawned on me that I could just make my own!

Here are my first three designs. What do you think?

They print out on sheets of six but I think I will switch to labels that are just a bit smaller.

They are really fun to make. I may be addicted. Anyone want bookplates?

December 9, 2010

Long time no see guys!

How's it going? Having a nice holiday season? Excited for Christmas? Have all your shopping done?

Well now that we are all caught up...

I really do miss blogging. I know that my life isn't any busier than most other bloggers I follow. But I just can't same to find time. My two SIL's have kids and husbands and houses to run...and they manage to blog almost every day. I have no excuses, but I'll think of one, don't you worry your pretty little heads about that.

One cause of busyness and stress is over now, a bridal shower for my roommate. It was so fun but I tend to go overboard on laughing family!

I designed these invites and must say that I think they turned out super cute.

It was a lingerie shower and the colors where pink, black and white. The invites mailed in a black envelope.

My amazing mom made these cute centerpieces up.

It was actually pretty simple. Soup and bread bowls, veggie tray and cake pops for desert.

I discovered cake pops on Pioneer Woman and have been wanting to make them for a long time. They are not as easy as I thought...just saying. And I should've practiced prior to taking them out in public. But they were good! I hear. I didn't make gluten-free cake pops so I couldn't try them.

As a side note. It's really difficult to cook and not be able to try things to see if they are okay before giving them away!

I used red velvet and chocolate cake and pink melting chocolate. And pink, black and white sprinkles.

I forgot to take a picture of them arranged but if you look on the table in this pic and can see them sort of arranged and half missing. They looked super cute bitten into as well, with the red velvet cake all moist and yummy inside. Forgot to take a picture of that too. Egads. My brain has completely melted. I need a nice camera by the way. Macro baby.

All in all I think it was a fun party. Ashley got some really cute things.
Darling lingerie...
Towels...from her mother-in-law... And only a few really dirty things *tehe*.

Congratulations Ash!