Tuesday, July 12, 2011

second times a charm

so i attempted again to make my own cd/dvd envelopes for dana fernandez photography - the first time didn't turn out very well (or at least to my liking) so i tried again. this time i got punch holes (or whatever you call them) and instead ironed the fabric so that the ends didn't end up frazzled. i definitely like the way it came out the second round. now if only i could figure how to sew on the high-tech sewing machine that my mother-in-law gave me...

using "recycled" card stock i printed the logo and then cut out 5" x 5". then i punched a hole and hammered the eyelet on the back

i cut a similar size for the width of 5" and then cut where i had wanted it to fold over for the front. i then sewed the bottom in the center of the top flap but left enough slack so that i could wrap twine around the button later

i traced the longer of the two card stock onto some fabric that i had and then iron the edges over for clean lines

 thread and needles (good to have varying sizes depending on the thickness of the thread

then i layered the longer card stock with the button facing down, fabric facing up and then the smaller sqaure card stock. then (by hand) i sewed a seam all the way around. finally, i made a double knot of the baker's twine and strung it through the eyelet

turned over the flap and strung the baker's twine around the button.

i have seen these used for photography businesses as well as invitations or save-the-dates for weddings and events

Monday, July 11, 2011

do something

if you know me and know my blogs, you know that i like to do things. ALOT of things. i like: event planning. photography. weddings. writing blogs. graphic design. baking. and my husband :)

so far i have two blogs. one for photography and the other for (mostly) wedding and event planning. but, there are so many other things that i like to try...even if its just once. i want to document those things and events, so i decided to write my own blog. if for no one else but me. 

why do i try to do so many things so that i have little to no free time? to be honest - i reclassified for myself what was "relaxing" and what "free time" really was. before: it was having a few things to occupy myself with and always having something to look forward to. but after the wedding to the love of my life - i was somewhat frustrated with every day-to-day activities because i had no big "event" to look forward to. so i changed my mentality to trying new things so that every day was rewarding and i wasn't living my life for tomorrow.

the result so far? absolutely amazing. 
when i see something that looks cool that i want to try or make - i do it. not every time does it come out well. (like sewing!) but i know i at least tried. and other times i surprise myself with a better than expected result. and at the end of the day i am the happiest because i do it just for me, my family, and my home :)

i will leave you with some of the latest that i have tried. and i will try to post in detail (and pictures) about the things that i attempt to create moving forward.

"don't do nothing because you can't do everything. do something. anything."

cake pops

"hamburger" cupcakes and "fries" sugar cookies

me and the hubs at the mana concert :) amazing! (even in spanish)

baby shower banner
(sneak peek into baby shower decor i created)

meringue gradual colors layer cake

homemade cd envelope (still perfecting)

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