September 7, 2008

A shower...other than rain...

WOW - we got a LOT of rain today - the perfect day to be inside, and playing. Well - we had painting to do, so no playing until late, and that's why I'm posting at 1:30!

Tomorrow I am off to a bridal shower for my dear friend Gen's daughter Denise. Denise and I are about the same age, so I tried to think what I might like someone to give to me. She has quite a bit of the necessities, as she's been living on her own for a while, but they found plenty to register for, so that made my job easy...but I still wanted to make something special for her.

I came across these coasters in Bed Bath & Beyond...they're glass photo coasters...this is nothing new really, but figured I'd share my project with you.

I used my Just-Rite Monogram Stamper using thier initial, and wedding date. That's stamped in Brilliance Chocolate ink...it has a nice shimmer. The flourish is from Inkadinkado's Flourish set, and is stamped in Old Olive.

I've lined the 4 sides of the coasters with Grass dew drops (just so you know, to do the 4 coasters, I had almost a full bottle to start and there was still about 1/4 of the bottle left when I was done) I adhered them with crystal effects. Now - I would have been happier if the coasters were a wee bit thicker, so that the full backs of the dew drops would be adhered, but I'll take what I can get! I think they're pretty, classy, and best of all, she can change them if she gets bored of 'the seal' as I like to call it :)

Now...onto her card...

As part of my 'go green' attitude, I don't do envelopes anymore, unless the cards are going in the mail. Besides, I think these works of art should be on display for all to see before present time!

Since I don't do envelopes, I wanted the card to coordinate with the gift (the coasters and the basket/tray, everything else is glass and stainless steel) I just LOVE these bridal confetti flowers from M's...NO they don't have brown...I made these with my Brilliance Chocolate pad...look at this close up - don't they look yummy?!?!?!? The middles are finished up with a clear swarovski crystal...Classy.

Again - the flourish is from Inkadinkado, and I used 'the seal' once more.

I'll be married 9 years next month, and my wedding seemed so long ago - thinking about wedding stuff made me think of my own, and if I had to do it all over again, I think I'd have fresh flowers, instead of silk, and I'd make sure I took more pictures with my grandmothers...I hardly got any - part my fault - part the dopey photographer's, but that's another post.

How long have you been married, and what, if anything would you change about your wedding???

Thanks for stopping by!!

7 comments:

Molly B said...

Tracey those are beautiful. I love the card. I hope your friend loves it too. -Molly B

Amy H said...

The coasters & card are absolutely beautiful! So elegant.

We've been married over 17 years. The only thing I would do different is not worry about if things are going to go as planned and slow down more & enjoy every minute of the day!

Samantha said...

So cute! I celebrate 4 years in October and I spent a small fortune on flowers! It was a huge deal to me. I wished I had more creative poses of Chris and I, but at least I have some!

Sue said...

Hum... You know how long we've been married.

What I would change... My bridesmaids, divorce happened so they don't talk to us anymore. Wasting money on decorations for the reception. Different photographer, and videographer, shorter ceremony... If only you can do it over again to get it right....

JustRite Stampers said...

Absolutely beautiful set! We have added your cards to our Google Reader JustRite Shared Ideas. Thanks for sharing the JustRite news with your blogging friends. Denise

Banu said...

WOW what a beautiful set. Amazing work.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful gift and card!