Monday, April 13, 2009

Roses are Red, Violets are Aqua

My good friend Jeana announced on Feb. 12 that her and her sweetie Mark were getting married on May 30. The sneaky devil figured she would be expecting a Valentine's Day proposal, so he jumped the gun a couple days early and proposed when she would least expect it - a Thursday night!

The Happy Couple: Jeana and Mark

This past weekend Jeana and I helped our mutual friend Ann celebrate the big 30. When talk turned to Jeana's upcoming bridal shower, I immediately said, "I can design the invitations!" You can imagine my surprise when Jeana said, "And the shower is two weeks from today." Gulp.

But to tell you the truth, I thrive on pressure and there's nothing like a deadline to kick my butt into maximum creative mode. So I came home that very night and whipped up this gatefold invitation in Jeana's wedding colors - red and aqua.

This is why I love stamping! Just ink up your stamp and you can mass produce anything!

And here's the inside. I found the text online and thought it was perfect for a lingerie shower.

In case you can't read the first few lines, it says, "Toasters, blenders, and vases are grand gifts indeed, but let's give the bride-to-be something she'll really need!" Isn't that cute?

Now all I have to do is get a final headcount so I know how many of these lovely invites I get to make, address and drop in the mail by Wednesday (okay, maybe Thursday, but most definitely by Friday). Perhaps I should have started with that little bit of information, huh? Oh, well. As my uncle would say, "It's all for the cause." And this cause is well worth it.

Here's to Coke ('cause I'm gonna need it!),


susan opel said...

You are a glutton for punishment, albeit a VERY good friend! :)

Kalyn Kepner said...

Oh my goodness these invite are adorable! Nice work, Kelly! :)

Megan said...

Great job, PK. Your friend is lucky to have you.