Our Spring Break is over and I can actually see the end of the school year in the very near future. Augh! I feel like I haven't caught up from Thanksgiving and Christmas. How can school almost be over?? And to add to my angst, I have my daughter's Quinceanera in the plans for May 12. Progress has come along on that agenda. I designed her invitation and r.s.v.p. cards using My Digital Studio. The designer paper is from another digital artist and everything else is from Stampin' Up! I continue to be pleasantly surprised with how quickly orders are printed and shipped. My order took about 2 days to print and 3 days to arrive at my door (all working days). As expected, the paper is high end cardstock and the printing is beautiful. It all looks very professional. Here is a copy of them. Yes, I took the address off the venue location. My after-thought attempt at some sort of privacy caution :-)
This is a 5" x 7" postcard, in that it's only one sheet of cardstock (the invitation doesn't open and close) and comes with white envelopes. The back of the postcard is fully printed in a bleed to the edges with the same design as the front. The print is primarily black and I color matched the purple in the card for her name. My Digital Studio gives ou the ability to color match anything on your layout. You can then use this color match for the text, matting or to color objects.
The RSVP card is also a postcard with envelopes. This size is 5" x 3 1/2". The designer paper is part of the paper suite that I purchased. The diamond pattern is printed with a full bleed to the edge on the back of the postcard. I used the same stamp set, Creative Elements and color matched some of the printing and color fill. I added a grey border to the web photo because you can't see where the card starts and ends on the white background.
While I was feeling creative, I also designed the return labels for the envelopes. This image looks really big but, they are a standard return address label size. I ordered these through an on-line company. I'm looking forward to receiving them to see how accurate their color match is. All-in-all, I should have all the invitations addressed and ready to go out by the end of this week. I haven't received the labels yet so I have to wait on those before mailing the invites out.
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In other events of the Spring Break week, we did put in a raised vegetable garden.
We're starting off small to see how successful we are. Mark wanted to start off double this size (2 raised gardens) and I convinced him to wait on the 2nd plot until we saw how good (or bad) we did with this one.
The Mexican Pet Door. We're changing out screens on the south and west side of the house. Noelle decided this was the best way to come in and out of the house all day.
I have an herb garden at the base of one of my trees and I have catnip for my gorgeous McKenzie. He likes to lay in there and get high all the time. It's like kitty pot.
Big Daddy finally got to chillax with an ice cold Corona on his vintage Texas Stadium seats. He's on the phone with my brother-in-law discussing his prowess with a table saw and bags of dirt.