Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Invitations, place cards, cake topper and some summer flowers

Jim and I were working together at the dining room table which is also used as a craft table, conference table and drafting board.  LOL  This day we were sharing the space.  Jim was doing calculations on blueprints and I was putting some invitations together.  These invitation were a great deal of fun to make.  I used a screen door die cut kit from  Buffalo Stamps & Stuff.

 I LOVE the way it turned out.  We have invited 10 of my mother's girlfriends from high school.  This group of lovely ladies have been gathering together on a regular basis for over 50 years!  I was lucky enough to join them for a few of there parties and I so enjoyed the spirit and joy of friendships that have lasted over the years.  They call themselves the Girls with the Grandmother faces.  Jim and I with the help of a few of my favorite girlfriends are going to have a dinner party for them next week.  I picked this image from Phindy's Place because she looks just like me.  :)  Also, one of my favorite parts of our home is my screen door and I added a thin wood welcome sign.  I hope they can tell just how thrilled we are to do this dinner party.

The wedding that I have been helping with asked if I could make one of my whimsical cake toppers.  Of course I said, sure!  They told me a bit about the characters they wanted and here they are.  A teacher and a Buffalo Bills fan.  They were made with polymer clay and baked as directed on the package.

The place cards were doubled as a thank you (on the back), and held up with wine corks.  I sanded a flat edge so that they would stand easily and cut a slit into the other side of the cork. The bride had someone make these lovely wine charms that we tied on.  I punched the corners with a fun edge punch and distressed the cards.

 Just for the joy of looking at at rose I have include this wonderful scented rose. 

This Gerber daisy was given to me by Rox and was planted in a special place to greet you when you come to visit.