2 intense work-outs today... I am officially wiped out & ready to just sit in my craft room & create. I got up to do the 6:30 spin class & then subbed a Zumba class at 10:45. Was so happy that 2 of my hot & sassy friends showed up to dance with me, too! We were rockin' the Y today... fo sho!
I mentioned recently that my parents attend MANY weddings every year. This really wouldn't be of any concern to me whatsoever, except that every time they have another one coming up... my mom asks me to make a card for her. I NEVER EVER HAVE WEDDING CARDS ON HAND ALREADY MADE. Why I don't make many of them in advance is a question I can't answer. I must be nuts. Or a glutton for punishment. I don't know. And even Bryn rolls her eyes when I tell her I have to make another wedding card for Grandma. It's become kind of an inside joke around here. Hahaha
Anyhoooo... for this particular wedding, it's actually a distant relative so we're invited, too. They're getting married in New York, but having another reception in St Louis since that's where all of her family is. We'll be out of town for the celebration, so I'm just sending a card/money. I actually kinda wish we could go, too, because it's being held at the City Museum. Bryn's been there, I don't know... at least a half dozen times? And I've never been there. And I know it's really cool. One of these days... maybe this summer... I'm going!
So... back to wedding cards. I try to keep random wedding stash on hand. If I see something wedding-related at the store, I'll buy it. For this card, I used a SRM Congratulations sticker sentiment and some really old paper, but I think the dimensional sticker is really cute, even though it's pretty dang old too!
I machine-stitched a piece of vellum on top of the patterned paper to keep it from looking too busy. And the inside of the card has another CONGRATS sentiment sticker...
On another note, I recently purchased a brown + white zebra-print area rug from West Elm. My intention was to put it in our living room, but after staring at it there for 24 hours I picked it up & moved it to the family room in our finished basement. I love it there. It gave that room some new life... since it's some really old furniture in there that I've been wanting to replace for a long time. Funny how just one different thing can liven up a room, even when the furniture isn't your favorite...
I also happen to love a pop of animal print in just about anything.
Especially shoes... just sayin'. ;-)