Friday, October 14, 2011

Top of the Rollercoaster

Phew, we made it! I consider the 6 month mark a pretty major milestone for our engagement process.  This is when things start heating up and it feels more "real".  By now many of our guests have received their Save the Dates =) and a lot of the planning is done.  It's time for these projects to come to life.

Instead of the To-Do List Hydra (because I didn't accomplish a whole lot after that Bouquet Monster) I thought I would preview some "coming attractions."  These are the most recent projects the fiance and I have tackled.

Little Ones Activity Books
Status: Completed

For a project that required such little effort on my part, I really love these!  I found images I liked on-line, followed a template, created a cross-word, and printed out the pages.  I realized that this was slightly flawed, so then I cut and taped the pages in the order I wanted, determined how the pages needed to lay in order to have them printed on the backside of the previous page correctly (longest process!), then I simply assembled, hole punched and tied with a ribbon. Ta-da!

Assembly Line

My Pretty Ribbon

Interior Ribbon
I think the kids will have fun with their flower crayons! I only made 10 books, so hopefully I didn't forget too many kiddie's. =D

Guest Book Post Cards:
Status: Completed (for now)

Next up on the list was printing off the 1930s machinery images on cardstock (easy peasy on my work printer - not the case for my cheap-o printer at home.  Sorry for the scary noises it made Scooty!).  When I got home from work my darling future husband took over the cutting process, because it was very apparent I had no talent for working the little machine (apparently stay in the lines applies here too...), but! I was very good at the stamping process, so while he cut out the post cards I stamped the backs.  The whole process took about 25 minutes (or 2 half episodes of Rob and Big).

I also wrote on the back of a few so our guests would know there were no "rules" when it came to signing these.  We decided we would get a big photo collage frame and our favorites would get hung inside and put on our wall.  Yay for finding a way for our "guestbook" to be art!

Surprise Project
Status: In Progress

I don't want to give too much away on this one, because its part of a BIG reveal project, but future hubby has been working soooo hard on these that I had to share.  Again, I was swiftly booted off this project, which was fine by me! I had a hellofatime designing the buggers on Vistaprint anyway, so I think it's safe to say my portion of the work was on the concept and design end.

Test subjects

The winners in Phase 2 of Production
So you see, while we haven't been knocking things off left and right, we certainly haven't been sitting idly by either.  We have a few wedding related things to do this week (like payments -not fun- and tastings -the best!).

Are you ready for the ride?  It feels like the rollercoaster is starting it's way down, and it sure is picking up speed!!!

Via I <3 Triangles

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