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Invitations and Snow

In etsy, invitations, paper, planning, ribbon, seller, store, wedding, winter on March 28, 2008 at 1:55 am

I decided to use Tricia’s engagement (the new sister-in-law-to-be) as an excuse to buy some new colorful paper, a stamp and ribbon, to design some wedding invitations. They’re simple enough, nothing too fancy, and so much fun to make! I made some while I watched A Midsummer Night’s Dream last night. Maybe we’ll make one of these options for Tricia’s wedding, maybe not, either way it doesn’t matter, I just love working with paper!







It’s snowing again. When will this winter end?!

Guest Blogger

In blog, bloggers, etsy, guest, planning, wedding, writer, writing on March 27, 2008 at 9:48 pm

I just blogged another guest blog on TransCanada Etsy Team blog. Take a look and leave your comments!

Another Wedding!

In brown, decorate, decorations, etsy, plan, planning, plans, purple, seller, store, wedding on March 26, 2008 at 8:52 pm

My new sister-in-law-to-be has asked me to be in charge of her wedding decorations (Yay! Another one!) and I’ve been brainstorming for ideas. Her colors are Chocolate Brown and Voilet. I have yet to find out if this is a deep color or light so mostly I’ve been concentrating on the brown and coming up with original favor ideas. Here’s what I’ve come up with for the favors:

Personalized Jones Bottles
Personalized M&M’s

I know, I know, it’s not that original. But I’m just getting started (:

Then for table centerpieces I’d like to go with the picture below as well as walnuts and t-lights. The table itself would be mostly browns and then I’d like the chair covers to be white or ivory with a violet bow.

We’ll have ivory tooling from the ceiling to make a tent-like atmosphere, perhaps some violet colored Chinese lanterns here and there to bring in the color more.

More ideas to come!

In center pieces, create, decorate, decorations, etsy, make, makeing, planning, weddings on March 22, 2008 at 7:24 pm

We worked for six hours yesterday and finished another 23 boxes for Krystal’s wedding! Here’s what the finished product looks like! I can’t wait to see them on all the tables with t-lights all around and rose petals. It’s going to look so good! (Proud mama!)

Only 60 or so to make!

Etsy Wedding Planning!

In center pieces, colors, decorating, invitations, planner, planning, plans, reception, style, wedding on March 2, 2008 at 8:24 pm


I’ve plunged. I’ve jumped and it’s nerve racking but at the same time, it’s exciting! As most of you know, my job has been teetering on the brink for a little while. Last week I finally had the conclusive decision from my boss (not that it was a good one, but at least I know what’s happening now!) that I would be put on a three month term and a job could not be promised at the end of those three months. As disappointing as it was, this news was also refreshing and made me look at the future of my career.

This brought me to the option of pursuing Wedding Planning. I have always been interested in this but the current job situation allowed me to seriously consider it. Which was cool. Very cool!

I decided to take the first steps of this adventure by listing Wedding Packages on Etsy. These packages are in three stages.

Stage 1 is made up of the more basic options: creative ideas, cost cutting options, room filling, center piece and decor ideas.

Stage 2 is a little deeper. I’ll send the buyer helpful links to sites, come up with table decoration ideas suited to their style, ideas for favors and how to spice them up, original guest book ideas, easy to make room decorations and I’ll provide lists of options including costs for flowers and center pieces.

Stage 3 is the biggest and most fun (for me!) option (so far! I have bigger dreams and goals coming!). I’ll include all of the above info from Stage 1 and 2…but on top of that, I’ll make examples of invitations and center pieces. I’ll require pictures from the bride of the reception hall (and the church if she’s wanting ideas for that as well) so I can give advice as to how to set it up. This option will require the shipment of the invitation and possibly the center pieces examples.

With all of these options I’ll evaluate the brides style, budget and colors to come up with the best options for her. I’ll provide lists and pictures of ideas. I’ll answer any questions she has and give her advice on her different options.

I can’t wait to get started on these!! I’m so excited for someone to purchase a package so I can start (: Anyone? Anyone?

Brilliant Business Plan!

In etsy, flowers, planning, resume, seller, sellers, store, stores, wedding, work on February 25, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Today has been a rough day. I just don’t want to be at work, I need to be handing out resumes and getting my next job rolling. Not even that, I just don’t have my heart in my work anymore! But it was cheered up with the delivery of a raspberry yogurt thingy which totally made my day. One of the girls here at the office got it for me…so sweet!

I love raspberries! They make it feel as though summer is here. When I was little we used to gave raspberries and ice cream at my Nana’s house in the summer, so I think it all stems from that. I planted raspberry bushes (ok, twigs!) in my garden last year so I hope they have a couple more berries on them this year!

Ok. Business Plan #1: There’s a company here in town that individuals can present their business plans to and if they approve them, they will fund you for 54 weeks of pay while you get set up. They will also fund for business cards, rent of office space and start up supplies. One of the girls the other night suggested that I try doing this with my wedding planning stuff. I’m really considering trying it! If it doesn’t work, well at least I spent 54 weeks giving myself a head-start, I can always get a job and keep trying the wedding planning on the side.

We’ll see how it goes.

I love this pictures. It’s by Irene Suchocki. You gotta check out the rest of her store too…it’s amazing!

Wedding Planning (not mine :)

In colors, decorating, job, occupation, planning, wedding on February 24, 2008 at 7:10 pm


Every second Friday we get together with a bunch of our couple friends. This past Friday was one of those nights and we had so much fun! As usual we all sit around, visit, eat and play games. So many of the couples were able to come this week and it was great to catch up with them. There’s usually around seven couples that come, we all bring appetizers and games and then spend the evening having a good visit. This week the guys split off and played their own game of…not sure, something to do with cards, loud yells and slapping. So by the time us girls had finished our multiple rounds of Pit, we headed into another room to chat. It was great to see what they had been up to and just chat about girlie things.

Krystal started telling us about her wedding plans and said how she wasn’t sure about decorating the reception hall. She wanted to be creative but was finding it hard to think of original things. Jana, who got married several months ago, looked at her and said “Get Katie to help you, she’s amazing” (thanks Jana!!).

I had been in charge of decorating Jana’s reception hall and loved every minute of it. I volunteered for the position and knew that it didn’t involve money, but I didn’t mind. It was exactly what I needed to fill some time and to be creative. Besides that, Jana’s colors were exactly what mine had been, so it was easier to come up with ideas although they weren’t things I had used.

I can’t wait to start on Krystal’s wedding planning! It’s only three months away, but I already have tons of ideas. Her colors are maroon, beige and sage green. I don’t know if I’ll be helping her actually decorate but I’ll be able to help her with ideas. I think that in the end, Jana’s reception decoration cost her $75.00 so cost shouldn’t be a problem (: I’m good at keeping it down.

Oh, the pictures above are of Jana’s wedding. So proud!!