Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Something New

 Well, since I've received my card in the mail, I'm pretty sure it's safe to post one of the projects I've been working on.  My nephew is getting married this December and he and his future bride asked if I could make a Save the Date design for them.

Of course, I was more than happy to help!  Any reason to play!!!  I made several prototypes and then we got together one evening so they could view them and do any tweaking that needed to be done.  Their colors are silver and purple so they had a lot of options, but we finally managed to make something that they both liked.  The faces are purposely blocked to protect their privacy, but you get the idea.  I love that their 'babies' are in the photo with them!

I created this as a 4x6 project in MDS and then saved it as a jpeg so they could take it to their favorite printing service.   I really like how the printed versions turned out!

This was the first time I had ever done a commissioned project and I have to admit, it was a little daunting!  Usually I just follow my muse and make whatever appeals to me at the time.  Even when I've made cards for others, I usually have a lot of leeway on the artistic design.  It was hard for me to come up with a variety of designs that might appeal to different tastes, but in the end it worked out pretty well.  

I had to laugh when we first started and I was showing them different ideas.  Neither one of them would give me a 'like it' or 'hate it' until I finally assured them that I would not consider it a personal attack if they hated any of the options.  It was quite productive after that!

I was also amazed at the amount of money brides and grooms spend on invitations, decorations, etc!  It's quite fortunate that Alex has a very crafty mother and aunt to help create all of those special things!  As the date gets closer, I will share the shower invitations and other pretties we are making for their special day!

I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time to be crafty!! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I know how you feel about creating options for someone else... I too have had to say "please tell me what you DON'T or DO like!" It's fun to create regardless. You did a great job! I'm anxious to get some MDS stuff printed with the next month's sale.

  2. This is great for a "save the date" card! I do love their colors too.

  3. this is a beautiful save the date card Margaret-its exciting to create for the ones you love-I have made wedding invitations for 7 or 8 weddings-I finally decided I don't like production work-its a monumental task-Dec 28th is my hubby's birthday

  4. They are gorgeous Margaret!! One of my nephews is getting married in December too!

  5. I am so impressed Margaret! They are so lucky to have your help and your finished project looks great. :) I love they have their fur babies in the photo too, how neat is that. Best wishes to them and congrats to you for being so talented! Hugs

  6. Such an elegant design - what a perfect Save the Date card!
    Alison x

  7. I love when you share your ideas that help out your family and friends!! I think your talent is shared so wonderfully and how much fun did they have getting this photo and layout printed out? I LOVE IT!!!
    Miss you and think of you all the time. I'll be settled in soon and getting back to my regular routine (knock on wood)....
    hugs to you! Hope all is well with you.


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