Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Recycle Your Wedding Invitations

So, you took my advice and ordered more wedding invitations than you needed because you know that there are always those add-ons to your list---people that you just forgot about, folks that you didn't forget about, just didn't want to invite, but felt guilty when you saw them at a party and everyone else is asking you about your wedding, and of course, those long lost relatives that your future mother-in-law insists must get an invitation. And you were glad you did because you wound up using more than you planned to. However, you still have just a few invitations left, even after you've saved a couple for your scrapbook, and for your future children's scrapbooks.

>>>What do you do with the rest? Well, here's a great idea to get more use out of your leftover wedding invitations or wedding invitations that you receive in the mail...

Cut them up (or have a friend do it for you, if you can't muster up the courage) and use the pieces containing the beautiful designs to decorate some handmade greeting cards. Or...

Give them to a school or daycare for the kids to use to make their own cards or to use in other art projects.

Or give them to a friend who is into scrapbooking. Be sure to promise that you don't mind if she cuts them up.

You'll feel better because your leftover wedding invitations didn't go to waste after all, and because someone's life was touched by receiving a beautiful handmade card.

Share the joy!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

More Winter Wedding Ideas

For something a little different, for your winter wedding, why not do a snowflake theme, but choose a color combo of purple, amethyst and lavender, instead of light blue or navy blue?

The invitations below are created using my "Chic Doilies" design, but they could pass as snowflakes. Or you could use my "Sassy Snowflakes" design (see previous post), but change the colors to amethyst, dark purple and lavender.

For more info or to place an order visit:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Planning a Winter Wedding?

Trying to decide on a theme for your winter wedding? Want to stay away from traditional holiday colors of red and green? How about snowflakes? Still sound too traditional? How about some modern, stylized, sassy snowflakes? If that sounds more like your style, check out my "Sassy Snowflakes" pocket fold winter wedding invitations in cornflower blue, navy blue, silver and white below.

When you order my "Sassy Snowflakes" pocket wedding invitations for your wedding, I can also supply you with jpg files of the snowflakes so you can use them on everything for your wedding stationery and decorations.

All of my wedding invitations are totally customizable, so you can change the colors, fonts, text and layout to suit your style and match your wedding colors and theme. Order yours today at Or get a sample to examine their beauty and quality before you order. Samples can be purchased at my Etsy shop at:

Whether you order invitations from me or someone else, before you order, be sure to read my free report that could save you hundreds of dollars, hours of frustration and many tears of disappointment, "Wedding Invitations: 27 Hidden Costs to Watch Out For." Get your copy at:

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I am a Brides Against Breast Cancer supporter

I do not know anyone, myself included who has not been affected by breast cancer in some form or fashion. Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I always donate 10% of my October sales of pink items to help with this cause.

I recently discovered a great organization called, BRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER that holds Wedding Gown Sales to benefit the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation. The Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundations mission is:

“To provide an opportunity for metastatic breast cancer patients’ dream or wish to be fulfilled by providing a special time of 'Making Memories' together with their families, a chance that might not have become a reality without the assistance of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation."

And also: "To advance the awareness of breast cancer and to educate the public about the vast resources and support available to breast cancer patients and their families."

So, this month, I will donate 10% of sales of all items from my website (including custom orders) that contain the color pink anywhere on them to the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.

If you would like to donate your wedding dress to be sold to help grant wishes for metastatic breast cancer patients, you can find out more info at:

Here are some pink items from my website at

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Great Heartfelt Gift for the Groom from the Bride

Hey Brides,

Are you searching for something really special and meaningful to give to your husband to be for a wedding present? Something to adequately express how you feel about him? Something he will actually like AND WANT TO KEEP?

I stumbled upon this gift today on the web and I think it is pure genius. Wish I would have had one when I got married 20 years ago. This is the most personal, touching gift you could give to your Groom. Want to know more? Click HERE to get all the details.