Handmade Housewarming Invitations

A year ago in February we started our biggest adventure together yet, we became homeowners! The entire process was such a whirlwind. Before we knew it, we were surrounded by boxes inside walls that said “home.” I still find myself smiling and saying “This can’t be real!” every afternoon when I pull into the driveway.

While it took some time for us and the cats to get settled, we decided once the craziness faded we would host a housewarming/engagement party. My one goal (besides to hide all unpacked boxes in the basement) was to design our invitation to send out to our family and friends for the celebration.

I used a mixture of Illustrator and InDesign to create the design. I drew the pictures in Illustrator and then placed out the fonts and background images in InDesign. The rustic wood background I found on Etsy from PaperElement.

Overall I was super happy with the design I created (after making about 3 different designs and a bunch of minor changes over and over again…thanks to my fiancé for being patient 🙂 ) Here it is!

View the PDF here: HKF Housewarming

 

We will call this place our home,
The dirt in which our roots may grow.
Though the storms will push and pull,
We will call this place our home.

Smaller than dust on this map
Lies the greatest thing we have:
The dirt in which our roots may grow
And the right to call it home.

“North” – Sleeping At Last

Homemade Halloween

Another Halloween has come and gone and I decided I should share my homemade costume I made two years ago. I am quite the fan of Halloween and the company I worked for at the time always threw a pretty awesome party in the building’s warehouse area. I had won “Scariest Costume” the year before at the party, so I decided to step my game up…and become a life-sized Barbie.

Creating this costume was so fun. I started with two huge boxes I found at work and taped them together making sure it was big enough for me to fit in. I printed out the Barbie letters and taped them to the box.

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Homemade Christmas: December 2014

As I continue my “catch up posts,” I have decided to write about a more recent event from the past year: Christmas.

The holiday came and went in a blink of an eye but it’s always so much fun decorating and getting gifts together for everyone. I always loving finding and making gifts for my family, boyfriend, and friends. I will admit I am a bit of a procrastinator, but I manage to pull it all off every year.

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