Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Shopping List

I don't know about you, but I dread food shopping. I make a list and feel as though I'm running all over the food store to find what I need. In an effort to make my life easier, I created a shopping list that mimicks what items I tend to pick up frequently at Shoprite. When I'm out of something, I place a check next to what I need. The items are also organized in the same order they appear in the store. SO MUCH EASIER! Now I don't have to hit the same aisle more than once. Again, this will have a permanent spot on my refrigerator!

Dinner Menu

Since my husband and I are hoping to be in a new house soon, I've been thinking about ways to make our busy lives a little bit easier. We both work full-time but really enjoy coming home at the end of the day and sharing a meal together. I really like to cook, and it's a priority of mine to make healthy meals for us. To keep our cooking schedule manageable, I decided to create a dinner menu for each week to post on my refrigerator. We can plan our meals for the entire week and get our food shopping done ahead of time to avoid running to Shoprite at the last second for dinner ingredients. Lets hope this works!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Personalized Notecards

I absolutely love monograms and anything personalized with a person's first or last initial. So, this year for Christmas, I decided to make my girlfriends at work personalized notecards as gifts. They each received 8 cards on shimmery cardstock with matching envelopes. I used 4 different colored envelopes to coordinate with the designs and colors I used on the cards. Then I wrapped each with pretty ribbon. I think they turned out cute!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Thank You Cards

I originally made play date cards for a mommy-to-be who is expecting at the end of February. After she received the play date cards, she asked me to make her matching thank you cards to send to her shower guests. This was a fun project because I coordinated the play date and thank you cards with her baby boy's bedding!

Play Date Cards

I originally made my first set of play date cards for my sister, who recently moved to Virginia with her husband and one-year-old son. Because she was new to her area, I wanted her to have something she could easily hand to the new moms she met. So, I made a play date card including her name, address, phone number, and son's name. Her new mommy friends could then easily contact her to get together for a play date.
The cards are designed and printed on metallic cardstock with a matching portable pocket for easy use. The play date cards in the above picture were made for a friend from work with a daughter named Ella. She has a little boy on the way in June....guess I'm going to have to make her more play date cards!

Up and Running!

I've been trying to figure out a way to post some of the projects I've been working on for quite some time. I recently stumbled upon this site and am really loving it so far! I'm able to post my projects and ideas to share with my family and friends and advertise a little as well for a possible future side business....and I can do this all for FREE on this blog! It's great!
Here are the announcements I made to advertise my new business. I created a general announcement on metallic white cardstock with a dark pink metallic portable pocket. So, if someone asks about it, I can easily pull one of these baby's out and say, "Here, check it out!" In addition, I also created little mini tags for projects that I make as gifts for family and friends. I use pretty ribbon to tie my projects together, and then I attach one of the tags to each project that I make for someone. AND, I deliver projects I've been hired to make for others in cute little bags with a big lime on the front!
This is all a work in progress.....

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Christmas Cards

I created my Christmas cards this year. My husband and I were married in June, and we had a photobooth at our wedding. I thought it would be fun to incorporate our photobooth wedding pics on our Christmas card to family and friends! The card was a simple design of lime green, dark green, and bright red stripes.

First Birthday Party

My sister asked me to create my nephew's first birthday party invitations for his family party in December. She wanted to go with a football theme but didn't want to go overboard. I created his invitations as well as a food menu for the party. She also wanted to have a candy bar, so I created tags for each kind of candy and tags for the guests' candy bar bags. Finally, I made my sister matching thank you cards with coordinating address labels to send to her guests for their gifts to my nephew. It was one of my first projects, and I'm proud of the way they turned out!