Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Because She's Going to the Chapel and She's Gonna Get Married...

So my BIL is engaged to the sweetest girl, Jennifer.  I have to say, growing up I always wanted sisters, and now I have 3!  Sweet Shannon who is married to my baby brother, Emily, who is married to Dave’s older brother, and now Jennifer, who will be marrying my husband’s baby brother.  I have spent quite a lot of time helping Jennifer and Thomas with their wedding – invitations, helping Jennifer find a dress, favors, labels, centerpieces, flowers, etc…it’s been a lot of fun, and I truly have enjoyed the time getting to know them both, but especially getting to know Jennifer.  She’s so nice, and I love that she’s included me in the planning process.  Their wedding is 48 days away and things are quickly falling into place.  Their wedding shower (a couples shower!) was yesterday.  Dave and I gave them a GC to use on whatever they want – even if it is for the wedding. And here’s the card I made for them:

 I also have been working on centerpieces and helping them decide on table décor – here’s the staging I did yesterday for them…they are going to look fabulous!!
 This week will be filled with shopping and hopefully more time spent on centerpieces.  I need 17 more bushes of roses from Hobby Lobby so I may be heading to every Hobby Lobby in DFW this week – yay!  Luckliy silks are on sale 50% off this week.  (if you’re in DFW are and reading this – please just save me some Red Roses. J )  I can’t wait to get them finished and checked off the list.

I've also been working on reorganizing my room.  This is still in progress, but here's what I've done so far:
 The Shoe bags on the doors actual house my punches.  The wicker unit is cards/ envelopes/ paper pads mini albums/ alterable items/ hardware/ flowers...working on getting them labeled.  The book shelf is all my empty albums from my days as a CM consultant - I'll use most of them.  :)  There is also a shelf just for 12x12 paper kits/ pads/ collections.  Yeah...I have way too much ( and I still find things I want...sheesh it's sick I tell ya!) In front of the book shelf are my wheeled totes - one is all wedding album stuff...one is finished pages and such I need to get in albums and hung on walls or pitched if I'm not going to do anything with them...

This side is my table (covered in wedding stuff right now), another book shelf with craft magazines, class instructions from Recollections, Completed albums, all of my books (as in my library that moved to the studio when I gave Dave the front room for an office), various bottles of Prima and Recollections flowers.   Then I have a wire rack holding my favorite projects - some created, some gifted...they are kinda piled up right now, but these are all the projects that inspire me the most!  Next to that I have my cardstock towers.  That's right -towers!  LOL!  One is 12x12 and one is 8.5x11.  I need to use them up so I can start storing patterns there too so I remember to use them.  Then I have my Alpha drawers with stamps/ ink/ tools/ tape and then my desk.  Once it's all done, I'll give you the for-real tour - perhaps a YouTube virtual tour??  We'll see if I get it done....

Well that's up for me right now.  Hope everyone is having a great week!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow Jessi!! That is some beautiful work you did...love the staging!! Can't wait to see your You Tube virtual tour of your room. TFS!!

  2. My gosh you have been a busy girl Jess! Everything for the wedding looks great so far. How lucky your BIL & his gf are to have you helping them out. I am sure you will make a beautiful wedding for them. Your room is really coming along too. Looking great. Can't wait to see the finished project. Love the racks for your 12x12 paper! I need to find a solution for mine. I've moved it 4 times and still am not happy.

  3. Jessi the center piece is just gorgeous! You rocked that. GC are the best gift for a new couple. They need so much stuff from everywhere. Thats awesome you have been able toreally get to know your new SIL Awesome job on your crafty space so far. You have been so busy. I bet it's a great feeling to be under way. Can't wait to see the video!