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I have been one busy lady lately.  As you know, I am in the midst of planning my dream wedding, and just had to make my own invitations.  Well, they are finally(!) finished and I am pretty pleased with the end result.  And of course, they couldn’t be just any invitation!  It was definitely a layering process, and the concept constantly changed as I was going.  For the front, I used Kozo paper in red pink and brown from Paper Source and had a custom rubber stamp made with our text from Urbanic, a great paper boutique here in Venice.  The back of the invite is made of gold silk fabric that I wrapped to give it a finished edge.  And I didn’t stop there!  Keeping with the custom stamp look, I actually carved my first ever rubber stamp using a shape I created for the RSVP card.  To add a little interest, I added a back side to the card for my guests to leave us little notes and drawings.  Finishing it off, the back flap of each envelope got a stamp that was embossed giving it a custom seal.  A few months of work went into them, and I just love em!  There is just something so fulfilling about making your own invitations!

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Looking to spruce up your kitchen or bathroom backsplash, but don’t have a matching budget?  Try wallpaper. Adding color, texture and patterns to an area you look at everyday can really change things, including your mood!  To create a wallpaper backsplash, first, find the print that best suites you.  I found some really great vintage papers  that create a more “home” look. 

Next, lay cardboard over the area that will need glass, making sure to cut accurately and include any outlets.  Take the template you created to a glass fabricator near you and they can cut to size.  To secure, fasten to wall and place a thin bead of clear silicone  sealant along the edges to prevent any water damage.  

When you want to change the look again, simply replace the paper!

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Just when you thought it was uncool to have a calendar on your desk (for the record, I will always think calendars are cool) this little Plantable Eco calendar comes along.  This 5″x5″ calendar is made from 100% post consumer wast and recycles into wildflowers!  As each month flies by, simply plant each page to grow your own garden. 

To read more and order the Plantable Eco Calendar, click here.

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