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things are happenin

It has been a quick and busy summer!! Time really does fly and I can’t believe we’re inches away from September. I haven’t blogged much but it’s for a good cause. I’ve been busy with a ton of other things and involving myself in more crafty/creative things outside the internet. (well, kinda but instagram doesn’t count right?)

engaged

In July, Bryan and I got engaged… it’s very exciting!! Bryan and I have been together since 2008 and living together for about 3 years. We’re both finally done with school and working full time (and then some)  and just overall settled into our lives… in many ways. It couldn’t be a better time to get married. We’re looking at next year…possibly.

Before the weather goes back to dark cold days we wanted to have our engagement party. To me this meant I got to design invitations and PRINT something, but I had no clue what to design!! (this is what happens when a web savvy designer never gets to print anything) I went through google images for inspiration… and came across this custom invitation on zazzle. However, it is a bit pricey… especially considering I can design it myself in illustrator.

Sooo that’s what I did!!! Ok, call me a copycat or whatever you want. But I had no idea what engagement party invitations are supposed to look like. And Bryan and I really liked this design. So I saw it as a challenge to re-create this in illustrator… from scratch.

This is the original:

invite-design

And this is my design (84 candy lane is just a fantasy, btw)

engagement-invitation

I designed it in illustrator and printed it using overnight prints. I got 100 postcard invitations for under $65 printed AND shipped. With envelopes. Interested in having your invitations designed? Let me know: cs @ girloncanvas.com and I’ll work with you to create something special. Then you too can order them on overnight prints!! Hooray!!

(and no, this post was not endorsed by overnight prints. This is me. Alllllllll me.)

2 Comments on things are happenin

  1. Angie
    August 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm (1 year ago)

    Ahh congrats! The engagement party invites are pretty.

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  2. Amie
    September 13, 2013 at 11:51 pm (12 months ago)

    Congrats on the engagement!! Isn’t it the best knowing that you can look at something and figure out how to recreate it yourself? The invites turned out great!

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