With SPRING in my soul

Cu primavara in suflet

Ana’s christening has past and I think it’s time to share some photos of the stationery made especially for her reception.

Botezul Anei a trecut si cred ca este timpul sa impartasesc cu voi cateva poze cu papetaria facuta pentru acest eveniment.

Many children attended Ana’s First Party so her mum ordered special card places for each of them. „Make them cheerful and full of color” she said and I complied :).

Mai multi copii au participat la Prima Petrecere a Anei asa ca mama ei a comandat cate un Place card pentru fiecare dintre ei.” Fa-le vesele si pline de culoare” mi-a spus si eu m-am conformat :).

She also ordered a „butterfly invasion” – medium size, hand cut butterflies of different colors – that she placed on glasses as decorations.

A mai comadat si o „invazie de fluturasi” – de dimensiuni medii, decupati manual si in culori diferite – pe care i-a asezat pe pahare ca simple decoratiuni.

Little David had an idea of how the butterflies should be used and I think he was brilliant – look.

Micutul David a avut o idee despre cum ar trebui utilizati fluturasii si cred ca a fost genial – priviti.

Till next time/Pana data viitoare

Hugs and Kises,/Va pup dulce

Gabi

Reclame

A touch of Spring

Un strop de Primavara

Don’t you just love the nature in spring? All that green scented whit the smell of fresh flowers, trees in bloom, singing birds and playful butterflies – all that color and brightness – isn’t it just beautiful?

Nu-i asa ca va place natura primavara? Tot acel verde inbibat de mirosul florilor proaspete, pomii in floare, pasari cantatoare si fluturi jucausi – toata acea bogatie de culori si lumina – nu-i asa ca este o frumusete?

Inspired by this beauty, Ana’s christening invitation wears a fragrance of raw grass and cherry blossoms so they seems touched by nature – a touch of spring in a sea full of love that with great emotion Crina and George wears towards their daughter.

Inspirate de toata aceasta frumusete, invitatiile de botez ale Anei poarta un parfum de iarba cruda si flori de cires astfel incat par atinse de natura – un strop de primavara.intr-o mare de iubire ce cu emotie o poarta Crina si George pentru fetita lor.

See you,

Pe curand,

Gabi

An invitation to define you

O invitatie care sa te defineasca

I really think that your event invitation says a lot about you an also about the event it self. Take my latest for example: bright colors, magnificent combination, so fresh and daring, so simple and yet strong, decided like the motto under the ribbon, with a message that you can’t ignore that gives you something to think about: AMOR VINCIT OMNIA! (Love conquers all!) . So much like the bride and groom I might add. That is an event I would want to attend.

Cred cu tarie ca invitatiile pentru un eveniment spun multe despre gazda si despre evenimentul in sine. Ca de exemplu ultima mea invitatie: culori indraznete, o combinatie magnifica, atat de revigoranta si indrazneata in acelasi timp, simpla dar puternica, decisa la fel ca motto-ul de sub panglica cu un mesaj pe care nu-l poti ignora si care iti da ceva de gandit: AMOR VINCIT OMNIA! (Dragostea invinge totul!). Atat de asemanator mirelui si miresei.Acesta este int-adevar un eveniment la care mi-as dori sa particip.


So you see my point. Don’t settle for the next best thing. Make your invitation your own and have the courage to make the statement you need with it and so, your guests will be trilled to participate in such an event.

Intelegeti voi, nu trebuie sa va multumiti chiar cu orice. Faceti ca invitatiatia voastra sa va apartina cu adevarat si aveti curajul sa transmiteti astfel mesajul dorit, iar invitatii vor fi incantati sa participle la un astfel de eveniment.


Where to find such inspiration you might ask. Well, everywhere. Look around you and gather all the things you like. Fabric, flowers, pictures… everything. Put them all together and form an Inspiration board – if you don’t have the time you can find plenty on the web already made. You can sort by color and have one you like in no time. For example this invitation  could have been inspired by this Inspiration board:

Unde sa gasiti inspiratie, puteti intreba. Ei bine, peste tot. Uitativa in jur si stangeti toat e lucrurile care va plac. Bucati de material, flori, poaze… de toate. Punetile impreuna si alcatuiti o fotografie inspirationala – daca nu aveti timpul necesar, gasiti o sumendenie pe net deja facute. Puteti sorat in functie de culoare si veti gasi una care va place numai decat. Inviatia de mai sus poate cu usurinta sa fi foat inspirata de aceasta fotografie:


But no, this time we didn’t use an Inspiration board but an inspirited bride, who took one of my invitations idea and made it her own. The result: an invitation to define her, her future husband and their event.

Nu, de data asta nu am folosit o astfel de fotografie pentru a ne inspira si doar am avut parte de o miresica inspirata, care a transformat una din ideile mele intr-o invitatie care sa-i apartina. Rezultatul: o invitatie care sa o defineasca pe ea, viitoarul ei sot si nunta lor.


Message for the bride: All packed up and ready to deliver.

Mesaj pentru mireasa: Toate impachetate si gata de livrare.

See you.

Pe curand

Gabi

Love conquers all!

Since 18th of March was Blogger’s Day of Silence, here is my yesterday news:

Cum 18 Martie a fost declarata   Ziua tacerii pe blog-uri, iata stirile de ieri:

AMOR VINCIT OMNIA! – Iubirea cucereşte totul!

The motto for my roman bride. Short, concise and yet so strong and powerful.

Motto-ul unei miresici in stil roman. Scurt, concis si totusi atat de intens si puternic.

I especially liked the idea of putting the motto under the ribbon not too obvious for the negligent eye.

Mi-a placut in mod deosebit ideea de a pune motto-ul sub panglica pentru a nu fi prea evident ochiului neatent.

…and because the liquid adhesive did not do the trick I made myself some adhesive ribbon. This way it all came out straight – as you can see :).

… si pentru ca adezivul lichid nu dadea rezultatele scontate, mi-am confectionat niste funda adeziva. Astfel totul a iesit cum trebuie – dupa cum se poate vede 🙂.

My end of the week bridal update: 250 envelopes done – next step: invitations and RSVP.

Informatii actualizate la sfarsit de saptamana pentru miresici: 250 plicuri gata – urmeaza: invitatiile si cardurile de confirmare..

See you.

Pe curand.

Gabi

Morning sunshine…

Neatza soare …

… and thank God for the Martha Stewart score board.

si slava Domnului ca exista placa de biguit a Marthei Stewart.

I wok up this morning and saw this beautiful sunrise so I tuck a picture. Not one of my best but… you see my point. Nothing is more beautiful than a cup of coffee at dawn sweeten by a kiss from the one you love. Mine was even better cause I got two: one from each of my boys (husband and son).

M-am trezit de dimineata si am vazut acest minunat rasarit; asa ca am facut o poza. Nu este una prea reusita dar… intelegeti voi. Nimic nu e mai frumos decat o cana de cafea la rasarit indulcita de sarutul celui iubit. A mea a fost si mai mununata pentru ca eu am primit doua, cate unul de la fiecare dintre baietii mei (sot si fiu).

Now that I finished my coffee I am back to work. 50 envelopes done and 200 more to go plus invitations to match…and thank God for the Martha Stewart score board. A really wonderful tool and so easy to use. It was worth to wait for, even if it took almost 3 weeks for it to arrive from States.

Acum ca am terminat cafeaua ma intorc la lucru. 50 de plicuri gata si inca 200 de facut plus invitatiile aferente… dar slava Domnului ca exista placa de biguit a Marthei Stewart. Minunata inventie si atat de usor de folosit. A meritat sa astept, chiar daca a durat aproape 3 sapatamani sa ajunga din America.

See you.

Pe curand

Gabi

Especially for you…

Special pentru tine …

When I saw the photograph that Jay Gee’s Nook posted for there Challenge #4 I was mesmerized by it. Don’t you just love the colors?

Cand am vazut fotografia pe care cei de la Jay Gee’s Nook au portat-o pentru  provocarea lor nr 4 am fost pur si simplu fascinata. Nu-i asa ca paleta coloristica este absolut superba?

So, I picked up a flower design that my husband made out for me in Corel and started my new project. A few flowers – different sizes – on a linear embossed paper and I had my own designer paper for the top of the box. I used similar colors to the inspirational photograph. When the top was done it didn’t look so good so I cut out a wavy border along the petals line and glued it. I tied it with some rope and made a knot. After that I glue the two butterflies that I cut out from an old design and attached the sentiment that I previously glued on a piece of ribbon. All that remained was the photograph of my finished project. That tuck a wile – I have to recognize.

Noul meu proiect incepe de la o forma de floare pe care sotul meu a facut-o in Corel pentru mine. Cateva flori – de dimensiuni diferite – presarate pe o hartie embosata liniar si hartia mea de designer pe care vroiam sa o folosesc pentru capac era gata. Am folosit culori similare fotografiei inspirationale. Cand am ansamblat capacul nu arata prea grozav asa ca am taiat mai intai o bordura ondulata pe marginea petalelor si apoi l-am lipit.  Am legat cele 2 parti cu o sfoara si am facut nod. Apoi am lipit fluturasii pe care i-am taiat folosind un design mai vechi si am atasat mesajul pe care in prealabil l-am lipit pe o bucata de funda. Tot ce mai ramanea acum era fotografia cu proiectul terminat. Trebuie sa recunosc – a durat ceva.

Please tell me what do you think of my little(2x2x2’) favor box.

Va rog sa-mi spuneti ce parere aveti despre mica (2x2x2”) mea cutiuta de marturii.

Till next time,

Pana data viitoare,

Gabi

3 COLOR challenge

3 COLOR challenge

Provocare in 3 culori

To meet the combined challenge launched by CASE Study and The Play Date Café I also made a card. Time was short – as you know last week was kind of crazy – yesterday I have recharged my batteries and only this morning I had little time to let myself be inspired. The challenge: the inspiration card below and 3 colors: green, red and black.     

Pentru a veni in intampianrea provocarii lansate in tandem de catre CASE Study si The Play Date Café am creat si eu o felicitare. Timpul a fost scurt – dupa cum stiti sapatamana trecuta a fost tare incarcata – ieri mi-am reincarcat un pic bateriile si abia azi de dimineata am avut timp de putina creatie cu inspiratie. Tema provocarii: cardul de mai jos + 3culori: verde, rosu si negru.

Even though I’m not 100% satisfied with the result, I posted my card in hopes of receiving feed-back. I don’t know what, but I feel that something is missing. I even played with some charcoal – a few leafs and branches – but unsatisfied with the result I had abandoned quickly this idea. Here’s what I came up with in the end:                                                      Desi nu 100% multumita de rezultat, am postat creatia mea cu speranta primirii unui feed-back. Nu imi dau seama ce, dar lipseste ceva. M-am jucat un pic si cu carbunele pe langa fluturasi – cateva crengete si frunze – insa nemultumita de rezultat am abandonat repede idea. Iata cu ce am ramas:

See you soon.                                                                                                                                    Pe curand.

Gabi