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Saturday, January 3, 2009

What I did all day long today... on a Pink Saturday in French Lique!

Today I haven't had much of a chance to visit my fellow bloggers Pink Saturday. Mostly I've just visited those that were kind enough to visit me and leave a comment.
I've been a little busy with a little pink task of my own. My #2 daughter and her husband are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows in the Church. One of my contributions is the making of her sweet and simple pink invitations to the ceremony.
I found the sweetest Valentine poem on "She's So Pretty" Pink Saturday blog post, and borrowed it for my daughter's invitations (a last minute addition!). The poem perfectly depicted my daughter's marriage to her El Salvadoran hubby.
So, I printed up the poem 2-1/2" x 3" size, cut them out, and we decided to just make them a little "drop in" for the invitation, in case her guests wanted to keep the poem as a memento. They were just the right size for a small frame or a wallet photo slot.

I found the "wedding hands" on the net and stole them... yes, I stole them. They were perfect; they look just like the sweet couple's own hands!

Then got out my handy-dandy Fisker's "slice-n-dice"... well, that's what I call it anyway!

Folded the 50 some-odd invitations by hand with the help of a boning tool...

Laid the little poem inside...

and tied it all up with a pretty pink ribbon... Voila!
here's the poem:
"Because I Love You"
If there were paths to fairyland,
Or paths to the brightest star,
I would turn from them all and go
The road to where you are.
You know, only a woman could do this while blogging Pink Saturday! Mega multi-tasking required here!

Yep, this is what I spent my day doing... just your average crafty day down here in French Lique!

15 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I think it is so neat that they are doing the renewal on their 10th anniversary. My daughter and son in law did the same!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Diane

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday, What a beautiful thing..another memory to add to the book for the future..Thanks for sharing.
hugs ~lynne~

cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

Dixie, how absolutely sweet! What a wonderful mom you are!!!!! Just beautiful! ~Cheryl

The Muse said...

Now that is simply a genuinely sweet display!

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Now that was a FUN pink saturday -crafting and blogging -I only wish I was there to help you! ~ Robyn (Congrats to your daughter, BTW)

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Your invitations are just beautiful...I made my daughters wedding invitations and I know how much time it takes....great job...
Thank you for your sweet comment....It just made my day...
Happy New Year...
Mo :-)

The Muse said...

thank you kindly for visiting me ! oh goodness i believe i could auction off my poor ole farm gal hat! LOL

(it is MOST comfortable!) lol

jeanne said...

Dixie, I love your clever ideas and the result is perfectly lovely. What a sweet thing to do for a beautiful celebration.

My visit is a day late as we were out of town. I appreciate your visit to my pink post and your comment. Your poem and idea of including it as a keepsake is terrific. Nice job Dixie.

Hugs...Jeanne

Jennifer said...

Awwwww...Thank you so much Mom!! I love them. I know you know how much I love you, but I just want to tell you again. I Love You So Much!!! I am lucky to have you. XXXXOOOO

Jen

Dixie's Whimsey said...

that's my girl! xxxxoooo

Ellen said...

What a wonderful thing to do for your 10th anniversary. You did a wonderful job on the invitations. Congrats to the beautiful couple. and now Mom can take a breath and look back on that day. :)Ellen

Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

They are gorgeous...Happy PINKness!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Joy said...

Very pretty :o)

CC said...

Tell the sweet couple congratulations on their renewal. The invitations are so pretty.. Happy belated Pink Saturday, and have a lovely week.

Katie said...

Good Job! How pretty they are, and so treasured by them I'm sure! Happy belated Pink Saturday!