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So technically the mail came yesterday, after I had already blogged, so I decided to save this post until today. To some it may seem strange to be excited that the mail came. But out here in the middle of nowhere, our mail only gets delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. And since Friday was a holiday, I hadn't seen mail since last Wednesday. In today's world of technology, it's not often that I'm looking for something interesting to arrive in the mail. This week is different. My digi scrap magazine should be coming (thanks Jen for the subscription--been loving it!) and the class schedule for BYU Education week should be arriving too. Sadly, they didn't arrive yesterday. But guess what did? My sis-in-law's invites!!!

Yep, that's right. My sis-in-law asked me to design her wedding invite, and I said yes. I was soooo scared to open that box. I mean, the invite looked okay on my computer, but what if it turned out dreadfully horrible in real life. What was I worried about? Of course they were gorgeous! We printed them on metallic paper (thank you for putting it on sale, Scrapbook Pictures!) and they just SHINE! WOW! Here's the invite in its not-so-metallic-but-still-beautiful glory:

Not too bad, if I do say so myself. Actually, it was a really good experience. I learned SO much about Photoshop and design...really, really good. But it's kinda stressful making somebody else's wedding invite. What if they don't like it? What if I totally screw up? And on and on. My sis-in-law is an artist, which was somewhat intimidating. But I enjoyed working with her on this project because she was so SPECIFIC about what she wanted, and she wasn't afraid to tell me what she really thought about things. And learned what questions to ask. So overall, it was a really good experience. And I'd probably be willing to do another one--for family only, at this point. No way am I good enough to get paid for it. And I'm not sure I'd want that kind of stress, lol.

1 comment:

~*Jennifer*~ said...

That invite looks wonderful! Good job! I am excited when the mail comes every day, just because I'm waiting for a Tinkerbell diary I bought for my daughter and my 45 page Shutterfly book!