Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The reason for no new posts

Cover page to my new children's book. 

Hello all! I just wanted to make a post and say Thank You to everyone who has visited my page, and shared your lovely feedback with me. It brings me great joy to know that I can inspire and help new brides get started on their journey to a happy wife, happy life journey! I am still in my planning phase of my wedding. I have attended (squeaky voice) one bridal show. Yes, I know...I've been a bride for a while, and attending bridal shows is suppose to come with the fun journey. I just haven't had the time or patience to walk around in a big room with vendors harassing me for an appointment. I know I need to show more commitment, but if I actually start booking vendors it makes the wedding more than real.

With that said, I wanted to share with my page viewers, and followers why I haven't made a big post in a while. The picture on the top is the children's book I've been working on for a while. I just finished it yesterday, and I'm more than excited to see if I can get it published.
This story book has common core (standards) math and language concepts. It originally started out as a project for a class I'm taking but ended up being more that just that. The book was inspired by my baby sisters (all 3 of them into one character) and my brother who is a Staff Sergeant in the Army. (The story hits close to home when deployment happens)

If you're interested in reading a summary, leave me a comment. If I get enough comments I'll post a teaser page of the book in a new post and type out the summary for everyone. Let me know, I'm excited to see who's interested.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Wedding Inspiration Board

In planning my wedding the first thing I thought about was what colors I wanted. My favorite color has been a deep teal/peacock color. I know this color is so hot right now, but it's always been my favorite color besides emerald green (which is my birth stone). I have been going back and forth with deep teal and emerald green. So I came up with this inspiration board so I could see what all my ideas would look like. The other color I have finalized is champagne/glitter. I love glitter, sparkly champagne colors. My first car was champagne, but anyways which ever color I choose whether it be deep teal/peacock or emerald green I will definitely let my followers know. I would love to hear from my followers and guests that visit my blog which color to pick...deep teal? Or emerald green? Let me know I need input ASAP.
 I hope this inspiration board has helped you. I also think I will be soon post a DIY how to make your own inspirational board on Microsoft word. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

How To Make Your Own Monogram

So you want to know how to make your own Wedding Monogram? I realized that this process is somewhat important when trying to DIY your wedding and cut costs as much as you can.

        First things first, I haven't printed off my own wedding monogram yet because my printer is acting up. Secondly I can't wait to see how this looks on paper. Thirdly, remember this is your own monogram your designing so feel free to view my monogram and repeat my steps, but design your monogram to your liking. (Note: Its customary to have the brides name/initial first in the wedding monogram, but honestly who cares if the mans name/initial goes first. I want my future husbands name/initial to come first, so mine will be changed.) Have fun with this process, and don't rush it.

1. Draw a big text box for the last name initial. You want to make sure that the text box is big enough because the last name initial is customarily bigger than the rest of the name/initials.

2. Type in the initial or last name which ever you want in the text box. Once you've typed in your initial you can begin playing around with your design. Highlight the letter/name and change the font, size, color etc. Experiment as much as you can because this is your main focus of the monogram. (Remember to stay with your wedding colors, or close to your wedding colors.) The size of my initial is 250, but of course if its a name you want to cu it down to 150-175. The initial should be higher than 200. The text I decided to use is called Edwardian Script.

3. Insert two other text boxes for you and your fiances initials/names. Repeat step 2 with playing around with font, size, color, etc. My size for my two initials are 150. When I use names I cut it down to 100 each name.

4. Once you've typed in all the desired initials/names, you can begin to work on getting rid of the border around each text box. I know you've noticed it, because each initial can't be arranged with these border lines in the way.
Right click on the text box (you have to repeat this step for each text box you've made) and select "format text box".

 The format text box will pop up, then go to the first option fill, and select " no color".
Next, go to the second option which is the line and select "no color" again.

This will get rid of the border line around your initial/name text box.

Note: This is how my monogram would look like if I used names around my future last name initial. 

Note: You can play around with your initial and add symbols or drawings, whatever floats your boat. This is an example I made a year ago when I was playing around with having a Disney wedding. 

Final Note: I didn't use pacific colors in my monogram examples because I found it makes a better example being black so you can see and understand everything. You can go back and change your monogram to the colors you prefer. I hope this helps you with making and designing your own wedding monograms. Please feel free to leave me back any questions you may have, or positive feedback. I am always happy to help! Please follow my blog, I don't have many followers, and I would love to get to know who is interested in my blog!