Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Vintage/DIY Contest Entry

Vintage/DIY Contest Entry, originally uploaded by krakencrafts.

I entered this contest on the wedding blog ruffledblog.com. They just posted my succulent/vintage planter centerpieces tutorial today. I would really appreciate it if you clicked back and voted for me to win starting March 29th.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Our Invitations

We sent out our invitations already, and since we have started getting RSVPs back, I'm pretty sure that most of our guests, at least the ones in the US, have gotten them in the mail. It does seem a little bit early to be sending out invitations for a wedding at the end of July, but since it is a destination wedding for pretty much everyone, I don't think it hurts to send them out early. I really just wanted to get to check another thing off my list of wedding DIY projects. I got the card stock and envelopes from paper-source.com and designed and printed them myself with my print gocco. It took a long time and a bit of frustration, but I'm happy with how they turned out. I think they really set the tone for our wedding which will be very casual, DIY, and sea creature theme.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Meet the Swinger, originally uploaded by krakencrafts.

I really want to have a polaroid camera at our wedding and have our guests take pictures of themselves for a photo guestbook, The only problem is that they stopped making polaroid film a couple of years ago and buying the old stuff on ebay is really expensive. Supposedly The Impossible Project has bought the old polaroid film factory and is going to start making the film again. It is unclear exactly when or where this film will be available, so I probably won't be able to get it in time for our wedding.

Anyway, I found this incredible polaroid swinger camera from the 60's with the original box at an estate sale. I really wish we could use this but it takes black and white polaroid roll film that they probably haven't made for 25 years or more.

Check out this adfor the polaroid swinger.