Monday, March 23, 2009

Last Week before the Wedding!

These are our save-the-dates made like the Victorian Era toy called the Thaumatrope, an early form of animation entertainment. Our silhouettes were on each side and when the strings are twisted, it looks like we're kissing and the rings interlock. You have to make the kissing sounds yourself.

Front of printed invitation with oval cutout

Inside of invitation with RSVP card and invitation information

Table full of cards to be printed

4 more days before I'm a Howdeshell! Kevin's working on the programs right now. Of course, he's working hard on making even the program special. I admire him, but I refuse to do anymore screen printing before the wedding. This is an image of the invitations in progress, and our final mailed product, inside and out. We used a small screen printing machine called a Gocco. For the invites we printed twice on each card, once for each color.

And to crazy up our lives more, Kevin and I are working on a project for the African American Museum in Philadelphia. These are the first clients that Kevin and I have brought into Threehouse. This time we're not mooching off of Jeremy. is also coming soon. This whole studio thing is happening. 2009 is a huge year already: marriage, Italy for the honeymoon,, and South Africa for Jesus. Promise, we won't be the same for 2010.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dandy Lion Submission to Threadless

Dandy Lions - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Kevin and I are in the process of raising money for a mission trip to Cape Town, South Africa. We along with our team of 9 others are leaving in May for Cape Town, going to disciple to those in the poorest of poor villages surrounding the city. We're teaming up with an established and long-term group called All Nations, and together will help train new leaders from those village communities in how to start home churches. I'm going with the confidence in seeing God work in crazy, miraculous ways. I'm expecting to see amazing healing that can only be attributed to God's amazing power. I'm expecting to witness people desperate for jobs find work. I'm expecting the Holy Spirit's movement all over that city.

So this design along with another from Kevin have helped us gain attention for this trip. We held one fundraising event last Saturday called Art for Africa. We held a silent auction, selling walls full of original art and tables full of hand printed tote bags and cards and earrings and all sorts of stuff. The bake sale was busy all night along with the latte bar. I wasn't surprised. Kevin makes the best lattes in the world. If you haven't had one, you need to come over and have him whip up one just for you.

I'll update you on more fundraising events that are going to be happening soon. But in the mean time, you can always vote for my Threadless submission. Prize money from that would most definitely fund our tickets!