"Masterpiece Monday" and the 7 Year Itch.

To help me be a more regular blogger (which I enjoy but don't seem to find the time for) I've decided to dedicate days to specific news. So visit everyday to see what is new and exciting in the world of Sara Paper and especially wedding invitations.

Before I dive into the very first "Masterpiece Monday" I'd like to give an anniversary shout out to my handsome husband of 7 years. It's been good, it's been bad, but mostly it's been WONDERFUL. As a side note, I want to mention that Adam and I will now be working together at Sara Paper. He can be the brains and I'll be the talent. I looking forward to having more time to be creative.

And now . . . Masterpiece Monday
For my first masterpiece I want to show off a favorite custom design. Brittany (who is super sweet) and Josh (whom I've never met but I assume is a great guy) just got married this past Thanksgiving weekend. Since I was a Thanksgiving weekend bride I enjoyed meeting with Brittany and her (also sweet) mom and remembering the fun and challenges of planning a wedding around a holiday. Also, I absolutely LOVED the ideas Brittany and I came up with. Shimmer paper, satin ribbon and a rich damask pattern - love it!

Beautiful Fall Day

This weather is just amazing. It compelled me to ask my friend Denise if I could use her leaf filled yard for a invitation photo shoot.First a picture of her cat, Pebble Sticks, guarding my invitations.
A simple invite enhanced with a pretty grosgrain ribbon detail.

A close up of the ribbon and layered monogram.
A beautiful copper and gold layered invite.

Close up of the brown satin ribbon.
A popular pocket invite with the reception card and RSVP postcard layered inside.

The invite when it's not inside the pocket.

A favorite of mine. A nice charcoal pocket with invite and matching cards tucked inside.

The matching cards. A pale yellow with the charcoal - beautiful.
Finally, curious Pebble Sticks looking at the latest invite. More tomorrow.


A popular style of invite. I just love any invite that has ribbon.

Now a super yummy recipe from my sister-in-law, Stacy.
It's so good, you can't even tell it's zucchini

Zucchini Cobbler
8 Cups - zucchini, peeled, chopped and seeded
2/3 Cup - Lemon Juice
1 Cup - Sugar
1 Tsp. - Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp. - Nutmeg

In a large saucepan over medium heat cook and stir zucchini and lemon juice for 15 to 20 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir one minute longer. Remove from heat and set aside.

4 Cups - flour
2 Cups - sugar
1 1/2 Cups - cold butter or margarine
1 Tsp. - Cinnamon

Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl; Cut it butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 Cup into the zucchini mixture. Press 1/2 of the remaining crust mixture into a greased 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Spread zucchini over top. Crumble remaining crust mixture over zucchini. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 375* for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden and bubbly.