Carmelita is turning 80 so all of her friends are honoring her for her birthday with an 8.5x11 message. One of her friends asked me to come up with something. I REALLY love it when they just leave it to me :-) All she had were the words she wanted and she wanted enough room to add a handwritten message. So, this is what I came up with, sure how she likes it!!
The only problem is, I never know what to charge for something like this! It is worth WAY more (just in time spent) than I'm sure she would be willing to pay....Lots of work, little payback :-( BUT, I learned a few things...like I manually shaped the letters around the oval, and I learned some other things that didn't actually make it to the design but are good to know....soooo, its worth it I guess.