My empty house...
Thursday, July 3, 2008
My empty house...
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Small detail. Big impact.
Friday, June 27, 2008
But did you know that you can now print pictures on M&M's too??
The My M&M's website: http://www.mymms.com/, has tons of creative ideas on how you use photo M&M's and also has a few restrictions: according to the website, they won't accept vulgar language or pictures...they "don't want to leave a bad taste in anyone's mouth."
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Well, these little gems definitely don’t fit into the safe guarding your savings category, but boy, are they just not the cutest things?
Check out these Butterflies in Nature cookies by Eleni's New York, http://www.elenis.com/.
photo credit: elenis.com
Elenis New York offers hand iced cookies perfect for wedding favors and bridal showers, but they also have a cookies for kids birthday, holidays and thank you gifts.
photo credit: elenis.com
Feeling Fortunate? Fortunate Biscuits, http://www.fortunatebuiscuits.com/, offers hand-dipped fortune cookies that are a delightful surprise. With cookie flavors ranging from the vanilla to pineapple and toppings from cappuccino cream to banana and Cinnamon.
Practical? No. Fabulous? Definitely.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Bridal season is upon us my friends and boy have I been busy cranking out the accessory details! Programs, escort cards and table numbers for brides from Ireland to Hawaii.
The programs came in all sizes: single panel, small, mutli page and tall! Each had custom elements that reflected the wedding style, some brides even supplied their own graphic details which is an easy way to tie elements from different sources together.
Your program size will usually be determined by the amount of content you need, here we used a tri fold, this allowed us to print a lot of content but keep the finished product down to a single sheet vs. adding pages.
Look closely at Daniela and Tony's program, can you spot their monogram initial "B" in the top and bottom flourish?
Friday, June 6, 2008
For complete instructions, click here: http://tinyurl.com/6aavet
photo credit marthastewart.com
And what is a summer party or ocean side wedding without a cocktail umbrella? Thursdays "Craft of the Day" on http://www.marthastewart.com/ shows you how to make your own Festive Drink Umbrella out of origami paper. Think about all the possibilities...what about printing the bride and grooms name for a wedding or, better yet, using them as place cards? What about printing little fortunes on each for an Asian dinner party? What about printing titles of One Hit Wonders from the 80's that your guests will have to sing, after a few cocktails of course!
For complete instructions click here: http://tinyurl.com/6legkn
How will you use your creativity to make these projects your own?
Sunday, June 1, 2008
A few weeks back my mother was in town for a visit. She loves quilt stores as much as I love paper stores, so I took her on a little tour of Seattle quilt shops. Normally, I don't buy anything, having no idea how to quilt, sew or do much of anything fabric related, I usually just take on chauffeur status.
Friday, May 30, 2008
I worked with Marcie and Will on their Save the Dates a few months back. Since they're getting married in Ireland, we knew we'd go with an Irish theme. They were pretty clear that their invitations were to be formal, but we could be a little more casual with the Save the Dates. We used a shimmery green backing and 2 color thermography (raised type) to give the text that sparkle that you just can't get with digital printing. We went with an envelope to match the matting and viola, a sparkly green treasure delivered to each guest.
More pics coming soon
Then it was on to the invitations. I knew the bride and groom wanted their invites to be the official announcement of their event, so we had to think classic and elegant, but with a WOW factor. The bride and groom also requested a special detail that I just knew would be a big hit, they wanted the invitation to be personalized with the name of each guest.
So, I called my friend & master calligrapher Laura Hooper of LH Calligraphy, http://www.lhcalligraphy.com/ and told her my vision. She hand designed an invitation in calligraphy then had it letterpressed with a blank space so she could go back and personalize each invitation with the name of the guest.
It was a hand crafted effort from beginning to end, lovely calligraphy complimented by the beauty of letterpress, each piece was truly a work of art.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Once again, Gartner Studios to save the day! They have partnered with Brides Magazine to come up with an exclusive line of print at home wedding accessories, not just invites, but wedding programs, chair signs, favor boxes, even letterpressed (looking) place cards sold exclusively at Micheal's. Usually, I'm not a huge fan of craft store wedding products, to much painted plastic and tulle for me, but I think Gartner really hit this mark this time. Their designs are modern and sophisticated, including everything from whimsical soft pink dots to elegant black damask designs (p.s. you'll be seeing much more damask in the coming months). It's an inexpensive, or should I say, less expensive, way to add all of those extra details to your wedding without having to take out a second mortgage.
Some others fun things from the collection:
See the entire line here: http://tinyurl.com/3yr23n