Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mary's Wedding Monogram

I think I may have been the post excited person ever when I heard that Mary got engaged. I quickly got to work designing her monogram. These two are her favorites, what do you think?

I can't wait to get started on her invitations!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Suzanne - Baptism Celebration Invitation

I was so honored when Suzanne told me that she loved the Baby Announcement and would like me to design her daughter’s Baptism Celebration Invitation. It was such a delight to design a pretty card for such a pretty little girl!


Suzanne - Christmas Card & Birth Announcement

Suzanne has a beautiful family and I was honored to get to design her Christmas card this year! Christmas card on one side and Baby Stella's Birth Announcement on the other side. What a cutie - she really is the best early Christmas gift they could have ever asked for!

This was printed on two-sided pearlized shimmer cardstock. (and as a multi-taking mom myself, I have to point out that I love Suzanne’s idea to have this card do a double-duty!)



Merry Christmas Card

Our Merry Christmas Card this year - two sided as I love sharing photos of my babies!

Carrie - Baby Baptism Invitations

Carrie has an adorable baby girl, who I have only gotten to see through photos and skype since her hot mamma moved to hot Florida right after her wedding. So it was such a wonderful honor to get to design her Baptism Celebration Invitations, as it made me feel a little closer to them!

These are a two-sided pearlized shimmering card (only the best for a baby diva!) Look at that smile – she’s such a princess. I loved having the opportunity to make this special keepsake for her mom.






Erika - Save The Date Cards

Erika is having a posh tropical island destination wedding. Her colors are a luscious hot pink and vibrant orange. Her Save The Date had to contain a lot of important information, yet still be gorgeous as it was the first correspondence her guests would receive about the big event. I was trilled to design this card for her – I love her colors!



These were a couple runners up that I liked to, so I had to share!



Michele - Baby Announcements

I was so honored to design Michele & Jerry’s Baby Announcement for their newest addition! I had so much fun designing these two-sided, pearl shimmer finished cards. They are one-of-kind design and a special keepsake for their princess daughter. Michele loved the concepts I gave her so much that she decided to have 2 design concepts printed. Here’s a look at the Baby Announcements:



and Baby Announcement 2:








My Babies - Birthday Cards

The following are Birthday Cards that I have designed for my little babies throughout the years – and by looking at the calendar I think more will be coming soon!






Celeste - Baby Shower Invitations

I was so excited when Michele, Lisa, Erika, and Kim told me they’d love for me to help with Celeste’s Baby Shower by designing her Baby Shower Invitation. The color scheme was so cute, yet sophisticated at the same time. I had a lot of fun designing different ideas… In the end this is what they chose for her:


And these two are fun, so I had to show them as well!




Julie - Wedding Monogram

I was so happy when my fun fabulous friend Julie got engaged to Mark. I couldn’t wait to get started working on a monogram for their beautiful day. I loved her turquoise color scheme – she was so on trend. She used the monogram on her place cards and on her programs. I was happy to be able to help with her special day!


Michelle - Baby Shower Invitation & Thank You Card

I was so honored to get to design Michelle’s Baby Shower Inivation. The Theme: A Star is Born – red carpet, paparazzi, and fashionista style. I designed an invitation perfect for the diva


I was even more thrilled when I heard how much she loved them and requested matching Thank You cards!


My Baby Shower Invitation

On my first wedding anniversary I found out that I was pregnant, so for my shower I designed these delightful Baby Shower Invitations. Tickled Pink!


Celeste - Wedding Save the Date, Invitations and More!

Celeste is a diva. She is so creative and gorgeous and her wedding was truly a reflection of her beauty. Set in the fall, and full of gorgeous flower arrangements and shimmering votives. I was honored to get to be her personal stationery designer for the big day.

I created this Save the date magnet, with an additional accommodation information insert. A Save the Date is the first thing that guests see and it sets the tone for the rest of the wedding stationery. I think this set a show-stopping tone.



Celeste is so creative that she already had in mind what her invitations should look like – a fabulous pocket-fold. I designed the inserts to size and she printed them herself on shimmering paper and assembled the invitation. (She wrote the wording too – I just helped make it look as visually beautiful as the meaning of it is!)



I designed her monogram to be used on her sign, place cards, and programs.





And then what will the diva make her grand entrance on? Only a hand painted monogrammed aisle runner by moi. This diva’s aisle had style!



Michele - Wedding Table Number Cards & Monograms

Around the same time as my wedding my jet-setting friend Michele asked me to develop a monogram that she could use on her get away limo & placecards. She also had a very fun creative idea for her table numbers, instead of numbers she wanted to uses names of places she and her fiancée had traveled to over their seven years of dating. I think she has been all over the world! It was such a delight to be able to help her personalize her wedding in this way!


Carrie - Wedding Program

Around the same time as my wedding my fabulous friend Carrie asked my to design her wedding programs.  She had a monogram in mind, an image of two complete rings joining together to signify her complete life – family,  friends, interests and her husband’s complete life joining together. I thought it was a beautiful idea and was happy to get to be a part of their special day by creating a program that would serve as a keepsake of their wedding day.


How it all began - My Wedding

I really enjoyed designing my wedding invitations, because I was able to set a tone for the look of the event through paper, color and typography. I ordered the perfect red paper wraps with gold leaf imprints from India, and then designed the insert cards myself. I continued the look of the event in my fan programs, place cards, table numbers and menus.





Inspired by my own wedding design adventure, I launched my own freelance custom invitation and stationery business. My goal is to create beautiful, custom designs to celebrate life’s special occasions. Invitations that will not only set the tone for your wedding or shower, but because they are custom-designed will become keepsakes you can look back on with memories of your special day.

Through this blog, I will share my ideas and love of design.