Monday, November 23, 2015

Brunch and Bubbly Bridal Shower

well hello bow!

Pink champagne? You bet. But also grapefruit juice Mimosas (yummmmm) were served at this darling bridal shower. Beyond the party being a brunch, this client/friend wasn't sure of the theme she wanted to go with so we had an amusing time bouncing ideas off each other. I ran across a photo of a pink grapefruit mimosa and that got me thinking... and thinking. And knowing the hostess/client/friend has lots of black accessories to decorate with, this black and white check ribbon amongst my rolls added a fun twist on a classic black/white/pink color theme. Throw in yards of black and white checks for here, there and everywhere, a black bottle split of champagne for each guest and yummy food, and this gal pulled together a charming party!

Friday, October 16, 2015

A Random Party and a Random Invitation

'Pebblestone' is what we call our outdoor place for parties
All the random reasons for the party spelled out in the invitation
I can always count on my son-in-law Bill to dress in the theme colors
Pink with just the right red looks great together
Sometimes I look for an excuse to throw a party but this early fall party was a request of my daughter's. She and her husband were going to be in town visiting from Denver and she had just turned the big 3-0. Of course we'll have a party! 

Paper Source had a screen-printed paper that I couldn't resist earlier in the summer, a pink and red pennant bunting print, so that became the theme for the party and the paper I used for the invitation. I couldn't figure out exactly what I wanted the invitation to say, so... well... I just wrote the words like I was leaving a voicemail message and then ended with the date-time-place-rsvp stuff. Casual and fun, the invitation and the party!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Woodsy Montana Wedding Invitations

a simple postcard Save-the-Date
a natural oatmeal paper on a pecan woodgrain paper
a map that maps out the weekend of activities
envelope liners are fun!
A logo that included an antler is how this wedding suite started. The couples logo combined with natural papers throughout set the tone for this lovely wedding in Bigfork, Montana. Sometimes I fall in love with a paper and right now it's the Envelopments Barque papers. Unusual and rustic and perfect for this wedding.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Baby Shower at Camp Mistwood

Mistwood deserves its own logo

A Compass to guide guests to the baby registry
"Mistwood" actually is the name of the residence where this couple's baby shower took place. So turning it into "Camp Mistwood" was an easy decision! The wood grain paper, Pecan Barque, from Envelopments added the perfect rustic touch in the envelope as well as on the invitation itself. And a few pine needles added that touch of nature to complete the package!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Graduation Means Celebration!

What is your graduate's style? Crazy? Athletic? Beachy? Horsey? Rock 'n' roll? Graduation announcements are a time to show your style. And graduation is a time for Celebration! Go out and make the world a better place Class of 2015!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Fun and Active Sixtieth Birthday Party

This Birthday Gal is the active type. Apparently REALLY active! So the celebration will have a touch of that "get out there and go!" with the party-ers going on a bike ride before the serious celebrating begins later in the day. Blue and aqua ink with some kraft paper for a touch of casual beachy sand gives the feel for their afternoon ride along the coast.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wrapping up Christmas

"Brown paper packages tied up with string" were my favorite wrapping thing this year. And printing on old paperback book pages to create the letters for the name bunting was quick too. Some packages had red velvet ribbon simply tied in a square knot, some had a red and green plaid ribbon, and a few had a burlap ribbon with a Christmas-y print on it. All were wrapped in brown paper, of course!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Birthday Brunch with an Equestrian Touch

The birthday girl on her pony Little Joe

The birthday girl and her little girl!

Peggy, thanks for liking Bloody Marys

The birthday girl's place of honor

Drink tags. yep, they match too.

We have to celebrate the big ones. You know, the ones that end in "0". This birthday brunch for my dear friend Peggy was beyond fun for me to create, and then to pull off, with another dear friend, Susan, and Peggy's daughter Courtney. An old photo of Peggy on her pony and the colors rust, bronze, peach, ivory and green was used for the invitation. It set the tone for the party. I tried to use leather and wood containers as much as possible and oh those velvety rust magnolia leaves I found for the flower arrangements was perfect! I'm a wanna-be florist so I had a grand day with calla lilies, chrysanthemums, roses, pods and eucalyptus branches. One arrangement I wrapped in brown leather belts to give the look of a horse halter and reins.
Here are just some of the paper and floral details of the fete. My favorite part was the BYO- Build Your Own Bloody Mary bar. Even bacon was included in the array of fixin's! Another thing that Peggy loves is a good crossword puzzle. So with a lot of "all about Peggy" clues and answers assistance from Courtney and Susan I printed up a crossword puzzle that Peggy's guests worked on while eating. At the end Peggy gave all the answers to the clues, which involved some explanations. "Now what was your one criminal activity?" hee hee! 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Swirly, Floral Invitation that's Luscious

Casa de Amparo is a wonderful organization that my husband and I  heartily support. Their big gala, The Crystal Ball is coming up in November and they have a special pre-event party for their generous patrons. I've been able to create the invitation for this party again this year. These papers from Envelopments make me look good! This lovely Florentine has a playful side to it and the shimmer adds a touch of elegance.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wine Not? A Wine Country Birthday Invitation

Serious partakers of birthday celebrating! Yep, that's these folks. I shared the save-the-date for this four-day gathering earlier. This is the invitation that includes the details and activities for each day as well as the RSVP card (it's a loooooong one!) and RSVP envelope. Wine drop stains and a wine stain style logo let the invitees know that clearly there will be wine tasting... and drinking. I heard it was a blast!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

An Organized Logo

It's a bit difficult to design a logo when you haven't been given many "wants" from a client. Other than telling me that she liked a couple casual fonts I really had nowhere to start. Oh, except to have the design look like the tagline "making space for your life". What on earth does that look like? I don't know. Do you?

She's a professional organizer so the file folder and the sketched boxes would be things she deals with on a regular basis. Do you like that corrugated cardboard underline? Yep, upper right logo. She's had her hands on plenty of cardboard boxes over the years. And those cherries? Well, "life is a bowl of cherries" so that's the playful reason for those! 

It has been fun working on this, I must say.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Put a Bow on it and make it PINK Baby Shower!

A diaper baby shower invitation is just so darn cute. This mother-to-be saw the "Bee" themed one that I did and asked for a hot pink bow instead of the bee. Hello! It's a girl so we might as well embrace the pinkness! and all those big bows that little cutie will be wearing. And she wanted polka dots too. Personally, I like the damask and polka dot combo so I carried it out through all the other paper party details.