Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Save the sunglasses!

After years of wearing a cheap pair of sunglasses (probably a drugstore find), that left me with a mark across my nose everytime I wore them… I finally invested in a nice pair of Calvin Klein shades, and am happy as a clam (if clams wore sunglasses… they should)!

Now all I needed was a nice case so that they didn’t get all scratched up when I threw them in the bottomless pit also known as my handbag.

Etsy to the rescue! I found the shop of oktak and am in love with this eyeglass case that suits my funky taste. 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Who needs cake when you have spoons!

These little wooden ice cream spoons remind me of grade school... so fun! You can find them at the paper cup design store...

There a fun twist on the wedding day desert!

I pulled this inspiration straight from the blue orchid design blog, check her out, she's always got great suggestions and some super fun freebies!

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Custom cake toppers

I'm always looking for unique and custom cake toppers for brides. It's just that one little detail that can transform your cake into a piece of art. And then to be able to display the piece in your home, can be such a conversation piece!

I found this custom cake topper at oilpainta's etsy shop and about melted!

I wish I would have known the bride and groom featured in the topper pictured about, they look so fun!

I'm picturing this to fit in well with that candle light frolic in the grass style wedding. Yes, I'm still stuck on those. :)

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Out of the box envelopes

A new save the date design done for another local bride. They chose to use a translucent vellum envelope to hold their significant message, and then stuck that into a smooth white envelope for mailing.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Potted place cards

I'm really enjoying this season’s trend of comfortable weddings. Ones with whimsical table settings and natural floral arrangements paired with practical yet pretty favors.

I feel like the last few weddings I’ve been to were at fancy places with a tight schedule filled with the traditional wedding events. And that’s okay, they were all beautiful and I’m sure pricey. But for once I would like to be able to take my shoes off and enjoy the grass between my toes, while sipping on a chilled beverage pulled straight out of an ice filled beverage tub.

Being more comfortable at a wedding is key to any guest, I can attest to that, which is why I’m a huge fan of comfy, natural, go with the flow weddings.

Anyway, on to the favorites!

Diy potted place cards by Martha. Directions here.

Yummy Izze soda.

Vintage beverage “tub” bathtub from photographer Garth Plouzek. (this is going all out!)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dandelion seed invitations

Just the latest invitation set done for a local friend. She was planning an intimate destination ceremony on Drummond Island and a large reception for all the family and friends back home.

Pictured above (left to right): reception invitation with rsvp card, "Love is..." card used in lieu of a guest book. The bride had then planned to string them all up on a pretty ribbon. Map card enclosure, and finally the ceremony invitation backed by a sheet of granny smith apple green linen card stock, and accompanied by the matching rsvp card.

I was very happy with the way they turned out... Not pictured are the lovely kraft envelopes with an interesting belly band featuring a white mulberry paper strip atop a textured green rushe paper strip slightly larger than the mulberry. We also provided some neat #10 policy envelopes that opened at the top instead of the side, for the long reception invitation and enclosures.

Love it!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Artsy Update!

I’ve been pretty busy lately, getting invitation packages done and creating new and innovative announcements for babies and grads. It’s all been thrilling, but I really do miss my blog! Below are a few images of my latest projects… Enjoy!

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