Friday, December 7, 2012

Playing with some new styles

The white card with the red lettering is actually one of my own Christmas cards!  The two on the purple cards are samples for a prospective client.  The trend lately seems to be that people want to fill the envelope with fun loops and swirls.  I love it.  What do you think?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

So it is my son's 11th birthday....

And what better way to celebrate than to be accepted into Hogwarts!  I updated some of the details to be accurate with the end of the last book and this was literally the most fun project I have ever worked on.  I kept waking my husband up to show him each piece as it was finished (I don't know if he was as excited about it as I was, lol...)  I downloaded an envelope template and made my own so the paper would match, and even had green sealing wax to match the green ink.  So much fun!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Scheduling updates

Hello to anyone who has found their way to his blog!  Be sure to take a look at the following 6 posts - there are lots of new pictures of just some of the things I have been working on over the past year.  During the busy season I don't always have time to update so often, but between now and the end of the year my schedule typically lightens up quite a bit.  If you are looking to have holiday cards addressed, or if you are having an early spring wedding, now is the best time to have them done!  Feel free to contact me with any questions at all or to let me know if there is anything else you would like to see.

Some new styles

Some new things that I ended up liking!  The first is Heather again, which I mentioned in the previous post.  If I get around to making up the new samples sometime soon I think I am going to include this one.  The second is basically just the mash up, but it was so fun to have the names on the diagonal!  And in the bottom photo we just added a swirl below the regular mash up.   

Seating charts

Seating charts are always a nervewracking challenge, but the result is always so worth it in the end.  For the first two charts, the brides supplied the stalks of silk flowers and I separated them into individual blossoms. and hot glued them.  Both brides chose to have letter stickers (rhinestones/glitter) and the extra embellishments were worked in as they fit.  There is a lot of math and measuring involved so I encourage anyone interested in doing a seating chart to really nail down that guest list before bringing it.  It is so much more difficult to make changes with a chart than with escort cards!  The final photo has the names and table numbers written out on canvas pieces that were going to be mounted and hung with decorations on site. 

More bright colors. So many this year!

The first photo is one of my favorites that I worked on all year.  White ink on magenta paper, but in a custom lettering style that I think I may offer as a regular style (tentatively called Heather).  Very upright and round, and a lot of fun.  The second is wispy lettering in brown ink on a mustard colored envelope, and the final photo is white lettering in flourish on navy. 

So many colorful envelopes!

The first is a Christmas wedding - white ink in wispy lettering.  I'll say it again - I always love white ink on darker papers!  The second is flourish lettering in white ink on a gorgeous Tiffany blue, and the final set was a custom lettering style in champagne ink to match the invitations.  Love the magenta swirl that wrapped around the edge of the envelope!

Some unusual items

The first is an invitation letter to a spa day celebration for a 60th birthday (flourish lettering in plum).  The second are some reception signs, and the two darker cards are examples of the placecards.  The third photo is a shot of some guest books that were used as table number signs.  What a neat idea!  The surface of the book cover is a faux leather.  I wasn't sure how the ink would react with it, but it didn't bleed, and they came out great!  Finally, the last shot shows some paper doilies that were being used as placecards.  Not easy to work with - they took forever to separate - but I think the end result was really cool!

Lots of placecards

Trying to catch up on some photos I've taken over the last year.  Here are a few shots of placecards - autumn in blue for a baby shower, gold on black in autumn, pink on a pretty eyelet card in katie lettering, and a professional shot from Laura's wedding of the escort cards - autumn lettering in black.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Another blog mention!

I know - I really am a terrible blogger.  I have probably around a hundred gorgeous pictures to share, and absolutely no time to get them put up here.  In the fall, when I hit my quiet season for the year I promise I will take the time to organize and post them all!  Until then, here is the link to the photographer's photos for Lauren's wedding (see the first image in the post down below).  So beautiful!  Thanks for sharing these Lauren!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lovely blog post mention

A year ago I had the privelege of working with Hilary and Paul on a variety of items for their wedding.  Here is a blog post about the vows they had written, along with some beautiful photography!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Letterpress suite, and really great color!

The first photo in this post is one of my favorite things in a long time. Kristin from letterpressed my calligraphy (a modified Katie style) onto a suite of invitations for Lauren. I love, love, love the way they came out. The color comination is wonderful, and the suite is even more impressive in person! The quality of the paper and the way the writing feels is just gorgeous. Thank you so much Kristin!!
The second photo was a mash up style - you can see the paper that Isabel provided as a color sample and the finished product. The third photo is flourish lettering in white ink on aqua paper - such a pretty spring feel! The final photo is another mashup - white ink on silver paper. I always love the look of white calligraphy on dark paper!
I'll do my best to be a better blogger and update with photos more often. Enjoy the spring everyone!!

Catching up, post 2

Here we have a lovely shot of Andrea's placecards (flourish in black ink) taken by her photographer, a set of envelopes done in autumn lettering and navy ink, with the coordinating return address (I've done a lot of return addresses lately - I feel like it's become something of a trend to have them written instead of printed), and lastly some really beautiful cards (the photo barely does the shimmer justice) written in wispy lettering and black ink.

Catching up on old photos

Hello, and I'm sorry! Moving into the new house, painting, organizing, surviving the holidays, and now trying to set up the new garden has taken up my time and I have not had the chance to update with new pictures. Here are just a few to try and catch up. The first photo is my new desk, and where all of the magic happens! (lol) The second photo was some signage I did for a Christmas flea market, and the last was a custom style I did to match the font used on a client's invitations. Since blogger limits my photos per post I'll head over to the next post to add a few more!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Worst blogger ever!! (and link to photos)

I'm so, so sorry about the lack of updates. We've been settling into the new house and every spare moment is spent painting and organizing and making a house a home! I have been working though, and I do have tons of new pictures to sahare as soon as I get the time to upload and organize them all. In the meantime, check out Kate and Brad's wedding which was featured on Style Me Pretty. The pictures are just GORGEOUS and there's lots of good shots of the calligraphy as well!