kimberly and todd's rehearsal dinner

Kimberly really wanted a chandelier with some bling on her rehearsal dinner invitation. We accomplished and got across the oceany/luau theme with a tablescape of seashells and coral on a seagreen linen and the bamboo "wedding" chairs. I added the bling with rhinestones on the five large dangling crystals of the chandelier. And to tie it all together I put a chandelier on the envelope with the return address running along the chain. One candle is lit to signify one day until the wedding (kind of like a reverse advent candle wreath).

intricate dahlia detail

I am really excited that I finally used my digital cutter. I needed something on top of this cake but nothing I drew seemed to work. Finally it dawned on me that a three dimensional flower with a rhinestone in the center would be just the thing to really set this invitation apart.

ella and her american doll kaya

These native American doll dress invitations were modeled after the American Doll Kaya. Kaya was the theme of the party and Ella's surprise birthday present. The necklace on the invitation is on wire which can easily be removed and turned into a bracelet for your favorite doll.

tammy and greg: fall wedding

Tammy and Greg are having a small casual family ceremony, but still wanted elegant invitations to commemorate the event. I just love the uniqueness of the envelope, you get excited to open it to see what is inside but use great care not to rip it. The ribbon wrapped around the invitation to symbolize the intertwining of their two families. And the back of the envelope displays the T and G monogram, with a little bird perched on the ampersand. And the orange and brown colors worked beautifully to create a autumn look with this delicate tree branch. I also created coordinating stationery and menus.

waite turns one

Waite's birthday was took place at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum. I took the location and ran with the airplane theme. My first task was to design the logo for Waite Airlines. The invitation was designed to look like a airline ticket with rounded corners, bar code, a logo and every other detail I could think of. And of course the ticket had to go in a folder just like the real thing. So I designed the front of the folder with a cute rhyme "fly on over for some fun, our little boy is turning one." The inside of the folder is cut at an angle with website information list for details including directions and a map. And then it was time to go overboard with the use of the logo on the favors. First a sticker for the box. And then individualized luggage tags with each kids name on it. A passport airplane coloring book, candy airplanes and pretzels rounded out the logo usage.

Since the party was at a museum which the birthday party attendees could tour, stickers were needed to designate who was with the group. Family all add official names tags - mommy and daddy were pilot and co-pilot, the birthday boy was first class passenger, others were flight attendants, air traffic controllers and the list goes on. I also created matching thank you notes, address labels, a baggage claim sign for the favor table and a curbside check-in sign for the gift table.
The family was going to have a party on the actual birthday with a theme of "flight crew training". The invitation was very simple but coordinated none the less. Of course, no birthday party is complete without a hand painted banner to say "happy birthday". And while I had the paint out I figured I might as well paint a "tablecloth" for the food table. And a runway for decorations and to color on.

isley's flowers

Before she arrived, Isley's mommy picked out this adorable floral bedding for the nursery. She and her mother in law painted the flowers on the wall, pretty impressive. I designed these burp clothes, inspired by the flowers and colors in her nursery. I took them to her as a gift in the hospital, since she had kept the name a secret until the baby was born it was fun to know this was probably one of the first thing she had with Isley's name on it. Again, we use the flowers from the nursery in the birth announcement. It is so fun to have a theme and everything coordinates.

blythe's wedding

When my friend Blythe got married a few years ago, my mom and I helped her with some of the wedding decorations. I designed a monogram similar to something on their wedding invitations. We used it in many ways throughout the ceremony and reception decor. Paper items I designed included the menu and table numbers. Her colors were black, white and a touch of cranberry.