09/06/2011

i’m still here…but where did summer go!?

Posted in invitations, NSS national stationery show, wedding invites, wholesale tagged , , , , at 5:12 pm by meant to be sent

ack! it has been FORever since i have posted! i wish i could say i have been on some fabulous getaway chilling out after working my tail off on NSS and my new line, but no…the work continued…through the whole summer. while i am in serious need of a vacation, i am SO excited to say that i am DONE with the albums and they’re on their way to their cozy new homes in two shops in california, three in texas, one in louisville, one in wisconsin and another right around the corner in ann arbor, michigan…some stores got all four books, and others mixed and matched to build their perfect library! oh! and i can’t forget about the boxed invitations that hit stores in nantucket and virginia earlier this summer! SO excited!

my new site will be launching later in the fall too and i should have my shiny new images of everything very soon, so be on the look out for those along with a full-line catalog.

AND i’ve been working on another exciting project…i cannot wait to share all the fun details later this year!

for now, here are some behind the scenes pics of the final albums coming together…

so. there it is…a little peek into my summer (mostly) indoors…at least i had bright colors to look at…right?! :)

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07/17/2011

vintage travel inspired passport invites

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with a wedding in playa del carmen mexico, this couple opted for a neutral color scheme for their entire wedding to allow the gorgeous colors of the tropical landscape to add color at their wedding. they also wanted a vintage feel, so the more subdued palette worked perfectly.

an antique map of mexico was a must as were the custom passport stamps… i just love how printing on sand-colored metallic paper adds an aged, yet refined look. and to carry the look thru the inside of the passport, the interior pages have a subtle pattern as nod to vintage mexican tiles.

front cover

 

front and back cover

 

back inside cover with tear-off rsvp

 

inside page with tile pattern paper

 

01/12/2011

a little math + a preview!

Posted in invitations, wedding invites, wholesale tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:43 pm by meant to be sent

wedding season + a new collection + new branding + new site and blog + national stationery show = a super busy girl!

that is going to be me for at least the next four months while i get my new collection, branding and site launch ready, all before the national stationery show in may.

it. is. a. LOT. of. work. and definitely going to be tough…but, i am so so so excited that it makes it all a little easier. i cannot wait to finish it all and show you guys! so stay tuned for updates and sneak peeks along the way! i am going to attempt to log my progress pulling this all together on my personal blog.

so. my new collection. well, it will definitely include a wedding album (of course!) with lots of fun, fresh new designs in four mini collections with something for everyone! in addition to the wedding invitations, i am planning holiday, baby, everyday and accessories albums in the near future.

though i am still doing some planning + tweaking + editing + deciding…below is a little update / quick sneak peek at a couple of the ensembles i am working on, just to give you a little taste :) these designs are from just a little part of one of the mini collections…hope you like them…i would love to hear what you think!

my new albums including these designs and lots more will be available for wholesale purchase for retailers, and on my new site as well!

 

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real decadent peacock wedding

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i am SO excited to share these gorgeous pictures from deidre lynn photography from one of my client’s peacock themed wedding. melissa was SO much fun to work with and i was honored to be able to be a part of their big day! they had SO many fun little details i got to help with…everything from  save the dates and invitations, to tons of accessories like cupcake flags, drink signs, fan programs, menus, event cards, even a custom monogram and other logos that were used throughout the event and projected on the walls and dance floor! it is so fun to see everything come together and i hear it was an AMAZING event, and from the gorgeous photos, i would say it certainly was! congratulations to brad and melissa!

11/11/2010

new work + some old faves

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this is a long one but its all. pictures. enjoy the fun eye candy!

• • • • • • • • • • • • vintage letterpress accordion fold • • • • • • • • • • • •
photos by melissa hayes

 

• • • • • • • • • • • • nautical tying the knot gate fold • • • • • • • • • • • •
photos by melissa hayes

 

• • •  signs, note cards, menus + coasters for lovely bakery shoot  • • •
photos by melissa hayes


• • • • • • • • carnival theme invites + accessories • • • • • • • •
as seen on style me pretty photos by nicole ladonne


 

• • • peacock, nautical, glam, boxed, birch bark + real sand invites  • • •
photos by melany hallgren

12/24/2008

a new year…new stuff

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whew. it has been quite a year and it is definitely ending on a busy note! as this one comes to a close, i am super excited for the new year to begin….i have some exciting plans for the blog and main site! so stay tuned for new developments…

a sneak peek: i am planning on incorporating idea and inspiration boards into my blog and site. i just love them! and they are a great way to both inspire and capture ideas.

i sometimes do an idea board for my clients to illustrate a general design direction… here is an example of a very simple one i put together to give an overall feel for an invitation and show the materials to be used…some will be like this, while others will be more a collage of images gathered to capture ideas for a “look” or color scheme to inspire your invitation design…

{ TIP } if you are so inclined to gather your own images, this is also a great way to communicate what you are looking for and the type of event you are planning!

(the one below is more a way for me to quickly show a bride pieces of an invitation design for general direction)

bright purple and green inspiration board

bright purple and green inspiration board

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