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Thursday, April 18, 2013
One thing you should know about me is I have a severe one track mind. I get going on an idea and I am consumed! For the past month I have thrown myself into designing my sister's baby shower, hence my month long absence.
And we're not just talking about making the invitations here. Oh no, the whole shebang. From the dessert table to decorations to table centerpieces, I've been all over the place making my ideas come to life. Mind you, I still have over two months until the shower but I'm ambitious like that and just wanted to fill you in a bit.
Anyways, when I ordered the paper for my sister's invites (I will be sharing the finished product soon!) I also got this gorgeous sort of watercolor painting paper for a new wedding suite I had it mind. I wanted something kind of hippie looking.
I'm obsessed with the colors. They remind me of a desert sunset. I added some coral bakers twine for a pop against the kraft and there you have it! What do you think?
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
One of my favorite things to do in the whole world is oogle paper, obviously. While I prefer to see it in person so I can touch it and stare at it, I've recently started perusing the internet for new patterns and designs. The worst is when I find those little 6X6 pads (which clearly isn't big enough to make a 5X7 invite) and I fall in love with some of the samples and have to wait to order a full sheet on the internet. Now that's a serious real world problem.
I guess the point of my little story here is even though I'm a paper connoisseur, I always go back to some familiar patterns and this suite is a perfect example. I've been getting this paper at Michael's for almost 2 years now and I'm obsessed with the pattern. It's very bohemian but subtle with the colors. I made some bridal shower invitations using this paper and I'm sure this is not the last you will see of it.
If it gets discontinued I will cry. For a few days. Then something else will catch my eye and be added to the favorites rotation ;)
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Well, what do you know? Another paper bag design! I really wish you could touch and feel this invitation because it's so nice and fluffy, for lack of a better word. The crumpled bag border adds the perfect dimension and isn't this paper great? It reminds me of the 70s for some reason. It's funky and has such a great color scheme: coral, purple, teal and brown.
I have another suite to come later this week that includes a new take on a familiar paper so stay tuned!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
If you follow me on Twitter (which you should, because I share some some pretty great pictures of my doxie on there), I gave you a sneak peek at this particular suite. I wanted to marry my love for colored pencil sketches and unique paper and this design does just that!
I literally just free-handed the hearts and arrow and it's exactly the look I was going for....artsy and funky. I didn't want it looking computer generated. The paper is so vibrant on its own, I wanted to keep the graphic and wording paper nice and neutral. This would be the perfect suite for a woodsy wedding with lots of natural elements or a downtown loft ceremony with a really industrial theme!
Sunday, February 24, 2013
It's been another gorgeous San Diego weekend that went by WAY TOO FAST! Oh well, I always have fun anticipating the next one and planning some new adventures.
I had some time to work on new wedding suites this weekend and this is the newest one. I know that some people hate square invitations because you do have to pay extra to mail them but when I get ideas in my head, there's no stopping me and this paper just called for a square design.
The gray and white pattern reminds me of a chalkboard look which is so popular right now. It's definitely a versatile design that can be made more formal by trading the kraft paper backing for something white, and nixing the burlap tie. I played around with some gray font colors but ultimately came back to my one true love...brown.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I'll be posting some more suites this week!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
I hope everyone had an amazing Valentine's Day! It's pretty much my favorite day ever. A whole day devoted to love?! How great is that?
Anyways, I thought today would be the perfect day to debut a new suite because the hot pink twine is so Valentine-esque. Always staying true to my rustic/vintage obsession, I knew when I saw this floral paper I had to have it and then I saw the twine and whoa, my vision just came together. Now I just need some of these pink envelopes and we are set!