Thursday, January 31, 2013

Romantic Whimsical Wedding Invites

A couple of weekends ago I stocked up on a whole bunch of fun paper! Thanks to the wonderful bf's Christmas gift, I was like a kid in the candy store, but in a paper store...

Anyways, I went to one of my favorite paper stores here in San Diego Paper Tales and just went crazy. This particular paper really jumped out at me because I love this teal color. I also really like the whimsical print in the background so I knew it would be perfect for the design I had in mind. 

I made the font a little fancy and romantic to compliment the vintage ribbon, but played up the whimsy side with burlap and brown hues. I'm loving it. It's going up on the wall. Pictures of "the wall" to come soon. I'm pretty proud of it. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Vintage Black and Pink Doily Invitations

This is a crazy exciting weekend because one of my best friends is getting married!! The bf and I are headed up to LA for all the festivities but before we go I wanted to leave you with something pretty to look at while I'm gone. 

I get on these kicks and lately it's been baker's twine so I wanted to share another invitation suite I made. I love the contrast between the black and pink. I'm usually not a big fan of using black on my designs...I'm really more of a brown, earth tone person, but I think this one turned out great. When I first looked at this paper I thought it had sand dollar designs all over it but they're more like doilies. Whatever they are, I'm a fan. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Baker's Square Wedding Invitations

I'm so excited to share with you some invitation designs I've been working on! For the past couple of months I have been busy with specific designs for upcoming weddings, however, these are really just some back-to-basics invitations using some fabulous paper I found. No frills, just handmade work that lets the paper do the talking. 

This specific paper is from My Mind's Eye (part of their Indie Chic collection). I really like it because it looks worn and you know I'm all about that look :)

More to come soon! 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Etsy shop is STOCKED!

Happy Monday to you! It is FREEZING here in San Diego so what better excuse to bundle up and play with my paper?! Lots of exciting things happening in my life (no, I'm not the pregnant one) that have contributed to my new designs and well, I just found some ridiculously fun and colorful paper I needed to turn into great things!

If you haven't been to the Etsy shop lately, I've added quite a bit so get over there. Baby and bridal shower invites, thank you cards, etc. It's going to be a busy couple of months coming up with celebrations galore and I'm SO excited to be designing the paper goods for a lot of the events!

2013 is already turning into an exciting and busy year!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Who Wants To Party?

This paper is one of my absolute favorites. Lucky for me it's always readily available at Michaels!  When I started working on an order for some fill-in invitations for a garden party themed bridal shower, I already knew I wanted to use this! I think I like it so much because it reminds me of water colors and you know how obsessed I am with those ;)

I toyed with the idea of a burlap tie or a simple ribbon border but the braid ultimately won and I love them! The host is going to use those cool vintage stamps on the envelopes so those will be looking pretty, too!

I made an extra set for the Etsy shop so if you want some too, go grab 'em.