Sunday, November 7, 2010

About my creations....

I love a great party. And I especially love hosting a great party! I enjoy finding ways to make it special. I'm excited to start sharing my creations with the world! I have been trying to take lots of photos of the things I create. This post is a snippet of what's to come in sharing my ideas. I'm an Interior Designer by day and a Paper Monster and Crafter and Mother by night. I would love to turn my hobby into my stay-at-home career! Spending time with my boys has become an important part of my life. If you like what you see, please help spread the word of my designs and creations!


This is me working on flowers for my sisters wedding.

This is me with my sister Michelle, the bride, and her best friend Natalie, helping me out and enjoying the smell and beauty of the roses!

Natalie's bridal bouquet!

This photo was taken of the tablescape for my friends baby shower at my home!
I love a great tablescape!

The tablescape at my son's 2nd birthday party, we had a barnyard bash! And my mom's
amazing cakes! I have learned a few tricks from her! The menu was fun for his party, we had many of his favorite things that related to the farm!

My sisters bridal shower tablescape! Lots of shimmer and a taste of Paris!

My home projects, I have many in my head that I want to bring to life! I'll share some design tips and ideas on home projects and share some real projects of my clients!

I have this idea for my Etsy shop, its a Celebration In A Box! I'll put together
the things you need to gather and shop for your next event!
It makes life simple for that busy person, and for the person that wants to give a unique
heartfelt handmade feel to their event!

I can help the do-it-yourselfer by providing the design of the invitation for them
to print and/or assemble, or I can provide everything and send you a beautiful set of your custom wedding invitations ready to mail! I will also share some great finds and ideas!

Life is fun, and I plan to enjoy making memories with my family through great celebrations!
And I hope to make everyday a celebration of some kind with my loved ones!


More Invitations....

I was incredibly honored to be the matron of honor for my sisters wedding! She had a winter wedding in Michigan, and we used snowflakes on all of her custom stationary! I also did her flowers, bouquets, centerpieces, corsages, and boutonnieres. I will post her wedding soon! Be sure to check back! Her invites were beautiful, we added rhinestones and used shimmer paper for her sparkle snowflake wedding! She had each invite customized with her guests names on the front tag. I also did her save~the~date, programs, favor tags, and seating tags. {~michelle}

This was done for a friend, it turned out so beautiful, it had the works! Like ~michelle's, it was personalized, and had a custom design, and lots of shimmer and sparkle! I also did her seating tags, and save~the~date design! I just loved this invitation! We added rhinestones and used shimmer paper, the pocket is from Cards and Pockets. {~katharine}

This invitation was for my sisters best friend, I also did her flowers! Check them out in another post, soon to come! She had a beautiful wedding, the invitation set the tone for entire special day. Stunning. We went with more graphics in this invitation, with little details throughout! {~natalie}


I would like to share some of my past invitations, so many people have been asking to see what I have, so here they are! Enjoy! And I hope you see something you like, I would be delighted to work with you on your next event!

This first one, was my first, it is our wedding invitation! I was a bride on a budget, with a lot of creativity and ideas, I loved the pocket invites and came up with this one for our special day! I had lots of compliments on it, and learned many, many, MANY things about creating custom invites from this, and fell in love with the process! I did everything from the save~the~date, to the invite, to the programs, favors, and thank you notes! {~annette}

This invitation was done for friends of ours, she really liked our invite but wanted something different, so I came up with this unique custom pocket, which included satin ribbon for the belly band, and a short poem about love on the front. The invitation is pulled from the top, featuring their monogram and rhinestone, and the back has a small pocket to contain the response, reception, map and directions! I love this invite and its a special one to me personally! {~terra}

This was one I did for friends of ours, another custom design. This was not a pocket, the idea was that it was like a present that the guests would open when they received their invite. The gate fold has a sheer ribbon that it tied when closed, all of the information is then inside! It turned out really pretty! I also provided her with programs. {~nadine}

This was done for a dear friends cousin that I have known for many years! She had a Tiffany Blue wedding! This invite had all the sparkle, shimmer pocket, custom design shimmer paper, and a satin ribbon! Stunning! This pocket was a pocket from Cards and Pockets, I found them on the web, and have had a lot of success now with their products. {although, I had trouble with getting their product on time in this instance, first and only time, hopefully it will NEVER happen again...} {~marie}

As much as I love creating my own custom pockets, they are very time consuming, so a more practical way and more budget friendly way has been with using pre-made pockets. I have used Cards and Pockets, Mountaincow and Envelopments. I plan to become an Envelopments dealer in the near future, stay tuned!

This was done for a friend, another designer friends, and i just loved her color choices! The pocket was a custom pocket by me, and I used a dot textured paper by Bazzill, very cute! We customized each invite with the guests names on the belly band tag, so it was like using a double envelope. I also provided her with custom table numbers and menus, and favor tags with their monogram. The feel of the invite is a very chic elegance! {~kimberly}

I have more!

~see you soon!