lennon

I was involved with a baby shower recently for someone who used to baby-sit my babies.

Man, time passes so quickly. I can't believe kids I know are no longer kids and are starting to have their own bambinos!

When I get involved, you know I go all out and well, I love doing things that are different than my normal day-to-day jobs.

It started with the invitation:

Boho Baby was the theme.

Coupled with a little Beatles in the mix.

I illustrated the invitation and sent it off to the printer. Yea, maybe, I shouldn't take pictures of my work at 11pm...

I illustrated the invitation and sent it off to the printer. Yea, maybe, I shouldn't take pictures of my work at 11pm...

Then I started going a little crazy from there....

 

Paper cake plates and customized ribbon...

Paper cake plates and customized ribbon...

a 5X7 Print I was going to sell in my shop but forgot to actually list it.... GO ME!

a 5X7 Print I was going to sell in my shop but forgot to actually list it.... GO ME!

Coasters so mimosas didn't soak into the antique furniture....

Coasters so mimosas didn't soak into the antique furniture....

Flowers and eucalyptus as well as other items to jazz up the gift opening area.

Flowers and eucalyptus as well as other items to jazz up the gift opening area.

I know this looks more sad than it really was but it was cool at the beginning of the party. Flowers over the food table.  Next time, I think I'll hire someone to take pictures as I am the worst at remembering to take relevant pictures when I am in the mix of cocktails and sweet baby clothes.

I know this looks more sad than it really was but it was cool at the beginning of the party. Flowers over the food table.

Next time, I think I'll hire someone to take pictures as I am the worst at remembering to take relevant pictures when I am in the mix of cocktails and sweet baby clothes.

I'm helping with another baby shower in May. This time there are more women in charge. I'm not sure they are going to let me be as creative as I want to but then again, I am sure my paying clients will be very glad if I am cut off.

Revisiting 2016.....

Wow! 2016 just flew by!!! 

I have to confess, I don't remember much of the year only because there was so much beautiful activity twirling around!

Here is an example of such beauty:

As seen on:  Brides of Oklahoma  "Wedding Trends of 2016"  Calligraphy ||  Inkstained Fingers    Event Styling ||  Gibson Events    Florals ||  Birdie Blooms    Photography ||  Brett Heidebrecht    

As seen on: Brides of Oklahoma "Wedding Trends of 2016"

Calligraphy || Inkstained Fingers   Event Styling || Gibson Events   Florals || Birdie Blooms   Photography || Brett Heidebrecht

 

Metallic Gold Ink on Burgundy Escort Envelopes

Metallic Gold Ink on Burgundy Escort Envelopes

Wax Seal Place Cards

A bride I recently worked with created a unique way to present her place cards.

I created the white place card with a bone folder then wrote with black ink in a Copperplate font on the lower portion of the card.  She followed up with a red wax seal incorporating her soon-to-be initial on the top of the card.

A beautiful and elegant way to do a place card or escort card for your occasion!

maggie

Love, LOVE, LOOOVVVEEEE! This bride and mother!

I can't believe it's been over two...three? months? since this event occurred!

I asked the mother of the bride if I could be an honorary member of the family. THIS! is how much I loved working with them. and you know what? They SMILED AND LAUGHED! ALL OF THE TIME!!!! Who does this anymore? They did! Love all around. Especially between the mother and daughter. 

Reminds me of my mother and our relationship. Just the two of us. Always having each other's back.

The genuine enthusiasm was contagious and made me want to do the best work I could to make them happy. I do hope I succeeded. 

Grey Escort Cards with Bleed-Proof White Ink

Grey Escort Cards with Bleed-Proof White Ink

Hallie and Matthew

I showed a sample of these place cards I was working on for this wedding earlier this year but was SO EXCITED!!! to see an actual professional photograph of my work on a blog! Rarely do I get to see the finished product and how it incorporated into a bride's wedding.

I love the simplicity of the Escort Card Holder. Simple yet very elegant.