Several weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the Southern Weddings Launch Party at Bridal Bar Atlanta. Take a look here at our feature in the new magazine. I must say I am becoming quite a traveler and admittedly loving every minute! I hopped on a plane early Friday morning and was heading home by early Saturday morning; a whirlwind trip – yes, but so worth it!
Smilebooth by Our Labor of Love was clearly a hit!The
I stayed at the W Perimiter Hotel and although spent very little time in my room, was quite impressed with the modern styling and luxurious comforts. The down comforter and sumptuous pillow were certainly welcomed gratefully when it was finally time to sleep!
Finally having the chance to meet the Mammoth Men in person was a thrill and the After Party impromptu Dance Party was no less exciting. Believe me, these guys are talented photographers and have rhythm – who knew?
My good friend Sharon created this sweet masterpiece for the evening. Red velvet was the flavor of course in traditional southern style. I savored every bite – delicious!
A big thanks to Jeannine Favor (who just launched a very cool new blog) and Eliana of By Your Side Events for the very warm welcomes! Jeannine and Eliana chauffered me around town this making my stay quite a bit more comfortable and affordable! Thanks ladies – you rock!
November 25, 2009
I experimented with two new options. One featuring a vintage birdcage and the other a new pattern with hand-painted roses!
Well, while experimenting with patterns I had so much fun with this one I just had to share!
I experimented with two options for you – I am definitely leaning to the more neutral version with the red painted flowers. I love the addition of rhinestones for a bit of sparkle and contrast!
November 24, 2009
Last week I blogged about a lovely inspiration board created on Style Me Pretty’s Style Circle featuring our designs. This week I have another to share with you! I adore the smoky purples and lively fuchsia!
Here is a better look at the design used for the inspiration board.
November 24, 2009
Loving the orchids and bamboo! The palm pattern cardstock is really quite fun! We can go bolder and larger with the illustration though, if you prefer?
November 24, 2009
The new color combination is quite dramatic – I love the touch of eggplant – quite unexpected!
I LOVE the addition of silver!
I experimented with shades of soft green and bright fuchsia. A light wash of color on the oak tree warms the look overall.
November 19, 2009
The past week in the studio was quieter than some others recently. No travel for me and a lot of great conversations with new clients in anticipation of exciting projects to come. I have been busy at work on these, which need to get in the mail tomorrow! The studio is abuzz with excitement about the coming Holidays and Kelley and I are already listening to our favorite Holiday tunes! I just LOVE this time of year.
Claire has promised to send photos of her wedding coming up in early December. We are so excited to see the pieces created for her in action! Winter jasmine contrast painted in white and olive green can be seen throughout her stationery collection. As a precious favor to her guests, Claire plans to give evergreen plants with our custom plant stake placed in each. Custom wedding programs and table numbers on shimmering cardstocks will surely shine (no pun intended) during her wedding. Don’t you just love the way satin ribbon looks tied into the perfect knot?
Kelly’s wedding coming up soon in Malaysia will certainly be bold and striking. Our new vintage swirl pattern mimics the look of a big, bold orchid. Sweeping brushstrokes of aqua and fuchsia really make this dynamic look come alive.
Everyone in the studio is in love with Sarah’s coral magnolia. My original watercolor painting was perfected by Jess with hand-painted flourishes in creamy coral inks.
So what am I up to?
Counting the days until I can see New Moon… Wishpot is excited too, check out their giveaway!
November 18, 2009
I worked with a soft palette of purples, white and cream. The multi-layered butterfly features a our signature Vintage Lacy pattern with hand-painted touches and scattered rhinestones. The butterflies (and one dragonfly) were created from hand-painted watercolor paper!
Here is a look at the style of silk box I would recommend plus some color options I thought would work well! Also a look at the lace paper we discussed.