Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. – Edgar Degas Last night I had the honor of judging local student artwork for a juried art competition that is near and dear to my heart.  You’ve heard me mention my beloved art teacher Sue Hand.  She is the mastermind behind the locally famed Rosetti art exhibit and puts as much passion into curating this show as any of her stunning watercolor paintings.  Each year I am brought in along with respected teachers and designers to accomplish the nearly impossible task of judging student works.  I know […]

Part I of Elizabeth and Isaac’s wedding focused on the glorious location and fickle weather that led to some gorgeous lighting for their day.  Today’s post is all about the painted paper goodies we created and the flowers…of course!  Elizabeth is no doubt a flower type of girl and our classic Big Bloom peony caught her eye from day one.  Making an appearance first on the invitation, the peony was painted again and again on each table number. The couple’s Rottweiler puppy found himself lounging playfully on each favor tag.  The sweet little illustration infused a lot of personality but […]

I figured we could all use a dose of spring right about now.  Elizabeth and Isaac’s wedding under the live oaks seemed the perfect fit.  I worked with Elizabeth and her Mom for several months to create various stationery elements for the day.  When Elizabeth’s photographer sent over the images I was immediately enchanted with all the dreaminess.  From the bride riding horseback into the ceremony to the swaying live oaks and simple blooms throughout, one could get lost in the beauty.  Not overdone or in your face, the details in this wedding were carefully chosen to suggest simplicity in […]

Another look today at the custom menus, place cards and table number cards created for the La Tavola Linen Grand Opening in Newport Beach, CA!  We adore this black, white and pink combination and especially dig the lacquered succulents.  An iconic gerbera daisy was the artwork centerpiece here along with Envelopments black and white paisley cardstock… The floral design drove the drama of this table with its fluffy green hydrangea, creamy ivory roses and purple ranunculus.  Our vintage garden artwork seemed the perfect fit on dusty purple cardstock with creamy ivory hand painting… My friends at La Tavola Linen are […]

In my spare time (wink, wink) I love to work with industry friends.  La Tavola Linen is a company I admire and use often.  Their palette of custom linens can add flavor and life to any event and the fact they ship nationwide means anyone can enjoy the selection.  Recently a new showroom opened in Newport Beach, California and I was brought in to craft a few stationery pieces for their displays.  The best part of these projects is that I get to “play” with the prettiest linen swatches ever! Our lavishly painted peony on champagne stock with La Tavola’s […]