Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

It has been so insanely difficult to keep this secret since last fall!  Yes, indeed, the team at Momental Designs, designed, painted and produced Jessica Simpson’s Wedding Invitations! Jessica Simpson wed Eric Johnson on July 5th at San Ysidro Ranch in Southern California.  People Magazine recently covered the story with a lovely 9+ page spread of the entire event, orchestrated by celebrity event planner, Mindy Weiss! Soon I’ll be able to bring you a bit more detail on all the patterned loveliness we created throughout for menus, table numbers, place cards and then some! For now you’ll have to enjoy […]

I’m back today with a little more love from my time at Engage!12 at The Breakers in Palm Beach… I can usually be seen sketching the incredible decor and details and love to share the results! I had a little fun sketching some of the Engage!12 speakers…just a little.  These each take about 2 minutes are meant to be pretty rough and whimsical… Here we have The Party Goddess, Cindy Novotny, Shira Savada and Mindy Weiss! I’ve started a new tradition at each conference where I begin sketching an original pattern to see what evolves as the event does….This pattern […]

I’m back today with more from Engage!11 in Grand Cayman!  With all the fabulous inspiration it is difficult to choose what to share.  We created a suite of custom stationery pieces using the gorgeous papers of Envelopments in addition to some uncommon materials too!  The event itinerary was printed on canvas, imparting a luxe texture that was heaven to the touch.  A watercolor coral pattern set the stage for our SKETCHED logo featuring a sassy starfish illustration.  Thick ivory and gold inks were  hand painted into each creature with a swooshy wash of tan watercolor across the words Grand Cayman! […]

The incomparable Mindy Weiss has redesigned her blog and it is…well, a work of art.  I first met Mindy at an industry conference where my sketches were featured.  You can imagine my shock when Mindy approached me with nothing but the kindest words about my artwork.  I think I am still blushing.  I’ve always admired Mindy’s quirky, personality-packed, whimsical style so when she asked if I would sketch for her new blog, I could barely contain my excitement.  Mindy was very trusting and gave only a few design perimeters to include using her signature shade of blue… Leila from Be […]

If you missed my first Engage recap earlier this week, take a look here but now, onto the sketches!  This was my 6th Engage experience and if you have followed along over the years you know, that I take notes in sketches.  Armed with sketchbook, my trusted Sharpie pen and watercolor pencils, I embrace each session with my eyes and ears.  As the sessions evolve I am intently moving from sketch to written notes, back and forth to create a crazy collection of information that I refer to again and again long after Engage has passed.  I must thank the […]