Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

The Queen of Cakes, a master of sugar art, icon and all around fascinating woman, Ms. Sylvia Weinstock is also a thrill to sketch!  Once again I had the pleasure of chatting with Ms. Weinstock recently while at Engage!11 in Grand Cayman.  Just as she was when designing our 10 Year Renewal Cake, Sylvia was as gracious and witty as ever. Want to read more about what Sylvia Weinstock and her team created for us last year?  Have a look here…

Today I am thrilled to feature the images of one of my favorite people in this industry.  Donna Von Bruening shoots clean, classic images that truly can be admired for lifetimes.  We love her… period. When planning began for Engage!11 I was honored to contribute opinions on color concept.  Of course big ideas got me into big trouble…The good kind of trouble though, the kind we thrive on.  So the thought was to evolve color over three days and along with it the stationery palette as well.  So began the adventure of creating color appropriate pieces for a three day […]

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! […]

It can be difficult to put into words the impact of a moment.  How can I describe a collection of stories, laughter, conversation that courses through my mind like strong coffee on a clear, sunny morning?  Inspiration is plenty these days.  It seems we don’t need to seek it out, it finds us.  However, what we do with that inspiration once its initial novelty wears away, is what speaks of our true entrepreneurial nature. If you’ve followed my blog for some time you may have heard me speak of these Engage experiences.  I am back from Grand Cayman and while […]

Woke up today and realized I have been on the road since June.  Deep breath, deep breath, deep breath… now what?  This year so far has brought larger that life celebrations, education, artistic exploration, endearing couples and immense learning.  An appreciation for place and precious time and all that can be done  sweeps over me and I am instantly grateful. Just back from a magical 5 days in Grand Cayman, I sit here, laptop armed, twitter feed spinning and sketchbook by my side.  I am instantly moved as I am every morning to see what is going on…catch up, ensure […]