Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Today is my first day back in the studio from a whirlwind 8 days out west.  As most of you know the hubby and I are big travelers.  One of our most beloved places on earth (besides home) is Utah, namely Zion National Park.  When I heard of the location for Engage 09!: The Encore we knew a trip to Zion was imminent.   What better timing as we are amidst the plans for our renewal ceremony there next May! Today is just a little teaser of the blogging to come over the next few weeks chronicling my travels and inspirations […]

Last night, I posted an interesting question on Twitter.  Certainly not a question that has never been asked before, but an interesting one just the same.  The question was simple –  “what makes you feel most alive in your work?”  I immediately thought of the question I am asked so often – “what inspires you”?  I think this is an important question we should all ask ourselves, regardless of our professions, don’t you think? I put together a few images from the past several days that made me stop and say wow.  Obviously pattern is an affinity of mine, saturated […]

When it comes to parties, weddings and anything celebratory I am just bursting with ideas.  My mind first wanders to ponder all the exciting stationery opportunities that are possible. You can imagine my excitement when the hubby and I decided to throw a bash celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary next year!  Beginning with a few days in Zion National Park and ending with a celebration in PA there are so many details to consider.   We decided to renew our vows in Zion; a magical place that holds so much meaning for us both.  We feel connected to the landscape and […]

Working feverishly to overnight a few carefully crafted menus and table names to arrive in CA just in time for a Wednesday photo shoot. The design direction included words like, ornate, detailed, Versailles, Baroque along with a palette of whites and gold. The menus are highly painted with freehand swirls, curls and white highlights. I used a lovely combination of matte linen cardstock plus shimmering champagne and white. Working feverishly to overnight a few carefully crafted menus and table names to arrive in CA just in time for a Wednesday photo shoot. The design direction included words like, ornate, detailed, […]

This afternoon I am creating a design for Michelle that is entirely inspired by the Moroccan tile floor at the Hotel Fauchère in Milford, Pennsylvania. I revisited the website today to gather images for color direction and created a simple inspiration board. I am obsessed with the look of the bar – everything from the Warhol/Lennon photo to the precise color arrangement of each bottle.