Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

I’m back from Engage!12 for nearly a week now and it’s impact is just starting to soak in.  As my business grows older and hopefully a bit wiser I realize the ever increasing value in making real, face to face connections.  I’ve been a Twitter fanatic for nearly 5 years and can tell you countless stories of how my business has been changed by tweets and online conversations.  Facebook updates have brought fabulous couples into my life and Instagram has proven to be a powerful way to curate and communicate my style.  Add face-time to the social media mix and […]

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! […]

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 […]

The Engage Symposiums are mindfully crafted to never be short on style or detail.  This year was no different.  To put into words my appreciation for Rebecca and Kathryn, is difficult…thank you just doesn’t seem to cut it.  Our industry is brighter, more savvy and stylish, stronger and more ready to face shift (thank you Simon T. Bailey) than ever before….and it is in large part due to the work of these two women.  I just had to take a moment to say… The quote penciled in this sketch: “Even if you are on the right track, you will get […]