Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Final Product on my Creations

This Summer has been so busy but I am very blessed that I have had so many friends who have asked me to create their wedding invitations invitations! I wonder if next year I will be making more baby announcements...haha This invitation was very simple and elegant. I used a metallic white paper and envelope that added to its elegance.
This was the invitation I created for my sister-in-law for her batchlorette party. This invite was fun! I attached the pages of the invite with ribbon and even got to pull out my Bedazzaler. to accent the ring.

This invitation mimicked the brides bridesmaid dresses. These invitations were packaged in a blue enclosure tied with a bow that made you feel as if you were opening a present.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I am Back! With things to Show

I have been overwhelmingly busy lately! With a work promotion along with several lovely brides to design for I have been working hard. To fill you in here is an invitation order just completed. The bride had 7 different colors in her wedding therefore instead of combining them on the invitation we created 7 different invitations.

Here you will see all of the completed invitations tied up and ready to go with matching ribbon for each color..oh course.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Save the Dates

So I thought I would be on top of posting but it looks like I have failed. So here are a few designs I have created over the past few months.

I have done quite a few photo announcements in the past but here are some simple announcements I created for a friend/bride.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It's Party TIme

Oh my gosh...where have I been? I can not believe it has almost been a month since my last post! Shame on ME! My busy life is no excuse but I have tons to post about with a few Save the Date orders just complete and a new piece of art along with what everyone is waiting on...my niece's 1 year old birthday party. So I will not let you wait any longer....We decorated with candy and of course had the Valentine's Day Theme. The layout is not as fancy as the inspiration board I created but I think me and My sister did good.The menu was fruit, chips and dip, pizza dip, cheese puffs, and lots of cake and candies. We even moved the picture I took of Carlee a few months back and had it as a center piece for the table a long with adding color to the dining room.It turned out FABULOUS!! She was one happy birthday girl! And of course her outfit matched the pink, brown, heart theme. Fashion is important!Don't you just love the hat??? I ordered it from Dainty Couture on Etsy! They make all sorts of cute hats and monogrammed items. You have to check them out!
I made the cake and I am glad I did not decide on a cake decorating career path. But I think Carlee liked it. She even got it in her ears and on her parents (pictured above).Here you will see the chaos! There were so many cute kids and they loved playing with Carlee's new toys. I guess it is good that she is not old enough to get possessive over her things! It was a fun day and one I will never forget. I just love helping plan parties!
Towards the end of the party everyone was outside. Then I realized I was not in any of the pictures so my sister snaped this shot. I would not want Carlee to think I was not at her party would I?!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

How Creative are You?

My good friend Kim directed me to a really cool quiz about creativity she found on youuniverse. You answer a set of questions with pictures. Check it out and let me know what your creative style is: http://youniverse.com/statement/module/ArtModule/Creative_youniverse

I was found to be Hands On...which is Dead on!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Valentines Day - Birthday

Valentine's day is right around the corner and so is my niece's birthday. She is turning the big Numero Uno on February 16th. So with helping my sister get an awesome first birthday party together I pulled created an inspiration board. Our theme is Pink and Brown Valentine's Style since the party will be on February 14th.
The cake was found at The Wedding Cake I think it is cutest pink and brown cake ever! I hope I can recreate something similar. Hostess with the Mostess has a great idea for table decor: using candies and sweets. From Martha Stewart I found Heart Flowers and Heart Garland which would add inexpensive decor to the party. Above is the invite I created for her party. Yes I know my niece's name is not Sarah but I don't want to plaster her name too much on the web! haha. Check out my ArtFire shop if you have a Valentine's Baby and are interested in these invites. They could even be used at any time of the year; what one year old girl would not love a pink heart birthday? can't think of one.

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's 5 o'clock SOMEWHERE!

So let’s start the long weekend off early with a sampling of tasty "Adult Beverage" items from the talented people of Etsy and Artfire.

Lets start with a colorful Tiedye Martini a Painting by Robert Joyner then wash it down with some Beer Soap by The Beer Soap Co. The next stop or should I say "shot" is some Pomegranate Martini Lip Balm from Dirty Loves Clean and then we are off for "Waffles" with this print Lets Get Drunk and Eat Waffles by The Frantic Meerkat.

If your tolerance is high and you are in the mood for more then let A & M Accessories charm you with another Martini and then head over to bijouxdesignsforyou for a good book(mark) and a glass of wine then end the night with a with Irish Cream from It Smells Like but be sure to grab a Cup Cozy from Vivid Texture to keep your Irish Cream hot toddy warm. By that time you have to be ready for waffles or most likely bed!


Well just this week I created my first completely digital print "Go Ahead Wine Away."

It is for sale at my Artfire Shop along with my Etsy Shop. I know you thought I was giving up on Etsy but with the wise words of the Artfire staff I believe I will keep it up for just a bit longer. It is kind of funny...I tell my self and my hubby, No sells in a month and I am closing shop and then I get a sell. It is crazy but in a good way.

Oh and Check me out on Twitter! I just started on Twitter...I have heard good things about it regarding networking so sign up and check it out!

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Completed Piece

This piece "Elegant Poise"was just completed this past week. It is an original 12"x12" canvas board. I used a mixture of techniques for this piece. First I used an old Etiquette book I found and sewed several pieces together using my sewing machine and pink thread. Then I Collaged the pieces onto the canvas. I then created the hat using a mixture of paints and inks. The face was drawn with an oil pastel with bright red lips painted in with red acrylic.
I sent this piece over Saturday to the Davidson County Arts Council for a "Friend" art show. If you are in the area the opening reception is tomorrow night January 13th from 5pm until 7pm at 220 South Main St. Lexington, NC. I hope to post some prints at my ArtFire Shop soon.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Blog Feature

Thanks Nina of Dangerous Mezzo for featuring me and my Collages on your blog! Nina herself is a collage artist and creates stunning jewelry. You have to check it out.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pretty Cool News!!

My Cork Board Project shown below will be featured in upcoming issue of CraftSylish Magazine! I just want to say WOW I am so excited and honored that my project was picked!The magazine will come out in February but you can pre order the magazine right now at Taunton Store which includes free shipping.

Monday, January 5, 2009

What to do with Christmas Cards after the Holidays?

I have always had this question of what to do with left over Christmas Cards or any greeting cards. I feel kind of bad just throwing them away since someone spent time and money to send it to me. On top of that I hate just wasting completely good paper. So after some research here are three ways to get full use out of your Christmas cards.
1. Cut them into post cards to sent for next year. Be sure to cut them to the correct measurement: LENGTH Minimum 5 inches Maximum 6 inches

HEIGHT Minimum 3 1/2 inches Maximum 4 1/4 inches

It is always important to check guidelines at the USPS (U.S. Post Office) before mailing anything.
2. Make a gift box out of them that can easily hold gift cards. Martha Stewart has a great template for making a small gift box. Curby also has a great tutorial and template.

3. Make gift tags. Crafting a Green World has a great tutorial for making gift tags