Monday, March 31, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Idea Generator 2.0

I have a tendency to pine for things that look cool, but serve no real purpose. So image my delight upon discovering the Napkin Notebook! Voila -- form AND function.
All of my best ideas have been scratched down in everything but a proper notebook. Napkins, especially. (Gum wrappers occasionally.)
Wouldn't this make a great gift for the Bride-to-be? Imagine her delight upon the receipt of...a notebook made of napkins. No?
I also love this as a unique table accessory to liven up your bridal or baby shower. Leave one at each place and let your guests doodle and write to their hearts content. Then have them leave their creations behind for a cool keepsake for the Bride or Mommy-t0-be.
You can get your very own Napkin Notebook right here
{image from the Napkin Notebook website}

Monday, March 24, 2008

March Charity

I have to thank Liene at Blue Orchid Designs for this recommendation, I was looking for a good "clean water" charity and she blogged about it just in time.
This month's featured charity is Thirst Relief International, dedicated to providing the the basic necessity of clean drinking water to those in need around the world.
Check out the website for info on how to donate and be sure to peruse the gallery for some beautiful images from top shutterbugs.

Just in time for Spring...

I guess we'll still be dressed in popsicle tones for fall.
For the full report, including fun designer sketches, click here.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

yes Style

The Spring/Summer issue of yesStyle is out and I was honored to participate in one of the stories on Entertaining ('Bloomin' Bash', pg. 75-80). I looooooove this magazine! It's a great resource for great local finds, and I love the fact they show purses from Target right next to the ones from Neimans. 
Christine Siegel from The Flower Studio (who is an AMAZING talent and whose website will be up soon -- stay tuned!) hosts flower parties at her studio, which was the focus of the story. 
To top it all off, my favoritest writer from the Rep, Jaimee Rose, wrote and styled everything to perfection. 
And the best part? You can get your very own copy for FREE right here.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Anita & Steven

Anita and Steven were married in January and had a wonderfully mod reception at Bentley Projects (great venue for you art lovers!) I enjoyed working with them immediately because you could tell they were really excited and in love. I love this photo of them (below) because you can see a subtle glimmer of mischief in their eyes. 
Their letterpressed invitations were mounted to two shades of metallic blue and featured some cool staggered type and blind embossing. We also did a custom map for guests to find their way from the church to the downtown Phoenix venue. 
Sandy Walker was the talented coordinator behind this fantastic wedding, and Hollye Schumacher took these gorgeous photos. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Fierce Toile

OK, I could have titled this post "Tranny Toile" for some ferosh alliteration but figured that might be a tad much. Still- can't you just see Christian checking out this display table and exclaiming, "FIERCE!" Well, maybe that's a stretch, but I just had to work in a "fierce" while it's still relevant. 
Anywho...the Bright girls wanted an Easter Brunch table. They said, "Yellow and blue toile. Make it work." (OK, no more references to PR, I promise.) 
So I used some cool yellow/metallic/embossed paper with navy linen stock, threw in a rooster motif and some navy gingham ribbon and was ready to rock. 
Co-contributors to this fierce hot mess:
Floral – TableTops, Etc.
Linens – Cloth Connection
Rentals – Tri Rentals
Photographer – Keith Pitts
And special thanks to Liene for posting the Christian SNL skit on her blog :)