Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving came early to our house. We celebrated this past Sunday with my in-laws and will celebrate tomorrow with my family.

My mother-in-law wanted some help with the table so I got right to work.

The table cloth came from Target. It also included 12 napkins and 12 napkin rings for only $23 dollars. She hasn't had a new table cloth in years so it was a great investment.
I found some mason jars in the basement and filled them up with fresh cranberries. In the middle I stuck a votive candle (unscented) and then wrapped some raffia around the jar.
I also bought these stick things at Target for $3.00. They were really long, so I cut them in half and stuck one of the new napkin rings around it all to hold it together. Place a fancy glass thingy over it and we were all set. (By the way, the fancy glass thingy was already at the house)
A view of the table with everything in it's place.
I folded the new napkins to make a little pocket for the name cards. I printed and cut these at home.
For the kids table I filled another mason jar with cranberries and wheat stalks. I left out the candle for these guys and girls. They each got their own napkin and place card as well.

I also downloaded some coloring sheets that I used under the plates for a place mat.
A close-up of the wheat.
The brand spankin new crayons. Who could resist?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fun At The Kid's Table

This year, let the kids have some fun at their own table. Head over to Mix, Mingle, Glow's blog for ideas on how to make it happen.

Wedding Invitations in the Shop

New this week in the shop....Wedding Invitations

If you are a spring bride, it is time to start thinking about invitations. Head over to my etsy shop and check out my 3 new designs.

Caniff Invite & RSVPFoster Invite & RSVP

Palm Fronds Invite & RSVP

Monday, November 17, 2008

Leslie + Josh : Engagement

October 2008

Columbus, Ohio

As I was editing these photos, I had a hard time narrowing it down to a few favorites. I was a beautiful day and the bride and groom (to be) were fantastic.

We took the photos almost exactly 3 months from their wedding date...and check out the fortune they found in their car. REALLY WEIRD!!

Can't wait until your wedding in January. I'll need something fun to bring me out of hibernation!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Vote for Baby Announcements

It's time again to vote at Minted!

This time the call was for designers to come up with fun and modern baby announcements! Here are the designs I submitted.

Click on the designs to take you to the voting...if you want to. :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New in the shop

I've been working to make my etsy shop a little more cohesive lately. I'm also working on my product photos. It is not an easy task. I even have some experience with cameras and working with photoshop.

Here are 2 new cards that are making an appearance in my shop today.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Free Vector Art

If you have not already been directed to this site from another blog, you should definitely check out

A great resource for photoshop images, brushes and patterns.
If you can't figure out how to make it work let me know. Maybe I can help!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

All Done!

It is always fun working with brides to make their dream invites come to life. It's even more fun when the job is done and the invitations are finished.

I love the whole process of a custom designed invitation set. From the first meeting, to the emails back and forth, to the proofs, to the printing and cutting and assembling. There in nothing quite like the feeling when you know it is done and ready to go.

Thanks to Leslie and Josh for your strong vision and eagerness to participate. I hope you love the invitations and that they set the perfect stage for the wonderful wedding to come.

Check out the invites!!