Saturday, January 10, 2009

not an ordinary vegas wedding

one of my favorite invitation designs was for a cutting edge couple, jakki and jerry. their unique styled wedding gave me the freedom to think outside the wedding 'box'. this was placed in a dramatic black 'envelopments' pocketfold as a self mailer.

Friday, January 9, 2009

weddings that inspire

my friend emily showed me her brothers beautiful wedding photos
the location was in santa barbara. el capitan is a camp/seaside tent 'resort'
seth and dionna's wedding definetly falls into the extraordinary out of ordinary file,
braedon photography did an amazing job.
take a look at this beautiful down to earth couple:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

let's start with wedding showers....

the tiki bar shower
believe it or not we have an original tiki bar from the 60's in our backyard. (i am not proud of this fact) but it works in our little funky beach community. so, embrace what you can't change. the funky tiki bar set the tone for lava drinks and worked with the vegas wedding the couple was having.
here are some other ideas inspired by some common objects.


the kitchen shower invitation

this invitation was inspired by the client who wanted the guests to bring a jar of spice to the shower. (cute idea) so, taking the simple pepper shaker i created a logo for the couple along with a recipe card for the guests to bring their favorite recipes.

the retro flamingo

this shower invitation, was inspired by a napkin. the fun retro colors and type make a light and fun feel. so look for cool napkins and expand your creativity

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

and so it begins....

Kendall and Brandon

Me and my son Taylor walking down the isle.

today i became a blogger...

I have been inspired by my sweet, talented sister in law, Sissel, to start this site. Her amazing photography and postings at put a daily smile on my face. She has convinced me to share my creations and thoughts.

I think the timing is appropriate, tonight my wonderful Mr. L and I are sitting alone. This is because Saturday, my beautiful Kendall married the love of her life, Brandon. (see pic) and if that's not big enough, yesterday, my baby boy (other pic ) moved to study abroad in Australia for a semester. I'ts been a difficult day, but, not due to the E.N.S (Empty Nest Syndrome)
change...memories...big steps. I rejoice in all the new adventures that lie ahead for both of them. and rejoice in my first new adventure....

this design blog.