Wednesday, May 28, 2008

More projects for the bridal shower...

Here's a couple more projects I worked on for the bridal shower. The first is a ribbon place card board. I purchased the foam board from Michael's. Then using different pattern and size ribbons, I wrapped the ribbons around the board. The place cards will be the folded place cards with the back flap tucked into the ribbons. I'm working on the place cards now but there's a slight hold up due to guests rsvping...

There was a huge sale at Michael's this past Memorial Day. I couldn't pass picking up a few more things. These foam letters were easy to paint and will add such a personal touch to the event. :)

And finally, these little tags to hang on the 'wishing tree.' Yes I know it's a little extreme for a manzanita wishing tree for a bridal shower, but how can you deny me the fun?! Ivory over pink card stock fasten by adhesive spray. Pink eyelet with pink ribbon and finished off with different shades of pink crystals on all four corners.

And another great news! We were able to book Jonilyn to document the event. I can't wait to see the event through her lens! Too see some of her talented work, visit her blog here.

Friday, May 23, 2008

First Gocco project!

After hearing all the raves about the Gocco machine ~ I was itching to test it out. I purchased the P11 kit from Norwood Studio. The kit came with the basic colors, extra light bulbs, and extra screens. I took the liberty and also bought the screen cleaner and the carbon pen (I like to sketch and knew the pen would come in handy).

My first project was to create a bridal shower invite. I wanted to start simple (didn't want to scare myself on the first attempt). I looked online for design inspiration and finally settled on a simple flower design. After sketching the design and sizing the text on a mock up invite...I was ready (all paper supplies purchased at Paper Source). The text and the pattern was flashed onto one screen (for future use, I can block the text and still use the pattern on note cards, etc). The ink used was Razberry for the pink and wanting a darker brown than what came in the tube, I mixed the basic brown with a little black.

It didn't come out perfect but I was happy with the result. I wanted something hand made and not necessarily perfect, not hot off the professional press (well that's what I keep telling myself anyways). After rounding the corners here's the result! I also printed the flower pattern onto the brown envelops and used textured pink paper for the envelop liner. Sorry the pictures are so dark but you get the idea!

Close up of the envelop ~

I'll have to find another reason to use the Gocco soon!

Monday, May 5, 2008

A beautiful day at the Villa...

This past Saturday...Briana & David got married at the beautiful Villa Del Sol D'Oro. It was a beautiful day full of love and laughter. The weather cooperated by staying sunny and breezy. We had an amazing team working along side us. Everything was perfection. Briana was GORGEOUS and David...not too shabby either. I 'stole' the following images from their awesome photographer Marlin Munoz ~ go to his blog to view more!

Gorgeous shot of Briana's shoe

The bird cage veil was for pre-ceremony pictures

The bridal suite had these vivid blue walls

Briana and her girls ~ I have to say, Briana's MOH Rachel is the BEST!

The dashing groom and groomsmen

Briana is full of spunk and laughs

The bride's bouquet was luscious ~ soft full peonies with orchids and green coffee berries

This looks like a magazine shot ~ one of my favorites of the day (who am I kidding, all the shots are amazing!)

Tender moment between father and daughter

The string of crystal and orchids swayed lightly in the wind - courtesy of great needle work by Michelle Brue

The mood in this picture can not be expressed ~ so soft, so romantic

After the sun set, the villa came alive with all the twinkling lights

It was a wedding filled with love, laughter, and happiness. I know Briana and David have a bright and beautiful future ahead of them.