25 July 2008

I am a featured vendor!

I have had the pleasure of being featured in the most recent update in one of my most favorite wedding resource blogs
Elizabeth Anne Designs. They also just started a fabulous new wedding vendor guide that features some of the best wedding vendors in the business from all over the US. It is called the Library
visit sweet little story on me today on this great site.

10 July 2008

Finished Projects

I have with in the last 5 months finished work for 12 brides:
10- wedding invitation suites
1-corporate event invite
3- save the dates
5- ceremony programs
5- escort cards
3- table numbers
I have answered well over 1000 emails with questions, advise, dilemmas, anxiety, excitement, frustration, and glee!

By the first week of August I have to finish
3 invitation suites
3 sets of programs
2 sets of escort cards
1 table chart
1 design for a cd jacket, for the favors
3 sets of table numbers.

It gets a bit crazy around here! A lot of late nights.

Here are 3 invitation suites that I have finished recently. The others I still have to take photos of!! Lots to do for my business.....

The first is for Lori & Clelio married May 31st. I got nothing but fantastic praise from her and her guests. This suite had matching escort cards. The calligraphy was done by Jill Velez
This suite is 2 pieces with the invite on top and the reply underneath is a tear off postcard. All is a 2 color letterpress, the envelope is a 100% recycle kraft paper with a hand made lokta nepalese hand made paper of soft white vines on a blush color.
The bride's dress had a vine embroidery so it fit perfectly.

The next one is for Antonietta & Daniel They will be married on July 19th in Italy. I did the Save the date, the Invitation, escort cards, the covers for the programs, welcome notes, stickers for the favors, wishes cards to be used as a guest book.
These are pics of the invite and one of the save the date. The invite was boxed in a kraft cigar box filled with dried jasmine, the actual invitation was wrapped in a shimmer gold bronze paper handmade in India. The invitation is a 3 color letterpress the reply card is 2 color along with the reply envelope.
I had a custom wax seal of their initials made that was used on the outside of the envelope for the save the date and used on the little tag inside. The tag was tea dyed.
I made custom labels that were used to hold the box shut for shipping.
Basically this whole suite from save the date to invite is a postal workers nightmare!! But Every guests dream!

The final pictures I have are of Abby & Adam's invitation. Married on June 28th at Firestone Vineyards.
Abby is an illustrator so I encourage her to illustrate the actual invitation. I gave them a direction of style, and she sent me a little package of the most beautiful illustrations of vineyards. Some were full watercolor others just a one color ink. I took the illustrations, scanned them, and design it all around that. This is a mixed media piece of ink-jet and letterpress. It is all printed on Hand tea Dyed paper. In order to stay in their budget I offered to show her how I tea dye the paper so she could take it home and do it herself and bring it back to me to print everything.
Once I finished the letterpress Abby took it home and hand pained with an acrylic glaze the grapes and leaves on the invite.
this gave the invite many textures.
These pictures do not show the painting she did afterward but she did give me some to keep. She also had a custom wax seal made of their initials A&A. The invite's inner envelope was sealed with it along with the ceremony programs.
These pictures do not show the matching envelopes with letterpressed vines on the front..

New Work

Okay so I have been so ridiculously busy I haven't had time to post anything. I am finally starting to take a few pictures (not the best photos as I was in a huge hurry) here and there getting ready to start the new design and layout of my website.

I just finished doing designs for Epson for them to showcase at a press seminar. I was asked to do some custom invites & announcements that involved scanning old photographs and 3d objects, in this case a baby blanket.

I did a future 45th wedding anniversary invite for my parents in 2010.

I did a retirement party invite for my dad who actually retired back in 2001 so this won't ever be used.

Then I did a 90th birthday invite for my Grandmother, although she passed away 2 years ago this july she would've been 90 last sept.2007

I also did a baby anouncement using my good friends baby pic name and b-day (as I myself are babyless)  I scanned my old baby blanket for this.
then I sewed the 3 pieces together.