Monday, September 26, 2011

wesley's dirty thirty! - rogers, arkansas invitation designer

Well, it's always a sad day when my beloved Arkansas Razorbacks lose a game, but when there's an occasion like the one featured below, sometimes you gotta push through and continue the party!

The host of this party has been working for months to make her husband's 30th birthday one to remember. (I did see a few pics from the big day and it's safe to say she succeeded!) We wanted the party invitation to set the tone for the day - football, friends & fun - lots of celebrating!!

Take a look...

Whitney, I'm so sad I had to miss this milestone party. You did a great job on everything, Wesley is lucky to have you!

HB30D Wes!! And many, many more!


Monday, September 19, 2011

a buzzin' 1st birthday! - fort smith, arkansas invitation designer

First of all, I just have to say how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends from high school and college alike, that have thought of me when special events have come up in their lives.
This next design is for a pledge sister from my college sorority and her sweet daughter who just turned one!  Sarah's sister-in-law found the precious picture below and used it as inspiration for their party theme...
via thesweetestoccasion
Thus, the inspiration for the party invitation :)...

Sarah loved this party theme but wanted to add in some soft pink as well as the yellow. The honeycomb detail in the background pulled this in.

I hope you had a wonderful first birthday, sweet Adeline - you're a doll! And thank you again "Queen Bee Sarah" for contacting me for your little one's special day. Look forward to more milestones :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

crystal & cole, just (about) married! - little rock, arkansas invitation designer

Crystal and Cole are ready to get married any day now, and some of their closest friends gathered recently to give them one last shower before they say "I do"!

Being so close to their wedding date, Lindy (one of my sweet friends AND Crystal's MOH) came up with this clever idea and play on words. With a chic color scheme, this invitation and the party itself were quite the success. Enjoy!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

double delight, a baby shower! - tulsa, oklahoma invitation designer

I've never been more excited that I was to get to design the last two invitations I've shown you (this one and the last).
My best friend since 2nd grade is having TWINS - any day now, btw! - and I was thrilled to design the invitation for her amazing shower!  The invitation really needs no explanation, but was inspired by the twin's nursery, and I must say is absolutely fabulous! You can read more about Megan and her twin babes by clicking and going on over to In This Wonderful Life :)

Megan you're doing amazing - your strength both emotionally AND physically is truly inspiring!  Can't wait to meet little Miss Sloane and that handsome little boy Knox!  EEEEEEK!!!!


Monday, August 8, 2011

a surprise 30th! - texarkana & little rock invitation designer

Happy Monday everyone!

This invitation (and the one coming up next for that matter) is especially important to me as it was honoring a surprise for my one and only brother, and his milestone 30th birthday!  I love my brother so much (and I'm not just saying that) and I know he would do anything in the world for me. We have a great relationship and have so many quirky similarities that I know he and I both have come to love in each other - sorry to those that happen to be around us when we get off on some tangent about a ridiculously stupid commercial!  The things we share and laugh about might not always make sense to others but it's just one of our things. We've been through some tough experiences in our lives that only he and I can understand and relate to with one another. He's smart, funny, kind, compassionate, outgoing (well, perhaps that's an understatement) and is a wonderful friend to many, as can be seen in the number of people that traveled to celebrate his birthday with him!  I'm so proud to have a brother like him - and I was so excited to help plan a special surprise for his birthday! 

The invitations are below and a few pictures are thrown in from the details at the party!

The invitation!
and the details....


custom wine bottle label to match the invitation
Custom wine labels on recycled bottles - used for vases on the tables at the party
Another view of how the invitation design was implemented in the decor... along with some old pics ;)

So glad you were surprised, brother!   I love you Marshall!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

announcement flashback

My first post back in 2009 was for the first darling addition to my "best friend family."  Today, sweet Molly Jane is TWO years old!  Can't believe how time flies! 

First meeting with Aunt Shuggie and Molly :)

You can see the details of her birth announcement HERE, and for more precious pictures of Molly and her new little sister Chloe, check out Modern Day Family.

Molly, today, on her 2nd birthday! {photo swiped from her dad's facebook;)}

Happy birthday Molly!!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

a wild note - texarkana, tx stationery designer

Well, there's really no way around it anymore - animal print has been IN, is currently IN, and I believe it's HERE TO STAY!

Sylvia Rose design would be happy to design you a custom set of note cards, flat or folded, featuring your favorite print, and a favorite accent color!  Check out the example below, shown on pearl cardstock...

Envelopes are also available with printed return address.
Interested in some wild notes of your own? Click HERE to go directly to the order form!


Monday, June 20, 2011

Kipton turns ONE! - little rock, ar invitation designer

As you can see, my clients can't seem to get enough of monkies lately!  I was so excited to design these monkey invitations for Kipton and Harper (see here), pretty much back to back. And then I had to wait for what seemed like forever to reveal them (Their mommies were on the ball!)
Kipton's party was this past Saturday and I'm sure they had a wonderful time! Congrats little man, I know your parents would say you're growing up way too fast!

Thanks Lindsay, for letting me play a part in your little one's big day!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

harper turns one! - fayetteville, ar invitation designer

Harper Cain turned the big O-N-E yesterday and I've been anxiously and patiently waiting to show you all this adorable invitation! Harper's mommy is a friend of mine and came to me with a color scheme and monkey theme for her little one's first birthday. She had found an adorable monkey t-shirt online and the colors were a vibrant yellow and yummy teal. I edited a monkey illustration I'd previously done to look more like the monkey on the t-shirt and I think she was very pleased. She was so great to work with and has wonderful taste in just about everything, so I know his party was absolutely fabulous!  

Happy First Birthday sweet Harper - You're a doll! - and here's to many many more! Sarah and Derek, you've created an adorable little boy!


P.S. Yet another little monkey will be celebrating his first birthday this coming weekend as well! Be on the lookout for that invite coming soon.