Tuesday, May 24, 2011

raise a paddle - rogers, arkansas invitation designer

I've been anxious to show off this invitation for a while - and since the event was this past weekend, it's finally time!

I was approached about this invitation by some dear friends and sorority sisters and I couldn't pass up the chance for a new design. They had plans to float the river and camp and I instantly had an idea for a saying that I thought would be super cute to celebrate this new couple's engagement!

So without further ado...

  CeCe and Sarah, I hope you all had a wonderful time over the weekend - thanks so much for letting me design such a fun and unique invitation. And here's to wishing Jen and Jon all the best with their wedding planning and their lives together!


Monday, May 9, 2011

L.O.V.E. - depressing love songs

If you haven't downloaded or bought this cd, you need to do so ASAP!

I have to shamefully admit that I've been out of the new music scene for quite a while. This coming from a person who used to spend hours at a time scouring the internet looking for new artists and bands that hadn't yet reached mainstream radio yet. I prided myself on "discovering" new music before others had heard it - annoying? maybe... cocky? perhaps. The downloading of this album marks my journey back into "finding" new music. 

Adele's voice is incredible, sometimes reminding me of the sultry women from the 50s and 60s - her lyrics are incredible - transporting every woman back to the days of young "love" and heartbreak, immature back and forth relationships, wondering what the other person is thinking or wanting, repenting over what went wrong, and also the liberation after getting over someone. The other day, in response to listening to this cd, I saw a friend on facebook post about how thankful she was to be newly married to a great guy because this cd would make her really depressed if she wasn't in a relationship.  On the flip side though, what is is about depressing love songs that all most women are drawn to?  For me it was Mariah Carey and the Titanic soundtrack on repeat when I was younger - who's with me?

I don't know either, but as I listen to this digital serenade while I type, I urge you again to go out and get these songs - you can thank me later.  Oh and since this is a design inspired blog, I'll put in my two cents about the cd artwork. Love the black and white photo and the color scheme (it looks awfully similar to my logo colors, no?) Love the simplicity of the font also - good choice Adele.  

What new music have you come across that everyone needs to know about??

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

a fiftieth fiesta - texarkana, tx party invitation designer

I'm excited to show you this "Fabulous at Fifty Fiesta" invitation. As I mentioned before, my mom contracted me out on this one and I was honestly thrilled to help her out, as well as my parent's friends, and create something fun, festive, and unique for this milestone birthday!

I hope everyone liked the invite! Have a happy happy 50th Miss Cathy, and many many more!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

sneak peek sunday

I was excited when two of my sorority sisters came to me wanting an invitation to celebrate the recent engagement of yet another sister! They're planning an entire weekend of fun starting with floating and then camping out that night. Here's a little glimpse of the invite - more to come later...