Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Design: Annie and Marc's New Years Wishes

You may remember Annie and Marc's winter wedding invitations from the end of last year. After the wedding festivities died down and the new year began, they came to me to design a cute, simple and modern holiday card. The picture of the newly weds (and their pup) is precious so the card didn't need much more than a cute message. We kept everything minimal and established a strong blue and black color palette. The blue envelopes and the address labels are the icing on the cake. I love how it turned out and can't wait to work with this amazing couple again in the future!

Monday, May 21, 2012

New Work: One Letter Monograms


Historically, the first monograms consisted on one decorative letter usually an initial. Today we think of monograms as consisting of multiple intertwining, decorative letters that normally stand for your first, middle and last names.

Over the holidays, I wanted to offer a more affordable custom monogram option for a few friends (and myself) to give as gifts to loved ones. The single letters where a lot of fun to draw because I could really focus on the form of the letter and add in decorative flourishes to fit the personalities of the recipients. In the end, the monograms were printed in an eggplant purple with thermography for personal stationery.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Letter Love: Snooping on Dribble

I found these incredible letters (the top one is drawn by Joshua Bullock and the bottom was vectorized by him) today while snooping on the internet. They are absolutely breathtaking. I especially like the intertwined letters on the bottom design (originally by Erin Potter). Is it an R, a P or a B? Maybe it is all of them? Beautiful!!! Thanks for the daily inspiration dribble.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Couple of New Monograms

 Lately I have had a lot of requests for classic, elegant and traditional invitations that feature a custom monogram as a focal point. As most of you know, I absolutely adore drawing and designing custom monograms, and when they become the "hero" of a wedding suite I am thrilled! Below are two recent monograms in my classic style that were printed with thermography and used throughout the couple's invitation suite, thank you stationery and "day-of" paper. I hope you enjoy!

Elizabeth and Jeff's classic monogram is printed in Peacock Blue, and is being used as the main visual "logo" for their Michigan Winery Wedding!

Kimberly and Danny's classic three letter monogram is printed in military navy since Danny is a captain in the United States Army. A military wedding on the weekend after July 4th seems pretty ideal if you ask me.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Week Full of Good Friends...

I have been in Atlanta (with a small trek to Birmingham) since Saturday to visit friends and celebrate their upcoming babies, their birthdays and the fact that I just plain miss them. This week has been a whirlwind of activity (and work during the day), but it has been incredibly rejuvenating to laugh out loud (mostly about how silly we were when we were younger), to talk about everything good, bad and secret, and to eat way to much good food and sugar with my closest friends in the world. Since I live so far away, I sometimes forget how vital my friends are to my life. After this week, I vow to do a better job of staying in touch with my friends that live far away and to continue to build long-lasting friendships close to home.

Now off to another HUGE meal with a friend. Aghhh... this is the life :)
a perfect quote and fun typography. Found here