Saturday, April 30, 2011

All Things Rainbow

So if you follow my blog you know I have a thing about rainbows. Not the literal rainbow that appears in the sky (actually, I'm not at all crazy about those), but rather the concept of rainbow colors. I love the bright, punchy colors and the festivities it lends to parties, foods, invitations etc.

I've got all sorts of rainbow things on pinterest, here are some of them:

A mature rainbow themed party. Click here to see more!
rainbow cake and icing.
Rainbow party for a child. (I can't find the original location of this image, if you know it, let me know!)
Rainbow foods and sweets.
A closeup of the rainbow pancakes from above. These would probably be easy too!!
A wedding inspiration board by Brooklyn Bride.

Who knew I was so obsessed???!!

Chocolate Milk

So last night we started our one month wedding countdown along with our first wedding in the one month wedding marathon. From now until our wedding, Mr. Law and I have a wedding every single weekend. It's funny because we've been engaged the longest, and our wedding is the one that officially ends the marathon - save the best for last, much? I think so!

Anyway, I woke up this morning with a miserable headache. I suppose that's what one too many drinks does to a person. Aside from the headache, I decided this morning wasn't a coffee morning, but rather a chocolate milk morning. I haven't had chocolate milk in years, and man oh man, I've been missing out.

It's the easiest thing to make, and so worth it! So if you haven't had some recently, go on and get an ice cold glass!

4- Baileys Irish Cream. 5- Black Russian Recipe- Kahlua, Cream de Cacao, Baileys and Milk. 6- You Decide, regular or chocolate?


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Now For Sale on Minted!

I'm super, super, super excited to announce that my "Beaded" design is now for sale through Minted. You may remember my post a few months back when I was jumping for joy after getting my first award. After sending Minted a few different color options, along with a coordinating design for stationery, backers and mailing labels, I am happy to say it is all finally ready to be purchased! Here are some snapshots from Minted:

Stationery Card
Backer Options
Skinny Wrap Mailing Label
Business Card Front & Back
Business Card Backer Options

Don't they look great? I am totally in love with the idea of a photo on the back! What a memorable thing to have on a business card. To purchase one of the new designs, and to see all the other colors, check out the stationery here, and the business cards here.

In other news - I am getting *oh* so very close to launching my new wedding line! Oh, and of course, my own wedding is in one month and three days. YAY!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Weekend!

So this past week has been super busy - I gave a five day training course at work, ran off to grad school in the evenings, and then collapsed at night.

I've also been working on a few projects from my Etsy shop and some custom orders as well, so life is busy, busy, busy - and that is good, good, good.

A while back I was contacted by a friend from high school who was putting together a fundraiser for a young girl who committed suicide. I donated my time and services, and created posters, tickets and some stationery products for a raffle. Having once been a teenager (and not little-miss-popular) it's heartbreaking to see the depression and hurt that young girls and boys face. The fundraiser turned out to be a huge success, and Jamie Tworkowski, of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), came as a guest speaker. I had never heard of TWLOHA before the event, but it's an amazing movement for a great cause. Please support Jamie and TWLOHA by checking out his website.

Fast forward about a year and the same friend from high school has gotten engaged! Congrats!!! She reached out to me again and asked if I could create some custom products for her. She is a no-frills type of bride, who likes a clean, simple type based design. Sounds awesome, right?! We started with thank you cards, which I suggest ALL couples get early on. The result was soft, organic and pretty fabulous, please excuse the iPhone picture, I'm so uber excited to share this:

The next project was to tackle the engagement party invites. Again, the design was kept super simple and based on type. She asked for a spring-like feel, but I also know she isn't a pink bride. The result is a sunset colored design that's warm and welcoming, which exactly what an invite should be!!! Stay tuned to see some pictures!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New things in the shop!

Thank you everybody for showing your support to my Etsy shop! My thank you cards seem to be a hit, and I can't wait to unveil my entire wedding suit....but until then you'll have to do with bits and pieces!

Speaking of bits and pieces, I wonder what other paper designers do with their scraps after a big job?? I'm an avid reader, so I've turned all my scraps into lovely bookmarks. Check em out:

You can get these bad boys in my shop, just click here.

<3 enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My New Favorite Website

So I just stumbled onto this picture....

...and thought "OMG! Funfetti!!! For ADULTS!!!"  Instant love, because as you all know, I've been obsessed with desserts lately. I decided I needed to find where this photo came from, because I mean, if somebody took a picture of it, it must have been made at some point...and if it was made, it can be tracked down. I must have been a bloodhound in my past life, because I can sniff out a cake from a mile away...

So, I found the source, and I bring to you, my lovely followers....Bakers Royale. Now this site is not for the faint of heart, you must have a serious sweet tooth to even be able to think about entering...but once you enter, you'll find things like this:

Hello Kitty cupcakes! OMG
Peanut butter cup sundae cupcakes
Mint chocolate chip rocky road bars
frosted raspberry and creme bites

Are you drooling yet? If not, then you are not worthy of visiting Bakers Royale. These recipes make me want to bust out my *new* kitchen aide immediately!

Alright, now that I totally want to bust on my diet, I've got to pull myself together and get back to working on the many different design projects I have going on.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Late Night Delirium

It's 3am here on the East Coast, and I have to get up for work in less than three hours. So why am I awake? I've got a persistent stomach ache - probably the result of the cupcakes I had for breakfast - and a nagging anxiety about my wedding menu. It seems every time I close my eyes I start the same nightmare of getting to my wedding and there being no cohesive menu, and the food is gross. Dreaming of gross food then upsets my stomach even more, and it's off to pace the halls I go....

This time, instead of pacing the halls, I figured I would at least do something productive with my sleeplessness. That's assuming that a blog post is productive, but hey, I think it is!

First off, this past weekend was my bridal shower. It was beautiful, amazing, and of course a total blur of laughter, games, scotch tape, and the occasional tear. I wanted a trendy location along with an enchanted garden feel, seems like an oxymoron, but I think we nailed it.

Here are a few highlights:

I'm so sad it's over, but so thankful it was a success!! Now I just need to buy a home with a bigger kitchen so I can fit everything!!!!
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