Wednesday, April 28, 2010

...Programs and Favors and Cards, OH MY! Part 2!

... some photos of the First Communion work that I did. I layered a pretty Japanese flower blossom paper over a card, then layered another pink card on top. The cross is hand cut using the Japanese paper and shimmer white cardstock.

... The favor tags incorporate the Japanese flower blossom paper and are attached to a white toile bag of candies.

Congratulations, Emily!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Programs and Favors and Cards, OH MY!

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful time of year that is the early spring! It is one of my favorite times of the year, I love to get outside and enjoy it!

Just checking in to say hello and let you all know that I have not fallen off the face of the Earth!

I have been keeping my self busy these days with a number of projects. As I mentioned in my last email, aside from the wedding stationary that I featured, I have been working on some programs for the San Francisco Chi Omega Eleusinia luncheon. I just finished those up at the end of last week and sent them off to the event. I was unable to attend the event, so I hope it was a success, and I hope everyone followed along easily with the aid of their handmade programs! I hope to have pictures soon.

I'd like to give a HUGE shout out to my sister-in-law and friend Courtney, who not only provided beautiful assistance on this project, but unfortunately suffered a badly sprained ankle in the process. I mean, what says dedication more than twisting your ankle while running to the car to get to your sister-in-law's house to help punch holes in paper? Nothing, in my book. I just hope the Chinese food we got for dinner was an acceptable token of gratitude! :)

I am also currently working on some favors for a college friend. Her daughter is about to make her First Communion on May 7th! I designed the invitations to the First Communion and was then asked to help out with the favors that will be given out at the party following the ceremony. Again, I will have pictures soon, and I want to say, "Congratulations Emily!"

Wedding season is in full swing, and I can't be more excited! I loved planning my wedding, and threaten my husband with huge anniversary bashes just so I have another great event to plan! I think for now, that will have to wait for a significant anniversary, but until then, I am happily helping others make their days special. I am very excited about a project I am working on right now. I am creating programs for a wedding that will take place in Fresno in May. The bride had some GREAT ideas, and we came up with something so simple but so beautiful, that I cannot WAIT to produce all of them! Amanda, your wedding is going to be fabulous!

Whew! It's projects galore around the Tarantino household, and life continues to swirl all around that! We have been traveling, working, and apartment hunting in the past few weeks and life has been hectic! But, we are very excited to move to a beautiful new apartment, one that has lots of storage to keep all my papers and bags and fun stuff!

I will post pictures of my latest projects in the next few days, and as always, if you need any help with a special event, just let me know! I do stationary (cards, invitations, programs, etc) and custom gifts (bridal shower favors, baby shower favors, out of town wedding guest gifts, etc.)

Happy Spring, everyone!