Wednesday, August 18, 2010

...Never Before Posted...

... I was just going through some images from my photo album and I came across this gift box I made around Valentine's Day. I made this specifically for a fellow vendor, but it can be easily adaptable as a gift box for a wedding, bridal shower, or just a yummy thank you!

... This gift box is filled with sweets wrapped up in interesting small packages. I incorporated a number of coordinating patterned papers, ribbons and tags. The tag on the top of the box is a simple card stock cut in the shape of a large tag, and then layered with papers to give it depth and texture. The tag is secured around the entire box with a light pink grosgrain ribbon that I just love. The box came from Paper Source, and comes in a variety of sizes to fit your needs.

... Take a look at some of these details...

Monday, August 9, 2010

...What a Weekend For Weddings...

... It seems as though this past weekend was a very popular weekend for weddings. I had 3 different clients who were getting married over this past weekend! I have been very busy lately!

... Congratulations to Kevin and Marissa who had a beautiful vineyard wedding on Long Island!

... Congratulations to Ami and Paul, who's amazing Hindu wedding was celebrated at a winery in Geyserville, CA!

... Congratulations to Bobby and Steffany, celebrated their wedding at a laid back, homegrown farm wedding in Petaluma, CA

... Congratulations to you all, and I wish you many, many years of happiness and laughter!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hopefully a Happy Camper...

... So one of the best jobs I have ever had was to be a camp counselor at the summer camp where I went as a girl. Every summer I would look forward to 2 months on the lake in New Hampshire with some of the greatest friends I have ever made.

... While being a camp counselor is a challenging job (my friend and I did the math one year, and essentially we worked 144 hours a week!), it is also a lot of fun and the girls I was a counselor for were really great kids.

... The last summer I was a counselor, I had the oldest campers and they were absolutely awesome. Many of them stayed more than 1 session and so I was really able to get to know them and make some great memories.

... While those days are sadly long gone, through the magic of Facebook, I have been able to reconnect with so many of my camp friends, including some former campers who are no longer girls, but fabulous women out in the world! It's great to catch up with them, but also a little trippy to realize that they are all grown up!

... And, kind of crazy when I find out these gals are doing things like getting married! One of my campers from that last summer I was a counselor is saying her vows tomorrow on Long Island. I couldn't be happier for her! So, when she asked me if I would help her out with some details for her wedding, I was so excited to do it!

... I made her tags for her out of town guest bags and then brought the theme of those tags into some of the details for her wedding. We did table names, place cards, menus, and favors. I used the Pharmacy font and paired it with the Honey Script font to create a really fun yet still sophisticated look. Using a fun and preppy color theme of pink and moss green, I mixed that with two types of decorative paper in the pink and green scheme. All the items we created using a series of the paper layered together to give interest and depth.

... Here's a sneak preview, I strung the samples up from a ribbon on the wall in my office. I cannot wait to see the creations all set up at the wedding.

... So, to Marissa, I say CONGRATULATIONS! I hope your day is as special as you are!
... p.s. don't eat cheeseballs in your wedding dress, you might turn it orange!
... Love, your Cabin 1 Counselor!