Friday, April 15, 2011

Memories of my Dad

Today is my Dad's 51st birthday! I called him bright and early this morning to wish him a happy day, but because I'm a good daughter I spared him from any singing. For now. Last year on his 50th birthday, my lovely stepmom threw him a huge surprise party! All of his friends and family came out and we had so much fun eating, and laughing, and telling stories of all the silly things my Dad has done in his life. It was a perfect day. Prior to this event, I spent a lot of time emailing and calling everyone to secretly send me photos of my Dad and write a short memory they have of him. Thanks to some inspiration from Inchmark, I collected them all in a cute little 50 page book that everyone signed at the party.

This memory book was a huge hit! My Dad, showing a strong sentimental side in his old age, loves it and I know has flipped through it numerous times since. It makes me smile knowing that he has touched so many people in so many different ways. As ornery as he is, I know he is a great man with a huge heart and I admire and love that about him every day. Happy Birthday to the best Dad ever!

(Page 31-32: My stepmom's entry. Photos of their marriage and when they renewed their vows)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Caroon Christmas

The Caroon family is one of my absolute favorites to work with! Sweet Sydney and her Mama are such a pleasure and always so much fun! Mrs. C has such a creative eye and a love of bright colors. This past Christmas they signed up for the Holiday Festive Mini-Shoot with beth marie photography. Sydney's photos turned out so cute and when it was time for me to design a Holiday card, the Caroon family had actually fallen in love with the Holiday flyer I made for the event and requested something similar. So perfect! The colors and design went lovely with Sydney's new photos and I couldn't be happier with the result. Thanks so much again ladies!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Wedding Invitations: Brighton & Kurt

(formal invite on white with deep red matte, digital printing)

(front: photo w/ custom monogram, back: rsvp website info)

(complete suite: invitation, reply card, thank you card)

{photos by bethmarie photography}

Brighton & Kurt were married this November at Post Oak Lodge. I love the deep reds and purples that Brighton chose for her wedding! It was such a pleasure meeting and working with Brighton and her father who is a graphic designer in California. It was great hearing his input and praise. Thanks Brighton and Kurt for letting me be a part of your special day!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday at my desk.

My desk is constantly messy. I really do try to keep it picked up, as its actually the dining room that all three of my roommates have to look at! But usually it just gets away from me.

1 | A sweet sample pack purchased from MaeMae Paperie. (She's my hero). Some custom rubber stamps for Jessie. And a very kind thank you from Rachel, complete with a PF Changs giftcard. Yum!

2 | Some notes for my latest project!

3 | Some christmas card brainstorming.

4 | My inspiration board! See that adorable Air Mail envelope? I picked it up for only a quarter at a stamp store at 31st & Yale. I actually went in thinking it was a rubber stamp store, but was surprised to find gorgeous vintage stamps and a sweet old man that knew all about them.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Color Inspiration

I'm totally loving J.Crew's Spring 2011 collection. Aren't the colors great!?


I'm currently in the midst of Christmas cards and now all I can think about is Spring!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Go Vote!

Have you voted yet today? If not, you better hurry! The polls are only open for a few more hours.

And while you have voting on the brain, check out this adorable election themed party on The Sweetest Occasion. I love Ike's cute little bowtie and hat!

The fun ballot themed invitations by Simple Song Design were a perfect start to this fun party. You can see even more election decorations and sweet treats on Real Simple.

(photos by Kate Headley via Real Simple)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Big Top Birthday!

Miss Katy Lue celebrated her birthday back in May with a fun carnival themed party!

I added some stitching to the bunting just for a little extra fun!

Katy Lue's mom found me at the Sunnylane Family Church back in the Spring. I was so excited to be a part of her carnival party and to work with such fun people! Katy Lue's mom is pretty creative herself and makes some adorable custom hats.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

SM Giveaway!

Good Girl Gone Glad is hosting a SwellMail giveaway! Yahoo! Head on over to GGGG's shiny new blog to find out more details about how to win your very own customized rubber stamp! Perfect for sending a lovely letter or those joyous Christmas cards!

Monday, September 27, 2010

DIY Bridesmaid Cards

Last month a friend from college contacted me and wanted a fun way to ask her best friends to be her bridesmaids! She loved Anna of Rifle Design's adorable paper doll idea, so we went with it!

(please excuse my messy desk and the low quality iphone photos. my camera is broken .)

I hand cut each row of paper dolls, their dresses, and their hair.
For complete instructions, head on over to Once Wed!

I designed the message on the card to be hidden at first glance. Each chain of paper dolls fits perfectly over the card hiding the exciting message that's written in her dress underneath. The paper doll chains were a HUGE labor of love, but turned out to be such a fun and girly touch that it was totally worth it. I had fun making them!

Thanks Bobbe and Jon! And congratulations on your engagement!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Last Sunday I was very lucky to work with the sweet and talented Lacy of Scissortail Events! Lacy was a participating event planner for Tulsa's WOW (Wedding OpenHouse Weekend) at Bridle Creek and came to me for help with her tablescape design. After many design discussions, Lacy decided on going with several paper pieces including menus, place cards, and centerpiece wraps!

I love love the way the lime place cards turned out! Lacy's design was so fresh and sunny. A perfect ending for the summer. I also designed a coordinating invitation set based on the fabric she chose for the napkins. The color scheme was so cheery and lit up the whole room!

(all photos by Destiny Photography)

Scissortail Events did an amazing job on the table design! All of her time and hard work really paid off. I am so happy to be part of such a wonderful event and wonderful design! For more photos, please visit our facebook page!