Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
A very busy November! I did cards for some great girls. Jill loved her super glam wedding invitations so much, we encored the design on her new business cards ( she's a singer)... and I did die cut round cards for the most adorable new business in LA, THE TRUFFLE PARLOR. Two different looks. I love them both.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I'm designing letterpress business cards and letterpress hangtags for my oldest friends' new business THE TRUFFLE PARLOR. I think they are going to be die-cut in a truffle shape with pink and chocolate writing. Their truffle pops make great favors and place cards, don’t they? (Allie and Beth had a near sell-out at their first sale to the public! the peanut butter and lemon flavors are amazing!)
Friday, November 5, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Jill is a professional singer, and I wanted her to have wedding invitations that are as dramatic and fabulous as she is! These are a combination of letterpress and gold foil and I think they are as glamorous an invitation as Jill is a bride. Love to Jill and her congratulations to her lucky husband, Haven! What a wedding photo! photos of Jill and Haven by www.ionhartunian.com
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
After our meeting with Eli and Lauren, and a few emails,we are narrowing down our choices and finalizing our fonts! It's lovely to meet girls who are so interested in the details of their B'not Mitzvah, and who enjoy learning about graphic design and the letterpress process. Its going to be fun doing their personal stationery and Bat Mitzvah programs, menus and other surprises.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Everyone loves the JUST CHIC EVENTS business cards. Here's how the sheet looks printed, after its punched out, and the actual die used by the cutting machine to make that gorgeous shape..I was so pleased that this card was featured on the OH SO BEAUTIFUL PAPER blog.http://ohsobeautifulpaper.com/?s=poppyflower&x=0&y=0
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I met today with a longtime family friend, Charlotte Garnell, her two daughters and their grandmother Eli, who is visiting from New York. Eliana and Lauren are being B'not Mitzvah in January, and I am so honored to be designing invitations, stationery, favors and other surprises for the girls of such a lovely and talented family. Charlotte is a set decorator and the girls have inherited her love of good design and discriminating eye. They had distinct ideas and a lot of suggestions, and I'm going to have fun incorporating all their ideas into one cohesive look. I'm going to post our collaboration in progress as well as the final products in the next few weeks.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
We made these shower placecards/favors for Erin, a marshmallow fluff-loving bride, with personalized recipes and ingredients on the jar, and a darling engagement photo of Erin and Morgan (from their terrific photographer ERIN HEARTS COURT) as tags. Like Erin and Morgan, I think these favors couldn't be sweeter!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I like wedding programs to be small so they can easily be tucked into pockets or evening bags. These are three pages, punched and fastened in a fandeck style. Thanks John Solano, for the great picture, and Eddie at TIC-TOCK Couture Floral for the stunning floral background.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I am so proud to be able to contribute PoppyFlowerPress gift certificates to the SHANE'S INSPIRATION PLAY WITH GLEE EVENT on March 27, 2010 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. The certificates were chosen as a gift to the cast of my favorite TV show, GLEE, and other VIP attendees, and one is being auctioned in the silent auction.
SHANE'S INSPIRATION is a wonderful non-profit that builds universally accessible playgrounds throughout the US and internationally, working to eliminate bias against children with disabilities. I am thrilled to help them in such a worthy cause. Check them out at www.shanesinspiration.org
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
I wanted a little sparkle with these menus cards. My mom found these stretch bracelets downtown for $.50 cents each. Everyone was wearing them by evening's end. Fake diamonds are a girl's best friend.
Thanks to John Solano for my beautiful wedding day photography!To see more of John's breathtaking work,check out his website..www.imagemakr.com
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Designing these bags and having them printed up with my wedding monogram was a very clever idea, and I would thank the person that suggested it to me, if only I knew who it was. I used them for bridal party gifts, children's favor bags, and for gifts to my family, and still have some left over to use through the year.. a great timesaver!
PS... those darling girls are my cousin Jourdan and my niece Rae Dox Kim, whose name inspired the character RAE (duh) in The Spellman Files Books Series. Read them all. They are brilliant.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
There are so many gorgeous choices that you are bombarded with planning a wedding or any sort of party, and I wanted to stay streamlined and disciplined with my design motif and not get carried off in every direction. My mother went wacko with wedding magazines and books when I started my wedding plans,and obsessed over a cake topper she saw in in a magazine. A Swarovski Crystal monogram, what's not to like?She ran off and ordered it as a surprise for me, but the monogram on the top of my cake is in the script she chose, and the monograms everywhere else are the block letters I chose. And you know, much like in fashion, it turned out nice to mix it up a little and not be all matchy - matchy. Here's a picture of my delicious cake from extraordinary cake designer Nancy Kay, and a link to www.TopperswithGlitz.com who made this beautiful monogram.You can order your own in script or block letters. http://www.topperswithglitz.com
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Instead of place cards, write the names of your guests on these (or any type) of small envelopes and put their table names or numbers inside. This way, you can accommodate last minute changes, additions and cancellations without rewriting entire place cards. It’s a big time and money saver, especially if you have your cards lettered by a calligrapher, or printed by a designer like me. The night before my wedding, my darling bridesmaids rearranged the tables to make room for some extra guests and changed out the name cards of some flu victims who canceled at the last minute, and no one was the wiser. Lisa Holtzman did this gorgeous calligraphy. To see more of her work, check out www.lisaholtzmancalligraphy.blogspot.com.
And here's the link to the tiny envelopes you can order at Paper Source:"http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/color/baby-envelopes/2506.001
I just got married last month, and its been an interesting to say the least, experience for a wedding invitation designer to work with a client as difficult and picky as I am, so I thought I should start this blog by sharing things I learned, the mistakes I made, and those I didn't. I'm going to start with...tada.... what I did right.... I trusted the experts. Much as I would like clients to trust me, when I was out of my element, I trusted the people I hired to do their jobs. Eddie, my amazing florist at TIC TOCK Couture Flowers picked up the ball and ran with it, and it was pretty much a surprise beyond.. "I want it to be mostly white, and I want it to be pretty, and yes I really love feathers". I tried to remind myself not to micromanage him, and the results were spectacular. I think I had the most beautiful Chuppah I have ever seen. Judge for yourself.