Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mid Century Modern Wedding - Midwest

What an exciting day!   Style Me Pretty – Midwest has shared a gorgeous styled wedding shoot that I worked on this past August.   Together with some pretty amazing wedding vendors here in Omaha, we  put together a Mid Century-Mod inspired wedding photo shoot.   Once of the best things about styling a ‘make believe’ wedding?  The ‘bride’ didn't have to worry or care about what it looked like (well actually she did.  She is an amazing interior designer that helped with the pre-shoot styling, but once onsite, she just got to have fun with her hubby, yep, believe it or not that happy couple really is married).   Could we have asked for a more beautiful couple to tell the story of such a stylish wedding?

Here are a few images that I am most proud of, featuring nothing but some super mod Inkblot Paper designs. (Yes, your eyes don’t deceive you, I did indeed print on real wood veneer using just a color laser printer!)  Click Here for the full gallery to see more at Style Me Pretty.

A big thanks to
-Carrie Dayton Events for bringing us all together and being the best producer and photo director
-Geoff Johnson for capturing all the beauty so we could share it with the world
the guys at Hutch for being inspiration for the shoot and lugging furniture out to the country to set the stage
-Tracey with Florals Etcetera for being so intuitive to create the perfect flowers to add such beautiful colors to the scene
-Courtney with Modern Hive for her pre-shoot styling and to her hubby for being such a good sport and a good looking model to boot
-Jocelyn at Ready or Knot for bringing beautiful dresses and a great personality
-Hilda (yes she only needs one name) who is one an amazing hair stylist that not only did the hair at this styled shoot, but my own wedding hair almost 9 years ago
-The Chocolate Bar for that amazing Cake

And last, but certainly not least, to my mother-in-law and father-in-law for letting us wander and create vignettes all over their property to set the scene so perfectly.  

Thursday, September 26, 2013


I haven't posted in ages but just cannot hold back anymore!   Just this week I discovered a new technique and I have to share!

I can gold foil at home using my laser printer!   Oh the excitement of it all!   More to come on this new shiny world of wonder but I just hade to share a quick photo of my very first sample :) 

Friday, February 1, 2013

More Minted Art Prints

I am pretty excited about Minted’s digital art gallery, there are so many lovely art pieces and I am lucky to have two of my own pieces (Natures Confetti & Looking Down) part of the collection.

Well they just closed another art challenge and I decided to enter in a few new pieces last minute.  So if you have time and would like to vote, please click on the below image, otherwise just enjoy the view.

Happy weekend everyone!

This design started as a baby announcement a couple years ago, but I thought it would make for a good nursery print:

and a little peak into my home.  This painting is one that hangs in my dining room:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine Eye Candy

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so I had a little fun over at Minted and put together a valentines inspiration board with my the Great Escape journal.

And a few more fun designs I enjoy: 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

DIY Wedding: Pocket Invitations!

More and more I meet brides and other crafty individuals that are so excited to make and create their own one of a kind stationery but don't know where to find the paper, the pocket folds etc.

I have to admit I was once one of those, dare I say it, crafty individuals.  So when asked, I jumped at chance to launch a new envelopments shop where anyone can purchase the fabulous paper, card stock, pocket folds and envelopes that create such a amazing beautiful designs.   Click through the below image or through the shop posted on this blog or my website to see more!  

Monday, January 7, 2013

Something is in the Water - Baby Designs

The most recent Minted challenge couldn’t have come at a more ideal time.   Baby Announcements!

I may be exaggerating when I say this, but not by much: almost everyone I know is either pregnant, just had a baby or will sometime in the next 6 months.   This includes my older sister and my baby brother’s wife (ok he is not much a baby anymore at age 28), both due within months of each other.   Lets just say that I had to restrain myself from buying a million tiny little clothes over the weekend.   So exciting!!!

It goes without saying that I was thrilled to create some fun baby announcements for minted.   We will see what happens during voting over the next couple days.

If you have time to vote, feel free to click on the below images and have at it!

This year is definitely going to be the year of the baby!  (Er…I haven’t been drinking the water, I promise, so no babies directly from me.  I prefer the babies that you can hand back to the parents once they start crying, thank you very much!)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wedding Planning Season in this Happy New Year

Happy New Year to All!

While I am not a big resolution-making/keeping-type person, there are a few goals I am setting for the new year, but of course they are still in the works.   The biggest one is setting realistic and achievable goals etc, so I am going to take some time figuring out which are the most important.  I do know for sure that posting consistently to this blog will be one of them!

One of my favorite things about this time of year is that it truly is wedding planning season.  I've been meeting with brides and grooms all week and I am so excited to get rolling with all kinds of design ideas, unique to each couple.  

Of course I cannot post without mentioning something going on over at Minted.   Since it is the season to get engaged and to start getting wedding plans rolling, Minted is holding a wedding inspiration board challenge.   I had a ton of fun creating a few boards myself and decided in the end to enter the top option.   So take a look, feel free to click through and like my boards and start creating your own, it is easy, fun and a good way to spend an entire day doing nothing but looking at pretty things!

Blushed by Inkblot Paper, see more
Blushed board by Inkblot Paper. See more