Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Often when I am working with a bridal couple to come up with their perfect invitation design I create other designs that get rejected. Well, the word rejected might just be a bit harsh, they just weren't picked.

Since I will often create as many as 3-4 different designs for each couple to mesh into their final design, I hate for all my hard work and the lovely designs to go to waste. Many times I actually think all the designs that are not picked are just as fabulous at the one selected. So, since none of these got to be ‘real live’ invitations, I am letting them shine. Here are a few samples of MY favorite reject designs.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Letterpress Love.

Here is a snapshot of the lovely flowers and letterpress LOVE card my husband surprised me with a few days ago. Also a big thank you to him for driving to Lincoln and back...twice.

Also I am super excited to share photos of some save the dates that just went in the mail yesterday. I recently had the great pleasure of working with Natasha and Matt, a lovely couple that is so very obviously in love, and Julie, a mother of the groom that is so supportive and excited for this happy couple.
Of the many things I have truly enjoyed about working with them, here are my top reasons:
1. Their wedding color is the exact shade of my favorite color of GREEN.
2. They have amazing style, so it was great fun for me to create their designs.
3. We are letterpressing their save the dates and invites. I LOVE LETTERPRESS PAPERS.

Here are a few photos of their Save the Dates:

Unfortunately you cannot feel this paper through the photos, but I will just say Porridge Papers is one of the most talented papermills and letterpress studios around! Thank you, Porridge Papers, for making my designs look even better!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

So...here we go!

My first blog post ever! I am super excited to announce the simultaneous launch of my new website, blog, face book fan page and I’m also tweeting!

Check out my WEBSITE: www.inkblotpaper.com
Become a fan on FACEBOOK!
Follow me on TWITTER!

So onto the good stuff…
Well after much thought about my very first blog post I figured I would write a bit more about myself and my ideas for this blog.

Throughout my life I’ve been inspired by creative people all around me and love to make beautiful things. Starting with memories of my mom’s handmade Halloween costumes, impressions to make and create started very young

(Yep that is me, the ballerina on the right, rocking the tiara made from aluminum foil and card board and my sister’s bunny ears, my mom made from paper, glitter, glue, wire and a headband! And yes, she sewed our costumes from scratch as well)

From this innocent start all the way up to now, friends, family members and now clients come to me to “fashion-up” an idea, an art piece, some stationary, and yes even Halloween costumes (my mom taught me well!)
With my degree of Studio Art/Painting and my design sense a bit more evolved, I rolled right into the event world ready to leave my design mark on the word with both
Custom stationery & paper design

and event coordination and design

In this blog I intend to explore the many creative details that are part of events, comment on etiquette and its relevance in today’s world (or at least my take on it). I plan to write about some of my favorite trends, vendors, creative blogs and websites and of course comment on my personal and artistic life. So now that this first post pressure is off my shoulders…here we go!