Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

As the weekend approaches, I am sure everyone is getting their costumes prepped, their front porches decorated and the candy bowls filled!

I on the other hand have been procrastinating this and have done nothing! I know, total Halloween bummer. It really is one of my favorite holidays, has been since I was little, I swear!

So everyone enjoy the weekend and be safe.

As a sneak peak into my next project, this is another of my favorites since childhood. I have always LOVED alphabet posters/art. I think part of this love stems from an alphabet quilt that hung in my sister’s room growing up. Wait a second…now this is all coming together! This quilt must actually be the first big typographic influence in my life…it’s all coming together now! Ha!

I am not sure if it is because many of my friends’ children are now learning their ABCs, but more and more recently I’ve been drawn to alphabet art and thought that I would make a little something of it. Starting on Monday and over the next month I intend to deliver a letter post a day and toward the end I have a fun wedding craft idea that I’ve been thinking about and plan to create and share, so stay tuned!

In the meantime check out these alpha posters I found on…where else…etsy of course!

Halloween Alpha Sign by Bibbitty

Robot Alpha Sign by CreativeNeesh

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ideas Please!

Hi all!  I am entering some designs for's wedding invitation challenge and I'd love some input from everyone, especially from the past, present & future brides out there. 

If I am successful I could walk away with a line of wedding invitation designs on a national website!  Oh the joy of it all!  It would be like winning the lottery! (Not quite AS instantly lucrative, but tons of design kudos!)

There are a few categories they are looking for:

- Best Outdoors or Nature-inspired design
- Best Modern Beach or Destination design
- Best Whimsical or Off-Beat design
- Best Design Prominently Featuring a Couple's Monogram or Names
- Best Fresh Take on a Classic (Formal) design
- Best Modern, Bold, or Typographic design

So far I've entered the below 4 designs and would like to come up with a few more that fit into the above categories.  Any ideas out there? What would you want to buy?  Feel free to comment on my blog or on my facebook page


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Real Wedding Suite: Vintage Hollywood

A Real Wedding Suite of : KATIE + NICK

I am so excited to share this invitation with you!  The bride, Katie, is a director of an art gallery, so when we met I knew right off the bat she was looking for something unique and beautiful. 

We took some inspiration from the old-school ornate movie palaces from the 1920s, since their wedding reception took place at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City, IA.  An absolutely AMAZING wedding location!

The Program

Friday, October 15, 2010

Real Wedding Suite: Julia + Nathan

Well this post is a long time coming!   (Not only have I been post lazy the last couple weeks, but I’ve also been just WAITING for this wedding so I could show the world Julia & Nathan’s fabulous designs!)

As I mentioned in a previous post, the bride, Julia, is a long time friend of the family.  So Mike & I, and the rest of my family, spent the weekend in Minneapolis for all the nuptial celebrations.

The wedding was at the AMAZING modern Minneapolis Central Library and every detail was gorgeous.

I don’t often get to see the weddings I design paper suites for, so this was an extra special bonus!  I got to take photos of my designs ‘in action’.

An optional re-use for place cards – Jenga!

Thank you Julia and Nathan for letting us be a part of your life!

Megan :)