A wedding gift for dear friends, Val and Pat, these wedding invitations are tricky little monsters!

layered wedding invitation with custom floral pattern

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll notice that  the pattern is a combination of ink and bleach and acrylic swatches.  We aimed for rich jewel tones and a painterly style, and printed them with archival inks onto velvety fine art paper.

layered wedding invitations with custom floral pattern

They are delicately held together with a teeny-tiny little brad, with the last page consisting of an RSVP postcard.

layered wedding invitation assembly line

Here’s where I left off after an unfortunate run in with my x-acto last night…I’m using this as the perfect excuse to finally throw down on Martha’s blade, and to get out of washing dishes…66 left to assemble.

I LOVE Wrapping Presents

December 22, 2010

…perhaps my favorite of all the Christmas traditions.

presents wrapped with pinwheel bows

I’m a sucker for paper rosettes and love any excuse to glue rhinestones and wayward buttons to things.

presents wrapped with pinwheel bows

It’s a rather organic process, though I do like to keep a theme.    This year, I went for silver and gold with icy blue and the occasional pop of red.  I pulled every scrap bin out of my studio, and just started building from what I had on hand… (I always save lil remnants of ribbon!)… an eclectic mix of luxurious Italian handmade papers, basic kraft, and even a roll I found at the dollar store…(you’d be surprised at the paper you can find at the dollar store, just be aware that it’s usually thin and a little harder to work with)…now if I just had a tree to put them under…

a swell night…

March 27, 2008

An invite, for a small group of women to share, learn and enjoy eachother’s company. All while celebrating the time we’ve had with Libby, a dedicated artist, quilter, grandmother, and friend.


Gricell was gracious enough to orchestrate this event, and boy does she know how to entertain. I believe Martha Stewart would have shed a tear of joy to have seen this spread.


We shared tips on tying scarves and piecing quilts.


Gricell modeled the glorious totes that she and Libby have been working on…(they’ll be available for purchase online shortly ladies…I’ll keep you posted!)


Lastly, we were treated to a heavenly dinner by Chef Diego.


Chef Diego specializes in Italian cuisine, and will gladly share his tips for food preparation with you…except for his award winning recipe for Tiramisu. Last night, he prepared the best Eggplant Parmesan I’ve ever consumed…(sorry Granny J…you’ve been bumped from the number 1 spot) In addition, we feasted on pasta with zucchini and veal scaloppine with mushrooms in a white wine sauce….oh it was heaven indeed.


hungry yet?

Thank you ladies for a truly spectacular night!  I wish you all the best in your creative endeavors, and hope our paths will meet again.