Friday, July 20, 2012

Sweet Creations - Logo Design

 Sweet Creations is a custom cupcake bakery my sister and her friend started outside the Philadelphia area. It's a small business to start and they fulfill orders for friends, families and coworkers. When they asked if I would design their logo, I was excited to dive right in! What's more fun then designing a sweet logo for a cupcake company? The logos you see in this post are a few of the options I gave them to choose from, well they ended up using all three for various materials for their labor of love.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Save the Dates: Step Three - The Final Product

Signed, sealed and delivered! The final step in my save the date creations were complete over the weekend. My dear friend and roomie Tracey helped by ironing the hankies around the save the date cards. She then tied a think silver cord around each one. While she put together the hankies and cards I addressed all of the navy envelopes (purchased at with a silver gel ink pen. Carefully I put each package together, sealed it with a dark pink/fuchsia return address label and then they were ready to be delivered. Now that the save the dates are finished I am looking forward to designing and creating our wedding invitations!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Save the Dates: Step Two - The Card

Step Two: Finished! The save the date cards which will accompany the printed hankies are now printed and ready to be put together! The cards are A6 in size and printed on a thick paper stock. There was no varnish or UV coating used in the printing process; therefore a matte look was created. The back of the cards have a baroque style pattern in a navy tint. I'm so excited on how they turned out! Next step... addressing all of our envelopes, which will be navy with silver script.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Save the Dates: Step One

I began creating our Save the Date's for Zephyr's and my upcoming October nuptials this past Saturday. Being a graphic designer, I was tormented by so many ideas and things I wanted to create that I needed to finally lay everything out in front of me; or better yet post it on my pin cork board (not the virtual kind) and see what I was drawn to most. I am also trying to keep with my theme of Vintage Lost and Found. With this in mind our wedding will be held at the Glen Foerd Mansion along the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia; a grand estate built in the mid 1800's.

When going to the mansion on a tour with my fiance Zephyr I fell in love with all it's antiques, books, grand staircase, art gallery (boasting an original Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Monet!) as well the beautiful surrounding gardens and landscape. I felt as though I was transformed back into an era of romance, beauty and simpler times. I wanted to design our save the dates to have a similar feeling. A mix of lost and found with vintage style fonts and graphics.

We started this process with a mission to search for vintage hankies. My soon to be mother-in-law is a pro at this, she collected over 200 vintage hankies and sifted through them weaning out the stained, holed or ones that were loved so much over time that they just would not be usable. Our search was successful with easily 150 to 200 vintage hankies in decent condition!

After finding the hankies was my next task of creating a monogram for Zephyr and I. After many hours of playing with type and rearranging letters I figured out what would work best for this project. As you see in the above photo. I sent the monogram to a stamp company to have a rubber stamp made for printing. I'm hoping to utilize this stamp in many of the projects I do for the wedding... from favor bags to menus.

I then enlisted my amazingly creative friend Bonnie, who is co-owner of Kaye Rachelle Designs ( She is an expert at printing on fabric and we had a blast creating all of Zephyr's and my save the date hankies. Bonnie dealt with the ink and stamping the monogram onto the hankies, while I was in charge of ironing and hanging all the hankies to dry. We used a navy blue oil based printing ink and a roller to transfer the ink onto the stamp. I couldn't have done this with out her. The process was completely pain free, even our test hankies turned out awesome!

And here is the final product for "step one"....."step two" will follow in the next post! Stay tuned.

60th Surprise Birthday Party for Two

Friday, February 10, 2012

Engagement Announcement Post Card

Here is my personal engagement announcement post card I designed. My fiancee and I were engaged while in Jamaica. The front shows photos from the location of the engagement. The theme of our wedding will be vintage lost and found. I chose to put a warm orange filter on the photos on the front and use antique style fonts on the back.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Destination Wedding Invitation

Martha knew exactly what she wanted her wedding invitation to look like. She wanted a simple monogram with two starfish. Since they were getting married in Mexico the simplicity and beach theme went perfectly together. The card stock (although you can not tell above) was a very light ivory.