Thursday, February 6, 2014

Kelcie & Ben: Clean & Simple

Kelcie and Ben were married last Fall on the Simpson College Campus in Indianola, Iowa, and their reception at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.  A few months before meeting Kelcie and Ben I had read somewhere that one of the top wedding invitation trends predicted to gain momentum in 2014 is the "Art Deco" trend.  This trend gravitates toward strong colors, geometric shapes, and clean lines.  Apparently Kelcie and Ben were a bit ahead of the times because the invitation they asked me to design was exactly that!  Working in a color palette of deep purple, lime green and bright white, I used a simple layout and carried a custom monogram throughout their invitation set to make it unique and elegant. I have to say, I love these colors together.  The contrast of the lime green and deep purple makes this color scheme very visually appealing.

Check out the amazing photos of this wedding shot by Des Moines photograher, Amanda Basteen.  A huge thank you to her for taking some awesome pictures of my invites, too!

Thanks Kelcie & Ben, it was great working with you!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Favorite Finds {Valentine's Day}

February = Valentine’s Day!  

The month of February also represents what might be one of my favorite months out of the year to shop!  It’s the perfect time for scoring all sorts of goodies both in store and online in one of my favorite colors…pink! 

It seems that everything this month, clothes, candles, shoes, etc is being sold in every shade of pink {and red} you can imagine – some even come with a healthy dose of glitter! YAY!

I know the main focus of this blog is to share my designs, but I also wanted to use it as a way to share some of my favorite things with whoever wants to listen.  I’ve seen quite a few bloggers lately posting "monthly favorites”, and I thought I’d follow suit!  So enjoy what I’m calling my “Top 10 favorite Valentine’s Day finds from around the web”.

1. Essie Nail Polish - for the nail lover
2. Kate Spade Earrings - for the jewlery lover
3. itunes Gift Card - for the music lover
4. Bath & Body Works - for the smell good lover
5. Cashmere Heart Socks - for the cute and casual lover
6. Nike Element Half-Zip - for the workout lover
7. Bandana Print Scarf - for the fashion lover
8. Owl & Heart Print Kitchen Towels - for the decor lover
9. Love Valentine's Day Phone Case - for the texting lover
10. Pink Chevron Pillow - for the decor lover