Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy 36th Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Happiest 36th Anniversary to my parents, who actually continue to get stopped in public and have complete strangers tell them how cute they are, even in NYC. They are an absolute example of what a successful marriage is and should be. I have mad respect for them and am thankful for their strength, support, respect, love, and friendship they have shared for so many years.

Here is their wedding invitation from 1976. My dad did the calligraphy, which I think is pretty impressive! With numerous "sky is the limit" options for invitations we have now, I find the simplicity so beautiful. Cheers, mom and dad!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Block Printed Wedding Invitations

Thank you to Art of Joy Photography for taking a video of me block printing wedding invitations! This invitation was featured on WeddingLovely. Take a look at the full post, including photos of the block printing process on the WeddingLovely blog here!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Cover Art for Clayton Knight Album

Last summer I had a booth at the Woodstock Farmer's Market where I was selling my block printed cards. I met bluegrass musician, Clayton Knight, while he was performing at the market. He loved the look and feel of block prints, and asked me to create a custom print for his upcoming album, "Runs Real Good." He just sent me his completed CD, and I love how it came together! I thought it was neat that the graphic designer took elements of my block print and laid it over the inside photograph, which created a nice rustic, mixed media vibe.

I just popped the CD in and am listening to it as I write up this post! Love me some bluegrass on a sunny Portland morning! To purchase the "Runs Real Good" album, visit his website: http://eclecticacoustica.com/

Beware, you're going to want to cut a rug! :-)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Invitations for Captain Morgan Rum Release Party

I had the awesome opportunity to create invitations for Captain Morgan! Yep, the Captain! They needed unique and creative invitations for their rum release party that fit the "dark pirate" theme.

The original idea was to have the invitations rolled up and sealed with wax, however the seal kept popping off, even when bound by super glue! :-( We ended up folding them instead, and the result was really fun!

Here are some photos of the process! A big thank you to Muse Event Planning for sending the Captain our way. :-)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Luxe Bridal Event Recap

We had so much fun and met some fabulous brides-to-be at the Luxe Bridal Event last week! I always love the energy and atmosphere of Luxe Event Production's shows. Justin of Paradox Productions kept the party going with his impressive taste in records. If you don't have a DJ yet for your next event, you'll definitely want to contact them!

Here are some photos of my table from the always amazing Erica Ann Photography and Fine Art. The gorgeous bouquet on my table was created by Floral Designs by Alicia.

If you're getting married this summer or fall, now is the time to set up a consultation to talk about your unique invitation design! Puddle Jumpin' Cards specializes in custom art and design to reflect your style and set the tone of your upcoming milestone. 

Portfolio on display and appointments available at The Wedding Lounge, 133 SE Madison Street, Portland, OR 97214

Window provided by Jarfly 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Marry Me! Event Recap

I almost let a month go by without sharing photos from the Marry Me! Event at the Vancouver Hilton. It was so much fun to be a part of, and I enjoyed meeting hundreds of delightful brides-to-be!

Luxe Event Productions produced this show, and WOW is all I have to say about their events! Marry Me had an absolutely amazing wedding cake showcase, along with tablescapes inspired by different themes, and even an interactive design center for engaged couples to play with linens and colors. This event was all about getting INSPIRED!

I cannot wait for the upcoming LUXE Bridal Event. Definitely put it on your calendar~ you won't want to miss the "Gown Lounge," featuring the latest gown designs from local boutiques. The event will be held on March 8th at the Tiffany Center from 6-9 pm. Learn more here: http://www.luxebridalevent.com

A huge thank you to Mosca Photo for sharing your talent and snapping some stunning photos from the event!

laser cut pop up menus for the "Up Up and Away" table, a collaboration with Luxe Event Productions, Sophisticated Floral Designs, and Puddle Jumpin' Cards

"Cotton Candy Fun" table, a collaboration with Puddle Jumpin' Cards and Cloud Nine Bridal

Florals by Sophisticated Floral Designs and Accessories

My booth space (Flowers by Floral Designs by Alicia)

More of my booth

Chatting with brides

My booth

My booth (windows provided by Jarfly)

Me... in my booth!