Latest Designs and Adventures
2018 4x6" Photo Calendars have arrived! June 13 2017
Well last year I was a bit behind in getting my calendars out so this year I decided to get them out early!
These calendars include 12 - 4x6 unbound & borderless photo pages for each calendar month as well as 1 - 4x6 collage cover showcasing the photo selection. I've bundled up the calendar in a beautiful folder that is tied together with coordinating ribbon. The folder contains one pocket with a little paper stand that is a perfect holder for the calendar. The other pocket holds the belly band bounded calendar. A photo collage of all the photos for each month is neatly placed in corner slots on the front of the folder. These make perfect little gifts for your friends, co-workers and family. Or don't forget yourself this season!
These calendars range from photo sets from Belize, Cuba, Maui, Floral and Fauna from the Pacific West Coast, Black and White photos from around the world, and my favourite Doors and Windows. Now available are three new calendars with my 12 top photos of the pyramids in Egypt, my safari through Kenya and Tanzania and from Zanzibar.
Check out my 2018 PHOTO CALENDARS HERE!
Hot Pink Flower Cube Favour Boxes June 01 2017
Recently I made 60 of these hot pink 2.5" cube flower boxes that were designed not only to hold the most darling "Kate Spade" inspired gourmet oreo cookies but also were used as the place card for the guest with the table number. Inspired by "Kate Spade", the box was made with the hot pink paper and flower with a black brad, the band around the box was black with a gold glitter ribbon around it, and I also added a bit of gold glitter to the front of the place card.
My customer, Diane, sent me a couple of the photos of the boxes with the gourmet chocolate oreo cookie and the boxes all displayed on the table for the guests when they walk in. That oreo cookie looks so delicious and the colours of the cookie with the hot pink, gold and black coordinate so well together with the boxes. Thanks Diane for the photos!
Large 1 Airplane Themed Luggage Favour Box May 04 2017
My latest luggage box design!
Here is my final design of this beautiful and colourful tropical seashell beach wedding suite. Yes, hot pink and turquoise and touches of gold are the featured colours and work perfectly with the colour seashells and tropical flower and leaves wreath of the invitation and that of the response card. I've added gold coral behind the wreath with a few little fish and a turtle. The background is a lovely soft watercolour blue. I've tied the pocketfold with hot pink raffia and gold ribbon and a little monogram luggage tag which ties into the luggage tag save the date. This new save the date luggage tag is so cute!
Here is my "Mexican Tile" wedding stationary design, now in four different colour combinations. To keep with the traditional tile style, I've designed this suite using a 6x6" pocket invitation. I've designed a special front on the pocket flap with the addition of the monogram. The suite is nicely tied up with a gorgeous bow.
This invitation suite is oozing with tropical lushness! Blue and Green watercolour palm leaves decorate the background and then I've placed a teal foil and leopard gold foil box for the text. I've added a gorgeous gold ribbon around the bellyband to make this design a tropical luxury.
With this design, I've exchanged the leopard gold foil for a simple gold foil. Two options to choose from!
Green watercolour palm leaves with bronze foil decorate the background and then I've placed a bronze giraffe foil border around the text box for some added tropical flair. Gold and bronze foil is used for the text. The design is adhered to metallic bronze paper and I've added a giraffe patterned ribbon around the bellyband to add an extra touch of the jungle feel.
Green watercolour palm leaves and leopard foil decorate the background and then I've placed a large rose gold foil circle for the text. The design is adhered to metallic copper paper and then I've placed a copper glitter ribbon around the belly band for added tropical jungle luxury.
Classic Coral, Tropical Beach Key West, Pink Hibiscus, Vintage Banana Tree and Tropical Birds Wedding Suites May 02 2017
I've designed this wonderful new coral wedding suite with a vintage illustration feel. This Invitation and RSVP suite comes wrapped in a gorgeous monogrammed belly band and is printed on linen photo paper which adds a bit of vibrancy and texture and makes the invitation feel like art! Perfect for those beach destination weddings!
Love Key West? Love Roosters? Then you'll love this beautiful watercolour designed Key West themed Save the Date. In this design, you have your little beach house or conch house, palm trees, beach and orchids. I've added wooden signs, which are also a signature of Key West.
This invitation suite is oozing with tropical lushness! A bountiful of pink hibiscus flowers and green palm leaves with soothing green and pink watercolour background make this design a tropical pleasure. I've also used gorgeous brush fonts and wrapped the belly band with pink ribbon.
This banana tree design is my take on the classic botanical illustrations. I've designed it with a vintage feel with classic engraved fonts. The invitation and RSVP are adhered to a natural weave cardstock paper. The Invitation and RSVP comes wrapped in a gorgeous monogrammed belly band with natural jute ribbon.
This invitation suite is oozing with tropical lushness! I've used a wonderful green watercolour background and added a variety of tropical leaves, yellow hibiscus and lovely budgies. The belly band is wrapped with tropical green ribbon.
This colourful new indigo blue watercolour batik wedding suite is printed on canvas photo paper which adds a bit of vibrancy and texture to the design and makes the invitation feel like art! This Invitation and RSVP suite comes wrapped in a gorgeous monogrammed belly band.
Add a touch of elegant class to your wedding with this new boho inspired wedding Invitation and RSVP suite. I've created this wonderful design with an amazing watercolour background, blue/teal and yellow feathers and a gold speckle overlay. The fonts are in gold and teal. This suite is adhered to metallic gold and teal paper and looks amazing! This version of the Invitation and RSVP suite comes wrapped in a gorgeous monogrammed belly band.
Have fun with this surfing and beach themed wedding suite. I've taken a lot of time to add plenty of elements to the design. VW Vans and bug with surfboard, luggage, beach huts, seagulls, beach chairs and table with towels, hats, drinks and more! This Invitation and RSVP suite comes wrapped in blue bakers twine with a cute little beach hut tag. Perfect for those beach weddings!
Here is my first set of new wedding suites that are now available! I've designed a set of 5 different watercolour suites with watercolour marine animals with a variety of whales along with some dolphins, seals, sea lions, jellyfish, sting rays and tropical fish. I love the soft textures and beach themes of these watercolour designs as well as the variety of modern fonts.
New Wedding Invitation Designs for 2017 have arrived! April 30 2017
It's always a difficult challenge to find the time to be able to create new designs and accessories for my shop so I'm very excited to be bringing a multitude of wonderful and creative designs to you for 2017!
There are quite a few considerations that play a role in my designs. I keep a list of ideas of themes and colour combinations that come to me, usually at night when I'm trying to sleep! As my focus is on travel and destination weddings, I am often inspired by cultural photos and designs. I love to Pin! From fabric, illustrations, art, wood, tile, cultural artwork, textures, colour, architecture, designs and more. Vector graphic designs that I find can be used as the background or part of the overall theme. And I love to incorporate current trends such as tropical, glitter, foil or specific colours like rose. My designs are usually full of colour and texture, a signature of my photography style.
The feel of the design is also taken into consideration. Is the design more fun and playful or more sophisticated or perhaps in between? Will it have a vintage or modern feel? The overall feel will dictate the type of fonts that I will use, the type of paper to print on, the background coloured paper, the envelope colour and how I like to add a monogram or some other embellishment to the invitation. I also like to use different textures with the embellishments from ribbon, jute string, burlap, die cut shapes, raffia, bakers twine and more.
I can spend a lot of time cleaning up a graphic or changing it so it better fits my design and the design can also go through a few phases and colour changes to best coordinate with the paper, envelopes and ribbon. I love to add fine details to the designs to ensure I produce the artistic feel that I desire to achieve.
As I add the new designs for 2017, you will be able to see the wide variety of colours, watercolours, textures and fonts that have been used. I hope you enjoy them all! I still have a few more invitations that I have designed so keep posted on my website for my latest designs!
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New favour box accessories and wedding accessories such as programs, menus, place cards, shower invitations and favour boxes will also be coming out soon.
Mexican Tile Square Favour Box April 26 2017
So I have been working hard on creating many new invitations for 2017 which should be posted shortly after I take the photos very shortly. Within the latest designs, I will be offering 3 new colour versions of my popular Mexican Tile Invitation Suite: 1) Black and Red - think of Spain and Flamenco, 2) Coral and Sea Green (similar to the box colours shown below), and 3) Purple and Mint Green. I will be creating wedding accessories to coordinate with the new invitation suites, such as this cute little favour box.
Hot Air Balloon Luggage Box March 29 2017
My latest endeavor! I made 200 of these cute little hot air balloon luggage box for a large charity event!