Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Mary commissioned me to create favors for a wedding shower dinner she is co-hosting for her friend Elizabeth. Mary requested that I use a blue and yellow color scheme to go along with the everyday place settings on the couple's registry.
The minute I saw this brilliant blue paper from Paper Source, I fell in love! The paper's scattered white dots remind me of champagne bubbles . . . what is more celebratory and festive than some bubbly?! I designed the "Cheers" logo in Publisher and stamped and embossed champagne glasses in gold. A tiny gem embellishment on each favor is meant to imitate a bubble and create a bit of 3D sparkle.
Coordinating blue bowls with the couple's initials at the bottom . . . just in case guests want a sweet snack during the sushi dinner. I found these bowls in the dollar section at Target. Hopefully the bride doesn't discover the Hot Wheels hologram underneath the paper, ha!
Finding the perfect blue and yellow candy was a small challenge. For the blue hues, I used Dove milk chocolates and a delicious cookies and cream version of Hershey's Kisses that I found only at Target (believe me, I scoured CVS, Walgreens, Jewel and Dominick's to no avail!). Both of these chocolate candies are wrapped in complementary blue shades of foil. To tie in yellow and also add a nice contrast to the chocolate candies, I chose a local Chicago classic, Lemonheads!
Best wishes, Elizabeth and Adam!
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Monday, June 14, 2010
Since I couldn't go a weekend without some sort of craft project, I made a batch of birthday cards using an idea I saw on Martha's site. I used the Martha Stewart Crafts cupcake punch from Michaels and leftover scraps from the papers I used for Lauren's shower to create these cupcake birthday cards. The adhesive gem "cherry" on top is the crowning jewel!
Friday, June 11, 2010
An absolutely gorgeous bouquet anchored the placecard table! Complete credit is due to my mother-in-law and her work with the florist. I've never seen so many purple flowers - hydrangea, roses, lilacs, sweet pea. So impressive!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
My dear friend Mary celebrated her 27th birthday in May. Some of her closest gals met for dinner to celebrate. Since her birthday was just about a year from the date of her bachelorette party in 2009, I couldn't resist commemorating that weekend with an "Eagle River Reunion" theme. (Her cousins hosted her bach party at their cabin in Eagle River, WI, and we all had the time of our lives!). The blue and green colors seemed to fit the theme - think beautiful blue lake and sky and fresh green grass and trees . . . ahhh, paradise. Check out the details below!
Since my on-site photography skills leave much to be desired, I captured some pictures of the favors before the event. I filled my favorite plain jane cello bags with delicious chocolate peanut butter fudge from Eagle River's very own Tremblay's Sweet Shop. YUM! Good thing this party planner ordered extra :-)
In order to spice up the goodie bags, I included a map of Eagle River and the surrounding chain of lakes, as well a picture of the birthday girl on a recipe card for "Skip and Go Naked" cocktails (also known as "Summer Brew"). These drinks brought us many fond memories last May!