Sunday, November 30, 2008
If Abbey does decide to move forward, she wants a bunch of different flowers, possibly picking each bridesmaid's favorite flower to wear in her hair.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I have one more sample to work on today and although the client likes the Tiffany Blue color, she's looking more for a delphinium blue. So a slight contrast, but still with the orange tones.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I met with the committee members last week and showed them various samples of favor boxes, hair flowers and a corsage. They really liked the corsage idea but it was hard for them to choose what flowers to pick so they asked me if I could do an assortment. This is what I came up with. They plan on making a custom stamp to stamp a message pertaining to their particular event.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
"DK Designs, Hawaii: Diane Phillips created my clay gardenia to put in my hair. I wanted the clay one because I really wanted gardenia in my hair but my aunt told me it was a bad choice because it bruises so easily. I highly recommend DK Designs if you want realistic looking clay flowers! I believe Diane also does centerpieces, bouquets, cake flowers and favors."
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I will share the exciting new project when it is released, but for now, I wanted to post about my pineapple design. My brother (the true artist in my family) designed this pineapple over 3 years ago and it continues to be a very popular design with my clients and Lea thought it was perfect for the theme they were trying to achieve.
Instead of doing just a simple pineapple design because of this particular project, I had some Swarovski Jonquil AB flatback crystals left over from another wedding and I thought I would try it out with the pineapple to give it some pizazz! I think it came out really nice and added that extra glamorous touch I was going for. I also like the teal and orange. Most of my clients have wanted the Tiffany Blue and orange combo that was made popular by theknot.com Real Weddings feature I was part of that used that color palette. I think this one is more vibrant and bold, but beautiful. I actually prefer it over the lighter color palette combination.
Anyway, this is my new twist on the very popular pineapple motif design. I can only imagine someone asking me to do this for their invitations. Definitely a lot of work so the price of this invitation would obviously be higher than my normal price range. But it would definitely be a stunning invitation to receive!
Monday, November 10, 2008
She told me that I HAD to put the hyacinth in there because every flower had special meaning to her and now the hyacinth was representative of our new friendship. So to brighten Debi's day, I'm sending this out to her this week. It's close to the one I made that sold on Etsy shortly after I posted it, but the vase is different. It can't take away her pain, but I hope it will brighten her day and bring a smile to her face and possibly forget the pain that exists for a moment.
Lots of love and get well wishes to you Debi!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
This is a very hectic week (but for me, I'm realizing every week is a hectic week) of trying to complete several print jobs and finally getting around to flower and invitation samples for several clients. My posts might be kind of light this week, but I'll try to post something new as often as possible. My goal is to put up some Christmas/holiday type arrangements on Etsy if I can find some time to create them. Oh yeah, which reminds me, I need to recreate a cake form so I can take better pictures of my work when clients ask for cake flowers. :)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Congratulations to our three winners!
First Prize: Jessica O. from Stillwater, OK
Passionate about Peonies - $100 value
Second Prize: Heidi S. from Williamsburg, KY
Gardenias in Something Blue - $75 value
Third Prize: Julia R. from Brookline, MA
Gardenia Hair Flower - $20 value
Friday, November 7, 2008
The Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites that:
1. inspire you;
2. make you smile and laugh;
3. or maybe give amazing information;
4. a great read;
5. have an amazing design; and
6. any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!
The rules of this award are:
* Put the logo on your blog or post.* Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing!* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.* Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.
There are so many wonderful and inspiring blogs that I read on a regular basis, but these are a few who I think deserve the Uber Amazing Blog Award:
Events by Evonne
The Wedding Chat
The Flirty Guide
Shooting from the Heart
Even if they don't win the award, in my book they are Uber Amazing bloggers and pepole! They inspire me, but most of all what they do and who they are as individuals are what is most inspiring!