Sunday, September 12, 2010

halloween theme birthday party

what a fun theme for a birthday party, yes? my niece and nephews love costumes. costumes and cake? sheesh. it would be like christmas.

nautical theme invitations

i am pretty nuts over the nautical theme. i don't know if it's all the kitchy, outdoor weddings i've been reading about in martha stewart lately or if it was my girlfriend's jaw droppingly gorgeous wedding in lake geneva. either way, i am sold.

pantone colors for fall

according to, these are the "it" colors for fall. just so you know. i'll be taking them all into consideration when designing for the holidays. i am assuming black is just a given?
{from fall 2010 color report}

50th birthday party invitation

i'd say 50 years is worth celebrating, that's for sure. and how sweet it is for this couple to put this much time and effort into a party in honor of their buddy's 50 years? true friends right there.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

handlettering wedding invitations

how gorgeous is this calligraphy? what a sophisticated and unique alternative to fonts and typsetting. and the white ink engraved on charcoal paper? wow. lovely.
{from martha stewart weddings fall 2010}

this weekend parents are here...

...i wish i was here....

...i am actually here (which, by the way, is a good place to be).

one of my favorite families

as they welcome sweet little william, here is a photo of the three A family boys used on his announcement. good looking kiddos, don't you think?