Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Suzette Invites!

Those of you at the Bridal Show last weekend got a sneak peak on this new invite, but for those of you who haven't seen it yet... check it out! Suzette wanted a really traditional look for her wedding invitations. She wanted her invites to look very elegant and traditional while still being unique. We used a very beautiful calligraphy font as well a traditional Roman small caps font. I love to use more than one font on invitations because I feel like it really makes the words stand out! Suzette wanted her invites printed on a cream shimmer paper with brown thermography or 'raised ink' printing. The thermography process is when the printed paper is removed from the press with wet ink, a plastic powder is sprayed on the wet ink and then blown off. The plastic powder absorbs the ink color. The paper is then heated until the plastic powder melts leaving a raised ink which you can feel. This creates the ultimate classic and rich look! We then backed the invites with a bamboo green layer and placed them in a brown shimmer pouch with matching green and cream ribbons to tie it all together! I love this color combination so much and I think they turned out truly beautiful! Congratulations Suzette!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

the show pics!

This past weekend Pink Piggy was a vendor at the Bridal Extravaganza at the Grand America Hotel. The show turned out so great! I can't believe how many brides where there and how much fun it was to meet with all of you! I had a great location next to Matt Christensen Photography who does amazing work and made me laugh all day! He for sure is not your average grumpy photographer! We were also next to a Photographer from Memoria Productions who just moved from California to Utah who was super nice and I love his work! The day went great due to help from my partners Ann and Sophie who I could not have done it without! Also, my booth would not have looked as great as it did with out the creative design and floral help done by the one and only Audrey with Studio Stems. I love you and thank you so much! And thanks to all those that stoped by and said hi!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Bridal Extravaganza at the Grand!

We are having our first premier at the Bridal Extravaganza show at the Grand America in Salt Lake city! It is this Saturday from 11-5pm. I'm so excited to be apart of the this great bridal show that is also giving away more than $25,000 in free prizes for brides! Everyone who wants to come meet me and get to know Pink Piggy a little better feel free to stop by our booth. I have to put a special thanks out there to Audrey with Studio Stems... she is such a great friend and she will also be displaying some of her great designs at our booth! Plus, we are going to be giving away a gift certificate to a lucky winner who will receive 100 custom designed thank you cards that can be made to match your invitations and colors! I love to meet new people and chat.... and we always offer complimentary consultations!

Monday, August 20, 2007


I have been tagged by Audrey O'Brien... who by far does the best flowers in town! I guess I'm supposed to tell a few random things about me so I'm going to follow in Audrey's lead! Here goes...

1. Favorite food- I'm the least pickiest eater and I will try anything (that's eatable). I really love spicy food and nothing is better then seafood and pot stickers.

2. Favorite book - hmmm well I don't read a whole lot. I love to read but I rarely have the chance to do so since I usually work tell late at night, but a great book that I have read was "The Lovely Bones." I highly recommend it!

3. Favorite place - my home is one of my favorite places. I know that's not very interesting, but I do love my home and I love being lazy in it and spending time with my family. I have done a lot of traveling though, and one of the most interesting places that I have been to is New Orleans. Such good food and site seeing!

4. Fears, when I was little I used to be terrified of sharks, but now I just fear being bitten or eaten by any kind of animal. I also fear the dark and I fear losing people that are close to me.

5. I'm pretty spiritual, but in my own way. I have my own beliefs and passions . After losing my brother this past year I have really come to realize what things are most important to me in life. My family means everything to me and I'm also very sensitive and care deeply for those special people in my life.

6. Other passions, I love to dance! I have danced my whole life and it is one of my true passions!I also teach dance part time and I can't believe how rewarding it is to teach little girls! Dancing is another creative aspect of my life and there is nothing more relaxing then listening to music and interpreting it into moves.

7. I'm the proud mother of two adorable chihuahuas! Rico is the oldest and he is black, white, and tan. He is so a mom's boy and LOVES food! Everyone always says that he is fat, and I just tell them that he is loved! My baby girl is Mini and she is cinnamon brown with white paws. She is the happiest dog I have ever seen and you can't help but laugh and smile when she is around. She loves to give kisses to anyone that will let her!

8. I love to watch movies with my husband and just take a break from my super crazy life! Some good ones that we just watched were: 300 and Shooter. I absolutely love Mark Wahlberg!

9. Something interesting about me is that my husband it 6" 4' and I'm 5 feet even! People always are so amazed by that. I love tall guys!

10. So last but not least... I'm extremely indecisive. I can not make decisions fast. I always like to analyze everything. I'm always worried that I'm going to choose the wrong thing! I also get board easily with things so I always need to switch things up. I love to eat food and I love to sleep. Sundays are my favorite day of the week!

Well thats just a little about me... hope it was some what interesting! I agree with Audrey... I think from now when someone tags you... you have to say 5 things you like about that person... instead of talking about yourself!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

welcome to pink piggy blog!

Well... after a good friend Audrey introduced me into a new world of blogging, I have decided to start my very own! I hope this can be a fun place where everyone can get to see all the new invites and announcements that I'm working on and give everyone a little insight to my designs and creative personality! I have had so much fun thus far meeting new people and being apart of those special times in their lives. Creating new designs with color combinations and paper is my passion and I'm so excited to be able to share that with everyone! Hope you enjoy!