Monday, March 31, 2008

The Grand Wishing Tree!

This past Saturday was the Spring Bridal Show at the Grand America Hotel and I shared a booth with one of my bestest friends Audrey with Studio Stems. For our booth design we decided to separate the booth by adding a gold wishing tree in the middle of the booth. Wishing trees are for your guests to sign their wishes on and hang, and looks amazing as a center piece! This is a great alternative to a guest book. Another great use of these trees is to hang table numbers and guest names from them if you have assigned seating. I can't even tell you how unique these trees are and what a hit it was at the show! Thanks so much Audrey and thank you to all the potential clients that stopped by!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring Bridal Show at the Grand!

It's time again for another bridal show at the Grand America! Come see me and all the amazing wedding vendors tomorrow, Saturday, March 29th at the Grand America Hotel from 11am - 6pm! Pink Piggy will have a ton of new designs and styles of wedding invitations to check out that have not been posted on our site yet! We will be sharing a big booth this time with non other then the best floral designer, Audrey with Studio Stems. Come see our new set up! We will aslo be next to Jason with Jason McGrew Photography! Don't miss out on on the best vendors in Utah! See you there!

PS.... if any brides need some free tickets just let me know!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Easter Eggs!

Of all the symbols associated with Easter the egg, the symbol of fertility and new life, is the most identifiable. The customs and traditions of using eggs have been associated with Easter for centuries.

Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring and were used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts. After they were colored and etched with various designs the eggs were exchanged by lovers and romantic admirers, much the same as valentines. In medieval time eggs were traditionally given at Easter to the servants. In Germany eggs were given to children along with other Easter gifts.

*I will be out of the office from Friday until Monday and wont be answering any phone calls or e-mails until I get back in on Monday! Hope eveyone has a great Easter Weekend!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sally's Invites

I love the colors that we used for Sally's invites! The purple, green, and pink look amazing with each other as well create that a romantic whimsical feel. Sally originally wanted to incorporate a heart design on her invites and it slowly evolved to a swirly tree! I'm so in love with the chic look of trees and I love the way that this designed turned out! For the invites we did a 7x7 bamboo green square pocket (square is my favorite.... although square invites require more postage... so keep that in mind) We printed on pear white shimmer paper with matching green and pink ink. To close the pocket we used the same design and date to create a cute square seal.

The bottom pictures are the actual designs for the invites. I also LOVE the quote that Sally picked out and based the design off of! Simple and sweet! I think that sayings and quotes can add a unique touch to really personalize and set the theme for you wedding. Thanks Sally!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Natalie's Invites!

How beautiful and elegant are Natalie's Invites? Her colors where blush pink and gold which are the "in" colors for the year! I absolutely love the traditional and sophisticated look of these invites, but yet they have a modern organized pocket look that really creates that ultimate elegance! The printed floral design on the pockets also ads that extra design element. The invitations were printed on cream shimmer paper with gold 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. Thermography can be more expensive then other forms of printing, but the look of the raised ink is so classy! On the outside of the pocket Natalie wanted to do a blind embossed initial seal which is when the paper is pressed up with no ink printed.
Mary Ann & Natalie,
You guys where so great to work with and I love your creative ideas that you contributed to the design process! Thanks again and congratulations!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Baby Mia!

These are Mia's baby announcements that I did for my cousin Melissa! How cute is she? And how cute are those announcements! This was such a fun design to work on because Melissa wanted to do something really different then that standard photo birth cards. We chose to do hot pink shimmery 5x5 pockets with a lime green regalia/paisley pattern for the backing. Then we incorporated the same design onto the card. Then we inserted a photo card that had 3 pictures of little Mia! I love these pockets because they are great for holding insert photos. My favorite thing is the little foot seal on the front! too cute! Thanks Melissa and congratulations!