Tuesday, June 30, 2009

MS Weddings

I was excited to see some work I had done for Martha Stewart Weddings in the summer issue, page 56. It is actually a downloadable template for a fan- the verse is on the back. It is always such a pleasure working with the ladies on the MS Weddings staff....they are always so sweet and gracious! I think this is by far the most gorgeous wedding publication out there...I used to subscribe to it in high school just for all the amazing ideas and inspiration. I'll be posting some other fun tidbits from this issue soon!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Have you ever heard about letterboxing? I hadn't until I read this post on the blog wide open spaces. It sounds like such a fun diversion on a roadtrip, etc. Here's a little description of it, taken from letterboxing.org:
    "Letterboxing is an intriguing mix of treasure hunting, art, navigation, and exploring interesting, scenic, and sometimes remote places. It takes the ancient custom of placing a rock on a cairn upon reaching the summit of a mountain to an artform. It started when a gentleman simply left his calling card in a bottle by a remote pool on the moors of Dartmoor, in England.

    Here's the basic idea: Someone hides a waterproof box somewhere (in a beautiful, interesting, or remote location) containing at least a logbook and a carved rubber stamp, and perhaps other goodies. The hider then usually writes directions to the box (called "clues" or "the map"), which can be straightforward, cryptic, or any degree in between. Often the clues involve map coordinates or compass bearings from landmarks, but they don't have to. Selecting a location and writing the clues is one aspect of the art.

    Once the clues are written, hunters in possession of the clues attempt to find the box. In addition to the clue and any maps or tools needed to solve it, the hunter should carry at least a pencil, his personal rubber stamp, an inkpad, and his personal logbook. When the hunter successfully deciphers the clue and finds the box, he stamps the logbook in the box with his personal stamp, and stamps his personal logbook with the box's stamp. The box's logbook keeps a record of all its visitors, and the hunters keep a record of all the boxes they have found, in their personal logbooks."

Photo uploaded from here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Congrats Bree and Dave!

I recently did these "seating cards" on the back of hundreds of vintage postcards for the lovely wedding of Bree and Dave. It was so fun to look through all of the gorgeous postcards while I penned each name. This looked like it was an amazing event, judging from these lovely photos. Take a peek!




This cake bar is glorious! I love the idea of doing this instead of a traditional wedding cake.
All photography by Next Exit Photography.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Nick and I had the pleasure of going down to San Carlos a couple of weekends ago with our six good friends. We left on the last day of Nick's job; the small private school that he helped start over five years ago is sadly having to close its doors. We are both really devastated by this development. A weekend in San Carlos was a welcome distraction from this new reality. We snorkeled, kayaked, swam, lazed about on the beach, played cards, drank fruity drinks, and had an all around amazing time with our friends. We truly came home refreshed and ready to face the world. (And I had to face an unbearably sunburned back! Yikes!)
Anyway, while on the beach, I read Molly Wizenberg's A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, which just was published this March. Her prose is brilliant, as anyone who has perused her blog knows, and each and every one of her recipes sounds absolutely delicious and inspired. It was the perfect escape- both the book and the weekend itself.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Paper Cranes

Just wanted to post these pictures of some place cards I did recently- thay had a cut out of a paper crane that popped up....I thought they were really interesting. Different from most other place cards I've seen. I worked with the lovely girls at Louella Press on these wedding materials. Photos taken by Marie Labbancz , from the Louella Court blog.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

M and P

I recently scribed the envelopes for invitations being sent out by Madeline and Pedro, and wanted to post a few pictures here. I think their suite turned out lovely; the invitation calligraphy was done by Bernard Maisner, which didn't hurt in the glamour department. I think that not having exactly matching scripts ended up looking really fresh. I loved it.
Every detail was crisp and exquisite, down to the white, beveled edges of the pieces.
And last but not least, here is Sebastian, trying his hardest to sabotage my little photo shoot. At least he looks great with the colors of the suite.