Design, Graphics, Invitations, Portfolio, Typography

graphics // baby shower invite

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My best friend is having a baby. This will be her second child and it’s a boy.  I was honored that she asked me to design her baby invites.  For the look and feel, she wanted a California Vibe, palm trees, and a clean modern palette of greens and gold with pops of color.  I told about the brand A Beautiful Mess.  She took a looksie and said that’s exactly the look and feel that she wants.  For privacy, I did change the names and details.  The first one was the invite design she selected and the other ones were the options I wanted to share with you. Please comment and tell me which one you like best. Here is a glimpse…

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Beauty, Celebrity, Color, Design, Fashion, Graphics, Infographic, Invitations, Pantone, Photography, Portfolio, Typography

2016 // top posts

Hello. Happy New Year’s Eve! You know I love my eves! 2016 was a really good year for me. I made transitions with my career and couldn’t be happier.  My business is doing very well and I love, love, love all the projects that I worked on this year.  I’m looking forward to what 2017 will bring.  Celebrate the last moments of the 2016! Thanks for allowing me to share my blog with you.  Here is a glimpse of the most popular Sparkle is the new Black posts for 2016…

Top post for 2016

 1. GK Krew //photoshoot

2. dom + elle Look Book

3. Save the Date Infographic

4. High Fashion Save The Date

5. graphics // Wedding invites

6. Pantone Fashion Forecast 2017

7. makeup monday // refined romance

8. Backstage at Rodarte

9. California Love

10. makeup monday // golden globes

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Fashion, Graphics, Invitations, Typography, Wedding

graphics // fashion STD

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I have been busy with wedding graphics lately. I have another Save the Date for you, but this one combines my two favorites – Fashion + Graphics. {Kaven} found me through my freelance work and had a vision to create a Save the Date invitation with a high fashion edge.  Him and his fiance took several photography looks with a high fashion vibe and the idea was to use these images as a series for their wedding suite. Loved working on this project. They really made my job easy with their amazing photo. Here is a glimpse of the first round of options + the monogram options…

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the end result…

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Graphics, Infographic, Invitations, Portfolio, Typography, Wedding

graphics // infographic

Save the Date Infographic

Hello.  I’ve been working on some amazing projects and have been incredibly busy the last few months. I wanted to take time to share one of the projects I have been working on. I partnered with a couple {Lisa + Jonathan}. They came to me with an idea to create a unique Save the Date. The idea was to create an infographic and make it unique and very special to them.  Everything element of the design was collaborated together – fonts, stats, diagrams – all of it. I loved working on this project. It’s very unique and I wanted to share with you. Here is a glimpse…

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Graphics, Invitations, Party, Photography, Seattle

PNW Baby Shower

PACIFIC NW BABY INVITE

Last Saturday there was a little baby shower celebration for our dear friend {Sabrina}.  {Sabrina} is having a little boy in May. A few girls decided to throw her a very small baby shower with a Pacific Northwest (PNW) theme. The location was perfect – Lot 3 in Bellevue. Think hipster plaid, mason jars, comfort food, eclectic flowers, twine, mustaches, and coffee beans.  Here is a glimpse of the baby festivities…

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

Some photos provided by {Chelsea} Thank you.

{see more photos here}

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Glitz & Glam bridal shower tea party

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On Saturday we had a triple bridal shower called the Glitz & Glam Tea Party for three lovely ladies {Jennifer} + {Rachel} + {Sara}. It was a party to celebrate love with a little sparkle sprinkled in. We are so happy for all three ladies. We wish them nothing but the best. Here is a glimpse of the Glitz & Glam Tea Party…

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and the glitz & glam photo booth…

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Graphics, Invitations, Photography, Portfolio, Seattle

Sara + David // photo shoot

SARA + DAVID

A few weekends ago, I had a photo shoot for my friends Sara + David.  They are getting married in 2014!

Sara: born in Maine | obsessed with Pinterest | architect

David:  born in Washington | loves the Seahawks | firefighter

We wanted to photograph on a perfect Seattle autumn day for their Save the Dates and we did. The original photo shoot date was a major fail – we were dealing with one of the worst Seattle storms ever.  Here is a glimpse of my favorite moments from the day and the Save the Date options…

Sara + David // photo shoot

Sara + David // photo shoot

Sara + David // photo shoot

Sara + David // photo shoot

Sara + David // photo shoot

Sara + David // photo shoot

and the Save the Dates inspired by vintage postcards…

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The Geisha Bride

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Who doesn’t like planning parties? I love love love to plan parties.

A friend/coworker recently got engaged. We are so thrilled for her. She is getting married in Japan and having a very traditional Japanese wedding ceremony. A few of us decided that we need to throw her a surprise bridal shower.

The theme of this shower – Geisha! Everything Geisha. Party planning will be commencing soon because we only have a month to plan this fabulous Geisha party. As a freelance graphic designer, I love to do print design and that includes invitations.

I found this photograph that was taken from a fashion show. It’s so perfect for the invite with the blend of East meets West. This Geisha looks fierce and inspires the look and feel for the invitation. The final touch was adding was ombre effect.

Details of the party were removed to keep this a surprise for the bride-to-be.More photos of the Geisha party to come in February.

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