Get out the confetti cannons!


Each card is like a present because it comes in a glassine envelope filled with confettii…hello party card!


Now this isn’t just any ol’, run-of-the-mill confettii.  It’s hand-painted confettii.  And yes, I’m crazy.


Well, not that crazy, just picky.  The colors on the business card were so carefully picked (from this inspiration board) and I wanted the confetti to match perfectly, so naturally I decided to paint it and punch it myself.  There’s a good chance if you were on the phone with me over the last 4 months, I was probably punching confetti while we were chatting!


The actual card is printed on the most beautiful textured, heavy-weight stock.  I owe the beautiful design to the ever talented Cameron Johnson of Softground Studio.  She carefully researched my blog for inspiration and when I asked for something colorful, yet simple, modern and playful, artsy yet elegant, she nailed it!  I am absolutely in love with the fonts she found, ooooie!  Bless her heart, she put up with my nit-picky requests, Can we move that dot a millimeter to the left, can the leading be spaced just a hair more, can the blue be bluer? Cameron’s patience and attention to detail is above and beyond and I couldn’t be happier with the end result!


Studio Tour


I should first mention that I have a chair problem.  I LOVE chairs! Would you believe that there are 12 chairs in the studio?  These lime green beauties were a consignment store score; with a fresh coat of paint and an oil cloth re-upholster, they are a fabulous statement in my meeting area!


I am also stoked on my pink (!) mini fridge.  The dinosaur magnets hold up a few of my favorite Save-the-Dates.


More chairs….and my beautiful view of the quaint yard, framed by the acequia and an orchard.  Whenever I have been staring at the computer for too long, I can pop outside to be surrounded by nature and get some perspective.  Deer and little kittens have been known to stop by too.




Here’s the craft corner where all sorts of projects go down.  And do note…this picture documents the first and last time it was only being used for one project.  Right now it is COVERED with a few of my favorite things… glitter, confetti and hot glue…creative chaos!




Look, another chair!


More on my cowboy obsession later…but I like to keep family photos by my desk while I work.  These are of my über-stylish grandparents.


Here are a few more vintage scores that I use for weddings.  The candy dishes are actually antique glass bowls that I epoxied to brass candlesticks!  I always say, if it’s not bolted to the floor of the studio, we can use it for your wedding!


Photos courtesy of the lovely Ginger Russell



























Believe it or not it was pouring rain ALL day.  We lucked out and by the time guests arrived, the clouds parted and gave us the most beautiful poolside ceremony.  The cactus was Reid’s idea and our florist, Andrea Soorikian made his vision come to life…out of succulents!  Dinner took place among the glow of hundreds of candles; it was breathtaking! Reid’s mother commissioned me to paint portraits of Reid and Erin in my funky “gouache on Kraft paper” style.  All of the tables were named after old Westerns.  Reid’s father has been collecting vintage movie posters and we were able to raid his extensive collection. One of my favorite details was the cake topper that Erin found on eBay- vintage salt and pepper shakers!

Photography~ Twin Lens / Save the Dates, Invitations, Programs, Place cards and Menus,~ Urbanic Paper Boutique / Make-up~ Monica Stark / Hair~ Debi Bragg / Bride’s Dress~ Melissa Sweet / Ceremony Location~ Private Home / Ceremony Rentals ~ Classic Party Rentals / Ceremony/Cocktail Catering~ Marja Custom Catering / Floral Design~ Andrea Soorikian Design / Reception Location~ Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, NM/ Lighting Design~ Quick Beam / Cake topper~ Vintage, Ebay / Carrot Cake~ Vinaigrette