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Monday, September 15, 2014

{Invitation} Festive Kite Birthday Invitation

I hope this Monday is finding you all doing well!

With one official week of summer left to go (the first day of fall is next Tuesday, September 23rd…it's not like we're counting or anything ;), we are savoring the last moments of the season. We know we will be trading the sun, sand, and outdoor gatherings for scarves and sweaters before we know it…although here in southern California, we are having a major heatwave…so it's hard to even imagine wearing a sweater right now!

Two weekends ago we celebrated Jillian's husband's birthday at a beautiful park in Malibu.

Here was the festive invitation she created for him:

Jillian printed the invitation on a shimmer card stock, then cut it in a diamond-shape to look like a kite. She punched a hole in the bottom, then used a variety of twine and ribbon to create the tail.

An airy, festive, fun birthday invitation, perfect for the beach or park, is the result!

It was a wonderful celebration, full of good food, good friends, and fun. 
So here's your reminder to soak up the rest of the season this week, and give a toast to summer!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, September 5, 2014

{Frosting Friday} Sesame Street-Themed Dessert Table Signage

Hi there!

Today we're showcasing some adorable dessert table signage we did for a client throwing a Sesame Street-themed birthday party. How fun! The desserts from the party were provided by Sweet E's Bake Shop, so  you can imagine how cute they were. 

These were more than just your average tented card…to really give them the Sesame Street vibe, we made tiny signs saying "Happy Birthday Jax!" to pop out of the card. We love the effect!

While we didn't get any photos of the actual party, we found a super cute Sesame Street dessert table on Pinterest that would've been a beautiful setting for our signage!

{Photo by Catch My Party, via Pinterest}

Hopefully this will provide some inspiration for your next themed party (if you have a little one, that is ;)

We hope you have a sweet weekend!
Happy Friday!

Friday, August 29, 2014

{Frosting Friday} Shake It Up

It's the last Friday of summer!
How are you spending it?

Whatever your plans are this weekend, hopefully you get some time to soak in some rays, eat some yummy food, and hang out with people you love!

Speaking of yummy food and treats, many of you are familiar with our collaboration with the amazing Toast Bakery Cafe. We've had the privilege of creating menus, signage, and custom tags for them, so when they asked us to help put together these special treat packages, of course we were on board!

These cute little packages consist of two small containers that resemble salt and pepper shakers. Instead of salt and pepper, though, they're filled with black and white jelly beans! (Black licorice and coconut flavors, in case you were wondering ;) 

The tags we created say "Shake it up at Toast!"

These packages were given to some of the local hotels, but are also sold in the restaurant.

What a sweet way to deliver a little treat!
If you haven't yet, be sure to stop by Toast for some amazing food and desserts!
You'll be so happy you did!

And make sure to enjoy this last weekend of summer!
We'll be back next week with a taste of fall on the blog :)

Happy Friday!

Monday, August 25, 2014

{Calligraphy Monday} Calligraphy Mixed with Art

It's the last Monday of August lovelies!

Can you believe it? Next Monday we will officially be in the fall season! I am so excited :) You know we love us some fall around here! But we do want to savor this last bit of summer, so we plan to do that this week!

First up, we're sharing a special wedding card we created for a client.
Our client was actually attending a wedding, and wanted to give a card along with their gift that would be a keepsake for the couple to treasure. 
One of the client's family members actually painted this beautiful scene.
She painted it on card stock so that it could be matted on a 5x7 card.

In step 2 Hearts B 1 Designs :)
We created a folded card and adhered the painting to the front; then Jillian wrote the sentiment in calligraphy on the inside.
She finished it by writing the couple's name on the envelope in coordinating green ink.

A perfectly thoughtful and sweet card for a summer wedding, don't you think?

This is just one example of how we can help put the small, finishing touches on your projects to give them that extra pop!
We love this idea and feel so honored to have helped with these special details!

Make sure to enjoy this last summer Monday and we'll see you again on the blog this week!
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Friday, August 22, 2014

{Frosting Friday} Cheers to Mom!

Since it is our tradition to celebrate all things sweet here on the blog on Fridays, I thought this Friday would be a perfect opportunity to give a shout out to one of the sweetest people in my life--my mom!

About a month ago, we had the chance to spend a few days together while we attended the Scrapbooking Expo in San Diego. There's nothing better than spending some girl time with your mom, doing something you love, and then indulging on some yummy food after the day's over! Here are a few photos from our fun together:

At the expo, we enjoyed all the different workshops and checking out new products. Mom is holding up an adorable album and line of papers by Simple Stories.

Love her!

After a day of walking, shopping, and creating, we were ready to eat! 
Truluck's in San Diego was the perfect place to end our day!

Here's a look at what we ordered (it's making me hungry just thinking about it)…

The wedge salad

 King crab claws :)

Crab macaroni and cheese…oh yeah

 Chilean sea bass with parmesan potatoes…can you say heaven?
The food was phenomenal and the service was just as excellent! Our server, Jaime, was a doll and treated my mom like a queen! She really made our experience there special.
I would highly recommend trying Truluck's if you're in the area; you'll be glad you did!

So here's to my best friend and the best mom a girl could ask for!
And here's to a fabulous weekend for you!

Thank you dear readers for stopping by!


Monday, August 18, 2014

{Calligraphy Monday} Baby Baptism Invitation

Hello friends!

Today we're sharing a simple yet elegant baby baptism invitation that we did for a dear client--in fact, Brittany & Javier were one of our wedding couples, and you can see their gorgeous wedding details here

Fast forward a few years, and now this amazing couple has a sweet baby girl!
Brittany and Javier's sweet daughter Amaya was getting baptized, and we couldn't think of a more beautiful way to honor the occasion than with a handwritten invitation done in calligraphy. 

Thank you Javier & Brittany for letting us be a part of your daughter's special day! :)

For more baby girl baptism ideas, visit our Pinterest board here:

Have a wonderful Monday!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

{Invitations} Elegant Pink & Gray Baby Shower Invitation

There is something so sweet about doing baby shower invitations--we just can't get enough of them :)
It's so fun infusing the invitation with the momma's style while making it showcase the little one at the same time.

It's a little hard to tell from the coloration in this photo, but we used a silver shimmer envelope and card stock as the base for this invitation.

A white card stock was printed with grays and pinks, and embellished with a pretty ribbon sash and sparkle detail on the flourishes. The envelope was lined with a coordinating pink polka dot paper to spread the news, "We're tickled pink!" :)

We love the elegant feel of this invite, and the design could easily be modified for a variety of occasions (including a baby shower for a boy, simply by changing the pinks out for blues or greens).

For more "tickled pink" inspiration, check out our inspiration boards on Pinterest and the invitations we created from them :

Have a wonderful Wednesday! :)

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