30 June 2010

NEW DESIGN | STUDIO 450 (revised)

This invitation is somewhat new, but actually replaces an invitation design that I retired, Studio 450. Studio 450 was one of my favorites in the collection, but after designing it for an existing client, I realized that it had many limitations due to it's format and design, so I retired it. I still loved the design and wanted something similar that would work with any client's invitation wording, so I brought back Studio 450 in a whole new light. You might even say this design was born out of the Justified collection, one of my most requested. While Justified is bold and square, this design is a little more delicate in nature than the boldness of Justified. While I love the two-tone look of this particular invitation, this design can be easily designed in one color and still look stunning.

27 June 2010


Kate contacted me looking for a way to incorporate her engagement photo into her save the dates. After talking with her and realizing that most of her guest list is out out town, I recommended a pocketfold with an accommodations card and using her engagement photo as a tag to close the piece. Kate wanted very traditional and classic save the dates and invitations and mentioned that her parents have their own wedding invitations framed and displayed in their home. One of the philosopshy's behind Just Ink On Paper is creating invitations that will stand the test of time. A design that when looked back on in 30 years, will still hold up. So I was right on board with Kate's classic taste.

We decided to create a very soft feel for her save the dates, a metallic snow white pocketfold with a hint of pale pink. Just to add a touch of the unexpected, I designed her card with a very light Peony in the background to add a sense of whismy. Kate was an absolute pleasure to work with, in fact that hardest part was deciding which engagement photo to use, all were equally gorgeous. Invitations for her August wedding to come soon...

21 June 2010


It's great when design jobs literally fall into your lap. I contacted Lorez Reese from Simply Savvy Events after meeting very briefly at the Baltimore Magazine Bridal Show this past March. The email back said "this email could not have come at a more perfect time, I have a personal project I need invitations for ASAP!" Of course, I was more than happy to help out. The invitations were for her daughter's Sweet 16 Soiree, with a vintage Hollywood theme in crimson and black. Lorez gave me a few specifics of the event, but basically gave me carte blanche on the design.
I came up with a square tri-fold brochure, studded with crystals and tied with a black satin ribbon that ran behind all three panels of the invitations. The illustration was supplied by Lorez and really set the tone of the invitation, you can tell the birthday girl is quite the stylish one. I knew the crystal studs would take this invitation over the top. I can't wait to see the photos from the big night! I'm sure it was fantastic when the mother of the birthday girl is also the event planner!

This was the email I received from Lorez after showing the invitations to her daughter.
"First things first - my daughter LOVES her invitations!!! I mean the girl can not stop staring at them. KUDOS to you on a job well done."

13 June 2010


Occasionally, I have the pleasure of working with various wedding vendors for Bridal Shows in the area contributing stationery items...menus, table numbers, place cards and such. I have had the privilege of working with Deb Zavoyna of Flaire Event Planning on quite a few shows and tablescapes for her bridal shows. Below are just a few images from some past shows I have created pieces for her.


08 June 2010


Just Ink On Paper has only a few openings left for August and October 2010 weddings. If you are still in need for wedding stationery and reception items for those months, please shoot me an email and I will do my best to accommodate your wedding date.

06 June 2010


This latest invitation design incorporates all the elements of a beach theme wedding while still creating a romantic and elegant feel. I created this design based on a few consultations with brides who were planning a destination wedding but still wanted something classic with a pop of color. I can already visualize this design in a variety of colors, all looking equally fabulous. While this particular set was printed three colors, it can easily be customized with two.

01 June 2010


Megan and Kevin came to me after seeing ceremony programs I designed for my best friend's wedding in September of 2008, in which Kevin was a guest. My first conversation with Megan was over the phone setting up our consultation, the day before I picked up our 4 month old English Bulldog. Megan screamed "Shut up, that's what I want!" I knew we would get along great after that comment. Needless to say, she scheduled their appointment the following weekend just to see the pup.
Megan and Kevin choose Orchid Watermark from their collection for their save the dates, invitations, and reception items in a beautiful chocolate brown for their October wedding at The Cloisters. The design features an orchid branch ghosted back ever so slightly to produce almost a watermark effect behind each card.
I just received an email a few weeks ago that Megan and Kevin are now the proud owners of their own little pudgy Bulldog named Louie!