Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

He Said, She Said…

August 17, 2016

“We love simple things:  outdoor adventures, skateboarding, the city, finding new restaurants, people watching and Call of Duty Zombies (which actually strengthens our team work and communications skills)”

This is one project that is very personal as the groom to be is our son.  Jenny and Jacob met in College Station, TX  where Jenny was attending Texas A&M.  Upon first meeting, Jacob said he knew immediately that this beautiful girl would be his wife.  They are both amazing people with a strong love for their families and their community.  Since all of our families live outside of Dallas, this Save the Date was their introduction to their extended families of the person they intended to marry, so it was important to share a little insight into how they met and feel about one another.  The Save the Date was a tri-fold 5 1/2″ square card on Neenah White Pearl.

Their engagement photos were taken by Absolute Photography of Dallas www.absolutephoto.biz in some of their favorite locations:  Deep Ellum and the Dallas Arts District.  

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70 and Sensational

August 17, 2016

Recently, one of my clients in New York asked me to design an invitation for her mother-in-laws 70th Birthday Party.  During our consultation she expressed that she would like to have something with a floral border.  While designing the original invitation, my client found a picture on Pinterest of an invitation that she liked and asked if I could design something similar, so I went about hand drawing a similar border then uploading it into my design software to color.  Foiling is normally done on a printing press with plates made similar to letterpress and actually stamped under high heat and is extremely expensive, especially for a small run.  I had recently came across a DIY foiling technique that I thought that I would try for this project.  It turned out beautifully!  Time intensive, but beautiful!! It is always a pleasure to work with repeat clients to share in a small way the milestones, weddings, births, birthdays and events that are celebrated throughout their lives.  

I chose to print on stock and envelopes from my Envelopments line called PC 100 Kraft.  It was a perfect match. I will also share with you the original design that I created before this final design was chosen.  The “seventy” cake topper, which was a first for me, challenging, but thrilled with how it turned out.  

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The original design:

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We flying the first class
Up in the sky
Poppin’ champagne
Livin’ my life
In the fast lane
And I won’t change
For the glamorous, oh the flossy flossy…

One party that I was truly jelly of!  These girls enjoyed a truly glamorous weekend at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas;  dinners at Katsuya, spa at the Encore Hotel, luncheon at Giada, a beautiful champagne lingerie shower, dinner at STK and an evening of gambling, drinks and shenanigans!  WOW!!!

Hello Monday!! Much love and best wishes to the bride to be!

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Spread Your Wings

January 26, 2016

and prepare to fly, for you have become a butterfly – I have been fortunate enough to create the Birthday invitations for this special little girl since she was two years old.  I have watched her entertain at her Minnie Mouse Clubhouse, explore the wonders of the Perot Museum‘s dinosaur collection in her finest Princess gown, to floating with butterflies at the Texas Discovery Gardens Butterfly House.

It is always a delight and wonder to see the excitement and sense of adventure this little one’s mom creates for her to share with their family and friends.

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Invitation Photography:  Artistically Yours®  Location:  White Sparrow Barn   Photography: Ochoa Photography

A Lifetime of Adventure

November 10, 2015

When I was approached by The da Vinci School in Dallas, Texas to design the invitations to their 2016 Wonderland Gala, I was very honored by the trust placed in me.  The da Vinci School is a non-profit organization with a well rounded learning oriented program with emphasis on science that was founded in 1987.  The Gala is one of their largest fund raising events that is held every year to provide for various school improvements, equipment, learning materials and to increase the general fund.  The theme for the 2016 Gala is “da Vinci in Wonderland”.  

With a theme in hand, the design process began.  The final invitation is one of my most favorite designs to date.  I wish the school well and look forward to a continued relationship in the future.

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures…”  Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland  Wonderland Gala Logo copy - Copy

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Love Bugs Birthday Bash

August 1, 2015

It is always an honor when asked to design something special for a child’s birthday party and this one had me bugging out!!  Creepy crawlies everywhere for this brother and sister sharing their special days.  Who doesn’t remember taking their box or jar outside as  a kid and collecting butterflies, bees, caterpillars, ladybugs and the all time favorite lightning bugs.  Oh, to be little and carefree!!  Enjoy Cooper and Addy, Happy Birthday!!

Cooper and Addy Birthday Card Photo copy - Copy   Invitations and Design by Artistically Yours© www.aycustominvites.com Girl with butterfly in a jar photographed by  Margo Sokolovskaya© Children with Bugs and Bugs in a Jar styled and photographed by Frances Janisch© www.francesjanisch.wordpress.com Bug Cupcakes by Pink Cake Box www.pinkcakebox.com

I had so much fun creating the invitation for Black Crow Media Open House 2015. When I decided to integrate the old school boom box as part of the design, I pitched the idea of using a sound module as part of the invitation. The idea was to have all the DJ’s from each station at Black Crow do a shout out and create the illusion of tuning in the radio dial, what the production team at Black Crow produced was short of brilliant! Thank you Black Crow for hearing the pitch as I saw it in my head and for allowing me the freedom to create it.
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The Polished Princess

December 23, 2014

What do you do when your little princess has fallen in love with dinosaurs? Plan her a fabulous 3rd Birthday Party at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science of course. Challenging, yes, but when this special little clients mom requested that I create an invitation to combine her little girls love of Princesses and Dinosaurs, the result was a lovely collaboration of beauty and science.


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Southwest Classic

October 31, 2014

It is always a great honor when my clients give me complete design control over their invitations, from design concept to completion. Texas has waited 2 years to see these rival teams: Texas A&M vs. University of Arkansas take the field in the Southwest Classic played at Dallas Cowboy Stadium. The invitations are a boxed invitation in black, custom field markers with invitation on top. Inside this clients customers will find two faux “tickets” to join them in their luxury suite. The back of the ticket has both teams 2014 schedules and can be used as a book mark. They will also find two custom team sugar cookies in a field of green “grass”.

Photos and Designs property of Artistically Yours ®
Special Thanks to:
Scott Keller – Rock Island Signs, Fayetteville, GA
Amy – The Cookie Dummy, Dallas, TX www.thecookiedummy.com

This Child of Mine

October 31, 2014

How honored I was to be asked to design the invitation for these two little cousins christening; especially since I had designed Melina’s Baby Shower Invitations for little Athena just months prior. The request was for something classically traditional for a Greek Orthodox Christening. The invitation is printed in navy and maroon on natural cream double thick cardstock, the envelope in natural cream felt with a metallic navy liner. The result, an invitation respectful of such an important occasion.