Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Swanky Paper :: Blue & Brown Baby Shower

Jamie is a fabulous customer! She contacted me several months ago and we worked on a baby shower invitation for her friend. She decided on the Bubbles invitation, with blue & brown.

Fast forward a few months and now she is the one having a baby!

Jamie contacted me with an idea for her shower invitations - she practically designed it herself! Going with the blue & brown theme this is what she came up with:

Congratulations Jamie!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Be my fan

Swanky Paper now has Facebook Fan Page!

Here are a few reasons why you want to be a Swanky Paper fan:

In April, I am starting a "Fan Of The Month" campaign. Each month one of the fans will get to select anything that Swanky Paper offers.

Become a fan and you can get 15% off everything ANYTIME.
Super Awesome

And, bragging rights because being a Swanky Paper fan is just plain cool!
Beyond Awesome.

p.s. Do you have a fan page? Let me know and I'll be your fan!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Swanky Paper :: 40th Birthday

I designed some classy invitations for a 40th Birthday dinner party.

I think this design in my new favorite. It is Simple & Classy! Too much busy-ness can be distracting. The only embellishment is up top in hot pink and the rest of the font is charcoal grey. Of course, I had to pair these invitations with hot pink #10 envelopes!!

I think I want to use this same design for my birthday ...

Happy Birthday Belinda! I hope it's FABULOUS!

Monday, March 22, 2010

DIY :: Dining Table

Coming Soon

A new-to-us dinner table. This table is a few decades old and has seen it's share of meals. I love the bench style seating and the long table top. The table top is great because it folds over to become compact, making more space in the dining room.

It has been sanded, stained, sanded again, and now we are going to give it a salvaged look.

I got the new Restoration Hardware catalog and got inspired with the new collection. Most of which is salvaged and weathered wood.

Can't wait to show you the finished table!

Friday, March 12, 2010

work in progress

I am in the process of re-vamping this blog.
Please be patient with me as I make a few changes.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

tasty treat

I still remember the first time I tried Nutella. It was 10 years ago on a trip to Paris. I had a Nutella and banana crepe. Yes, it was very good!

Why do I remember something so silly? Come on, It's Nutella! Oh! and I LOVE food.

On my trip to the local market this week I picked up jar and have been indulging in this hazelnut goodness everyday since.

Have you tried a Peanut Butter and Nutella sandwich? You should.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Swanky Paper :: Queen Anne's Lace

This invitation comes from my Queen Anne's Lace note card (available in both flat and folded).

I had not thought to use this particular design as an invitation, however when I was contacted and asked if it could be used in an invitation I was excited to do so.

This particular invitation was made for a baby shower of a woman having TWIN girls. The theme is going to be Black, White & Hot Pink! I turned a couple of those black petals to pink and these darling invites were ready to go!