Friday, October 15, 2010

2011 Color of the Year is…

It has been officially released! Pantone announced that HONEYSUCKLE is the 2011 COLOR OF THE YEAR!

I am so excited that Pantone has picked a hue of pink for 2011. Out with the teals, turquoises, and ocean blues and in with the corals and salmon pinks! This color is sure to change the wedding world for 2011. It is exciting, uplifting, and full of spirit. How will brides pair it in 2011? With creams and taupes, or shades of yellows, GRAY would be really pretty, or even complement it with a softer shade aqua. The possibilities are endless.

Designing Memories with Style! Tracy

Monday, September 20, 2010

What happens in Vegas, will go down in history….Yvonne Nichols Bachelorette Party Weekend Invitations

A lot of things have been happening in my best friend’s lives these days, Tajuana is having her first baby and Yvonne (the best friend from corporate America) is ENGAGED! Yvonne is the best friend that loves the idea of me having a business…"cutting, gluing, and pasting" as she calls it, however she is the one that is anti-creativity so it is like pulling teeth when it’s time to recruit “free friendship labor” to attack a HUGE ORDER! I don’t know if she realizes that “gluing and pasting” are the same thing, but we love her and her passionate comments…LOL.

So it is time for the MAID OF HONOR…that would YOUR’S TRULY…of course…to create a jazzy and chic Save the Date for Yvonne’s Bachelorette Party Weekend in VEGAS! She wanted to be budget conscience of her bridal party and her closest friends, therefore we decided to send out an official Save the Date an year in advance for the unforgettable weekend. Something that would scream…GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN!!!!!!!!!.......

A tri-fold black and white printed card with a double layered invitation, displaying a martini glass and playing cards. To create a personalized effect, each invitation displays the name of invitee on their invitation. Several pops of BLING enhance the invitation to give it that VEGAS, girly feel. On the left side of the invitation, a tentative schedule of the weekend’s events. If the invitations are this fun, can you just imagine……Oh what fun we will have.
Please stay tuned for the Nichols and Graham Wedding Stationery Set, to include: Invitations and much…much….more!

Creating Memories with Style, Tracy

Friday, September 10, 2010

Labor of Love Couple #2: LaTisha and Adrian

LaTisha Brunson and Adrian Smith

September 5, 2010

Little Rock, Arkansas

LaTisha Brunson and Adrian Smith approached me in March to create an invitation that would set the stage for their peacock themed wedding. Their dream wedding would reveal the colors of teal, purple, silver, green, while enhanced with peacock feathers.

At our first consultation, the couple presented me with two words SIMPLE and DIFFERENT. As we all know peacock feathers are a new wedding “FAD”, and Adrian insisted that the invitations did not replicate any of the “Peacock Invitations” that were on the internet and that real peacock feathers were incorporated in the invitations. Wanting to present the couple with an invitation that they would love and enjoy, I just had to wait on the new line of cardstock colors to be presented by Envelopments in the late spring. After much anticipation, I created……

A two layered teal and silver metallic invitation, with a gorgeous peacock feather tucked into a knotted green ribbon that surrounds the invitation. Travel directions and response information was also printed on the Dragonfly cardstock and information for the guest to RSVP on the couple’s website was printed on a metallic silver insert card. Each website RSVP card was personalized with the invitee’s name and RSVP login code.

**Just a side note*** The teal cardstock used is not your ordinary metallic paper. It was and of course is the famous Dragonfly by Envelopments. A shiny, metallic cardstock that has a fabulous silky appeal that enhances the dark teal color. This paper makes anyone in the stationery business….want to cry tears of joy! Finally a teal cardstock that is sophisticated, pretty and true to color! Okay, okay enough about the paper! Back to the invitation…..

Now one more “POP” of color to bring the whole look together…..dark purple envelopes! The envelopes precisely matched the font color of the bride and groom’s names on the invitation. This invitation reflects a wonderful couple who embraced a fantastic color pallet that reflects their BOLD love and passion for each other. Congratulations Adrian and LaTisha!

Until next week...... Designing Memories with Style, Tracy

Monday, August 23, 2010

Labor of Love: A Labor Day Weekend full of Weddings!

I recently had the honor of designing two beautiful wedding invitations for two brides who will be marrying the loves of their lives on Labor Day Weekend. Today and next week, I will introduce you to the brides and their fianc├ęs.

Labor of Love Couple #1:

Onika Jones and Richard Williams

September 4, 2010

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Onika Jones approached me in late 2009, wanting FM2Y Creations to create her entire line of wedding stationery. Our first item on the list was…SAVE THE DATES. Wanting something classy and affective to go out at the first of the year (due to the wedding being on a holiday weekend), Onika and Richard decided on a chic, yet simple magnet Save the Date that highlighted their purple and brown color scheme. The Save the Dates were attached to a insert card that displayed the accommodation and website information for guest.

After researching several invitation formats and styles, Onika approached me with a list of items she would like revealed in her custom invitations….ribbon, vellum, a monogram, and some kind of layering effect, while creating a unforgettable ambiance of the couples theme “Real Dreams Come True.” After a few hours of brainstorming, Onika and I stumbled across the 2009 Christmas card that I created for all of my past customers. As soon as we had one glimpse of it, we knew that with a little tweaking here and a little redesign there…we had a MASTERPEICE!

A two layered metallic invitation, with an attached metallic vellum overlay that would display a beautiful “W” monogram, enclosed and perfected with a chocolate bowed ribbon. All items from Onika’s list were covered! The invitations would be complimented with lilac accommodation, direction, and information cards. Onika wanted to ensure that she would be able to read the names of the individuals who RSVPed, so I created personalized RSVP postcards with each invitee’s name. Each invitation was securely mailed in a metallic lilac envelope that was further enhanced with a metallic chocolate envelope liner.

Until next week...... Designing Memories with Style, Tracy

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