Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Ronnie Brewer Foundation: the Save the Date

When Mrs. Carolyn Brewer contacted me on behalf of The Ronnie Brewer Foundation, elegance and charity is the combination she had in mind.

The July charity event at the Fayetteville Town Center will start the first building block for the Foundation's first project, donating a state-of-the-art gymnasium and life center to the Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club. The Foundation will also be honoring vital staff members from the Fayetteville Youth Center, which is now closed.

The event's color scheme boldly represents Ronnie’s Chicago Bulls team colors and Mrs. Brewer happily picked out a stunning black and white Regalia pattern linen cardstock to create the pedestal for the event’s stationery suite. The metallic linen Save the Date is double matted on metallic black Vinyl and pattern card stock. The Jupiter belly band can be removed by each invited guest, revealing additional information for the event; all enclosed in a metallic Jupiter mailing envelope.

This is an event you don’t want to miss.

Contact The Ronnie Brewer Foundation today for ticket information.

Designing Memories with Style, Tracy

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Postal Increase 04.17.11

Just an FYI for all of you 2011 Brides!

  • First Class Letters will remain at $0.44 for the first ounce and one-ounce First Class Flats will remain at $0.88; each additional ounce (or half ounce for 3.5 ounce letters) will cost an extra $0.20 (previously $0.17).

  • Postcard rates will be $0.29 (previously $.28). (for RSVP postcards)

  • For other postal increases please visit

If you decide not to use custom stamps, make sure you ask for these pretty alternates from at local post office!

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Designing Memories with Style, Tracy

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Kristen Wilkins and Kerry Harris

This past weekend, I had the honor of attending Kristen Wilkins and Kerry Harris’ wedding at Colonial Court Celebrations in Bentonville, Arkansas. I have known Kristen for at least 8 years now, and as we have grown into “women” together (as friends and sorority sisters), I was honored when she asked me to create her wedding stationery.

When brainstorming on Kristen and Kerry’s color pallet, we discussed the importance of representing both of them and their journey together. Kristen is a fun, energetic spirit and knew from the beginning that she wanted green to represent her side of this love story. Kerry is the perfect calm, laid back match to even out the relationship; therefore, I thought a nice, masculine navy would be great fit.

The custom, pocketfold invitation prepared the guest for the beautiful, outside ceremony. The opal pocketfold invitation housed a tri-layered navy and serpentine monogrammed invitation. Kristen wanted the pattern to be one of the main focuses of the invitation; therefore, I repeated the pattern on the Direction card and the RSVP postcard. Each piece of stationery displayed an enriched navy, elegant fonts handpicked by the bride from our extensive font selection.

Creating Memories with Style, Tracy

Friday, April 8, 2011

Stars, Stars, more Stars, and some sports...for our little ALL-STAR

My best friend from high school, Tajuana (I have five BFFs total), had her FIRST BABY in October! And it’s a BOY! I know I am late blogging this, but better late than never. I called Tajuana and asked her, “So chick, what is your theme and colors.“ She goes off on this tangent of All-Star sports but not really sports, but more stars and some sports, as in the Dallas Cowboys, but not really Dallas Cowboys. So, I’m thinking…..Ummmm Okay! After a twenty minute discussion on her theme, she advised me that her husband had recently painted the nursery. I'm thinking, now we are getting somewhere! Baby Trent’s room has been painted khaki, navy, and light blue.

So without her knowing what I was really up to, I started thinking of some creative ways to bring together stars and sports, but not really sports, but not really stars, and some Dallas Cowboys, but not really! LOL! As I created the invitation design over several weeks, leaving it and coming back to it, leaving it and coming back to it, I decided to leave the sports out and concentrate on the stars in different shades and sizes. Over the last ten years, I have grown to love Tajuana and if I don’t know anything else I know that she wanted to keep things SIMPLE but CUTE.

After a few samples, I decided on this one!

A single layered Quartz metallic cardstock with STARS!...adoring the colors of khaki, navy, and powder blue. The invitation was mailed in metallic khaki envelopes that included two navy stars surrounding the return address. Something extremely simple and cute for my best friend’s little All-Star…with SOME stars and SOME sports !

Designing Memories with Style, Tracy

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