Sunday, May 22, 2011

NEW YORK CITY: HERE I COME--National Stationery Show

"PAPER POWER"






The National Stationery Show is my yearly creative refresher. It is a place where only people LOVE who paper can truly relate. It is a stationer’s own society. Rows and rows of vendors, just to cater to my stationery needs: printers, ribbon, adhesive, and PAPER!


This is the first year/time I have visited NYC by myself. I have friends in NYC, so I wasn’t too worried. It was very refreshing, just me and my thoughts.


I booked a hotel that was located in New Jersey only .50 of a mile away from the convention center. Once I got to NYC, I realized that I would have to CATCH THE FERRY to get to back and forth, but once I got the hang of it on day #1 it was great.

Brunch at Hell’s Kitchen with a group of ladies and gentleman (yes, one man) in the stationery business was the highlight of my trip. It is one thing to be a part of a group of people who understand and go through the same challenges that you do, but I could not have prayed for a better group of people to call a support network.
For the next two days, I browsed the 900 exhibitors at the National Stationery Show and visited with my NYC friends !!!!!

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas. Stay tuned to From Me 2 You Creations for links to new and exciting creations.



Creating Memories with Style, Tracy

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The You of A: Nicholas Glover Graduation from the University of Arkansas


“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


(photo by Beth Marsh Photography)

My little brother, Nicholas Glover, graduated this past weekend from the University of Arkansas. I would like to say, he and I have started a family tradition attending the U of A. What a wonderful school, a wonderful experience, with wonderful memories, and wonderful friends with which to enter the world of life. As we prepared for Nick’s graduation, there was no question that I would design his graduation invitations and thank you cards. I arranged for his senior pictures to be taken on campus by Beth Marsh Photography. I wanted the invitation to represent Nick, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the U of A, but I didn’t want the invitation to scream red and white, which are the colors of both.


The final creation is a 4x5 Metallic Burnt Sugar metallic Z-card, with a tri-layered invitation, matted picture, and front double layered tab.


After graduation, we celebrated Nick’s achievements with family and friends at Powerhouse Grill.

Creating Memories with Style, Tracy

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oh, The Places You Will Go! GRADUATION INVITATIONS

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Over the last month, I have been honored to create several graduation invitations for a few clients:

Clarrisa Purifoy, Masters in Business Administration at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Clarrisa contacted FM2Y for an invitation that would scream, I DID IT! Not wanting to go the traditional route of using the schools colors, Clarrisa chose a beautiful and bright arrangement for her announcement.



Jaylan Mason, Harbor High School, Springdale, Arkansas

Jaylan’s mom, Kelly, contacted me after seeing the “plain, boring, and expected” invitations provided by the school. Kelly gave me full creative rights to the invitation project. Knowing Jaylan personally, I knew that she had some great track and field achievements during her years at Harbor High School. The 5x7 tri-layered invitations reflect Harbor High’s school colors and mascot paw and the 2011 font has a letterman, athletic feel.


Creating Memories with Style, Tracy

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Team blue or team pink? Tricia and John Currier’s Cupcake and Cocktails Party

I was recently contacted by a 2010 FM2Y couple, John and Tricia Currier, to create a unique cupcake and cocktails invitation for their baby’s gender reveal party. After consulting with Tricia, I wanted to create something that was not expected by her guests. The final creation is a 4x9 double, metallic with a full bleed digital printed layered invitation. The invitation displayed unisex colors that would match the preselected paper goods and decorations. To add an extra little flare, each invitation was embellished with lime green Swarovski crystals on the cocktail. The orange metallic backing and bright metallic green mailing envelopes created a bold, festive vibe for the invited guests.



By the way.....it's a BOY! Congrats John and Tricia!

Designing Memories with Style, Tracy
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