Monday, March 23, 2009

Kinsley's Baby Shower!

There must be something in the water, because it is the "Year of the Boys!" Every person I know that is currently pregnant or has had a baby in 2009, (including me) has had a boy! To be honest, I am getting a little tired of light blue :), but I was very happy to create an invitation for a good friend of mine who is due in 6 weeks! Her nursery theme is polka dots and stripes in baby blue and chocolate brown. I created a pattern of dots and stripes for the background. The invitation was mounted on chocolate stock and mailed in a pretty, blue shimmer envelope.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tarena & Gary - Inkwell

Tarena & Gary came to us for save the dates. They are getting married at the Roostertail in Detroit and wanted an announcement that set the tone for their wedding. She had visited our website and really liked the Sunburst invitation from our Inkwell collection. Not only did she get a color-customized announcement, but a coordinating envelope, with her guest list printed on it. From the time she approved her proofs, we were able to have her announcements printed and in her hands in less than 72 hours! This line is perfect for the bride in a time crunch!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Couples Shower for Lucy

Lucy came to us with the silhouette graphic that she wanted to incorporate into an invitation for a couples bridal shower. To give it some added detail we backed the card with green and white zebra print and then cut out the umbrella so that the fabric would show through.

Amy's Baby Shower

We were very excited for the opportunity to create a baby shower invitation for a good friend of Megan's who is due next week! Megan chose the orange paisley patterned paper and worked the design around that. It is a nice change of color from the traditional pinks, blues, greens and yellows that you usually see with a baby shower. For added detail, she did a complimenting paisley envelope liner and the gold embossed baby foot at the top of the invitation.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Yellow Submarine Announcement

This is my son Campbell's birth announcement. Inspired obviously by the Beatles' song and cartoon show, The Yellow Submarine. When I was young, my mother used to sing this song to me and I thought it would be a great concept for my son's birth announcement. I did custom, wrap-around mailing labels, which I cut out by hand. All 120 of them!! Along with custom envelope liners. My husband even had a part in the design of these! He drew the images of himself, me and our dog, Reggie, which you will see in the portholes of the submarine.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Makayla Turns 2!

Megan created this invitation for her daughter's 2nd birthday party. Makayla picked out the orange sparkly paper and Megan found this cool white cut out paper, which she put over the orange background and added the flower embellishments. Perfect for the cutest little girl I know!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Brides Michigan Feature

Another exciting opportunity here at PQ is our feature in Brides Michigan this month! We were thrilled when the people at Brides contacted us to see if we would like to submit some of our favorite projects for a feature article. They chose Adam and Lisa's Lovebird invitation.