Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Blog Has Moved!

Hi all! I'm excited to announce that my blog has moved to my main domain, www.designtlf.com/blog.

Thank you for reading and I hope you continue to at my new location!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

don't have a date yet? that's ok!

Make engagement announcements by simply saying "invitation to follow..."

There is a lot of planning that goes into weddings and sometimes it's just hard to get your date narrowed down. That's what made Erma think that she just wanted to share their good news that they were ENGAGED and that an invitation would follow. Even though this doesn't give your guest a date to mark on the calendar they know to be expecting an invitation in the mail.

However you'd like to spread the word...we can make it fit you! Stay tuned for some more of my upcoming projects...colorful wedding invites, zebra print wedding thank you's and the cutest little guy's baptism invites!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

red+black+white = classy!

These damask patterned wedding programs proved yet again that your print projects can be done easy. They were simply printed on a glossy paper and folded in half...no need for extra work when the wedding is a week away! Congrats to Trudy & Nathan on there big day this coming Saturday!

Stay tuned for some more save the date magnets -- we went with the "large" magnet and included a picture of the couple for something a little different...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Got big news...spread the word!

And how much more convenient can it get than Save the Date magnets that your guest can stick right on their fridge for the upcoming months to remind them of your big day?! This is also a great way to show off your engagement picture(s), how you got engaged or even your wedding theme...your options are endless!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Elegant yet simple...done easy!

And again, I've let my blogging go to the way side. Good news is, I have some projects to share to (hopefully) keep me up on my blogging...

On April 9th, Bryan and I were invited to a beautiful daffodil wedding for the King's. Being the busy bride that Sara was, I wanted to help her keep life less stressful. So, when it came to thier programs, I thought, lets print them on the same pearl paper that we printed the invites on with the coordinating design. Between that and making them a oblong shape, it put them in a league of their own. And the best news, as soon as they were printed/cut they were done! No need to worry about making time to collate, fold, add any embellishments, etc. The perfect example of elegant yet simple...done easy!

Next up on my project list is some wedding thank you's for Sara and Jeremy! Also, stay tuned for some save the date magnets I did for Matt and Sunny!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Fever

Litterally! I've been sick as a dog the last few days...sneezing, coughing, achey! All this just as I thought the other day that I've done really good all winter not getting sick! Boy, did I jinx myself! I spent a good part of Sunday relaxing and slept in until 10:30 today! Much needed!

After I gained some ambition, I decided to go through my many emails in my inbox which then inspired me to to work on some side projects, update my website...simply get organized. Even though I don't feel good, that felt pretty good!

Last week I finished up a project for my friend Sandy with http://www.rememberwheniowa.com/. She needed to make some gift certificates and we decided to have a little fun with them by getting #10 Onyx Black Metallic Policy Envelopes and customized seals. Then Sandy took it a step further by adding on some ribbon -- the front had a nice gift bow while the back had the flat ribbon that wrapped around the envelope with a seal keeping it shut.

The possiblities are endless when you add on your own person touch with embellishments such as ribbon, jewels, paper clips... The sample shown to the left are wedding invites with tiny jewels in the middle of the paisley on the main invite. It's amazing how adding something so little can make your print pieces really standout in big way!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Love is in the air!

Things have been going just great at the Nickelson household...must still be a bit of Valentine's Day floating around our house LOL! I've been having to work late at EDJE to come home to work more on side projects and the hubby couldn't be more helpful...making dinner and cleaning the house as I work away. Perfect!

Speaking of love being in the air, Sara & Jeremy's big day is only 46 days away! I went over to Sara's with a few other ladies last Friday to help stuff and seal all 300 invites! One of my favorite pieces from these invites are the seals...they are the perfect 'into' piece and they serve as your return address!

One thing I remember the most from our wedding, once I put those invites in the mail box, nothing felt more real! Maybe that's because as a designer I put a lot of heart and soul into them :)