Tuesday, January 18, 2011

lovely leafs | is that receipt paper?!

the first official 'lovely leaf' - woohoo!  i stumbled upon two different blogs in the last couple of days with related posts about this sort of thing and of course, found myself inspired.  so i wanted to share.  while my frugality gets the best of me and i very rarely make purchases here - i do gawk at the window and interior displays, drool over the clothing, and wander aimlessly through the home decor.  ladies and gentlemen - anthropologie.  more importantly - their wondrous ways of taking every day items (that some would even consider trash) and turning them into stunning displays.  who hasn't gone home after seeing the latest window update and sat and stared at the solo cups in your cabinet trying to figure out a way to make them a fabulous hanging art piece in your entry way.  i know, me too.  and more often than not - many of them use some kind of paper product - so i feel connected.  oh the creativity.  enjoy :)

paper chains are back!
credit: www.fiveprime.com

see the billowing, white backdrop for this gorgeous ceremony.....
(at a local kc spot, by the way - arts incubator)
photo credit: www.100layercake.com
yeah - it's receipt roll paper.  RECEIPT PAPER!  genius.
photo credit: www.100layercake.com

photo credit: www.apartmenttherapy.com
have a bunch of books lying around but can't possibly
rid of them?  viola
photo credit: www.apartmenttherapy.com
and of course - the cups.
photo credit: www.apartmenttherapy.com
there you have it, friends. cups, straws, and paper are all you need.   

Thursday, January 13, 2011

lovely leafs | a new feature

i'll admit it - i'm a blog addict.  my bookmarks tab is full of them.  people are so interesting.  and even more interesting are the things that people do.  jobs, projects, life experiences.  all of it i find very inspirational!  i had been thinking about my blog recently (and how it's a lot harder to maintain than i ever thought!  props to you bloggers out there), and what i wanted to do with it.  and while running this by a friend during coffee the other day, i realized my that i'd like to make this blog a bit more personal from time to time.  
when reading other business blogs - it's a given that i adore seeing all of their work and projects - but i've found that i equally adore when they do a post that shows a bit of them.  it's a brave thing, putting yourself out there to this big, bad internet world - but i find it just as inspiring as their wonderful work.  so..with that said, i'm going to attempt to do the same.  every now and then, between paper posts, i'd like to throw in a little feature called 'lovely leafs'.  it will be anything - a neat project i stumbled upon, a great piece of furniture, an amazing invitation, a quick 'how to',or perhaps just a rambling thought for the day from yours truly.  so keep with me (and for the record, i'm no writer..so you can't judge ;) ) - i'd love to know your thoughts on this.  

and because i've come to think a post is naked without a picture...

from lemonpencil.com

stay warm, dear friends!

Monday, January 10, 2011

lora + casey | invitations & details - part 2

on this snowy monday morning in kansas city - i felt the need to warm it up a bit with this BEAUTIFUL fall wedding this past october.  you first met lora & casey here.  they just recently received their professional photos and i had to share! i love every single little detail about this wedding - so prepare yourselves for a lot of pictures!  so many creative &  personal details went into it - and i am still so thankful that i was able to work on the stationery for this wedding.  lora had a very distinct vision and we worked together to create all their pieces.  enjoy the pictures of this beautiful wedding and to lora & casey, thank you again! enjoy reliving your very special day :)

their invitation set.  i adored lora's idea for
how she would include their accommodation information.

a closer view of the leaf detail

the programs.  we used an orange stock for the backing, two pages of
kraft paper for the ceremony and wedding party information, and finished
it off with a vellum cover and twig to hold the program together.  i love
how it turned out! 
i just love this image with the program.  lora's ring is one of the most
unique rings that i have ever seen!  love it. 
the wedding party.  how cute are the flower girls!

the lovely couple.  the pom poms were such a great idea!
the couple in their gorgeous venue

i love this idea!  instead of a traditional guest book, lora made this
poster and had everyone 'leaf' their print. so creative!

i just really love this style of picture.  i feel like it shows such personality
even when its just legs & feet.  all the groomsmen sported these striped

casey + lora - thank you again! 
all photos courtesy of a.w. photography out of colorado springs