Monday, February 14, 2011

Operation: Cupid - Happy Valentine's Day!

Okay, I'm the first to admit that I got a little carried away here.  A lot carried away.  When Ever So Lovely's Brandi put out the word that she was organizing a Valentine's card exchange, I hopped right on board!  And then spent days agonizing over what I could do that was a little bit different...a little bit crazy...a little

Enter Operation: Cupid.  (Because top secret government agents love Valentine's day, too, right?)

My lovely valentines opened their envelope to find a top secret miniature dossier containing their mission instructions.

A tag gave them instructions on how to proceed.

 Inside were a pair of (very subtle) decoder glasses, blinged out with heart shaped rhinestones!  (Why do I have the urge to hum Elton John hits from the 70s every time I see these?)

Reminders on the glasses to "Remain Inconspicuous" and "Just Act Casual" helped my spy friends avoid detection by enemy agents.

A peek at their secret mission instructions through the lens of the decoder glasses.

...And here's what their decoder glasses revealed:  "Burn After Reading. (Or Keep as a Memento)  Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to be my Top Secret Valentine.  (Please note that this mission may be fraught with peril and requires top security clearance.)  XOXO, Kate Eileen Emmert (Code Name: Heartbreaker)"

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mimi + Mike - Mod Daisy Invite/LCVintage's Chic Jewelry

Here's a peek at an invitation I designed for a couple who were looking for a clean, modern look in a black and white palette.  When I asked the bride her favorite wedding details, she immediately told me about 1) her pink wedding shoes and 2) her bouquet of Gerber Daisies!  This graphic mod daisy motif in black and white with pops of pink fit the bill!

You may have seen this invitation suite featured last week on LindsayVan Cleave's blog "Chic to the Nines."  Lindsay is also the talented creative force behind LCVintage.  Be sure to check out her etsy shop to see some her gorgeous custom jewelry!  Here's one of my favorite pieces, "The Knot" necklace:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011