Monday, November 12, 2007

Seattle Wedding Show


WOW! The holidays are coming in no time and right after them is the Seattle Wedding Show! (January 5-6) This will be my first time showing at the Seattle Wedding Show. I've mostly stuck to smaller venues that are not specific to the wedding industry. I am really looking forward to the experience of 10,000 people all planning weddings. Some call me "crazy" but I prefer to think of it as "adventurous".

I designed these magnets as a free give-away at my booth. Come on by or send your friends to come pick one up! I'll be at booth #1331.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Online Shop


I'm excited to finally get my shop going on Etsy. You will find invitations, cards, favors and fun little things I do on a whim. Check out the Halloween goodie bags I whipped up for a Halloween Challenge for the Seattle Etsy group (Etsyrain).

www.tomatoTOMATO.etsy.com

Monday, September 24, 2007

Happy Halloween!


Actually, Happy Wedding!

Jamie and Matt had the ultimate themed wedding! There was no holding back on details for this happy couple! When I met with Matt and Jamie they had some very strong design elements they wanted to incorporate into their invitations. Matt had created an illustration of the two of them and he had also brought me the really cool (yet spooky) scroll graphic. I LOVED it all!

I did a tonal spider web graphic on the front with the couple illustration. On the inside I added the spider web graphic behind the text and a really ornate font was chosen for the "RSVP" to compliment the script text. All these elements plus a few extra spooky details worked like a charm.

Jamie and Matt also had magnets designed for wedding favors.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Wine Label



Here's the wine label that was designed to match Ellen and Todd's invites. I really like this extra touch. It's been a pretty popular request and is well received by guests.

Photo credit: Julie Lopez of Julie Lopez Photography

Orchids or BUST!


Ellen and Todd were SO great to work with! I met with Ellen and she had a great color palette for her big day (rich red and light blue) and she had mentioned that she was having orchids for the ceremony. With her color palette, some examples of things she liked and the mention of orchids my creative juices were brewing. Once I got the illustration of the orchid hammered out things really flowed together. I had a lot of fun designing several coordinating pieces in addition to the invitations. We did save-the-dates, announcements, programs and wine labels.

The bottom left corner shows the back of the invite and RSVP. We were able to run a flood of red with some tonal graphics to really push the color theme.

Fifty is Nifty!


When Tara called to say Josie wanted to have her birthday at the bowling alley I was REALLY excited! Who doesn't love a 50's theme?!

We went with a retro pink and black color pallette and added some green to spice it up a bit. The back of this invite also has detail. It's a tone on tone pattern that added just that little extra touch of niftiness.

It's a GIRL!


I love adding detail to the back of invites. On this birth announcement for Aubrey the back was a soft sage green and worked nicely with the pink on the front. I'd like to think it's the back detail that makes this announcement so sweet...I'm sure it has nothing to do with the picture of sweet little Aubrey on the front.

Garden Party


Tara usually gives me a call for an event, throws a theme out there and says "Do what you do". She is one brave soul!

For Gracie's birthday Tara decided it was going to be a garden theme and Gracie's Grandma inspired the dragonfly. The wings of the dragon fly are printed on vellum and adhered only at the base to give a little flutter here and there.

Wine,wine,wine


I've been having a blast doing more than just invitations. I get a little tingle when a client says "We were wondering...". Wonder away my fabulous clients! I love to mix it up!

Here is a wine label I did for Dawn and Glen. Their wedding day was 7/7/07 and they did a super hip "Happy Lucky Triple Seven" theme. The decor was asian inspired and the wine labels fit right in on the black, gold and red dressed tables with mini take out box favors at each place setting.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Where to begin?!


Since deciding to start this blog I've realized how behind I am on getting my projects photographed. It's hard to decide where to begin. Since attempting to go in order of project was just not fun I will randomly post just to keep things spiced up.


The pic of the day is the new monogram line I am working on for he Women's University Club Show on October 18th. I'm pretty excited about it and there are plenty-o-options to satisfy any ones taste buds.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Out with the old...

If you've been checking my website (www.tomato-tomato.com) and are tired of looking at the same ol' portfolio samples- HANG TIGHT! I will be posting new projects here and also adding more details about the project to hopefully inspire ideas for your own personal event.

I've been keepin' busy with tons of great projects over the last year and can't wait to share them!

Be sure to look for my booth at the Seattle Wedding Show January '08! (Booth # 1331)