Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hello, I’m Stacy.

While at Alt Summit I gave out a bunch of business cards and since you may be new to this space I thought it would be fun to do a quick “Hello, I’m Stacy and here’s what I’m about” post because let’s face it if it’s your first time here you’re probably trying to size me up so let me make it easy for you.

- I’m 29 – currently in the process of planning my Price is Right 30th birthday party (like the actual Price is Right, not a Price is Right theme)
- I work in the wedding industry: I’m a wedding planner for this company and I am a wedding publicist for this company
- Because those two jobs aren’t enough, I’m a shoot producer and crafter for Oh Happy Day
- I have an Etsy Shop
- DIYs are my jam.
- My dog Ginger is rad and I really, really, really want to post a ton of Instagram pics of her but I have self control.
- I’m married to Christoph.  He’s nice and thankfully puts up with my antics.

So welcome!  I'm happy that you stopped by and hope you'll visit often.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Can't Sleep. Too excited for Alt Summit!

Alt Summit Alt Summit. You’ve heard of it right? It’s a gathering of creative minded bloggers in Salt Lake City. I went last year and after that, things changed.

Because of Alt 2012 I won a trip to NYC and got to meet and interview Jonathan Adler. I met amazingly talented women of whom I’m still in contact with. I honed in on areas were my blog needed improvements and made them. Oh, and let’s not forget that it was super fun!

Last year I went with my friend Mere and this year we are going together again along with our good pal Tiffany! We haven’t coordinated what we are going to wear but arrangements have been made for our dance parties. Yes, dance partiesssssss (as in many of them). It will happen.

I know it’ll to be hard to top all the good that came after attending last year, but I’m optimistic. If you are attending, be sure to let me know! I would LOVE to meet you! If you aren’t attending, no worry, I’ll be doing another write up on what I learn (like this from last year) and of course, I’ll be tweeting and gramming the heck out of EVERYTHING!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

DIY Wedding Escort Window

I love the look of antique windows when used as escort cards at weddings – and if you’ve looked on pinterest you’ve probably seen a number of these windows too. What I don’t like is when the final look is sloppy. Messy uneven handwriting that is trying to look fancy is just not my jam.Window1FI had the opportunity to make a few of these last wedding season for a few of the weddings that I planned and came up with a really easy idea to make them easily and have the final result look good.window2FLay the wording out and design a simple logo on your computer! Print out the sheets, tape them in place and trace them with a chalk pen! Easy.  Once you have them laid out, it’s near impossible to mess up since you are just tracing.

 If you’re interested in having me create a custom wedding window for your wedding contact me!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Behind the Scenes with Reb Peters Press

In just a few days I’ll be packing up my bags and headed out to Utah for Alt Summit.  Having gone to Alt last year, I know that business cards are a big deal. Like a really big deal.  Last year I designed my own business cards (still love them) but this year I wanted to kick it up a notch and have them letterpressed by a professional.
I learned about Rebecca Peters Press in Oakland from a bride who was working with her on letterpress wedding invitations.   I knew that I wanted my business cards to be simple - understated really.  Minimal color and simple in the design.  I let Rebecca take it from there.
press2fThe day Rebecca was printing my business cards I went to her Oakland studio to watch the entire process firsthand.  From the cutting of the paper to the mixing of the color.   I loved having the opportunity to be involved and provide on the spot feedback.  Truth be told, it was awesome to have a few hours to chat with Rebecca and learn about her process and how her business got started.

If you’re looking for letterpress invitations or business cards, Rebecca is your girl!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Upcycled Modern Planter DIY

A few weeks back my darling friend Caroline was in town along with her husband for work. Together the two are the talent behind Woodnote Photography. Plant-1FWhen figuring out what we should do, Caroline asked if I had anything that needed shooting so I came up with the quickest DIY I could think of. We spent the afternoon catching up over coffee – her snapping away and me getting my hands dirty. It was perfect.

Fast forward to last week, I was on an Alt Channel webinar for DIY Bloggers when I came across the blog Somewhere Splendid. I loved it immediately and realized that they are open to submissions! I quickly connected with Maddy from Somewhere Splendid and yesterday she shared the step-by-step directions for my Modern Upcycled Planters! Hop on over to Somewhere Splendid for the directions!

 P.S. – If you’re going to Alt Summit next week, let me know! I would love to connect with you!

Images by Woodnote Photography

Monday, January 14, 2013

Fashionably MADE: Fabric Necklace DIY

A few months back I made this dress out of cotton jersey material. I had some scraps left over so I decided to play around with it and came up with the idea to turn it into a fabric necklace.Necklace1FThis was literally one of the easiest DIY’s I’ve ever done! Necklace2-1FMaterial Needed:
- 12x36 inch piece of jersey cotton fabric
- Scissors or rotary cutter

How To – DIY Fabric Necklace:
- Cut and tear your fabric into small strips
- Bunch the end of your fabric together and tie in a knot
- Adjust the length as desired on the other end of the strips
- Bunch the end of your fabric together and tie in a knot
- Place the two knots on top of one another
- Wrap the two knots together with a loose piece of fabric strip
- Tie the wound piece with a strip of the necklace

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Modern Travel Theme Baby Shower

As an event planner, sometimes it’s nice when the client comes to you without a set ideas. A few weeks ago Andrea and me met with a mom to be who is having a little girl in a few weeks. We pitched her on the idea of a bold and modern print travel theme baby shower and she loved the idea!TravelBabyShowerF I designed the graphics for the party and together Andrea and I designed the event. The end result was adorable and I can’t wait to get back the professional photos from the photographer. You can see a few sneak peeks from the party here and here.

I also added the party décor shown above to my Etsy shop!