Archive for May, 2011

Love in the Redwoods

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Last summer, my cousin got married in the idyllic California setting, underneath the majestic Redwood trees in Santa Cruz, California.

(Here are links for her save the dates and invites)

Her wedding pictures are stunning and I just had to share some of the cute paper details we created for her big day.

Here are some fun ideas from her summer wedding…

Guests were greeted at the reception with a large seating chart with the couple’s redwood wedding motif. Guests could gather around to find their name and table number while waiting to sign the guest book. I think this is a great way to save paper and it is a fun poster for the couple to keep as a memory from their wedding.

In lieu of wedding favors, the couple chose to give a donation to 2 charities. At the head of each place seating was a stone on top of  a small note asking guests to choose a charity. At the dessert table, there were 2 pails with descriptions of the charity. Guests could drop their stones into whichever pail they preferred while waiting in line for desserts.

Instead of a wedding cake, the couple opted for a country table filled with homemade pies, cakes, cookies, and tarts. And for a special surprise, platters of It’s Its ice cream sandwiches (the couple’s favorite childhood treat) were brought out later in the evening for guests to cool off after dancing the night away.


Back from babyland

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

It’s been about a year since I last posted to Jenuineblog. I took a hiatus from blogging to keep up with the busiest year of my life. Here’s a quick recap. Last year, I was juggling my life as an Art Director at a large advertising agency in Los Angeles, running Jenuine Paper Company, and buying a new home in Manhattan Beach. And in the midst of all that, I was surprised to find out I was expecting a baby! Last November, Emery Louise arrived and life has never been sweeter.

Here is a peek at her adorable birth announcement.

Emery’s nursery is decorated with elephants and I wanted an announcement to match. I’d love to say that I designed this card, but I actually I found it on

For a new mommy on very little sleep, sites like Tiny Prints are great. There is a large selection of great designs and the price per card can’t be beat. Believe me I tried and I’ve stopped doing photo cards for clients because I’d prefer to refer them to Tiny Prints or Minted. They will even address your envelopes for you.

I’m happy to be back and have lots of projects to share.