Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rose's program

Continuing with the themes of blue and lime green, dot matrix text, and the funky gears from her wedding invitation, Rose's program features all of these elements in a simple yet elegant design.

Genny's escort cards

To carry the theme of elegance with her colors of purple and red, we used the familiar swirls and lines from Genny's program to create her escort cards. Below is a sample.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Custom cheese labels for Genny

I have truly enjoyed working with Genny, whose wedding will be taking place in Portland, Oregon in mid-September. Her family owns a dairy in Wisconsin, and their unique favors will be wheels of cheese from the business! I thought this was such a lovely idea, and I jumped at the chance to make a festive label for the gifts. Genny will be ordering labels from and printing out the labels in a gloss finish. More from Genny's design suite to come!

Rose's menu

Rose and Dennis' wedding is going to be at the top of the Wells-Fargo Tower in Los Angeles (Have you seen this place? It's incredible!) and so they wanted to incorporate some city skylines in their design suite. If you're not already drooling over the food selection, you'll love her ideas for the menu layout!

These will be printed on 8.5x11 card stock and cut in half to make two menus per page.

Rose's wedding monogram

Rose contacted me to do a suite for her based on her fun invitation, which features a lovely green and blue with gears and a cute robot! This custom monogram is the first item in her wedding suite, which includes table cards, place cards, and a program. More to come!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wedding invitation suite for Becky

Becky and her amazing U.S. Marine fiance Doug are getting married in December, and she wanted a classy invitation suite to honor Doug's service. I was so thrilled to be asked to design their invitations. Becky will be uploading these to VistaPrint and having the Directions and Accommodations cards be a double-sided single note card. Dates and other contact info have been changed.

Two new wedding programs

Custom Printables is excited to offer two new wedding program covers, both of which can be adapted into invitations or save-the-dates. See "Rina" for how it's done.



Sunday, August 9, 2009

Welcome to the newly redesgned Custom Printables!

I am so thrilled to announce the redesign of Custom Printables! Our new look and re-organized monogram pages and order form make it easier to find your dream designs and select them for purchase.

Be sure to check out:
To celebrate, I've created three new monograms for you.

(found in the Images, Classic, and Initials collections)

(found in the Images and Square collections)

(found in the Swirls/Damask, Initials, and Square collections)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Custom monogram for LaToya

LaToya and her fiance are getting married in luxurious Jamaica and requested a "citrus"-colored monogram with some flair. I adore these colors and the whimsical feeling the monogram evokes!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Blog facelift!

Check us out in all of our three-column light green glory!

Wedding suite for Jasmine and Jeongcheol

After I completed a set of fabulous wedding designs for Jennifer's clients Mindy and Vince, she contacted me again for a new suite for Jasmine and Jeongcheol. Below you can find the completed pieces.

Escort cards (four per page)

Wedding program (two pages)


Water bottle labels

Table cards (folded into tents)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vote for Custom Printables!

Custom Printables' designer Valerie Kolko has entered a few submissions into Minted's monthly design competition. Every month, Minted invites designers to answer a challenge; July's was to created personal stationery inspired by one of three interior designers: Jay Neal Jeffers, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, and Martha Angus.

If you love Custom Printables, head on over to's Design Challenge and vote for any or all of Valerie's designs! You'll need to be a registered user to vote, so we appreciate your time! Thanks so much!

Modern Pearls on a String

Blue and Cream Dream

Damask Deco

Green with Envy

Sketched Handbag

Retro on Fire

New monograms at Custom Printables!

We've been busy this weekend, creating eight new lovely monograms for the catalog based on clients' requests and custom pieces. They can all be found at Decorative Monograms before the big website redesign. Enjoy!


Bold frames:

Monday, August 3, 2009

Custom monograms for Kisha

Kisha was referred to me by Cicely, another wonderful Custom Printables client. Kisha is getting married next October and requested three custom monograms based on the colors from some beautiful inspiration boards she had sent me. Her monograms have a lot of symbolism and meaning to her and her fiance. I was thrilled to work with such a wonderful client who has so much creativity! Kisha's wedding website is (Hop on over!)

Kisha said, "IT'S P-E-R-F-E-C-T! THANKS I LOVE IT!"