Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Sweet New Look...

As you have probably noticed, the blog has been undergoing a transformation. The background has changed and I have shortened the name... Now it's called "The Sweet Life" (of a sugar artist) I think the name is truly fitting! I am so blessed to do what I love. I have wonderful clients and amazing friends. It really is a sweet life!

One of my favorite changes is the new blog header created for me by the incredibly talented Unique Designs team!!! I love it so much that you may be seeing it on something else soon. Don't worry, there will be pictures. If you haven't already, check out the Unique Designs Blog! They have some gorgeous Christmas cards, plus free downloads, and lots of invitations to spark your creativity.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Movie Ticket Winners & A big Thank You!

First, the winners for tickets to go see New Moon!:)

We used a very complex random generating process from Random.org involving randomly selecting a vendor who has a blog/facebook/twitter, randomly selecting one of those from the vendor, then randomly selecting a commenter/retweeter. Ahhhhhh! After all that, winners have been selected and will be contacted by the vendor they commented on.:)

From Posh Pastry’s Blog: Kaci Tetstone
From Pure’s Twitter: Amanda (SwoonOverIt)
From Unique Design’s Blog: Kathy (KB Cakes)
From Kari’s Facebook: Shanna Dixon

And we also wanted to send out a “Thank You” to a couple blogs who featured us! You can click on the screenshot to go check out their posts!



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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Secret Project.... Twilght concept wedding!!!

I am so excited to finally be able to share our secret project!!!! Here's how it started...

Due to a slight obsession, {Unique Designs} wanted to create a Twilight wedding invitation, an idea which blossomed into a full concept design and shoot. The intent was not to replicate Bella & Edward’s wedding, which was actually an Anne of Green Gables dress and was filled with white flowers, but to make another wedding style based on the mood and concept of Twilight. To acknowledge Edward’s personality, we chose a dramatic look with bold flowers, strong reds, and splashes of black feathers. To incorporate Bella, we wanted to take a vintage twist which can be seen in the creams, vintage brooches, and antique lace.

When Giovanni, from Unique Designs, called and asked me to be part of this project I was thrilled. My mind was racing with ideas. I wanted to make a cake that was elegant, timeless, and beautiful like Edward. I brought in Bella's softer side with a lace design and vintage style brooches. I have so many pictures to share. I'm going to start with a few of my favorites. The cake features a cut sugar lace design with sashes and bows that are made of sugar too!

Here is a close up shot of my cake and the stunning invite by Unique Designs. I
can't believe how well they go together!!! Beautiful aren't they?

Here is a preview of the daylight shoot, which was also incredibly beautiful... come back later today to see more and to find out how to win tickets to the movie!!!!!

I want to send a very special thank you to all of the vendors who made this photo shoot so amazing! Make sure to visit their website and blogs for more images of our Twilight New Moon photo shoot.

Concept & Event Stationery | Unique Designs | www.daretobunique.com
Photography | Pure: Photography by Lindsey Tropf | www.purebylindsey.com
Concept Designer: Flowers & Tablescape | Event Divas | www.theeventdivas.net
Cake | Posh Pastry | www.poshpastry.com
Hair | Stephanie & Lonie Carpenter from Mode Salon | www.amodesalon.com
Makeup | Sarah Hunter from Mode Salon | www.amodesalon.com
Accessories | Kari Roy | www.kariroy.net
Female Model | Chanel Bird | chanelb17@aol.com
Male Model | Bobby Swan
Wedding Dress | Solution’s Bridal | www.solutionsbridal.com
Tux | Tuxedo Junction | www.tuxedojunction.com
Linen Rentals | Celebration’s Catering | www.celebrations-everything.com

Friday, November 13, 2009

Follow the clues...

I heard it through the grapevine that Avie has some big news to share on Monday! They have even started leaving clues. So channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and head over to Avie's blog to see if you can figure it out.

What do you think it could be? Stay tuned and don't forget to visit their blog on Monday for the big reveal!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

She sells sea shells...

Well, not really, I just like that rhyme.

I love the simple beauty of this cake. It was for a small beach themed wedding. The shells are hand made from white chocolate. The bride wanted a really clean simple look, so we kept the shells all white and added a little shimmer to make them stand out.

This is a close up view of the shells. Not only are they pretty, but they are yummy too!