Thursday, November 18, 2010

Custom Designed Logos

I LOVE being an invitation designer but I actually started as a Graphic Designer! The same way I go about creating a custom invitation is the way I design a custom logo. If you're someone that new me when I first started BeeCustom Design then you know how many times I have re-designed my logo. Presently I LOVE my logo and feel it works but can't promise that I won't tweak it again. Over the past year I have done some really fun logos for some FABULOUS ladies and thought I would share.

Mason and Madison's owner Liz White has an incredible logo and even though I wasn't the one that created it, the designer who did is truly talented. Her store has different artisans that display their work, but as time went on Liz was approach by jewelry artisans wanting to sell their designs under Mason & Madison which resulted in Liz creating two separate divisions. The first was Pink Bird and the second was Pink Bird Kids......I really love how these came out and had so much fun creating the perfect chubby bird.

Lucky for me Liz is always thinking of ways to grow her business by offering her customers access to fun promotions, sales and events! She recently launch "Good-Buys" especially for the FANS of Mason and Madison's Facebook page. If you become a fan than you will have a chance to save big on last-one-in-stock, discontinued or otherwise fabulous merchandise we have to sell in order to make room for more!

Bringing the Singing is the brain child of high school student Jessica Slaght. After participating in the princess fundraiser for Nordhoff High School, music students Jessica Slaght, Amanda Landis, Camille Mendoza, Harmony Hartley and Zelda Grove are now allowing the community access to the magic of live character performers. All five girls have experience with choral training and theater arts and will surely put a smile onto your little princess' face. Jessica is actually a family member and I was really impressed with what her and her friends started. They had a website and face book page but I noticed they didn't have a formal I offered to create one for them. They recently have gotten some really nice press coverage and I can only hope that my kids will have the same work ethic that these girls have at such a young age.

Janeen Donati is the owner and designer behind Paige-Reese Designer Bakeshop. I met Janeen when I did a home party for her over the summer. It wasn't until the end of the night that I discovered she too was a custom designer. I truly was blown away at her creativity, she had a great business card, fabulous font and fun colors......the only thing missing was a formal logo.  I took her colors, font and self proclaimed obsession with cake stands and designed her a new logo. The design carried over to some fun stickers for all her packaging and a new layout and paper for her business cards.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lifestyle Blitz @ Burton's Grill - Fabulous Fall

About mid October I received an email from Julie Fairweather of In Full Force asking me if I would like to participate in a series of events produced by her and Christina Chmura of East Coast Associates for Burton's Grill. Each Lifestyle Blitz event would have a theme, featuring a small number of businesses/entrepreneurs and provide women with a place to gather with friends to learn new ideas, like: business opportunities, networking, cooking, education, fashion, food and more. I was truly honored to be a part of the First Lifestyle Blitz "Fabulous Fall" and felt it would be the perfect setting to showcase my Custom Holiday Cards. Intimate events like these are really essential for small businesses like myself, because it limits the number of vendors participating you're able to reach more potential clients. I knew the debut would be a huge hit because it offered people a really nice night out.......for FREE. Each attendee received two complimentary cocktails, food sampling and goodie bags went to the first 125 guests that arrived.

This past Thursday the First Lifestyle Blitz @ Burton's Grill in Peabody kicked off and I was so excited to be there and in the company of some incredible businesses. Deanna Manganaro owner of Elizabeth Grady in Danvers was on hand with her team of professionals offering chair massages, beauty treatments, and fall/winter skin care tips. Liz White owner of Mason and Madison Gifts With Style was there showcasing unique gift options for this upcoming holiday season. Advertising Director of North Shore Magazine Kelly Schetzsle was there giving out the December/Holiday issue. Denise Baron Herrera, VP of Food and Beverage and Danny Azzarello, Executive Chef of  Burtons Grill-Peabody did an incredible food demonstration of Burtons own Poached Pear Salad.

By 6:30 attendees were already lining up to get in, by 7:00 it was clearly obvious what a hit the First Lifestyle Blitz was turning out to be. The waitstaff began serving guests Harvest Martinis & Green Apple Sodas courtesy of Stolichnaya Gala Applik and savory fall appetizers from Burton's. The fabulous ladies of DIRTY WATER TV were making their way around the event chatting with the attendees and interviewing vendors about the night. My expectations for the night wasn't so much about selling product but more about selling myself. There are a lot of talented invitation designers out there to choose from, a really stunning sample of your work may get them in the door but it's your ability to connect and care that will keep them there. For me personally the event was a HUGE success because it gave me the opportunity to showcase my work to a different audience and network with some fabulous business owners. This is the second event I have done with Julie of In Full Force and as usual always a professional and always a good time:)

SAVE THE DATE........the next Lifestyle Blitz at Burton's Grill will celebrate the holidays on Monday, December 13, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. This event is sure to sell out fast, become a fan of Lifestyle Blitz@Burtons Grill on Facebook to keep update on all their happenings.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

It's hard to believe that in a couple of weeks the best Santa Claus in New England will be sitting on his famous throne at the Burlington Mall! I officially have already completed three different clients holiday cards and are working on many more right at this moment. Over the last couple of weeks I've had many orders come in for personalized plates and bowls.......these make a nice holiday gift to give. I wanted to share a really cute snowman design that was just completed.

I have plenty of holiday artwork and every year someone has a request....which I LOVE! This year I was asked if I had a response was "not yet" I created two different nutcrackers that can have their color schemes changed and would look so cute on a plate and bowl set! If you are interested in ordering plates or bowls for the holidays I listed below how the process works.

All plates and bowls are dishwasher safe. Plates are 24.00 and the bowls are 18.00. Follow the steps below to place an order:

1. Email me ( what you want, the names, colors and artwork.  If you are not sure what you want I can email you my art catalog so you can choose something.

2. Once you choose the design you will receive an electronic proof for each design for approval, once you ok the proof your order will be placed. It usually takes about 2 weeks but can be faster.

3. When your order is complete I will email you to set up a time for pick up.

4. BeeCustom Designs excepts cash or checks, payment is due at the time of delivery.

* for orders that exceed 100.00 a deposit of 50% will be required prior to order being placed.