hi my friends. happy almost monday. I thought I would write about one of my favorite things. Cupcakes. I am a huge cupcake fan. I am fortunate to have my cupcake cards carried at one of Denver's hottest cupcake joints, Happy Cakes. There are a few other denver favorites that I enjoy as well. DBar Desserts has some fabulous pb and j cupcakes among others. Also, lovely confections in Denver has a lovely lemon cupcake that I recently found delightful. I have been wanting to go to seattle just to go to this place, trophy cupcakes and party. I have a list with many others that I would like to visit, such as Magnolia Bakery and Kumquat Cupcakery in NYC and I will probably be visiting Sprinkles in Dallas in April when I go down for a visit. Just my little love affair with the cupcake. Martha Stewarts February cover and recipes for some divine cupcakes will be a issue that i keep forever. Nothing like it. Have a happy and sweet week! xoxo kara
I am working on launching a wedding invitation line. After all, one of my favorite things is a wedding, a beautiful dress, fabulous flowers, yummy cake, ... the best. I have my first wedding client and the word is starting to spread so I look forward to doing many more wedding invitations in the future. Tonight I drew a cherry blossom or flowering branch for my client. I threw together some sample wording and will work on finishing the invitation up this week. Her colors are white and chocolate brown so we kept the invitation very simple. It will be backed by a beautiful chocolate brown linen textured cardstock. I will be sure to post pictures of the finished product.
More of the Here Comes the Bride Display. Flowers were done by a lovely friend Emily who is launching a floral design business soon.
wedding dress sketched note card
the birthday collection and embellished barrettes. 2 tiered silver platter was my grandmothers.
garlands by my friend Emily-more details coming soon!
--side table with shelves has been my beside table since childhood. all the rest of the props come from flea markets... they are all used in my house when I am not doing shows. Chandelier on the far right is owned by Jaala, used to display her necklaces...
kara rosenberry co. note cards and post card packages..
Here are some more pictures of the spring show. Also, please see the post below for my bridal display at the show. On to bed for another day of the show tomorrow. My friend Emily who did the flowers pictured below, also did these darling garlands. She used coffee filters and pink and yellow tissue paper for these.
I have always wanted to do a "here comes the bride" display at one of my shows. With the help of my talented friend Emily who did the flowers pictured above, we created a beautiful display at my Spring show this weekend. I was thrilled with how it turned out!
I recently did these sketches of wedding dresses and have them on Blush paper, Cream and White. They can also be made into bridal shower invitations or thank you's. They aren't yet on my website and I need to get better photos of them, but they are my new favorites.
"My stash of stuff... fabrics, little pink glass plates and my favorite, the salt and pepper shakers. Look at how the salt dispenses, thru and s & p... love it!"
When I think of the town of Castle Rock Colorado, I think of a town in between Colorado Springs and Denver that has some great outlets, Coach, Nine West, The gap. It is a place that i have visited most recently with my sister and nieces and laughed as I saw little girls that can shop harder than I can. It was pretty cute.
Well my friend Emily suggested we go on an adventure and go to an antique place that she had heard about up there. I was up for it so we grabbed some Starbucks and then some egg mcmuffins and took off for a little town about a 1/2 hour from Denver. Not even that. Emily was looking for some vintage jewelry, and I was looking for nothing specific. The place we visited was The Barn. Inside I found some true treasures. The Barn is split up into several little booths and I found a few I really loved. I found Chic Junque. Listed here is her blog. She had some great shabby chic stuff that is just down my alley. Beautiful and affordable chandeliers, really beautiful tea towels with chandeliers and crowns printed on them, I scored a great crown hook for under $10 and I collect Salt and Pepper Shakers for $10 that have the letters S and P as the dispensers of the salt and pepper. I collect vintage Salt and Pepper shakers so I loved these. I could have taken home her whole booth. Everything was really charming and well thought out. I hope to head back and get a few more things! Like those imprinted tea towels. They were very affordable as well.
There was another Shabby Chic booth with all kinds of dishware. I got some beautiful little pink glass dishes for $1 each. My friend Emily got a set of little tea cups for $14 for her floral design company. They would be perfect for a little arrangement for a bridal shower tea party or something. I don't remember the name of this booth but there is a set of shelves in front of this booth with a lovely bunch of dresser knobs and such things for sale. You cannot miss it.
My other favorite find was upstairs in the Barn toward the back. There was a knitting and sewing spot called Stash (also called Find Your Stash). I was really blown away with what they did with the space. It was super cosy and bright, and they had a table for groups of people to do sewing and knitting classes. They also had some great fabrics. I was really impressed! It was very unexpected to find them up there. I met Crystal, one of the co-owners and hope to be going back soon! I bought a few of their fat quarters of fabric to make some pillows. and I bought a lovely little card that had stitched fabric on it. I used to sew buttons and paper onto cards so I really loved this little card. It was super affordable too.
I forgot my crown hook at the Barn so they offered to mail it back to me this week. I will take a picture and post it when I get it.
After "the Barn" we traveled back to Denver and into Aurora and found a Dollar Tree store that was fabulous. Awesome Easter Baskets, and other baskets, really cool plastic eggs for Easter, we bought coffee filter liners for Coffee Filter Garlands. Have you seen these? They are really amazing. Emily already made a beautiful one with white filters and pink and yellow tissue paper for my upcoming Spring Show. We bought stuff for our kitchen:: really cute kitchen towels, a basting silicone brush, and really cute petite strainer. Then we were off for a yummy lunch at Tokeyo Joes... and then we called it a day. What fun!
If you are in Denver, or anywhere near, take a trip to The Barn in Castlerock. I have heard there are some other great stores there like Sassafras but I haven't been there myself.
I am kara, an artist and creator of a note card and invitation company, kara rosenberry co. (www.kararosenberry.com) I love old things, words, poetry, beautiful pictures, flowers, & all things French. A fabulous font can make me swoon. Welcome to my blog!