Monday, September 01, 2008

blog moving needed a nip/tuck

our blog is moving as of today! so please visit us here and change your bookmarks, links, memory etc...

in case you cant click on the here button

under construction ... caution

Its that time of year again ... the beginning of a new wedding industry year. weird i know! but the fall is when all advertising for 09 is due and thus comes any co changes that need to be made. we have new ads coming forth a new blog coming forth and some site changes so while we work on this be patient and know that our site is under CONSTRUcTION!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Whimsy floral design

I have wanted to blog about Whimsy for some time now ... this is a local floral designer that i really really admire! yes she is my competition but to be honest i dont mind one bit loosing any business to her! why? well better her then the others that i just dont understand ... and because of the talent! oh the talent! not to mention that she is the first person i recommend when i am booked or taking time off! visit her site here and her blog here .. enjoy some of her art work!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

sweet life in the valley

today i got an email from april ... a fellow blogger featuring studio stems. thats always flattering!

thanks april!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


occasionally studio stems creates a mourning piece for a funeral. it doesnt happen much, mostly because we dont advertise that we offer this service or market the funeral industry, none the less we find this work just as rewarding as any other. heart and emotions run deep at studio stems and we know what it means to mourn with those that mourn and also to have others mourn with us. the heart wreath was something i created for a friend who passed away at only 23 years old from cancer, she was an inspiration of strength and courage to me, 2004. the two table arrangements where for others i knew by association that passed on and the last fall spray was for my husbands best friend who passed away of cancer at the age of 27 in 2004.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

chelsea & chad ... funk & fun

my infamous fountaining tree in black with wired cymbidium orchids all over it - a bold sign in arrangement

garden centerpieces wrapped in horsetail

the bouquet - very similar to her sitting.

reception was at chantilly mansion in layton. centerpieces inside were in our classic tall glass v vase with black rocks at the base a cymbidium stem inside the vase and alternating colors of giant pomander balls with black curly willow adorning the top. these were fun and funky for me as a designer and artist and i am so grateful that chelsea respects and admires me enough as an artist to carry out some funk and then love it in return. also the simple yet modern accents for the buffet table and her cake that had nothing to do with me but everything to do with the ultimate design made by cakes by dawna.

chelsea and her family have been an inspiration and support to me personally and i want to publicly thank them. i am so grateful for great clients who become part of who i am as an artist and also as a friend. chelsea's dad shared some eloquent words of wisdom with me at the temple while we waited for chelsea and i also wanted to thank him for being who he is and the kind of example to get me closer to where i need to be in life.

this ends events for me for a few months. no worries i will be back in the game for the latter part of the year. in the meantime i will post some old work, some work that inspires me and some other wedding related stuff so stay tuned.