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.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

lindsay & jonny - simple & modern

a SPECIAL thanks and recognition to the talented mr. dustin izatt with digital izatt

lindsay & jonny's invites were custom designed by pink piggy designs

out of this wedding came many many good things. first and most importantly life long friends. Lindsay thank you for the sweet gift and card it means so much to me. Debbie in you i have found a soul sister, one who is extremely intune and spiritually amazing, i will forever be grateful that my talent has brought me such amazing gifts like friendship. it also brought me an opportunity to be my real artist self and express lindsay's style with complete freedom and few if any limitations. it was wonderful. this one goes down in my book as an all time fav.
PS see the discreet yet stunning and unique use of ping pong balls?

Thursday, July 31, 2008

sneak peak ....anticipation ....

invitation by pink piggy
colors: charcoal & saffron
oncidium orchids & ping pong balls

why is it my most anticipated event? its nothing personal its all about the design ... stay tuned its tomorrow!

Monday, July 28, 2008

christy's la caille event

Christy's colors where light blue, navy, and orange. all her designs where kept simple with only a few types of textured flowers: hydrangea, roses, delphiniums, freesia, and dahlias. she wanted only hydrangea and roses in her bouquet (love the color of these gorgeous sunset rose and how they open!)as well as some lemon leafs, we wrapped in navy with a little twine center overlay.

this was a destination wedding and before sat i had not yet met christy, her fiance, or her parents. it was a true pleasure. they gave me some gorgeous natural rock earring's from coldwater creek as a thank you gift. again the feeling that makes being an artist worth it ... when its appreciated. it doesn't have to be appreciated by a gift necessarily but just communicated and that's one way. thank you christy and cheryl so much for the experience to be your floral artist and for your confidence and appreciation!

its not very often that i sort of just show it all sitting together ... so here it is, all her bridal party. bouquet, 4 bridesmaids, 2 flower girl clutches, petals, and 8 boutonnieres.

the two flower girl clutches (or jr bridesmaids whatever you prefer to call them) were so darling i couldn't resist getting a quick pic of them. didn't have much time for pics with set up and getting out of there, didn't take any at the studio either so enjoy la caille terracotta floor as background!

we did 12 centerpieces in lower yet wide vases full of garden style arrangements. 6 square and the other 6 cylinder. they turned out simply beautiful.

on the way out i could not resist a quick pic of what could be disneyland but is not its la caille out my window as we drove off. its beautiful dont get me wrong ... the manicuring of the gardens just reminds me of the precise manicuring at disney of vegetation. notice the carriage in the background made of flowers and the animal topiary also in the background. weeping trees are my absolute favorite ... they are so whimsical, makes me want to go run and be a pretend fairy for a moment. this ones are gianormous!

Friday, July 25, 2008

flashback friday

so i thought while i am taking some time off (there are still 3 more events to come, also dont forget i am back at 'em in october,) that i would post a few flashbacks of work from the beginning, or middle days. just for fun!

Jessica's bridal sitting bouquet from about 6 or 7 years ago. something i for had not nailed yet .... photographing my work!

Jolynn's bouquet from 2002

Friday, July 18, 2008

Finally i know

For some time now some personal family medical issues have interupted my availability for the 08 year and i have waited months and months to have a definate date as to when i would be unavailable ... well that day came today and i know finally! SEE ABOVE FOR DETAILS.

i am posting bridal sitting bouquets for two of the most genuine amazing brides i have ever had ... .lindsey and chelsea. these two girls have just been so patient and understanding, they are also the two last bookings i am taking before my time off for my daughter. Girls ... your weddings will be nothing short of stellar and i am so excited to be working with you! thank you for all your love and support and also to the moms for your inspiring words and trust in me!

this was lindsey's sitting bouquet from last week (pictured below courtesy of digital izatt.) perhaps one of my favs for the year! her colors are saffron and charcoal. this broach makes this bouquet and i just love love love it! lindsey picked it out herself but when i envisioned the creation this is exactly what i wanted for her! feathers are misted gold and so was the lily grass with a modern simple yet striking set of callas.

this is chelsea's sitting bouquet from today! her colors are light pink, hot pink, lime green, and black. this bouquet is one bright beauty with two toned hydrangea, a few different shades of mini callas, cymbidium orchids, and hot lady roses! woohooo!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


i have so much appreciation for the relations i have in this industry. oh how i love the photogs in my life for so many reasons! i appreciate the props to no end! here are some recent pics courtesy of digital izatt of lindsay's recent sitting. love those prada shoes and this bouquet turned out really cool if i do say so myself!

then there is this artist Rebekah Westover who shot these great pics from a wedding we did together last month ... amazing amazing amazing!


Sunday, July 13, 2008


Out Of Office

I will be out of the office for the entire week of july 14th -19th. I will have email access on monday, thursday, and sat but no phone access.

on sat july 19th look for a new and anticipated blog post on our availability for the rest of the 2008 year.