Two days ago Minted announced the special prize winners for the Outside the Box Gift Wrap Challenge and my design Calligraphy Love got an honorable mention for the ‘Tis the Season Award for the best Christmas gift wrap design. I’m honored to be included and I wanted to thank everyone who voted, liked and/or commented on any of my holiday designs. I really appreciate your support!



Check out all the other amazing winners on Minted’s blog JulepCalligraphyLoveGiftWrap_Julepfeature


Thank you Minted for such lovely words about my design :)

You can purchase Calligraphy Love here.


Hello friends! Check out this beautiful post featuring my ombré wedding stationery on Style Me Pretty.
I am honored to be featured on Style Me Pretty blog along with some of my favorite Seattle vendors. This shoot was designed and styled by the amazingly talented Rachel of Finch and Thistle Events and documented impeccably by Angela and Evan of Angela & Evan Photography.

For this shoot, I drew inspiration from a muted summer color palette with pops of reds. The subtle pink ombré effect with a gorgeous floral vine pattern was applied to all wedding stationery including invitations, rsvp and thank you cards, mailing labels and table signs. The round menu cards were designed to fit on each plate perfectly.  The ombré was also picked up in the purple skirt of Chelsea’s beautiful one-shouldered Wai-Ching gown that she accented in a modern fashion with several diamond necklaces layered for effect.

See the full post with lots of other beautiful details here.



Here is the entire paper suite for the shoot… Let’s chat if you’re looking for custom invitation suite for your own wedding or event!




Design, Stylist, and Floral Design: Rachel Bowes of Finch & Thistle Event Design / Photography: Angela and Evan Photography / Stationery: Iwona Konarski / Cake: Baked / Custom Pillows: Plum Cushion / Dresses: Wai Ching Studio + KT Jean Couture Design / Make-up + Hair: Teryl Hawk / Hair Piece: BloomGirl / Models: Caleb + Chelsea of TCM / Jewelry: Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler / Venue: Wine and Roses Estate

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share with you my work for a magical inspiration shoot for Nonpareil magazine – a beautiful online publication that focuses on stylish, DIY projects and inspiration for weddings. Kathleen of Twig and Thistle created a mood board used as inspiration and picked Rachel of Finch and Thistle Events to select designers, photographers and stylists to bring the whole wedding theme to life. The “From Farm to Table” concept began with french country inspired details paired with pops of natural green and coral tones along with rustic wood and burlap surfaces. And the final results were unbelievably beautiful.

I was able to pull together a lovely decor pieces for this shoot. I created personalized napkin wrappers that also served as table cards, thank you labels for the wedding gifts and “Mr. and Mrs.” table runner template (spray painted by Rachel.) I can’t thank Rachel enough for asking me to contribute and a big thanks to the team that made this a reality!

Below are some shots from the article. To see even more details and download the table runner template be sure to check out the seventh issue of Nonpareil.


The amazing crew that put it all together: The floral and event styling by Rachel Bowes of Fitch & Thistle Event Design / Photography by Angel and Evan Carlyle of Angela & Evan Photography / Stationery by Iwona Konarski of  / Fashion and wardrobe provided by Chrissy Wai-Ching of Wai-Ching Studio / Hair and make up by Teryl Hawk / The georgeous model was Kara Saidler.


I’m so excited to finally share this wedding I designed that’s in the pages the Spring/Summer issue of Seattle Bride! Last year I had the honor of designing save the dates cards, invitations and programs for my dear friend Beth and her husband Nate. Unfortunately, only Save the Dates made it into the magazine. Designing them was a bit of a challenge, because the wedding was so far away and we hadn’t really envisioned what the invitation suite would look like yet. All we knew the rest of the wedding stationery had to be letterpress. Soon, I’ll post the rest of the suite but for now you can read more about the wedding here.



Photos: two top by Iwona Konarski // Last photo: Azzura Photography

Back in early September, I was six months pregnant and brainstorming stationery ideas for a photoshoot for Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom with my friend Rachel from Finch & Thistle Events. I thought I have at least 3 weeks to execute some amazing ideas. But, oh well, best laid plans… Things didn’t go as well as I had hoped for. Mid September plans changed radically, and after my routine morning ultrasound I was “wheeled” to the hospital from my doctors office and told that as of today I’m starting my maternity leave. Yes, I was put on the hospital bedrest at 28 weeks! Not fun at all… Of course, I had silly, unrealistic expectations and really hoped I can work up until the due date… carrying twins! Just writing this make me laugh.

To maintain my sanity, I’ve decided to keep working on fun projects and this one was definitely the one. Rachel visited me often at the hospital and in between Terbutaline shots (to calm my contractions) and multiple doctor visits throught a day, I was able to finish this amazing stationery by early October, just in time for the shoot.

The Winter/Spring 2010 issue of Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom is on the newsstands now (has been since December) and I’m really excited to finally share with you this project. Thank you Rachel Bowes for inviting me to be part of this amazing collaboration. You can view behind-the-scenes on Rachel’s blog.