Joanna Waterfall has created The Yellow Conference as a space for creative women to connect and make a difference. I had the honor to design and attend the 3 day conference, and I was really blown away with the execution from their team and panel of speakers. If you haven’t been, I would really suggest looking into it for this year. I’ll be designing some fun things for this one as well, so come say hi! The design process took several months of hard work, and preparation so take a look at some of my work highlights below!
Okay, let’s get real- starting a business can get overwhelming! Our custom art installations captured the journey of emotions that goes on during business start-up and through the creative process in general.
Each attendee received a guide that described each art piece as they followed decals on the floor.
Meet Grit. The first installation of the 3 part series was created to connect the observer on an emotional level through their own storms in life.
“There is a storm coming. I can feel it. I’m caught up in the throws of chaos and disappointment. I hear the chatter of others- “Is there even money in what you do?”…“It doesn’t seem practical this creative hobby you do”…Their words seem all too familiar as I battle with similar fears- “I am not good enough, talented enough, creative enough, pretty enough. I am not enough.” I feel overwhelmed. Can’t breathe. Crippled by fear. No. No, I won’t let this storm overcome me. I will preserve. I can see the light. I can feel its warmth. The yellow rays are bursting forth. I close my eyes, I can see the Sun.”
Meet Valor. The second installation prompting courage and steadfastness. “I have to fight. Say no the darkness and yes to the light. Put up my shield. Hold it tight. Sweaty hands. Fight the good fight. Fear has no hold. Navigate this storm with valor and might. It will be hard, as most things are. Those doubting thoughts keep creeping in. Hold them captive. Get past myself.”
Meet Heart. The third and final installation describing moments of success and contentment. “Magical moments of joy and laughter. Connecting with others. Growth. Wisdom. Love. Vision and Creativity. Ideas to Execution. Grit & Valor, yes these are apart of Heart too. I wouldn’t know what joy is if I didn’t have to go through these two. No, you have not made it- you never truly will, but these moments of awe make it worth it all.”
After the 3rd installation all guests walked through the doors to the main conference area and were encouraged to mingle and find a seat.
Our yarn chandeliers were the talk of the town! These fun pieces were definitely the perfect addition to the event!
Yarn! Yarn! And more yarn! I’m not exactly sure how much yarn we used for this piece, but it turned out to be such a dream!
I want to just point out this next level photo-booth by The Dainty Lion! I was swooning over her floral work throughout the conference!
Hope some of this resonated with you and that you feel encouraged and inspired! I so hope to see you this year!
Host + Planning The Yellow Conference | Event Design + Installations: The Shift Creative | Photography: Kayla Plouffe + Cacá Santoro | Flowers: The Dainty Lion … Read More
Are you a mom that needs to find an easy dinner fix, or a student that needs to eat on a dime? I’ve got the perfect savory and sweet dinner option for you, and it might come as a surprise! Cereal! We all know as kids we always wanted to eat cereal for dinner, but our parents might not have been as spontaneous! Well, I’ve teamed up with got milk? to bring you a meal that’s nutrient rich, unique in flavor, and is definitely a hit for both parents and kids! Read on to get the recipe for this night cereal!
The recipe is so easy you probably already have a lot of the ingredients!
1 cup milk
1 cup Chai concentrate
Special K Cereal
Berries + walnuts (to sprinkle as desired)
1. Mix equal parts of chai with milk
2. Pour over Special K
3. Garnish with walnuts and berries as desired!
My little loves stealing all the raspberries and loves the sweet n’ spicy flavor of the chai!
This post is sponsored by gotmilk?
All thoughts are my own.
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I had the pleasure of designing the Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake private registry event. The goal of the event is for newly weds to get the opportunity to browse items for their registry, to connect with vendors to make their big day special, to register for items, and to get a chance to win big item giveaways like an all exclusive honeymoon package, and an event design and media package for the wedding day! (Trust me, I was wishing I wasn’t married yet so I could enter!) It was an epic day, with some amazing vendors! Keep on reading to see what was created!
Tabletop design and eucalyptus install done by me and my team greeted the guests as they entered the doors, and created for a fun window display even after the event.
How rad is that shield sign by Lovely Paper Things?! I secretly wanted to keep it if only the verbiage fit. (Also, she is seriously my hero for pulling off all the last minute signs, and paper additions for this event!)
Here’s a little peek at our photo backdrop that we hand marbled! Yes, by hand. No, the picture does not do it justice! How fun is that triangle by Relevant and Raw?
This copper and rope tent was probably my favorite thing I created for the event! It actually was a last minute idea to create a moscow mule station, but I figured I needed to make it as rad as possible and I freakin love it!
My girl Sweet and Saucy always brings it with the desserts.
Cutest sign. The answer is yes. I always want donuts.
Emblem Flowers brought her A-game with such pretty arrangements, and a floral crown station!
Host & Planning: 100 Layer Cake | Event Design + Installations: The Shift Creative Photography: Scott Clark Photo| Catering: 24 Carrots + Donut Snob + Sweet & Saucy Shop | Flowers: Emblem Flowers | Woodworking: Relevant + Raw | Wood signage: DeLovely Details | Calligraphy: Lovely Paper Things | Photo booth: Flickwell | Music: Elan Artist … Read More
We partnered with Convivial Production, a ceramic company specializing in handmade dinnerware and home decor accessories like plant holders and fruit bowls, to show off their brand as well as some of the new items featured in their Spring Collection. After looking through their catalog, I could not wait to receive my own order and show off their product. Not only are they unique in appearance, but the craftsmanship is top notch! Take a look, and you’ll fall in love like I did.
Pictured above is their cheese plate, but we used it to plate ice cream because why not?!
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a crazy plant lady. I actually find it hard to find a planter that I like! Either they aren’t the right color, or they aren’t the right style. These plant holders have a sophisticated and modern vibe I love and they definitely have found a good home!
Styling: The Shift Creative
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I am FINALLY bloggin’ my little babes double birthday party with her best! As seen on Inspired By This, the dessert table has been the most pinned, reposted, and liked photo of any of my dessert tables, and I can see why! Sweet and Saucy nailed it when it came to bringing some of my ideas to life ( Cactus cake, cactus donuts, taco cupcakes and more!) From the chips and quac bar to the on site taco man, this party was the perfect fiesta! Keep reading to see more photos from Amber Thrane of Dulcet Creative.
Was I right about these desserts or was I right?
Guac’s on us! Adorable signage from Poppy Jack Shop!
We handmade ALL of these paper cacti, and I have to say I still haven’t parted with them! They were perfect for a backdrop vignette!
Love this family!
And love their friendship!
That cake tho.
Kayla Adams is always on her A game, and it was of no exception with their invites!
Photography: Amber Thrane | Design: The Shift Creative | Signage: Poppy Jack Shop | Desserts: Sweet and Saucy | Rentals: Witty Rentals | Invites: Kayla Adams | Blankets: Gunn & Swain | Dresses: Hatched Baby … Read More
When Amy approached me to execute her vision for her very first makeup workshop I couldn’t be more excited! We previously had worked together, and bonded over our love of desserts and relationship to Jesus. Over the course of a couple months we planned the workshop to be more than an event, but rather an experience where the girls that attended would truly feel welcomed, as well as gaining valuable skills. Check out all the photos by Logan Cole, and more on all the vendors who really made this day WOW!
One aspect that we thought was important was to have a full dining experience, complete with mid century table top additions from Hostess Haven, and gorgeous blooms from Bloomwell! Those faux Sputnik chandeliers I created myself to complete the modern look, and I love the way they really enhanced the tablescape!
This house in Palm Springs was so fun and quirky, and filled with a lot of bright colors! All of the signage by Twinkle and Toast fit in perfectly!
Lounge envy all day thanks to Folklore Rentals!
Lift Coffee Roasters was there brewing speciality coffee and tea for the attendees! It was such a special touch!
Kayla Adams did all the custom design work from the canvas bags to the stationary! So good as always!
I loved being apart of this event! Amy knocked it out of the park, and I literally felt like I had the best team to work with that day!
Creative Direction/Makeup Artist: Amy Clarke | Production: John Clarke | Photography: Logan Cole | Event Design/Coordination: The Shift Creative | Florals: Bloomwell | Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven | Lounge Rentals: Folklore Rentals | Signage: Twinkle and Toast | Graphic Design: Kayla Adams | Hair: Briana Cisneros| Model: Lauren Ryan | Dress: The Dress Theory | Jewelry: Lili Claspe | Coffee: Lift Coffee Roasters … Read More
This Mother’s Day brunch is one of my fav’s and you can see more of it on Green Wedding Shoes! MV florals brought her A game with some amazing protea’s, Witty Rentals swaged up our lounge area, Boho Pillow pillowized (yes thats a word) our brunch, Sweet and Saucy Shop went above and beyond with their amazing desserts that still make me swoon, Type and Title + Walter and George worked magic on the leather signage, Coco Carpets gave me major rug envy, and Kayla Adams, as always, shot these amazing photos- so take a peek!
Photos: Kayla Adams | Makeup: Ligia Rosu | Hair: Cassandra Bickett … Read More
This modern take on Valentines Day is filled with fun patterns, textures, vibrant florals, TONS of DIY, and of course some seriously yummy treats. When designing the party, I wanted to present a different take on the red and pink hearted Valentine’s day decor, while still staying true to the holidays flirty spirit. Each place setting has a hand painted black and white placemat, and yarn wrapped embellishments that offer encouragement and reminders such as, you’re rad, you’re sweet, and you’re hot. The centerpiece is made of a slab of white peg board, and champagne spray painted pipes that overflow with magenta, peach, and red florals- to say that this piece is dramatic is an understatement! Each guest received their own hand painted goodie bags filled with some yummies to take home! Speaking of yummy things- let’s talk desserts! Rock candy cupcakes, homemade watercolor marshmallows, mini donuts, and chocolate strawberry crostini’s (my mouth is watering just reminiscing about it all!) My friend, Cakes and Cuties, outdid herself as always! Over at the coffee bar, we made affagatos with butter pecan ice cream, and heaping chunks of red velvet cake, all soaked in Lift Coffee Roasters piping hot coffee! Hung over head is the phrase ‘Love like Whoa,’ which made for an easy way to dress up a white wall. What party is complete without a photo backdrop? This one is a stunner! Janelle from Lavenders Flowers and myself teamed up to make something that would be unique, and cause pause! We created a mandala of our own out of petals, flower heads, and leaves that really brought the natural elements of outside, indoors. Continuing with the hand painted theme, I made some easy sconces for the wall, filled with organic bouquets from Lavenders Flowers (she’s awesome!), and adorned with poms. I wasn’t lying when I said that this party was filled with DIY’s! I hope these images from To Wander and Seek (check out her stuff of realz) inspire you to think outside the box this Valentines Day!
Affagato bar with a twist! Pecan butter ice cream + red velvet cake all drenched in Lift Coffee Roasters hot coffee!
Mandala backdrop for the win!
Photography: To Wander and Seek | Design: The Shift Creative | Florals: Lavenders Flowers | Desserts: Cakes and Cuties | Coffee: Lift Coffee Roasters
Hope you are supa inspired by this shoot! Stay tuned for lots of DIY coming to you so you can recreate this look!
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Tis the season for The Shift Creative to host, and teach WORKSHOPS! You guys asked, I listened. Prepare yourselves for an afternoon filled with cheer, coffee, creativity, and crafts! This Holiday Workshop will be held between 1-4 o’clock on December 13th at the Lift Coffee Roastery in Riverside, CA. Here you will learn to make your own fringe ornament, mini rope hanging, AND a yarn tassel garland!
What’s in it for you?
– All materials to create three items of decor
– Specialty coffee & drinks from Lift Coffee Roasters
– Bananas by Hannah yummy desserts
– A swag bag for each creator filled by some amazing vendors
– A unique environment to connect, and create with other creatives
Sign up below before spots fill up!>>>
Address to the Workshop:
Lift Coffee Roastery
2060 Chicago Ave. STU #A-10
Riverside, CA. 92507 … Read More