12 days of favorite things....flower pins

These beautiful flower pins from togetherforeverboutique.com are available in most every color. This would be a great accessory for the bridal party. They can be worn as headbands, shoe clips, hair clips, pins and on hair combs.

12 days of favorite things...rules of the red rubber ball

Rules of the Red Rubber Ball by Kevin Carroll is a simple but delightful storytelling. Its about finding your own “red rubber ball” and chasing it to your heart’s content. Kevin channels his childhood passion for sport and play into a universally appealing blueprint for life. A must for your library.

ENTER TO WIN: Email { info@carladaviddesign.com } us with "favorite things" in the subject line and we'll enter you to win some great prizes. Drawing will take place on 12/4

12 days of favorite things....josh groban "noel" cd

I love Christmas music. We've chosen this classic CD from Josh Groban as one of our favorite things.

ENTER TO WIN: Email { info@carladaviddesign.com } us with "favorite things" in the subject line and we'll enter you to win some great prizes. Drawing will take place on 12/4

12 days of favorite things....cupcake wrappers

These cupcake wrappers bring any cupcake to life. They are available in many different laser cut designs. Easily assembles to slip your favorite cupcake or candy-filled cup into for a marvelous display. Create a beautiful cupcake tree, set at each place setting as a party favor, the possibilities are endless. Available at www.fancyflours.com

12 days of favorite things....bra bag and panty pak

Our next item can be found at Bra-la-la in Maple Lawn. This is the perfect gift for that women who has everything or travels a lot. The Bra bag keeps your bra cups from folding in and the panty pak keeps the clean and dirty panties separate. They are available in all sorts of colors and patterns.

12 days of favorite things...."glam the dress"

So for my 5 year anniversary I modeled my wedding dress for a "glam the dress" photo session with balance photography. It was a lot of fun and highly recommended. Instead of trashing your dress after your wedding day...glam it up with beads, boas, flowers, all the things you know you couldn't walk down the aisle with. Here's your chance to go wild. You get a fun book of all your pictures at the end of the session.

press release :: holiday open house a success

Carla David Design Hosts First Annual Holiday Open House

11-18-09 – Maryland-based graphic design boutique and studio, Carla David Design LLC, hosted their first annual Holiday Open House November 12, 2009. Over 75 guests attended including business owners, past and current clients and event and wedding professionals from Maryland, DC, and VA. Design projects from this past year were showcased including invitations, save the dates, menu cards, programs, favors and print designs. Carla David Design LLC also showcased 12 of their favorite things which included items from local small businesses. These items can be viewed on their website and blog, www.carladaaviddesign.com. Thanks to all those who attended the successful event.

12 days of favorite things....garden.in.a.bag

Sometimes it's hard to get started on growing even simple plants like herbs. These Gardens-In-A-Bag make is very easy to start — they have an enclosed tin of seed, which you mix right into the included soil. That's pretty much it, the plant grows in the bag itself. They have basil, oregano, italian parsley, chives, lavender, alpine strawberry or mini-tomato. The price is $8-10 for a bag

ENTER TO WIN: Email { info@carladaviddesign.com } us with "favorite things" in the subject line and we'll enter you to win some great prizes. Drawing will take place on 12/4

12 days of favorite things....floral wreath

When I first saw this floral wreath from Fleur di lis Florist I knew it was one of my favorite things. They do amazing work and this wreath just proves it. Wouldn't this look great on your door this holiday season?

12 days of favorite things....chalkboard candle

The Chalkboard Candle from delight.com. I love these soy based candles because you can truly be creative with your message. Change it up for your event, leave a message for your loved one. These candles each come with three pieces of colored chalk.

ENTER TO WIN: Email { info@carladaviddesign.com } us with "favorite things" in the subject line and we'll enter you to win some great prizes. Drawing will take place on 12/4

12 days of favorite things....BeeGee Bags

Today will be the first of our 12 day series. If you missed our Holiday Open House and didn't get to see the unveiling of our favorite things, you will now have a chance to see all the goodies and win one of the items......so without delay, drum roll please...in no particular order.....
The unveiling of one of our favorite things is the BeeGee Bags.

This year we chose items that we have enjoyed this year or have just caught our eye. The first item is the BeeGee Bags. These clutches are made to order in all types of fabrics with matching colored lining. They are a great addition to any wardrobe.

photo booth pictures from holiday open house

To prove our holiday open house was a blast check out our photos from the photo booth. Photo booth is from Love Life Images. Jennifer thanks so much for the fun you brought with your photo booth. You can check out all the images here. Event Key: lovelife

inspiration board for tonights party

Have you ever wondered just how something all comes together? Well it starts with an inspiration board. We pulled together ideas that we like and that capture the feel and theme of the event we want to portray. Well for tonights event (our holiday open house) we started with this inspiration board and then it just unfolded from there. So come tonight and let us know what you think. Every detail of the event was created and designed by carla david design. We wanted to show you and inspire you for your next event. For those who can't make it stay tuned for pictures from this evening's event.

holiday cards

Are you still deciding on what kind of card to send your family and loved ones this year? Don't wait any longer. Let us help you design the perfect Holiday card that the whole family will want to keep on their fridge all year long.

one more day until our holiday open house

Holiday Open House
8170 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton MD

Come check out what we've been up this past year. You will not want to miss this event. We will be unveiling our favorite things and they might become your favorite things too. See you tomorrow night!

{photo: coastal living}

One place I love is the beach. I grew up in California and only 5 minutes walking distance from the crashing waves and sandy beaches. This holiday season I was looking for ways to incorporate my love for the beach and when I opened coastal living this wreath just popped out at me. Love love love it! It looks a lot like Christmas around here!

blogged about...

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recap: march of dimes signature's chefs auction

Last Monday the March of Dimes hosted their Signature Chefs Auction at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in downtown Baltimore. It was a huge success and with chefs from all over Baltimore creating their best dish for all to sample. We designed the invitations for this years big event along with the program and many other details. Thanks to all those who came out to support the cause. The money raised supports healthy babies.

Christmas Gifts: Personal Stationery

Now that Halloween is over I'm always on the lookout for the perfect Christmas gift for my friends and loved ones. If you come to our Open House on November 12 you will see some of our favorite things that will be perfect gifts this Holiday Season. But I'm going to keep you waiting until later to find out what they are...so until then, we would like to recommend personal stationary. Writing letters is the lost art that I would like to see come back. The digital age as convenient allowed us send our messages through space but it's just the the same. Everyone needs to have their personal styled stationery. So look no further and call today. Her are a couple that just came off press.

Destination Style Invitations

{ photo: Photography by Alexander }

Are you planning an event or wedding in another town or country? Or maybe you just love to travel and explore. Well this is great way to get your guests in the mood for your destination or travel theme event. Ticket style invitations and passport stamp monogram. As you see here the design was carried into the escort cards and table numbers. Where do you want to go?

Feature: Professional Wedding Guild

{Photos: photole’ photography }

In September we had the honor of designing menu cards for the Professional Wedding Guild Luncheon at the beautiful Hotel Monaco in downtown Baltimore. The event was designed by Drew Vanlandingham from The Vanlandingham Design Studio. The theme was "Hollywood Glam". We designed 5 different designs that brought the whole event together. Having these different looks for the menu cards is a great way to add variety within the look and feel of the event. This was a great event congrats to the team at the Perfect Wedding Guild for a successful event.