I’ve been featured! {Pretty&Inked}


Words cannot describe my excitement for having been featured on one of Canada’s leading wedding blogs for #alternativecouples!

Check it out!

Pretty&Inked Feature_Nov 25 2014

Read the full feature here.

With love,

Karina Signature

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Sad Panda {but here’s a sneak peek!}


Sorry for the lack of blogging – I’ve been cooking up a storm of crazy projects for a styled shoot this saturday! I am super excited to show you all what I have been working on for some time, but in the mean time here is a sneak peek 😉

I said sneak peek right? Obviously these projects require coffee in zebra print mugs! Stay tuned!

be inspired. live inspired. -Karina Brown

June Promotion {20% Off Services}


We’re running a June Promotion for all couples getting married between January 2015 and June 2015.

If you book any of our services prior to June 30th 2014, you will receive 20% Off! Deal right? Oh, but there’s more! As an added bonus, if you book either our “Infinity” Package or “Everlasting Impression” Package you will receive 50% off any of our rental items! 

So what are you waiting for? Book with Infinity Weddings & Events today! 

be inspired. live inspired. – Karina Brown

Trendy Tuesday: The Latest Craze in {Wedding Sweets}


Out with the old, in with the New! Well, it isn’t really new – just a modern take on a wonderful classic. That classic being the Sugar Cookie of course! 

Cake pops hit the Wedding industry with a bold strike of passion, flavour and a fun and unique added touch to each and every special event. Well, it’s time for a new contender – “gourmet” artistic sugar cookies! 

I was doing some searching on instagram, and came across this amazing page. And low and behold it was a local baker as well! So I contacted “Sugar Shimmer” to see if the lady behind the wonderfully artistic cookies would like to meet and tell me all about her business venture! 

Let me introduce you to one of the sweetest bakers in town, the face behind:

Sugar Shimmer

About Pam Toor

I am Pam toor, My journey into the baking world began in a gradual manner. I have a bachelor degree in fine arts and specialized in graphic designing, which has helped me a great deal with decorating. I approach it as an edible art form.

My degree in fine arts is a boon to my baking and decorating venture. I have been married for 11 years to a very compassionate, understanding and successful businessman. I have been blessed with a son and a daughter . I immigrated to Canada in 2003, and am now creating loveable baked goods for my wonderful present and future clients.

Some of Her Work

Amazing right? Since we couldn’t include all of her amazing cookies on her, you can check out more of Pam’s work from “Sugar Shimmer” on Facebook + Instagram! {<<-follow the links}

All photos courtesy of Sugar Shimmer!

Thanks for reading, until next time..

Cheers!

Karina

be inspired. live inspired. – Karina Brown

DIY Thursday: Whiteboard {Picture Frames}


I’ve been updating my office to be more inspirational, tidy, organized and useful. So what better way then to hand make items to sit inside it. I can stare at my projects and not only feel great about having something handmade, but something to inspire me! 

I’ve been meaning to purchase a giant whiteboard for the office for some time now, so that I can write notes to myself {to do lists, items to pick up, project ideas, etc.}. But I have yet to do it for a few reasons:

  1. They are sooo pricey {and I will always try to save some money where I can – especially now that I have a little kiddo to provide for}
  2. They aren’t that pretty! {I mean, if you want to be inspired – don’t you want something nice to look at?}
  3. And they are heavy {especially the size that I wanted}

So I figured out a way to solve my problem! I present to you: 

 

DIY WHITEBOARD PICTURE FRAMES

 

Supplies Needed

  • Picture Frames {any Shape, Size + Colour}
  • Paper {any Size as long as it is large than the picture frame edges, and colour you want!}
  • Painters tape
  • Paint – any colour you want! {I use regular Acrylic paint, which you can pick up from the dollar store for cheap – works just fine}
  • Paint brush {small/medium size}
  • Scissors
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Scotch tape
  • Whiteboard marker {black works best if you have a colourful pattern underneath the frame glass}

Instructions

Step 1: Grab a piece of regular paper, painters tape, paint and paintbrush. Place tape diagonally across the paper {whichever width apart you choose}. Paint in between the tape pieces. Once dry, slowly peel off the tape {to reveal your clean, crisp freshly painted lines}.

If you don’t want to paint your own “whiteboard” background, then simply go to any craft store {Michaels for example} and purchase a sheet of patterned scrapbook paper. The possibilities are endless {you could even grab some wrapping paper or tissue paper you have stashed away in the corner of your basement hoping to be used up for someones birthday present!} Once you have your “whiteboard” background selected or painted, continue on to step 2! {yay}

Step 2: Trace out the size of the background sheet by using the glass from the frame {you want to make sure it fits in there securely and not wrinkled}.

Step 3: Paint the frame(s) whichever colour you would like {but you don’t have to}. I decided to paint 2 frames white since I had 4 black in total. You know, just to change it up a bit 😉

Step 4: Secure the background sheet with scotch tape {on the corners}. Place the frame backing on top, and close with what ever fasteners are already attached to the frame.

Step 5: TA DA! Your frames are complete, and you can now grab your Dry Erase Marker and have some fun! {please make sure you don’t grab permanent marker… though I feel like that’s a given being said}

This project cost me a total of $0! {reason being is that I already had the frames, paint, paper and the rest of the supplies!}. I will probably change out the paper backing – but for now they will do the trick!

These are also great additions to any wedding or event {can be used like “chalkboard signs”} – use them on the buffet, candy bar, sweets bar, drink station {the possibilities are endless!}

Until next time, thanks for stopping by!

Karina

be inspired. live inspired. – Karina Brown

Trendy Tuesday: Diaper Cakes {And So Much More!}


Yes, Baby Showers are about celebrating the Mom-to-be – but they have also become so much more!

Ever since hiring Wedding Planners has become common practice {and a necessity} in this day and age, Bridal Showers + Baby Showers have also been added to the bill! With all of the decor, buffet set-up, games, treats, gourmet cakes, yada yada yada {the list goes on forever} – Baby Showers have become the next biggest event after the Wedding {as it should be!}

The latest craze which is very on trend for Baby Shower’s are Diaper Cakes! They’re super adorable, create a wonderful centrepiece for the buffet table {or wherever they are placed}, AND are very practical! Once the shower is over, the Mom-to-be can unwrap the entire cake and place those handy diapers straight into the change table drawer! {That is if she wants to part with the super cute centrepiece}

If you are hosting a Baby Shower for a friend or a family member – then I suggest you check out Kim Godkin’s work at “Diaper Creations & Beyond”. Kim is a local Calgarian, also a single Mother, who thoroughly enjoys what she does!

 

Diaper Creations & Beyond

 Diaper Creations & Beyond is proudly owned and operated
by Kim Godkin in Calgary, Alberta Canada.

I have been making diaper cakes for friends and family here and there never thinking I could turn my passion into a business, but here I am!

I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and have seen many changes come to the city. I am a single mom with one wonderful daughter who inspires me and gives me her opinions on my creations, and even helps come up with new ones. The eyes through a child are amazing and she comes up with some fantastic ideas that I never would have thought of.

I love creating diaper cake designs and dedicate my time to make each one special. My cakes are individually hand crafted with care! No two cakes look exactly alike! All diaper cakes, gifts and favors are made to order. I do not pre-make them and have them sitting on a shelf! – Kim Godkin

All of her diaper cakes are created with competitive prices, quality brand materials, and excellent customer service.

All diaper cakes and baby shower gifts are decorated with practical and useful baby care goodies. The diaper cake can be easily disassembled, and all are made with Huggies or Pampers brand diapers. Kim does not use pins or glue on the diapers, so each diaper can be used afterwards!

*Mouse over pictures for pricing information*

More Reasons to buy a Diaper Cake

  • Diaper Cakes are a unique centerpiece for a baby shower
  • Mom can never have too many diapers
  • Make a lasting impression on a client, co-worker or the mom-to-be that will be unforgettable!

Ingredients can include:

  • Johnson & Johnson baby products
  • Socks
  • Pacifiers
  • Clothing
  • Hats
  • Receiving Blankets
  • Toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Books
  • Bath Toys
  • etc…

**All Diaper cakes can be made with larger diapers to accommodate older children.
**Note: Organic baby products (extra $ will apply)

To order a diaper creation, or to find out more information, contact Kim at:

Email: diapercreationsbeyond@hotmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diapercreationsbeyond

 

 Photos Courtesy of: Diaper Creations & Beyond

 

Thanks for stopping by, 
Cheers!

Karina

live inspired. be inspired. – Karina Brown

Website is LIVE {Woo Hoo!}


After months of late nights {with coffee + ritz crackers and peanut butter}, we have finally launched our website!

Check it out, we hope that you like it!

 

Infinity Weddings & Events Website

www.infinityweddingevents.com

 

Be sure to tell your friends… we’d love to work with you all 😉 

Cheers!

Karina

 

Wherever you go, there you are” – Jon Kabat-Zinn