When we got the first round proof back on the wedding invitation, the monogram that they had drawn looked like something out of a cartoon... And clearly THAT wasn't happening. So, me being me, and knowing exactly what I want, and not being able to find it... I thought "Hey! I have a design firm! I should just do it myself!"
Genius, except that I am a client manager and a branding consultant, not an actual designer. Thus began the Great Monogram Adventure of 2010 in which my Adobe Illustrator skills were tested to the limit. (What are vectors?)
After hours toiling away (in the dead of winter, uphill both ways) I have emerged victorious. Ta da!