Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Navy and Pink

I just finished working on envelopes that incorporate one of my favorite color palettes: navy and pink.
I love working with square envelopes!
I used Ziller Ink in Midnight Blue and a Brause EF66 nib--my favorite. The envelopes were lined with a beautiful bright pink liner. Love. I don't know if it's the nautical-ness about the colors or what, but it's just a beautiful combination to me...and not just in weddings!
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Monday, October 15, 2012


I love fall. It is by far my favorite season. I have been able to be apart of some beautiful fall weddings this year and cannot wait to get pictures back to show you. Until then, I'm beginning to see things calm down for 2012 and rev up with early spring weddings. Get on the books soon...I can already tell 2013 is going to be a fun and busy year! Happy fall!

Friday, November 11, 2011

This is why I love working with brides...

I recently worked on a lovely project with CopperDog Press.  The bride wanted white on navy for both her invitation and envelopes.  I LOVE working with navy.  To me, it's my basic black.  And I LOVE working with white ink on envelopes.  To me, it always looks prettier.  It was so fun to get pictures from the bride throughout the process.  Here are a couple she sent me.

Didn't Donna at Copper Dog Press do an amazing job with the invites?!  I really enjoyed creating the calligraphy design for this invite.

 Note to self: I love how she packages the final product.  Twine with a little tag with her logo on it.

Here was one shot from the envelope addressing.

Rebecca sent me some shots of her diy part.  She lined the envelopes with beautiful paper to get it an elegant touch of color.

Love the stamps!  The fit perfectly with all of her colors!

Thanks Rebecca and Donna for including me on this project!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jazzing up the Black and White

I typically don't dig plain black and white invitations.  One, when I think of weddings, I automatically think of soft, romantic colors.  But also I think about what people are going to think when they open up their mail and see the invitation.  Black and white doesn't seem like anything too terribly different than Jack and Jill's invite from last year.

But I recently worked with the wonderful Kristen from Five Dot Design and seeing the final product convinced me that black and white can definitely stand out if done well.

Isn't it pretty?!  Very simple but with a "BAM" pouch for all the inserts.

Up close on the names.  The bride and groom names are definitely my favorite part to pen.  I'm pretty proud of this invitation suite.  First time using a new image edit process and first official invitation use of Ornamental Penmanship.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Frosty Came to Visit

It's crazy what moving a couple of hours north can give you!  So excited about the first snow of the year!!!  We were snowed in this morning and my husband decided we should take a break (which turned out to be way too long to fall under the definition of "break") and build snowmen.  So here they are...meet Mr. Casey Frosty and Mrs. Abigail Frosty!

You can't really tell by the picture, but I tried to give mine a "womanly figure" and it ended up looking a little too much like a Mrs. "Anna Nicole Smith" Frosty.  Oh well.  Mr. Frosty resembles his creator way too much...bow tie and all.  Frosty kisses to all!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fall in Love

This weekend, we went down to Huntsville for the wedding of Sara Beth and Matthew.  It was a beautiful wedding full of lots of love and laughter.  I had the joy of doing the calligraphy for her wedding invitations.

She chose a beautiful ecru paper with deckled edge used a chocolate brown ink in the Savannah style.  I loved the look.  It was elegant and classy, yet the deckle edge gave it the rustic charm that was so apparent all throughout their wedding day.  Here's a storyboard I put together based off of the theme's of Sara Beth and Matt's wedding.  Love to them both!

From top left: Lanterns from restorationhardware.com; StyleMePretty; Beautiful Junko Yoshioka Susan Wedding gown; StyleMePretty; Classic Bride; Mulling apple Cidar from William-Sonoma; StyleMePretty; dessy pulls by Janis Miller; JonathanKlunk.com; FarmhouseMusings blog

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Frustrations Galore...

I had grand plans of posting fun and inspiring pictures for my second post and yet the only things going through my head are cushions.  Yes, cushions.  One of my biggest flaws (and when I'm lucky, strengths) is that I  find gorgeous, stylish pictures and think, "I could totally do that and save so much money!"

We just moved to an adorable, new town with, in my mind, a major step up from our 650 square foot apartment.  So naturally I start dreaming of decorating and nesting.  When I saw this picture from Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper blog   I thought it would be perfectly chic in our new townhome.

I had a wingback armchair already and found another on Craig's List for $30.00.  I thought to myself "how hard could it be".  I found some pretty, smokey-colored fabric on fabric.com and actually accomplished the reupholstery part of it all with flying colors!

So who would have thought that I would get completely stumped by that blasted cushion!  A couple of attempts later (I'm not above trying hand-sewing and iron-on adhesive) and all I've got is this:

Put together with these because I got so frustrated:

And utterly hating this:

I called a couple of upholstery places and the cushions ALONE would cost over $100.00...I mean, that completely defeats the purpose of this clever idea of mine.  So, after a couple of punches thrown at the cushion and the sewing machine, I have decided to pen some calligraphy samples, drink some hot tea, go for a jog, and duke it out later.  For now, let's hope the hubs doesn't notice the safety pins holding the fabric on the cushions together.