recently inspired: valentine’s day

just the other day, i decided to put together a little bit of inspiration for valentine’s day. with a little twist on the traditional holiday palette, i combined handmade envelopes, hand-cut hearts and painted valentines. both the handwritten valentine and the painted valentine are samples of new items in the shop. also in store are a few other exciting products soon to come. i hope you are inspired by love. enjoy!

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product spotlight: baby announcement

this is hopefully the first of many updated products for this new year (look for calendars coming soon!)

this baby announcement can be customized with full name, birth stats, birth date and more if you’d like. for more details and information, please head over to my etsy shop! you can convo me there or email me to begin the process of creating your own. enjoy!

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recently featured: irrelephant

about a month ago, i had the honor of collaborating with the wonderful joanna ballentine and molly stilley of irrelephant. they were creating a inspirational shoot for a non-traditional thanksgiving table and i was able to hand-letter a menu and placecards. the incredibly talented ginny au styled the shoot and the table was rustic, simple and a beautiful option for the holiday season.

below are a few images of both the place cards and menu, and a few shots from joanna of the day. head on over here to see the rest of the shoot for yourself. thanks so much to all the ladies for the chance to be involved in such a fun shoot!

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inspiration: thanksgiving favor idea

for me, the special moments of the holiday season are always captured in the smallest details. i styled a simple place setting consisting of copper, kraft, and cranberry. this look is simplistic but full of texture. a kraft paper roll (like the one below) could be woven through pumpkins or other decor to mark place cards for each guest.

this year, i was inspired to create individual favors for each guest to take home. mulled cider is a popular drink of choice during the holidays, and this favor idea has everything that they would need packed in a small muslin bag to make their own warm beverage this season.

to make your own mulling spices here’s what you’ll need:
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon allspice berries
1 teaspoon whole cloves
2 whole star anise (optional)
cardamom pods (optional)

to make cider, break up the larger spices, place them all in a cheesecloth pouch. pour 2 quarts of apple cider into a pot. add 4 strips of lemon or orange zest and the spice mixture and heat until warm enough to serve.

warmest wishes to your family this thanksgiving.

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outdoor spring wedding: details

back in the spring, i had the chance to help two dear friends style their wedding. they asked me to help with almost every part of the execution of their day and i was so honored to be involved in each and every detail. from menus and programs to flowers, bouquets and seating charts, everything was handwritten and attended to with care to make sure their day was perfect. even though the weather was unexpectedly cold and rainy, it was still a beautiful union to behold. below are pictures captured from the extremely wonderful and talented, mandy busby. it was a pleasure to finally meet and work with her. enjoy!

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recently quoted

i recently created a custom painting for a wedding gift. she provided her favorite quote and asked me to letter it plus add in some watercolor touches. below is the final product of a line from the movie love actually. if you’d like something similar created for you or for someone you know, please contact me through my etsy shop or send me an email. enjoy!

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chalkboard compositions

many times, i look for potential in unexpected places. such was the case the other day at a favorite store when i stumbled upon geometric shaped chalk in the kids section. i thought it would be fun to shoot and also great to try out on my chalkboard. so, i searched through my stash of favorite quotes and compiled a couple of compositions together. enjoy!

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recently lettered: custom projects

a few more custom projects have come my way in the past few weeks. one was a special request by a client to a designer who had re-branded her website, the other was by a sweet friend for a wedding gift. both were extremely different in undertaking, but so much fun to make. i love that i get to do this kind of work – it’s so fulfilling to allow people the freedom to help express their own vision and create something they truly love. if you have an idea for a project for yourself, please head to my shop to start the process. hope you enjoy!

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recently inspired: mother’s day brunch

the other day i put together a little inspiration for a mother’s day brunch table setting. i arranged a few new props, including some vintage plates and newly purchased trimmings. the place setting is set in two ways. one with a place card idea, and the second with a menu. all pieces were created by using watercolors and are handwritten, and the tags are now available in the shop! if you’d like something created for a special occasion you have coming up, i’d love to hear from you!

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