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Farm Elegance

Country chic inspiration for my “Jackson” invitation suite!

Farm Chic inspiration board

left to right & top to bottom
1. Rustic Wedding Chic  2. The Farmhouse Inn  3. Rock My Wedding - Assassynation
4. Ariel Dearie Flowers   5. Cake - Bouchee
6. OnceWed - DIY bunting  7. Boho Weddings

 And here’s Jackson . . .  more details later this week!



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Spring is here and I find myself in the midst of a creative flood. I can’t help it. I should be spring cleaning but I’ve ended up under a pile of projects. Oh well, wish me luck! I’ll be sharing many of my new creations here so you can let me know if you think it was time well spent. Have a lovely week!!

Design works

Exotic Invitations - Meet Sophia

Saturday, I gave you a little taste of Exotic Romance so I thought I’d introduce you to “Sophia”, the invitation suite.  She started when I was doing some doodling some ideas and started working on a peacock.  Several years ago, my 1st invitation project featured a peacock but with more of a classical Italian look. I wanted this one to have more of an exotic Asian look with lots of bold, bright colors.

Sophia 4

Sophia ASophia 3

Sophia C

If you’re interested in the “Sophia” collection for your event click here.

Calligraphy by Annelies Kisiah

Exotic Romance

This winter has been pretty brutal for just about the entire US in one way or another. I don’t know about you but I’m so ready for Spring and these really pretty days waking up to 34 degree temps are just cruel! I’m ready for bright, beautiful colors and warm breezes that wrap around bare arms and caress your face. I’m talking about the kind of days that create audacious flowers that are so beautiful they make blades of grass stand tall and take notice.

I’ve been working, here and there, on this inspiration board for a while. The artwork for the invitation I created comes from last Fall! I love these colors and I really wanted it to be just right!  Also, I was lucky enough to discover an amazing calligrapher right in my own back yard! Annelies was so helpful, creative, and absolutely wonderful to work with. If you’re looking for reasonably priced calligraphy with a super-fast turn around I would highly recommend her. You’ll see lots of her work featured here!

Exotic Romance

left to right & top to bottom
1. J.Hoque Photography  2. White Tulips & Annelies Kisiah  3. Prince of Wales Museum
(Center/Right) 4. Corsage- Southern Girl Weddings  5. BHLDN  -  gowns
6. Matt Theilen Photography &  One Fine Day
7. Archive Rentals    8. Peacock Cake - Heather Barranco Dreamcakes

For more “Exotic Romance” inspiration . . .


Pretty Supplies

I’m super excited to share some of the artwork I’ve been working on lately but, in the meantime, here’s a quick project to inspire you . . .

I don’t know about you but I LOVE office supplies. But the cheap looking (even when they’re not) holders for some of these don’t do much for me. The new designs are getting much better and I like the look of Martha Stewart’s line of office items but they don’t work with my desk. Since it’s front and a little off-center in my living room I don’t want it to look cluttered and uber-functional. I much prefer the “something” pretty. So, I decided to create something myself.

Desktop Jar project

First, I used a glass-bonding glue to glue super-strong magnets into the lid. This bit can be a tad tricky as the magnets will most likely be very attracted to each other. Also, you’ll want to be sure to let the glue cure for at least 24 hours before you paint the outside of the lid.

Gold Jar 6Next, I painted the lid (outside only) with an acrylic paint in a metallic gold. It took a few coats to get a really good finish but I’m really happy with how it turned out.

Originally, I had planned to leave the bottom clear but I decided to add a decorative paper to keep things looking a little cleaner. I cut the paper to size and then divided it into 4 smaller sections. Then, using Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage, I applied the sheets inside of the jar wall-paper style. After letting everything dry for 24 hours I have a sassy new paper-clip, binder, rubber-band holder for my desk! Yi-pee!

Gold Jar 5

Gold Jar 3

Gold Jar 4

Have a lovely day! See you soon!

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