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Jess and Gino’s jewel tone lotus wedding stationery collection was everyone’s favorite this week. Panos chose an abstract peacock feather artwork interpretation while Julie opted for a more realistic rendering of vibrant plumeria. I am just gushing over Lisa’s River Tree Wedding Invitation – really – cannot stop commenting on it.

I had the pleasure of meeting a gr of great ladies at Blogging Bootcamp on Wednesday, hosted by Liene Stevens of The Smart Planner and Blue Orchid Designs

@ capriesevents @MewPaperArts @abcddesigns @tammygolson @asyouwishwed @EliteAffairs @attn2perf

What inspired me this week?

Donna has a way – the emotion captured in this father daughter dance photo is gripping.

Tonal texture galore via Southern Weddings.

Priceless insight to Inspire entreprenuers.

Happy weekend all!


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Layers of watercolor paper proved to be the perfect backdrop.

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Black, yellow and white – yum! Pretty papers fresh from our travels to the National Stationery Show.

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Shane sent these to me late last night – I am just thrilled. I really love how he captured the hand-painted details on Shea’s unique wedding announcement.

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The day I have been waiting for, losing sleep over and after hours prepping for is finally complete! Shane East lugged his gear to the studio and set up a traveling photo studio to capture nearly 1500 shots just in the first day(more to come on Thursday). The studio was a mess of paper, paint and flower pieces being tossed/placed here and there to create the perfect environment for our invites. To experience these collections come to life on camera was quite exhilarating. I can hardly wait for the new website launch in only 3 weeks!

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Each collection was “organized” onto a board for easy access during the shoot.

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Jessica’ s posing for an artwork shot. Her hands are so much prettier than mine!

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Fresh flowers are always a part of my photos – this lovely Iris was in it’s prime today.
Raffit Ribbons vintage spools proved to be the perfect detail in several shots.

Check in later this week for a sneak peek at my newest collections! Tomorrow Kelley, Jan and I are off to Blogging Bootcamp with the amazing Liene Stevens – NYC here we come…again!
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Momental in the City!


May 20, 2009

Jessica and I spent a whirlwind day in NYC on Monday at The National Stationery Show. The show albeit smaller than other years was a challenge to cover in one day but we did it and managed to leave feeling invigorated and brimming with ideas!
We spent nearly an hour rummaging through the trims and ribbons at the Raffit Ribbon booth. I can hardly wait to receive my first order tomorrow!

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The Dutch Door Press booth drew me right in. I was so taken with the simple imagery and bold colors.

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Perhaps my favorite find was the Mother/Daughter team from Doodlespark. Hand-drawn pattern is their story and elegantly bold color is their palette.
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Joy

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Celebrate

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Magic

Every glance at these patterns reveals something new. I am obsessed with the negative space in “Magic” – so mysterious, textural…Take a moment and visit their site, comment on their blog and share their amazing talents!

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This week we had a blast creating our newest designs. Danielle and Jesse’s Rehobath Beach inspired design features a simple illustration of the dunes hand-painted with touches of gold and sage. Sarah’s pathway tree includes tiny butterfly’s – perfect for her ceremony at Butterfly Gap Retreat in Tennesee. We just love Kim’s raffi tied gatefold which opens to reveal her very own birdhouse tree! I included a quick sneak peek at my new website scheduled to launch next month!

And lastly Jessica and I are heading to the National Stationery Show on Monday – looking forward to sharing!

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The hubby sent me perfect pink roses for our anniversary last week… I’ve thoroughly enjoyed their lovliness on my desk all week!

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Gabriella’s oversized lacy stamp invite was everyone’s favorite this week. We placed over 1200 rhinestones!

Check out my favorite reads from the last few days:

Amazing post on hunitng down vintage stamps for your invites – the ladies at 100 layer Cake were nice enough to mention our contribution!

Globetrotting Bride blog wins the award for Best Honeymoon Blog – yay!

Wow – Jennie and Pedro’s wedding on Los Angeles Style unvelied. The ring shot is perfect!

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I explore Karen Tran’s blog and website almost daily and each time I visit I notice something new. I fell for her suspended orchid centerpiece creation – the graceful shapes, crisp color and glistening details are just breathtaking. For this week’s Inspired Ink post I created a Cascading Vintage Lacy design in shades of ecru, gray and lush green. I love how the shadows in the glass ornaments echo the crystal glistening on the invitation.

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This afternoon I am creating a design for Michelle that is entirely inspired by the Moroccan tile floor at the Hotel Fauchère in Milford, Pennsylvania. I revisited the website today to gather images for color direction and created a simple inspiration board. I am obsessed with the look of the bar – everything from the Warhol/Lennon photo to the precise color arrangement of each bottle.

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