Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Earlier this year Kathryn contacted me with an idea.  Her wedding she explained was to be inspired in part by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  How lovely.  Her ideas were clear but Kathryn reached out to me to bring the vision to life and I am SOOO glad she did! We decided a new Vintage Lacy Tree illustration was in order so I went to work on created this magical, washy watercolor tree trunk complete with a peeking fairy wing, dragonflies, hummingbird and creepy, crawly tree roots.  I have been experimenting with new closure/embellishment details and this hanging shimmery painted […]

After a rainy weekend and dreary few days to follow, the sun is finally shining here in Northeast PA!  How appropriate since today I am sharing my very sunny collaboration with Good Life Events and Llanes Photography!  Recently Melissa from The Loveliest Day featured this concept shoot on her very lovely blog! Ready for a vacation right?  I know I am!  The caspian napkins and those jade green vases let you know immediately you are in store for a color experience.  Oh and those peach carnations were the perfect choice to allow the other colors to really sing! I love […]

3 weeks until #Renewalinzion and one month until #Renewalinpa.  Besides asking myself “what were you thinking” daily and calming the cake transport, delivery and setup fears, all plans are progressing well and things are lookin’ good!  Many have asked how the cake design is coming so read on as I dive a bit deeper into one of my favorite aspects of the planning to date. Remember my two days in New York last month when I met with the lovely Sylvia Weinstock and had one of my artistic dreams come true?  At our meeting I received the green light from […]

I decided to re-schedule today’s intended post for tomorrow.  Sometime you just have to make a decision and act.  As you know I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve and the past two days are shining examples of that.  I’m an artist; living, breathing, full of emotions and ready to express them.  Yesterday I was faced with a rough situation.  At the time it seemed paramount, impacting and devastating.  I spent several hours ranting, fearing, resolving and expounding on my disappointments. A switch flipped and in one moment I was shocked at the tremendous energy I was investing […]