Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

I could not be more excited that it is now officially appropriate to go Holiday wild!  To be honest, we’ve been listening to Holiday tunes at the studio for the last two weeks!  Imagine my thrill when the talented Janie from The Brides Cafe surprised me with this savvy Holiday shoot last week!  From time to time I send Janie stationery pieces, rarely knowing exactly how she plans to use them.  But oh the thrill of delicious surprise… You may recognize the stationery pieces from a project with Bride and Bloom Magazine but we love seeing them again!  Read more […]

Fresh off the phone with Claudine and feeling incredibly inspired.  The Grand Roche in South Africa is their magical venue while a rich and sophisticated palette of dark teals and maroon are the palette.  Adore it all. The Grand Roche, Vineyard Wedding, Papers, Landscape Watercolor Wedding Invitations, Wine Bottles and Ring Shot,

Today I am thrilled to feature the images of one of my favorite people in this industry.  Donna Von Bruening shoots clean, classic images that truly can be admired for lifetimes.  We love her… period. When planning began for Engage!11 I was honored to contribute opinions on color concept.  Of course big ideas got me into big trouble…The good kind of trouble though, the kind we thrive on.  So the thought was to evolve color over three days and along with it the stationery palette as well.  So began the adventure of creating color appropriate pieces for a three day […]

I’m back today with more from Engage!11 in Grand Cayman!  With all the fabulous inspiration it is difficult to choose what to share.  We created a suite of custom stationery pieces using the gorgeous papers of Envelopments in addition to some uncommon materials too!  The event itinerary was printed on canvas, imparting a luxe texture that was heaven to the touch.  A watercolor coral pattern set the stage for our SKETCHED logo featuring a sassy starfish illustration.  Thick ivory and gold inks were  hand painted into each creature with a swooshy wash of tan watercolor across the words Grand Cayman! […]

It can be difficult to put into words the impact of a moment.  How can I describe a collection of stories, laughter, conversation that courses through my mind like strong coffee on a clear, sunny morning?  Inspiration is plenty these days.  It seems we don’t need to seek it out, it finds us.  However, what we do with that inspiration once its initial novelty wears away, is what speaks of our true entrepreneurial nature. If you’ve followed my blog for some time you may have heard me speak of these Engage experiences.  I am back from Grand Cayman and while […]