Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Momental-for-Ivy-and-Aster

When Jessica from Ivy & Aster came to me with the idea of developing a pattern for their Spring 2016 line, I was floored.  Over the years I’ve had the honor of collaborating on some amazingly cool projects, but I never tire of something new on the horizon. We went to work envisioning Watercolor Flowers for Ivy & Aster.  The finished pattern was derived from our existing collection of patterns but while staying focused on a very specific color palette. {Youthful, ethereal, modern and fresh were some of the adjective at the top of my mind when perfecting these watercolor […]

Frida-Khalo-inspired-artwork

Frida, dear Frida. I often feel like, if I lived in a different time, we could be friends .  We’d likely fight and get under each other’s skin but deep down we’d be some sort of kindred spirit.  But isn’t that what is so magical about this artist, she draws you in and her work makes you feel welcomed into her world of pain and sacrifice, joy and delight. {So many of us can relate to a life where expression is paramount, where friends around a dinner table are just family and where pain and suffering are inevitable.  Frida teaches […]

The definition of the word Handmade literally makes my day: (Made by hand, not by machine and therefore usually of superior quality.} Amen, amen, amen.  Handmade invitations are our thing…but not the quickly pulled together with inferior materials type of handmade.  Our Handmade Wedding Invitations have soul and swagger friends.  We begin with heartfelt artwork, that is, drawings and paintings created by an artist who loves what they do, someone who looks forward to coming to work everyday and make beautiful happen on paper. These days Handmade Wedding Invitations are often confused with DIY Invitations.  There is a difference, a […]

hand-painted-peach-flowers-wedding-invitation

{Flowers are my heart and I don’t feel their tug on my spirit more than this time of year.} Our first home was in upstate New York…an old, 1940’s neighborhood with charming homes but not a lot of land for each owner’s plot.  I gardened to my heart’s content on this small 1/8 of an acre and tried my best to learn everything I could about flowers – how to grow, when and where to grown and so on. Now the Hubby and I live in Pennsylvania on a larger plot of land his parents gifted us.  We built our […]

If you follow me on instagram, you may already know my big news.  For the last year or so I’ve been writing a book pitch and soon after I finally got up the courage to submit it to publishers, I had a contract!  It’s long been my dream to author a book.  I decided that yes, I wanted to be an author and yes the experience is something I consider to be bucket-list- worthy, but no I don’t intend to simply show pretty photos.  Friends #kristysbook (as my intstagram hashtag boasts) will be a book to make you think, one […]