Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Today let’s take a stroll in Paris if you will… Years ago I designed a pattern inspired by Versailles Gardens that we lovingly call Versailles Swirl.  Nothing gets me more excited than a bride who visions something I never have.  Lauren did just that.  She combined Versailles Swirl and Sculpted Blooms to create a breathtaking suite. The softest of pinks and shimmery whites… all sculpted into lovely shape.  The pink blooms began as white rice paper, then were hand painted with soft watercolor washes. …All tucked in petite boxes ready to mail… What I adore most about this artwork are […]

I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to share more from a 2011 project that still makes my heart skip a beat.  With Spring giving us sweet little reminders of her bounty lately and the cold air turning warm, I thought this week was the time.  The posts I will share this week originally went live back in June of 2011 and it’s images and story were featured on Style Me Pretty, Sparkle and Hay and countless other blogs so, of course, a simple re-post just won’t do.  I will be adding images and content throughout (noted with a *) […]

Claire planned an over the top celebration for her twins’ B’nai Mitzvah.  First a trek to Jamaica where Alanna and A.J. were called to the Torah and then the big party at home.  These lavishly painted invitation set the tone for a sophisticated yet tropical inspired affair! From the invitation and maps to the artwork tags and reply card there were hundreds of brushstrokes on each of these beauties.  Creamy inks mixed with shimmer in shades of gold, ivory, green, coral and taupe. Jess and Stephanie labored over this watercolor map, complete with a detailed painting of a vintage compass.  […]

I tried my mod side on for size recently…. so look on and let me know what you think.  Leila, my go to gal at Be Inspired PR challenged me with this low color, high drama project she produced for Matchbook Magazine.  Matchbook is a fabulous lifestyle publication we’ve been admiring for a long time.  Matchbook loves to fill their pages with the chicest of home decor inspiration around.  Leila pulled together a team for one edge of the nation to the other to bring this Winter Party Inspiration to life and boy did we! A sleek palette of silvers […]