Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

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Flowers are blooming like mad here at the studio.  From bold, graphic patterns to lush romantic bouquet style illustrations, we cannot get enough of this garden inspired subject matter!  Two projects in particular were the talk of the studio this week.  Kate’s Vintage Petal Pattern in shades of aqua, fuchsia and pale yellow were a blast to hand paint.  The graceful swoosh of each petal accented by lively yellow dots are just perfect to welcome Kate’s spring wedding.  Kate’s design really transformed from her original concept begun last summer, have a peek!

Melanie’s intricate, custom illustrated peony pattern is a long time coming to the production room and was highly anticipated by all.  Melanie first contacted me with a photo of her beloved china pattern, hoping to inspire her wedding stationery.  The result was a detailed watercolor painting, rich in color and filled with meticulous hand painted strokes on nearly every inch of the design.    Take a look here to see the progression of her design over the last few months.

So what am I up to?

Jess and I are creating hydrangea samples like crazy.  It seems to be the time of year to obsess over these lush, bountiful blossoms!  Lauren, Jenna and Laura all received hydrangea samples this week!


Packing for my trip to Utah with a stop first in Vegas tomorrow.  Excited to stay again at the luxurious Venetian.  I am positive a new Inspired Ink invitation design will be in the works upon my return, much like what I created after staying at The Encore Las Vegas.

Enjoyed chatting with Anne-Marie, editor of Perfect Bound this week.  We have an exciting project in the works along with the incredibly exciting photographer Daniel Lanton.  I cannot wait to share more soon! By the way, have you seen Daniel’s recent Yosemite National Park photographs?  You must take a moment to have a look, truly captivating shots!

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