Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

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Tropical orchids abound in this colorful Hawaii wedding invitations. Strong fuchsia and white blooms create a dramatic frame for a cut-away view of a lush tropical island. Heavy white and gold hand painting is a fun contrast to the soft flowing watercolor oceanscape. With so much artwork, not much else is needed to get everyone excited for the event!

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I travel friends, a lot apparently and 2015 was quite possibly the tie breaker year for my globetrotting urges.  Combine a love to adventure on a moment’s notice with a looming book deadline calling me to find exotic locations to shoot in and write about and there you have it…my craziest travel schedule to date.  We began in early September and landed right smack dab in the middle of December (and with a babe in my arms nonetheless).  Montana, France, Switzerland, West Virginia and then Texas…Yup all in a matter of two months. Today though is a diary post of my […]

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This week’s Painterly Prose features a sweet thought from Dionne Christiansen, in free flowing, whimsical script. A perfect match for our loose, sketchy blooms touched with vibrant watercolor. Who will you share your journey with today?

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We’ve created many a myriad of takes on the traditional couples’ family crest, but none quite like this one. These Modern Crest Wedding Invitations were articulated in timeless white engraving on linen cardstock, gold foil with hand painted abstract florals. From the beginning, Wendy had clear ideas for the design and presentation of her stationery. Each one was nested in a custom made, hand painted wood crate, with a full silk bow and a lusciously painted ensemble folder. Organic, free-flowing calligraphy from Kelle McCarter defines the body of the design, crowned with a monogrammed crest incorporating the same floral pattern. {As an extra glint of glam, gold […]

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I’ve been doing a lot of late nights these days.  Not sure if I’m trying to pump myself up for sleepless baby nights or what but less sleep has been my mantra as of late.  Something about the quiet of the house when you’re the only one awake is sacred in a way, like you are experiencing time that no one else is a part of.  In these wee hours time opens up and slows down.  Thinking takes on a new meaning and my hand craves a brush, pen, marker or whatever will facilitate meditation on paper. {In these late […]