Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

If you don’t already know, I am a handbag junkie.  Kate Spade is my drug of choice.  I get lost in their iconic styling of candy colored accessory mojo that blows my mind every season.  When I got wind of their newest and oh so Kate Bridal Collection aptly named Wedding Belles (and Whistles), I could barley contain myself.  A few of my favorites…. Sea Glass Twisted Statement Necklace, Wedding Belles Elenore Dress, Wedding Belles Kaye Dress , Mod Dot Tights Go check it out…what are your favorites?

Earlier this week I shared the 2010 Momental Gift Guide and today after swooning the entire week decided to create an invitation inspired by this lovely bag by one of my favs, Kate Spade.  Iconic shapes, delicate patterns, unexpected materials and saturated color use are hallmarks of this fashion icon’s designs.  Who wouldn’t be inspired? My interpretation of the Candy Darling bag includes Envelopments Ecru Swiss dot pattern stock, wax paper and a gold beading. My highly stylized Dahlia boom was completely hand painted onto a wax paper element wrapped around the top one third of the invitation layout.  Shimmery […]

Know any artists on your Holiday list or at least an admirer?  If you are like me, anything with a hand-crafted story or artful/vintage edge will catch your eye.  This gift guide is for the artfully inspired in all of us!  Kelley and I are obsessed with quilling so Kristen’s precise creations really hit the mark!  Cross-stich pillows from Anthropologie reminded me of of the color in Rebecca’s newest sample and Jill’s bent tree – would love these in my sunroom! Carissa from JL Designs just launched her holiday collection.  These long lasting succulents adorned with a touch of lace […]